Courses Brochure - South Gloucestershire and Stroud

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University and Degree Level Courses
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CONTENTS
Welcome03
Our University partner
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Qualifications and Fees
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UCAS, Support and how to apply
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Accommodation14
Student life at SGS College
SCHOOL OF ANIMAL MANAGEMENT
& CONSERVATION
Foundation Science Degree –
Zoological Management 16
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SCHOOL OF CREATIVE INDUSTRIES Media, Special Effects and Theatrical
Make-up Design
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SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING,
ELECTRONICS & MANUFACTURING
HNC Mechanical Engineering
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HND Production Arts
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SCHOOL OF PERFORMING ARTS
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BA (Hons) Performing Arts (TOP UP) Level 6 48
SCHOOL OF COMPUTING,
PROFESSIONAL & PUBLIC SERVICES
HND in Public Services
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Foundation Degree in Musical Theatre
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HNC/D Computing & Systems Development 80
Foundation Degree in Theatre and
Contemporary Performance 24+ Loans
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AAT Level 4
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HND Dance
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NVQ in Supply Chain Management
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CIPS Diploma in Procurement & Supply L4
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CIPS Advanced Diploma in Procurement &
Supply L5 & L6
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Access to Higher Education: Land Based Studies
(Animal Management and Conservation)
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SCHOOL OF SPORT
BSc 2 Year Fast track Sports
Coaching Degree
BRISTOL SCHOOL OF ART
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BA (Hons) Degree in Applied Art and Design26
FdSc in Football Coaching and Performance 60
BA (Hons) Degree in Art History 28
Foundation Degree in Fine Art (Bristol)
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Foundation Degree in Fashion and Textiles 32
Foundation Degree in Graphic Design 34
Foundation Degree in Photography
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STROUD SCHOOL OF ART
Foundation Degree in Fine Art (Stroud)
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FdSc in Golf Coaching and Performance 62
ILM Qualifications in Leadership and
Management87
HND in Sport and Exercise Science 64
NVQ Diploma in Management L5
Access to Higher Education Diploma:
Sport Science Pathway
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CIM Professional Certificate in Marketing L4 88
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CIPD Diploma in Human Resource Practice L5 89
SCHOOL OF EARLY YEARS, HEALTH
AND SOCIAL CARE 68
Foundation Degree in Education & Learning 69
L4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling Yr1 91
HND Advanced Studies in Early Years
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HNC Health and Social Care
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HND Health and Social Care
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L5 Diploma in Psychotherapeutic
Counselling - Part time
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HIGHER APPRENTICESHIPS
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How to find us
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HIGHER
AT SGS
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IF YOU WANT TO AIM
HIGHER, UNIVERSITY IS
NOT YOUR ONLY OPTION.
South Gloucestershire and Stroud
College offers a range of university
level courses ranging from BSc,
BA hons, to foundation degrees.
We also offer an excellent range
of HND, HNC and professional
qualifications. The decision to study
for a higher education qualification
could be one of the most important
you ever make. Higher education
qualifications can give you the
knowledge, skills and confidence
you need for a head start in your
chosen career.
With SGS, continuing your education
can be affordable, too.
At SGS College we are committed
to ensuring that our students
receive the best possible learning
experience.
The Quality Assurance Agency
(QAA) is responsible for assessing
the quality and standards of Higher
Education nationally and in 2013
they confirmed that academic
standards and the quality of student
learning opportunities at SGS meets
UK expectations.
They also identified the following
features of good practice:
• The effectiveness of our personal
tutoring arrangements
• The opportunities for our
students to participate in field trips and excursions
This prospectus is a good starting
point to find out if our College
is the right one for you, but the best
way is to come and visit us.
We have plenty of open days and
evenings, as well as general advice
and guidance sessions throughout
the year. Please refer to the dates
and venues on the back cover.
I look forward to welcoming you
to SGS College.
Kevin Hamblin
PRINCIPAL & CHIEF EXECUTIVE
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WELCOME TO SGS COLLEGE IN BRISTOL
Bristol - a vibrant city...
really going places!
The city of Bristol is small enough to get to
know well, but large and cosmopolitan enough
to have an enormous amount to offer.
Bristol has a vibrant nightlife, with pubs, bars, cinemas
and clubs, and a thriving music and arts scene. There’s
always something to do, from shopping to sightseeing,
and from museums to restaurants.
ATTRACTIONS
There are several world-class
attractions in Bristol, including
Britain’s most acclaimed historic
ship, its iconic suspension bridge, the world’s fifth oldest
zoo, one of Europe’s leading interactive science centres
and an outstanding network of free city museums.
MUSIC, THEATRE AND NIGHT-LIFE
Known for its vibrant and diverse live music and club
scene, Bristol is the place to be for going out. You can
find anything - literally anything - on any given evening.
From the latest music to something a bit folksier and
rootsier, to classical, experimental, world-class DJs, deep
bass and beyond, Bristol really does have everything.
EVENTS AND FESTIVALS
Bristol is proud to host a packed programme of events
with an exciting mix of music, literature, entertainment
and outdoor fun. No matter what time of year, you’ll be
guaranteed to find an event that suits every taste.
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SGS Filton is a diverse, and exciting place
to be, where students benefit from a
supportive and personal approach to their
learning. Filton campus is located within
easy reach of the centre of Bristol, and
close to SGS WISE, our vocational campus.
BRISTOL ZOO GARDENS
SGS WISE
WISE (the West of England Institute of
Specialist Education) was opened in 2005
as a brand new state-of-the-art vocational
centre for sport and the arts. SGS WISE
delivers unrivaled teaching, training
and learner services for students, along
with outstanding sports and arts facilities
that are unrivalled in the South West.
WISE is one of the South West’s leading
educational centres for Sport and
Performing Arts. It is also home of our
Sport Academies, nuturing the young
professionals of the future..
The campus is located within easy reach
of the city of Bristol, and close to SGS
Filton, with its wide-ranging modern
facilities.
Bristol Zoo Gardens is one of the longest
established zoos in the world, founded
in 1835 for educational and scientific
purposes. We (the Zoo and Bristol
Conservation and Science Foundation)
continue that to this day , with a wide
collection of animals and plants, deep
involvement in conservation breeding,
support for numerous conservation and
research projects around the world. This
site houses one of the best-respected
zoo education services in the country
If you enrol on our Foundation Degree
in Zoological Management, you will be
taught at this site.
BRISTOL SCHOOL OF ART
(RWA Campus)
Bristol School of Art (RWA) is situated in
the right hand wing of the Royal West
of England Academy. The building,
completed in 1858, offers an impressive
façade to the Victoria Rooms in Queens
Road, Clifton. The School of Art has
existed continuously since this time,
offering art education in a range of
disciplines. The Bristol School of Art is
renowned for injecting new talent into
the art industry and attracts budding
artists from all over the U.K, keen to
learn at one of the South West’s leading
art centres.
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WELCOME TO SGS COLLEGE IN GLOUCESTERSHIRE
The Cotswolds - a beautiful
corner of England just waiting
for you to discover!
The Cotswolds area is one of England’s
favourite destinations; famous for hundreds of
honey-colour limestone villages in a beautiful
rural setting.
For lovers of the retro and vintage, the Cotswolds is a
delight - full of experiences, inspiration and shops that
you just can’t find anywhere else.
STROUD
Stroud is well known as one of the leading towns for
the Arts and you will have lots of opportunities to get
involved in cultural activities.
With its dramatic Cotswolds landscape, unique arts and
crafts heritage, fabulous festivals and independent shops,
the Stroud District is the one of the least commercialised
and unexplored area in the Cotswolds.
Encircled by five sweeping valleys opening out to the
River Severn and made famous by Laurie Lee’s novel
“Cider with Rosie”, the scenery is dramatic around
Stroud. It is a great meeting place, with direct links to
London and the South, making it a Bohemian/café/gallery/ bookshop sort of place. Jasper Conran described
the town as ‘the Covent Garden of the Cotswolds’.
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Situated in the beautiful five
valleys, SGS Stroud is based in a
modern, state-of the-art building
that combines purpose-built
facilities with the latest education
technology, offering interactive
learning for all students.
Set in the rolling hills of the Cotswolds,
Stroud is renowned for the arts, with a wealth
of festivals and events running throughout
the year. The regency town of Cheltenham,
with its internationally renowned festivals,
and the city of Gloucester, with its waterfront
culture, are both nearby.
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in partnership with
The University of Gloucestershire has a thriving and diverse community of more
than 10,000 students, based over three campuses in Cheltenham and Gloucester.
Ranked third in the People and Planet Green League of Universities 2013 we are
proud of our status as a first-class sustainable university.
The strategic alliance between the University of Gloucestershire and South
Gloucestershire and Stroud (SGS) College enables you to study a university
qualification at your local SGS College. Together, we offer a range of Foundation
degrees, intensive Fast-Track degrees and Masters level degrees in areas such as
Fine Art, Photography, Education and Sport and Exercise.
We place a strong emphasis on student employability; our courses are designed
with employers’ needs in mind and to equip you with a practical and academic
platform to launch you into the professional world of work.
Once you have completed your studies at SGS the University of Gloucestershire
offers a number of progression opportunities to help you achieve a full Honours
or Masters degree.
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QUALIFICATIONS EXPLAINED
Foundation Degree is a University level qualification.
Foundation degrees involve two years of study. It is similar to an HND but the awarding body is
the university. With this qualification you are able to seek employment at the end of your two years,
or you can enter the final year of an honours degree to be awarded the full BA or BSc.
Higher National Diploma
A Higher National Diploma is a work-related course. A HND takes two years to complete and
is generally equivalent to second year of a university. Awarded by BTEC Pearsons (Edexcel), they are
usually worth 240 credits and you can progress to University for a top up to degree qualification.
Higher National Certificate
A full-time HNC takes a year to complete or usually over two years part-time.
Many HNC courses cover the same subjects as an HND, but an HNC is one level below an HND.
HNC’s are available in a wide range of subjects and a great entry point to Higher Education, often
completed alongside employment.
Top Ups
Top ups are the final year of a degree course to give you the full BA or BSc degree. These can be
delivered at University or at Higher Education Colleges. Depending on your HND or Foundation
Degree and the top up you decide on, this could be one year or two years in length. It depends
on how closely your qualification matches up with the top up degree qualification.
Fast track Degrees
Fast track Degrees are usually completed within 2 years. The big advantage is that you get a full
BSc or BA (awarded by a University) in just two years. Fast track courses require dedication as they
run into the summer months and demand a high level of maturity. These courses will save you money
and you achieve the qualification quickly. Ideal, if you are considering a GAP year!
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You do not have to pay your own fees up
front from your income – you can apply for
a loan from the Student Loan Company.
Visit The Student Loan Company at
www.slc.co.uk for more information.
You do not start paying back this loan
immediately. Payments commence when
you finish your course and are earning
over £21,000.
As an example if you earn 21,000 you
only pay back 9% of your income over
this amount ie £7.50 a month, if you earn
£25,000 you pay back £30 a month.
These figures may vary slightly from time
of print so please ensure you visit the site
below to check out the current rates.
Visit www.direct.gov/uk/your future for
more information on grants.
Please see individual course pages for the
tuition costs.
If you need any additional information
please do not hesitate to contact
Matthew Payne our HE Admissions Officer
on 0117 915 2412 or email:
[email protected]
LEARNER SERVICES
We want you to enjoy your time at South
Gloucestershire and Stroud College, and
to fulfil your true potential.
To help you do this, we offer a wide range
of support from course tutors, learning
mentors, peer mentors, counsellors and
even a college multi-faith Chaplain.
Support is always here, if and when you
need it.
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UCAS, SUPPORT AND APPLICATION
UCAS
The Universities and Colleges Admissions Service
(UCAS) uses a points system to set a value for a range of qualifications. Most degree level programmes
at university set a minimum entry requirement of around 200 UCAS points.
The table below shows the maximum value of a range of courses according to their UCAS points score.
QUALIFICATION UCAS POINTS (MAX)
BTEC Extended Diploma 320 points
BTEC Diploma
280 points
BTEC 90 credit Diploma
210 points
BTEC Subsidiary Diploma
140 points
GCE - A-Level 140 points
Foundation Diploma 285 points
Advanced Diploma 490 points
You will note that a BTEC Extended Diploma is equivalent to three
full A Levels. Two out of three of our Level 3 students go to university.
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1. Apply for a degree course at SGS College
This can be done via the UCAS website www.ucas.co.uk
2. Attend an Interview at the College
Depending on having the correct entry requirements you will be invited
to an interview. You will receive your invitation by email and a letter.
In addition if you have applied on UCAS you will also be invited on UCAS.
Please keep an eye out for invitations and let us know as soon as you can
if you are unable to attend. You can do this by contacting Matt Payne on
0117 915 2412 or email [email protected]
3. Confirm your place
We will let you know if you have received a conditional or unconditional offer by letter and
email. Again if you have applied through UCAS you will receive your offer on UCAS also.
You will then be required to confirm your place on the course by contacting Matt Payne on 0117 915 2412 or email [email protected]
Alternatively, you can accept your offer on UCAS.
4.
Joining Instructions
We will send out joining instructions at the end of July. These will include details regarding induction and any relevant reading lists you may be required to read prior to the course.
It will also include a brief outline of your modules and assessments.
5.Enrolment
The enrolment for our degree courses will take place between the 4th to the 21st Sept.
The joining instructions will detail all the information you will need for the day.
If you have any queries prior to enrolment please do not hesitate to contact the college.
We will try and answer any questions you may have.
6. On completion of your degree programme
Once you have completed your degree course you will be invited to an awards ceremony
where you will be granted your certificates and will celebrate your achievements.
Progression
Once you have completed your two year degree course you will have a qualification which
enables you to go out into your chosen industry.
However, you may choose to further your education and complete a one year ‘top up’ at a
University. A one year ‘top up’ is a one year course at a University where you will have the
opportunity to achieve a globally recognised BA or BSC honours degree.
ADDITIONAL LEARNING SUPPORT
You should tell us if you have any additional
support needs due to a physical impairment or
mental health issue, so we can make reasonable
adjustments and provide extra support, subject to
Disabled Students Allowance (DSA) funding. Our
Learning Support Coordinators work with learners
to assess support and specialist equipment.
Ways in which we can help:
• Liaison with outside agencies
• Support in the classroom
• Provide specialist equipment and assistive
technology to help you study
• Support for learners with dyslexia and
other specific learning difficulties.
For more details on the additional learning
support available at SGS Bristol, call
0117 909 2365 or 0117 909 2307.
For more details on the additional learning
support available at SGS Stroud, call
01453 761273.
Learning support at SGS can help students
with dyslexia, dyspraxia, Asperger’s syndrome
and other learning difficulties.
HE applicants will receive help with their
application for the Disabled Students
Allowance (DSA) if applicable.
We can provide specialist support, subject
to DSA funding, with English and maths,
skills development sessions, testing and
assessment for exam concessions, and
assistive technologies such as text-help and
dictation software.
We can also provide you with the study
skills you need to organise your coursework
and plan assignments.
Our support teams have close links with
course tutors to ensure you get the help
you need to succeed at college.
