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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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Discover | Functional Skills Qualification in English (Entry 3)

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We are excited to offer you the chance to join us on our Discover course and offer you a chance to meet new people, see new places, and gain a qualification.

Discover offers a FREE Maths or English course at our Stroud campus, alongside the choice between a fantastic day trip, to either Bletchley Park or Blenheim Palace, where will explore these fascinating places at your own leisure. Our free Discover course will see you not only explore an exciting location, but also gain a short qualification in either English or Maths the SGS Stroud Campus. Past learners have said this was the best part of the course, increasing their confidence and self-esteem, and the day trip was just the icing on top.


Blenheim Palace is a beautiful architectural baroque masterpiece.  The palace leaves visitors in awe of its long and diverse history. It is home to the 12th Duke of Marlborough and his family and was famously the birth place of Sir Winston Churchill. The palace is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Here you will explore the gilded State Rooms and priceless collections set against striking stonework, see one of the most extensive collections of portraits, furniture, sculptures and tapestries. A day where you will truly experience the beauty and magnificence of this Grade I listed building. You will also have full access to the flower show, featuring stands and entertainment. There is also a magnificent Grand Floral Pavilion, as well as incredible outdoor floral displays in ‘Floral Street’, talks and demonstrations from gardening experts, fabulous food and drink, homeware and crafts, plus live music throughout the weekend. Green-fingered enthusiasts can delight in plant shopping, marvel at incredible floral displays and receive expert tips and advice from plantsmen at the show.

Bletchley Park is located in Buckinghamshire and was Britain's main decryption establishment during World War Two. Codes and ciphers of several Axis countries were decrypted here including, most importantly, those generated by the German Enigma and Lorenz machines. Visit Hut 11a The Bombe breakthrough, an exhibition telling the story of the bombe machines. See some of the wartime objects on display include original blueprints and components, decrypted Nazi messages and the W.R.N.S visitors’ book signed by key figures in the Bletchley Park story.

Discover English - Blenheim Palace Flower Show
Tuesday 18th June to Thursday 20th June (9.30 – 3.30)
Trip to Blenheim Palace Flower Show on Friday 21st June
 
Discover Maths - Bletchley Park
Tuesday 9th July to Thursday 11th July (9.30 – 3.30)
Trip to Bletchley Park on Friday 12th July
 
Booking for these courses is essential as there are limited number of places on this free course.

"There is encouraging evidence that learning helps people stay healthier and happier for longer. Now more than ever we need to connect with others, explore new places and discover new interests." - Sarah Kopera (Head of Adult Community Learning)

For more information on Discover and it's two options please contact [email protected]

What do I need to join?

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.


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Additional Information

This course is for learners aged 60+ who want to visit some exciting new attractions, meet new people, and earn a recognised qualification at the same time. Held over four days, three days classroom based and on the forth day we take a trip to Blenheim Palace/Bletchley Park.

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Course information last updated: Friday 14th June 2024 @ 8.03am (2 days ago)

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If you have any issues applying online we also accept paper enrolments. You can download and print our 2023/2024 Enrolment Request Form. Alternatively, you can visit your local campus to collect a form. An enrolment form can also be sent to you by post, simply contact our Customer Experience team to arrange this.

If you have any questions, please contact our Customer Experience team on 08000567253, email [email protected] or write to Part-Time Enrolments, SGS College, Filton Avenue, Filton, Bristol, BS34 7AT.

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Course fees explained

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