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

We have created this interactive page to give you a sense of what studying Game & Wildlife Management at Sparsholt College is like. Scroll down to see more!

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. 

If you wish to ask any questions regarding our courses please contact us by emailingAskGame@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. 

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!

Game and Wildlife Management at Sparsholt 

Game & Wildlife at Sparsholt encompasses a wide range of topics, including species knowledge, related legislation and relevant practical skills across  Level 1 to Level 3. The subjects are diverse, and the skills to be gained are many and wide ranging.

The best people to tell you about Game at Sparsholt are our students themselves, so some of our current students have produced a presentation (below) to show you what they have been up to, and what you might be doing with us in the future! 

Have a scroll through and let them show you and describe a range of practical tasks they have carried out during their time with us. 

Species Identification and related legislation and knowledge is an important part of working in Land & Wildlife, so please have a go at the quiz below.

Here are some links to companies we work very closely alongside - check their websites for current news stories, future plans and potential changes in legislation:

BASC for changes in lead ammunition

BASC for legislation on the release of birds

BASC on climate change and trap legislation

National Gamekeepers Organsation (NGO)

The Deer Initiative Best Practice Guide

Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust

Snaring Best Practice Booklet

General Bird Licences Information

Game 2020 Conference Videos


Industry Placements

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 ip@sparsholt.ac.uk.

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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Our Courses: 

Countryside Skills Level 1

Land and Wildlife (Game) Level 2 Technical Certificate

Land and Wildlife Management (Game) Level 3 

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! 

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 

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!

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