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Principal's Statement

SGS College reopened its main campuses to some first year students from 17th June and has also been supporting small groups of learners in Electrical, Plumbing, Engineering, Hair and Beauty to complete their qualifications. All returning students have been supported to return in an environment that enables social distancing.

We have also welcomed into the College, on a one to one basis, new applicants who due to the lockdown have missed out on a formal interview this year so that they have had the opportunity to meet their tutor and to discuss their chosen course for this coming September. All applicants have been provided with an online enrolment link as well as access to our summer bridging course 'Prepared' to help with the transition into college. If you have yet to receive your link to the online enrolment and the 'Prepared' work, please email [email protected]

We are currently working hard to plan for the new academic year based on the Government's guidance issued on 2nd July.

It is our aim that all full-time learners will have a full, quality education programme. Our induction week commences 7th September and all full-time 16-18 year old learners will have one full day on campus that week. Course delivery commences 14th September and learners will receive at least 3 days of learning per week. During September, and whilst we ensure we are happy with all of our social distancing measures, learners will receive 5 hours per week on campus and 10 hours of digital delivery. It is our hope that from October learners will then receive 10 hours delivery on site per week, supported by 5 hours of digital delivery.

Learners with Educational Health Care Plans (EHCPs) will be supported to have a greater number of days on campus.

We are also hoping to restart our adult evening training, degree level programmes and apprenticeships from September and we will update this page and our social media sites as soon as we can confirm plans.

We will be open for late enrolment and 1:1 advice and guidance sessions from Thursday 20th August - Friday 18th September and you can book into a slot online via our website or email [email protected] for more information.

Our priority is the safety and well-being of our staff and learners and we will do all we can to ensure that learners continue to achieve an outstanding educational learning experience in line with social distancing measures.

Please read more below about how SGS is going the distance to keep your education 'ProtectED'.

Take care and stay safe and have a great summer.

SGS Gauarented

'SGS GuaranteED' - a place for every school leaver

If you choose to study at SGS, we guarantee you a place in September.

For late applicants, SGS are running pre-booked information, advice and guidance sessions from Thursday 20 August (GSCE Results Day) until Friday 18 September to help you make the right choice.

To book a place, please visit www.sgscol.ac.uk/lateapplicants

SGS Fully Prepared

'SGS Fully PreparED' - prepared and ready for College success

To make sure you are fully prepared to study a full-time course at SGS this September, we have produced a set of course related work for you to complete over the summer to help you successfully transition onto your course.

You may have been sent details of how to access the work when you have applied, but more details can be viewed at www.sgscol.ac.uk/fullyprepared Please email [email protected] if you have not yet received your PreparED link.

Enrolment Flexibility - you can enrol online or onsite, whatever works best for you

If you apply to SGS College you will receive details of how to enrol online or onsite, whichever you are most comfortable with. Please email [email protected] if you have not yet received your enrolment link.

SGS Protected

'SGS ProtectED' - you will be safe if you attend college

As SGS reopened in June we have had the opportunity to successfully implement and trial a robust approach to onsite health, safety, well-being and hygiene plans to ensure you are safe when onsite. This will continue when learners return from September.

Details of what will be in place are below:

  • Every classroom, workshop, library and social area will be set-up to ensure you can study and socialise safely to reduce Covid-19 spreading.
  • We will have extra cleaning, extra hand-washing facilities, and extra staff on hand to make sure everyone sticks to the rules.
  • Clear safety signage will be in place across all campuses.
  • Start and finish times will vary for different classes to support safe access to public transport to and from college.
  • We will have far fewer learners on our campuses on a day to day basis to ensure social distancing can be managed effectively.
  • Departments will operate as dedicated zones and learners per day will be viewed as a 'bubble' to limit contact with others onsite.

SGS College's approach to learning for the first half-term

  • It is our aim that all full-time learners will have a full, quality education programme. Our induction week commences 7th September and all learners will have one full induction day on campus that week. Course delivery commences 14th September and learners will receive at least 3 days of learning per week. During September, and whilst we ensure we are happy with all of our social distancing measures, learners will receive 5 hours per week on campus and 10 hours of digital delivery. It is our hope that from October learners will then receive 10 hours delivery on site per week, supported by 5 hours of digital delivery.
  • IT equipment and internet access can be requested and will be accessed on a case by case basis, but we will do everything we can to ensure you can learn remotely.
  • When you study from home, you'll still feel part of the SGS community. You'll have regular contact with your teachers to monitor progress and help you engage with this type of learning.
  • We are committed to ensuring you have a safe and positive experience as an SGS learner so when in college, you'll still be able to meet friends within your bubble and have a good social experience, as well as a structured learning experience. Most importantly, you'll still be able to get the qualifications to help you progress in the future.
  • We are also hoping to restart our adult evening training, degree level programmes and apprenticeships from September and we will update this page and our social media sites as soon as we can confirm plans.

Travel to College

SGS is working closely with local authorities and local Government to ensure that there is enough transport to support learners getting to College in September. However, current capacities are greatly reduced on buses and trains hence the reason we wish to increase the number of days a learner is on site once the public transport capacities increase. Please ensure you check what services are running and plan ahead to manage your journey into College. Additionally, please ensure you have a face mask, as these are compulsory in order to travel on public transport. Bins for used face masks will be available on entry to the College, along with hand sanitising facilities.

Important - Guidance That Must Be Followed To Ensure You Are Safe Onsite

Please note the conditions outlined below. These are for your safety and that of others on campus, you MUST make yourself familiar with these and follow them while you are on campus.

These are for your safety and that of others on campus, you MUST make yourself familiar with these and follow them while you are on campus.

  • Do not attend the campus if you have any Covid-19 symptoms (e.g. raised temperature, fever, sore throat, loss of taste, loss of smell etc.)
  • Ensure that you sanitise your hands, as directed, when you arrive at campus, regularly during your time on campus and following the use of toilet and other onsite facilities.
  • Remind yourself of the strict social distancing, put in place to reduce the transmission rate of Coronavirus. From June 1st, the Government's guidance on staying alert and safe means that you must continue to maintain a safe social distance from others which includes staying at least two metres apart from anyone outside of your household.

If you wish to wear a face covering while inside or if you are in an enclosed space then you are welcome to do so. If you do choose to wear a face covering you may be asked to remove it, at a safe distance, to confirm your identify.

For the safety of all, anyone found on College grounds not adhering to social distancing measures or failing to follow reasonable instructions will be asked to leave the site immediately.

Please observe all social distancing and infection control measures, which will be clearly signposted when you arrive. Stay alert for everyone's safety and well-being.

  • All parking management and enforcement is currently suspended so there is no need to register your vehicle or buy a parking ticket on arrival.
  • You will be met on arrival in the car park area by a member of staff, directed accordingly and registered. Parents are respectfully requested to either drop-off and collect or wait in the car park, unless there are any extenuating circumstances - these will need to be raised prior to attending the campus by emailing your requirements to [email protected] so we can plan for this. Please also use this email address if you have support needs that will need catering for on the day.
  • You will only be allowed to remain on site for your allotted time slot and you will need to leave the campus immediately after your session has been completed - you cannot currently stay on site to socialise.
  • There will be no food and drink available onsite.
  • Smoking is currently banned across the whole campus, which includes the car park.
  • If any of the above guidance isn't followed you will respectfully be asked to leave the campus immediately.

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