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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 .

Published 6 months ago

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]

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