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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 .

Learning Support

Learning Support

Learning Support

Our dedicated and experienced Learning Support Team works across all of our campuses to provide tailored support to students who need it on all courses and levels.

The team aim to:

  • Provide specialist support for students who have a specific learning difficulty e.g. dyslexia, dyspraxia, autism (ASD).
  • Target provision to assist students with numeracy and literacy requirements.
  • Arrange curriculum and communication support for students with sensory impairments.
  • Provide access to assistive IT equipment.
  • Make special examination arrangements.
  • Support tutors in adapting learning materials.
  • Provide support for short-term injuries.
  • Provide support to students with mobility and or personal care needs.
  • Provide additional in-class and specialist support.

In order to access support, we need to speak to you, carry out an assessment of your needs and check eligibility if required.

If you have a specific learning difficulty or disability which may present you with barriers to your learning, you should discuss this with us before you start your course.

Contact The Team

Please contact a member of the team using the details below.

Additional Learning Support:

[email protected]

Do you have an EHCP?

SGS College wishes to ensure that it complies with The Equality Act 2010. If you are a person with an Education Health and Care Plan (EHCP), please ensure that we know what you need before you start at college so that we can make all reasonable adjustments to help you succeed. You will need to request the Local Authority issue a consult to the college before we can consider your application.

If you do not have an EHCP, but consider yourself to have a physical or learning disability that may be a barrier to succeeding at college, please contact us for more information.

Wellbeing and Safeguarding

Bristol Campuses:

[email protected]

Stroud Campus:

[email protected]

Do you feel you may need support with Social, Emotional & Mental Health (SEMH)?

If you do not have an EHCP and want information regarding support available for mental health and/or safeguarding concerns, view Wellbeing Support.

English & Maths Extra:

[email protected] [email protected]

Do you have a specific learning difficulty or need some extra support with English or maths?

We can discuss providing some additional 1:1 or small group academic support.

Do you have exam access arrangements in place or feel you may require them?

We can discuss providing some additional 1:1 or small group academic support.

Higher Education (University) Support:

[email protected]

Are you applying for a university level course at college?

If you are a higher education student and have a learning difficulty, sensory impairment or a physical disability, view Degree and University Courses: Student Support and Guidance

Pre-16 Provision:

Will you be aged 14 or 15 when you start college?


Email the team directly (as above), or fill out this enquiry form.

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