For more details on the learning support
available at SGS Bristol, telephone the
HE Support Officer on 0117 909 2376.
For more details on the learning support
available at SGS Stroud, call 01453 761277
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LEARNING SUPPORT
HOW DO I APPLY?
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ACCOMMODATION
We understand that it’s important for you to know where you’re going
to live while you’re at college – particularly if you’re an international
students, and not familiar with the local area. Our experienced
accommodation officer can help by arranging your accommodation
before you arrive and offering ongoing support.
We provide an accommodation service for students who need temporary
accommodation while studying at South Gloucestershire and Stroud College.
Most of our accommodation is situated in pleasant residential areas with easy
access to both SGS Filton and WISE and Bristol city centre. Accommodation is
also available in the Stroud area.
There are three main types of accommodation available:
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HOMESTAY: international students moving away from home for the first time
often choose the security and home-from-home appeal of a room in a family home. Host family accommodation typically includes breakfast, evening meal
and a couple of loads of washing per week.
• SELF-CATERING IN A FAMILY HOME: students have their own bedroom and
live within a family home but are self-sufficient and cook for themselves.
• Rented accommodation: living independently in a rented/shared house.
Homestay
Cost: approximately £120 per week, including bills.
This is the ideal chance for our international students to learn about British family life,
while practising their English. Living as part of a family, you will have a single room in
a comfortable home. Breakfast and dinner during the week and all meals at weekends
are provided. There may be other students living in the house, but they may not be of
the same nationality. Payment is made direct to the host family, by arrangement.
Self-catering in a family home
Cost: approximately £95 per week, including bills.
If you prefer to do your own cooking and live more independently, this may be your
best option. You’ll have the support of a host family when you need it, but you’ll
usually share a separate kitchen and bathroom with other students. Bills are included,
so budgeting is easy, and you pay your host family directly, by arrangement.
Rented accommodation
Cost: approximately £250-£350 per month,
excluding bills.
If you’re used to living independently, you
may prefer to live in rented accommodation.
You can share a house or flat with other
students (either British or international)
and be responsible for your own cooking,
cleaning and paying the bills.
You can only choose this option if you’re
staying in the UK for at least six months, and
you’ll need to pay a deposit equivalent to
one month’s rent. Please note that while we
can help you find rented accommodation,
we haven’t necessarily inspected all of the
available properties.
We can arrange homestay or self-catering
accommodation for your first month, and
can help you find a house or flat once
you’ve settled in. We can’t arrange rented
accommodation in advance, as you’ll need
to sign a contract with the landlord.
For more information on accommodation
available to SGS students, or to find out more
about hosting an SGS student in your home,
call 0117 909 2297, or email [email protected]
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Get involved! The Enrichment programme offers you FREE and subsidised activities to try
out. It provides a great opportunity to meet fellow learners, keep fit, learn new skills and
enjoy yourself.
You can find details on www.sgscol.ac.uk/ecampus where you will see the timetable or come
to the Student Union office for more information. There is no commitment, just turn up and
have a go.
STUDENTS’ UNION
Your Student Life starts here!
Your dedicated Student Union team are here to make your Learning experience as fun and
exciting as possible. If you like the idea of subsidised trips to New York, Barcelona and
Amsterdam as well as free food and parties then the Student Union is the place to be.
We are also here to look after you and provide any support and advice that you need.
Don’t face any issues alone, you can rely on us!
We want to know what you think about Student life and how your experience can be made
even better, so raise your voice and tell us your opinion. Get involved and take advantage of all
that the SGS College Student Union has to offer. It’s your experience, so make it a good one!
Follow us
Keep up to date with the very latest from your dedicated SU team by following us
on Facebook and Twitter: Facebook: SGS Student Union Twitter: @SGSStudentUnion
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Sports Academies
If you have a passion for sport and you want to combine academic study with the chance to develop
your sporting talent, South Gloucestershire and Stroud College is where you need to be.
Our sports facilities are the envy of other colleges, and sport forms a major part of our enrichment
programme across all three campuses. Our students benefit from the outstanding modern
facilities at SGS WISE, plus the Bristol Academy of Sport and growing facilities at SGS Stroud.
If you are over 19 you have the opportunity of joining training for academies that are not large teams,
for example, Athletics, Golf or Table Tennis. plus the possibility of entering competitions as well. Any applications will be assessed on an individual basis.
Students at SGS Filton and SGS WISE can enjoy some of the best sports
facilities in the country at our £30 million WISE campus. These include:
• 30m x 32m fully sprung indoor sports hall for netball, basketball or table tennis, seating up to 500 people
• 40m x 60m indoor 3G artificial football/rugby pitch
• 2 x full-size floodlit 3G artificial football/rugby pitch
• Eight-lane Olympic-size running/athletics track
• 12 3G artificial five-a-side football pitches
• Gymnasium, weights room and human performance lab
• Cricket squares
• Artificial short-play and putting green
• Aerobics/dance studios
• Full-size, floodlit American football grid iron
• Boxing Academy and boxing gym
• Fully licensed sports bar
• The Bristol City Football Academy
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SCHOOL OF
ANIMAL
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The School of Animal
Management and Conservation
is based at our Bristol Zoo
Campus and our Filton Campus
which is a few miles away.
The School has excellent access
to the M4 and M5 motorways. –
meaning you can be in Cornwall,
London, West Wales and the
Midlands in under 2 hours. There
is easy access to trains with Bristol
Parkway and Temple Meads train
stations.
Our staff will focus on you and
help you achieve your full potential
in a challenging, enthusiastic and
caring environment.
We look forward to giving you
a very warm welcome to our
School of Animal and Wildlife
Conservation.
SCHOOL OF ANIMAL AND WILDLIFE CONSERVATION
Bristol is a cultural giant, but still
easy enough to navigate around.
Bristol is very much a student
city, with lots of cultural events
taking place throughout the year.
In a recent survey Bristol was
voted as the best city to live in
Britain and it has been named
the European Green Capital
2015. It is the home of Bristol
Zoo, internationally recognised
for its conservation work and the
internationally acclaimed BBC
Natural History department.
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So many people have inspired me since
being on the course. Everyone is from
very different backgrounds with very
different experiences. Some have
travelled, some have lots of conservation
experience, and some have none. Some
people are academics, others are hands
on learners with little academic experience. Every single person on the course
had something to offer and stories to
share. A really great group of people!
Bev Phillips, SGS student
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Degree course
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Course: Foundation Science Degree
Zoological Management Fee: £7,500
Zoo Gardens
This two year Zoological
Management course provides
an insight into the daily running
of captive animal environments.
The course aims to develop
student’s knowledge of biology,
behaviour and husbandry. It will
expand into more industryspecific skills such as fundraising,
environmental enrichment and
enclosure design. There is a
practical element to this course
utilising Bristol Zoo and SGS
College’s animal collections.
There are already strong links
established with a variety of
local, national and international
organisations. Students will
participate in work experience
via these links and will also have
opportunities for placements
during summer vacations.
* subject to validation
For more information contact
[email protected]
For admissions contact Matt Payne on
0117 9152412 or email
[email protected]
Entry requirements: 160 UCAS points which
must include Science related subjects
Campus: Bristol Zoo
What will I study?
Modules of examples include:
• Animal Biology
• Animal Behaviour
• Animal Health Welfare and Husbandry
• Biological Classification, Taxonomy and Genetics
• Professional Work Skills
• Nutrition and Diet Management
• Environment enrichment and enclosure design
• Environmental Communication and fundraising
• Applied Animal Behaviour
• Work Experience and Research Skills
Additional qualifications:
A range of appropriate additional qualifications will
be offered to all learners.
What do I need to join?
Application for this programme is via UCAS.
• 160 UCAS points and GCSE grade C or above in Maths, English and Science.
• Mature students without the necessary UCAS points will be considered on an individual basis.
• Work experience or evidence of strong interest
in animal management will be a distinct
advantage.
Students may also progress from the Access to
Higher Education Land-Based Studies (Animal
Management and Conservation) programme.
How will I learn?
Learning is through lectures, workshops, tutorials
and field work. You will also benefit from talks by
visiting lecturers and appropriate field visits.
How will I know how I am doing?
You will receive written feedback on every
assessment and grades will be uploaded onto a
database for students to access. Tutorials will
also take place to provide one to one guidance and
support from tutors.
Are there any extra costs?
Attendance at symposiums and day trips will be
on offer as will some training courses that will all
develop your academic and practical skills. Costs
and trips vary each year but you will be informed
in advance of these. There are a number of core
textbooks that are required in support of your
studies and you will be informed of these prior
to starting the programme subject to validation.
What can I do next?
Students who complete the FdSc can progress to
BSc (Hons) via the University of Gloucestershire.
Students interested in continuing their academic
career will find a wide variety of Masters available
in Zoological and conservation based subjects.
What are my career opportunities?
Careers within the field of zoology and animal
management are extremely varied due to the
expansion of the industry over the past few
decades. Students have opportunities to work
in the field on research projects, as zoo keepers,
animal welfare officers or within education departments across a variety of organisations. They
can also develop specialist species knowledge
and work within museums, as breeding specialists
or wildlife rehabilitators. For further information
regarding job roles within this sector visit the
websites below.
www.environmentjob.co.uk
www.biaza.org.uk or www.aza.org
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The course is aimed at learners
who do not have formal
qualifications to enter into
higher education.
This course is better suited to
those learners who are returning
to study or looking for a change
in career.
To accommodate learners with
family or other commitments,
wherever possible the course will
be arranged within school hours.
What will I study?
The course content will include units of study
covering Animal Health, Welfare and Behaviour,
Scientific units including Biology and Ecology as
well as academic study skills to improve learners’
ability to succeed on this course.
Maths and English:
As part of the ethos of upskilling our learners,
opportunities to improve Maths and English will
be identified in lessons and throughout the course.
Learners will be offered the opportunity to study
a GCSE in either Maths or English if they have not
achieved grade C.
Employability:
Learners will undertake work experience and
lessons will be related to industry practice in order
to enhance employability opportunities.
Work Experience:
Learners will undertake one day per week work
experience for the duration of their study programme. Learners will be expected to secure
an industry-related placement when starting
the course.
What do I need to join?
Learners will need to attend an interview and
complete an assessment of Maths and English.
GCSE grade C or above English Language and
Maths are preferred.
How long is the course?
The course lasts for 1 year.
How will I learn?
Lessons will be a mixture of theory and practical;
the practical sessions including work within our
own on-site animal collection and wherever
possible and on occasions we may use other
venues.
How will I know how I am doing?
Learners will discuss their own targets with their
personal tutor and these will be designed towards
enabling learners to progress to other courses.
In order to review progress, learners will meet
regularly with their personal tutor and feedback
on assessments will be provided by teaching staff.
Are there any extra costs?
Learners will be charged a £150 materials fee that
will be used to purchase resources for the learners
to use on the course (inclusive of Personal Protective Equipment), facilitate educational study visits
and support the learning taking place.
What can I do next?
Learners will be challenged to progress to Higher
Education, particularly our Foundation Degree
programmes. Support will be given to complete
the UCAS application process.
What are my career opportunities?
Learners can find themselves employed in kennels,
catteries, pet stores, wildlife parks, dog grooming
salons and zoological institutions. We would advise
all learners to try and secure additional voluntary
work in one of these industries alongside their work
placement as this could provide enhanced opportunities for employment upon course completion.
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Progression from Level 3 to Foundation Degree in Zoological
Management (subject to validation) through the University of
Gloucestershire.
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Bristol Art School is the epitome of ‘small is beautiful’
- from the first week, I seemed to be on first name
terms with almost everybody... the culture of
acknowledging people ...(as opposed to walking
past]) is incredibly hospitable. Partly the teachingeverybody is very committed and enthusiastic
about their field- and also, equally, about teaching
us about it- its really most inspiring - literally
everybody seems to enjoy their own work
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BRISTOL SCHOOL OF ART
SGS College has two departments
which share the Bristol School of
Art name: one is based at our RWA
Campus, in central Bristol, and the
other at our WISE Campus, which is
located a few miles to the north.
The RWA Campus is situated in the
right-hand wing of the Royal West
of England Academy on Queens
Road, Clifton. A school of art has
existed here continuously since
1858, offering art high quality art
education in a range of disciplines.
The WISE Campus is a modern building
which currently accommodates our
Fashion & Textiles, Graphic Design and
Photography departments.
The Campus is a 7 minute walk from
Parkway Railway Station, with excellent
access to the M4 and M5 motorways –
meaning you can be in Cornwall, London,
West Wales and the Midlands in under 2
hours! Bristol is a cultural giant, but still
easy enough to navigate around.
There are always lots of opportunities
for our students to participate in extra
curricula initiatives. You will have an
opportunity to travel abroad whilst
studying with us.
The Bristol School of Art, Queens Road
is renowned for sending new talent into
the art and design industries and attracts
budding artists from all over the UK. Our
Foundation Degree in Fine Art is situated
here- right in the centre of Bristol student
and city life.
On completion of your Foundation
Degree (FdA) you will have an opportunity
to progress onto a final top-up year which
will allow you to convert your FdA into a
full BA. We have had many students who
have chosen this route and graduated
with a First Class BA (Hons) degree.
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This Honours Degree is awarded
by the University of Gloucestershire
and is delivered in partnership with
SGS College. The course offers
students an exciting opportunity
to study Applied Arts and further
their development in areas such as
ceramics, jewellery and enamelling
and to develop their own specialist
practice.
Aspects of study:
• Introductory Workshops
• Contemporary Issues in the Applied
Arts and Design
• Language and Identity
• Work Experience/Placement
• Exhibition and Presentation
• Creative Skills in a Range of Specialist Areas
The primary goal of the course is to enable
students to find their individual identities as
designers and applied artists and to help them
locate themselves in the wider world in exciting
ways. The course is interdisciplinary in nature
and we will encourage students to find their own
direction whilst actively taking part in the wider
creative conversations and debates that happen
in the studio.
The course is built around taught workshops,
independent studio/workshop activities, seminars,
tutorials and lectures utilising the specialist staff
and facilities at Bristol School of Art. Students
will also be required to engage with research
and written work. Organised visits to galleries,
museums and workshops will further allow students
to develop points of reference for their developing
critical and personal design frameworks.
Students will also be expected to undertake a
work placement during year 2 of the course.
Students will have regular assessments and be given
constructive feedback from lecturers and peers.
Assessment will be carried out through coursework,
essays, reflective journals, presentations, and work
produced for exhibition/commission. Through a
range of creative assignments integrated within the
modules, you will have the opportunity to develop
a portfolio which will support job applications
within the design industries.
Possible career opportunities include working
within the creative field as artists, makers and designers and creating your own business. Students
may also progress on to post-graduate studies.
Entry requirements:
Admission to the course is on the basis of interview
and a satisfactory portfolio of recent work.
• UCAS points to be confirmed, required from
qualifications with the volume and depth of
A level or equivalent e.g. 2 A levels (including Art) or Diploma in Foundation Studies in Art
& Design.
• Mature students over 21 - Professional/Creative
experience profile and evidence of academic
ability.
All students are also required to have a GCSE
grade C pass or equivalent in English and Maths.
