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Facilities

investing in your future with industry standard facilities

From industry standard training facilities to specialist classrooms, we have equipped our college to offer the best education and training for you. You will be surprised at what is behind our doors – exceptional science labs, beautiful hair suites and even an onsite Cinema!

Our sports students have full access to the Andover Leisure Centre, where various lessons are taught and memberships are also available for a discounted price. The Football Academy is based at Portway Stadium – home to Andover Town Football Club and linked with the new partnership, AFC Bournemouth Second Chance Elite Programme.

Technology and Future Skills Centre

Our £3.9 million Technology & Future Skills Centre is a modern two storey building which provides industry standard workshops and classrooms for Bricklaying, Motor Vehicle and Electrical and Carpentry courses.

View our Bricklaying, Carpentry, Electrical and Motor Vehicle courses

science laboratories

Our labs are equipped to industry standard with equipment like an IR spectrometer,
specialist dissection tools for A Level Biology dissections, a vortex mixer and Rubens Tube.

View our Science courses

VR Equipment at Andover College

IT Suites and games design centre

Not only are there multiple computer spaces throughout the College for your day-to-day study, we have the latest computer hardware and software to take your technical skills up to the highest level.

View our Computing and Games Design courses

cinema

We have a 40 seat cinema with surround sound capabilities. It is used for teaching and for students to present their work.

View our Film and Media courses

wellbeing hub

With a new student lounge, mindfulness room, Health Hub, Counselling suites, a private garden and meeting pods. The Hub is designed as a safe space that fosters
positive wellbeing, personal growth and independent self-help strategies.

View more about the Wellbeing support offered at the college

careers hub

We have recently launched our new Careers Hub in our Andover Sixth Building. The Careers Hub is a new space containing comprehensive careers support and information.

View more about the Careers Support offered at the college

1803 theatre and dance studios

Our 1803 Theatre is a fully rigged, 100-seat theatre with a retractable seating bank to allow a flexible performance space. The theatre space is able to be divided into two separate rehearsal spaces. The theatre is available to hire outside of teaching hours for performances and theatre and performance groups by contacting 1803theatre@sparsholt.ac.uk. We also have two specialised dance studios which are home to local dance groups and come complete with dance floors

View our Performing Arts and Dance courses

Book the 1803 Theatre

sports centre and football stadium

Our sports students have access to the brand new Andover Leisure Centre, providing a superb range of sports facilities as well as discounted gym membership.
The football academy is based at the Portway Stadium – home to Andover Town Football Club and linked to the new AFC Bournemouth Second Chance Elite Programme.

View our Sport courses

elements

Elements is our commercial salon which is available to the public during open client sessions for a wide variety of hairdressing services. We have another salon which is used for teaching hairdressing techniques and for students to practice what they have learned.

View our Hairdressing courses

creative hub

Within our light and airy suite of art and design studios you can sculpt, draw, paint, design and create 3D
ceramics, glass, models and stage sets. The photography suite includes a dark room and the dedicated fashion textile design studio includes cutting tables and sewing machines.

View our Art courses