The Sparsholt College
The Sparsholt College is one of the leading providers of courses for the land and environment in the UK, with a history spanning more than 100 years, offering undergraduate and postgraduate qualifications, and a wide range of further education vocational courses.
Our learning, teaching and assessment strategy places the student at the centre of the entire journey from independent advice and guidance to progression to work or Further/Higher Education, and providing support to extend equality of opportunity to all. Our inclusive pedagogic strategy empowers, stretches and challenges every individual appropriately so they achieve their personal best, and meet curriculum requirements.
Sparsholt College has enviable facilities with its own fully functioning commercial farm and a nationally renowned Animal Management and Veterinary Centre, National Aquatics Training Centre, Equine Centre and diverse natural habitats for research and scientific observation work in connection with conservation and wildlife management. We are also developing a range of sustainable energy technologies as part of an expanding new curriculum based around anaerobic digestion of crops and grasses, wood fuels and wind energy.
Our Foundation degree, Honours Degree and Masters degree courses are validated by the University of Portsmouth ranked in the top 2% of world universities. The College has achieved high ratings from the government (QAA and Ofsted) for the quality of its Further and Higher Education courses and has an excellent reputation with employers and industry bodies and from the National Student Satisfaction survey where we have one of the highest levels of student satisfaction ratings for colleges and Universities of our type in the country. Our staff are experts in their chosen field with published research and high media profiles.
The College is just five miles from the historic town of Winchester and close to Central London and its major airports.
OUR THREE STRATEGIC PRIORITIES
Outstanding teaching and support: High quality provision within an environment that ensures outstanding teaching, personalised guidance and support, which enables learners to develop their curiosity, knowledge skills, and achieve qualifications for their career success.
Financial strength and efficiency: Sophisticated, current and readily available information and analysis to support timely and effective guidance for students and employers, which informs decision-making to improve quality, whilst maintaining financial strength and efficiency and minimising the environmental impact of college operations.
Key strategic alliances: The forging of key strategic alliances to secure our market prominence and influence, in order to be able to focus on projects and products with high-value impact for our commercial customers, our learning communities and the College.
We have one of the highest levels of student satisfaction ratings
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