UCAS Code: S55
Course: BA (Hons) Degree in Applied Art
and Design
Fee: tbc (subject to validation)
Entry requirements: points required (to be
confirmed) from qualifications with the volume and
depth of A level or equivalent.
Campus: Queens Road (Bristol)
for latest information please refer to
www.sgscol.ac.uk
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Bristol
Course: BA (Hons) in Art History
Q
Fee: tbc
Queens Road Campus
Entry requirements: UCAS points to be confirmed
from qualifications with the volume and depth of
A level or equivalent.
Bristol School of Art is delighted
to announce the introduction of
this new degree from 2016.
BA (Hons) Art History is an exciting
and challenging subject which
allows for the study of art and
design objects, styles and
techniques within a broad range
of contexts (historical, social,
political, cultural, ideological and
philosophical).
Campus: Queens Road (Bristol)
What will I study?
Students will learn to analyse and evaluate a
wide variety of artefacts, ranging from paintings,
sculpture, prints, and architectural schemes
to design objects, adverts, installations and
performance pieces.
Our course will initially provide students with a
broad, historical survey of Art History and allow
them to focus their own personal interests on a
series of specialist themes and topics. Core
modules will cover European and American art
histories and more in depth units cover themes
appropriate to global art history (such as Land, the
Body, the Artist as Idea). Time will also be spent
considering the increasingly changing role of the
artist and the image in different societies and
cultures. A key feature of our Art History degree
will be the opportunity for working in a thriving
art school environment which will allow art history
students’ access to working art and design studios.
The course further aims to develop the
communication, personal and interpersonal skills
needed to enter into world of contemporary
creative employment. You will be taught by
experienced HE educators and professional
practitioners in their own right.
Entry requirements
UCAS points to be confirmed from A-levels,
an Art Foundation Diploma or a suitable Level 3
qualification. Students will be expected to have
Maths and English at Grade C or above. Mature
Students will be assessed on individual merit.
For further information please contact
Dr Jo Kear at [email protected]
For admissions please contact
[email protected]
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Bristol
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This course offers students
the chance to engage with
contemporary fine art practice
and its relationship to broader
cultural and creative industries.
Students will have the opportunity to
experiment and specialise in a range
of different media including printmaking, painting, drawing, sculpture, lens-based processes,
installation, 3D processes
(including ceramics), performance,
photography, digital processes,
film and sound.
What will I study?
Modules might include;
• Drawing as investigation
• Surface, 3D and 4D projects
• Contextual studies:art in society
• Professional and practice and off site
exhibition
What do I need to join?
All students are required to present a portfolio
(digital and paper-based) and attend an interview
for entry to the programme.
Students are expected to have a GCSE grade C
pass or equivalent in Maths & English.
160 points required from qualifications with the
volume and depth of A Level or equivalent.
Mature students over 21 - Professional/
Creative experience profile and evidence of
academic ability.
For more information please contact Julian Scott at
[email protected]
For admissions please email
[email protected]
The location of Bristol School of Art is perfect, right in the
centre of Bristol’s student life! I personally enjoy the whole
experience of studying independently at times, where you
may progress at your own pace.
The facilities are great to study within I am really enjoying
being challenged to try new methods of artistic techniques
it is both interesting and worthwhile
Jonathan Hooper, Bristol School of Art 2014/15
How will I learn?
The course is built around taught workshops,
independent studio/workshop activities,
seminars, tutorials and lectures and requires
students to engage with research and written work
as well as designing and making. Organised visits
to galleries, museums, workshops and other
cultural sites of local and national importance.
How will I know how I am doing?
Assessment will be carried out through coursework,
essays, reflective journals, viva voce, presentations,
dissertation and work produced for exhibition/
commission.
Are there any extra costs?
Educational visits/trips.
What can I do next?
Progression to a third year (top-up) completes the
BA and then onto further postgraduate studies.
What are my career opportunities?
Possible career opportunities include working
within the creative field as artists, designers,
curators, and creating own business.
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Course: Foundation Degree in Fine Art
Fee: £6,000
Entry requirements: 160 points required from
qualifications with the volume and depth of
A level or equivalent.
Campus: Queens Road (Bristol)
for latest information please refer to
www.sgscol.ac.uk
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FOUNDATION DEGREE IN FASHION AND TEXTILES
This degree offers
students an exciting
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opportunity to study
Fashion and Textiles
and the progressive, cross
disciplinary aspects of
these industries.
Our focus is on creative thinking
and developing the knowledge
and technical skills appropriate
for employment in the creative
industries.
Modules include;
Professional Practice, Work-Based Project,
Contextualising Fashion and Textiles, Fashion
Drawing, Pattern Cutting, Surface Design and
Texture Modules, Contextualising Fashion and
Textiles, Innovation and Technique Pattern Cutting
and Design Development. A varied range of
workshops deliver practical skills in Fashion &
Textile design, as well as a wider approach to
Fashion Communication through Illustration,
Photography and Marketing/Promotion.
Through a range of creative assignments
integrated within the modules, students develop
a portfolio that will support job applications within
the Fashion and Textiles associated industries.
There will be some additional costs for trips.
You will be have regular assessments and be given
feedback from staff, examiners and peers.
You have the option to progress to a 3rd year (top
up) to complete the Foundation Degree into a full
BA, at a selection of Universities. From this you
could then proceed into postgraduate study.
Career opportunities include: Fashion Designing,
Buyer, Textile Designing, Sales, Technical Development and Research or establish own business.
Entry requirements:
All students are required to present a portfolio
(digital and paper-based) and attend an interview
for entry to the programme.
Students are expected to have a GCSE grade C
pass or equivalent in Maths & English.
Points accepted: 160 points required from
qualifications with the volume and depth of A level.
or equivalent.
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Course: Foundation Degree in Textiles
Fee: TBC
Entry requirements: 160 points required
from qualifications with the volume and depth
of A level or equivalent.
Campus: TBC
for latest information please refer to
www.sgscol.ac.uk
without the support from all
of you during my foundation I
wouldn’t have made it this far
but most importantly thank you
for believing in my abilities and
pushing me to do better, you’re
the best tutor I’ve ever had.
Simon Morriss, former student
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during my foundation I wouldn’t have
made it this far but most importantly
thank you for believing in my abilities
and pushing me to do better, you’re
the best tutor I’ve ever had.
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This programme offers students
an exciting opportunity to study
Graphic Design and the wider
role of the Designer in society.
Our course is about creative
thinking and developing the
knowledge and technical skills
appropriate for employment in
the creative industries.
UCAS Code: 8V4S Inst code G50
Course: Foundation Degree in Graphic Design
Fee: TBC
Modules include;
Graphics, Design, Communication, Digital,
Typography, Multimedia.
Examples of modules:
• Visual communication
• Creative thinking
•Typography
• Corporate identity
•Editorial
• Creative skills, digital and traditional
You will study for 2 Years, up to 4 days a week
at college. You also need to be prepared to
undertake independent study between 5 to 7
hours per week.
The course is built around taught workshops,
independent studio/workshop activities, seminars,
tutorials and lectures and requires students to
engage with research and written work as well as
designing and making. Organised visits to galleries,
museums, workshops and other cultural sites of
local national and international importance will
further allow the students to develop points of
reference for their developing critical and personal
design frameworks.
Assessment will be carried out through coursework,
essays, reflective journals, viva voce, presentations,
and work produced for exhibition/commission.
Through a range of creative assignments integrated
within the modules, you will have the opportunity
to develop a portfolio which will support job
applications within the graphic design industries.
Students will be encouraged to undertake a work
placement during year 2 of the course.
You will be have regular assessments and be given
feedback from staff, examiners and peers.
You have the option to progress to a 3rd year
(top up) to complete the Foundation Degree
into a full BA, at a selection of Universities.
From this you could then proceed into
postgraduate study.
Entry requirements: 160 points required from
qualifications with the volume and depth of A level
or equivalent.
Campus: TBC
for latest information please refer to
www.sgscol.ac.uk
Entry requirements:
All students are required to present a portfolio
(digital and paper-based) and attend an interview
for entry to the programme.
• Students are expected to have a GCSE grade C
pass or equivalent in Maths & English.
• Points accepted: 160 points required from
qualifications with the volume and depth of
A level or equivalent.
• Mature students over 21 - Professional/
Creative experience profile and evidence
of academic ability.
Admission to the course is on the basis of interview
and a satisfactory portfolio of recent work. It is
expected that applicants will normally have one
of the following: 2 A levels (including Art or
Photography); Diploma in Foundation Studies
in Art & Design or Photography; BTEC National
Diploma in Art & Design or Photography. Level 3
students are required to have studied to GCSE (or
equivalent) level in English Language at grade C
or above.) . Consideration will be given to students
with life experience based on presentation of
portfolio and their experience.
It is expected that students from this course will be
suitably prepared for entry to employment within
the creative industries.
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FOUNDATION DEGREE IN PHOTOGRAPHY
The course offers
students an exciting
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chance to engage
with contemporary
lens-based practice and its
relationship to broader cultural
and creative industries.
This undergraduate course has at
its core the development of strong
creative project ideas in a range of
lens- based media.
The course team embraces a wide
range of photography, enabling
student to follow their developing
aspirations in any number of fields.
Modules include:• The Black & White Document
• Introduction to Studio
• Introduction to Documentary
• Introduction to Digital Imaging and Image
•Landscape
•Manipulation
• Social and Environmental Representation
Researching, Thinking and Writing
• Professional Practice
• Portfolio and Funding
The course is built around taught workshops,
independent studio/workshop activities, seminars,
tutorials and lectures and requires students to
engage with research and written work as well as
designing and making. Organised visits to galleries,
museums, workshops and other cultural sites of
local and national importance will further allow the
students to develop points of reference for their developing critical and personal design frameworks.
Assessment will be carried out through coursework,
essays, reflective journals, viva voce, presentations,
dissertation and work produced for exhibition/
commission.
You have the option to progress to a 3rd year (top
up) to complete the Foundation Degree into a full
BA, at a selection of Universities. From this you
could then proceed into postgraduate study.
Possible career opportunities include documentary,
editorial, fine art, fashion, and advertising practices.
Entry requirements:
All students are required to present a portfolio
(digital and analogue) and attend an interview
for entry to the programme.
• Students are expected to have a GCSE grade
C pass or equivalent in Maths & English.
• Points accepted: 160 points required from
qualifications with the volume and depth of
A level or equivalent.
• Mature students over 21 - Professional/ Creative experience profile and evidence of academic
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Course: Foundation Degree in Photography
Fee: TBC
Entry requirements: 160 points required from
qualifications with the volume and depth of A level
or equivalent.
Campus: TBC
for latest information please refer to www.sgscol.ac.uk
I have really enjoyed my time at the college. The intimate
class sizes and peer type relationships with tutors have
made the course much more personal than in other bigger
classes I have been in. The resources at the college have
been great and the library was extremely well stocked.
Russell Cooke, FdA Photography
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STROUD IS WELL KNOWN AS ONE OF THE LEADING TOWNS
FOR THE ARTS AND YOU WILL HAVE LOTS OF OPPORTUNITIES
TO GET INVOLVED IN CULTURAL ACTIVITIES.
Studying at Stroud (SGS) College has
had a big impact on the development
of my art practice and I am grateful
for the quality of teaching and support
I received.
Simon Morriss, former student
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Course: Foundation Degree in Fine Art
Stroud Campus
Fee: £6,000
Entry requirements: 160 points required from
qualifications with the volume and depth of A level
or equivalent.
Stroud School of Art has excellent
facilities, in particular Ceramics,
Printmaking and Photography.
Campus: Stroud
for latest information please refer to
www.sgscol.ac.uk
There is a tradition of multi
disciplinary practice at the School.
The area is famous for its historic
Textile industry. Stroud and the
surrounds have several arts festivals
and a thriving arts and café culture.
There is a keen interest in environmental issues in the local community.
A comprehensive art library, built
up over many years in the School
of Art, supports research and the
lecture/ seminar series.
The 2-year Foundation degree
in Fine Art aims to support and
develop your individual creative
identity. The programme aims to
equip you with creative, critical
and analytical skills leading to
confidence in finding a sustainable
practice, so that you can participate
in and contribute to the field of
contemporary art. Further aims are
to enhance life skills, transferable
skills and thus improve employment
prospects.
For more course information contact
Amanda lowery at [email protected]
For Admissions contact Matt Payne on
0117 9152 412 or email
[email protected]
What you study:
The degree structure enables you to develop
your work through exploring selected media and
approaches, including: drawing, ceramics, moving
image, painting, photography, printmaking,
sculpture and combinations of these. Drawing
forms the backbone of the course.
Critical reflection and evaluation of different critical
approaches supports the creative and imaginative
processes involved. This requires you to value the
constructive criticism exchanged between staff and
students, and to participate in discussing your own
work and that of your peers. You are expected to
actively engage in seminars, tutorials and lectures
and helped to acquire independent learning skills.
You are encouraged to engage with what it means
to practise as an artist today on your own defined
terms, to place your work in relation to both historic
and contemporary art and broader contexts in
society, community and culture. You will investigate
a range of personal, social, community and commercial contexts to do this.
Professionalism underpins the degree, which
culminates in an off-site exhibition and a
small-scale work-related research project.
You are expected to be proactive in achieving
these objectives.
The School has developed professional relationships with other organisations. Local Museum in the
Park, for example, hosts various college exhibitions
and the Art School reciprocates with an annual
professional fundraising event for the museum’s
Walled Garden Project, which students can take
part in. The current academic team has a particular
interest in Artist’s Books. The college Glass Box
Gallery provides a first step to exhibiting off-site.
What makes this course special is a dedicated team
of experienced tutors and technicians who place a
strong emphasis on student-centred learning, and
a questioning, critical and outward facing approach
to what making art might be the 21st century.
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The School of Creative Industries
is run by highly experienced
professionals who are passionate
about their own disciplines and
education.
We have excellent facilities and
pride ourselves in supporting
our students on their chosen
career path.
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Level 5 course
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Bristol
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Course: Media, Special Effects and Theatrical
Make-up Design
Wise Campus
Fee: £6,000 (subject to validation)
Bristol is well known as one of
the leading cities for the Arts
and if you decide to study
with us you will have lots of
opportunities to be involved
in cultural activities. This degree
offers students an exciting
opportunity to study specialist
make up design with the
progressive, cross disciplinary
aspects of these industries.
Our focus is on creative thinking
and developing the knowledge
and technical skills appropriate
for employment in the creative
industries.
The Foundation Degree exploring media make-up
artistry and special effects for television, film and
theatre has a modular structure designed to be
delivered by industry experience tutors. You will
explore units such as Advanced Media Makeup techniques for TV, Film & Theatre; Postiche
and Hair Design, Prosthetics and Special Effects;
Contextual Studies; Art and Digital Media, Project
Research and Development; Portfolio Building and
Freelance Business Studies. You will also engage
in additional activities from work experience to
educational trips and an industry showcase.
Aspects of Study:
Media Make-up – Fundamentals to Advanced
Make-up techniques for TV, Film & Theatre.
Postiche and Hair Design – Historical to
contemporary design and application. Fashion
and Photographic – Editorial and Fashion design
and application. Body Art design – Image creation.
