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About this provider

SGS College serves Bristol, South Gloucestershire, Gloucestershire and the surrounding areas from our 5 campuses. Provision includes all sectors apart from hospitality and motor vehicle. Apprenticeship provision has grown significantly to over 1700 apprentices in 16/17.

SGS College was ranked the top college nationally for its work with employers, scoring 99.5% overall satisfaction rate, in the FE Choices National Employer Survey in 2015/16.

A team of 11 full-time Business Development managers support employers with their apprenticeship journey. We take great care with our recruitment and vacancy-matching service, identified as a clear strength by Ofsted in 2014. Leadership and Management and Support for Learners were identified as Outstanding.

What employers are saying

Based on 33 reviews from employers that work with this training provider.

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Overall rating from October 2018 to now

  • Excellent 12 out of 33 reviews
  • Good 16 out of 33 reviews
  • Poor 5 out of 33 reviews
  • Very poor 0 out of 33 reviews


  • Communication with employers (13)
  • Providing the right training at the right time (12)
  • Getting new apprentices started (11)
  • Improving apprentice skills (10)
  • Training facilities (7)
  • Adapting to my needs (6)
  • Initial assessment of apprentices (6)
  • Working with small numbers of apprentices (5)
  • Reporting on progress of apprentices (4)

Things to improve

  • Communication with employers (13)
  • Reporting on progress of apprentices (13)
  • Providing the right training at the right time (4)
  • Adapting to my needs (2)
  • Improving apprentice skills (2)
  • Initial assessment of apprentices (2)

36 Apprenticeships offered

Apprenticeship Type Level View details
IT, Software, Web and Telecoms Professionals Framework 4 Details
Maintenance Operations Framework 2 Details
Mechanical Manufacturing Engineering Framework 3 Details
Plumbing Framework 2 Details
Professional accounting / taxation technician Standard 4 Details
Residential Childcare Framework 3 Details
Security Systems Framework 2 Details
Supply Chain Management Framework 3 Details
Supply Chain Operations Framework 2 Details
Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools Framework 3 Details
Team leader / supervisor Standard 3 Details
Team Leading Framework 2 Details
Trowel Occupations Framework 2 Details
Wood Occupations Framework 2 Details
Wood Occupations Framework 3 Details
Youth Work Framework 3 Details

Contact details

Phone number:
0800 0567253

Annual survey results

Employer satisfaction:
Learner satisfaction:
Source: FE Choices

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Explain levels

Apprenticeships are set at different levels of difficulty from the equivalent of GCSE (level 2) up to postgraduate (level 7)

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