Application Information

Thinking about applying...?

Applying to College takes some careful thought. The links in this section are here to help guide you through the process. Meanwhile, take the time to get as much information as you need to find the right course for you and your career plans

1. Use this website

Browse the course areas to find helpful information on the facilities at Sparsholt and career routes for those industries. Our tutors, who provide this information, have strong contacts with industry and give you the benefit of some good, no-nonsense advice.

2. Visit the College 

The College offers Course Information Days throughout the year – as well as the Sparsholt Countryside Day in May – where you can visit the College and discuss career opportunities with our specialist tutors. The dates of forthcoming events are shown are listed in our Events section.

3. Taster Days at the College

One day taster courses are available for pupils in Years 10 and 11 to experience practical activities in their chosen area of interest and can be very valuable in helping to make career choices. Dates and an application form for the next Taster Days can be found in our Events section.

4. Speak to your independent Careers Adviser

Either in schools, colleges or through your local Next Steps service, you should find helpful, professional and unbiased advice to assist you make career decisions.

5. Contacts with the industry

As a volunteer worker or part-time worker, through work experience training or through acquaintances, direct contact will provide you with a valuable insight into what work and conditions are like in your chosen career.

6. Careers events in schools, colleges or local centres

Organised by schools, colleges or careers organisations, a broad range of career options can be viewed and discussed at these events. Sparsholt College staff attend many such events, particularly in and around Hampshire.


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