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Raising Standards Inspiring Achievement

Further Education Prospectus 2014

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Experience

Reaseheath

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-- Saturday 5th October arrive for a 10am start

Year 11 Taster Days

-- Saturday 9th November arrive for a 10am start

-- November 2013 week commencing Monday 25 November

-- Saturday 7th December arrive for a 10am start

Year 10 Taster Days

2014 -- Saturday 18th January arrive for a 10am start -- Saturday 8th February arrive for a 10am start -- Saturday 15th March arrive for a 10am start

-- Wednesday 2nd July 2014 -- Thursday 3rd July 2014 -- Friday 4th July 2014

Year 9 Taster Days -- Thursday 30th January 2014 -- Friday 31st January 2014

-- Saturday 26th April arrive for a 10am start

Reaseheath Family Festival

-- Tuesday 10th June arrive for a 6pm start

See our departments in action! Join in the fun! -- Sunday 18th May 2014 10.00am - 5.00pm

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Contents Welcome to Reaseheath

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Raising Standards, Inspiring Achievement

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What our students say

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What’s new at Reaseheath?

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Choosing the right course for you

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Your Journey

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Apply to Reaseheath College

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Studying at Reaseheath College Support at Reaseheath College

Motor Vehicle

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Adventure Sports

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Public Services

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Sports Studies

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Apprenticeships 102 Access to Higher Education

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What Next? Higher Education Courses

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Promoting Fairness and Inclusion

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The College Mission

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How To Find Us

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Some of Our Accolades

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COURSES Foundation Level

Horticulture 72-77

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Agriculture 18-23 Agricultural Engineering

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Animal Management

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Business and Events Management

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Construction 42-47 Countryside 48-53 Equine 54-59 Floristry 60-65 Food Technology

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Welcome to

Reaseheath Welcome to our Further Education prospectus and thank you for your interest in Reaseheath, one of the UK’s premier specialist colleges. We offer a tremendous and exciting range of opportunities and I am sure you will find a course that particularly interests you. We recognise that, at this time, you face many difficult decisions as to what and where to study. We will always be delighted to offer you impartial advice and to answer the many questions you have before making your choice. You won’t just gain a meaningful qualification if you become part of the ‘Reaseheath Experience’ you’ll have fun too! Many of our former students tell us that their time here was the most enjoyable period of their lives. Few other colleges offer such caring, supportive and dedicated

staff - all working to raise standards and inspire you to achieve your full potential. OFSTED inspectors recently visited us and awarded us outstanding grades in all areas for Care Standards. Our progression rates into Higher Education and employment are among the best in the country - a fact which is particularly important in today’s economic climate. This means you can be sure of experiencing the best education and training possible. But it is only by meeting us and seeing our excellent facilities and resources first hand that you will be able to appreciate fully the benefits of becoming a Reaseheath student. So come and see for yourself what we have to offer.

I look forward to welcoming you to Reaseheath soon!

Meredydd David, Principal

Raising Standards, Inspiring Achievement Learners are at the heart of all we do The education and experiences you receive during your time at Reaseheath will provide you with the skills and drive to progress into employment or onto higher education to start your chosen career! We have nearly 7,500 students from across the UK and from many different countries. Most of our students like being in the great outdoors and have similar interests, so it’s easy to make friends from lots of departments. Many of our full-time students live on campus and tell us that it’s like being part of one big family where

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everyone looks after each other but has fun at the same time. Reaseheath’s campus is set in a beautiful rural setting one mile from the great market town of Nantwich. We are an hour away from Liverpool, Manchester, Derby and Birmingham and we are close to Stoke-on-Trent, Macclesfield, Shrewsbury and Telford. We have fabulous college grounds with big lawns and a lake - great for sitting out during the summer - and our sports facilities include an indoor climbing wall, gym, sports pitches, a commercial golf course and indoor and outdoor riding arenas. By the time you join Reaseheath in September 2014

our facilities will be even better with a new hall of residence and improved sports facilities including a brand new gym! To see more about student life at Reaseheath, join our Facebook and Twitter pages and keep up to date with the latest news and events.

Doing Something Different! You can also visit our website for more information and news before you join Reaseheath College

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What our

Students say “Coming to Reaseheath is a very different experience from being at school because you’re treated more like an adult. I’ve loved pushing the limits of what I can do.” Rebecca Scally Level 1 (Foundation) Certificate in Horse Care

“The best thing about Reaseheath is its vibe there’s a good learning atmosphere but you can have fun too.”

“I looked at other colleges but Reaseheath jumped out. Its buildings, facilities and staff are amazing and the student life is brilliant.”

Ben Darley

Grant Richards

Level 2 Diploma in Agricultural Engineering

Level 3 Diploma Food Technology and Management

“I’ve learned such a lot at Reaseheath and that’s given me confidence. My tutors always have time to help me if I need it.” Adelle Urquhart Entry 3 Work Based Certificate (Animal Care)

“I like the way the college mixes its modern buildings with the plants and trees in the grounds. It’s beautiful as well as being up-to-date.” Hannah Carlin Level 3 Extended Diploma in Horticulture www.reaseheath.ac.uk l www.twitter.com/reaseheath l www.facebook.com/reaseheathcollege

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What’s new at

Reaseheath? Reaseheath College is undisputedly one of the UK’s premier specialist colleges. We are continuing to invest in YOUR future by developing unrivalled, world-class facilities and resources. In the past few years we have spent £50million so we can offer you the best possible environment for learning. We were honoured to receive a visit from Her Majesty the Queen in June 2010. Her Majesty officially opened two buildings: the indoor riding arena at Reaseheath’s Equestrian Centre and Centrepoint, our library, student services and learning resource centre.

Other new facilities include -- Reaseheath Restaurant our new dining and social area -- Adventure Sports Centre -- The John Platt Centre for Agriculture -- Weaver Centre our new facility for Pre-Entry and Entry Level students -- Animal Management Centre and Zoo - including a teaching zoo, dedicated veterinary nursing training rooms, a specialist dog grooming parlour, aquatics centre and laboratories, specialist rooms for reptiles, amphibians and fish, a mammal house and teaching and meeting rooms. -- Higher Education Centre for our degree students

-- A dedicated Engineering Skills Academy for pupils from local secondary schools -- A Food Innovation Centre for the production of all food including dairy, bakery and butchery -- The Eden International Dairy Academy - a world class dairy training centre, the result of a unique collaboration between the dairy industry, the National Skills Academy for Food and Drink, and Reaseheath -- Expanded Bakery teaching facility

-- A top of the range IT teaching centre

-- Gym and state-of-the-art fitness testing lab

-- Three halls of residence, increasing our on-site accommodation to over 600

-- Agricultural engineering and motor vehicle workshops and classrooms

-- Equine facilities including an indoor riding arena, round pen for natural horsemanship and American barn style stabling

-- Food engineering teaching facilities

-- A state-of-the-art rapid exit milking parlour for the Reaseheath Holstein dairy herd

-- NEW Hall of Residence on site for 100 additional residential students

-- A high welfare pig unit built to RSPCA standards

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-- Purpose built construction trades workshops to cater for increased demand for training in brickwork, carpentry and joinery

What’s Next? -- NEW Horticultural Facilities

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Choosing the right

Course for you Type of qualification you can study

How many GCSEs have you got or will you be getting?

Length of course

Level 3 Diploma

4 GCSE grades C or above or equivalent*

1, 2 or 3 year sandwich course (Level 3)

Level 2 Diploma

Some GCSE grades C/D/E or equivalent*

1 year (Level 2)

Foundation Learning (Level 1)

Some GCSE grades E/F or equivalent*

1-2 years (Level 1)

Foundation Learning (Entry Level)

No exam passes*

1-3 years

Our courses have more of a practical side to them than courses in sixth forms and some other colleges. If you have an interest in subjects such as biology, physics or maths why not explore this with one of our courses like animal management, sports studies or engineering? After you have completed your GCSEs there are two routes of study available to you at Reaseheath:

Full Time study Courses run at different levels (Entry Level - Level 3) dependent on your previous qualifications and experience (see table*). Please check course tables for the specific subjects at GCSE you require and visit our website for full course information including work experience/placements. If you are between the age of 16 and 19 studying full-time at Reaseheath your programme of learning will be made up of a number of components:

You will -- Study for a main qualification that is listed in the prospectus -- Continue your studies in Maths and English, either through studying GCSE or Functional Skills -- Complete an extra qualification(s) that will help you gain employment in your selected vocational area -- Undertake work experience which will develop employability skills and improve your employment prospects -- Develop your personal and social skills

Part Time study while in employment -- Reaseheath College offers apprenticeship programmes at levels 2 and 3. These programmes allow you to be employed and also to gain new qualifications by attending college, usually one day a week (see page 102 for further details).

Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma/ Diploma/Extended Diploma Equivalent to 1-3 ‘A’ Levels and accepted by the majority of universities to get you onto a Higher Education course - degree or foundation degree.

Level 2 Diploma/Certificate If you successfully complete this course you may move onto the Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma/ Diploma/Extended Diploma.

Foundation Learning (Level 1) Completing this course means you will gain a Work-based Certificate Level 1 qualification, and you may be able to progress onto the Level 2 Diploma/Certificate.

Foundation Learning (Entry Level) After Foundation Learning (Entry Level) you could go straight to a Foundation Learning (Level 1) Programme in Agriculture, Animal Care, Horse Care, Engineering/ Motor Vehicle, Horticulture, Countryside, Adventure Sports/ Sports, Food Technology or Floristry here at Reaseheath.

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Your

Journey? Your journey from being at school to commencing your studies at Reaseheath. We aim to make this journey one of the most memorable and rewarding parts of your life! Where are you on your Learner Journey?

Information on this part of your journey

Year 9

There are a range of vocational opportunities within the schools programme for pupils to study at Reaseheath during Key Stage 4 (Years 10 and 11) dependent on which school you currently attend. Ask your Head of Year about the Vocational Opportunities Programme (VOP) with Reaseheath. Find out what it’s like to be a Reaseheath student on one of our taster days:`` Year 9 Taster days - 30th or 31st January 2014 Or where possible we will attend your school’s Year 9 events.

Year 10

Experience a taster day in one or two subject areas:`` Year 10 taster days - 2nd, 3rd, or 4th July 2014 Or see us at your school’s Year 10 events

Year 11

Decide on the course you want to study at Reaseheath:`` Attend one of our Year 11 Taster Days - week commencing Monday 25 November 2014 `` Visit us at one of our monthly Course Open Events Or see us at your school’s Year 11 events

Applying to Reaseheath

You can apply to study at Reaseheath College from the start of Year 11 and it couldn’t be easier! You can apply online at www.reaseheath.ac.uk, download or complete an application form at a Course Information Event or fill in the application form at the back of this prospectus and send it back to us.

Joining Reaseheath

The key to your successful journey is making sure you are studying on the right course and that you have the correct support from the beginning! Once you’ve applied we will invite you for an interview. At this time you will also have the opportunity to find out about financial support, transport, accommodation and learning support.

Do you have questions about your journey? Are you wondering what to do next? Do you want to know more about our taster days or course open events? Contact us on 01270 613242, email enquiries@reaseheath.ac.uk, or message us through Facebook or Twitter.

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Apply to

Reaseheath College If you know which course you are interested in and are in Year 11 or above, here are the steps that you need to take to get a place at Reaseheath College!

Stage 1 Apply online at www.reaseheath. ac.uk, complete a downloadable application form or complete the application form at the back of this prospectus. If you need another form, call our Customer Service Team 01270 613242 or email enquiries@reaseheath.ac.uk and we will post one out to you.

Stage 2 If you haven’t applied online please send your completed application form to Reaseheath College, Nantwich, Cheshire, CW5 6DF, writing ‘Application Form’ on the envelope.

Stage 3

Stage 5

Once we have received your application form, we will write to you with the date for an interview when you will meet the tutor of your chosen subject. If you have not already visited the college on one of our course open events, you’ll also be able to have a good look around your chosen course area.

In the Summer term we will send you a Student Information Pack. This will explain when you need to arrive to enrol on your course, details of transport and accommodation and what you’ll need to bring with you when you start at college.

Stage 4 We will write to you making you a conditional offer (depending on grades) of a place at Reaseheath College. You will need to write back accepting the place if you still want to start your course in September.

Applications are welcome from all members of the community regardless of disability, gender, ethnic background and religious belief. If at any time you feel that you need any further information, advice or guidance please contact us:

Telephone 01270 613242

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Studying at

Reaseheath

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Studying at

Reaseheath Studying on the right course and having the correct support is very important. At your interview you will be given more information on studying at Reaseheath College and how you can access any financial or learning support. We can also advise you about transport to college or about staying in one of our halls of residence. Following your interview you should receive an offer of a place at College. In the Summer Term you will be sent information on how to enrol for September 2014. Joining Reaseheath couldn’t be easier but you can contact us at any point to discuss any questions you may have.

Transport We have college buses picking up from points near and far and we will always do our best to help students with travel arrangements. We are near to the main line train station at Crewe and there is also a station in Nantwich itself. We have a bus that collects students from both Crewe and Nantwich train stations. When you attend our information events you will be given information on current bus and train routes.

Finance Anyone can apply for financial help and you may be successful provided you meet certain criteria. You can apply for money to help with your accommodation or travel costs or even your equipment and books! If you are a mature student there are ways for you to gain financial support or secure your own loan to support you through your course.

Accommodation

Enrichment

Although the majority of our fulltime students travel to college daily, we have on-site residential accommodation for 635 students, fully supported by a safeguarding team. Anyone from the age of 16 may apply for a residential place and a bursary may be available to help with costs. Places are limited so please ask for up to date details once you have been offered a place.

You can play football, hockey, rugby and netball and our teams compete in the Northern Counties Colleges’ League. For more information contact Jared Erskine, our Student Services Coordinator on 01270 613209 or email jarede@reaseheath.ac.uk

Reaseheath has residential places for students who require facilities for the disabled. These rooms will be allocated on assessment of disability; however, we have no provision in the Halls of Residence for students who need specialist medical or nursing care.

Halls of Residence Our Halls of Residence are all situated on campus. Breakfast, lunch and evening meals are provided each day in the dining hall. You can visit a typical student room and find out what it is like to live on campus if you attend one of our Course Information Events or at your Interview.

Student Association All students are members of the Reaseheath Student Association who work alongside Student Services to organise a range of exciting social activities on-site including discos, karaoke and live bands as well as fun offsite activities such as bowling, go-karting and cinema visits. RAG (Raising and Giving) week is action packed and raises lots of money for charity. Over the last 3 years Reaseheath College students raised over ÂŁ30,000 for local charities.

For more information visit the Student section on our website

Accommodation fees are based on a full academic year, excluding half terms, Christmas and Easter breaks. They are charged on a termly basis. Some halls also have a self-catering kitchen designated to a number of students. Students are encouraged to bring their own bed linen and to launder it in the facilities provided. However, where this is not possible, bed linen may be hired and laundered by the College at a small charge.

For more information contact Student Services on 01270 613209

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Support at

Reaseheath Student Support Information, advice and guidance Reaseheath is a safe and stimulating environment for you to learn, work and enjoy student life! We offer a range of support to all students, through your course tutor, our Student Services/Welfare office and Learning Skills Centre (Centrepoint).

Course Tutor You will have a Course Tutor who will guide you through your course and is always willing to listen if you have a problem.

Student Welfare Office The Student Welfare Service is available to all students who may be experiencing problems while at college. Problems can range from homesickness, bullying, difficulties

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with coursework, financial difficulties, health issues or family problems. Whatever it may be, we can help, either to talk things through or to put you in touch with the relevant people. The College Counselling Service can help with specific problems on a regular basis if you need support. The Student Welfare Officer can put you in touch with outside agencies if necessary and the College Chaplain is also available. If you have any specific issues you would like to discuss in confidence prior to starting college, then please contact us:

Student Welfare Officers: Andrew Taylor, Wendy Cosby, Peter Knight, Carys Jones, Catherine Snee, Amanda Pointon and Robert Icke Telephone

01270 613197

Contact the College Chaplain through Andrew Taylor, 01270 613197

Learning Support at Reaseheath Learning Skills Centre (LSC) Additional learning support is available for any student with support needs studying on any course at any level. Provision is tailored according to assessment of need by experienced staff using prior support information and in discussion with the student. The different types of support that can be provided by the LSC include: -- Initial interviews, to discuss and agree appropriate support provision -- Individual or group in class support including: -- Note taking -- Prompting -- Differentiation -- Keeping focus -- Reinforcing information and instructions -- Support in practical sessions -- Social and emotional support -- Support in developing peer relationships -- Individual or small group LSC support sessions, including: -- Study skills -- Maths -- Literacy -- ITC -- Proof reading -- Assignment support -- Mentoring -- Assessment for exam access arrangements -- Referral to and liaison with other college services or external organisations -- Review of student needs and update of provision -- Loan of equipment (if appropriate and possible) If you would like to talk to a member of the team please call us on the numbers on the next page.

