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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 .


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MMS - Student Financial Support Schemes

Financial Support

Payment options, support schemes and guidance for those studying on a
Further Education course, (FE)

*If you are studying a HE, (Higher Education) course, the HE team will be able to discuss potential funding options with you. Please note, ‘Access to HE’ courses are FE courses.

About Our Schemes

The information on this page is only intended as a guide to the financial support available and schemes and guidelines can be updated throughout the year. If you have any questions after viewing the site, email the MMS team on [email protected] with your query. All information provided will be treated in line with the GDPR rules and regulations.

Considering Your Financial Support Options?

Are you aware of the costs involved in studying an FE course? As well as potential course tuition fee, you may also need to find money for travel costs, childcare, to buy materials/equipment, or to purchase food whilst you are at college. Finance, the Reception team (CET), or a member of your department should be able to advise you further on the course costs. Once you are enrolled you will find these details in your joining instructions. Please be aware that all fees are due no later than the first day of your course.

You can find out about the financial support schemes that are available to you in the section below entitled, ‘What Funding Support Options are Available’. If you would like to pay your fees directly, or are interested in setting up a Flexible payment plan then click on the links in the section below.

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Direct Payments &
Flexible Payment Plans

Make a payment online by debit or credit card via the College’s Payment Portal or set up a plan to pay in installments

Apply for Financial Support

Sign up to our Financial Management System PayMyStudent and complete the application questionnaire

Residency Support Schemes

Please note that SGS do not currently deal directly with Residency Support Schemes. Information regarding support that may be available to you can be found on the Gov.uk website

Bursary Appeal Information

If you have applied for one our internal bursary schemes and wish to appeal the decision of that application, then please do so by emailing [email protected] providing your full student number, your contact details and the reason why you wish to appeal.

Appeals for the academic year 20/21 must be in before June 2021 and appeals for the academic year 21/22 must be in before June 2022.

Advice Agencies and Debt Charities

There are a number of agencies, charities and other types of financial support website that can offer information, advice and guidance on a number of ways to budget and assist with debt. It is always worth checking with the MMS Team to see what internal or external schemes SGS can help with.

MMS Team
Contact Information

Please note: We cannot guarantee that we will be able to answer the phone and as such email is our primary means of contact.



MMS Manager


MMS Team Leader


MMS Guidance Officer

 Filton, Filton Ave, Filton, Bristol BS34 7AT
[email protected]
0117 909 2381



MMS Funding Officer

 Stroud, Stratford Rd, Stroud GL5 4AH
[email protected]
01453 761185

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