South Gloucestershire and Stroud College (SGS) is the new college formed by the merger between Stroud College and Filton College. These two successful colleges merged in February 2012, to give our students more choice, greater opportunities and a wider range of facilities from a single, larger college.
At SGS, we have three main campuses – Stroud, Filton and WISE – as well as many local community venues, and we welcome around 15,500 full-time and part-time students of all ages every year. We also have centres in the centre of Bristol, at the West of England Academy of Art and at the Bristol Zoo & Gardens.
As a merged college, we now offer an even wider range of vocational and academic courses, in an even greater range of subjects.Even though we are a bigger college, we are committed to giving each and every one of our students the best possible education.
If you want to aim higher, university isn’t your only option. South Gloucestershire and Stroud College offers a range of higher education courses on your doorstep, including HNC/HND, foundation degrees, BA (Hons), BSc (Hons) short and professional and NVQs at Levels 4 to 7.
Here are just a few reasons to choose SGS for your higher education:
Our course fees are capped at £6,000 per year
Close links with local universities
One-to-one advice and guidance
Quality teaching from experienced staff
Smaller class sizes for a more personal learning experience
Vocational courses enhance your employability
Higher education experience with a family atmosphere
A supportive and personal approach
Our foundation degrees are validated by local universities, including the University of the West of England (UWE) and the University of Gloucestershire. This means your degree will be awarded by one of these institutions, even though you’ve studied at SGS.