Prosthetics and Special Effects – Prosthetic design
and application, model making and creative
practices. Art and Digital Media Studies – Art and
visual communication studies, designing for image
Entry requirements: aged 18 and above with a
guideline of 160 points required from qualifications
and depth of A level or BTEC equivalent.
Campus: Filton and Wise (Bristol)
creation, photographic and digital applications
relating to media industry. Portfolio Building
and Freelance Business Practices – Professional
portfolio and business development.
Entry requirements:
All students are required to present a portfolio
(digital and paper-based) and attend an interview
for entry to this programme. Applicants must apply
via UCAS and should have 160 UCAS points from
the volume and depth of A levels or equivalent.
Students are expected to have a GCSE Grade C
pass or equivalent in English and Maths. Mature
students (students aged over 21) will be considered
on an individual basis.
For more information
Please contact Ruth Mitchell at
[email protected]
For admissions:
Contact Matthew Payne on 0117 9152 412
or email at [email protected]
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Level 5 course
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Course: HND in Production Arts
Fee: £6,000
Wise Campus
Entry requirements: aged 18 and above with a
guideline of 140 points required from qualifications
and depth of A level or BTEC equivalent.
The HND in Production Arts
covers a wide range of
disciplines and skills that are
required for employment within
the performing arts and live
events industries.
The School of Performing Arts provides the ideal
opportunity for students interested in all aspects
of technical theatre to apply their skills in a
professional setting with over 35 productions
each year. The School has amazing resources
including ‘The Loft,’ a 80 seat studio theatre
equipped with a Jester digital lighting desk, a
16 channel analogue sound desk and projection
facilities. Our main theatre ,”The Olympus”,
is a 250 seat theatre with a state of the art Light
Pallete live digital lighting desk which controls
our in house stock of generic lighting and our
Martin and Robe automated lights. We have a
32 channel analogue Allen and Heath sound desk
as well as a 32 channel Yamaha LS9 digital sound
desk, these control our audio features which
include radio microphones and a fully equipped
band area.
Our scenic workshop is well equipped with fixed
and portable tooling which allows all of our set,
staging and properties to be made specifically
for productions, in-house. The Production Art
course have strong connections with our Media
department which has editing suites, a fully
equipped T.V. studio and mac suites which are
available for use by Production Arts students.
Example modules include:
Automated Lighting for Live Performance, Smallscale Touring in the Performing Arts, Scenic Design
Concept, Lighting Design for Live Performance,
Production Management in the Creative Arts,
Production Skills for Performance, Set Design
Realisation, Stage Management in Practice, Theatre
Sound Design and Workshop Constructional Skills.
You will also study Creative Arts Professional
Practice, Creative Arts Research Skills, Preparation,
Process and Production in the Creative Arts.
Campus: Wise (Bristol)
For the latest information and UCAS codes
visit www.ucas.com
Entry requirements:
Applicants need to apply via UCAS online.
140 UCAS Points. Qualifications from BTEC
Level 3, A levels, Access to Higher Education
will be accepted. GCSE Maths, English at Grade
C or above or equivalent. Mature Students will
be considered on an individual basis.
Progression
On successful completion of the HND, students
will have the opportunity to top up to the full
degree or seek employment.
For further information please email Jan Francis
[email protected]
For admissions contact Matt Payne on
0117 9152 412.
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SGS has small class sizes with
excellent support from teachers
and amazing facilities
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We have excellent industry
standard facilities which include
a 250 seat Olympus Theatre, the
Loft Studio Theatre, 4 dance
studios, acting studios, TV studio
and technical workshops. There
are lots of opportunities for our
students to participate in extra
curriculum initiatives locally.
We also have a wide range
of trips and international
residences available from
Rotterdam to New York.
Most Universities focus on
contemporary dance but SGS
have a good variety of styles
from ballet to hip hop
Rebecca Miles
At the School of Performing Arts
you can study 3 pathways which
lead into the BA Performing Arts.
These include Musical Theatre,
Theatre and Contemporary
Performance and Dance. This
now means that you will graduate
from us with the full BA (Hons) in
Performing Arts and a Foundation
Degree or HND in your chosen
subject.
Our staff will focus on you and help
you achieve your full potential in
a creative, enthusiastic and caring
environment.
SCHOOL OF PERFORMING ARTS
Our School of Performing Arts is
based in Bristol, at our dynamic
WISE Campus. Bristol has a
long well established history of
Theatres and Performing Arts
and it is renowned for its cultural
activities. In a recent survey
Bristol was voted as the best
city to live in Britain and it has
been named the European
Green Capital 2015.
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This course gives a good balance between practical
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If you’re passionate about
performance, then this course
is for you, whether you see
yourself as a performer, theatre
arts practitioner or working in
the creative industries.
What will I study?
With specialist strands in Theatre and Contemporary Performance or Musical Theatre, you will learn
acting, directing and playwriting techniques,
develop your vocal and singing skills, and take
part in ballet, tap, and jazz classes. Emphasis is
on learning through practice, underpinned by
theoretical study, meaning you will work towards
the regular realisation of performances, either
in the 250 seat Olympus Theatre, the Loft studio
theatre, or in professional or site-specific venues.
What do I need to join?
You should have successfully completed a relevant
Foundation Degree or HND . Most students
complete their full degree here, starting with one of
our specialist Foundation courses (see next pages)
and progressing to this final year, but students from
outside are also welcome to apply. All students will
be auditioned prior to offer of a place.
How will I learn?
Taught by friendly and highly qualified staff with
current professional experience as actors/directors/
writers/choreographers, the course provides a high
level of guidance and technical underpinning.
We pride ourselves on the amount of academic
and pastoral support we offer. High contact hours
are guaranteed, providing you with a thorough
learning experience, both academically and
practically. Our strong links to Bristol’s theatre
industry mean regular lectures and workshops
from specialist professionals. Theatre visits locally
and nationally, foreign exchanges and trips to
New York and various European destinations
allow you to compare different performances
in a range of settings.
Aspects of Study
If you’ve previously studied Performing Arts, this
course gives you the opportunity to achieve
honours degree standard through a range of
performance-based modules.
UCAS Code: W401 (Wise) Inst code G50
Course: BA performing Arts (top Up) Level 6
Fee: £9,000
Entry requirements: aged 18 and above with a
guideline of 240 points required from qualifications
and depth of A level or BTEC equivalent.
Campus: Wise (Bristol)
Illustrative Modules
• Applied Creative Performing Arts
• Live and Recorded Arts
• Performing Arts in Education
• Individual Showcase
How will I know how I am doing?
Regular assessments and feedback from staff.
For further information:
Please email Elizabeth Philps at
[email protected]
For admissions:
Contact Matthew Payne on 0117 9152 412
or email [email protected]
What can I do next?
• Progress to Masters Degree
• Train to teach
• Enter the industry
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of Musical Theatre and was brilliant preparation for
my Postgraduate Acting course at Central School
of Speech and Drama
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Wise Campus
This exciting two year Foundation
Degree will develop your ‘triple
threat’ through acting, singing
and dance (jazz, tap, ballet)
technique workshops closely
linked to Musical Theatre
performance projects.
The course is delivered at the
South West Academy of Dramatic
Arts which has excellent facilities
including the 250 seat Olympus
Theatre, the Loft Studio Theatre,
4 dance studios, acting studios
and technical workshops.
Modules include the following
UCAS Code: 59N3 Inst code S55
• Dance Theatre Styles (Jazz, Tap, Ballet)
Course: Foundation Degree in Musical Theatre
• Acting Through Song
Fee: £6,000
• Text to Performance
• 20th Century American Musical Theatre
Entry requirements: aged 18 and above with a
guideline of 240 points required from qualifications
and depth of A level or BTEC equivalent.
• Film Musicals
Campus: Wise (Bristol)
You will learn through practical exploration of a
variety of Musical Theatre styles, demonstrating
your understanding through productions,
workshops, performance and research projects.
The course includes a visit to New York and a
cultural exchange with Musical Theatre students
in Rotterdam, Holland.
You will have regular assessments and feedback
from staff to monitor your progress.
Progression opportunities
Progression to a 3rd year (top up) completes
the BA and can lead to postgraduate study at
drama school.
Past students have had professional success as
performers in the leisure and the entertainment
industry (cabaret, cruise ships, dancers) or as
teachers, arts administrators, or going into tv,
advertising and the creative industries.
Entry requirements:
Students must be aged 18 and above with a
guideline of 240 points required from qualifications
with the volume and depth of A level or BTEC
equivalent. Prior Learning and experience will be
taken in to consideration.
Students will be expected to have a GCSE grade
C pass or equivalent in Maths and English.
For further information contact
[email protected]
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You get to see loads of work so you can decide what you
want to do yourself - before this course I never dreamt I
could do an MA or make my own work, but I am now!
Louise Hill
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Degree course
B
Bristol
W
Course: Foundation Degree in Theatre and Contemporary Performance
Wise Campus
Fee: £6,000
Entry requirements: aged 18 and above with a
guideline of 240 points required from qualifications
and depth of A level or BTEC equivalent.
With a strong emphasis on
devised and original work, this
dynamic course offers you the
opportunity to explore your
potential as a theatre maker.
The course is delivered at
the South West Academy of
Dramatic Arts which has
excellent facilities, including
the 250 seat Olympus Theatre,
the Loft Studio Theatre, four
dance studios, acting studios
and technical workshops.
Underpinning all our work is an
understanding of the influence
of key theories and practitioners,
and a growing spirit of enquiry
into the possibilities of your
own theatre practice.
Campus: Wise (Bristol)
Progression opportunities
Progression to a 3rd year (top up) completes the
BA and can lead to postgraduate study at drama
school.
Taught by active industry practitioners,
the course provides links and
performance opportunities at a
local, national and international level.
These have included Lecoq training in
Paris, performance at a Live Art festival
inBerlin and an interdisciplinary project
in Serbia.
Example modules include:
•Twentieth Century Theatre Practice
• Devising Praxis
• Approaches to Contemporary Texts
• Classical Theatre on the Contemporary Stage
• The Performer, The Body and The Audience
• “Make Em Laugh” - Commedia to Connolly
Through practical workshops, self-directed
projects, lectures and full-scale productions, you
can expect to develop your vocal and physical skills
in a range of acting techniques and to apply them
in ensemble, autobiographical, site-based and
studio-based performances.
Directing, playwriting, workshop leading and work
placements form an integral part of the course,
putting you in a strong position for entry into
theatre or related industries.
You will have regular assessments, examinations
and feedback from staff and peers.
Past students have had professional success as
performers in stage, TV and self-directed work,
as well as pursuing careers as workshop leaders,
teachers, arts administrators, or going into
television, advertising and the creative industries.
Entry requirements:
Students must be aged 18 and above with a
guideline of 240 points required from qualifications
with the volume and depth of A level or BTEC
equivalent. Prior Learning and experience will be
taken in to consideration.
Students will be expected to have a GCSE grade
C pass or equivalent in Maths & English may be
acceptable.
for more information contact
[email protected]
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The course adapts you, makes you
employable, and teaches you the skills
you need to progress in the industry
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Level 5 course
B
Bristol
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This dynamic course offers
students who are interested
in producing innovative dance
performance the chance to
develop performance, teaching
and choreographic skills in a
range of techniques including;
Contemporary dance, Jazz
dance, Ballet, Commercial dance,
Physical Theatre and Tap dance
as well as equipping the student
with the ability to teach dance
and to lead dance workshops.
The course has an emphasis on contemporary dance techniques and
current dance practice and encourages
creative approaches to performance, choreography and teaching practice
UCAS Code: 105W inst code S55
Course: HND Dance
Fee: £6,000
Entry requirements: Drama and/or Dance at AS/A2
Level, BTEC National Diploma in Dance/Drama, AVCE
in Performing Arts
Campus: Wise (Bristol)
Students are provided with opportunities to;
• Participate in dance workshops and
residencies with professional dance
companies and practitioners
• Broaden dance practice on an International
trip with a payment contribution by our
Performing Arts Bursary
• Perform in a minimum of two shows per
year and experience performing in our state
of the art Olympus Theatre.
• Take a show on tour in the South West
of England.
• Experience a professional work placement
• Develop teaching practice through leading dance workshops within a variety of settings.
• Produce, promote and perform own
Choreography
• Create and perform site specific
dance performance
Studies include;
Year 1 HNC
• Creative Arts Professional Practice
• Creative Arts Research Skills
• Dance Practices in the community
• Jazz dance
• Solo Choreography
• Tap dance
• Classical Ballet Background and Technique
• Contemporary Dance Technique
• Physical theatre performance
• Body conditioning
• Urban dance practice
• World dance
•Improvisation
Year 2 HND
• Preparation, process and production in
the creative arts
• Choreography of Group performance
• Classical ballet Development and Analysis
• Contemporary dance Technique and performance
• Urban Dance
• Jazz dance Development and Analysis
• Site Specific Performance
• Performing Arts workshop leadership
• Tap dance Technique and performance
• World dance
• Small scale touring
•Improvisation
The Course is delivered through practical
technique classes, rehearsals, workshops and
studio time as well as lectures and group and
1-1 tutorials. The work is assessed through
assignments which the learners are set and which
includes some self directed study. Assignments
range in what they include according to the unit
studied but typically may include a written evaluation
or presentation and a dance performance as well
as assessed technique classes. Show performances
and touring also form the basis for assignments.
Entry requirements
Drama and/or Dance at AS/A2 Level, BTEC National
Diploma in Dance/Drama, AVCE in Performing
Arts. An overall Merit grade will be expected.
Students without a formal qualification will be
considered individually and students with an
experience of dance training with a recognised
dance teaching organisation such as (ISTD, IDTA
RAD etc are encouraged to apply.
Progression opportunities Include;
BA (Hons) top up at University, SGS College,
Dance School/conservatoire training, Industry
Employment.
For more information contact
[email protected]
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WISE Campus is home to the Bristol
Academy Women’s Football Club
who compete in the WSL, Bristol
Academy Flyers who compete in
the English Basketball League
Division 1, and is the home to our
numerous and extremely successful
sporting academies.
Recent alumni include Will Bayley
(2012 Paralympic Bronze medalist
table tennis), Toby Faletau (Wales &
Lions Rugby International), Jordan
Smith (England Golf International),
Chloe Ball-Hopkins (2012
Paralympic W1 Archer) and
Jasmine Matthews (Bristol Academy
& England U23 footballer, pictured
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The facilities at WISE include:•
Eight-lane Olympic standard running track as opened and named after, the legendary
Kip Keino (used by the Kenyan Olympic
Team prior to London 2012)
• Fully sprung indoor sports hall seating
up to 500 people
• Gymnasium and weights room
• Artificial short-play and putting green
• Aerobics/dance studios
• Boxing gym
• 12 3G artificial five –a-side football pitches
• 2x full-size floodlit artificial football/rugby pitches; 3G and 4G
• 60m x 40m indoor 3G artificial football/
rugby pitch
• Higher Education specific delivery rooms
and community space.