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Support at

Reaseheath The Learning Skills Team Based above the library in the Centrepoint building Manager Telephone

Karen Myatt 01270 613291

Email karenm@reaseheath.ac.uk Learning Support Manager Telephone

Sophie Hall 01270 613199

Email sophieh@reaseheath.ac.uk

Centrepoint Centrepoint, our Learning Resource Centre, offers library and information services and open access computers. We aim to give you a helpful and friendly service and provide you with the books, journals, multi-media materials and computerised information that you will need for your course.

Student Services Reaseheath’s Student Services Team are always around to help and support you with such things as: -- Accommodation -- Part-time employment -- Careers -- Reaseheath Club -- Counselling services -- Residential matters -- Security -- Finance -- Social activities -- Medical -- Sporting activities -- Transport -- Student Association

Student Services Team Manager Telephone

Mark Birkitt 01270 613209

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Foundation Learning We are committed to providing opportunities for all members of the community to learn, develop, and fulfil their ambitions. We currently offer a range of courses: `` Part time Pre-Entry programme (see page 16) `` Full time Entry programme (see page 16) `` Full time Level 1 programmes in a range of subjects (see page 17) On these foundation courses you will be fully supported to achieve your goals, progress to the next stage, and gain more independence. The courses are designed to give you options, recognition, and very importantly, real qualifications for your achievements. Our tutors are very experienced in supporting you with any learning difficulties or disabilities which may affect you, and we can help you achieve your very best.

functional and basic skills achievement rates are good or outstanding. All of the tutors are well qualified and many have their own farms or come from a farming background, so you are in good hands. As part of your course you may be given the opportunity to study for one or two of the following additional qualifications: `` Functional skills in English, Maths and ICT `` John Muir Award (Level 1 Sport/Adventure Sport) (see page 98) `` One star award in paddlesports, and basic first aid awareness sessions (Level 1 Sport/Adventure Sport) (see page 98) `` Natural Horsemanship `` You will complete the “Drive Survive” sessions on Level 1 programmes

We understand that settling in at college can sometimes seem worrying so we offer transition days before you start your course, making the conversion to college life as rewarding as possible. `` Pre-Entry and Entry Level learners are based in the ‘Weaver Centre’ which was specifically designed by staff and students and includes classrooms and changing facilities. You can also use the purpose built facilities offered throughout campus and used by all our curriculum areas. ` ` Employability skills and personal responsibility are emphasised on all Foundation courses. These include timekeeping, understanding body language, dealing with other people, handling conflict wisely, problem solving, building confidence, raising self esteem, taking responsibility for the welfare of others, personal presentation, interview skills, anger management and Functional Skills (English, Maths and ICT). `` At the end of the year we will help you prepare for the transition onto higher level courses. Your foundation level course tutors really want you to succeed and will “tailor make” individual learning plans to meet your particular needs. Our vocational and work skills qualifications have outstanding success rates and our www.reaseheath.ac.uk www.reaseheath.ac.uk l l www.twitter.com/reaseheath www.twitter.com/reaseheathl www.facebook.com/reaseheathcollege l www.facebook.com/reaseheath

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Foundation Learning - Pre Entry and Entry Level

Courses we offer Course Summary

Length of Course

Entry Requirements

Course options after this programme

Foundation Learning - Pre Entry Level Please contact us on 01270 613164 to discuss your individual learning needs Foundation Learning - Entry Level Entry Level 1 and 2

You can try out Animal Care, Horticulture, Agriculture and Countryside in this exciting programme. We will keep in contact with your parent or carer all of the time so that everyone is involved in making your life at college enjoyable and successful. Your needs are fully assessed before you start and we put a programme in place to make sure that all your requirements are met from the first day.

From 1 to 3 years depending on needs, ability and progress

You do not need exam passes to start but you do need to be at entry level in literacy and numeracy. You will have a least one interview and an assessment of your literacy and numeracy and support needs before you are offered a place.

You can progress onto Foundation Level Entry Level 3 and Level 1 courses

As well as enjoying practical activities in the above areas, you will continue to study reading, writing, numbers and computers. We will help you to develop your personal and social skills and work with you to write your own Individual Learning Plan, so you can work out what you want to do next. You will also have the chance to go on a two night study tour.

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Foundation Learning - Level 1

Courses we offer These are exciting, practical courses where you can choose a vocational area from: `` Agriculture (see page 20)

`` Sport/Adventure Sport (see page 98)

`` Animal Care (see page 32)

`` Horticulture (see page 74)

`` Countryside (see page 50)

`` Horse Care (see page 56)

`` Engineering/Motor Vehicle Maintenance (see page 26)

`` Food (see page 68)

Course Summary

`` Floristry (see page 62) Length of Course

Entry Requirements

Course options after this programme

1 year depending on your needs, ability and progress

Some GCSEs at grades E/F (or equivalent)

You could progress onto a Level 2 Diploma in your subject or a related area

Foundation Learning - Entry Level 3 and Level 1 Level 1

You will have the opportunity to take part in work experience or travel training/ preparation for work, or you can work towards a Work Skills qualification and other additional qualifications depending on which subject you choose to study. You will also do Functional Skills in English, Maths and ICT.

If you think your grades will be below E/F, we advise you apply for the Entry Level Programme (see page 16)

You could consider an apprenticeship (combining a job and attending college) You could get a job

The courses will help you to improve all the skills you need to move up onto other courses and/or into work. You may also be offered extension qualifications such as a Diploma in some subjects rather than a Level 1 Certificate, which will help you if you plan to progress onto a Level 2 Diploma.

Further details For full details of your preferred course, please visit our website or contact Student Enquiries and Applications Team on 01270 613242 to request further information.

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“I’ve loved the course because it’s so practical. But the best thing is that everyone makes you feel welcome.” Amy Bowman Level 2 Diploma in Agriculture

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Agriculture Every year, Reaseheath Agriculture produces highly employable next generation farmers who forge their careers within the industry they love.

Some Career options -- Farm manager

The college built its reputation on agricultural education, and we still pride ourselves on maintaining our reputation as the leading college in the UK.

-- Agronomist

Agriculture is changing rapidly, and finding your perfect job or starting your own farm requires high levels of experience and qualifications.

-- Self-employed contractor

Being successful requires a commercial acumen in addition to demanding, practical work.

-- BSc Degree in Agriculture (or associated course)

Our students study agriculture and farming on our purpose built farm with regular visits to other farming enterprises to see and experience the breadth of the farming industry. Higher level students also have the opportunity to look at farming globally by joining our annual study tour to America or Canada.

-- Foundation Degree in Agriculture

-- Commercial sales representative -- Head herds manager

Some Progression options

Because we provide a combination of relevant agricultural qualifications, and real hands on experience, you can be confident in your success. `` Our expert teaching team, many of whom continue to farm outside their college role, are committed to making your learning enjoyable and relevant. `` Our unique, 3-year Extended Diploma in Agriculture has a middle year in industry working on a farm as well as practical sessions and stock duty on our own commercial farm. `` Our recent ÂŁ3million new build has ensured that our dairy and livestock facilities are state of the art, including a 32/32 fast exit milking parlour and a demonstration anaerobic digester. `` Our award winning 272 hectare farm enables you to work with our 260-head Reaseheath Holstein dairy herd, our commercial sheep flock, and our high welfare RSPCA standard pig unit as well as the opportunity to experience cereals, forages and grassland. The agricultural training department at Reaseheath provides you with real experience that sets you up as a potential leader in the industry - a staggering 95% of our students go straight into employment after finishing their course.

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Agriculture

Courses we offer Course Summary

Length of Course

Entry Requirements

Course options after this programme

If you are interested in finding out about Agriculture, this is the course for you.

1 year depending on your needs, ability and progress

Some GCSEs at grades E/F

Level 2 Diploma in Agriculture

1 year fulltime

Practical farm experience

Level 1 Foundation Foundation in Agriculture

It is an exciting and practical course for young people who enjoy working outdoors, but don’t have any formal experience.

If you think your grades will be Level 2 Work-based Diploma in below E/F, we advise you to apply Agriculture for the Entry Level Programme (page 16)

This introductory qualification in agriculture could help you get a satisfying job and could lead on to an exciting career. The course is very practical. You will spend half your time developing your skills and techniques, sometimes on the college farm and sometimes on local farms.

Level 2 Diploma Agriculture

This is an excellent, one year, all-round course that is ideal if you want to be involved with the day to day practical work on a farm. You will be able to take part in farm experience weeks, working on our many farm enterprises.

Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in A combination of C/D/E grades at Agriculture GCSE level (or equivalent) or Level 3 Workbased Diploma in Agriculture A Foundation (Level 1) course in Agriculture

This course is ideal whether you come from a farming background or not. You will enjoy lots of practical work on Reaseheath’s high welfare dairy, sheep and pig units. You will also carry out relevant work experience on well run, commercial farms so you get broad experience of different farming practices.

Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma Agriculture

A one year course equivalent to one ‘A’ level, this Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma will give you an excellent broad understanding of all areas of the agricultural industry.

1 year full time

At least 4 GCSEs at grade C or above Level 2 Diploma in Agriculture at Merit or Distinction

Level 3 Diploma in Agriculture Level 3 Extended Diploma in Agriculture with Distinction

You will enjoy this course if you already come from an agricultural background or would like a career in farming. It is also good preparation if you are thinking of progressing to a higher level course.

Level 3 Diploma Agriculture

A two year course equivalent to two ‘A’ levels, the well recognised Level 3 Diploma will give you an excellent broad understanding of all areas of the agricultural industry. During your first year you will concentrate on learning the basic principles of agriculture, crop and animal science, and gain essential machinery and estate skills.

2 years full-time with a work experience period

At least 4 GCSEs at grade C or above preferably including Maths, English and Science

Foundation Degree in Agriculture

Level 2 Diploma in Agriculture at Merit or Distinction Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma at Merit

Along with your classroom study you will enjoy practical sessions on the college farm. You will then have some real work experience on a farm over a 3 month period.

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Courses we offer Course Summary

Length of Course

Entry Requirements

Course options after this programme

3 year sandwich (year 2 in industry)

At least 4 GCSEs at Grade C or BSc Degree in Agriculture (or above (or equivalent) must include associated course)l English, Maths and Science or Foundation Degree in Agriculture Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in at Merit or Distinction level Agriculture at Distinction or

Level 3 Extended Diploma Agriculture

This established three-year sandwich course is equivalent to 3 ‘A’ Levels and is designed to give you an all-round knowledge of the agricultural industry. Reaseheath is one of very few colleges in the country to offer a full middle year of relevant work experience. This makes our students very employable.

Apprenticeship in Agriculture with Functional Skills

You will enjoy practical sessions on the college farm’s commercial units and at other successful local farms. This will be combined with classroom theory and business management. You will have the opportunity to join a study tour abroad usually to North America - and to look at relevant businesses in the UK.

Level 2 Apprenticeship Agriculture

Available for those aged 16 and over, this is a great opportunity for you to ‘earn as you learn’ and combines working at a paid job in a farm or related business with spending one day a week at Reaseheath gaining well recognised qualifications.

18 months (1 day per week) or

Some experience in the agriculture industry is desirable

Fast Track option of 1 year

Evidence of working towards Level 1

Some GCSE’s at grades D-G

Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Agriculture or Advanced Apprenticeship

You will learn technical skills and continue to build on the experience and knowledge you already have. Because you have to travel in to college, it is important that you live within reasonable travelling distance of the college. We may be able to help you link with an employer, or help you to find an apprenticeship. You can choose which Work-based Diploma (formerly NVQ) is most appropriate for you depending on the nature of your work - you will have the option of Livestock Production or Mixed Farming.

Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship Agriculture

A two year course which combines 24 months sound agricultural understanding with (1 day per technical skills, building on the experience week) and knowledge you have already. Available for those aged 18 and over, this is your opportunity to ‘earn as you learn’, combining work on a farm or a similar job with one day a week at Reaseheath.

Level 2 Work-based Diploma or

Foundation Degree in Agriculture

3 GCSEs at Grade C or above or equivalent Minimum of 12 months experience / competence in the workplace

You can choose which Work-based Diploma is most appropriate for you depending on the nature of your work - you will have the option of Dairy Production or Mixed Farming.

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Student Profiles Phillip Gleave Level 3 Extended Diploma in Agriculture School: Holmes Chapel Comprehensive Following a year of ‘A’ level study, Phil decided to follow a more specific route to help him manage his family’s dairy farm. He is keen to grow the business and may progress onto our dairy degree. At college he has been introduced to commercial sheep and pig management and learned more about crop management. He has also been on study tours to look at farming under differing conditions. Phil says: “I’ve learned loads but the best thing has been making new friends who enjoy the same things as me.”

Amy Bowman Level 2 Diploma in Agriculture School: St Peter and St Paul Catholic College, Widnes Amy originally wanted to be a veterinary nurse but so enjoyed working with our farm livestock that she’s now decided to become a farmer! Inspired by stock duties on our high welfare pig unit, she hopes to take her interest further through work experience in Britain and eventually in Australia. A complete newcomer to agriculture, she has also learned to milk our dairy herd and helped to deliver lambs. Amy says: “I’ve loved the course because it’s so practical. But the best thing is that everyone makes you feel welcome.”

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“I’ve had the best time ever at Reaseheath. The instructors are really knowledgeable and the social life is great too.” James Scott Level 3 Construction Plant Apprentice

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Agricultural Engineering Reaseheath Engineering is recognised as one of the UK’s leading provider of engineering training, from construction courses to dedicated agricultural courses.

Some Career options

We built our reputation on Agricultural Education and we are committed to maintaining this through continuing to deliver exceptional training and education.

-- Self-employed engineer

Completing one of our technical engineering courses equips you with both a comprehensive level of knowledge and a qualification which is highly regarded within the industry. An agricultural engineering course suits students who are able to apply technical knowledge to a real world industry, providing a combination of theory to enhance your technical knowledge and a range of practical projects. It is this industry focus that makes our course so unique and therefore so in demand by students and employers alike.

-- Technical service engineer -- Design and development engineer -- Overseas development

Some Progression options -- Foundation Degree in Agricultural Engineering -- Foundation Degree in Land-based and Construction Equipment -- Foundation Degree in Agricultural Mechanisation -- Engineering and related degree programmes

Our on-site, dedicated, Engineering Skills Academy ensures that you will use a wide range of industry standard equipment and gain experience in our fully equipped workshops. This course makes you exceptionally employable in a specialised, vital, and under-resourced area: `` uniquely, our 3 year sandwich course allows students to spend the second year in industry giving them a combination of technical expertise and practical understanding. `` we are the preferred training provider for local, national and international companies including JCB, A-Plant, CSkills, Case IH, New Holland (CNH), CLAAS UK and Finning CAT `` students also have the support of professional organisations such as the Institution of Agricultural Engineers. The opportunities available to students who obtain a Reaseheath Engineering qualification are excellent. Our award winning students are in very high demand from employers and can be offered the very real prospect of an excellent career path. Additionally, due to our close university links, many students progress through to degree level or applied engineering skills.

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Courses we offer Course Summary

Length of Course

Entry Requirements

Course options after this programme

If you are interested in finding out about engineering, then this is the course for you. This is an exciting and practical course for young people who enjoy engineering, but don’t have any formal experience.

1 year

Some GCSEs at grades E/F (or equivalent) If you think your grades will be below E/F, we advise you to apply for the Entry Level Programme (page 16)

Level 2 Diploma in Agricultural Engineering

GCSEs at grades D/E or above (or equivalent)

Level 3 Extended Diploma in Agricultural Engineering (Landbased Technology)

Level 1 Foundation Engineering/Motor Vehicle Maintenance

Level 2 Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair

A qualification in engineering can lead to tremendous job satisfaction and an exciting career.

Level 2 Agricultural Engineering

This is a course for people who enjoy 1 year practical work and, in particular, repairing machines. If you have an ambition to be a practical mechanic and would like to know all there is to know about agricultural machinery, then this course is for you.

Satisfactory references

Level 3 Extended Diploma in Agriculture Apprenticeship in Agricultural Service Engineering

The course will appeal to you if you have a particular interest in the maintenance and repair of land based machinery.

Level 3 Extended Diploma (Diploma and Subsidiary Diploma options) Agricultural Engineering

This exciting and very relevant technician level course is for people who are interested in engineering, have confidence in their own practical ability and wish to gain a qualification that will launch their career in service engineering.

2/3 years - Level 3 Extended Diploma

At least 4 GCSEs at Grade C or above, English, Maths and Science preferred or equivalent Level 2 Diploma

2 years - Level 3 Diploma

plus satisfactory references

The Diploma is a two or three year course. The three year course includes a middle year on work placement.

