Why study with us

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South Gloucestershire and Stroud College (SGS) has four main campuses – Stroud, Filton, WISE and Berkeley Green – 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 venues in the centre of Bristol, at the West of England Academy of Art and at 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.

Our Vision

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'We positively change people's lives and add value to the social and economic well-being of our communities. We do this by providing high-quality, innovative, accessible education and training in a friendly culture of mutual respect and support.'

Our Strategic Priorities

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To ensure we have the necessary resources to support our Plan.
To ensure we have the necessary resources to support our Plan.
To ensure we have the necessary resources to support our Plan.

To be recognised as an outstanding college.

To be visionary and innovative in providing educational opportunities by anticipating and meeting demand.

To provide an educational and training environment which is equipped for the delivery of high-quality learning.

To enhance the quality of the experience we provide for our learners and our staff.

To develop responsive partnerships with all our learners, employers and stakeholders.

SGS Values

Honesty and Respect

  • We will uphold nationally accepted standards of business conduct.
  • We will engender and support a culture of openness.
  • We will act with impartiality and fairness in our dealings with learners, staff and all others with whom we do business.
  • We will publish approved Corporation and Committee meeting minutes on our website.
  • We will recognise and uphold the traditions and cultures of our learners and staff.
  • We will treat each individual with integrity and dignity.
  • We will be our learners' preferred choice.
  • We will listen to the voices of our learners and staff.
  • We will be our suppliers' preferred customer.
  • We will be a trusted member in all our alliances.
  • We will be a source of pride to our local community.


  • We will promote inclusivity for all, with no barriers to enrolment or achievement.
  • We will endeavour to provide the best education and training in the region.
  • We will add value to our learners.
  • We will set and achieve targets to be the best.
  • We will celebrate success.
  • We will provide effective leadership.
  • We will provide a cohesive organisational structure.
  • We will develop a well-informed and empowered workforce.
  • We will develop a skilled, qualified and flexible workforce.
  • We will ensure appropriate resources are provided to meet current and future requirements.
  • We will recognise and reward high performance appropriately.
  • We will be a learning organisation.
  • We will ensure financial stability and solvency.
  • We will provide value for money.


  • We will place the learner at the centre of everything we do.
  • We will match each learner's ability to appropriate courses.
  • We will ensure a safe environment.
  • We will endeavour to minimise all health and safety risks.
  • We will promote good health for all.
  • We will understand and exceed our learners' expectations.
  • We will support and encourage each learner to succeed, progress and achieve their ambitions.