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SGS College wins Apprenticeship Provider of the Year 2017

SGS College wins Provider of the Year

South Gloucestershire and Stroud College have been presented with the Apprenticeship Training Provider of the Year Award at the Bristol Post and Bath Chronicle Apprenticeship Awards 2017.

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College scoops top apprenticeship award

On Tuesday 7th March SGS College picked up the Large College Award at the fourth Apprenticeships4England Apprenticeships Awards. Members of SGS College's Employer Engagement team Jill Jones, Trudy Hillier and Patrick Mcleod were at the gala dinner to collect the trophy. This prestigious national awards ceremony recognises training providers and employers for outstanding examples of quality, best practice, innovation and excellence in apprenticeship delivery.



99.5% of businesses agreed that SGS training has improved the performance of their business*



99.2% rated their apprenticeship as good or very good



99% Overall Learner satisfaction with SGS College

Apprenticeships at SGS College

If you want to earn while you learn, an apprenticeship at SGS could be the course for you.

Apprenticeships are nationally recognised qualifications that help you progress to a higher level qualification in your chosen industry. They’re a great way to gain qualifications and experience in your chosen trade, while being paid to develop new skills.

As an apprentice, you will:

  • Earn a salary
  • Receive training
  • Develop skills in your chosen occupational sector
  • Gain qualifications

What life is like as an Apprentice?

Take a look at 'A day in the life of Luke Naish'. Luke is an apprentice carpenter at Merlin Housing Society. Find out what life's really like as an apprentice.

To join an apprenticeship programme you should already have a job, though we may be able to help you find suitable employment. Your employer must be prepared to give you the practical workplace training that forms part of the course, and to give you time off for your college-based training.

In the News

AASE continues to demonstrate positive impact on athletes

The Advanced Apprenticeship in Sporting Excellence (AASE) is a Level 3 course run by South Gloucesterahire and Stroud College with a variety of National Governing Bodies of sport. AASE is is a qualification which has been designed to meet the needs of young people (aged 16-18) 'who have the realistic potential to achieve excellence in their sport and are seeking to perform at the highest level as their main career goal'.

In 2015/16 SGS College entered a working partnership with British Wheelchair Basketball, the first disability sport that we have worked with. This relationship has instantly benefited several of the learners on the course (which is delivered remotely) with two being selected for the 2016 Rio Paralympics and another being selected to represent Team GB at under-25s.

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Apprenticeships Available

We offer apprenticeships in a wide range of subjects.

View Apprenticeships at Filton and WISE View Apprenticeships at Stroud

Apprenticeships provide you with the following:

  • a college-based knowledge qualification
  • a workplace-based competency qualification
  • functional skills or key skills in communication, numeracy and, for some sectors, IT
  • employment rights and responsibilities


For further information, advice and guidance on apprenticeships please contact our Apprenticeship Development Officers: 01453 761280 - 0117 909 2234