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Andover College supporting the military community

Andover College are proud to support the military community. As a college, we support and recognise the benefits the military community bring to the college and we aim to do all we can to support these staff and students. We have many staff and students that come from or have strong links with the community and we do all we can to establish and build on these links. We are also proud supporters of the Armed Forces Covenant.

The college is situated closely to many highly populated military areas, including Tidworth and Bulford. We offer our support to Armed Forces personnel, Veterans, Reservists and their families by providing high quality courses across our campuses; Sparsholt College and University Centre Sparsholt and Andover College.

We recognise that the military community have many unique skills which can be transferrable to other industry. We offer courses that can build upon your skills and make them transferrable to new careers or you can retrain into new industries.

Find out more below or get in contact for more information.

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Military facilities hold a valuable role in supporting the Armed Forces Personnel, however, we understand that this role can come with it issues when it comes to employment and education.

We offer a wide variety of Full Time courses, that are aimed at 16 year old school leavers. Alongside your studies, we have an expert Wellbeing Team who will support you during your time at college.

For Adults, we offer many Part Time courses on both our Andover and Sparsholt Campus. These courses can help you gain new skills or develop your current skills.

If you are looking to take part in professional development whilst serving or preparing to leave the services, we offer many courses which will suit your needs.

Andover College are an approved learning provider under the Armed Forces Enhanced Learning Credits (ELC) scheme. Find out more about the courses available through the ELC scheme and how to apply for the funding here.

We have access to a careers team who can offer support and guidance to help you make informed choices about your future. Find out more here. 


The transition from military to civilian life can be difficult. At Andover College, we have the support in place to make this transition that little bit easier. Your skills, knowledge and experience will be unique and we can help you to use your skills, knowledge and experience and transfer it into a new career.

There are many funding options for courses available and we are also an approved learning provider under the Armed Forces Enhanced Learning Credits (ELC) scheme.

Alongside your studies, we have an expert Wellbeing Team who will support you during your time with us, should you need it.

The Defence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) encourages employers to support defence and inspire others to do the same. The scheme encompasses bronze, silver and gold awards for employer organisations that pledge, demonstrate or advocate support to defence and the armed forces community, and align their values with the Armed Forces Covenant.

Sparsholt College Group has been given a Bronze Award. Bronze award holders:

  • are self nominated by employers who pledge to support the armed forces, including existing or prospective employees who are members of the community
  • must have signed the Armed Forces Covenant
  • promote being armed forces-friendly and are open to employing reservists, armed forces veterans (including the wounded, injured and sick), cadet instructors and military spouses/partners

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