Industry Placements at Sparsholt College

Depending on whether you will be undertaking one of our new T Level qualifications or the existing Technical Level 3 qualifications, full-time land-based students aged 16-18 will either complete a mandatory industry placement(s) or a shorter-term block of work experience with a relevant external employer or voluntary organisation to complement your studies. This will provide you with opportunities to:

  • Apply the knowledge learned at college to the workplace
  • Improve your communication, teamwork, confidence and problem-solving skills
  • See how a business operates in the real world
  • Identify key technical strengths and skills you will need at work
  • Test your career choices and aspirations
  • Line up an employer reference and achieve an additional college certificate for future use
  • Develop your placement into part-time work alongside your studies and/or full-time employment with your employer once you have completed your time with us

For students undertaking industry placement activity, one dedicated placement day per week will form a part of your weekly timetable across the academic year. Where employers can support this, you can also utilise weekends and holiday periods to achieve the minimum placement hours required for your course.

For students completing block-week placements, you will be given time in your college calendar to complete the awarding body hours requirement for your course. Industry Placement and Curriculum staff will be here to support you from start to finish, with a combination of onsite placement visits and classroom sessions through the year to monitor progress with your placement activity and the logging and recording of your hours and experiences.

Get ahead of the rest and get your industry placement sorted before you start your course with us!

On completion of your placement, we will secure an employer reference for you which you can use to build relationships with employers to secure potential job or apprenticeship opportunities for the future.



My Industry Placement has been such a good experience. You just learn so much about the industry that you’re getting in to – this is your chance to get a taste of what it’s going to be like. If you put the work in, there are loads of rewards!” 

Looking for more information?

Visit our Open Days or speak to our friendly Industry Placements team:
Call 01962 797415 or email

We also promote the benefits of Industry Placements at our sister campus, Andover College.