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South Gloucestershire and Stroud College


After the successful launch in 2017/18 of the SGS College Discover Course, a FREE course for the over 50’s, the Adult Community Learning Team at SGS College has finalised dates for Discover 2019.
This course is held over various weekends to give people over 50 the opportunity to take either an English or mathematics short course completely free of charge and may be of interest to local residents.  Those residents who would benefit from a weekend of learning, meeting new people and seeing different places all free of charge. 

On the Saturday we are based at the SGS WISE Campus in Stoke Gifford, Bristol where we have a day of learning.  Our experienced Tutors and Team Leaders are on hand to guide and help learners and enable them to take an Entry 3 level exam at the end of the day.  Refreshments throughout the day and  a two course lunch are all included on the Saturday.


The Sunday is exclusively for the learners to enjoy one of the many excursions included on the course.  They will be transported from the WISE Campus to a different part of the region or beyond and  experience a fantastic day trip.  Whether they are interested in history, horticulture or even sailing, we have a course for everyone.

Learners can enrol on one English and one maths weekend if they haven’t taken an E3 qualification before.

Further details can be found here.


Silver Cyclists

Rediscover the joy of cycling for the over 55s.

Information about the group can be found on their web site at www.lifecycleuk.org.uk/over-55s.

The programme for January to March 2019 can be found here.


Refresh to Impress

Want to learn new skills?

Programme includes:

  • FREE Lunch and refreshments every day
  • FREE Maths or English Entry Level 3 qualification
  • FREE fun and interactive *Taster Sessions, which may include:
  • Art: ‘Make and Take’ - Suminagashi Paper Marbling, Fabric Printing, Mono printing and Chine-colle, Press Mould Making, Drawing, Sculpture, Art History
  • Active and Wellbeing: Yoga, Mindfulness Meditation, Table Tennis, Badminton, Dance, Horticulture, Circus Skills, Qigong, First Aid at Home
  • I.T. (session includes basic I.T. jargon, Emails, Using the Internet to save time & money, Managing data securely, Social Media, Online shopping)
  • Creative Writing
  • Musicality: African Drumming*Sessions dependent on programme schedule and tutor availability.

The web site is http://www.sgscol.ac.uk/refresh2impress/

One has to book on-line.

Further info is:

Each 3 day programme takes place at one of our state of the art campuses in either Bristol (Bristol RWA or WISE Campus) or Stroud. Free parking is available at WISE Campus and Stroud Campus.

Starting at 09:15/09:30 each day and finishing no later than 16:00, you will take part in Taster Sessions as well as Maths or English Sessions. Please note only Art based Taster Sessions available at Bristol (RWA) Campus.

There is no dress code. However, please wear comfortable clothes and appropriate footwear, especially when taking part in the active sessions.

On completion of the Maths programme you will have the opportunity to attend the progression programme to achieve the higher Maths qualification and experience other sessions.









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