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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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Explore Bristol - English | Functional Skills Qualification in English (Entry 2)

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Explore Bristol - An exciting and fantastic new course for adults over 50 in the Bristol area! SGS Explore is bought to you by the Leisure & Wellbeing team behind the award winning Refresh 2 Impress and Discover course. Designed exclusively for the over fifties and young at heart, concentrating on Bristol’s history, art and culture. Explore will give learners the opportunity to explore and discover exciting local places of interest such as the Arnolfini, MShed and learn more about Bristol and its history with a walking tour of the city included in the course. All this as well as developing learning through Maths & English for everyday life. Taking place in local venues in the Bristol area (Kingswood & Southmead) the 12-week course will be delivered 1 day per week at each venue. • The course also includes additional sessions such as how to keep safe online & using the internet for day to day living • Trying something new and cathartic such as Art through nature, Pottery & Bee bombs to support local wildlife, Wellbeing & Seated Yoga, Holistic therapy and positive mental health • Understanding our city’s history and enriching knowledge on our local communities and exploring the cultures that enrich the tapestry of Bristol On completion of the course, learners will receive a free tablet so they can continue to learn online and adapt in a world of technology. There will also be free refreshments and lunch provided at each session.

How will I learn?

There will be plenty of support throughout this course, with a dedicated Team leader supporting the group. The environment will be fun and interactive with help and guidance from the tutors and team leader. Feedback will be offered in each of the sessions.

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Entry Requirements

This course is FREE. Learners will take an initial assessment to ensure their are on the suitable qualification

What can I do next?

Learners can progress to the next level Maths qualification followed by an English functional skills qualification if desired. There are also many adult courses within the college.

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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. 

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    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.

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    Dates and Enrolment for this course

    Course information last updated: Tuesday 21st March 2023 @ 8.03am (23 hours ago)

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    Part-time 2022/2023

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    AvailabilityCourses start at various times throughout the year. If you can't see a suitable date, please contact our
    Customer experience team 0800 0567 253.

    6th Oct 2022 - 10th Feb 2023
    6th Oct 2022 - 10th Feb 2023
    The Park Centre- KingswoodThurs,
    10:00am - 3:00pm
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