Welcome to our new Part-time Course guide for September 2018
Every year, we welcome thousands of learners looking for a new challenge.
Whatever your reason for coming to College - to take up a new leisure activity, boost your career with professional qualifications, improve your skills or to try something completely different - we have the right course for you.
Our courses are designed to appeal to all interest, ages and ability and we are delighted that so many of our students come back for more.
We have plenty of open days and evenings, as well as general advice and guidance sessions throughout the year - check out the dates and venues here.
Please contact our Customer Experience Team to book your place, as spaces are limited on 0800 0567253.
The College reserves the right to cancel the course if the required student numbers have not been met.
Life at SGS College
Step into the world of SGS College. Take a whirlwind tour of the College and experience the excitement and motivation that is the foundation of our inspiring community. Or take a look yourself by attending one of our open events?
Get yourself ready for the world of work!
The Employability Department of SGS College are here to help you succeed within the workplace. Our short courses are specifically designed to help you boost your confidence, develop your skills and gain extra qualifications to make you more desirable to any employer.
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Seated Yoga - GL11
Seated Yoga - These classes, seated on chairs,
are designed for people who may find traditional
yoga classes unsuitable because of impaired
mobility, or those who simply enjoy a gentle,
meditative class. You will be encouraged to take
the movements and intensity at your own pace,
adapting where needed.
Mindfulness Meditation - GL11
Mindfulness Meditation - This course is
designed to help relieve stress and anxiety.
You will be guided through meditation where
there is a focus on the sensations of breathing
and mentally scanning your body to bring
awareness to each area.
Art on Prescription
Our weekly 'Art on Prescription' classes are for adults with mental or physical health issues. If you would like to join, ask you GP or health support organisation to get in touch with us at: email@example.com or contact 0800 0567 253.
We offer the following courses:
Art on Prescription
Pottery on Prescription
Creative Textiles on Prescription
Altered Books on Prescription
Stained Glass on Prescription
Expressive Writing on Prescription
We offer courses on campus at Stroud, but also at some local community venues.
You can try a first session to see if you would like to enrol and can bring a support worker with you if that helps.
Courses are mostly roll-on/roll-off. New starts are welcome anytime.
GCSE Maths, English and Science
GCSEs in English, Maths and Science can be undertaken as separate subjects on a part-time basis (daytime and evening classes available). You can study with like-minded individuals in a supportive environment, where our tutors will strive to help you reach your potential.
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To discuss the GCSE courses please contact the Customer Experience Team at Stroud on 01453 763424 or Filton on 0117 931 2121.
Apprenticeships are a great way to learn valuable new skills, gain nationally recognised qualifications and take you to the next level in your career.
Apprenticeships enable businesses to have the right people, with the right skills, at the right time. Apprenticeships can take between one and four years to complete depending on the level of apprenticeship, the apprentices' ability and the industry sector.
Learn more about Apprenticeships
Work Based Learning (Work placements)
Do you currently work in the Care or Early Years sector? Are you looking for training to validate your ability to help you progress in your career pathways?
Learn more about Work Based Learning
If so SGS College could have the course for you. For advice on any of the courses available or any other sector related training enquiries please contact Karen Ashley on 01453 761107 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Online Distance Learning
The work based Care and Early Years team are pleased to announce the return of our hugely successful Distance Learning Courses. You will be given a course work pack, contact with an experienced assessor and an online resource to submit your answers. For more information please contact Karen Ashley on 01453 761107 or email email@example.com
Subject currently available are:
Lean Organisational Management Techniques
Awareness of Mental Health Problems
Equality & Diversity
Understanding Nutrition & Health
Preparing to work in Adult Social Care
Principles of Dementia Care
Principles of End of Life Care
Principles of the Prevention & Control of Infection
Principles of Working with Individuals with Learning Disabilities
Understanding the Safe Handling of Medication
Understanding the Care & Management of Diabetes
Principles of Customer Service in Health & Social Care
Principles of Team Leading
Understanding Behaviour that Challenges
Information, Advice and Guidance
Falls Prevention Awareness
FREE IT Courses
@ South Gloucestershire Libraries
Skills you will learn on this course:
Use the internet to search for information and shop safely online
Use email to create and send messages and add attachments
Create documents such as letters and posters, including different types of text and pictures
Use ICT in daily life for booking holidays, flights, hotels and other activities
Learn about ICT safety and security when working online
You will also have the chance to gain a qualification in ICT and maths
Courses take place over 17 weeks for 3 hours a week at the following venues:
Emersons Green Library
Bradley Stoke Library
For more information go the library branch nearest to you or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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