Reaseheath College Further Education Prospectus 2022

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REASEHEATH COLLEGE FURTHER EDUCATION PROSPECTUS 2022

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We are now offering industry focused T Levels from September 2022!

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YOUR FUTURE STARTS HERE

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WELCOME TO REASEHEATH

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WHY CHOOSE REASEHEATH?

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HISTORY OF REASEHEATH

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ACADEMY OF ANIMAL, EQUINE AND VETERINARY NURSING

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ANIMAL MANAGEMENT

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EQUINE

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VETERINARY NURSING

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ACADEMY OF LAND AND ENVIRONMENT

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AGRICULTURE

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THE REASEHEATH CAMPUS

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A SUPPORTIVE ENVIRONMENT

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STUDENT LIFE

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FEES AND FUNDING

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LIVING AT REASEHEATH

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AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS AND FISHERIES MANAGEMENT

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GETTING TO REASEHEATH

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ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION

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CHOOSING THE RIGHT COURSE

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FLORISTRY

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T LEVELS

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FORESTRY AND ARBORICULTURE

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MATHS AND ENGLISH

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GAME AND WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT

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YOUR STUDY PROGRAMME

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HORTICULTURE AND LANDSCAPE

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BEREADY PASSPORT

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ACADEMY OF HEALTH, SPORTS SCIENCE AND PERFORMANCE

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APPRENTICESHIPS 34

ADVENTURE SPORTS

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YOUR NEXT STEPS

PERSONAL TRAINING

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HOW TO APPLY

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PUBLIC SERVICES

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THE COLLEGE MISSION

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SPORT

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WHERE IS REASEHEATH?

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ACADEMY OF FOOD AND RURAL BUSINESS

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BAKERY, PÂTISSERIE AND CONFECTIONERY

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BUSINESS AND EVENTS MANAGEMENT

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FOOD TECHNOLOGY

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ACADEMY OF ENGINEERING, TECHNOLOGY AND CONSTRUCTION

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AGRICULTURAL ENGINEERING

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ENGINEERING APPRENTICESHIPS

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MOTOR VEHICLE

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CONSTRUCTION

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ACADEMY OF FOUNDATION LEARNING AND LIFE SKILLS

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ENTRY AND FOUNDATION

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WELCOME TO REASEHEATH COLLEGE WE ARE DELIGHTED YOU ARE THINKING ABOUT JOINING ONE OF THE LEADING SPECIALIST LAND-BASED AND TECHNICAL COLLEGES IN THE COUNTRY. WE WILL DO EVERYTHING WE CAN TO ENSURE YOUR TIME IS PRODUCTIVE AND THAT YOU SECURE THE BEST POSSIBLE OUTCOME FOR YOUR FUTURE.

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Your Reaseheath Experience and BeReady Passport will prepare you for life. You will gain vital skills for work, for study at higher education, for your health and wellbeing, for contributing to society, and for your chosen career – and you’ll make friends for life and have fun! We want you to enjoy your studies but we’ll ensure you are challenged and stretched to achieve and progress as much as possible. We will help you to develop the attributes that employers want including technical expertise, maths and English, enterprise skills, confidence, initiative, resilience and teamwork. We will support you regardless of your age or the level or type of course you are studying. The combination of qualification, industry experience and expanding CV will help when you are entering employment or higher education, for example at University Centre Reaseheath. Despite Covid-19 we have continued to celebrate very high pass rates and an exceptional number of our students have progressed into employment or onto further study. This has been due to substantial investment into on-line delivery and student support and to the passion and expertise of our staff, who have been outstanding in these challenging times.

We have also continued with further investment into leading edge training facilities, such as our vertical farm, robotic milking centre and food innovation laboratory. These are in addition to our Centre for Advanced Engineering and Agri-Technology, commercial glasshouses and other industry standard facilities. Our courses have always had considerable industry focus, so we are in perfect alignment for the introduction of T Levels in 2022 / 2023. These exciting programmes are the equivalent of A Levels but with the addition of a substantial work placement and are key to the Government’s ambitious programme to provide the technical expertise for the jobs of the future. But Reaseheath is not all about work. Our priority is to provide you with the best but safe student experience and you will be encouraged to join in the many recreational and social elements of college life which are equally key to your success and enjoyment. I am sure you will remember your Reaseheath Experience as one of the best times of your life and I look forward to celebrating with you once you have completed your qualification.