1 year Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma

Would you like to learn a nationally recognised qualification while earning a salary?

Apprenticeship

Foundation Degree in Agricultural Engineering, Engineering Design, Service Management Foundation Degree in Landbased and Construction Equipment Foundation Degree in Agricultural Mechanisation Engineering and related degree programmes

Apprenticeship Construction Plant/Agricultural Engineering/Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair/General Engineering

Reaseheath delivers Engineering Apprenticeship training for leading national and international companies including JCB,Case IH, New Holland, CLAAS, Finning CAT and A-Plant. These are superb opportunities for young people, aged over 16, looking for a career with these market leaders.

2 years block release 30 weeks in college, typical college block length 3-6 weeks

GCSEs at Grade C or above (or equivalent) or entry exam success

Foundation Degree/HNC Machinery Dealership Management

Advanced Apprenticeship 3 year block release programme or 1 year if you have completed an apprenticeship. 8-12 weeks in college per year

Further details For full details of your preferred course, please visit our website or contact Student Enquiries and Applications Team on 01270 613242 to request further information.

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Student Profiles Ben Darley Level 2 Diploma in Land Based Technology School: Mary Webb School and Science College Shrewsbury Ben is an apprentice agricultural engineering technician with Pontesbury Tractors, Shropshire’s main Case IH dealer. He is being supported through his course by his employers and is continuing to work for the company part-time alongside his studies. Ben gives his course full marks for its relevant training and practical sessions. He says: “This course gives you a good grounding of basic skills and the facilities and staff are excellent. But the best thing about Reaseheath is its vibe - there’s a good learning atmosphere but you can have fun too.”

James Scott Level 3 Construction Plant Apprenticeship School: Tavistock College, Devon An advanced construction plant apprentice with the A-Plant Apprentice Academy, James has been making the 600 mile round trip from his Bodmin base to attend our block release course for the past three years. His dedication and enthusiasm so impressed his tutors that he was put forward for the Construction Plant-hire Association’s ‘Stars of the Future’ awards – and he beat off all rivals to scoop the national title. Says James: “I’ve had the best time ever at Reaseheath. The instructors are really knowledgeable and the social life is great too.”

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“I’ve learned a lot and made a great bunch of friends. It can’t get much better than that!” Melanie Buckland Level 3 Extended Diploma in Animal Management

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Animal Management Animal Management is a fascinating subject to study and can lead to a fulfilling, rewarding career. Our foundation and diploma courses are amongst the highest profile and most popular at the college. Following our recent £4.5 million investment into the Animal Centre and Zoo, we are now one of the best resourced colleges in the UK. We offer nationally renowned courses including zoo animal management, veterinary nursing, and conservation. Our courses range from introductory level 2 animal care to degree level courses in wildlife conservation and ecology, or animal behaviour and welfare. `` The courses mix theory and practical sessions with extensive work experience to ensure you are prepared for the workplace `` Your qualifications allow you to study further or move straight into employment

Some Career options -- Pet store or kennels/cattery manager -- Veterinary nurse -- Animal care technician -- Animal rescue centre / Animal charity staff -- Zookeeper -- Conservation field research

Some Progression options -- Foundation Degree in Animal Management -- BSc (Hons) Degree Animal Behaviour and Welfare -- BSc (Hons) Degree Animal Management -- BSc (Hons) Zoo Management -- BSc (Hons) Wildlife Conservation and Ecology

`` To further enrich their study, students are involved in fundraising for charity and visit animal collections and shows

Interested in studying in the Wirral for a career with animals?

`` Students have the opportunity to attend study tours in the UK and abroad. For example, our degree students stayed in a developing wildlife reserve in South Africa and undertook the first survey of the area’s wildlife

Thanks to a successful partnership between Reaseheath’s Animal Centre and Church Farm, Thurstaston, serious animal care students have the chance to study on the Wirral. Set in 60 acres, with beautiful views over the River Dee and North Wales, Church Farm is not only an open farm, with visitors coming from far and wide to see the animals and enjoy the surroundings, but is also a working organic farm growing fruit, vegetables and Christmas trees. If you become a Church Farm student you will be taught in the classroom by Reaseheath staff and you will receive lots of practical experience by working with animals including meerkats, rabbits, guinea pigs, donkeys, a horse, sheep, pigs, alpaca, goats, poultry and dogs. By working with Reaseheath College, Church Farm ensures all farm animals get first-class care and attention and young people receive important job-specific training. See page 32 for courses you can study at Church Farm.

`` Our licenced teaching Zoo in the Animal Management Centre houses 125 species of animals including mammals, birds, reptiles, fish and amphibians. The meerkats and capybara are especially popular Also, our dedicated Veterinary Care facility enables you to study in the most up to date environment possible. Through working in partnership with leading animal management collections including Chester Zoo, Twycross Zoo and Africa Alive, our students have a breadth of study that cannot be matched at any other college. If you have a particular interest in science, biology or zoology, and want to work with animals, Reaseheath Animal Management Courses are the perfect spring board to a stimulating and rewarding career.

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Courses we offer Course Summary

Length of Course

Entry Requirements

Course options after this programme

If you are interested in finding out about animals, then this is the course for you. This is an exciting and practical course for young people who enjoy working with animals, but don’t have any formal experience.

1 year

Some GCSEs at grades E/F (or equivalent)

Apprenticeship Animal Care

Foundation Level 1 Animal Care

Level 2 Diploma in Animal Care If you think your grades will be Level 2 Diploma in Agriculture below E/F, we advise you to apply for the Entry Level Programme (page 16)

A qualification in Animal Care can lead to tremendous job satisfaction and create opportunities for an exciting career.

Level 2 Diploma Animal Care

This is a very popular introductory level 1 year course which could help you get a job working within animal welfare and rescue, boarding kennels and catteries, pet stores or grooming parlours. You could also progress onto one of the Level 3 programmes in Animal Management. This course has a good balance of practical and theoretical studies. You will develop your Maths and English to Functional Skills / GCSE level 1 or 2.

A combination of GCSEs at grade Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma / D (or equivalent) including English Diploma in Animal Management Language, Maths and Science or Work-based Diploma (formerly NVQ) Level 2 Caring for Animals A Foundation Level 1 course in Animal Care Some practical work experience (at least 2 weeks is encouraged) and a keen interest in animals is essential

Level 2 Diploma Veterinary Care Assistants

Our Level 2 Diploma for Veterinary Care Assistants provides an excellent preparation for the Level 3 Diploma in Veterinary Nursing - the qualification you will need to become a fully qualified veterinary nurse. It is a well recognised qualification in its own right, even if you don’t progress to Level 3. You will develop your Maths and English to GCSE / Functional Skills level 1 or 2.

1 year

Reaseheath College offers an introductory level course in Animal Care at Church Farm, Thurstaston, Wirral.

1 year

GCSE grades A-C in Science and Grades A-D in English & Maths as well as achieving Level 1 / exhibiting Level 2 skills in our BSKB entry exam Letter of support from a Vet practice for 600 hours work

Once you have achieved your Level 2 Diploma in Veterinary Care Assistants you can then progress to our Level 3 Diploma Veterinary Nursing, as long as you possess either GCSE qualifications at grade C in Maths and English Language (or equivalent qualifications) or Functional Skills and have a supporting placement

Level 2 Diploma Animal Care at Church Farm

The one year Level 2 Diploma in Animal Care offers lots of hands-on activities with animals alongside study sessions in the classroom.

A combination of GCSEs at grade D (or equivalent). A strong emphasis is placed on English Language, Maths and Science grades or

Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma / Extended Diploma in Animal Management Work-based Diploma (formerly NVQ) Level 2 Caring for Animals

A Foundation Level 1 course in Animal Care

This qualification also includes Functional skills in Maths and English and could help you get a job in boarding kennels, pet stores, grooming parlours or with one of the animal rescue charities.

Some practical work experience (at least 2 weeks is encouraged) and a keen interest in animals is essential

Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma Animal Management at Church Farm

This course is designed to lead into careers in the animal care industry and related areas. You will study one day at Reaseheath College and the remaining days at Church Farm, Thurstaston. The Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Animal Management is a one year programme comprising six modules (equivalent to one A Level) that combines both practical and theory work.

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At least 4 GCSEs at grade C (or equivalent), preferably to include English Language, Maths and Science or

Level 3 Diploma in Animal Management top-up year 2 Higher Education following completion of top-up year

Relevant Level 2 Diploma at Merit or Distinction It is recommended that you have at least two weeks’ work experience before you join this course A keen interest in animals is essential

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Length of Course

Entry Requirements

Course options after this programme

1 year

At least 4 GCSEs at grade C, preferably to include English Language, Maths and Science or

Level 3 Diploma in Animal Management top-up year 2

Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma Animal Management

This course is designed to lead into careers in the animal care industry and related areas. The Level 3 subsidiary Diploma in Animal Management is a one year course comprising six modules (equivalent to one A Level) with the opportunity to top-up to a Diploma (equivalent to two A levels).

Relevant Level 2 Diploma at Merit or Distinction

Higher Education following completion of top-up year

It is recommended that you have at least 2 weeks work experience before you join this course A keen interest in animals is essential

Level 3 Diploma Veterinary Nursing

We are delighted to offer this Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) regulated course, which follows on from our very successful Level 2 Diploma for Veterinary Care Assistants. You must gain this Level 3 qualification to become an RCVS Registered Veterinary Nurse. The qualification was formerly offered as an NVQ qualification in Veterinary Nursing and is awarded by Central Qualifications (CQ).

2 years mode of delivery will be determined by local demand and is subject to change

Minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade C or above including Maths, English Language and a Science subject. Or you should hold a Level 2 Veterinary Care Assistant qualification along with Functional Skills Level 2 in English and Maths. Equivalent qualifications will be considered on an individual basis.

RCVS Registered Veterinary Nurse. With experience you could lead teams of more junior nursing assistants and you could organise nursing clinics Progress onto the Advanced Diploma in Veterinary Nursing

Before you apply for this course you must be working at a RCVS approved Training Practice or one which is seeking to gain this status.

Level 3 Extended Diploma Animal Management

This demanding Level 3 course is designed to lead to careers in the animal care industry and related areas. You could also move on to a Higher Education course in a variety of biological sciences or onto our own BSc Degree in Animal Behaviour and Welfare or Foundation Degrees.

2 years

The Extended Diploma in Animal Management is a two year course (equivalent to 3 A levels), incorporating a wide range of compulsory and optional modules and an industrial work experience placement arranged to suit your interests.

At least 4 GCSEs at C or above Foundation Degree in Animal which must include English Management Language, Maths and Science, or BSc (Hons) Degree Animal Relevant Level 2 Diploma in Behaviour and Welfare Animal Care at Distinction, with BSc (Hons) Degree Animal Biology and Health and Care Management modules at Distinction BSc (Hons) Zoo Management 2 weeks previous work BSc (Hons) Wildlife Conservation experience is strongly and Ecology recommended A keen interest in animals is essential

Level 2 / Level 3 Apprenticeships Animal Care

Available for those aged 16 and over, this is your opportunity to ‘earn as you learn’, combining work with animals or a similar job with training at Reaseheath. If you are working at a pet shop, kennels, a cattery, or at a vets and do not want to attend college full-time then this programme could be for you.

Apprenticeship

Apprenticeship

After Apprenticeship

18-24 months (Level 2)

GCSEs at grades D-G

Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma or Level 3 Extended Diploma in Animal Management or Advanced Apprenticeship

Advanced Apprenticeship 24 months (Level 3)

Evidence of working towards Level 1 Advanced Apprenticeship 3 GCSEs at Grade C or above or equivalent

After Advanced Apprenticeship

Foundation Degree in Animal You will need to have Management experience of handling animals, enthusiasm and commitment

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Student Profiles Emlyn Thompson-Murray Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Animal Management School: The Oldershaw School, Wallasey Emlyn gained his Level 2 Diploma in Animal Care at Church Farm, our Wirral outreach centre. Inspired, he moved up to a Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma at Reaseheath and now he’s progressing onto our Level 3 Diploma. Although he was born with a medical condition, Emlyn hasn’t let that hold him back. He’s worked with the animals in our collection, enjoyed trips to zoos and even finds theory fun. He says: “Everyone is so kind and supportive and I’ve made lots of friends. Reaseheath has got lovely surroundings too, it’s just nice to be here.”

Melanie Buckland Level 3 Extended Diploma in Animal Management School: IGCSE Simba International School, Zambia Born in Zimbabwe and raised in Zambia, Mel left Africa to experience education in a different country. She’s had no problem settling in at Reaseheath because she joined so many like-minded students. Mel did so well with her studies that she’s been offered an apprenticeship as a veterinary nurse with a local practice. She intends to build up her qualifications and experience and then return to Zambia, hopefully to assist wildlife vets. She says: “I’ve learned a lot and made a great bunch of friends. It can’t get much better than that!”

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“I’ve really enjoyed the variety of modules. When I haven’t understood something it’s been easy to get support from my lecturers, and that’s given me lots of confidence.” Emily Bell Level 3 Diploma in Business and Events Management

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Business and Events Management Business Studies and Events Management courses offer some of the most exciting areas of study at Reaseheath College. The skills and techniques taught on our courses prepare students for careers in a range of organisations from PR, to events providers, to wider businesses who value the level of knowledge gained by our students. Our Business and Events Management courses are taught by exceptional members of staff who guide students through the skills they need to become a highly specialised event organiser. These skills offer students knowledge which is both specific and highly transferable, opening up a range of employment opportunities. We make sure that our students are able to fulfil high profile briefs and to ensure success at a professional level. Students study business skills, how to set up and manage events, and develop a commercial acumen that will help them secure a career after their course is over.

Some Career options -- Job opportunities in a business or commercial enterprise or in public service -- Get an exciting job organising events and shows across the UK and Europe

Some Progression options -- Foundation Degree in Rural Events Management at Reaseheath -- Foundation Degree or Degree elsewhere in: -- Business or marketing or other business related areas including accountancy -- Events and attractions management -- Entertainment management -- Cultural events management

This is a growing area of industry with exciting employment opportunities. Our course includes: `` fact finding visits to real life businesses whose lifeblood is events and tourism `` study tours to the Business Live Conference at Disneyland Paris to hear inspirational speakers from the world of business and take part in discussion groups `` a three-week work placement to learn essential practical and useful career skills `` experience of running events or participation in a Young Enterprise Company These invaluable experiences, in addition to qualifications, perfectly place you to maximise opportunities after your course. Because of our intensive training, an incredible 89% of last year’s class are currently in full-time employment or have started a degree programme. Many of our students progress onto our Foundation Degree in Rural Events Management, or go on to study at top business schools in universities. Our business studies students are ready to meet the challenge of the changing working environment. www.reaseheath.ac.uk www.reaseheath.ac.uk l l www.twitter.com/reaseheath www.twitter.com/reaseheathl www.facebook.com/reaseheathcollege l www.facebook.com/reaseheath

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Length of Course

Entry Requirements

Course options after this programme

This course will introduce you to a wide range of business activities through practical case studies and visits.

1 year

A combination of C/D/E grades at Level 3 Extended Diploma in GCSE Level (or equivalent) Business Studies

Level 2 Diploma Business

Level 3 Extended Diploma in Events Management

You will develop business skills and knowledge in marketing, finance, human resources and ICT, all of which will prepare you well for further study or for the workplace.

Level 3 Extended Diploma in Rural Leisure and Tourism

You will be assessed throughout this one year course by completing assignments and research based on real-lifework situations. You will not have to do exams.

Level 2 Diploma Rural Leisure, Travel and Tourism (Certificate and extended Certificate options)

Travel and tourism is now one of the largest sectors in the world in terms of generating jobs and income. It is a dynamic and vibrant sector which is a major contribution to the UK economy with many different Industries forming part of this sector.

1 year

You will need four GCSEs at grade D to obtain a place on the course. You should also have the ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing and will be expected to have good ICT skills and understand the importance of meeting deadlines.

The course will explore the main types of tourism, the motivating factors for travel and the contribution that travel and tourism makes to the UK economy. You will learn about the wide range of organisations that operate within the sector, their roles and interrelationships.

An overall Merit grade on Level 2 Diploma in Rural Leisure, Travel and Tourism allows you to progress to Level 3 in Travel and Tourism or other advanced level vocational or AS level subjects Level 3 Extended Diploma in Rural Leisure, Travel and Tourism Level 3 Extended Diploma in Business or Events Management

Level 3 Extended Diploma Business Studies (Diploma and Subsidiary Diploma options)

This hands-on course offers you an in-depth study of general business organisation, marketing, accountancy, human resource management, business strategy and planning. If you successfully gain this qualification you will be in a strong position either to go to university or to gain employment in business or commerce.