SGS College is based predominantly
in Bristol, in a recent survey the City
was voted as the best city to live in in
Britain. The School of Sport is based
at our purpose-built WISE Campus
which is a short walk from Bristol
Parkway Railway Station on the main
line to London Paddington or Swansea
in the opposite direction, the Campus
is on the northern fringe of Bristol and
just a few miles away from the vibrant
city centre as well as being just 5
minutes’ drive from the M4/M5
corridor – meaning you can be in
Cornwall, London, West Wales and
the Midlands in under 2 hours!
With our HE Sport courses you will receive
a free kit bundle and will have plenty of
vocational and sporting opportunities.
A bespoke HE support system is in place
for your support and the academic year is
additionally enriched by the HE Sports
annual international study visit; Barcelona
12/13, Munich 13/14 and Amsterdam
14/15. You will be taught by a team of
enthusiastic, subject specialist staff with
a proven history of first class teaching.
The School of Sport prides itself with its
individual attention to all our students
and a robust tutorial system ensuring all
students reach their full capacity.
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SGS college delivers a laid back yet professional
approach to higher education that prepares its
students for a variety of sporting careers.
The staff provide an excellent balance between
structure and freedom to nurture an enjoyable,
proactive, and responsible learning environment
Jonathan Clarke, HE Lead Student
Representative 2014/15
Year 1 Modules
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Degree course
B
Bristol
W
Wise Campus
• Introduction to research methods
• Sport and exercise placement I
• Coaching principles
This course aims to produce
coaches with a passion for their
profession and an understanding
of the skills needed for coaching
novice to elite performers.
• Teaching and coaching in practice
The Coaching Degree intends
to develop innovative and
knowledgeable coaches, who
are able to excel in a wide range
of environments.
Year 2 Modules
• Analysing human movement
• Introduction to coaching contexts
• Developing human movement
• Coaching contexts and cultures
• Performance analysis
• Research methods
• Coaching practice
• Sport and exercise extended placement II
• Independent project
• Sport and exercise extended placement III
• Reflective practice in sports coaching
• The science of coaching
• Community based sports coaching
Maths and English upskilling will be embedded into
the programme, graduates will need to be able to
work with individuals and groups to deliver sessions
and it is essential that students on the programme
use and update these key skills whilst on the course.
Opportunities will be provided for students to
gain an insight into working in the Sports Coaching
arena, including the use of guest speakers and
educational study visits to relevant industry
placements.
There will be opportunities throughout the course
to gain experience and volunteer in appropriate
placements, as well as working with staff on specific
applied sport and exercise support projects.
We envisage that some of these opportunities will
be based within our Bristol Academy of Sport and
afford students the opportunity to work with elite
young athletes.
There may be the opportunity to study national
Governing Body qualifications during the course.
You will receive feedback from Lecturers and from
marked coursework.
UCAS Code: C612 Institution code S55
Course: BSc 2 Year Fast track Sports
Coaching Degree
Fees: £9,000
Entry requirements: 280 UCAS points
Campus: Wise Campus, Bristol
You can Progress onto Postgraduate programmes
at the University of Gloucestershire and other
Universities; such as MSc Sports Coaching.
Career opportunities include: Professional sports
coach (including constructing your own company),
working for local authorities, and working for
national governing Bodies (NGBs). Diversification
into teaching and Strength & Conditioning are
established pathways.
Entry requirements:
All full-time applications should be made through
UCAS. We welcome all applications from students
and from overseas.
Students must be aged 18 and above 280 points
using the UCAS tariff system. Prior Learning
achievements will also be taken into account.
Students must have Maths and English GCSE or
equivalent may be considered.Applicants will need
a satisfactory enhanced DBS disclosure obtained
through the SGS College.
For more course information contact
Tom James at [email protected]
For Admissions contact Matt Payne
on 0117 9152412 or email
[email protected]
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The course provides students
with an overview of the football
industry including football
coaching & development and
sociological aspects - giving the
learner a greater depth
and breadth of understanding
to progress in the sector.
What will I study?
Year 1 Modules:
• Introduction to Research Methods,
• Coaching Principles,
• Analysis of Human Movement,
• Football Principles and Practice,
• Fitness for Football
Year 2 Modules:
• Research Methods,
• Coaching for Football,
• Sociology of Football,
• Football Development,
• Sport & Exercise Placement.
Employability:
Opportunities are provided for students on the
course to experience what it is like to work in the
football industry and presentations from those
working in the industry will take place throughout
the duration of the course.
Work Experience:
There will be opportunities throughout the course
to gain valuable experience through placements
and volunteering opportunities as well as working
with staff on specific projects. We envisage that
some of these opportunities will be based within
the Bristol Academy of Sport and afford students
the opportunity to work with talented young
athletes.
Additional qualifications:
Students will be provided with the opportunity to
enrol on NGB coaching qualifications and build a
portfolio of CPD relevant to football.
What do I need to join?
Students should be over the age of 18 and achieve
140 UCAS Tariff points, and have 4 GCSE Grade C
or above inclusive of English, Maths, and Science.
All applications will be made through UCAS.
We welcome applications from all students
inclusive of overseas students. Applicants will
need a satisfactory enhanced DBS disclosure
obtained through the SGS College.
How long is the course?
2 years.
How will I learn?
Delivery will take place in specific HE classrooms,
workshops, seminars and through practical sessions.
UCAS Code: C678
Course: FdSc Football Coaching and Performance*
Fee: £6,000 subject to validation)
Entry requirements: aged 18 and above with a
guideline of 140 points required from qualifications
and depth of A level or BTEC equivalent.
Campus: WISE Campus, Bristol
How will I know how I am doing?
The course will be assessed through coursework,
presentations, exams and case studies. Regular
feedback will be given to students by the delivery
team.
Are there any extra costs?
No – students will be provided with practical kit.
What can I do next?
Students can progress onto a “top-up” year at
many Universities, including the University of
Gloucestershire, on an appropriate related degree.
What are my career opportunities?
Career opportunities in football inclusive of
coaching, a development role or administration.
The skills learned on the course will also provide
career opportunities in the wider field of sport.
For Admissions contact Matt Payne
on 0117 9152412 or email
[email protected]
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Bristol
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The course provides students
with an overview of the golf
industry, coaching &
development and sociological
aspects - giving the learner a
greater depth and breadth of
understanding to progress in
the sector.
What will I study?
Year 1 Modules:
• Introduction to Research Methods,
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Course: FdSc Golf Coaching and Performance*
Fee: £6,000 (subject to validation)
Wise Campus
Coaching Principles,
Analysis of Human Movement,
Golf Principles and Practice,
Fitness for Golf
Entry requirements: aged 18 and above with a
guideline of 140 points required from qualifications
and depth of A level or BTEC equivalent.
Campus: WISE Campus, Bristol
Year 2 Modules:
• Research Methods,
• Coaching for Golf,
• Sociology of Golf,
• Golf Development,
• Sport & Exercise Placement
Employability:
Opportunities are provided for students on the
course to experience what it is like to work in the
Golf industry and presentations from those working
in the industry will take place throughout the
duration of the course.
Work Experience:
There will be opportunities throughout the course
to gain valuable experience through placements
and volunteering opportunities as well as working
with staff on specific projects. We envisage that
some of these opportunities will be based within
the Bristol Academy of Sport and afford students
the opportunity to work with talented young
athletes.
Additional qualifications:
Students will be provided with the opportunity to
enrol on NGB coaching qualifications and build a
portfolio of CPD relevant to Golf.
What do I need to join?
Students should be over the age of 18 and achieve
140 UCAS Tariff points, and have 4 GCSE Grade C
or above inclusive of English, Maths, and Science.
All applications will be made through UCAS. We
welcome applications from all students inclusive of
overseas students.
Applicants will need a satisfactory enhanced DBS
disclosure obtained through the SGS College.
How long is the course?
2 years.
How will I learn?
Delivery will take place in specific HE classrooms,
workshops, seminars and through practical sessions.
How will I know how I am doing?
The course will be assessed through coursework,
presentations, exams and case studies. Regular
feedback will be given to students by the delivery
team.
Are there any extra costs?
No – students will be provided with practical kit.
What can I do next?
Students can progress onto a “top-up” year at
many Universities, including the University of
Gloucestershire, on an appropriate related degree.
What are my career opportunities?
Career opportunities in Golf inclusive of coaching,
a development role or administration. The skills
learned on the course will also provide career
opportunities in the wider field of sport.
For Admissions contact Matt Payne on
0117 915 2412 or email
[email protected]
* subject to validation
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Sport and exercise is in an
unparalleled position of growth offering
limitless opportunities. National Initiatives
considering ‘health of the nation’, ‘big society’
and sporting success, drive this innovative,
engaging and rewarding sector forward.
GARETH REYNOLDS HEAD OF DEPARTMENT
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5
Level 5 course
B
Bristol
W
The course has been designed
to offer students the opportunity
to develop relevant knowledge
and skills to enable them to
pursue a career or graduate
studies in sport, recreation,
exercise, health or fitness, as well
as providing more specialised
routes towards health promotion,
coaching, sports therapy and
sports teaching/lecturing.
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Course: HND Sport and Exercise Science
Wise Campus
Fees: £6,000
Entry requirements: 140 UCAS points
Campus: Wise Campus, Bristol
The 2 (HND) plus 1 (degree top up)
model, is a recognised pathway that
provides a full degree in 3 years.
The ‘top up’ year route offers greater
flexibility with learning and saving
benefits. Universities throughout the
country provide this option for leaner’s
that haveachieved a HND.
Throughout the course there will be
several vocational experiences and
visits to other education institutions.
This is a 2 year course contained within 3 days
per week, for students 18+ years of age.
Course includes 6 Core Units:
• Anatomy and Physiology, Sports Psychology, Training and Fitness, Biomechanics, Research Methods and a Research Project
• 10 optional units will also be taken and will include Sports Nutrition, Injury Prevention, Sports Coaching, Analysis of Performance, Physical Education, Technology in Sport, Applied Psychology and 3 personal
development modules.
Entry requirements
All applicants need to apply via the UCAS system.
Students should be over the age of 18 and have
achieved a minimum of 140 UCAS points; either
from a National Diploma/Extended Diploma or from
two A Levels (preferably with one in a science).
Students must also have four GCSEs at Grade C
including Maths, English and at least 1 Science.
Mature students will be assessed on relevant
experience. applicants will be contacted through
the UCAS system with an academic offer.
Applicants will need a satisfactory enhanced DBS
disclosure obtained through the SGS College.
Many universities will accept successful HND
students onto the second or third year of their
degree programmes, depending on the number
of credits you achieve at the end of the course.
We have a 100% entry rate for students applying
to top up at University of Gloucestershire and
University South Wales.
How to find out more
Contact: Elinor Wren (Course Leader)
0117 9192651 [email protected]
For Admissions contact Matt Payne
on 0117 9152412 or email
[email protected]
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Our sports facilities are the envy of other colleges nationally,
and sport forms a major part of our enrichment programme
across all campuses. Our students benefit from outstanding
modern sports facilities and the excellent reputation at the
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Access course
B
Bristol
W
Wise Campus
This course is designed for
adults returning to education
who want to gain access to
university level education in a
range of Sport and Sport Science
disciplines. The course will
provide you with experience in a
variety of Sport Science subjects,
something that is valuable for
students returning to education
after a period of time away.
What will I study?
You will study human anatomy, sport psychology,
fitness and training, sports coaching as well as
undertaking a scientific project. The objective is
to enhance the academic and vocational profile
to facilitate progress to a higher level.
What do I need to join?
You will need to have achieved or be planning to
achieve GCSE grade C or above in both Maths
and English, there will be an opportunity to sit
these alongside your Access course. Vocational
experiences as well as sporting National
Governing Body awards/ badges are taken into
consideration. A current and cleared Disclosure
and Barring Service (DBS) check is required. An
interview is also required, at which your suitability
will be assessed through discussion and screening
tests. These will help us understand how we can
best support you as you attend the course.
How long is the course?
One year full time approximately 3/4 days per
week. Classes will be timetabled wherever possible
between 10.00am and 2.50pm to take into account
childcare arrangements and/or employment.
How will I learn?
Classroom study will be used to teach you in an
informative and interactive way. The course will be
assessed through a range of differing assignments
collated into a course portfolio. The great majority
of the assessments will be coursework based, with
some exam and practical project work.
How will I know how I am doing?
Assessment is continuous, consisting of coursework, portfolio building and regular one-to-one
time with a personal tutor.
Are there any extra costs?
Alongside the fee for the course, material fees will
be required at enrolment. Please note that financial
support is available in certain circumstances, so
please contact our Learner Services team to see
what financial support may be available to you.
If you are 24 years old or above, then you may
be eligible to take out a student loan to pay for
the course.
What can I do next?
The majority of students who successfully achieve
the Access to Higher Education Diploma in Sport
Science will progress onto university level courses,
such as HND Sport & Exercise offered at WISE
Campus (where a place is guaranteed).
What are my career opportunities?
• Higher Education
• Sports Coach/Trainer
• Sport and Exercise Scientist
• Sport Analyst
For more information contact Course Leader
Jordan Morris at [email protected]
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EARLY YEARS
HEALTH AND
SOCIAL CARE
I thoroughly enjoyed the debates and the in-depth
conversations - mind boggling!
Kimberley Richards, SGS Student, Education and Learning
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Degree course
B
Bristol
F
Filton Campus
If you are keen to develop your
skills further and gain formal
recognition for the skills you
have already gained, this could
be the course for you.
With the emphasis on workbased learning, this course
provides an ideal opportunity
for those working in schools in
Key Stages 1-3 in a teaching
support role (teaching assistant,
higher level teaching assistant,
and learning support worker) to
gain an academic qualification
and enhance their professional
development.
Committed and hardworking practitioners gain
recognition for the knowledge and skills they use
in the workplace. Students get the best of both
worlds by successfully combining learning ‘on the
job’ and college attendance for one day per week
study for a formal qualification while in employment.
Some of our modules:
• Communication, Language and Literacy
UCAS Code: XX31 Inst code G50
Course: Foundation Degree in Education
and Learning
Fee: £6,000
Entry requirements: a minimum of 120 UCAS
tariff points or equivalent. A-level: grades DD or
equivalent, or BTEC National Diploma: PPP
Campus: Filton (Bristol)
• Promoting Positive Behaviour
• Developing Awareness of Special
Education Needs
• Developing the Role of the Lead Professional
• Education in the Digital Era
• Working with Families
Benefits
• combines ‘earning and learning’
• involves university attendance for one day
per week
• experiences in the workplace used to support
and extend learning
Career paths
Provides progression to Level 6 through the BA
(Hons) Education Studies programme and Qualified
Teacher Status (QTS) through PGCE.
Are there any placements for this course?
Students must be in either voluntary or paid
employment for the equivalent of a half-time post.
How will the course be assessed?
Course work is assessed using a range of strategies
including portfolios, presentations, written
assignments, case studies and discussions.
Entry requirements
Students should normally have a minimum of two
years experience in relevant employment of at least
a half-time post or organised voluntary work.
Students will normally have a minimum of 120
UCAS tariff points or equivalent.
A-level: grades DD or equivalent, or BTEC
National Diploma: PPP.
A Learning Agreement will be signed by your
employer to indicate that you will have their
support throughout the course.
All entrants will need a current Disclosure and
Barring Service (DBS) Certificate.
