Every business is now a technology business and should have a digital skills-set at the heart of it.

Sparsholt College, in partnership with IT services company risual, opened a Microsoft Academy in January 2017. This facility enables the College to introduce courses tackle the digital skills gap in the region by upgrading students’ skills through the Microsoft certification.

The Microsoft Academy provides a new IT suite, complete with custom graffiti where new students study courses and Apprenticeships from the latest in cyber security to cloud infrastructure technicians. The new suite of exciting IT, software, web and telecoms professionals Apprenticeships can also be accessed by the wider business community to train their next generation of IT professionals, as well as providing opportunities to external businesses for digital marketing within their own organisations.

  • The Sparsholt risual Academy provides industry standard delivery of digital skills in state-of-the-art facilities, using the most up-to-date technology and access to industry experts. Our offer provides learners the opportunity to achieve industry-recognised Microsoft qualifications alongside their apprenticeship programmes to create a skilled, IT literate workforce to impact and support local businesses and economic growth. Our apprenticeships are available from Level 2 up to Level 4 in IT professional and IT specialist qualifications. Apprentices add real value to businesses, filling skills gaps with fresh ideas and impetus. Our dedicated apprenticeship team are here to support you through the funding and recruitment process.

    To find out more, contact apprenticeships@sparsholt.ac.uk or call 0845 850 0916