South Gloucestershire and Stroud College.
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  • HND Production Art

    HND Production Art

  • Aromatherapy and Reflexology

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  • Yoga for Beginners

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  • HND Public Services (Uniformed Protective Services)

    The course has been designed to offer students the opportunity to develop relevant knowledge and skills to enable them to pursue a career or graduate studies in Public Services and Public Sector Management Studies.

  • Level 1 Award & Diploma in Art & Design

    This 1 year course is aimed at students who have an interest in the world of the Creative Arts.

  • Level 1 Creative Media Production

    This 1 year course offers a broad introduction to the media industry and develops the personal skills and attributes that students need in order to achieve their full potential at level 1.

  • Level 1 Performing Arts

    This 1 year course is aimed at students who have an interest in the world of Performing Arts.

  • Level 1 Sport

    Our Level 1 Sport programme is designed to introduce learners to the world of sport and leisure, whilst developing fundamental learning and social skills The vocational aspects of this programme allow learners to acquire a deeper understanding of their chosen specialism and progression onto one of our level 2 programmes.

  • Level 2 Award & Diploma in Art & Design

    If you want to learn how to produce exciting artwork with 2D and 3D materials, taught by practising professional artists, then this is the course to join. This 1 year project-based course encourages independence and builds confidence in those who prefer a practical approach to study. This course culminates in the final major project during the summer term where you will have a greater degree of autonomy.

  • Level 2 Creative Media Production

    This is a 1 year course which will develop and build on your skills and creativity. It will extend your knowledge of media by developing your research, design and production skills.

  • Level 2 Diploma in Performing & Production Arts

    This is a 1 year course which will develop your performance skills and understanding of the performing arts industry.

  • Level 2 Sport Coaching

    This in depth programme will give learners the expertise required to start a career in the sport industry and has a particular focus on sports coaching. Through training sessions, coaching masterclasses, theory session, trips and a minimum of 30 hours work experience, learners will gain the knowledge required to plan, deliver and evaluate sports coaching sessions and programmes.

  • Level 2 Technical in Sport and Activity Leaders

    This programme enables learners to combine leadership skills with a passion for sport and the outdoors. With theory-based units as well as practical activities, trips and a minimum of 30 hours of work experience, learners will be perfectly placed to pursue a career in leading sport and activity sessions. This course has been developed in consultation with employers to maximise employment opportunities.

  • Level 2 Uniformed Services

    This Level 2 (GCSE equivalent) qualification is designed to provide learners with the skills, confidence and knowledge required for a career in the public services sector. Employment in uniformed services, the public sector or private companies are all potential progression options from this Level 2 provision, as is the Level 3 (A level equivalent) Uniformed Services qualification at SGS.

  • NCFE Level 2 Fitness Instructor

    Course outline: The qualification is aimed to provide learners with the fundamentals to make their first steps into the fitness industry. This includes understanding health and safety in a fitness environment, customer service, anatomy and physiology, personal training programmes and sessions, and nutrition. Level/qualification: Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing; gym based

  • Access to Higher Education - Sports Science Pathway

    This course is designed for adults returning to education who want to gain access to university level education in a range of Sport and Sport Science disciplines.

  • Access to Higher Education Art & Design Pathway

    This is a course aimed at adults who wish to progress to full-time or part-time Higher Education courses in Art & Design (including modular courses incorporating Art & Design within a university or art college), but who do not necessarily possess the regular A Level qualifications required for entry on to these courses. The course is for those of you with some existing skills and experience. It is an opportunity to expand your creative skills and prepare a portfolio of work for submission for entry to a Higher Education course.

  • Foundation Diploma in Art & Design

    The Foundation Diploma in Art and Design is one of the best qualifications for those pursuing a career in the creative industries. It is a diagnostic course designed to enable you to choose which Art or Design discipline you wish to specialise in.

  • Level 3 Extended Certificate/Diploma Sport

    The BTEC Level 3 Diploma Sport (Top-up) course is equivalent to 2 A Levels designed to give learners the skills, knowledge and experience needed to improve physiologically and psychologically and offer a potential route to further study at Higher Education level. Learners will study an NCFE related fitness qualification to build on their knowledge from the Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in addition to their BTEC modules.

  • Level 3 Diploma/Extended Acting

    This is a 2 year course which will focus on the variety of skills needed to become a professional actor.

  • Level 3 Diploma/Extended Diploma in Sports Journalism (Creative Media)

    This level 3 study programme introduces you to the world of sports journalism, a set of disciplines within the media industry that has greatly expanded in recent years, leading to a huge increase in outlets for writing and talking about sport. This course will see you acting as a sports correspondent within our renowned sports academy set-up, producing media for all platforms, from television, to radio, print and the internet. You’ll be able to commentate on games, interview emerging sports stars, take press photographs and create material for the internet.

