Welcome to South Gloucestershire and Stroud College
South Gloucestershire and Stroud College (SGS) is the new college formed by the merger between Stroud College and Filton College. These two successful colleges merged in February 2012, to give our students more choice, greater opportunities and a wider range of facilities from a single, larger college.
At SGS, we have three main campuses – Stroud, Filton and WISE – as well as many local community venues, and we welcome around 15,500 full-time and part-time students of all ages every year. We also have centres in the centre of Bristol, at the West of England Academy of Art and at the Bristol Zoo & Gardens.
As a merged college, we now offer an even wider range of vocational and academic courses, in an even greater range of subjects.
Even though we are a bigger college, we are committed to giving each and every one of our students the best possible education.
Why choose SGS?
Our campuses are based in state-of-the-art buildings in great locations – Filton and WISE are within easy reach of the centre of Bristol, while our Stroud campus is based in the beautiful five valleys, in the county of Gloucestershire.
We offer a vast range of courses in an even wider range of subjects – from business to sport, and from engineering to media – so whatever you want to study, there’s bound to be something for you.
What’s more, SGS has an excellent reputation for delivering work-based programmes, such as apprenticeships, higher apprenticeships and professional training, so if you’re after a practical course that’ll teach you the skills you need for your chosen career, you’ve come to the right place.
Our experienced and passionate staff work hard to help our students achieve their personal challenges and career goals. We’re proud of SGS, and committed to making the new college the best it can be. We are currently working hard to achieve ‘outstanding’ status in our first ever Ofsted inspection since the merger.
Atrong partnership withthe University of Gloucestershire means excellent opportunities for students who choose to go on to higher education.