2 years for Diploma or Extended Diploma

Minimum of 4 GCSEs at grade C or above including English and Maths (or equivalent qualification) or relevant Level 2 Diploma

Foundation Degree in Rural Events Management at Reaseheath or Business or related degree somewhere else e.g. marketing or accountancy

Minimum of 4 GCSEs at grade C or equivalent qualification (including English and Maths) or relevant Level 2 Diploma

Foundation Degree in Rural Events Management at Reaseheath

1 year for Subsidiary Diploma

If you complete 18 modules (the full extended Diploma), you will leave with the equivalent of three ‘A’ levels. If you choose to take 12 modules you will earn a Diploma, worth 2 ‘A’ levels. A one year course covering 6 modules will earn you a subsidiary Diploma equivalent to one ‘A’ level.

Level 3 Extended Diploma Events Management (Diploma and Subsidiary Diploma options)

This exciting hands-on course offers you an in-depth study of the organisation of major events and shows, coupled with general business organisation, marketing, accountancy, human resource management, business strategy and planning. Success in the Extended Diploma in Events Management provides you with the qualification to go directly to university and places you in a good position to take a leading role in a wide range of events and promotional management.

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Foundation Degree or Degree elsewhere in: - Business or marketing or other business related areas - Events and attractions management - Entertainment management - Cultural events management

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Course options after this programme

2 years for Diploma or Extended Diploma

Minimum of 4 GCSEs at grade C or above (or equivalent qualification) or relevant Level 2 Diploma

Foundation Degree in Rural Events Management at Reaseheath or Business or related degrees somewhere else

Level 3 Extended Diploma Rural Leisure, Travel and Tourism (Diploma and Subsidiary Diploma options)

This course is forward-looking and responsive to the ongoing changes taking place in the travel, leisure and tourism industry, particularly in the rural context. You will gain an in-depth knowledge of the travel and tourism industry, one of the most important contributors to the UK economy and an exciting industry to work in.

1 year for Subsidiary Diploma

You will investigate a wide range of topics designed to add to your developing knowledge of the industry and reflect your own career aspirations. Different types of visitor will be explored, their motivation for participation in rural tourism and the opportunities, services and facilities available to them. You will explore the range of organisations responsible for managing rural areas, their roles and responsibilities and involvement in recent initiatives and activities.

Level 2 / Level 3 Apprenticeships Business Administration or Customer Service

Apprenticeship This is a great opportunity if you want to gain business qualifications at the same 12-18 months time as earning a wage while working in a (Level 2) commercial organisation. Advanced You will expand and develop new skills Apprenticeship and gain a clearer understanding of your 18 months responsibility within the organisation. (Level 3) This course is available for those aged 16 and over and working 30 hours or more a week.

Apprenticeship

After Apprenticeship

GCSEs at grades D-G

NVQ Diploma Level 3 in Business Administration or Customer Service

Evidence of working towards Level 1 Advanced Apprenticeship 3 GCSEs at Grade C or above or equivalent

After Advanced Apprenticeship Foundation degree in related area/subject

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Business and Events Management

Student Profiles Jade Evans Level 3 Extended Diploma in Business School: Middlewich High School With an interest in maths and statistics, Jade has found plenty to focus on throughout her business course. Already assured of a bright future, she completed work experience at a local IT agency working alongside their accountant and has since been offered a full time job as a trainee accountant. The company is going to support her through her continuing training. She says: “The business courses are really good. There’s a lot of choice and flexibility between the different units which allows you to decide which suits you best.”

Rani Riaz Level 2 Diploma in Business School: St Peters C of E Language College, Stoke-on-Trent An animal lover, Rani achieved her Level 2 Diploma in Animal Care with us before deciding to study business. She still wants to work in the animal industry and does regular work experience with a vet practice, but now she takes an informed interest in how the business operates. Ideally, she’d like to be an account manager with a vet practice. Rani says: “Studying business at Reaseheath is really interesting because you do lots of practical sessions. It’s good when you work as a team, as everyone gets to contribute ideas.”

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“Coming to Reaseheath has been great because you learn such so many skills. The tutors really understand the industry because they’ve all worked in it.” Mike Ratcliffe Level 2 Diploma in Bricklaying

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Construction The Reaseheath Construction Department has an excellent reputation for delivering high quality construction courses. We are recognised by industry nationally for the excellence of our students. Our students are in demand after gaining outstanding qualifications and a wide range of skills from their experience of studying at the college. Our approach ensures that our students stand out from the crowd. At Reaseheath you will benefit from state of the art resources in our dedicated facility which includes four extensively equipped workshops, a large classroom, and a computer suite. We provide a generous work space fully supplied with a wide range of contemporary materials. Because our students follow a course in the very latest cutting edge building techniques and are kept fully abreast of new developments, they are guaranteed the best possible opportunity to become advanced crafts-people.

Some Career options -- Bricklayer -- Plasterer -- Bench Joiner -- Site Supervisor -- Technical Assistant -- Site carpenter -- Site supervisor -- Technical assistant -- Building supplier – sales

Some Progression options -- Foundation Degree

Our members of staff are specialists in their fields with a wealth of industry knowledge, setting students on the path to a successful career in construction. On our courses you can expect a combination of real live project work, work experience and in-depth study. At the end of your Level 1, 2, or 3 Diploma course you will have gained a qualification with real currency in the industry that will give you a great platform to start a successful and rewarding career. Depending on your own interests and the level you achieve, career options range from apprentice joiner, bricklayer or plasterer, to construction or building supplies operative, to site carpenter or supervisor. You could become self-employed or even be a practical instructor yourself. Our students are supported to develop their work skills and employability further by gaining additional qualifications in the areas of emergency first aid, and health and safety.

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Courses we offer Course Summary

Length of Course

Entry Requirements

Course options after this programme

This is a course for people who are more interested in practical skills than paperwork. This course is for you if you would like to learn a trade or perhaps gain practical skills before continuing with your Construction Studies.

1 year

A combination of D/E grades at GCSE (or equivalent) and practical ability

Level 2 Construction Diploma

A combination of D/E grades at GCSE (or equivalent) and practical ability

Level 2 Construction Diploma

A combination of D/E grades at GCES (or equivalent) and practical ability

Level 2 Construction Diploma

Level 1 Diploma Construction

Advanced Apprenticeship (final third year of Apprenticeship)

Foundation Level 1 Brickwork

Apprenticeship

This First Level Construction Diploma offers a good grounding in the skills and knowledge that will allow you to progress onto the Level 2 Construction Diploma.

Foundation Level 1 Joinery

This is a course for people who are more interested in practical skills than paperwork. This course is for you if you would like to learn a trade or perhaps gain practical skills before continuing with your Construction Studies.

1 year

Apprenticeship

This First Level Construction Diploma offers a good grounding in the skills and knowledge that will allow you to progress onto the Level 2 Construction Diploma.

Foundation Level 1 Plastering

This is a course for people who are more interested in practical skills than paperwork. This course is for you if you would like to learn a trade or perhaps gain practical skills before continuing with your Construction Studies.

1 year

Apprenticeship

This First Level Construction Diploma offers a good grounding in the skills and knowledge that will allow you to progress onto the Level 2 Construction Diploma.

Level 2 Diploma Brickwork

This is a course for young people who would like to study Construction at Level 2 full-time.

1 year

Level 3 Diploma in Construction

The Level 2 Diploma in Brickwork is delivered in our construction workshops where you will practice traditional skills about the latest construction techniques and materials. All our staff are qualified tradespeople and it will be their job to prepare you for the world of work.

Level 2 Diploma Joinery

This is a course for young people who would like to study Construction at Level 2 full-time.

1 year

Level 1 Diploma Construction

Advanced Apprenticeship (final third year of Apprenticeship) Level 3 Diploma in Construction

The Level 2 Diploma in Joinery is delivered in our construction workshops where you will practice traditional skills about the latest construction techniques and materials. All our staff are qualified tradespeople and it will be their job to prepare you for the world of work.

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Courses we offer Course Summary

Length of Course

Entry Requirements

Course options after this programme

This is a course for young people who would like to study construction at Level 2 full-time.

1 year

Level 1 Diploma Construction

Advanced Apprenticeship (Final, third year of Apprenticeship)

Level 2 Diploma Plastering

Level 3 Diploma in Construction

The Level 2 Diploma in Plastering is delivered in our construction workshops where you will practice traditional skills about the latest construction techniques and materials. All our staff are qualified tradespeople and it will be their job to prepare you for the world of work.

Level 3 Diploma Brickwork

This is a great course if you have already 1 year achieved and performed highly at Level 2. It gives you lots of opportunities to extend your skills and knowledge to Level 3 before venturing into the world of work.

Level 2 Construction Diploma

Foundation Degree

Level 2 Diploma Construction

Foundation Degree

If you come on this course, you will enjoy a combination of workshop practicals, lectures, work experience and community/campus based project work.

Level 3 Diploma Joinery

This is a great course if you have already 1 year achieved and performed highly at Level 2. It gives you lots of opportunities to extend your skills and knowledge to Level 3 before venturing into the world of work. If you come on this course, you will enjoy a combination of workshop practicals, lectures, work experience and community/campus based project work.

Level 2 / Level 3 Apprenticeships Construction

These are part-time courses for those aged 16 and over who prefer to ‘earn while they learn’. If you are good with your hands and want a practical career then these could be the courses for you! Linked with a local employer, you will spend one day each week in college being trained by specialist staff in our fully equipped workshops. It is therefore important that you live within a reasonable travelling distance of the college.

Apprenticeship

Apprenticeship

After Level 2 Apprenticeship

12-18 months (Level 2)

GCSEs at grades D-G

Advanced Apprenticeship

Evidence of working towards Level 1

After Advanced Apprenticeship

Advanced Apprenticeship

ONC/OND in Built Environment

Advanced Apprenticeship 18 months (Level 3)

3 GCSEs at Grade C or above or equivalent

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Student Profiles Mike Ratcliffe School: Ruskin Sports College, Crewe Level 2 Diploma in Bricklaying Mike reckons bricklaying is a good trade to be in because there’s always high demand for skilled workers. He learned his basic skills at Level 1 and by the end of his Level 2 course he could build cavity walls, sloping garden walls and internal decorative arches, all relevant skills he used during work experience with a builder. Now a Level 3 student, Mike says: “Coming to Reaseheath has been great because you learn so many skills. The tutors really understand the industry because they’ve all worked in it.”

Mike Potts Level 3 Diploma in Carpentry and Joinery School: Fallibroome High School, Macclesfield Mike has always wanted to work in the construction industry and has spent three years making sure he gains the best possible qualifications. He’s worked his way up from Level 1 to Level 3, progressing from constructing basic joints to building a roof complete with dormer windows. As these are exactly the skills required by employers, he’s confident that he has a good career ahead. He says: “I like working with wood. Building an arbour with green oak was a great opportunity. We did everything by hand using traditional methods.”

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“I wanted to do this course 20 years ago and I’m so glad I got the chance again,” Steven Watersworth Level 3 Diploma in Conservation and Wildlife Management

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Countryside Our diplomas and degrees in countryside management, environment, fisheries, forestry and game management, can help you to secure a stimulating and fulfilling career.

Some Career options

Our courses are a carefully developed mix of theory and practice, and therefore suit students who want to combine the academic with practical application.

-- Environmental education/Wildlife education officer

Reaseheath College in the beautiful Cheshire countryside is the perfect environment for your studies. The 300 hectare estate provides extensive opportunity for real hands-on experience combined with in-depth technical study and development. Our lecturers and tutors all have industry experience working for various landowners and contractors such as County Council Ranger Services, the National Trust and the National Parks so they are able to bring that experience to the classroom. We are the UK’s premier college for countryside studies; `` We were the first to introduce a Conservation Plan for the estate and are now in the second phase of an Environmental Stewardship Agreement. `` Because the college’s location means that many national conservation sites are nearby; we have also formed strong links with Cheshire West & Chester, and Cheshire East Councils’ Countryside services, Wirral Ranger services, local Wildlife Trusts, The Forestry Commission and local fisheries.

-- Conservation and habitat management -- Countryside ranger/warden

-- Estate or project management -- Rural tourism -- Working for organisations such as BASC, Natural England -- Underkeeper / Beat keeper -- Arboriculturist -- Forestry worker -- Woodland manager -- Fishery manager -- River keeper -- Estate management -- Water industry -- Fish farming

Some Progression options -- Foundation Degree Countryside, Conservation and Recreation Management -- Honours Degree in related area

`` We have developed long term partnerships with The National Trust which has placed all of its academy trainees with us for the last few years. Because of Reaseheath’s reputation as the leading provider of countryside management courses, a significant number of national organisations choose us for their training needs - an incredible 92% of our countryside students progress to employment or further study. If you are considering a career in environment management and conservation, or fisheries and game management, then Reaseheath College will give you an essential head start.

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Courses we offer Course Summary

Length of Course

Entry Requirements

Course options after this programme

If you are interested in finding out about the countryside, then this is the course for you. This is an exciting and practical course for young people who enjoy working outdoors, but don’t have any formal experience.

1 year depending on your needs, ability and progress

Some GCSEs at grades E/F (or equivalent)

Level 2 Diploma in Countryside, Horticulture or Agriculture

1 year

A range of GCSEs at grade C/D and above (or equivalent) and interest/enthusiasm for countryside and environmental conservation, including some relevant work experience, or

Foundation Level 1 Countryside

If you think your grades will be below E/F, we advise you to apply for the Entry Level Programme (page 16)

A Level 1 Countryside qualification can lead to tremendous job satisfaction and an exciting career. This course is very practical. You will spend half your time developing skills and techniques which you will need for your countryside career.

Level 2 Diploma Countryside and Environment

This course will give you a broad base of knowledge and skills about management of the countryside and environmental conservation. This is particularly relevant, given the current focus on climate change and habitat loss.

Foundation (Level 1) in Agriculture or Countryside

You will enjoy this one year course if you want a career working in the field of environmental conservation. If you are looking to progress to a more advanced course, the Level 2 Diploma is designed to introduce you to and prepare you for the range of Level 3 courses available.

Level 3 Diploma in Conservation and Wildlife Management Level 3 Diploma in Forestry and Arboriculture Level 3 Diploma in Game Management

Career changers welcome

Level 3 Diploma Conservation and Wildlife Management

This course will give you effective training in the management of conservation sites and the wider countryside, along with the practical skills which you will need for a satisfying career within the environmental sector.

2 years

4 GCSEs C or above preferably including English, Maths and Science or

Foundation Degree Countryside, Conservation and Recreation Management

A City & Guilds National Certificate (or equivalent qualification) or

Honours Degree in related area

Level 2 Diploma (at Distinction)

You will use the natural resources on our 300 hectare college estate and farm, which has woodland, rivers and ponds.

Appropriate practical experience Career changers welcome

We have a wide range of wildlife habitats that we have successfully managed for the past 30 years. In addition, our countryside department makes use of local wildlife and nature reserves for practical conservation work.

Level 3 Diploma Game Management

This course focuses on the core elements of game management with emphasis on employability skills. You will study at Reaseheath and on other private shoot estates. You will gain a broad base of knowledge and skills, the first step in a career that is both exciting and challenging. This is a two year course designed to give you the skills and knowledge needed to pursue a career working in game management and related fields, or to enable you to progress to a more advanced course.

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2 years

A range of GCSEs at grade C and Relevant Degree Programme above (or equivalent) ,preferably including English, Maths or Science Relevant Level 2 Diploma or City & Guilds National Certificate or NVQ level 2 Career changers welcome

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Length of Course

Entry Requirements

Course options after this programme

This course focuses on tree science, woodland management, forestry and tree care. You will study at Reaseheath and on other estates including some belonging to the Forestry Commission. You will gain a broad base of knowledge and skills, ideal for branching out into the forestry and arboriculture industry.

2 years

A range of GCSEs at grade C and Foundation Degree in Countryside above (or equivalent), preferably Conservation and Recreation including English, Maths or Management Science

Level 3 Diploma Forestry and Arboriculture

Relevant Level 2 Diploma or City & Guilds National Certificate or NVQ level 2

This is a two year course designed to give you the skills and knowledge needed to pursue a career working in a variety of technical roles, including woodland management, professional tree care and allied industries, or to enable you to progress to a more advanced course.

Career changers welcome

Level 3 Diploma Fish Management

The course involves all aspects of fish and fishery management. Working on the Reaseheath site and a wide variety of local fisheries and estates you will have the opportunity to develop practical skills and gain a broad base of knowledge. This course will be the foundation for your future career in fisheries.

2 years

4 GCSE’s at C or above, preferably including English, Maths and Science or

A relevant foundation degree Honours degree in a wide variety of related subjects

An appropriate level 2 qualification Appropriate practical experience Career changers / mature students are welcome

A two year programme that will provide opportunities for developing new skills and knowledge that are essential in a wide variety of fishery management roles. Close contact with the industry will ensure that you are up to date with current trends and practice.

