Sparsholt College has excellent teaching and training facilities both for theory and practical classes. A superb library and four computer suites reflects the need to keep pace with new methods of learning, while recent construction of superb new training resources (see individual sections’ facilities) keep pace with rapidly developing industrial technology.
More than 1,400 full-time students and 6,000 part-time enrolments have increased the demand for new teaching space and, to this end, the Sainsbury building, incorporating classrooms, lecture theatre and laboratories was opened in December 2000.
Many students use the highly developed residential, social and sports facilities at the College (over 400 single study rooms on site most of which are en-suite). Over its 100+ year history, Sparsholt College has become one of the largest colleges of its kind in the country and, with highly rated educational standards, one of the best regarded.
As with all Further and Higher Education institutions, Sparsholt College is subject to government standards and inspection processes.
Graded results from the last three inspection reports and recently awarded Centre of Vocational Excellence (CoVE) status show the College to be in the highest league and should give every prospective student full confidence in the quality of their course provision.
A reputation alone does not “make” a college, nor do familiar buildings and top class resources; it is also the commitment of a dedicated staff and the motivation of the students which contribute to that “something special” which is Sparsholt College.
Being a Sparsholt student is about more than just attending college each week. Whether you live onsite or travel in daily, there’s always something going on to get involved in.
Our team organise a wide range of social events and activities throughout the year for both residential and non-residential students, including the Freshers’ party and the Christmas and Summer Balls. With lots of charity events such as karaoke, foam parties, bar bingo, quizzes, pool or darts competitions, there’s plenty of activities to enjoy with your friends.
With our new Sports Centre opened in 2013 and our dedicated College Sport Maker, Nick, there’s lots of sport to get stuck in to at Sparsholt. From Zumba to basketball, badminton to football, there’s something for everyone. Keep fit in our fully equipped gym, scale our 8m x 30m indoor climbing wall or join us off site to try skiing and snowboarding.