Students aged 16-19 years old who undertake a full-time Level 3 vocational course at Sparsholt College will undertake a compulsory industry placement as an integral part of their study programme with us.

In line with Government policy regarding Technical Level (T-Level) programmes, relevant students will complete an industry placement and achieve 350 hours activity with an employer or voluntary organisation in each of the year’s they study with us. The Government sees industry placements as a “shift from traditional work experience to a longer, more substantial, period of time in the workplace”.

Sparsholt & Andover College endorse Industry Placements for all young people studying a technical or vocational qualification. They play a key role in developing students’ technical and employability skills linked to students’ studies and help direct their career aspirations and future employment pathways. 2 in 3 Employers believe industry placements are a top priority for schools and colleges to develop an awareness of working life.

We already work with a fantastic range of employers and voluntary organisations who have been offering industry placements to our students. Despite the challenges with the Coronavirus pandemic, many are getting ready to offer placements across our vocational areas once more. We have some great case studies with previous and current students that demonstrate the real benefits of getting involved. Our Industry Placement team will be able to support and guide your son or daughter through the process from the start and can help them secure the right employer or voluntary organisation to suit their aspirations.

You can read through our FAQ’s and find support for students here.

Looking for more information?

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

We also offer Industry Placements at our sister campus, Andover College.