Level 2 / Level 3 Apprenticeships Arboriculture

Available for those aged 16 and over, this is your opportunity to ‘earn as you learn’, combining work within the forestry and arboriculture industry with training at Reaseheath. The course includes identifying tree species and plants, control of local pollutants, fell and process small trees, cross-cut by chainsaw, prepare and maintain safe working site for arboriculture operations, plus more optional modules to choose such as specialist tree felling.

Apprenticeship

Apprenticeship

After Level 2 Apprenticeship

12-18 months (Level 2)

GCSEs at grades D-G

Level 3 Extended Diploma in Arboriculture or Advanced Apprenticeship

Advanced Apprenticeship 18 months (Level 3)

Evidence of working towards Level 1 Advanced Apprenticeship 3 GCSEs at Grade C or above or equivalent

After Advanced Apprenticeship Foundation Degree Garden and Landscape Design - full time or part time

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Student Profiles Steven Waterworth Level 3 Diploma in Conservation and Wildlife Management Despite a varied career path, Steve has never lost his enthusiasm for the countryside. After 16 years in the motor trade and previous jobs as a printer and furniture maker, he’s aiming for his dream career and has come to college to gain relevant experience and qualifications. He’s done crucial work placements with the National Trust and with Cheshire East Council and volunteered with conservation groups to increase his chance of employment. “I wanted to do this course 20 years ago and I’m so glad I got the chance again,” says Steve.

Jon Megson Level 3 Diploma in Forestry and Arboriculture School: Hope Valley College, Derbyshire A trainee tree surgeon, Jon wants to climb to the top of his profession and he’s already planned his route. Equally at home in a tree canopy or in front of a microscope, he plans to gain experience in Britain before seeing what the major industries in Canada or New Zealand have to offer. Eventually he’d like to become a tree surveyor or to go into management or research. Progressing onto our part-time Level 4 Certificate in Arboriculture, Jon says: “Forestry is a good industry because trees always need attention.”

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“The course is really diverse and the riding modules are good. The college is very sociable too.� Jack Walker Level 3 Extended Diploma in Horse Management

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Equine We offer our students a range of world class horse care and management courses as we are committed to developing their skills and knowledge to levels which frequently exceed the increasing requirements of employers in the equine industry. Our recent ÂŁ2.3 million upgrade has provided students with an international sized indoor riding arena, modern American barn stabling, a round pen for natural horsemanship and an equine solarium. We also have two all-weather outdoor arenas, as well as a mechanical horse called Flicker that students can use to improve their skills. We cater for all levels of rider including top level schoolmasters and support our more advanced riders through specialised clinics with opportunities to participate in events. Our equine degree level courses have been developed to meet the growing demand for well qualified graduates who have a combination of academic and practical skills. In addition, we offer full-time study as well as more flexible arrangements for people who are already employed in the industry. Exceptional industry links mean that our students: `` provide the arena party for the Horse of the Year Show, the Bolesworth Showjumping Classic, and other equestrian events, giving students international experience. `` take part in a range of study tours to Ireland and visit Olympia and Hickstead, besides other local specialist equine facilities. `` showcase demonstrations from leading equestrians such as Ben Maher and Olympic course designer Bob Ellis. `` can progress into a variety of roles both in higher education and employment within the industry, from international groom to equine physiotherapist. `` receive relevant work experience and develop essential skills in a safe, supportive and professional environment. In addition, our students gain valuable veterinary experience including knowledge of radiographic procedures, endoscopy and arthroscopy, and full lameness examinations. For a career in the equine industry Reaseheath offers a world-class start supported and endorsed by employers.

Some Career options -- Performance Horse Industry -- Instructing -- Self-employment -- Supply industry - feedstuffs, merchandise -- Equine nursing

Some Progression options -- Foundation Degree in Equine Science and Management - full time and part time routes -- Foundation Degree in Equine Science Complementary Therapy and Natural Horsemanship full time and part time routes -- BSc/BSc (Hons) Degree in Equine Science or related programme Thanks to a successful partnership between Reaseheath’s Equestrian Centre and Croft End Equestrian Centre, students in Lancashire now have the chance to study closer to home. Croft End is a highly professional and successful training centre and riding school near Oldham, adjoining the Daisy Nook Country Park, just ten minutes drive from the M60 Manchester ring road. Like Reaseheath, Croft End prides itself on turning out students with the skills and knowledge required by employers. Croft End is approved as a riding school by both the Association of British Riding Schools and by the British Horse Society and is a BHS Approved Training Centre for stages 1 and 2. It has indoor and outdoor arenas, stabling for over 60 horses, pasture turnout and a purpose built equine shower bay. Its training facilities include a very sophisticated horse simulator named Troy, along with classrooms, IT and audio-visual aids and a library. Croft End students will be taught in the classroom by Reaseheath staff and will receive lots of practical experience by working on the commercial yard, handling different types of horses and assisting clients. See pages 56-57 for courses at Croft End.

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Courses we offer Course Summary

Length of Course

Entry Requirements

Course options after this programme

If you are interested in finding out about all things equestrian, then this is the course for you. This is an exciting and practical course for people who like horses, but don’t necessarily have any previous experience.

1 year

Some GCSEs at grades E/F (or equivalent)

Level 2 Extended Certificate in Horse Care

Foundation Level 1 Horse Care

If you think your grades will be Level 2 Diploma in Horse Care below E/F, we advise you to apply Apprenticeship in Horse Care for the Entry Level Programme (page 16) Please note: maximum weight for riding modules is 13 stone

A foundation Horse Care qualification can lead to tremendous job satisfaction and an exciting career. This course is very practical. You will spend half your time developing skills and experience in handling horses, grooming and general horse care. Where possible you will enjoy off-site visits, stable management and riding lessons - but you do not necessarily have to ride.

Level 2 Extended Certificate Horse Care

This is a new 12 week course designed to help you develop the skills and knowledge you will need before you look for a job or start an Apprenticeship.

12 weeks

A combination of GCSEs at grades D/E (or equivalent) or

Apprenticeship in Horse Care Level 2 Diploma in Horse Care

Foundation in Horse Care

It is also ideal if you would like to try out a shorter course before committing to a full programme. You will study four modules over four days each week at our Equestrian Centre. You will develop practical skills and receive help and guidance in searching for a suitable work placement.

Level 2 Diploma Horse Care (also offered at Croft End Equestrian Centre, Oldham)

This popular course is designed 1 year to introduce you to the many opportunities within the equine industry. In addition to academic study, you will receive practical instruction to support your stage of ability and experience. Your new skills could prepare you for a job in the equine industry or help you to move onto our Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma or Extended Diploma in Horse Management.

A combination of GCSEs at grades D/E (or equivalent) or

Level 3 Diploma in Horse Management

Foundation in Horse Care

Level 3 Extended Diploma in Horse Management

Level 2 Extended Certificate in Horse Care

Apprenticeship or Advanced Please note: max weight for riding Apprenticeship in Horse Care modules is 13 stone

Level 3 Certificate Horse Management (Theory only) Plus Subsidiary and 90 credit options (also offered at Croft End Equestrian Centre, Oldham)

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Certificate 1 term Subsidiary 2 terms

90 Credit This course includes theory subjects Diploma relevant to current equine management 3 terms practices that will give you the knowledge to enter a wide range of careers or progress onto higher education, dependent on UCAS points.

Four GCSEs at grade C or above to include English, Maths and Science. 19+ learners - no formal entry requirements but will be subject to a successful interview - course fees may apply

Dependent on the grade achieved, UCAS points will be acquired that will enable entry onto higher education programmes if combined with other Level 3 qualifications.

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Courses we offer Course Summary

Length of Course

Entry Requirements

Extended Diploma or Diploma 2 years

4 GCSEs at Grade C or above which must include English, Maths and Science, or

Course options after this programme

Level 3 Extended Diploma Horse Management (Equitation Route) (also offered at Croft End Equestrian Centre, Oldham)

The Equitation route is ideal for learners who have a keen interest in the equine industry and an aspiration to work in the practical sector within roles such as grooms, coaches, yard managers or similar. The course covers a range of topics both practical and theory based and is intended to provide a depth and breadth of knowledge in a range of subjects.

Subsidiary Diploma 1 year

There is a higher practical content on this course including 3 riding units and the opportunity to study a teaching unit in the second year (subject to assessment). There is an emphasis on rider fitness and development, including weekly sessions on our mechanical horse and participating in fitness sessions aimed specifically at the rider.

Foundation Degree in Equine Science and Management - full time and part time Level 2 Diploma in Horse Care at Foundation Degree in Equine Science Complementary Therapy Merit or Distinction and Natural Horsemanship - full Please note: max weight for riding time and part time routes modules is 13 stone and subject BSc/BSc (Hons) Degree Equine to assessment Science or related programme Foundation Degree or BSc in: -- Sports coaching -- Equine and Human Sports Performance -- Equine Studies -- Biomechanics

The course will provide a sound basis for higher education as well as a range of skills desired in the equine industry.

Level 3 Extended Diploma Horse Management (Business Route)

The Business route is ideal for learners with an aspiration to work in the business, retail, event management or science sector of the industry. Within roles such as Event Management, Business Management, Nutritional consultants, Veterinary related careers, Pharmacological research, and Lecturing. The course covers a range of topics both practical and theory based and is intended to provide a depth and breadth of knowledge in a range of subjects.

Extended Diploma or Diploma 2 years Subsidiary Diploma 1 year

4 GCSEs at Grade C or above which must include English, Maths and Science, or Level 2 Diploma in Horse Care at Merit or Distinction

There is a greater emphasis on academic content with options in business or science depending on the individuals career aspirations whilst still providing the key practical skills required by employers.

Foundation Degree in Equine Science and Management - full time and part time Foundation Degree in Equine Science Complementary Therapy and Natural Horsemanship - full time and part time routes BSc/BSc (Hons) Degree Equine Science or related programme Foundation Degree or BSc in: -- Equine Business Management -- Equine Science -- Rural Events Management -- Other animal or business related degree programmes

Level 2 / Level 3 Apprenticeships Horse Management

Available for those aged 16 and over, this is your opportunity to ‘earn as you learn’, combining work with horses or a similar job with one day a week at Reaseheath. It is therefore important that you live within reasonable travelling distance of the college. If you are working at a livery stables, riding stables or other equine establishment and do not want to attend college full-time, this programme could be for you. We may also be able to help you to find an employer.

Apprenticeship

Apprenticeship

18 months (Level 2)

GCSEs at grades D-G

Advanced Apprenticeship 24 months (Level 3)

Evidence of working towards Level 1 Advanced Apprenticeship 3 GCSEs at Grade C or above or equivalent

After Apprenticeship Advanced Apprenticeship Horse Care Level 3 Diploma in Horse Management Level 3 Extended Diploma in Horse Management After Advanced Apprenticeship Foundation Degree Equine Science and Management - full time and part time routes Foundation Degree Equine Science Complementary Therapy and Natural Horsemanship - full time and part time routes BSc/BSc (Hons) Equine Science or related programme

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Student Profiles Jack Walker Level 3 Extended Diploma in Horse Management School: Wirral Grammar School for Boys Jack has the best of both worlds, as he enjoys studying science and is also improving his riding. A keen one day eventer, he’s benefitted from riding Reaseheath’s advanced schoolmasters and also gained useful work experience with a leading producer of show horses and eventers. He chose to study at Reaseheath because he was impressed with our facilities and because our course offered a good balance between practical and theory. Jack says: “The course is really diverse and the riding modules are good. The college is very sociable too.”

Kim Murray Level 2 Diploma in Horse Care School: Holmes Chapel Comprehensive Kim has always wanted to work with horses and joined Reaseheath to gain experience in our specialised equestrian centre. Now she’s completed her Level 2 Diploma she’s looking forward to progressing onto our Level 3 Extended Diploma in Horse Management. She may then study on our Foundation Degree in Equine Science, Complementary Therapy and Natural Horsemanship or go straight into the industry. She says: “Coming to college has been a great experience. It’s good to be part of a professionally run yard and learn the correct way of doing things.”

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“Coming to college is a fun way to learn. You also have more independence and you’re treated more like an adult.” Robyn Longden Level 1 Certificate in Land Based Studies (Foundation) in Floristry

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Floristry and Floral Design Reaseheath’s Floristry Department is nationally recognised as one of the UK’s most successful and progressive providers of floristry courses and floristry training. Our students are self-motivated and highly employable, and we make sure that they have the practical skills and knowledge necessary to meet the exacting standards required by a thriving industry. The courses suit people who want to pursue a practical career in floristry, have some design flair, have an interest in art and/or design studies and the enthusiasm to push themselves to achieve. Whether you aspire to be a junior florist, want to set up your own freelance designer business, or even be a demonstrator and instructor yourself, we offer the route to a successful career in floristry:

Some Career options -- Florist/Manager in retail industry -- Floral designer for external venues and occasions or wedding planner -- Work in holiday and leisure industries in the UK and abroad -- Teaching, assessing and demonstrating floristry -- Self employment

Some Progression options -- NPTC Level 4 Higher Diploma in Floristry

`` all classes take place in our dedicated floristry studios and are practical and creative. `` our enthusiastic staff are qualified to the highest levels so the standard of our floristry training is outstanding. `` staff and students are called upon to create displays for special events such as wedding fayres, graduation days, and our family festivals which give students practical, large scale experience. `` our more advanced students are encouraged to help or take part in national competitions and presentations - some students have achieved national recognition even before they have finished their course. Our floristry department is regularly awarded medals at the RHS Flower Show Tatton Park, as are some of our former students. We also put students forward for WorldskillsUK - an Olympic style competition to find the most creative and talented young people in the industry, so if you want to forge a successful and creative floristry career then Reaseheath’s Floristry Department is a great place to start.

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Courses we offer Course Summary

Length of Course

Entry Requirements

Course options after this programme

If you are interested in finding out about floristry, then this is the course for you. This is an exciting and practical course for young people who enjoy learning about flowers and plants, but don’t have any formal experience.

1 year

You must have a keen interest in floristry and be committed to learn and develop your floristry and life skills (page 16)

City & Guilds Level 2 Award, Certificate or Diploma in Floristry

Foundation Level 1 Floristry

Diploma in Work-based Floristry Level 2

GCSE at grade D/E and above (or equivalent)

A qualification in floristry can lead to tremendous job satisfaction and create opportunities for an exciting career. The course is very practical. You will spend time developing your skills and techniques in floristry with a range of flowers.

City and Guilds Level 2 Award, Certificate or Diploma Floristry

This course will give you a good grounding in the floristry industry, opening the door to an interesting career. It is suitable for both school leavers and career changers with an interest in Art and Design.

1 year, full time

This is a one year course leading to a Level 2 Award, Certificate or Diploma in Floristry. You will gain a lot of practical experience as well as learning the underpinning knowledge of floristry.

A range of GCSEs at grade D and above (or equivalent), plus a dedicated and professional approach towards commercial floristry skills, or

City & Guilds Level 3 Award, Certificate and Diploma in Floristry

Foundation Level 1 Land-based Studies (Floristry)

Advanced Apprenticeship in Floristry including Adult Apprenticeship

4 GCSEs at grade C or above, or

NPTC Level 4 Higher Diploma in Floristry

Diploma in Work-based Floristry Level 3

City and Guilds Level 3 Award, Certificate or Diploma Floristry

This more challenging course offers advanced techniques, suitable for those who already have some prior knowledge or industry experience. It is ideal for those considering setting up their own freelance designer business or shop.

1 year, full time 2 years, part time

City & Guilds Level 2 Diploma in Floristry, or Alternative floristry qualification at Level 2, or Suitable practical experience

The Level 3 Award, Certificate or Diploma is an ideal choice if you want to progress from a Level 2 qualification. It is also suitable if you already have one of the relevant entry requirements or experience within the industry.

Level 2 / Level 3 Apprenticeships Floristry

Available for those aged 16 and over (Adult Apprenticeship possible), this is your opportunity to ‘earn as you learn’, combining work in a florist’s shop or a similar job with one day a week at Reaseheath. It is therefore important that you live within reasonable travelling distance of the college. Before you start we will agree which is the right programme for you, based on your experience, any qualifications you may have and an assessment.

Apprenticeship

Apprenticeship

After Apprenticeship

24 months (Level 2)

GCSEs at grades D-G

City & Guilds Level 3 Floristry OR Advanced Apprenticeship

Advanced Apprenticeship 24 months (Level 3)

Evidence of working towards Level 1 Advanced Apprenticeship 3 GCSEs at Grade C or above (or equivalent)

After Advanced Apprenticeship NPTC Level 4 Floristry, HNC or Foundation Degree in Floristry or related subject

Further details For full details of your preferred course, please visit our website or contact Student Enquiries and Applications Team on 01270 613242 to request further information.

