"Sparsholt is a really nice place to study. The classmates and staff are friendly and there are so many facilities here."Harry, Level 2 Forestry
The trees and timber industry employs over 20,000 people through almost 4,000 businesses including forestry, arboriculture, harvesting and timber production. The management of trees and woodland is critically important for the sustainable development of our countryside, urban spaces, leisure pursuits and for conservation.
Using a combination of on and off-site facilities, we provide training for the people who will manage and work in our forestry industries for timber production as well as those who look after and manage individual trees in parks, streets and private gardens. Learning from experts in the field, our students will acquire all the practical and scientific skills to work in the industry or to study at an advanced level.
Our students enjoy access to key NPTC and City & Guilds short courses required by the industry which are delivered both on and off-site â€“ giving them a head start in employment.
I started my tree-work career in utility arboriculture, which is therefore my specialism. I have worked at Sparsholt for the past 10 years and gained
a great deal more knowledge across the arb and forestry sectors. I take real pride in passing that knowledge on to students to help them achieve their ambitions.