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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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Pre-Access Level 2

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The Pre-Access Level 2 Extended Certificate is tailored for adult learners aspiring to advance to a university course who currently lack the necessary GCSEs for an Access to Higher Education diploma.

This course provides learners with the chance to acquire essential skills and qualifications required for progression to any of our Access to HE courses. It includes core modules in biology, sociology, psychology, and study skills, along with GCSEs in English and maths.

Throughout the course, a variety of tasks are undertaken to ensure learners develop both academic and study skills. The program is designed to help applicants establish a robust learning foundation within a welcoming and supportive environment. Our aim is not only for you to enhance your subject knowledge and academic skills but also to foster new relationships, confidence, and self-esteem. The course is delivered on-site, typically spanning two full study days.

How will I know how I am doing?

You will undergo assessments through coursework assignments and the compilation of a portfolio of evidence. Your work will involve completing units in psychology, sociology, biology, and study skills. Additionally, GCSE exams in English and/or Maths will take place in the summer.

What do I need to join?

No formal qualifications are needed to enrol in the Pre-Access course. However, during interviews and assessments, you should be able to demonstrate your ability to operate at Level 1. Applicants must be at least 19 years old by the course start date. We understand that many may feel apprehensive about returning to education, but rest assured, you will receive support at every stage of the program. If you're a mature student aiming to kickstart a new career, this course is an excellent fit for you. Take your initial steps toward your new career while gaining valuable experience, knowledge, and skills.

What can I do next?

Upon successfully completing your Pre-Access Extended Certificate and attaining minimum grade 4s in your maths and English GCSEs, numerous opportunities for Level 3 study at SGS become available. The majority of our applicants aim to advance to one of our Access to HE Diplomas. Certain pathways may necessitate vocational experience in addition to academic qualifications, and these requirements will be discussed during the Pre-Access course. It's important to be aware that certain Access courses may mandate passing additional tests, such as GCSE sciences for the Access to Science, Access to Engineering, and Access to Medicine Diplomas.

Additional Information

Course Location: This course is situated at our Filton campus.

Department contact: For additional details about this course, please reach out to us at [email protected].

Course Fees: Please be aware that some courses have fees that are payable on enrolment. 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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Course fees explained

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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