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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

SGS College - Business Solutions

Skills training and qualification programmes that really WORK for your business

Welcome from the SGS Principal

South Gloucestershire and Stroud College (SGS) is one of the largest and most successful regional Colleges in the country and we pride ourselves on responding to the needs of employers across Gloucestershire and the West of England.

At our last Ofsted, we were graded outstanding for our approach to employability and preparing learners for the workforce, ensuring we are pivotal in developing the skills of the workforce in the region.

We look forward to working with you in the future.

Sara-Jane WatkinsSARA-JANE WATKINS, Principal, SGS College

What is Business Solutions @ SGS?

Business Solutions is the employer training department of SGS College, working with organisations across the region including Milestones Trust, Ministry of Defence, and South Gloucestershire and Bristol Councils.

Our dedicated team will work with you to discuss the training and qualifications most suited to all levels of your organisation, and will identify funding opportunities when available.

Patrick McLeodPATRICK MCLEOD, Curriculum Director Apprenticeships & Employer Responsive

Please contact one of the Business Solutions team on 0800 072 6077 or email

Why choose SGS for your training needs?

With campuses in Bristol, Stoke Gifford, Filton, Stroud and Berkeley Green, SGS is one of the largest and fastest growing Colleges in the South West. Over 1000 employers in a vast range of sectors benefit through working with SGS for recruitment, training and business performance solutions.

SGS has an excellent reputation for delivering work-based programmes and apprenticeships.

A range of professional training programmes and Higher Apprenticeships can support CPD requirements for managerial and technical staff and bespoke training solutions can be tailored to your specific business needs.

Our experienced and passionate staff have all spent time in the sectors they support and will work with you to ensure training is targeted towards specific business improvements.

We're proud of SGS and committed to making the College the best it can be.

As an associate faculty of the University of Gloucestershire there are excellent progression opportunities for those requiring University level programmes.


Apprenticeship Standard - Level 4

This course teaches threats, hazards risks, intelligence and basics of cyber security as well as a range of technical competencies.

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£33.5 million

Overall turnover by SGS College including a funding turnover of £28.2 million

£3 million

New Green Skills Centre to open September 2017 specialising in Construction and Engineering

Useful contact

For more information on how SGS Business Solutions could help you and your business please contact one of the Business Solutions team.

01453 761280 - 0117 909 2234.