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Student Profiles Robyn Longden Level 1 Certificate in Land Based Studies (Foundation) in Floristry School: The Kingsway School, Stockport Highly creative, Robyn likes art, design, colour and fashion so it’s no surprise that she’s loved her introductory floristry course and can’t wait to start Level 2. She’s learned how to create basic designs and showed off her skills at our Family Festival, where she made wrist corsages, hair clips and floral cupcakes. Chatty and sociable, Robyn also enjoyed explaining her techniques to our many visitors. She says: “Coming to college is a fun way to learn. You also have more independence and you’re treated more like an adult”.

Kathryn Smith Level 2 Work Based Diploma in Floristry School: Wrockwardine Wood Arts College, Telford As a floristry apprentice Kathryn enjoys the best of both worlds, earning a wage in a job she enjoys while gaining qualifications at the same time. Kathryn comes into college on day release and spends the rest of her week at Flowerfair in Dawley, Telford. She applied for her apprenticeship via Reaseheath’s website and intends to progress onto her Level 3 apprenticeship. Floristry is her ideal career, as Kathryn is creative and likes to work with colour. She says: “The skills I learn at college help me to inspire our shop customers.”

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“I had an amazing placement for a month working with a pastry chef. It was hard work, but it was fun too. Now I know I definitely want to be a chef.� Cedric Mandaya Level 2 Diploma in Bakery and Patisserie

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Food Technology Studying food technology at Reaseheath gives students a fantastic opportunity to combine their knowledge and apply this in a commercial scale teaching environment, regarded as the best of any college in Europe. The food industry is a dynamic fast paced environment, constantly changing to meet consumer demands. Coupled with this, and the fact that there is a recognised skills shortage within the industry, there is a vast array of exciting, well-paid career opportunities on completion of the course. We pride ourselves on the links we have forged with food industry partners and work to ensure that relevant work experience forms a fundamental part of the student learning journey. Over 85% of our student’s progress onto the next level here, and the remainder go directly into jobs within the industry.

Some Career options -- Bakery Technologist -- Patisserie Chef -- New Product Development Technologist -- Food Safety Auditor -- Food Production Manager -- Technical Management

Some Progression options -- Level 3 Diploma in Food technology and Management -- Foundation Degree in Food Manufacturing with Business Management

Part of our differentiation from other colleges, is our commercial interaction with major brand companies who carry out development work, ranging from product development, ingredient functionality through to trial processing of foods. The modern 2,500 square foot food centre incorporates commercial processing equipment and is segregated into 3 distinct areas: meat, bakery, dairy as well as onsite laboratories for scientific testing, and new product development facilities covering all aspects of food manufacture. We have exciting new courses in professional butchery, bakery and food manufacturing with business management. If you are looking for a successful career, and are interested in combining the practical application of food science and nutrition in a commercial relevant environment, then one of our courses would be ideal for your needs.

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Courses we offer Course Summary

Length of Course

Entry Requirements

Course options after this programme

If you are interested in finding out about food technology, then this is the course for you. This is an exciting and practical course for young people who enjoy food, but don’t have any formal experience.

1 year

Some GCSEs at grades E/F (or equivalent). If you think your grades will be below E/F, we advise you to apply for the Entry Level Programme (page 16)

Level 2 Diploma in Professional Butchery

4 GCSE’s at Grade D or above Foundation Level 1 Food

Level 3 Diploma in Food Technology and Management

4 GCSEs at grade D or above or

Level 3 Professional Bakery

Foundation Level 1 Food

Level 3 Diploma in Food Technology and Management

Foundation Level 1 Food Preparation and Cooking

Level 2 Diploma Patisserie and Bakery

A qualification in food technology can lead to tremendous job satisfaction and an exciting career. The course is very practical. You will spend half your time developing skills and techniques in food preparation. You will also have theory sessions and build up a portfolio of evidence, as well as having the opportunity to try 15 days work experience.

Level 2 Diploma Professional Butchery

A recent £7 million investment in the food 1 year processing plant at Reaseheath means that we have one of the best equipped food processing teaching facilities in Europe. Our brand new butchery department has enabled us to offer well equipped, state of the art premises to deliver our new meat technology courses. The meat and poultry sector of the food industry is a significant employer in most of the UK. There are opportunities in the abattoir, processing, manufacturing, catering butchery and wholesale subsectors, as well as retail butchery.

Level 2 Diploma Bakery and Patisserie

You will enjoy this course if you have already done some food preparation at home or at school, or if you are progressing from our Foundation Level 1 course.

1 year

Functional Skills in English, Maths and ICT (dependent on previous qualification)

You will spend most of your time in our state-of-the-art food halls making a wide range of bakery products. You will develop practical skills and gain invaluable knowledge which will be useful if you want to get a job in the bakery, patisserie or confectionary industries. Alongside your practical and theory course work you will be able to work towards a Level 2 Food Safety and Health and Safety Certificate.

Level 3 Diploma Food Technology and Management

Do you want to be part of an industry where demand for technically qualified staff grows every year? Would you like to develop a totally new chocolate bar or ready meal? If the answer to these questions is ‘Yes’, then this is the course for you.

2 years

At least 4 GCSEs at Grade A - D Level 2 Professional Butchery Level 2 Patisserie and Bakery

Foundation Degree in Food Manufacturing with Business Management BSc Degree in Food Manufacturing with Business Management

This course opens up opportunities to a wide variety of careers within the food industry such as product manufacture, food testing / tasting (quality assurance), new product development, marketing and distribution. There is also the option to take certificates in Hygiene, Health & Safety and HACCP.

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Course options after this programme

This course will appeal to those who are serious about a career within the Patisserie or Bakery industry.

1 year

4 GCSE’s at grades C or above

Foundation Degree

Level 3 Diploma Professional Bakery

Level 2 Diploma in Patisserie and Bakery

You will spend most of your time in our state of the art bakery facilities and food halls making a wide variety of bakery products. You will develop excellent practical skills and knowledge of the industry, which will help you gain employment.

1 Week intensive summer school for students without practical experience

Alongside your course you will be able to work towards a Level 3 CIEH Food Safety and Health and Safety certificate. You will be assessed throughout your course on both academic and practical skills.

Level 2 / Level 3 Apprenticeships Food

Available for those aged 16 or over, this is your opportunity to ‘earn as you learn’, combining work in food manufacturing or development with additional training in the workplace developed by Reaseheath tutors.

Apprenticeship

Apprenticeship

After Apprenticeship

12-18 months (Level 2)

No formal requirements

Advanced Level 3 Diploma in Food Technology or Advanced Apprenticeship

Before you start we will agree which is the right pathway for you, based on your experience, any certificates you may have (e.g. GCSEs), your job role and an assessment.

18 months (Level 3)

Advanced Apprenticeship

Six months prior work experience in the industry is an advantage Advanced Apprenticeship

After Advanced Apprenticeship

3 GCSEs at Grade C or above or equivalent

HNC, Foundation Degree or BSc in related subject

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Student Profiles Katie Gibson Level 2 Diploma in Bakery and Patisserie School: Stockport Grammar School Manchester Arty and creative, Katie has already made a name for herself baking and decorating cakes for weddings, parties and special occasions. Now she’s making plans to turn her hobby into a successful business and she’s sure that the bakery and patisserie skills she’s learned at college will help. Looking forward to learning more advanced technical methods at Level 3, Katie says: “Reaseheath’s bakery and patisserie course is specialist so it’s very different from courses offered by other colleges. Although I enjoy baking it’s very different doing it on a large scale.”

Grant Richards Level 3 Diploma Food Technology and Management School: Malbank School, Nantwich Ambitious Grant has big plans for the future and believes he’s in the right place to gain the relevant skills and knowledge. He’s studied dairy technology, meat science and bakery and carried out work experience in our processing halls. He’s considering progressing onto our Foundation Degree in Food Industry with Management or applying to join our Eden programme, a ground breaking management initiative developed by Reaseheath in collaboration with dairy industry partners. Grant says: “I looked at other colleges but Reaseheath jumped out.”

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“Becoming a Level 2 student has made me more confident. We’re encouraged to do team work and we meet members of the public during our projects in the community.” Craig Burgess Level 2 Diploma in Horticulture

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Horticulture Horticulture is a rapidly growing industry sector that can offer a range of fulfilling careers in design, science, business, state-of-the-art technology or engineering.

Some Career options

Because our courses combine an extensive scientific grounding and significant practical experience with commercial acumen, they often lead to careers in the two main horticultural areas of amenity horticulture and production horticulture.

-- Nursery supervisor / enterprise manager for protected cropping

Amenity Horticulture is involved with the design, construction, and care of public open spaces, private gardens and sports turf venue and stadiums. Here students gain practical experience on campus, key placements, and at public venues and exhibitions combined with highly relevant commercial business skills.

-- Local authority landscape supervisor

Production Horticulture is focused on the growing and selling of garden plants and food crops for profit. Students gain relevant skills and experience in the growing and production of commercial crops, plants and flowers. Career opportunities for production horticulturalists are wide and diverse.

-- National Trust / private garden / head gardener

Our students not only understand horticulture, they understand how horticulture fits within the wider business community, making them highly employable. Because of this they can fulfil the need for trained people in related careers such as sales, scientific research or even supermarket buyers. Students also study farm diversification and large scale field food production with courses linking directly to our agriculture department.

-- Assistant manager/supervisory role in field scale production

-- Machine operator -- Retail manager -- Garden design business -- Landscape business and consultancy -- Food / crop assurance inspector -- Sales / agronomy / assistant buyer -- Quality control manager

-- Designer -- Assistant Head Greenkeeper

Some Progression options -- Progression to Landscape Architecture -- BSc degree in Fresh Produce and Marketing -- Foundation Degree in Garden and Landscape Design (with a BSc top up option) -- Foundation Degree/BSc in Horticulture Business and Innovation

Reaseheath has an extensive range of facilities including 30 acres of formal gardens and grounds. These include a plant nursery, glasshouses, demonstration gardens, a commercial golf course, extensive sports facilities as well as established links with large scale growers. We also offer the opportunity for students to enter the prestigious UKSkills landscape competition and attend study tours to some of the most memorable gardens and trade shows in Europe and Great Britain. Reaseheath offers the perfect starting point for a rewarding and fulfilling career in horticulture.

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Horticulture

Courses we offer Course Summary

Length of Course

Entry Requirements

Course options after this programme

If you are interested in finding out about gardening and plants, then this is the course for you. This is an exciting and practical course for young people who enjoy Horticulture, but don’t have any formal experience.

1 year depending on your needs, ability and progress

Some GCSEs at E/F grades (or equivalent)

Level 2 Diploma in Horticulture

1 year

A combination of GCSEs at grades C/D (or equivalent) or

Level 2 Work Based Diploma in Horticulture via an Apprenticeship

Foundation Level 1 Horticulture

Level 3 Extended Diploma in Horticulture

A combination of GCSEs at grades C/D/E (or equivalent) and/ or relevant work experience

Level 3 Extended Diploma in Horticulture

Foundation Level 1 Horticulture

Apprenticeship in Horticulture

If you think your grades will be below E/F, we advise you to apply for the Entry Level Programme (page 16)

A Level 1 qualification in Horticulture can lead to tremendous job satisfaction and an exciting career. The course is very practical and you will spend at least half your time developing gardening skills and techniques. You will learn how to use gardening tools and how to prepare the ground for planting flowers and vegetables.

Level 2 Diploma Horticulture

This course is a great starting point for school leavers who are interested in gardening or its many associated industries. If you are interested in hands-on, practical work out of doors, this course is for you! It offers you the opportunity to learn in and out of the classroom as you will spend your time outside in our grounds and in the classroom, enjoying a balance between practical and theory sessions.

Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma Horticulture

If you are considering working in the modern horticultural industry, this course is ideal. You will gain the background knowledge and wide range of practical skills you need to take you forward into an interesting and rewarding career with prospects.

1 year

Career changers welcome

RHS Level 3 Certificate in Horticulture (Part-time)

At least 4 GCSEs at grade C or above preferably including English, Maths and Science

Foundation Degree / BSc – Horticulture Business and Innovation.

This course is ideal for adults who are looking for a career change and are looking to gain a good understanding of the horticultural industry.

Level 3 Extended Diploma Horticulture* (Commercial Plant and Business Enterprise, Landscaping and Sports Turf)

This course will suit you if you are interested 2 years in crop or plant growing or in business and retailing. We urgently need to produce more food sustainably and there is a growing demand for plant production too, particularly as we have a lot of green spaces in our towns and cities which need brightening up.

BSc Degree in Fresh Produce and Marketing.

Environmental pressures also mean we need to look at innovative and sustainable methods of growing crops and produce and care for open public spaces and sports turf venues. If you do this course, you should have the opportunity to enjoy a rewarding career which makes life better for others!

*A Mentorship Programme is also available for the Level 3 Extended Diploma in Commercial Horticulture. The Reaseheath Mentoring Programme in the Horticultural Department will link students who are on our Level 3 Extended Diploma in Commercial Horticulture to industry partners and mentors. The students will attend college on a 2 year programme. As part of the programme students will complete a 6 month work placement and gain first hand experience throughout the grower supply chain. For further details contact Iain Clarke on 01270 613212.

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Courses we offer Course Summary

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Entry Requirements

Course options after this programme

2 years

At least 4 GCSEs at grade C or above preferably including English, Maths and Science

Foundation Degree / BSc - Horticulture Business and Innovation.

Level 3 Extended Diploma Art and Design (3D Design)

This is an exciting opportunity to study Art and Design whilst specialising in 3D Design. The course will provide the learner with a basic foundation in Art and Design including design thinking, process and production, sketching and CAD as well as encouraging business and enterprise skills.

Foundation Degree / BSc in Art and Design

Knowledge and skills in essential techniques and processes will be extended and applied to land-based and environmental 3D product design focussing on all stages involved in the creative process from brief to production.

Level 2/Level 3 Work-based Diploma Horticulture

Available for those aged 16 or over (Adult Apprenticeship possible), this is your opportunity to ‘earn as you learn’, combining work for a landscape gardener/contractor or a similar job with one day a week at Reaseheath. It is therefore important that you live within reasonable travelling distance of the college.

Apprenticeship

Apprenticeship

After Apprenticeship

18 months (Level 2)

GCSEs at grades D-G

Level 3 Extended Diploma in Horticulture or Advanced Apprenticeship

Advanced Apprenticeship 24 months (Level 3)

Before you start we will agree which is the right programme for you based on your experience, any certificates you may have (e.g. GCSEs), your job role and an assessment.

Evidence of working towards Level 1 Advanced Apprenticeship 3 GCSEs at Grade C or above or equivalent Commitment and enthusiasm are vital for both programmes

After Advanced Apprenticeship Foundation Degree Garden and Landscape Design - full time or part-time route

Level 2/Level 3 Work-based Diploma Sports Turf

Available for those aged 16 or over (Adult Apprenticeship possible), this is your opportunity to ‘earn as you learn’, combining work on a sports ground, golf course or a similar job. You will attend Reaseheath for six blocks of three days between October and March. If you work on a golf course or a sports ground and don’t want to stand still, this course is for you! Before you start we will agree which is the right programme for you, based on your experience, any certificates you may have (e.g. GCSEs) and an assessment.

Apprenticeship

Apprenticeship

After Apprenticeship

18 months (Level 2)

GCSEs at grades D-G

Level 3 Diploma in Sports Turf Construction and Maintenance or Advanced Apprenticeship

Advanced Apprenticeship 24 months (Level 3)

Evidence of working towards Level 1 Advanced Apprenticeship At least 3 GCSEs at Grade C or above (or equivalent)

After Advanced Apprenticeship Level 4 Amenity Horticulture

Commitment and enthusiasm are vital for both programmes

Level 3 Work-based Diploma Landscaping

Available for those aged 16 or over (Adult Apprenticeship possible), this is your opportunity to ‘earn as you learn’, combining work for a landscape gardener/ contractor or a similar job with one day a week at Reaseheath. It is therefore important that you live within reasonable travelling distance of the college. Before you start we will agree which is the right programme for you based on your experience, any certificates you may have (e.g. GCSEs), your job role and an assessment.

Apprenticeship

Apprenticeship

After Apprenticeship

18 months (Level 2)

GCSEs at grades D-G

Level 3 Extended Diploma in Horticulture or Advanced Apprenticeship

Advanced Apprenticeship 24 months (Level 3)

Evidence of working towards Level 1 Advanced Apprenticeship 3 GCSEs at Grade C or above or equivalent Commitment and enthusiasm are vital for both programmes

After Advanced Apprenticeship Foundation Degree Garden and Landscape Design - full time or part-time route

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Student Profiles Craig Burgess Level 2 Diploma in Horticulture School: Knutsford High School Craig joined us as a Level 1 student and after a successful year at Level 2 is looking forward to progressing onto our Level 3 Extended Diploma in Horticulture. He prefers the Reaseheath style of learning, with emphasis on course work and practical skills. One of the best things has been building a show garden for our Family Festival. Craig says: “Becoming a Level 2 student has made me more confident. We’re encouraged to do team work and we meet members of the public during our projects in the community.”

