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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 .

Understanding Fees

Understanding Fees

Full-Time Fees

Depending on your age and course, fees may be payable as South Gloucestershire and Stroud College is a fee-paying college.

Fees are charged to cover the cost of various elements including tuition, materials, and exams. It is important to note that even though further education may be free for you (depending on your age) you may still be charged for materials used for your course. This includes learners that have an Education, Health and Care Plan.

Fees for the second year of a course can be higher than the first year so it is important to check this in advance.

Your course choice and circumstances may mean your fees could be waived or reduced - this will be assessed before a decision is made.

We also have a number of financial support options, which could waive or reduce fee costs. For information on financial support options visit our Money Management Service page.

The below chart provides an example of fee charges.

More information on this academic year's fee charges will be provided when you enrol and within your joining instructions. You can also request additional information on fees by emailing [email protected].

16-18 Learner 19+ Learner
Example Course Fee Amount Fee Type Fee Amount Fee Type
CG Technical Certificate in Plumbing Level 2 £0 N/A £1,187 Tution and Exam
VTCT NVQ Diploma in Hairdressing L3 £0 N/A £3,345 Tution and Exam
AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting L3 £0 N/A £0 N/A
Access To Higher Education Health and Social Care Pathway £0 N/A £3,384 Tution and Exam
UAL Foundation Diploma in Art and Design L3 £160 Materials £5,421.00 Materials, Tution and Exam
AAT Foundation Certificate in Bookkeeping L2 £0 N/A £450 Tution and Exam
CIPS L4 Commercial Contracting £75 Materials £735 Material, Tution and Exam
GCSE Maths £0 N/A £0 N/A
Level 3 Health and Social Care £0 N/A £4,670 Tution and Exam
CG Technical Certificate in Painting and Decorating L2 £0 N/A £1,118.50 Tution and Exam
Preparation for Work and Life £0 N/A £0 N/A

How to Pay

Invoices are generated and sent to a learner or their parent/guardian (depending on age and circumstances) once they have joined one of our exciting courses.

Payment must be made via our Payment Portal, which provides a simple and convenient way of paying outstanding fees.

Learners are made aware of fees attached to the course via the website, prospectus, open days, and interviews.