SGS College Receives Prestigious AoC Beacon Standard and Commended Status
SGS College received news today that the institution was awarded the AoC Beacon Standard in Widening Participation for the innovative In2Sport programme.
This prestigious standard names colleges that have gone above and beyond in a particular field with widening participation is at the forefront of SGS College.
The In2Sport programme started in October 2021 and has endeavored to provide sport education opportunities for individuals with experiences of the criminal justice system. The learners on the programme typically start the course shortly after release from prison, helping them to gain the qualifications needed to enter employment within the fitness industry.
Megan Knowelden, Learning Area Manager for Adult Education comments:
“We are extremely proud to have received recognition for our In2Sport programme. We are fortunate to work with learners that are striving to turn their lives around and make a difference within their community. These individuals are an example that it is never too late to learn or to lead a different life. We are proud to be education the next generation of personal trainers.”
Kyle Lawrence is just one example of this success. Kyle joined the first cohort of In2Sport students upon his release from HMP Bristol back in 2021.
Upon successful completion of year 1 of the programme whereby Kyle undertook a Level 1 Sport course and a Level 2 Gym Instructing course, Kyle gained full-time employment as a fitness instructor. In September 2022, Kyle returned to SGS College to progress and undertake a Level 3 Personal Training qualification. Kyle was also shortlisted for the AoC Adult Student of the Year awards 2022.
To find out more about the In2Sport programme please contact Megan Knowelden at [email protected]