Hannah Carlin Level 3 Extended Diploma in Horticulture School: Middlewich High School Hannah has an exciting future ahead, given the growing demand for young, trained horticulturists. Particularly interested in garden design, she jumped at the chance to help with our award winning RHS show gardens and also designed a demonstration garden for our annual Family Festival. Considering progressing onto our degree in garden design, Hannah is keen on the concept of garden rooms which link interior and exterior design. She says: “I like the way Reaseheath mixes its modern buildings with plants and trees. It’s beautiful as well as being up-to-date.”

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“This is a good qualification to have on your CV. Apart from being a mechanic, there’s loads of opportunities on the service and management side.” Abby-Lea Mason IMIAL Level 3 Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Principles

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Motor Vehicle If you have a practical interest in cars or motorbikes, with an ability to learn engineering principles and practices, then one of our motor vehicle courses can prepare you for a great career.

Some Career options

Our students are ready to take on a range of jobs from tyre fitter to fully trained motor vehicle technician.

-- Self employed engineer

The course is challenging, fulfilling and greatly in demand. A mix of academic engineering as well as hands-on practical experience, it suits a range of students and abilities. We make sure that we get the best from students who enjoy working with their hands as well as their minds. Our students are in great demand as employers know that they are well prepared for the challenges of industry. In fact, Reaseheath’s Motor Vehicle Department is approved by the Institute of Motor Industry for its high standard of training.

-- Technical service engineer -- Design and development engineer -- Overseas development

Some Progression options -- Foundation Degree in automotive engineering, engineering design, service management -- Level 4 Award Motor Vehicle Engineering -- Engineering and related degree programmes

Because we have made a significant investment into our facilities, we can ensure you are expertly trained in the latest industry developments and best practice. Our motor vehicle course students: `` work in automotive workshops with up to date diagnostics equipment. `` learn from staff who have been working at the cutting edge of the industry. `` work on vehicles that are seen every day on the roads. `` gain practical experience with performance and off-road vehicles. (You can even have a go at off-road driving). `` have extensive work experience in industry plus workshop weeks at college dealing with real life scenarios. As well as spending time in our workshops and classrooms, students also experience fact finding visits to vehicle manufacturers and to national events. For a rewarding and practical study programme consider a Motor Vehicle Course at Reaseheath College in our popular and fast growing department.

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Entry Requirements

Course options after this programme

If you are interested in finding out about engineering, then this is the course for you. This is an exciting and practical course for young people who enjoy engineering, but don’t have any formal experience.

1 year

Some GCSEs at grades E/F (or equivalent). If you think your grades will be below E/F, we advise you to apply for the Entry Level Programme (page 16)

Level 2 Diploma in Agricultural Engineering

A combination of GCSE’s at grades C/D/E

Apprenticeships in the motor industry

Foundation Level 1 Engineering and Motor Vehicle Maintenance

Apprenticeships in agricultural engineering/construction plant

Foundation Level 1 Engineering and Motor Vehicle Maintenance

Level 2 Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair

A qualification in engineering can lead to tremendous job satisfaction and an exciting career. The course is very practical. You will spend half your time developing your skills and techniques with hand tools. You will work on engines and enjoy lots of practical sessions based around the maintenance of motor vehicles and agricultural vehicles.

Level 2 IMI Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair

This course is designed for people who like working with cars and would like a career in the motor vehicle industry.

1 year

This full-time course will allow you to develop your mechanical skills and have fun as you help to build an off road vehicle. You will work in small teams, gaining an understanding of how vehicles work and how they are maintained.

Level 3 IMI - Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Level 3 Diploma in Agricultural Engineering

Level 3 IMI Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair

This exciting and very relevant technician level course is for people who are interested in motor vehicles, have confidence in their own practical ability and who wish to gain a qualification that will launch their career in automotive service engineering.

1 year

Level 2 IMI qualification in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Plus satisfactory references

Foundation Degree in automotive engineering, engineering design, service management Level 4 Award Motor Vehicle Engineering Engineering and related degree programmes

This is a one year course which has been designed to appeal to the aspiring automotive technician. You will be working ‘hands on’ in the workshop for at least 50% of your course and will learn relevant skills such as how to service and repair a range of vehicles.

Level 2 / Level 3 Apprenticeships Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair

This new course will put you in pole position for a rewarding and enjoyable career working with motor vehicles. As an Apprentice you will spend one day a week at Reaseheath working towards your qualification and the rest of the time in the workplace. This could be at a dealership or with an independent garage. All our teaching staff are registered with the Institute of Motor Industry with at least 10 years of industry experience each. Based in our fully equipped workshops, you will learn new skills including air conditioning and F-Gas, hybrid technology and welding. We have excellent links with local employers and can help you find a vacancy.

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Apprenticeship

After Apprenticeship

18-24 months (level 2)

GCSEs at grades D-G Evidence of working towards Level 1

Level 3 Diploma IMI in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair

Advanced Apprenticeship

Advanced Apprenticeship

3 GCSEs at Grade C or above or equivalent

After Advanced Apprenticeship

Advanced Apprenticeship 24 months (level 3)

Level 4 Award Motor Vehicle Maintenance

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Student Profiles Abbey-Lea Mason IMIAL Level 3 Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Principles School: Ruskin High School, Crewe Abbey has studied motor vehicle maintenance and repair at Levels 2 and 3 with us. This could be a good move, as dealerships are actively seeking female mechanics due to the rising numbers of women drivers. She can locate and fix faults on a range of road cars and has the confidence to tackle technical domestic problems. One of five girls on our Level 3 course, she says: “This is a good qualification to have on your CV. Apart from being a mechanic, there’s loads of opportunities on the service and management side.”

David Brinkworth Level 2 Apprentice Motor Vehicle School: Sandbach Boys School An apprentice motor vehicle technician with Fords of Winsford, David earns a wage and also studies at Reaseheath for further qualifications. He gained his IMIAL Level 2 Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Principles with us before going on to his apprenticeship and believes that the qualification made it easier for him to find employment. Once he’s completed his current programme he may go on to study for his advanced apprenticeship. David says: “My apprenticeship works well for me. I’m in a good career and I really enjoy my job.”

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“It’s brilliant here. College life is more relaxed than at school, but you are expected to be responsible.” Matt Frost Level 2 Diploma in Adventure Sports

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Adventure Sports Sailing, canoeing, climbing and hill walking are just some of the outdoor activities you will become highly skilled at after successfully completing one of our courses in Adventure Sports and Adventure Management. Our courses are challenging and exciting, making them hugely in demand so they are amongst the best subscribed courses at the college. But it’s not all about the adventure. By developing the vital attributes of self-reliance, teamwork, and the ability to lead and inspire others, your employability in the rapidly growing leisure industry will be vastly enhanced. Because our Adventure Sports department is a National Skills Academy Provider for sports, you can be sure that you are learning the most up to date techniques and skills. The adventure sports courses cover a range of subjects and activities: `` Participate in off-site tours - kayaking and canoeing, rock climbing, hill walking and camping in Scotland.

Some Career options -- Teaching -- Work at outdoor activity centres -- Work for equipment manufacturers/ retailers -- Leisure / holiday company work in Britain or abroad -- The public / uniformed services -- Sport industry -- Adventure tourism industry

Some Progression options -- BSc in Outdoor Activities -- Foundation Degree/Degree in Adventure Sports and Management or related area -- These are some alternative career paths followed by previous students: -- Emergency services such as the police and fire service

`` Sailing - in 2013 our Adventure Sports took part in a week long voyage around the British coast and beyond.

-- Nursing and physiotherapy

`` Join in tall ships races, complete watch leader training, or study yacht operations to degree level.

-- Business

-- General sport and leisure industry -- Tourism (including Adventure) -- Military services

`` Study the winter tourism industry including how a trip is organised and what life in a resort is really like, while developing skiing and snowboarding skills during study tours to Alpine ski resorts. `` Master the use of professional outdoor equipment including Laser Picos, RS Vision asymmetric sailing boats, Specialised Rock Hopper mountain bikes, and a range of modern kayaks and canoes. `` Complete high and low ropes courses and gain indoor climbing wall with leading walls expertise. You will learn and develop a wide range of personal and professional skills from a team of highly qualified, experienced, and dedicated staff, preparing you for a life of adventure – anywhere in the world.

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Courses we offer Course Summary

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Course options after this programme

If you are interested in finding out about Sport, then this is the course for you. This is an exciting and practical course for young people who enjoy Sport, but don’t have any formal experience.

1 year

Some GCSEs at grade E/F (or equivalent) If you think your grades will be below E/F, we advise you to apply for the Entry Level Programme (page 16)

Level 2 Diploma in Sports (Performance)

4 GCSEs at grade D (or equivalent) including Maths and English

Level 3 Diploma in Adventure Sports

At least four GCSEs at Grade C or above (or equivalent), preferably including English, Maths and Science, or

Foundation Degree in Adventure Sports and Management

Level 1 Foundation Adventure Sports and Sports

This course is very practical with half your time spent developing skills and techniques in both adventure sports and general sports.

Level 2 Diploma in Adventure Sports If successful at this level - Level 3 Diploma in Adventure Sports or Sports Performance and Excellence

Level 2 Diploma Adventure Sports

This popular course is designed to introduce you to the many opportunities within the adventure sports industry.

1 year

Level 3 Extended Diploma in Adventure Sports

You will receive instruction in a variety of outdoor sports, so you have a good foundation on which to build your new career in the great outdoors. You will learn largely through practical instruction in rock climbing, paddle sports, mountain walking, camping and sailing.

Level 3 Diploma Adventure Sports (Subsidiary Diploma option)

This is an action packed course in which you will gain the equivalent of two ‘A’ levels plus the opportunity to take additional qualifications including the NCFE Level 2 certificate in Outdoor Activity Leadership.

2 years (Level 3 Diploma) 1 year (Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma)

At least one day a week is dedicated to practical activities - increasing to two full days if you choose to take the additional leadership qualification.

A Level 2 Diploma in Sport at Merit grade or equivalent Level 2 Diploma A genuine interest and experience in adventurous activities!

Level 3 Extended Diploma Adventure Sports

The extended diploma is equivalent to three A levels and is designed to give you two action-packed years of training and experiences to help you pursue your chosen career in the fast growing adventure industry. During your study you will cover at least 18 units that are delivered by people who are very experienced within the industry.

2 years

At least four GCSEs at Grade C BSc in Outdoor Activities or above (or equivalent) to include Foundation Degree / Degree English, Maths and Science, or in Adventure Sports and A Level 2 Diploma in sport at Management or related area distinction grade or equivalent Nursing Level 2 Diploma Physiotherapy A genuine interest and experience in adventurous activities!

Further details For full details of your preferred course, please visit our website or contact Student Enquiries and Applications Team on 01270 613242 to request further information.

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Student Profiles Morganne Shone Level 3 Extended Diploma in Adventure Sports School: Brine Leas School, Nantwich A member of the GB Wakeboarding team, Morganne aims to remain at the top of her competitive sport and to use her skills in her long term career. Ranked third in the country in the Junior Women’s section, Morganne spent the summer representing GB in the European Championships in Poland and competing throughout Britain. Thanks to the flexibility and support from her lecturers, she is also studying for a respected qualification to prepare for her future. She says: “Sometimes it’s a juggling act but I’m loving being a Reaseheath student.”

Matt Frost Level 2 Diploma in Adventure Sports School: Sandbach Boys School Matt spends a lot of his time sailing, climbing and doing paddlesports, so becoming a Reaseheath adventure sports student has worked really well for him. He’d like to instruct in all three sports and is looking forward to progressing to Level 3 because he’s planning work experience with an outdoor adventure holiday centre. Matt says: “I wanted to come to Reaseheath because I could gain qualifications and do outdoor sports at the same time. “It’s brilliant here. College life is more relaxed than at school, but you are expected to be responsible.”

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“This course is fantastic. It’s very focused but varied and covers everything I’ll need for my future career.” Harvey Jones Level 3 Extended Diploma in Public Services

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Public Services Our Public Service courses – both Diploma and Extended Diploma - are specifically designed to give you the knowledge, skills, and understanding you need to secure a job in the uniformed or armed services.

Some Progression options

The courses provide a solid link between school and career, enabling you not only to stand out against other applicants, but also to prepare you in a highly practical way for your chosen job.

-- Armed Services

Your chances of successful entry into your chosen service are greatly enhanced once you have completed the course.

-- Fire and Rescue

These are challenging and rewarding courses which develop vital teamwork and leadership skills, encourage necessary self-reliance, and train you up to serious levels of fitness: `` Enjoy outdoor adventure activities including rock climbing, kayaking, canoeing, bush craft, walking, and land navigation.

Opportunities for employment exist in a range of public services which you will research as part of your course. These include: -- HM Customs -- Police -- Ambulance Service -- Prison Service

Some Progression options -- Foundation degree / BSc. in Public Services or Adventure Sports

`` Take part in adventure sports and dog handling `` Participate in a range of expeditions and study tours. `` Visit police and fire services training centres. You will also have great opportunities to gain valuable additional qualifications and have full use of our outstanding range of outdoor leisure facilities and state-of-the-art equipment. This includes RS Vision Asymmetric sailing boats, Specialised Rockhopper mountain bikes, a low and high ropes course, and a professional indoor climbing wall. Additional qualifications include: `` Animal training/behaviour training `` Royal Yachting Club dinghy qualification `` British Canoe Union qualification `` Basic Expedition Leader Award `` Gym Instruction qualification So, if you are considering a career in the uniformed or armed services, then our Reaseheath Public Services course could be the perfect springboard to a successful and exciting future.

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Courses we offer Course Summary

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Course options after this programme

If you like a challenge and want to combine outdoor adventure with an interest of working in the Public Services then this is the course for you.

1 year

4 GCSEs at grade D (or equivalent) including Maths and English or

Level 3 Diploma in Public Services or Adventure Sports

Level 2 Diploma Public Services

Relevant Level 1 qualification

This one year course is right for you if you are considering a career in public services. The course will provide you with a good grounding in personal development, team working and leadership skills. There will be a strong emphasis in adventurous activities and you will develop your skills in a range of outdoor activities.

Level 3 Extended Diploma in Public Services or Adventure Sports

Level 3 Extended Diploma (Diploma and Subsidiary Diploma Options) Public Services

This higher level course is designed to lead to careers in the public services and related areas. These include working within the Armed Services, Police, Fire Service, Ambulance Service, Coastguard and Rescue Services, HM Customs Service and HM Prison Service. These jobs are vital to the ongoing security, safety, welfare and the future of our society. This is a two year course with a strong focus on leadership, teamwork and developing skills and experience in adventurous activities, such as rock climbing, expeditions and water sports. The course involves a mix of classroom and practical teaching with an emphasis on personal development through adventurous activities.

2 years (Level 3 Diploma) 1 year (Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma)

At least four GCSEs at Grade C or above (or equivalent), preferably including English, Maths and Science, or

Foundation Degree in Adventure Sports and Management

A First Diploma in Sport at Merit grade or equivalent Level 2 Diploma A genuine interest and experience in adventurous activities!

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Student Profiles Harvey Jones Level 3 Extended Diploma in Public Services School: Hope Castell Alun High School, North Wales Harvey enjoys a challenge so he’s certainly chosen the right course for a career in the police or army! Keen on the operational side of the industry, he’s enjoyed visiting police and fire headquarters to see how professionals prepare for and control emergency situations. He’s also studied government policies, citizenship and current affairs. And because he may work in difficult terrain, he plans to gain additional awards in mountain leadership, climbing, paddle sports and ice climbing. He says: “This course is fantastic. It’s very focused but varied and covers everything I’ll need for my future career.”

Hannah Fortune Level 2 Diploma in Public Services School: Christleton High School, Chester Hannah wants to join the army and already has her career mapped out. She’s progressing onto our Level 3 Diploma in Public Services and then plans to do a degree in public services at university before training as an officer. During her course she’s enjoyed a week at an army camp and also visited our local fire brigade and police headquarters. Hannah says: “This is a really interesting course which has given me a good insight into the armed forces. Joining the army is a good career path for a girl.”

