Access to Higher Education

“When my Access tutor said there was an Agriculture degree starting here I thought I would jump on it – I couldn’t have made a better choice. The support you get here is incredible!”

Read more about Amy’s story here.


Animal and Zoo Management

“I chose to study this course as I want to become a zookeeper and deal with animal husbandry. I have most enjoyed the time working with all the animals as it gives you a hands-on chance to put what you have learnt in theory lessons into practice. I have learnt a lot about the way in which amphibians are cared for in captivity.”

Read more about Ollie’s story here.




“Sparsholt has given me a strong understanding of the fundamental areas of the industry so I can move on to higher education with confidence in my current knowledge.”

Read more about Jack’s story here.



Arboriculture, Forestry, & Woodland Management

“Studying Arboriculture is leading me to my dream job so I look forward to going to college every day. I love the off-site practical days, enjoying the outdoors.”

Read more about Dylan’s story here.


Conservation, Countryside, and the Environment

“I chose Sparsholt because it offers a practical course that is about all of my interests. I really enjoyed the coastal unit, going on various site visits and learning about how the coastline was formed, and have learnt lots of useful survey methods. I would like to work in ornithology.”

Read more about Tommy’s story here.


Equine Studies

“We are so fortunate to have such amazing lecturers, who provide us with additional support when we need it. They create lectures that aid us in seeing the practical industry skills that we can develop and we continue to learn the theory behind why we carry out certain practical tasks.

Read more about Charlotte’s story here.



Fishery studies & Aquatics

“I’ve managed to find work through Sparsholt working on a trout farm. Not only does Sparsholt give you the qualifications to do that but it also pushed you into the industry and into meeting the people who you need to meet.”

Read more about Aiden’s story here.


Game and Wildlife Management

“One of my favourite course experiences was our visit to a deer park in Dorset, where we could take part in the gralloching process with fallow and red deer. It was a fun day out and very educational.”

Read more about Nicole’s story here.



“I’m really excited about RHS Chelsea because it’s a global platform to show our skills and compete with the experts in our field. I would like to go into plant science and conservation, so this will be a wonderful opportunity to meet industry leaders and become familiar with what it will be like to work in horticulture in the future.”

Read more about Ethan’s story here.


Motor Vehicle Engineering

“I will miss everything about Sparsholt – the atmosphere, the opportunity for learning – if there was another Motor Vehicle course above Level 3 I’d come back and pay for it!”

Read more about Alex’s story.



Outdoor Adventure

“Sparsholt is so unique with this course and the wide range of facilities and connections. Our tutors have industry links to outdoor centres which we set up work experience with as part of the course and they really help us with this. You get to do so many new pursuits and really grow as a person.”

Read more about Phoebe’s story here.



Uniformed Protective Services

“I’ve really enjoyed Sparsholt! I came because I want to become part of the police force as a Dog Handler, so this course gave me lots of opportunities and chances to learn about different parts of the services.”

Read more about Sophie’s story here.




I would recommend Sparsholt College, as they’ve really allowed me to become the person I am today”

Read more about Aidan’s story here.