Access to Higher Education

“After being out of education for years I thought I would really struggle, however, this simply wasn’t the case. There was a perfect balance of supported and independent learning and a very wide range of subjects covered. I cannot emphasise enough the importance of this course in setting me up for my degree in Wildlife Ecology and Conservation.”

Read more about Alex’s Student Story here.


Animal and Zoo Management

“After visiting Sparsholt, I was thoroughly impressed with what past students had learnt and how many different species were kept here. Regular practical sessions and opportunities for volunteering and trips really won me over too. It really has been two amazing years of my life meeting new friends, gaining contacts within the industry and obtaining so much new theoretical and practical knowledge to take away with me into my career.”

Read more about Kiera’s Student Story here.




“I started on the Level 2 course, then moved on to Level 3 and can honestly say I’ve enjoyed it all! The Level 3 is a good preparation for being a farm manager – you get up-to-date knowledge, study real-life working scenarios, have time for work experience and feel one step ahead. I’m planning on studying the new Agriculture Foundation Degree at Sparsholt next”

Read more about Tom’s Student Story here.



Arboriculture, Forestry, & Woodland Management

“Sparsholt has amazing facilities to learn in – through working in the sawmill I have used machines like the band saw, pull saw, planer and log processor. The tutors have been really helpful – if I needed any help or didn’t understand anything they were always there, either in person or online.”

Read more about Sophie’s Student Story here.


Conservation, Countryside, and the Environment

“This course has provided me with a broad knowledge of the important issues relating to habitat management and conservation, such as relevant countryside legislation and the ecology of specific species and habitats, as well as surveying skills and a great deal of practical experience; all of which countryside organisations will be looking for in a candidate.”

Read more about Natalie’s Student Story here.


Equine Studies

“I am really pleased I went to Sparsholt. I learnt a great deal which I’ve been able to use in my job and I met some amazing people. Sparsholt gives you so many different opportunities to find the perfect job for you in or around the equine industry.”

Read more about Grace’s Student Story here.



Fishery studies & Aquatics

“The social life was really good, meeting people with the same interests. The course really benefited my communication as well as technical skills, and made me much more confident for work and in general.”

Read more about Craig’s Student Story here.


Game and Wildlife Management

“I wanted to study Game and Wildlife Management and Sparsholt has one of the best reputations in the country. The course was practical and good fun – I learnt a lot about deer management and was able to complete my industry tickets such as ATVs (All Terrain Vehicles) to help me when applying for jobs”

Read more about James’ Student Story here.




“Sparsholt had been on my radar for many years.  It has a reputation for being one of the leading land-based colleges in the country and has excellent links to the Horticulture industry, including the RHS, BBC Gardener’s Question Time and Marshalls.”

Read more about Lou’s Student Story here.


Motor Vehicle Engineering

“My course highlight has been working in the garage, getting to know everyone and working as a team. The lecturers make the learning process fun and I have improved my knowledge further than I ever thought!”

Read more about Oscar’s Student Story here.



Outdoor Adventure

“The people were amazing. It is such a sociable place and I made friends from all different courses. The lecturers really helped me with my dyslexia, the amount of support you get is great. By the end of the course I was more confident speaking to large groups and now my daily job involves presentations all the time and I don’t worry about it at all.”

Read more about Owen’s Student Story here.


Sport – Football Academy Pathway

“Playing in the FA Youth Cup is a really good experience. Our coach put me forward for a trial for the England School Boys team and I made it through to the final squad. We have played against Australia, and went on a tour of Holland where we won all our games.”

Read more about Hans’ Student Story here.