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Each subject area has its own requirements for clothing and personal protective equipment that must be worn. Please select your subject area below for information on the items you need to obtain.

  • Agriculture and Agricultural Engineering

    • Work boots (steel toe-capped)
    • Wellington boots
    • 2 pairs of boiler suit overalls
    • Warm, waterproof clothing
    • Pen, pencil, note book and A4 lever arch folder

    To order clothing, please visit the Creative Images website or call 01794 841000

  • Animal Management

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    Click on the images above to enlarge – you will require different Personal Protective Equipment for each zone at the Animal Management Centre.

    It is mandatory under Health and Safety protocols that you wear appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) at ALL times when working with the animals, to protect both you and them!

    Failure to comply with the rules on PPE will mean that you will NOT be able to participate in your practical session, which will seriously affect your grades. Jewellery and piercings must also be removed; long hair tied back and nail varnish removed. Wedding or engagement rings can remain on if difficult to remove, and a watch (preferably with a Velcro strap) can be worn. Students are expected to change into the required clothing on the unit, and remove them before leaving the unit.

    Please ensure that your PPE is regularly washed at high temperatures. It is essential that you do NOT wear any outer clothing that may have been contaminated; for this reason, students are NOT allowed to bring coats into the AMC. Waterproof coats are provided by us if necessary.

    You will need:

    • Sparsholt polo shirt
    • Dark work trousers
    • Safety boots or Wellingtons
    • Green cotton overalls
    • Warm underclothing
    • Hat and gloves for winter

    To order clothing, please visit the Creative Images website or call 01794 841000

  • Conservation, Countryside and Environment

    At the start of your course you will need the following essential supplies:

    • Steel toe-capped work boots
    • Wellington boots
    • Waterproof clothing
    • Heavy duty work gloves
    • Pen, pencil, note book and A4 lever arch folder

    NB: For all courses one pair of steel toe-capped wellingtons can replace the need for both wellington boots and work boots.

    To order clothing, please visit the Creative Images website or call 01794 841000

  • Equine Studies

    Uniform

    This clothing must be worn whilst at the Equine Centre at all times:

    • Navy blue Equine polo shirts
    • Navy blue Equine sweatshirts
    • Navy blue Equine jacket/dark coloured waterproof jacket

    Please note: all Equine sweatshirts, polo shirts and jackets will be available for purchase at the College from the first day of the Autumn term, or alternatively you can order online from Creative Images

    Equipment List

    At the start of your course you will need the following essential items:

    • Riding hats to current approved standard
    • Dark coloured plain jodhpurs or breeches (minimum 2 pairs)
    • Long leather/rubber riding boots (black or brown) or jodhpur boots and leather gaiters/half chaps for riding (please note suede and canvas chaps or Dubarry or similar boots are not permitted for riding)
    • Appropriate dark coloured footwear for yard work. (NB trainers are not allowed at the Equine Centre)
    • Body protector – current BS1 Standard (compulsory for all show jumping and cross country riding included in Level 3 courses)
    • Plain coloured riding gloves
    • Hairnets for those with long/layered hair
    • 1 x schooling whip – plain dark colour
    • 1 x jumping whip – plain dark colour

    To order clothing, please visit the Creative Images website or call 01794 841000

  • Fishery Management and Aquatics

    At the start of your course you will need some essential supplies. Students at all levels will need:

    • Waterproof clothing
    • Waders
    • Neoprene gloves
    • Steel toe-capped work boots
    • Wellington boots
    • A pen, pencil, folder and paper etc.

    NB for all courses one pair of steel toe-capped Wellingtons can replace the need for both Wellington boots and work boots.

    Level 2 Diploma students will need heavy duty work gloves. For Level 3 Diploma (Ornamental), gloves are not needed and waders are desirable but not essential.

    A bulk order for waders and neoprene gloves will be placed by the College in the first two weeks of term. There is no obligation to buy through us and you are welcome to bring your own favourites.

    If you plan to order through us, please allow approximately £80 for waders and £20 for neoprene gloves. For more information, please contact: Angela Ingle, Curriculum Administrator, on 01962 797200 or angela.ingle@sparsholt.ac.uk

    To order clothing, please visit the Creative Images website or call 01794 841000

  • Game and Wildlife

    • Steel toe-capped work boots
    • Wellington boots
    • Waterproof clothing
    • Country smart shirt and tie for shoot days
    • Pen, pencil, note book and A4 leaver arch folder

    To order clothing, please visit the Creative Images website or call 01794 841000

  • Horticulture

    • Trousers: Navy blue work trousers
    • Polo Shirt and Fleece Jacket: Navy blue, embroidered with Sparsholt, Horticulture
    • Gloves: Good quality cowhide gloves (which tend to outlive standard cheaper cloth and cowhide gloves that can deteriorate quickly)
    • Safety Boots: Black with steel toecaps; no trainers. Wellingtons may be useful but must have steel toecaps
    • Stationery: Lever arch file, paper, pens, pencils, eraser, pencil sharpener, 50 x see-through plastic wallets for A4 paper for assignment submission etc.
    • Locker: A padlock is required. A usage charge of £10 a year is applied annually
    • Drawing equipment – Level 3 only: A deposit of £25 is required for a drawing kit for design projects

    Payment should be made to Student Services after arrival; the deposits are returnable if conditions are met.

    To order clothing, please visit the Creative Images website or call 01794 841000

  • Motor Vehicle

    The essential items are:

    • Steel toe cap boots from any supplier
    • College overalls with logo and colour to suit course
    • Level 1 – BLUE
    • Level 2 – GREEN
    • Level 3 – RED
    • Workbook to suit level of course – Principles of Light Vehicle Operations published by Heinemann Learning
    • A ring binder and equipped pencil case

    To order clothing, please visit the iWorkwear website