We can't wait to welcome you to Sparsholt College in September! 

We have created this interactive page to give you a sense of what studying Sport, Outdoor Adventure and Uniformed Protective Services at Sparsholt College is like. Scroll down to watch the playlist of videos we have created and have a go at the activities at home if you can. We have also included a workbook for you to look through and complete, please send these back to SparsholtApplicantWelcome@sparsholt.ac.uk with Sport, Outdoor Adventure or Uniformed Protective Services as the title of the email. If you have any queries about our courses please email us at AskSportOutdoorUniformed@sparsholt.ac.uk. 

Remember, we are on social media and love posting about our students, their achievements and our beautiful campus so be sure to give us a like and a follow.   

Directly below there are three fantastic videos showing you how to do exercise warm-ups, pre-workout dynamic stretches and your own bodyweight exercises.  You can practise all of these before September and then demonstrate these skills to your lecturers when you start.  Happy Exercising!

At Sparsholt we also offer a lot of support to you during your time at college including Careers Guidance and Health and Wellbeing advice. 

Visit our campus virtually! 

Join our expert lecturers on an exclusive guided tour across Sparsholt College's industry standard facilities and state-of-the-art equipment!

Sport, Outdoor Education and Uniformed Protective Services at Sparsholt 

Samantha Vokes, one of our expert lecturers, introduces you to a variety of sport, outdoor education and uniformed protective services practices that you will learn more about when you join Sparsholt in September!

Something to get excited about – your subjects of study for the Sport Coaching and Development course within the Football Academy:

  • Careers in the Sports and Active Leisure Industry
  • Health, Wellbeing and Sport
  • Developing Coaching Skills
  • Self-employment in Sport and Physical Activity
  • Sports Development
  • Technical and Tactical Skills in Sport

Follow the link below to access your 'Personal Activity Workbook' and see how you get on!

Something to get excited about – your subjects of study in Sport and Outdoor Activities:

  • Careers in the Sports and Active Leisure Industry
  • Health, Wellbeing and Sport
  • Personal Skills Development in Outdoor Activities  
  • Health and Safety Factors in Outdoor Learning
  • Outdoor Activity Provision
  • Expedition Experience

Something to get excited about – your subjects of study in Fitness Training

  • Careers in the Sports and Active Leisure Industry
  • Health, Wellbeing and Sport
  • Fitness Skills Development
  • Self-employment in Sport and Physical Activity
  • Nutrition for Physical Performance
  • Fitness Training

Uniformed Protective Services 

As a UPS student at Sparsholt you will get the opportunity to experience a huge variety of practical fitness challenges, interactive sessions and search and rescue missions! 

Ready to get started?

Our UPS team at Sparsholt have put together a short research task for all applicants to undertake. Download the workbook and research the service of your choice as if you were applying. Make sure to use all the web pages, social media channels and friends/family whether current or past service personnel. 

As a UPS student you will have the opportunity to learn about all the different career options available as a service personnel including, the Police, Armed Forces, and Fire Brigade. These brave individuals are often called on during societies most difficult times. The UPS department has also produced a workbook focusing on the Grenfell Tower tragedy. Take a look and watch the accompanying video answering the questions as you go. This video contains language that some may find offensive.

Our Courses: 

(Uniformed) Protective Services Level 3

Football Academy

Girls' Football Academy

Outdoor Adventure Level 3

Sport Level 1 Vocational Studies

Sport (Fitness Academy) Level 3 Diploma and Extended Diploma

Sport and Activity Leaders Level 2 Technical Certificate

Careers Guidance 

Our careers guidance aims to expand the horizons of all students enabling you to make informed career decisions in order to progress both during and after college. 

Carol is our dedicated Careers Advisor for Sparsholt College! 

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We also have our SUN Progression Mentor Anna! 

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Anna works alongside the Southern Universities Network (SUN) to help students recognise the routes of progression available to them, and to continue their journey in education! 

We recently launched the new Careers Hub located in the College library so come and say hello to Carol and Anna! 


Social Media 

We love to post about all our students on our platforms including their achievements, trips and excellent work - take a look at some of the highlights below and make sure you follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube




Sparsholt Outdoor Adventure also has it's own Twitter and Instagram accounts you can follow for tailored content from your course leaders, alongside the Sparsholt Public Services Instagram and Sparsholt Sport Instagram.

Student wellbeing and support 

At Sparsholt College we understand that starting college in these uncertain times can be daunting and we aim to make this process as simple as possible. 

We have a dedicated team that provide our students with any additional support they need including; 

  • Counselling 
  • Carer support 
  • Childcare support 
  • Confidential one-to-one services 

University Centre Sparsholt 

Did you know that Sparsholt also offers higher education including foundation degrees, degrees and masters courses in a variety of different areas! 

University Centre Sparsholt is the perfect place to take your education further in the interesting and varied fields of Conservation and Wildlife Management, Animal/Zoo Biology, Fishery and Aquatics, Equine Science and Performance management or Veterinary Nursing Science! 

Take a look at our website for more information and 2021 prospectus here. 

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Not already applied?

Got this link but not yet applied? Click below so you can join us in September!

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