  • Level 3 Diploma/Extended Fashion & Textiles

    Found yourself flicking to the fashion pages of magazines to check out the latest trends? Can you put together trendsetting outfits at the click of a finger? Do you have to feel every garment in a shop to find out the texture of the fabric, or wonder “how did they make that?” Then a course in fashion and textiles could truly be for you!

  • Level 3 Diploma/Extended Graphics and Illustration

    Graphics and Illustration is all around us, explaining, decorating and imposing meaning on the world we live in! From children’s books to magazine layouts, this course will introduce you to the expansive world of graphics and illustration and give you the op- portunity to experiment and explore a wide range of contemporary and traditional graphic processes, combined with other varied, important and relevant art and design skills.

  • Level 3 Diploma/Extended in Art & Design

    We are looking for students who enjoy responding creatively to the world around them. If you come to college with the desire to learn, we can show you how to develop your ideas and express them profession- ally through a range of disciplines. A supportive team of experts will help you build confidence in both your creative and communication skills. This is the course for you if you are interested in developing practical, professional and employability skills within art and design.

  • Level 3 Diploma/Extended In Dance

    This 2 year course offers opportunities for students to explore the practical and academic study of key areas of Dance.

  • Level 3 Diploma/Extended in Photography

    SGS is one of the few colleges in the region to have both an extremely well-equipped darkroom, advanced digital facilities and a professional photographic studio. We also have highly-skilled, passionate and prac- ticing photographers who will guide you in your practical work and studies enabling you to prepare a strong portfolio of work.

  • Level 3 Diploma/Extended Musical Theatre

    This is a 2 year course which develops your Musical Theatre skills in Singing, Dancing and Acting and provides opportunities to perform in a variety of productions.

  • Level 3 Diploma/Extended Production Arts (Technical Theatre)

    This is a 2 year vocational course aimed at developing your technical theatre skills in lighting, sound, audio visual, scenic construction and stage management in our state of the art theatre and studio space.

  • Level 3 Extended Diploma in Creative Media Production and Technology

    This is a two year vocational course focused on developing a range of media skills, as well as your knowledge and understanding of the UK film and TV industry, in preparation for pursuing a career within the field of moving image.

  • Level 3 Foundation Diploma/Extended Diploma in Sport and Exercise Sciences

    This is a full-time 2 year course for students wanting to progress into a sports related career or into Higher Education. This course is designed to reflect both practical and theoretical aspects of sports across a range of disciplines and contains a higher scientific content than the Performance and Excellence pathway.

  • Level 3 Protective Services

    This A-level equivalent qualification is designed to supply learners with the necessary skills and knowledge required to progress into higher education.

  • NCFE Level 3 Personal Trainer

    The course is delivered Monday to Friday (9am-4pm daily) It is an ideal qualification for those wishing to develop the skills learned on the L2 Gym Instructor and who are looking to pursue a career as a Personal Trainer.

  • Sporting Excellence (AASE) Apprenticeship - Advanced

    This course has been designed to meet the needs of young people (aged 16-18) who have the realistic potential to achieve excellence in their sport and are seeking to perform at the highest level as their main career goal. The AASE scheme provides a structured training and development route for talented young athletes, many of whom may go on to represent their country on the Olympic stage or gain professional contracts. The course is run in conjunction with national governing bodies of sport. The current range of sports available can be found on the College website or email

  • FdA Media Production *

    FdA Media Production

  • FdSc Computer Games Design and Development

    FdSc Computer Games Design and Development * (subject to validation)

  • FdSc Physical Education and Fitness

    FdSc Physical Education and Fitness

  • Foundation Degree in Dance (FdA)

    We are offering a unique course delivering the HND in an intensive 2 year programme. This course offers opportunities for students to gain a practical and academic understanding of the key areas of Dance.

  • Foundation Degree in Drama and Performance

    With a strong emphasis on devised and original work, this dynamic course offers you the opportunity to explore your potential as a theatre maker. The course is delivered at the South West Academy of Dramatic Arts which has excellent facilities, including the 250 seat Olympus Theatre, the Loft Studio Theatre, four dance studios, acting studios and technical workshops.

  • Foundation Degree in Musical Theatre

    This exciting two year Foundation Degree will develop your ‘triple threat’ through acting, singing and dance (jazz, tap, ballet) technique workshops closely linked to Musical Theatre performance projects. The course is delivered at the South West Academy of Dramatic Arts which has excellent facilities including the 250 seat Olympus Theatre, the Loft Studio Theatre, 4 dance studios, acting studios and technical workshops.

  • Foundation Science Degree Sports Coaching and Performance

    Foundation Science Degree Football Coaching and Performance