Location and Attendance
The course will be held at our Filton Campus.
Attendance will need to be once a week on
Wednesdays (1.00 -9.00 pm).
For further information or to book your place
on this innovative course please email
Debra Spencer at [email protected]
For applications please contact
Matt Payne on 0117 909 5412 or email
[email protected]
Actory enhanced CRB disclosure obtained through
the SGS College.
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The Early Years course gives you the best of both worlds,
in college and placement. Gaining new experiences and
meeting new people and the theoretical side of it is
interesting, fun and intriguing, couldn’t ask for anything
better! I really cannot fault the course, everything about
it is amazing
SARAH WILLS, STUDENT
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Level 5 course
B
Bristol
F
S
Filton Campus Stroud Campus
Advanced Studies in Early Years
at level 5 equip learners with
the knowledge, understanding,
training and skills that are
essential for finding employment
in today’s highly competitive
job market.
The strong vocational elements
in the Early Years courses ensure
learners have a chance to
develop the personal qualities
and gain the experience so that
our students can make a valuable
contributionas soon as they
start work.
This course is for you if you are passionate about
the quality of education and care children receive
and you want to make a difference to children’s
lives and to help them develop to their full potential.
UCAS Code: tbc Inst code S55
The full two year HND (Level 5) is equivalent to the
first two years of a university degree (and equate to
240 credits), they are well-respected by universities
and employers.
Entry requirements: level 3 qualification in child care
and at least two years experience or equivalent A
level UCAS points of 140. Mature students will be
considered on individual merit.
This course gives you an in depth study of a wide
range of Early Years issues and will enable you to
acquire the knowledge, skills and qualities to work
in a range of Early Years settings, or progress to the
final year of an Honours degree.
Campus: Filton (Bristol) and Stroud
Course: HND Advanced in Early Years
Fee: £3,750 per year
Course content:
Please note that this qualification is currently being
re-written by BTEC/Pearson so please check our
website for updates.
You will study a range of units which will provide
you with the theoretical knowledge, professional
expertise and work-based learning relevant to a
range of roles working with children 0 to 8 years of
age. For the HND course your will study 16 units
over two years and for the HNC route it is 10 units
of study over one year.
Some of your units could include:• Communicating, Values and Leadership in an Early Years Environment
• Theories of Development: Birth to Three
& Three Plus
• Early Years Curriculum, Play and Learning
• Child Protection
• Contemporary Issues in Child Health
• Effective Leadership
• Working with Families
• Developing Play in the Early Years
You will be assessed by a variety of written and
practical assignments.
Full time students are likely to be in College
for one day and an evening. You are also
expected to study in your own time to complete
the assignment tasks, and be in placement in
order to evidence your continuing professional
development.
This course will be taught at both Filton
and Stroud Campuses. For more information
email [email protected]
Career paths:
Manager of an early years setting or Family
support worker. It also provides progression to
Level 6 in Early Childhood Studies with Early
Years teacher status.
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Thank you very much for supporting me through doing my
level 3. I greatly appreciated all the hard work you have done
Robyn, Student
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HNC HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE
Level 4 course
F
Filton Campus
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Course: HNC Health and Social Care
Fee: £3,000 per year
Stroud Campus
Entry requirements: BTEC Level 3 or A levels
equating to 140 UCAS points.
This is a great opportunity to
gain a Level 4 qualification in
the field of Health and Social
Care that will equip you with
the skills needed to progress
to University or develop your
career in the field.
It would be expected that
you will have been in paid
employment or have completed
at least 200 hours in a health
or social care setting. You will
need to have developed good
communication skills and an
empathy for working with
vulnerable people.
You also need to have the
capability of working at level 4
academically.
Campus: Fiton (Bristol) and Stroud
Work placements will be offered to those students
not employed but is hoped that those already
working will use their area of employment as a
resource and to develop their role as a healthcare
professional.
How is the course assessed?
• The option to have weekly tutorials in groups
and on a 1:1 basis.
• Individual written and oral feedback on
assessment and progress.
• Work placement visits from course leader to
observe professional development
Year 1 Modules
A range of mandatory subjects from
communication to working in partnership.
Entry requirements
You will need to have a mature attitude to learning
as you will need to study independently. You will
need either a L3 HSC or A levels equating to 140
UCAS points plus;
Further specialised units will be designed to
provide a specific focus to the qualification and
will be based on the needs of the student group.
Specialised units cover areas such as management,
counselling, safeguarding and legislation.
• GCSE English and Maths (or equivalent)
at Grade C and above.
Progression
• Deputy Manager of a Care Home
• 2 A levels A-C grades (at least one in science/
social science)
• Social Work Degree or Nursing Degree
Alternative qualifications and related work-experience will be considered from mature students.
This is full time one year course is designed for
those people who are looking to study whilst still
working. Students are likely to be in College for
two evenings per week.
You will study 5 mandatory units including;
Principles of Health and Social Care Practice,
Health & Safety and Working in partnership.
Specialist units cover areas such as Human
Resources, Counselling Skills and legislation.
These are designed to provide a specific focus
to the qualification and will be based on the
needs of the student group.
• Senior Health Care Assistant with unit
leadership responsibility
How to apply
Contact Customer Services on 01453 761126
email: [email protected]
Entry requirements:
Level 3 qualification in child care and at least two
years experience as an early years practitioner and
a reference from your placement of work.
For more information email
[email protected]
Career Path:
Continue onto the HND, employment within the
Health and Social Care sector or university to study
Nursing, Midwifery, Social work.
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Over the years we have built an excellent working
relationship with North Bristol NHS Trust. As a result of
successful placements, many of our students gain paid
work with the NHS whilst continuing their studies at
SGS College
Polly Lee, Tutor
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5
Level 5 course
B
Bristol
F
Filton Campus
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Stroud Campus
Higher National Certificates and
Diplomas are university level
qualifications – the emphasis is
on ‘learning by doing’ – and
are assessed by your written
assignments or practical work.
They are vocational courses, so
you learn about a particular job
area and the skills necessary to
go on to Higher Education, or
direct to work in that area.
The full two year HND (Level 5)
is equivalent to one or two years
of a university degree.
They offer a less costly
alternative to the traditional
university route, whilst allowing
you to study locally.
A full-time student will complete the HNC in the
first year and the HND in the second year.
This course is for you if:
• You are looking to pursue care management
and administrative posts in healthcare services.
• You are passionate about the quality of care
people receive.
• You want to make a difference to the lives of
people from a wide range of backgrounds
and ages.
Career path:
Employment in the Health and Social Care sector ,
study at university for a professional qualification in
Nursing, Midwifery or Social work.
Course Content
Full-time students will complete the HNC in year
one and the HND in year two. This course will give
you an in depth study of a wide range of Health
and Social Care issues as well as opportunities to
extend your knowledge and skills in the practice
and management of Health and Social Care
programmes.
You will study a range of units which will provide
you with the underpinning theoretical knowledge,
professional expertise and work-based learning
relevant to a range of roles working in Health and
Social Care.
The HNC course consists of 8 units, and the HND
16 units including:
Yr 1 (HNC/HND)
• Managing Human Resources in Health
and Social Care
• Managing Financial Resources in Health
and Social Care
• Communicating in Health and Social Care
Organisations
• Principles of Health and Social Care Practice
• Health and Safety in the Health and Social Care
• Working in Partnership in Health and
Social Care
• Personal and Professional Development in
Health and Social Care (requires at least 200
work experience)
• Safeguarding in Health and Social Care
Yr 2 (HND)
• Research Project
• Understanding Specific Needs in Health
and Social Care
• Contemporary Issues in Health and Social Care
• Managing Quality in Health and Social Care
• Work Based Experience
• Health Promotion
• Developing Counselling Skills for Health
and Social Care
• Empowering Users of Health and Social
Care services
UCAS Code: tbc Inst code S55
Course: HND Health and Social Care
Fee: £3,750 per year
Entry requirements: BTEC Level 3 HSC at or
equivalent A levels of 140 UCAS points (at least one
in science/social science)
Campus: Filton (Bristol) & Stroud
Entry requirements:
You must have the equivalent A levels of 140 UCAS
points or equivalent (BTEC Level 3 qualification in
Health and Social Care, or a relevant Level 3 NVQ).
You must be 18 or over, have GCSE grades A*-C in
English and Maths (alternative equivalency testing
may be undertaken). It is also necessary to be
working or volunteering in a Health and Social Care
setting for a minimum of three days per week in
order to evidence continuing professional development. You will be required to attend an interview
and discussion and complete a short written piece
of work. As an organisation that is committed to
safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children
and vulnerable adults, we will ask you to have a DBS
check if you will be going on such a work placement.
Please note that having a criminal record will not
necessarily bar you from studying with us. This
will depend on the nature of the course and the
circumstances and background of your offences.
APEL:
Mature students with related experience or
previous qualifications can be considered for
Accreditation of Prior (experiential) Learning
(APEL). Ask for an application pack.
How much will it cost?
For Higher Education courses we can support
you to apply for a loan through the Student Loans
Company.
Staff Contact: email: [email protected]
For further information contact
[email protected]
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You will be taught by lecturers
who have worked extensively
throughout the engineering
industry in brand new state-of-theart facilities featuring Computer
Aided Design (CAD), with
Computed Numerically Controlled
(CNC) links.
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You will study 9 modules over the 2 years, they
include the following:• Analytical methods for Engineers
Course: HNC Mechanical Engineering
Fee: £2,600
• Engineering Science
Entry requirements: 140 UCAS points which
must include related subjects
The HNC in Mechanical
Engineering is based at our
Stroud Campus.
• Project Design, Implementation and Evaluation
Campus: Stroud
• Health, Safety and Risk Assessment in
Engineering
For further information visit
www.sgscol.ac.uk
This is a 2 year part time course
to enable students to study
whilst working. This course
will be delivered on a part time
basis over 2 years for 1 afternoon
and evening.
• Mechanical Principles and Applications
Level 4 course
Stroud Campus
What will I study?
This course aims to produce high quality successful
candidates with intermediate level skills, who are
able to work with confidence at a technician level
within the engineering industry. The course will
prepare successful candidates, for careers in
the field of Mechanical Engineering and Design
Engineering, through the provision of industry
related skills and knowledge which meet the
requirements for the Technical Certificate element
of the national Higher Apprenticeship framework.
It will provide successful candidates with the
ability to apply the underlying concepts and
principles of engineering to work situations
and with creative thinking, develop innovative
solutions to problems as the next generation
of mechanical engineers. The course will also
equip successful candidates with the essential
communication and critical evaluation skills to
prepare them for progression.
• Dynamics of Machines
• Advanced Computer-aided Design Techniques
• Further Mathematics for Technicians
• Further Mechanical Principles and Applications
Entry Requirements:
Students must be aged 18 and above with a
relevant level 3 qualification. Students will be
expected to have a GCSE grade C or above in
Maths and English. Mature students with relevant
experience will be considered on individual merit.
Why study with us?
We pride ourselves on being a friendly,
professional and supportive team with an
extensive range of industry experience. We
will support you as an individual and believe
in maximizing every student’s potential.
Progression
Successful students can progress onto a HND and
then top up to a BSc (Hons) degree or complete
further professional qualifications.
For further course information:
Email: Andy Keenan at
[email protected]
For admissions contact:
Matthew Payne on 0117 915 2412 or
Email: [email protected]
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SCHOOL OF
COMPUTING
PROFESSIONAL
& PUBLIC
SERVICES
On joining this course, I was immediately met by an enthusiastic
team of teaching staff who made me feel welcome and included
in all the lessons and activities. The course covers a wide variety
of subjects that are relevant to the public services, from learning
aspects of Land Navigation (using map and compass) to
understanding Government Policies and Electoral Processes
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Level 5 course
B
Bristol
W
Wise Campus
The course has been designed
to offer students the opportunity
to develop relevant knowledge
and skills to enable them to
pursue a career or graduate
studies in Public Services and
Public Sector Management
Studies.
What will I study?
Course includes 7 Core units:
• Research Project; Organisations and behaviour;
Fair treatment in Public Services; Managing
Public Sector finance; Government, Decision
making and the Public Sector; Personal and Professional Development.
•
In addition to the above a further 120 credits
will be studied from a broad range of units
available in order to ensure a wide range of progression opportunities are available.
Maths and English:
Maths and English upskilling will be embedded
into the programme, graduates will need to be
able to work with individuals and groups to deliver
sessions and it is essential that students on the
programme use and update these key skills whilst
on the course.
Additional qualifications:
Students on this programme will be provided with
the opportunity to enrol on additional qualifications
such as First Aid.
UCAS Code: UCAS code T54K
What do I need to join?
Students should be over the age of 18 and have
achieved a minimum of 140 UCAS points; either
from a Diploma/Extended Diploma or from two
A Levels.
Entry requirements: 140 UCAS points which
must include related subjects
Institution code S55
Course: HND in Public Services
Fee: £6,000
Campus: Bristol Wise
Students must also have four GCSEs at grade C
including Maths and English.
Mature students will be assessed on relevant
experience. Suitable applicants will be invited
to interview. Applicants need to apply via UCAS.
How long is the course?
2 years.
How will I learn?
Classes are taught in the classroom, workshops
and by practical sessions.
How will I know how I am doing?
This course will be assessed by coursework,
presentations, case studies and exams. There is
regular feedback from lecturers on an individual
and group basis.
Are there any extra costs?
Your practical kit will be provided.
What can I do next?
Several universities offer a ‘top up year’ opportunity
following the HND qualification. Throughout the
course there will be several vocational experiences
and visits to other education institutions.
Many universities will accept successful HND
students onto the second or third year of their
degree programmes, depending on the number
of credits you achieve at the end of the course.
Employability:
Employability plays an important role in this
programme and units are selected that allow
learners to experience what it is like to work in
the Public Services sector. We also invite guest
speakers from the Public Sector to come in
and present. Learners have the opportunity
to work with the Public Sector and the local
community as well as participating in events
with regional services..
What are my career opportunities?
This programme will appeal to anyone who is
either considering a career in the uniformed
public services or who aspires to being involved
in a management role in a public services-related
career. Upon successful completion you would
be considered for advanced entry onto a relevant
degree course.
Work Experience:
Opportunities will exist for learners to participate
in uniformed sector related activities.
For admissions contact Matt Payne on
0117 9152 412 or email
[email protected]
For further information Please email David Carlyon
at [email protected]
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4/5
Level4/5 course
B
Bristol
F
Filton Campus
W
Course: HNC/HND in Computing
Fee: £6,000
Wise Campus
This HND course offers a
good knowledge in computing
principles, with particular
reference to the analysis,
design and implementation
of Information Systems in a
business context.
It is designed to give the student
a sound understanding in the
use and control of information
systems and technologies, as
well as a general understanding
of business IT software packages.
Entry requirements: 140 UCAS points which
must include related subjects
Campus: Bristol Filton/Wise
This course with its strong vocational focus
will prepare you for a career in Information
Technology. Having a greater understanding
of Information Systems will really give you the edge
in whatever line of work you are in or
want to pursue.
This qualification is the equivalent of the first 2
years of a degree and you will have the opportunity to
top up at a university of your choice.