Marcus Clinton

We want you to enjoy your studies and ensure you are challenged and stretched to achieve and progress as much as possible

Principal and CEO Reaseheath College

See what life is like at Reaseheath! Visit bit.ly/Watch-RHC

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WHY CHOOSE REASEHEATH? Our industry focused courses, expert teaching staff, outstanding facilities, stunning location and dedication to ensuring you become career ready are just some of the reasons our students love studying with us. In fact, our students love studying with us so much, that 96% of students would recommend the college to a friend. We have also been recognised by Ofsted as a good college with outstanding features. Just some of the things we were praised for during our last inspection were: • Our enthusiastic teachers and instructors who have extensive experience of their industries and subjects. • Our excellent links with businesses, which ensures students and apprentices have access to high-quality and up-to-date equipment. • Our staff who take very good care of students and apprentices at the college. What’s more, our Outstanding Ofsted Care Standards inspection confirms we’re among the best colleges in the country for student support. We are consistently one of the country’s leading land-based colleges for student achievement and progress with over 90% of our students moving into employment or further study after completing their course with us. We want the best for all of our students so if you choose to study with us, we will do all we can to support you and help you excel in your studies.

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Our students love studying at Reaseheath because:

We are industry focused With us you will not only benefit from our strong links with employers, but you will also be taught by our expert tutors with a wealth of industry knowledge and you will use our specialist facilities which replicate those used in the industry, all of which helps to prepare you to excel in work or further study.

We help you become career ready In addition to your studies, you will complete a relevant work placement as well as our BeReady Passport programme (see page 32) while studying, to gain extra skills needed to secure your dream career once you complete your course.

We are passionate about sustainability As you would expect, sustainability is a key part of the work we do here at Reaseheath; it features right across our courses and our campus. We strive to ensure we all make a positive difference and take the necessary action to protect our environment.

We embrace the latest technology We have invested over £80 million into our campus facilities in recent years, to ensure we keep up to date with the latest leading edge technology. Our latest investments include a vertical farming facility, robotic milking system and a food innovation lab, which are brand new for 2021.

We value research and innovation As a Reaseheath student, you will have lots of opportunities to conduct exciting research using our high-tech equipment and facilities, which is great preparation for working in your chosen industry.

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From September 2022, we’ll be offering industry focused T Levels in a number of subject areas — see page 26 for more information!

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EDUCATING STUDENTS FOR 100 YEARS Take a look at our timeline below to find out more about our history.

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The Cheshire School of Agriculture at Reaseheath was opened (to men only) by Sir Arthur Griffiths Bocawen, Minister of Agriculture.

HRH Prince of Wales (later Duke of Windsor), opened the new women’s hostel, dairy and food buildings.

Over 1,000 Women’s Land Army recruits had completed their courses at the college.

Full time courses resumed post War.

The Cheshire School of Agriculture becomes a college and HRH Princess Anne visits to open the Dairy department building.

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As a student at Reaseheath College you’ll benefit from 100 years of expertise, as we have been teaching students since 1921.

Our stunning Reaseheath Hall, which was constructed mid-18th century, is a central part of our campus and still keeps many of its original features today. Alongside our history, we also invest a lot into our campus to have the best, leading-edge equipment, including our brand-new vertical farming facility, robotic milking system and much more. We’re proud of our history and how our campus and courses have developed over time. A lot has happened over the past 100 years since we starting teaching, just some of which you can see in our timeline and photos below.

The earliest record we have for our campus is 1538, when the ‘Rees Heeth’ land as it was then called, was first bought. We also know that cheese was already being made here in 1624!

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We launched our first higher education programme.

HRH Princess Margaret opened the new milking parlour and viewing gallery at Hall Farm.

HRH Prince of Wales visited the Food Technology department.

Her Majesty, The Queen opened the Centrepoint building incorporating main reception, library, student services and learning support. She also opened a major refurbishment at our Equestrian Centre.

Investment has resulted in industry standard training facilities such as our Centre for Advanced Engineering and Agri-Technology, robotic milking centre, commercial glasshouses and vertical farm.

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THE REASEHEATH CAMPUS If you want to study in the beautiful countryside and use some of the best specialist facilities and resources in the country, Reaseheath College is the place for you!

