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Welcome to Sparsholt College

early morning mist by the paddocks
The College is one of the leading providers of courses for the land and environment in the UK, with a history spanning more than 100 years, offering undergraduate and postgraduate qualifications, and a wide range of further education vocational courses.

Our learning, teaching and assessment strategy places the student at the centre of the entire journey from independent advice and guidance to progression to work or Further/Higher Education, and providing support to extend equality of opportunity to all. Our inclusive pedagogic strategy empowers, stretches and challenges every individual appropriately so they achieve their personal best, and meet curriculum requirements.

Our Foundation degree, Honours Degree and Masters degree courses are validated by the University of Portsmouth ranked in the top 2% of world universities. The College has achieved high ratings from the government (QAA and Ofsted) for the quality of its Further and Higher Education courses and has an excellent reputation with employers and industry bodies and from the National Student Satisfaction survey where we have one of the highest levels of student satisfaction ratings for colleges and Universities of our type in the country. Our staff are experts in their chosen field with published research and high media profiles.

The campus is set in 176 hectares (437acres) of rolling chalk downland where the college main farm is livestock and arable farming but where total farming activities extend to a total area of 257 hectares (636 acres).

The College is just five miles from the historic town of Winchester and close to Central London and its major airports.

Sparsholt College has enviable facilities with its own fully functioning commercial farm and a nationally renowned Animal Management and Veterinary Centre, National Aquatics Training Centre, Equine Centre and diverse natural habitats for research and scientific observation work in connection with conservation and wildlife management. We are also developing a range of sustainable energy technologies as part of an expanding new curriculum based around anaerobic digestion of crops and grasses, wood fuels and wind energy.

We will be delighted to welcome you to study at the College.

Tim Jackson, Principal