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Food for Thought! SGS College Delivers to Your Doorstep

Study a maths course from the comfort of your own home and receive a weekly food parcel worth £25 with SGS College’s new Food for Thought course!

South Gloucestershire and Stroud College (SGS), have always been dedicated to providing outstanding teaching and learning to local communities and during the pandemic have continued to do so.

The College’s latest initiative is ‘Food for Thought’, a new programme which aims to deliver the educational resources to study a maths functional skill from the comfort and safety of home.

Whilst studying on this eight-week course, learners will be eligible for a weekly food parcel worth £25 delivered directly to the door containing a combination of cupboard-based products and key ingredients, with additional cleaning/hygiene products and other essential items.

Home studying offers flexibility and learners will be provided with comprehensive learning materials by a member of the SGS Home Study team. While the course is largely workbook-based, learners will need access to the internet to view online sessions which include guidance videos and feedback forms to help complete the course.

SGS College’s dedicated support team are on hand to help every step of the way and provide weekly additional learning support and careers advice where appropriate. To enrol on this course learners, need to be 19 or over and live within a 3-mile radius from the centre of Filton, Patchway, Severn Beach or Emerson's Green.

Mark Anthony Jones, Head of Academic Studies commented on the programme:

“Developing confidence and fluency in maths is really important and at SGS we recognise the value in supporting people to develop this essential life skill. The functional skills qualification is designed to enable you to develop a number of basic skills including number properties, factions, decimals, measurements and handling data. At the end of the course you should be much more confident in applying these skills to everyday scenarios. We will be providing regular support and guidance, so please don't panic if you are finding it difficult. These are challenging times for everyone and we look forward to supporting you to achieve your qualification.”

College Principal, Sara-Jane Watkins comments:

“We understand these are challenging times for many people. Our new Food for Thought initiative aims to support our communities whilst providing the opportunity to gain a recognised qualification.”

For further information and full terms and conditions visit SGS College website at www.sgscol.ac.uk or email the Food for Thought support team at [email protected]

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