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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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Food For Thought

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SGS College are dedicated to providing outstanding teaching and learning to our local communities, and with maths being a vital part of everyday life we are delighted to offer our Food For Thought programme.

During the 6-week course you will receive £25 Love2Shop vouchers every other week, with an additional £125 voucher once you have sat your functional skills exam with us. If instead you choose to attend the one-week face-to-face course, you will receive £200 of Love2Shop vouchers at the end of the week once you complete your exam. You will have lots of support and guidance from our maths team on either course. Our Matrix accredited careers team will also be on hand to support your next steps.

This course offers a fantastic opportunity to:

  • Help your family with maths homework
  • Learn skills to better manage your bills
  • Boost your confidence
  • Reduce your weekly food shopping expenses
  • Automatic progression onto a next level Math course should you wish to progress

To enrol, simply click the “Dates an Enrolments” button and apply today. We will then provide you with a short online assessment and information on when you will receive your first workbook.

Message from the Head of Academic Studies
Developing your confidence and fluency in maths is really important and at SGS we recognise the value in supporting people to develop this essential life skill. The functional skills qualification is designed to enable you to develop a number of basic skills including number properties, factions, decimals, measurements and handling data. At the end of the course you should be much more confident in applying these skills to everyday scenarios. We will be providing regular support and guidance, so please don't panic if you are finding it difficult. We look forward to supporting you to achieve your qualification. - Mark A Jones (Head of Academic Studies)

How will I learn?

Workbooks will be delivered directly to your door and our Food For Thought team on hand to answer any questions. The workbook provides you with 8 weeks’ worth of study material (based on 3 hours a week independent dedication to the course). In addition to workbooks, you will be provided with access to various short online support videos and assessments which will be fully accessible on your mobile phone or tablet.

Our dedicated support team are on hand to help you every step of the way and can provide you with weekly additional learning support where appropriate.

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Entry Requirements

You must be 19 or over to study this course and an initial assessment will take place to identify your interest in studying Maths, ensuring you are entered onto the appropriate course (Entry 1 or Entry 3).

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    Additional Information

    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.

    This course offers simpler and safer online enrolment requests, which means in a matter of minutes you can submit an enrolment request to us. However please be aware that upon submitting your enrolment form you are not guaranteed to be accepted. A number of our courses require assessments, qualification checks or simply a conversation with you before we can confirm your enrolment.

    Within 24 hours of enrolment submission you will receive an automated email notification with information on what happens next. Please add [email protected] to your safe sender list. Most email providers allow you to do this withing settings/options. For full instructions simply use your chosen search engine to find instructions on how to make emails as safe.

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    Course information last updated: Wednesday 30th November 2022 @ 8.02am (22 hours ago)

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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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