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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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The Pre-Access Level 2 Extended Certificate is the ideal course for adult learners who want to progress to a university course, but do not currently hold the necessary GCSEs to undertake an Access to Higher Education diploma. The course gives learners the opportunity to build the essential skills and qualifications needed to progress to any of our Access to HE courses. The course comprises core modules in biology, sociology, psychology and study skills, as well and GCSEs in English & maths.

The range of work undertaken throughout the course ensures learners develop both academic and study skills and is designed to help applicants build a solid learning foundation in a welcoming and supportive environment. We want you to develop your subject knowledge and academic skills, but also to build new relationships, confidence and self-esteem. This course is delivered on site, normally across two full study days.

This course is based at our Filton campus, located in South Gloucestershire which is easily accessible from the city of Bristol by train (Bristol Parkway / Bristol Abbey Wood) and bus.

How will I know how I am doing?

Assessments will be through coursework assignments and a portfolio of evidence. You will complete units of work in psychology, sociology, biology and study skills. GCSE exams will be taken in English and/or Maths.

What do I need to join?

There are no formal qualifications required to join the Pre-Access course however through interview and assessments you should be able to demonstrate you are able to operate at Level 1. Applicants must be at least 19 years of age by the course start date. We appreciate that many will be nervous about returning to education, but rest assured you will be supported at every stage of the programme. If you are a mature student who is looking to start a new career, then this course is perfect for you. Take your first steps towards your new career whilst gaining valuable experience, knowledge and skills.

What can I do next?

Successful completion of your Pre-Access Extended Certificate and achieving minimum grade 4s in your maths and English GCSEs offers many progression opportunities for Level 3 study at SGS. Most of our applicants hope to progress to one of our Access to HE Diplomas. Some of these pathways require vocational experience alongside academic qualifications, and these will be discussed with you as part of the Pre-Access course. Please note that some Access courses require you to pass additional tests such as GCSE sciences for the Access to Science, Access to Engineering & Access to Medicine Diplomas.

What are my career options?

The Pre-Access Extended Certificate opens the door to numerous academic and career pathways for adult learners. Most former SGS Pre-Access and Access students have gone on to complete their degrees at university and, now that they are fully qualified, are working in vocations such as nursing, midwifery, teaching and many other fantastic career paths.

Additional Information

This course is based at our Filton campus, located in South Gloucestershire which is easily accessible from the city of Bristol by train (Bristol Parkway / Bristol Abbey Wood) and bus.

For more information about this course please email [email protected].

Please be aware that some courses have fees that are payable on enrolment. More information on if this course has a fee can be found in the Availability section below.  

If you require financial support including payment plans, bursaries and advanced learner loans please visit the Money Management Service section of the website.

For more information on fees please view our Fees, Charges and Refunds Policy and our Applications, Admissions and Enrolment Policy and Procedures.

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The course fee can usually be broken down to three components which are Materials (resources required to study the course, for example stationery, books and other equipment), Tuition (teaching, classroom etc) and Exams. Depending on age, financial circumstances and a number of other factors you could be asked to pay the full fee or just elements of it. Usually Learners under 19s studying Full-Time courses have just Material fee costs to pay, over 19s on Full-Time or Part-Time courses usually have materials, exams and tuition fees to pay. Find out more about Understanding Fees

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