As a parent or guardian we know there are a lot of elements to consider when supporting your child through the next step of their education. We’ve pulled together all the information you need to know about studying at Sparsholt College so you and your children feel prepared for the next steps in their future…

A message from our Principal


“We will equip our students to compete successfully in the workplace or to go on to higher education. They will engage extensively with employers throughout their study programme – giving them the very best start to their future career as part of a highly skilled, specialist workforce.”

So your child is interested in studying at Sparsholt College – what’s next?

We have lots of handy information around your son or daughter’s study here at Sparsholt. From registering to attend an Open Day and meet our experts to learning more about the finer details around transport and accommodation, discover everything you need to know now:


Foundation Studies Programme

For students with support needs – to develop confidence and social skills for further learning or independent living

Could lead to: Independent living, a Level 1 course or employment

Level 1 – Certificate, 1 Year

Entry requirements: GCSES at grade D-E/3-1 or an Entry-Level 3 course

Could lead to: Employment, Level 2 course or Apprenticeship

Level 2 – Diploma, 1 Year

Entry requirements: GCSE English and Maths at grade D/3, plus two other GCSEs at grade D/3 or above, or a Level 1 qualification

Could lead to: Employment, Level 3 course or Apprenticeship

Level 3 – Diploma and Ext. Diploma, 2 Years

Entry requirements: At least four/five GCSEs at grade C/4 or above, Level 2 merit or above

Could lead to: University/higher education or employment including Apprenticeships

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