South Gloucestershire and Stroud College.
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SGS Stroud

Frequently Asked Questions

Full Time FAQ's

Can we apply for more than one trade?

Yes you will be invited to a factor day for each trade you apply for.

Do we have to pay any costs?

Yes Material Fees if you need help with this you can apply for bursary.

If I do not get my predicted grades will I lose my place?

No you will be offered another level with upgrades on your GCSE’s or functional skills in maths and English.

If I had support at school will this be available at college? 

Yes as long as we are aware of the support that you will need.

Can I get help with travel expenses?

Yes you can apply for a bursary through our learner services. 

Part Time FAQ's

If I wanted to enrol on to a Unvented Hot Water Systems Course, is there any joining requirements?

Yes there are you would need to have gained a Level 2 in Plumbing and Heating and be working towards a level 3 qualification in Plumbing & Heating

Will we need to wear safety boots if we are only doing a 6 week DIY Taster Course?

Yes you will need to bring safety boots to be able to work in the workshops

Can I pay for my course in monthly instalments?

You can pay for your course in monthly instalments as long as your course is over 8 weeks long and that the last instalment is taken before the last day of the course

If I do the DIY Taster courses do I receive a certificate?

Yes you will receive an achievement certificate

Can I start a course before I have paid for it?

The only way this would be possible is if you have set up a payment plan

Will the Job Centre allow me to do a course whilst on JSA?

Yes as long as it is classed as a Part time course and is under 16 hours per week

Do I need to wear my lanyard whilst in the workshops?

No as long as you have it on your person and put it on as soon as you go outside the workshops, this is ok.