As an example, modules could include:Year 1
• Computer Systems and Networking Concepts
• Problem Solving for Computing
• Web Application Development
• Information Systems Analysis and Design 1
• Developing Business Applications
• Professional and Business Skills
Year 2
• Computer Programming
• Database Development
• Systems Architecture
• Mathematics for Computing
Entry Requirements:
Students must be aged 18 and above, with
140 UCAS points in an appropriate subject or a
BTEC Diploma for IT Practitioners. Students should
have GCSE Maths and English Language at grade
C and above.
Prior learning achievements will be
considered and mature applicants with appropriate
professional experience may be accepted at our
discretion.
• Rich Internet Applications Development
If you are interested in this course,
please email [email protected]
for more information.
• Individual Project
*subject to validation
• Digital Media Authoring
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Don’t let the cost of your desired course of study be a barrier
with the 24+ Advanced Learning Loan.
How can I apply for a 24+ Loan?
• Study a course at Level 3 or 4, including:
You can apply online or in paper-based form for
courses starting from September 2015.
• QCF certificates and diplomas
SGS College staff will help you complete the application
when you visit the College or talk you through the process
over the phone.
• A Levels (maximum of four)
After submitting an application, you will be assessed by the
Student Loans Company (SLC) and if you have fulfilled the criteria,
the SLC will inform you and the College.
About the loan
To qualify for a 24+ Advanced Learning Loan, you must:
• Be aged 24 or over at the start of the course
• Be a resident in the UK
• Have not previously received a loan to study
the same course subject and level
• Access to Higher Education
Other important information
• The loan covers the upfront tuition costs, including registration
and certification of your qualification, and will be paid directly
to the College.
• You don’t pay any upfront fees for your course and, until
you’re earning over £21,000 a year, you won’t have to pay
anything back (certain criteria apply).
• If your loan is to cover the fees for the Access to Higher Education
course and you subsequently complete a university-level
(Higher Education) course, you will not have to pay back your
24+ Advanced Learning Loan.
For further information e-mail: [email protected],
ring 0800 0567 253 or visit www.sgscol.ac.uk
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ASSOCIATION OF ACCOUNTING TECHNICIANS (AAT)
LEVEL 4 DIPLOMA IN ACCOUNTING
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Level 4/5 course
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Bristol
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Filton Campus
AAT is the UK’s leading
qualification and membership
body for accounting and finance
staff; it has over 125,000 members
in more than 90 countries worldwide. AAT qualifications provide
AccountingTechnician status.
Accounting Technicians work at
all levels of finance, from accounts
clerks to finance directors.
The Level 4 Diploma is for
candidates who have successfully
completed the AAT Level 3
Diploma in Accounting.
During the course candidates will cover the
following topics:
• Financial Statements
• Budgeting
• Financial Performance
• Internal Control and Accounting Systems
2 from 5 optional units at tutor discretion.
Learning will take place mainly in a classroom
environment with the opportunity to use case
studies and work-based evidence. Computer-based
testing is used for assessment of 5 units, with mock
exams taking place during classroom sessions. Final
exams will be held at dates and times to be advised
at the start of your course.
The sixth unit is an independent written project
Candidates will need to have successfully achieved
the AAT Level 3 Diploma in Accounting prior to enrolling, and also require a level 2 in Maths & English
(A to C Grade GCSE or equivalent). All candidates
also have to complete an assessment/interview
prior to joining a Level 4 AAT course. Please visit
one of our AAT Open Evenings which are held at
various times throughout the year.
You will need to ensure your student membership
of the Association of Accounting Technicians is
up-to-date. Annual membership fees are to be paid
direct to the AAT, please visit www.aat.org.uk for
further information.
All exam fees (single attempt) and textbooks are
included in the cost of your course.
Successful completion of the AAT Level 4 Diploma
will allow progression on to Chartered Accountancy
programmes such as ACCA or CIMA.
Payment plans are available for course fees over
£150; 3 month instalment plans are available for
courses which run for 6 months or more and 6
month direct debit payment plans are available for
courses which run for 9 months or more, there will
be a one off £15.00 charge for these facilities.
Please attend one of our AAT Information/Enrolment evenings to complete your initial assessments
and enrolment paperwork. You will need to bring
evidence of completion of the AAT Level 3 Diploma
in Accounting, and you will be informed if your application has been successful as soon as possible.
For further information please contact Debra
Spencer: Email: [email protected]
Course: NVQ in Supply Chain Management Level 4
Fee: price on application
NVQ IN SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT LEVEL 4
We have successfully offered the
Chartered Institute of Purchasing
& Supply (CIPS) qualifications for
thirteen years and have been
awarded the Centre of Excellence
accolade for the last 5 years.
To extend our procurement course
choice further we also offer the
work-based Supply Chain
Management NVQs from levels
2 to 4.
The NVQ includes management skills
and behaviours as well as strategy,
change management, improvement,
implementation and the traditional
purchasing and contract roles.
To encompass the supply chain the
NVQ also covers materials management
and logistics.
This qualification is delivered in the workplace
on a one-to-one basis with a dedicated specialist
assessor. Assessment is through building a portfolio
of evidence that proves your competency.
You will need a high level of autonomy and you will
be responsible for managing other people.
Venue: Workplace
How to apply: contact Debra Spencer:
Tel: 0117 909 2367
Email: [email protected]
www.sgscol.ac.uk
This qualification is delivered through one-to-one
support in the workplace; therefore we do not have
set start dates and are able to start candidates
throughout the year at convenient times to suit
both the candidate and the assessor. It will take
approximately 18 months to complete, advice on
what level you undertake will be provided by your
assessor in relation to your job role.
For further information please contact Debra
Spencer: Email: [email protected]
Tel: 0117 909 2367
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Level 4 course
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Bristol
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Filton Campus
CIPS are the leading body
representing the field of
purchasing and supply chain
management. Established in
1932, they have grown to
become the central reference
for industry best practice, with
their code of conduct being the
standard around the world. In
1992 they were awarded a Royal
Charter in recognition of their
status as a centre of excellence
and support for the profession.
We have successfully offered the
Chartered Institute of Purchasing
& Supply (CIPS) qualifications
for fifteen years and have been
awarded the Centre of Excellence
accolade for the last 7 years.
The Level 4 Diploma consists of five
compulsory modules; Contexts of
Procurement & Supply, Business Needs
in procurement & Supply, Sourcing in
Procurement & Supply, Negotiating &
Contracting in Procurement & Supply
and Managing Contracts & Relationships
in Procurement & Supply. Modules are
studied on an individual basis followed
by examination.
Assessment for each module is carried out through
examination. Each module includes 35 hours of
lectures, CIPS also recommend 80 hours of self
study per module with the course book and
materials provided for each module. Classroom
session include a range of taught session, group
work, activities and group discussions.
Students need to be a registered student member
of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply
(CIPS). Candidates should have at least two
A-levels or equivalent. Students without any
prior qualifications must have at least two years’
experience in a business environment.
Please visit www.cips.org or call CIPS direct
on 01780 756777 for further information on
application.
It is the student’s responsibility to arrange and book
the relevant examination direct through
CIPS; enrolment/booking forms are available
from www.cips.org.
Each day part time module runs for 5 weeks at SGS
Filton Campus. Modules run from 1pm - 9pm on a
Thursday afternoon and evening and are followed
by CIPS exam.
Each block release module runs for 5 days at SGS
Stroud Campus. Modules run from 9am – 5pm
Monday to Friday and are followed by CIPS exam.
Progression
Progression onto the CIPS Advanced Diploma in
Procurement & Supply Level 5.
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CHARTERED INSTITUTE OF PURCHASING & SUPPLY (CIPS)
DIPLOMA IN PROCUREMENT & SUPPLY LEVEL 4
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Level 5 course
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Bristol
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Filton Campus
The Level 5 Advanced Diploma in
Purchasing & Supply consists of five
individual modules; Management in
the procurement & Supply, Managing
Risks in Supply Chains, Improving the
Competitiveness of Supply Chains,
Category Management in Procurement
& Supply and Operations Management
in Supply Chains. Modules are studied
on an individual basis followed by
examination.
Assessment for each module is carried out
through examination. Each module includes
35 hours of lectures, CIPS also recommend 80
hours of self study per module with the course
book and materials provided for each module.
Classroom session include a range of taught session, group work, activities and group discussions.
Students also need to be a registered student
member of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing
& Supply (CIPS). Please visit www.cips.org or call
CIPS direct on 01780 756777 for further information
on application.
It is the student’s responsibility to arrange and
book the relevant examination direct through
CIPS; enrolment/booking forms are available
from www.cips.org.
Each day part time module runs for 5 weeks at
SGS Filton Campus. Modules run from 1pm - 9pm
on a Wednesday afternoon and evening and are
followed by CIPS exam.
Each block release module runs for 5 days at SGS
Stroud Campus. Modules run from 9am – 5pm
Monday to Friday and are followed by CIPS exam.
Progression onto the Professional Diploma in
Procurement & Supply level 6.
CIPS PROFESSIONAL DIPLOMA IN
PROCUREMENT & SUPPLY LEVEL 6
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Level 6 course
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Bristol
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Assessment for each module is carried out through
examination. Each module includes 35 hours of
lectures, CIPS also recommend 80 hours of self
study per module with the course book and
materials provided for each module. Classroom
session include a range of taught session, group
work, activities and group discussions.
Fees - price on application
Campus: Filton and Wise
How to apply: contact Debra Spencer:
Tel: 0117 909 2367
Email: [email protected]
www.sgscol.ac.uk
Course Information:
Block course Module Programme (Stroud Campus)
available on request. Day Part Time course Module
Programme (Filton Campus) available on request.
Fees:
Each module price £535 or £2475 for all 5 modules.
Payment plans are available for course fees over
£150; 3 month instalment plans are available for
courses which run for 6 months or more and 6
month direct debit payment plans are available for
courses which run for 9 months or more, there will
be a one off payment of £15.00 for these facilities.
Contact Debra Spencer for further information:
Email: [email protected]
Tel: 0117 909 2367
Course: Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply
(CIPS) Professional Diploma in Procurement & Supply
Level 6
Fees - price on application
Entry requirements: tbc.
Filton Campus
The Level 6 professional Diploma consists
of three compulsory modules and two
optional modules; Leadership in
procurement & Supply, Corporate &
Business Strategy, Strategic Supply Chain
Management, Programme & Project
Management and Legal Aspects in
procurement & Supply. Modules are
studied on an individual basis followed
by examination.
Course: Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Suppl (CIPS)
Advanced Diploma in Procurement & Supply Level 5
Students also need to be a registered student
member of the CharteredInstitute of Purchasing &
Supply (CIPS). Please visit www.cips.org or call CIPS
direct on 01780 756777 for further information on
application.
It is the student’s responsibility to arrange and
book the relevant examination direct through CIPS;
enrolment/booking forms are available
from www.cips.org.
Each day part time module runs for 5 weeks at SGS
Filton Campus. Modules run from 1pm - 9pm on a
Thursday afternoon and evening and are followed
by CIPS exam.
Each block release module runs for 5 days at SGS
Stroud Campus. Modules run from 9am – 5pm
Monday to Friday and are followed by CIPS exam.
Progression onto the Executive Diploma in
Purchasing & Supply Level 7.
Campus: Wise (Bristol)
How to apply: contact Debra Spencer:
Tel: 0117 909 2367
Course Information:
Block course Module Programme (Stroud Campus)
available on request.
Day Part Time course Module Programme
(Filton Campus) available on request.
Fees:
Each module price £600 or £2800 for all 5 modules.
Payment plans are available for course fees over
£150; 3 month instalment plans are available for
courses which run for 6 months or more and 6
month direct debit payment plans are available for
courses which run for 9 months or more, there will
be a one off fee of £15.00 for these facilities.
For further information please contact Debra
Spencer: Email: [email protected]
Tel: 0117 909 2367
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Level 3 - 5 course Bristol
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Filton Campus
ILM is Europe’s leading awarding
body for leadership and management qualifications. More people
in the UK gain leadership and
management qualifications with
ILM than from any other awarding
body – in fact, they award more
qualifications in leadership
and management than all the
others in the UK combined.
ILM qualifications bring about
practical benefits to you and your
organisation because they focus
on improvement – improvement
of leaders and managers in their
roles, improvement in the teams
they lead and in the products
and services they provide, and
improvements in your organisation
and the way it operates.
Level 3 Award in Leadership
and Management:
This qualification is ideal if you have management
responsibilities but no formal training, and are
serious about developing your abilities. It’s
particularly suited to practising team leaders seeking to move up to the next level of management
Level 4 Certificate in Leadership
and Management:
Course: ILM Qualifications in Leadership and
Management
Fee: Tues 24 wks Price on application Code: FLL505V1
Fee: Weds 35 wks Price on application Code: FLL50007
Campus: workplace
How to apply: contact Debra Spencer:
Tel: 0117 909 2367
Email: [email protected]
This qualification is designed for new and aspiring
department heads, regional team leaders and
other middle managers – really get to grips with
the role, gain comprehensive business knowledge
and develop the skills you need to lead at this level.
Level 5 Certificate and Diploma in
Leadership and Management:
This qualification is designed for project managers,
department heads, and other practising middle
managers. Develop your skills and experience,
improve your performance and prepare for senior
management responsibilities.
Learning will take place mainly in a classroom
environment which will include individual study,
team work and various activities. The ILM Award
is an assignment based qualification; students are
not required to complete any examinations.
There are no formal entry requirements but
participants will normally be within a supervisory
or management role with the opportunity to meet
the assessment demands and have a background
that will enable them to benefit from the programme.
All applicants will need to attend an interview with
the course tutor prior to selecting a level of study.
Students will receive membership to the Institute
of Leadership & Management (ILM) for the length
of the course. Access to the ILM learning website
and college library is available to students during
their studies.
ILM Courses at South Gloucestershire and
Stroud College 2013/2014
The unitised structure of ILM qualifications
is designed to make it easier for learners to
continue with their development by progressing
onto additional qualifications.
There are four main pathways of progression for
the successful candidate to consider.
1. Deepen your learning by moving to a larger
qualification at the same level. Build on your
award to gain a certificate, or your certificate
to gain a diploma.
2. Extend your learning by gaining a qualification
in a different aspect of your role
3. Develop your career by moving up to a
higher level qualification to prepare yourself
for promotion
4. Build on your credit by transferring it to another
ILM qualification.
For those looking to ‘top up’ their current Level 5
Certificate to the Diploma, only Wednesdays will
need to be attended. Those wishing to start the
Level 5 Diploma with no previous credits will
be required to attend on a Tuesday once the
Wednesday course has finished.
For further information please contact Debra
Spencer: Email: [email protected]
Tel: 0117 909 2367
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NVQ Diploma in Management Level 7.
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Level 5 course
B
Bristol
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Filton Campus
The Diploma is made up of 4 mandatory
units and a wide choice of optional units,
from which you will choose a few that
relate to your working role.
Mandatory Units:
Unit 1 Develop and evaluate operational plans
for own area of responsibility
Unit 2 Provide leadership and direction for own
area of responsibility
Unit 3 Plan change in own area of responsibility
Unit 4 Work productively with colleagues and
stakeholders
Each unit is worth a certain amount of credits,
for candidates enrolling onto the level 5 they
must choose an array of units worth a total of 38
credits. This qualification is designed to recognise
occupational competence in management.
