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Covid Update

On Tuesday 29 March, the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Sajid Javid, set out the next steps for living with COVID-19 in England from Friday 1 April.

Updated guidance advises:

  • Adults with the symptoms of a respiratory infection, and who have a high temperature or feel unwell, should try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people until they feel well enough to resume normal activities and no longer have a high temperature.
  • Children and young people who are unwell and have a high temperature should stay at home and avoid contact with other people. They can return to college when they no longer have a high temperature, and are well enough to attend.
  • Adults with a positive COVID-19 test result should try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people for 5 days, which is when they are most infectious. For children and young people aged 18 and under, the advice is 3 days.

For education and childcare settings from Friday 1 April:

  • Regular asymptomatic testing is no longer recommended in any education or childcare setting, including in SEND, alternative provision and children’s social care settings. Therefore, we will no longer be able to order test kits .


Campuses and FacilitiesSGS Horizon Campus

Located within a mile of the SGS Filton Campus and dedicated to the delivery of construction-based training, SGS Horizon is a direct response to the needs of the construction sector in Bristol and South Gloucestershire, including the growing demand for workers to fill skills shortages, the buoyant housing market and the interest in renewable energies and sustainable development. SGS Horizon will provide learners and employers with the flexible apprenticeship delivery they need to develop their organisations.

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Funded by the West of England Combined Authority through the Investment Fund, administered by the West of England Combined Authority.

Unit E & F Horizon, 38 Taurus Road, Filton Bristol, BS34 6FB

  • Monday 08:30-16:30
  • Tuesday 08:30-16:30
  • Wednesday 08:30-16:30
  • Thursday 08:30-16:30
  • Friday 08:30-16:30
  • Saturday - Closed
  • Sunday - Closed

Facilities at FiltonApprenticeships currently delivered at HorizonSGS Horizon features purpose-built workshops, an IT suite and a Learning Area Zone, maximising the College’s ability to provide a streamlined approach to skills and knowledge development. SGS Horizon is in an ideal location to ensure that apprentices will benefit from the open plan delivery space and the dedicated focus on their sector whilst having access to the wider college’s learning resource centre and student support functions at our Filton Campus.

  • Bricklayer
  • Carpentry and Joinery
  • Plasterer
  • Wall and Floor Tiler
  • Painter and Decorator
  • Property Maintenance Operative
  • Installation Electrician and Maintenance Electrician
  • Plumbing and Domestic Heating Technician
  • Gas Engineer

SGS offers a wide range of apprenticeships covering most employment sectors.

We have very strong retention and overall achievement rates, ahead of national averages. Our employers are supported with a dedicated account manager to steer them through every step of the apprenticeship journey.

"Recruiting over 600 new apprentices every year"

Learners are supported with their training assessor to ensure they have every opportunity to thrive, achieve and progress to the next level. We have flexible delivery models, including programmes at Filton, Stroud and central Bristol. We also offer workplace delivery for some apprenticeship programmes.

We support over...



We support over 1000 employers a year with their apprenticeship programme, recruiting over 600 new apprentices every year.

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