About Sparsholt


Confidence in the best training anywhere, to take you to your chosen career

Sparsholt College is near Winchester, in the south of England. We are not the local college for the majority of our students so it is their commitment in seeking out the best training available which brings them to us.  But we are geared up to be accessible, with Campus Direct buses bringing students right into the campus from all over Hampshire and beyond, plus students from the age of 16 upwards accommodated in wardened, residential halls on campus.

In their full inspection of 2004, OfSTED awarded Sparsholt College the highest grades for any college with this range of important career subjects. All areas were given at least ‘Good’ grades as a minimum, except Fishery Studies, Conservation and Wildlife Management and the overall area of Leadership and Management, all of which were awarded the top grade, “Outstanding”.  In summer 2008, OfSTED came to do a sample ('light touch') inspection of just two curriculum areas, both of which were graded as "Good".

In addition, the College holds no less than three individual awards for Centres of Vocational Excellence from the Learning and Skills Council:

  • Game, Wildlife, Countryside Management and Fishery Studies.
  • Animal Management and Veterinary Nursing.
  • Leadership and Management.

This means top quality teaching from friendly and expert staff and some of the best training facilities available. Tried and tested, you won’t find better training in this range of subjects anywhere! The proof of the pudding is the phenomenally high proportion of students who move into higher level training or into jobs in areas of their career choice within a few months of completing their Sparsholt course. That’s success!


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