Our mission 

Raising Aspirations, Unlocking Potential, Advancing Futures is the underpinning mission which defines the purpose of the Sparsholt College Group. 


Sparsholt College Group is committed to supporting all learners, staff, employers and wider stakeholders to be aspirational in their ambitions, to provide support throughout their unique and personalised journey with us, enabling them to make advancements in their own careers, their organisation or as a community. 


Our values 

  • Excellence
  • Passion
  • Team Work
  • Integrity
  • Innovation 
  • Sustainability
  • Valuing Others
  • Supportiveness

Our group and the communities we serve 

Sparsholt College Group is connected by a shared mission, vision and set of values. 

Building upon the good reputation that Sparsholt College enjoys for the quality and standard of its learning provision, the four cornerstones of our Vision are:

  • The specialist further education college, recognised locally, regionally and nationally for providing outstanding specialised further education in land and environment, sports academies and suitable technology with a strong focus on providing the sector with highly skilled, technical specialists.

  • The specialist university centre is a key national and international provider of vocational higher education in the applied science of animal welfare, land and the environment. UCS excels in ‘research into practice’ at Foundation, Honours and Master’s degree levels. 

  • The outstanding community tertiary college, integral to the Andover community, a key educational partner with a reputation across the region as a highly supportive and innovative place to study.


Our Vision

‘An organisation with a nationally renowned reputation for success’

We are committed to ensuring that every learner who chooses to study with us, at whatever level, is fully supported to realise their ambitions and be successful.

Our learners pervade all aspects of our vision and regardless of level, type or mode of study we aim to provide an environment where they can thrive, developing their knowledge, skills and behaviours for today and for the future.

We will deliver this vision by:

  • Placing employers at the heart of our business
  • Delivering an innovative, high quality curriculum which meets the needs of the wider communities we serve
  • Maximising the talent, expertise and performance of our people
  • Providing an exceptional learning experience across all areas of the Sparsholt College Group, that focusses upon success and progression
  • Empowering a future workforce capable of positively influencing society and competing in the global jobs market