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“Coming to Reaseheath has been a good experience. There’s a very friendly atmosphere, good sporting facilities and the tutors are very encouraging.” Emily Henshaw Level 2 Diploma in Sport (Performance)

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Sports Studies Our exciting Sports Courses are the ideal combination of academic study and extensive practical sessions. They suit students with a love of sports, who want to increase their knowledge and ability. Students develop and improve their skills in their chosen sports such as football, rugby, netball, basketball and hockey, whilst having fantastic opportunities to try out less mainstream sports like lacrosse, table tennis, volleyball and handball. Combined with a solid academic core, the courses prepare students for careers in management, training, or associated industries while doing something they really enjoy. We offer:

Some Career options -- Nutritionist -- Gym instructor -- Coach -- Physio’s assistant -- Referee -- Strength and conditioning coach -- Personal trainer

Some Progression options -- Natural progression onto a Degree or Foundation Degree in sports related area

`` A superb new gym with state-of-the-art fitness equipment, a fitness testing lab and a new 3G floodlit sports pitch. `` The advantages of strong links with both Crewe Alexandra Football Club and Nantwich Town Football Club providing regular use of their professional facilities. `` Use of top class sporting facilities within the local area to supplement our academic programmes. To offer you an even wider range of opportunities, our Sport Studies department regularly puts forward teams which compete successfully in the British Colleges Sports Leagues at football, rugby, netball, basketball or mixed hockey. We also support students who participate in individual events such as tennis, badminton and golf. Because the course is a mix of the academic and sporting your passion and enthusiasm is as important to us as your talent. We take your raw skills and develop your ability to train and manage to a high level. We believe that individuals and team players can reach their full potential and achieve their personal best in the sports they love, and study for a long term career. If you have the drive, commitment and a passion for sports then this could be the course for you.

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Course options after this programme

If you are interested in finding out about Sport, then this is the course for you. This is an exciting and practical course for young people who enjoy Sport, but don’t have any formal experience.

1 year

Some GCSEs at grade E/F (or equivalent) If you think your grades will be below E/F, we advise you to apply for the Entry Level Programme )page 16)

Level 2 Diploma in Sports (Performance)

A combination of GCSEs at grades C-E Including Maths and English (or equivalent). You must be interested in sport. or

Level 3 Diploma in Sports (Performance and Excellence)

Foundation Level 1 Sports and Adventure Sports

A qualification in Sport can lead to tremendous job satisfaction and an exciting career.

Level 2 Diploma in Adventure Sports If successful at this level - Level 3 Diploma in Adventure Sports or Sports Performance and Excellence

This course is very practical. You will spend half your time developing skills and techniques in both adventure sports and general sports.

Level 2 Diploma Sports (Performance)

This course provides an introduction to the many ways you can achieve excellence in sport. You will learn theory based principles which relate to practical activities.

1 year

Relevant Level 1 qualification

You will gain an excellent foundation from where you can progress onto the Level 3 Diploma or Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sports Performance and Excellence, if you wish. The Level 2 Diploma is an exciting course which the sports team make as practical as possible.

Level 3 Diploma (Subsidiary Diploma Option) Sports (Performance and Excellence)

Do you enjoy playing sport, improving your performance and generally learning about sport? Our Level 3 Diploma Sports (Performance and Excellence) could be the ideal course for you!

2 years

At least 4 GCSEs at grade C or above preferably including English, Maths and Science or

Foundation Degree in a sport related area

Equivalent Level 2 Diploma in Sports Performance at Merit or Distinction

Designed to enhance and develop your knowledge of sport, the Level 3 Diploma is an ideal qualification to hold if you are looking to get a job in sport once you have finished college, or if you want to progress onto a foundation degree.

An interest in sport is essential

Level 3 Extended Diploma Sports (Performance and Excellence)

This course is designed to increase your knowledge of the many ways of achieving excellence in sport. You will learn theory-based principles which relate to practical activities. This course provides an excellent springboard from which to progress onto a degree in a sports related area. It will also develop your knowledge of sport should you want to get a job once you have completed the course.

2 years

4 GCSEs at grade C or above preferably including English, Maths and Science or

Degree or Foundation Degree in sports related area

Equivalent Level 2 Diploma in Sports Performance at Distinction An interest in sport is essential

Further details For full details of your preferred course, please visit our website or contact Student Enquiries and Applications Team on 01270 613242 to request further information.

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Student Profiles Liam Kelleher Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport (Performance and Excellence) School: Malbank School Nantwich A football and cricket enthusiast, Liam came to Reaseheath to kickstart a career in teaching. He’s off to Liverpool John Moores University to study for a degree in sports development and then wants to be a college sports maker, encouraging students into sport. Liam played for Nantwich Town FC for 11 years so he was a natural choice to captain our first men’s football team. He says: “There’s everything you want here. Moodle (the college virtual learning system) makes everything very accessible and the library’s really good.”

Emily Henshaw Level 2 Diploma in Sport (Performance) School: Congleton High School Emily is really on the ball when it comes to women’s football. She has represented Cheshire and was a member of Macclesfield Town Under 14s girls’ football team previous to that. She’s been accepted for Liverpool Football College and hopes to play in America, where women’s football has professional status. Attracted to our Level 2 Diploma by the variety of sports on offer, Emily says: “Coming to Reaseheath has been a good experience. There’s a very friendly atmosphere, good sporting facilities and the tutors are very encouraging.”

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Apprenticeships Apprenticeships are an excellent way to gain a nationally recognised qualification and practical hands-on work experience all whilst earning a wage! Training you in the skills employers want; apprenticeships give you choices in your career. When you’ve finished you can carry on working, maybe get promoted or go on to higher education in a college or university. Employers need qualified people with the skills to do the job - at craft and technician level.

Key benefits `` Earn a wage with paid holidays `` Gain a recognised qualification `` Receive on-the-job training working alongside experienced staff `` Learn job specific skills Apprenticeships are designed to allow you to ‘earn while you learn’ with most of your time spent at your workplace and usually one day per week at Reaseheath. It is therefore important that you live within reasonable travelling distance of the college. There are two types: Apprenticeship and Advanced Apprenticeship. Both lead to Work-based Diplomas or National Vocational Qualifications (NVQs) - the certificates that qualify you as a skilled craftsperson or technician. If you are aged 16 and over and working 30 hours or more a week you can begin an Apprenticeship or Advanced Apprenticeship at Reaseheath (Adult Apprenticeship possible).

Apprenticeships are available in: `` Agriculture `` Animal Care `` Construction `` Floristry `` Horticulture `` Food `` Horse Care `` Business Administration `` Customer Service `` Greenkeeping `` Engineering `` Motor Vehicle `` Arboriculture Please look in each section of this prospectus for more details. Our offer is continually renewed, please check our website for any new and exciting options. The Apprenticeship (Level 2) usually takes 18 months. The Advanced Apprenticeship (Level 3) usually takes 24 months. Before your programme starts we will assess which level will suit you best. When starting you will be invited to Reaseheath for an induction and you will be allocated a Work-Based Assessor who will help and assess you throughout your Apprenticeship. A contribution towards the cost of training will be required for learners aged 19 to 24 at the start of their Apprenticeship programme. Learners aged 24+ will be expected to take out a loan, see our website for information on the 24+ Advanced Learner Loans.

Further information on Apprenticeships: Bernie McCalla - 01270 613189

Engineering Apprenticeships only Claire Wright - 01270 613269 clairew@reaseheath.ac.uk

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Access to Higher Education Created specially for over 19s who have not had the privilege of a university education, the Access to Higher Education Diploma is equivalent to two ‘A’ levels and will prepare you to study at degree level at Reaseheath or elsewhere. Qualifications and experience will be considered on an individual basis at interview. We are looking for people with ambition to go on to a higher level of course and a keen motivation to learn. Flexibility is the key to this one year course, which runs over three days a week between 10am - 3pm to fit in with work or family commitments. Designed to enable you to re-adjust to the learning environment, most teaching is carried out through ‘student friendly’ lessons, assignments and practical activities. A dedicated support tutor is available to help you progress through your studies so you don’t need to worry - even if you have been out of education for some time. For course fees please check our website www.reaseheath.ac.uk

Semester 1: `` Animal Health and Husbandry `` Application of Number `` Body Systems and Homeostasis `` Countryside Conservation and Sustainability `` Farm Animal Husbandry `` Nutrition and Diet (Human) `` Using Word Processing Software `` Using the Internet `` Personal Development and Academic Progression

Optional Units: `` Equine Husbandry `` Land-based and Water-based Adventure Activities `` Plant Science

Semester 2: `` Animal Behaviour and Welfare `` Application of Number `` Building a Portfolio `` Introduction to Events Management `` Cell Division and Heredity `` Examination Preparation `` Farm Animal Husbandry `` Independent Research `` Nutrition and Diet (Human) `` Principles of Ecology

Optional units: `` Equine Health `` Food Technology and Product Manufacture (Human) `` Garden Design `` Health and Safety in Sport `` Land-based and Water-based Adventure Activities

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What Next?

Higher Level Courses We offer many Higher Education courses (Level 4 and above) which follow on directly from our Level 3 courses. These include Degree (BSc or BSc Hons), Foundation Degree (FdSc), Certificate of Higher Education (CertHE) and Professional Certificates. Some are full-time, some are part-time and some may be studied even more flexibly.

Adventure Sports

-- Foundation Degree Adventure Sports and Management

Agriculture

-- Foundation Degree Agriculture with Dairy Herd Management -- Foundation Degree Agriculture

Animal Management

-- BSc (Hons) Animal Behaviour and Welfare -- BSc (Hons) Wildlife Conservation and Ecology -- Foundation Degree with BSc (Hons) top up Animal Management (Behaviour and Welfare) -- Foundation Degree with BSc (Hons) top up Zoo Management

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-- Foundation Degree Countryside, Conservation and Recreation Management

Engineering

-- Foundation Degree Agricultural Engineering and Mechanisation -- Foundation Degree Construction Plant Engineering -- Foundation Degree Machinery Dealership Management -- Level 4 Award Motor Vehicle Maintenance

Equine

-- BSc / BSc (Hons) Equine Science including BSc top-up -- Foundation Degree Equine Science and Management -- Foundation Degree Equine Science, Complementary Therapy and Natural Horsemanship

Events Management -- Foundation Degree Rural Events Management

Floristry

-- NPTC Level 4 Higher Diploma Floristry

Food Industry

-- BSc (Hons) Food Technology top up -- Foundation Degree Food Industry with Management -- Foundation Degree Dairy Technology -- Foundation Degree Food Chain Technology -- Professional Certificate in Food Technology with specialisms (Bakery, Dairy, Meat or Nutrition)

Horticulture

-- BSc / BSc (Hons) Landscape Design and Management top up -- Foundation Degree Garden and Landscape Design -- Foundation Degree Horticulture Business and Innovation -- HNC Horticulture (Garden Design) -- University Diploma Garden Design -- University Diploma Landscape Design Technology -- Technology -- NVQ Level 4 Amenity Horticulture Management If you are aged 19 or over and wish to step on to the degree course ladder but may have had some time away from education, please see page 103 for details of our Access to Higher Education Diploma.

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Promoting

Fairness and Inclusion Reaseheath College is committed to promoting fairness, inclusion and equality of opportunity in all its activities. Applications are welcomed from all members of the community regardless of age, disability, gender, ethnic background and religious belief. The College will take into account any learning difficulties or disabilities and will endeavour to make reasonable adjustments to meet individual needs.

-- The Learning Support Team is available to talk to you if you would like to discuss your concerns. Your individual needs will be assessed and support will be provided accordingly. If you wish to visit Reaseheath and have any additional needs, due to a learning difficulty, disability or medical condition, you may wish to contact us through our Learning Support Team on 01270 613291/199 or email karenm@reaseheath.ac.uk

If you would like to contact us for advice about support before applying for a course please read below:

-- If you wish to apply for a course in Foundation Studies we will arrange an interview with a member of staff from the Foundation Team. Contact the Foundation Studies Team through our Reception (01270 625131).

-- The College works closely with the schools and other services in Cheshire and surrounding areas, and their advisers will discuss your options for study with you. -- The College organises course open events which you can attend on your own or with your parents, carer or friends (please see page 2 for dates). You will be able to talk to course tutors and also discuss learning support. Phone our Customer Service Team on 01270 613242 or email enquiries@reaseheath.ac.uk for details, or visit our website www.reaseheath.ac.uk

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The

College Mission To inspire individuals, communities and rural businesses by delivering world class education and skills accessible to all. Our Vision -- Achieve excellence through fully realising the potential of our learners and staff -- Inspire success through high quality teaching and learning -- Provide world class facilities and resources to enhance skills and employability -- Champion innovation and enterprise for the benefit of our learners, communities and the industries we serve -- Drive participation through actively promoting equality of opportunity -- Develop and grow the business and brand to maintain our investment in our learners -- Strengthen our position as a premier land-based College

Strategic Aims: DRIVE

Our values: PRIDE

-- Develop business and income streams to deliver sustainable growth -- Raise the expectations of and add value to the communities and industry sectors we serve -- Innovate and embrace change to meet the needs of students and employers -- Value, enhance and deliver an outstanding learning experience -- Efficiently and effectively use our resources to ensure demonstrable return on investment for our students and industry sectors

People:

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Wigan M61

3

Liverpool

12

23

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Warrington

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Diversity:

Oldham M60

-- We recognise and respect diversity.

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20

Runcorn 5

9

21

20

Manchester

21

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St Helens

M62

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17 14

M6

5

M66

Bolton

6

M58

Stockport

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Excellence:

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M56 10

Northwich

15

Macclesfield

M6

12

-- We challenge ourselves to strive for the highest standards of quality and behaviour by adopting a supportive self critical approach in our pursuit of excellence.

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Chester

17

Sandbach

Winsford

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Wrexham

18

16

Stoke on Trent 15

Whitchurch

Middlewich

-- We encourage individuals to be responsible for their actions and decisions, and we promote community cohesion and environmental sustainability through our behaviour.

-- We believe in honesty, integrity and the highest ethical standards in everything we do.

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Responsibility:

Integrity:

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-- We are passionate about learners, staff and customers and place them at the heart of all we do by supporting, developing, empowering, encouraging, respecting and valuing their contributions.

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Every attempt has been made to ensure that the information contained within this prospectus is correct at the time of printing. However, the College accepts no responsibility for any errors or omissions. New courses are continually being introduced and modules revised. Contact us via our enquiry line or visit our website for up to date course details. The College reserves the right to withdraw courses or parts of courses where there is insufficient demand; to charge a registration fee to cover aspects such as study visits and learning materials, and to vary modes of delivery.

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Some of

Our Accolades OFSTED

The Inspectors commented:

Reaseheath College continues to raise its teaching standards - and it’s a great hit with students, a positive Ofsted inspection has proved.

“Reaseheath’s residential provision for students aged between 16 and 18 years is outstanding.”

Reaseheath was awarded Outstanding or Good in all the subject areas inspected under a new, more rigorous, Common Inspection Framework early in 2010. The inspectors found numerous outstanding features and concluded that students’ achievements and the quality of education and training was continuing to rise. The new inspection framework has definitely raised the bar and this was proof that Reaseheath has succeeded and will continue to bring in new ways of meeting and exceeding requirements. In June 2013 the college underwent another Ofsted inspection regarding the Care Standards Commission which is responsible for ensuring the safeguarding of young people and vulnerable adults. The inspection report revealed Reaseheath’s to be outstanding in all areas; overall effectiveness, outcomes for young people, quality of service, leadership and management, and safeguarding were all judged to be at the highest level.

“All staff and students demonstrate an active part in ensuring that students are protected from harm.” “Staff and students demonstrate a clear commitment to equality and an unequivocal acceptance of everyone’s differences.” “Students are highly committed to their academic and social learning programmes, and clearly benefit from the strong support from the welfare team and safeguarding officers.” “Students are highly self-aware and able to recognise and secure the help and support they need.” “Students and staff maintain consistently high expectations of behaviour and all parties are clear of the sanctions attached to unacceptable behaviour.” “Students are strong drivers for change and development and feel well listened too - they regularly meet within various forums to share ideas and plan service developments.”

“College leavers enjoy very positive prospects, with 90% of leavers going on to Higher Education programmes or employment.” “Students confirm that their academic year in residence has met or exceeded their expectations, and that the college has a high regard with employers and higher education providers.” “Staff and students clearly share and promote a common vision of excellence within the residential provision.” “The level of communication between college and home is exemplary.” “Students feel safe on campus and their welfare is constantly a primary consideration of staff.” “There is a very strong commitment by all college staff and students to a zero tolerance of bullying, in all its forms.”

Other Accolades Outstanding grade in the Framework for Excellence which grades colleges in a similar way to other public services such as health trusts and local authorities -- Matrix, quality standard for information, advice and guidance services -- Member of Landex, the land based colleges’ consortium -- Network champion for Dairy within the National Skills Academy for Food and Drink -- Education provider for the dairy industry’s new global training programme for the next generation of dairy technologists -- Engineering Skills Academy -- National Skills Academy provider status for the Outdoor Industry

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Raising Standards Inspiring Achievement

Nantwich, Cheshire, CW5 6DF Course Information Hotline 01270 613242 General Enquiries 01270 625131 Email enquiries@reaseheath.ac.uk www.twitter.com/reaseheath www.facebook.com/reaseheathcollege

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