This qualification is delivered in the workplace
on a one-to-one basis with a dedicated specialist
assessor who will arrange to meet with you regularly
by mutual agreement. Assessment is through
building a portfolio of evidence that proves
your competency in the units you have chosen.
Candidates need to be working in a middle
management role, with responsibility for direction
and control of an organisations activity. It is a workbased qualification that assesses an individual’s
competence to do a job. No previous qualifications
are required but candidates need to be in a
relevant working environment.
A reasonable standard of literacy is expected.
It will take approximately 18 months to complete.
Advice on what level you undertake will be
provided by your assessor in relation to your
job role.
Level 4 course
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Bristol
F
Filton Campus
The Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM)
are the largest and longest established
marketing organisation in the world. The
CIM have a unique set of qualifications
suitable for students, marketing assistant
and marketing managers that will make a
real difference to your career.
This qualification gives you the practical skills
and knowledge to devise and execute tactical
marketing activities and gain marketing credibility.
It consists of four mandatory units; Unit 1
Marketing Essentials; Unit 2 Assessing the
Marketing Environment; Unit 3 Marketing
Information and Research; Unit 4 Stakeholder
Marketing.
Do you meet at least one if these criteria?
Hold any general Bachelors or Masters’ degree.
Course: NVQ Diploma in Management Level 5
Fee: price on application
Venue: Workplace
How to apply: contact Debra Spencer:
Tel: 0117 909 2367
Email: [email protected]
www.sgscol.ac.uk
This qualification is delivered through one-to-one
support in the workplace; therefore we do not have
set start dates and are able to start candidates
throughout the year at convenient times to suit
both the candidate and the assessor.
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NVQ Diploma in Management Level 7.
For further information please contact
Debra Spencer:
Email: [email protected]
Tel: 0117 909 2367
CHARTERED INSTITUTE OF MARKETING (CIM)
PROFESSIONAL CERT IN MARKETING LEVEL 4
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Course Code: FLL5001J
Course Code: FFL40121
Course: Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM)
Professional Certificate in Marketing Level 4
Hold the CIM Introductory Certificate in Marketing
(Level 2 or 3)
Fee: price on application
Have an NVQ or SVQ Level 3 in Marketing
(equivalent to NQF L3).
How to apply: contact Debra Spencer:
Tel: 0117 909 2367
Have an NVQ or SVQ Level 4 in any other subject
(UK-equivalent to NQF L4 and above).
Email: [email protected] www.sgscol.ac.uk
Hold an International Baccalaureate (equivalent
to NQF L3 and above).
Business or Marketing experience would be an
advantage but isn’t essential.
If English isn’t your first language, you will also
need to provide us with evidence of at least IELTS
6.5 proficiency or Trinity ISE 11/1V, or the C1 level
from the Common European Framework of referenced for Languages (CEFR).
Candidates require a minimum of 2 A levels or
equivalent, CIM Student Membership & attend a
successful interview.
Candidates will need to become student members
of the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) &
attend a successful interview.
Campus: Filton
This qualification is aimed at those who are working
in support marketing roles, usually within the
marketing function, but it could be that they have
more senior roles, particularly in SMEs where
marketing is only part of what they do.
To study this qualification you will need to be a
Studying Member of The Chartered Institute of
Marketing (CIM), costing £144.00 per year. You will
also be required to enter yourself for the required
exams and assessments, exam fees will apply.
CIM contact details: Tel: 01628427120, email:
[email protected], website: www.cim.co.uk.
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CIM Professional Diploma in Marketing Level 6.
For further information please contact Debra
Spencer:Email: [email protected]
Tel: 0117 909 2367
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Degree Level course
B
Bristol
F
Filton Campus
The Chartered Institute of
Personnel and Development
(CIPD) is Europe’s largest HR
and development professional
body. It is an internationally
recognised brand with over
135,000 members across 120
countries. Over 13,000 students
join the CIPD programmes each
year to enhance their knowledge
on the latest theory, case studies
and insights into best practice HR.
This new CIPD qualification at Intermediate level
offers the perfect platform to further develop
your HR, L&D or other specialist knowledge after
studying a CIPD Foundation level qualification. This
new CIPD Intermediate level will give you a broader
perspective of the organisational issues facing HR
professionals and enable you to develop effective
analytical and problem solving skills.
Course Code: FFL5000A
You will learn through a combination of taught
sessions, activities based on case studies and via
private study. Assessment is through written assignments, group and individual presentations and
providing written answers to questions.
Email: [email protected] www.sgscol.ac.uk
You will normally have successfully completed an
appropriate qualification at Level 3 or above.
However, candidates who can demonstrate
substantial workplace experience, which would
enable them to benefit from this level of study,
will also be considered.
Payment plans are available for course fees over
£150; 3 month instalment plans are available for
courses which run for 6 months or more and 6
month direct debit payment plans are available for
courses which run for 9 months or more, there will
be a one off charge of £15.00 for these facilities.
What else do I need to know?
For further information please contact Debra
Spencer: Email: [email protected]
Tel: 0117 909 2367
You will need to join the CIPD as a student
member, full details will be provided on your
induction. The fee for subscription paid direct
to the CIPD is currently £178.00
Course: Chartered Institute of Personnel Development
(CIPD) Diploma in Human Resource Practice Level 5
Fee: price on application
Campus: Filton
How to apply: contact Debra Spencer:
Tel: 0117 909 2367
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Level 7 Post Graduate Diploma in Human
Resource Management.
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Level 4 course
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Bristol
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Filton Campus
The overall aim of the Diploma
is to provide professional training
in counselling through which
candidates will acquire both a
sound theoretical framework
and the practitioner skills
required to work safely and
effectively as a counsellor.
Candidates will be expected
to demonstrate:
CPCAB is a UK awarding body that is
managed by professional counsellors,
trainers and supervisors. It is one of
the UK’s leading awarding bodies in
this field, with about 130 recognised
training centres across the UK
(they also have some centres in
other countries) and around 10,000
candidates registered annually.
You will be taught by very experienced trainers
who are also established practicing BACP
registered counsellors.
The Level 4 Diploma is for candidates who have
successfully completed the CPCAB Level 3
Diploma Level 3 Certificate in Counselling
Studies (CST-L3).
During the course candidates will be expected
to demonstrate:
• a thorough theoretical understanding of an
integrative approach to counselling with a
grounding in the main schools of counselling.
•
an ability to link theory to practice and the
development of sufficient confidence and
maturity to establish and maintain a one-to-one
therapeutic relationship with a range of clients.
• an increased level of self-awareness and the
ability to think critically about assumptions,
beliefs, value systems and development.
• relating a sound knowledge and understanding
of ethical boundaries and the BACP ethical
framework.
•
a thorough grasp of both theoretical and
practical issues surrounding equality of
opportunity in the areas of race, class,
gender, sexuality and sexual orientation
and disability.
•
a good understanding and experience of
counselling supervision through working as
a counsellor in the community within a
counselling placement.
Learning will take place mainly in a classroom
environment with the opportunity to use case
studies and work-based evidence. Students will
compile a portfolio for final submission made up
of evidence taken from presentations, essays, peer
and tutor observations of experiential practice and
a reflective journal. Students are given continuous
feedback throughout their course. Final exams will
be held in the second year of the course at dates
and times to be advised at the start of your course.
Applicants must have several years experience of
life after compulsory education. The recommended
age is 25+. On rare occasions people below this
age are considered. In addition, prospective candidates are required to show evidence of successful
counselling training to certificate level, involving a
recommended minimum of 165 hours tuition.
Evidence of skills practice and assessment is
a requirement, however, accreditation of prior
learning is possible with other training and
experience being considered.
Candidates should already working be with
people, or demonstrate an interest in working
with people using a counselling approach.
There will be an opportunity to become a student
member of the BACP.
All exam fees (single attempt) are included in
the cost of your course.
Course: Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic
Counselling Yr1
Fee: £4,670
Entry requirements: CPCAB Level 3 Diploma
Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies (CST-L3)
100 hours of placement to be completed during the
course
Campus: Filton (Bristol) /Stroud
How to apply: contact Robin Lewis:
Tel: 01453 761212
Email: [email protected]
www.sgscol.ac.uk
Successful completion of the CPCAB Level 4
Diploma will allow graduates to work as a
practicing counsellor within an organization
and progress on to the CPCAB Level 5.
Student loans are available for successful
candidates as well as instalment plans for those
wishing to pay the full cost themselves.
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Degree Level course
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Bristol
Filton Campus
This course is aimed a people
who have completed a Level 4
Diploma in Therapeutic
Counselling and are interested
in consolidating the work they
have been doing so far and
working at a deeper relational
depth.
It will also support you in working
independently and provide
you with useful information for
accreditation.
This is a 20 lesson post-qualification
course for qualified practitioners.
We will be looking at working more effectively with
clients using various theoretical orientations with
the emphasis on more understanding of working
with the relationship and how Cognitive, Emotional,
and Behavioural methods could apply within the two
main relationship models. (real and transferential).
You will be taught by experienced trainers who are
also practicing, BACP registered counsellors and
have a background of working independently.
Qualification structure:
1 mandatory unit:
Counselling in independent practice
Target candidates
This qualification is intended for candidates who
have acquired the CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in
Therapeutic Counselling or its RPL (prior learning)
equivalent and wish to continue to develop their
understanding and skills in order to:
• establish and maintain an appropriate
framework for independent practice;
• develop their proficiency to work with clients
at CPCAB Service Level B2.
• deepen their ability to work with the counselling relationship;
• develop their proficiency in one particular
counselling approach;
• facilitate understanding of working in
health settings;
• carry out client assessments (including
identifying and referring clients with severe
and complex mental health problems).
We will look at working in the long term and short
term and the different set of skills, techniques and
issues that arise.
We will also:
• Up-date on the current accreditation and
registration process to meet any future
government registration for counsellors.
• Up-date on legal issues and ethical issues
current to our practice.
• Look at building a working practice and setting
up an effective business
Progression
Successful candidates may progress onto:
• The Open University Foundation Degree in Counselling3; or …
•CPCAB’s Level 6 Certificate in Therapeutic
Counselling Supervision (TCSU-L6), provided
they have acquired at least one year (part-time) of post PC-L5 supervised client work.
Open University links
Foundation Degree in Counselling - CPCAB,
in partnership with the Open University, has
developed a Foundation Degree in Counselling.
The degree combines CPCAB’s expertise and
specialist knowledge of the field with the Open
University’s expertise and experience in delivering
flexible learning.The Foundation Degree requires
candidates to complete 240 credit points in total.
This is made up of 150 credit points derived
from CPCAB work-based qualifications delivered
in Further Education Colleges or in private
training centres.
CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic
Counselling* plus CPCAB Level 5 Diploma in
Psychotherapeutic Counselling.
Course: Level 5 Diploma in Psychotherapeutic
Counselling - Part time
Fee: £2,000
Entry requirements: CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in
Therapeutic Counselling or its RPL (prior learning)
equivalent
Campus: Filton (Bristol) /Stroud
How to apply: contact Robin Lewis:
Tel: 01453 761212
Email: [email protected]
www.sgscol.ac.uk
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GRADUATION
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TASTER WEEK
SGS College will be inviting
potential students to attend
a variety of Taster Sessions.
Various sessions on our University
Level courses are available throughout
the week of the 12th of October 2015.
For more information or to reserve a place,
please email [email protected]
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HIGHER
APPRENTICESHIPS
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Included in this prospectus is
information on the different
employment sectors supported
by an apprenticeship course.
Apprenticeship programmes
allow you to be employed and
earn money, whilst you develop
the skills and knowledge needed
in the industry.
South Gloucestershire
and Stroud College
Higher Apprenticeships
Higher Apprenticeships can help
businesses grow by developing a
motivated, skilled, qualified and
professional workforce.
Tomorrow’s growth for UK plc will mean
reshaping the economy around highvalue and high-skill activities. This means
that employment now and in the future
requires more highly skilled people.
Higher Apprenticeships are helping
to meet this need. They are developed
by employers for employers and help
businesses grow the leaders of the future.
SGS College has a successful track
record of delivering high quality higher
education courses accredited by QAA
standards (industry kite mark), high
levelled professional qualifications and
apprenticeships including advanced
level. Combining the experience and
expertise SGS College is now launching
a range of higher apprentices.
SGS College is working with employers,
learners and other strategic partner’s
including the University of Gloucestershire
and regional Local Education Partnerships,
to offer a breadth of provision for Higher
Apprenticeships.
Higher Apprenticeships
available from 2015
• Supply Chain Management Level 5
• Human Resource Management Level 5
Higher Apprenticeships offer a new
work-based route into professions which
have traditionally been the preserve of
graduates.
• Business Innovation and Growth Level 5
A Higher Apprenticeship incorporates a
work-based learning programme and leads
to a nationally recognised qualification at
Level 4 and above: Level 4 and 5 is equivalent to a higher education certificate,
higher education diploma or a foundation
degree and a Level 6 is equivalent to a
bachelor degree
• Care Leadership and Management
Level 5
To find out more on becoming an
Apprenticeship employer please call
08000 150 600
To find out about enrolling on to a
Higher Apprenticeship, please email
[email protected]
• Management Level 5
• Accounting Level 4
• Engineering Level 4
• IT, Software, Web and Telecoms
Professionals
HIGHER APPRENTICESHIPS
Working together, the West of
England and Gloucestershire
Local Enterprise Partnerships,
National Apprenticeship Service
and Training Providers are
encouraging employers to grow
their businesses by taking on
apprentices in Gloucestershire,
South Gloucestershire, Bristol
and the surrounding countryside.
Apprentices make a valuable
contribution, working alongside
experienced staff to gain
their job-specific skills and
qualifications to meet the needs
of the business.
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Applying to SGS College couldn’t be easier.
There are a number of ways you can apply
for your chosen course. If you need any
help, please call our Enrolment Centre on
FREEPHONE: 0800 0567 253
Alternatively, you can email
[email protected]
Lines are open from 9am to 5pm, Monday
to Thursday, and 9am to 4.30pm on Friday.
Equal Opportunities
South Gloucestershire and Stroud College (SGS) is committed to promoting equality and
diversity in all of its activities and between the people that represent its constituency.
We value the diversity of our workforce and learner population and aim to ensure that the
highest equality and diversity standards are maintained and that discrimination and
harassment are eliminated.
Disclaimer
South Gloucestershire and Stroud College has made
reasonable efforts to ensure the accuracy of the information
throughout this prospectus. However, the College reserves
the right to make appropriate changes to programmes,
courses, locations and fees. Where feasible, changes will
be announced prior to them becoming effective, but the
college assumes no responsibility for giving any particular
notice of such changes. Changes may apply not only to
prospective students, but also to those who are currently
enrolled.
Nothing contained in this prospectus shall be construed to
create any offer to contract or any contractual rights.
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Various sessions on our university Level courses are available throughout the week of
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[email protected] To find out more
For courses at our SGS College campuses at Filton,
Stroud and WISE, go to www.sgscol.ac.uk or
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