We can't wait to welcome you to Sparsholt College!
As a new student you will have the opportunity to gain valuable skills, whether that's working with farm livestock, carrying out fieldwork or in the workshops. This experience makes Sparsholt graduates well placed to progress into Agriculture and Agricultural Engineering roles.
We have created this interactive page to give you a sense of what studying at Sparsholt College is like. Scroll down to watch the playlist of videos we have created and have a go at the activities which will introduce you to Agriculture and Agricultural Engineering at Sparsholt College.
Remember, we are on facebook and love posting about our students, their achievements and our beautiful campus so be sure to give us a like and a follow. You can also contact us regarding our courses by emailing AskAg@sparsholt.ac.uk or AskAgEng@sparsholt.ac.uk
At Sparsholt we also offer a lot of support to you during your time at college including Careers Guidance and Health and Wellbeing advice.
Here is a presentation about some of the units on our Level 3 Agricultural Engineering course and photos of the students who were on it!
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!
For our Agriculture students try these Land-based learner packs:
Properties of Soil will help you to understand the following:
- The main soil types
- How soil is formed
- The components of soil
- The properties of soil
Soil Structure covers the following topics:
- The effect of soil structure on soil fertility
- The importance of organic matter
- Different soil textures and how to identify them
- What is meant by the pH value of the soil
As part of our Level 3 qualifications full-time students aged 16-18 will be required to complete a compulsory industry placement with a sector-specific employer or voluntary organisation.
Industry placements provide students with opportunities to:
- Apply the knowledge learned at college to the workplace
- Increase confidence as skills are developed
- Develop communication, teamwork and problem-solving skills
- See how a business operates in the real world
- Identify key technical strengths and skills you will need at work
- Test career choices and aspirations
- Line up an employer reference and achieve an additional college certificate for future use
- Find part-time work alongside studies or full-time employment once courses are completed
One dedicated placement day per week will form a part of our students’ weekly timetable across the academic year.
Our Industry Placement team will be here to support and guide you through this process from start to finish.
Get ahead of the rest and get your industry placement sorted before you start your course with us by emailing the team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 Agriculture, Conservation and Wildlife Management, Animal/Zoo Biology, Fishery and Aquatics, Equine Science and Performance management or Veterinary Nursing Science!
Agriculture Level 1
Agriculture Level 2 Technical Certificate
Agriculture with Options Level 3
Agricultural Engineering Level 2 Technical Certificate
Agricultural Engineering Level 3 Advanced Technical Extended Diploma
In the News!
Take a look at this story about our previous Agricultural Engineering student Grace now trainee Agricultural Machinery Technician with C&O Tractors Ltd at their Wilton branch in Salisbury!
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!
We also have our SUN Progression Mentor Anna!
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!
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;
- Carer support
- Childcare support
- Confidential one-to-one services
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!