Learn with our incredible facilities We’re investing in your future! We have recently invested £80 million right across campus, to provide you with the best learning experience possible. By using our industry-standard facilities, you will gain in-depth knowledge about your chosen subject area so you’ll be well prepared for your future career. Just some of the facilities we’ve invested in include our: • £8 million Advanced Engineering and Agri-Tech Centre • £6 million Sports Science and Performance Academy with sports hall, fitness studio and fitness testing centre • £8 million National Centre for Horticulture, the Environment and Sustainable Technology • £7 million Food Centre We also have an on-site zoo, a farm, an equestrian centre, a 3G rugby pitch, veterinary nursing labs and much more!

Study in a fantastic location Our campus is nestled in beautiful countryside, one mile from the market town of Nantwich, with good connections to Manchester, Liverpool and Chester for days you want to explore further afield. Our campus is small enough to provide a relaxed, friendly atmosphere, while big enough so you can make lots of new friends from different subject areas and enjoy all the excitement of college life. On campus we have: • A student bar, social area and an under 18s common room where you can catch up with friends • A large front lawn overlooking our college lake for you to relax on during summer days • Five catering outlets where you can buy hot and cold food, snacks and drinks • A well-stocked library and Learning Resource Centre to support you with your learning • On-site accommodation for up to 1,000 students in 17 halls of residence • A gym with state-of-the-art equipment • An IT teaching centre and free WiFi connection across main campus

In 2021, we also completed the installation of our brand new vertical farming facility and our automated robotic milking system, both exciting, innovative additions to our campus.

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A SUPPORTIVE ENVIRONMENT TO LEARN We care about your future and pride ourselves on providing a safe and stimulating environment for you to learn. We are graded Outstanding by Ofsted for the excellent support, development and care we provide to our students.

Looked After Children (LAC)

You will have a course tutor who will guide you through your course and will always be willing to listen if you have a problem. However, we understand that sometimes it can be easier talking to someone outside of your curriculum area.

College Counselling Service

So in addition, we offer a range of support to all students through Student Services, the Student Health and Wellbeing Service and the Learning Skills Centre (LSC).

We also have a College Chaplain, an on-site prayer room and reflective space available for use. If you have any specific issues you would like to discuss in confidence prior to starting college, you can contact our wellbeing advisors or the College Chaplain on 01270 613197.

Student Services Reaseheath’s Student Services team is available to offer advice and support with such things as:

We have a designated member of staff who can help facilitate a smooth transition into college for looked after children and care leavers. This support continues throughout their college experience.

The College Counselling Service can help support you with more complex issues on a regular basis. If you do need support, referrals are made through the Student Health and Wellbeing Service.

• Accommodation and residential matters • Financial support • Transport • Medical issues • Security • Social activities

Student Health and Wellbeing Service Our Student Health and Wellbeing Service is available to all students who may be experiencing difficulties. Whatever the problem may be, our team of expert wellbeing advisors, sexual health advisors and nurses are here to help or refer you to the relevant services.

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Learning support

Library

The experienced staff in our Learning Skills Centre (LSC) provide additional learning support for those students with a range of academic support needs.

Our Learning Resource Centre (LRC) offers library and information services, WiFi access, open access computers, printers and a photocopier as well as designated group and silent study areas.

We offer targeted, individual assistance to enable you to access your chosen course. The LSC team supports and mentors students in a variety of ways including assisting with course work, developing study skills and supporting independent study. If you would like to talk to a member of the Learning Skills team please call us on 01270 613199 or email lsc@reaseheath.ac.uk The team are also available at course open events. Please visit reaseheath. ac.uk/course-open-days to find out when these are taking place. Eleanor Sherwood Level 1 Certificate in Animal Care “ I access the LSC every week and they read through my work with me so I can understand it better. They’re very helpful and I always feel welcome when I go there.”

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We aim to give you a helpful and friendly service and provide you with the books, journals and electronic resources that you will need for your course, as well as a range of novels, talking books and DVDs for leisure.

Reaseheath Careers and Enterprise Service Our qualified careers advisors will offer you advice and guidance on your next steps. They can help you to decide which career pathway is best suited to you by considering your interests and your abilities, and will support you in finding out information on your options following your course. They will also help you with CV writing and cover letters, job interviews, job applications and applying to university.

Parents’ guide We recognise that deciding what and where to study and knowing that your son or daughter will be looked after whilst at college is important to you as a parent. For further information visit reaseheath.ac.uk/parents

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LIVE STUDENT LIFE TO THE MAX To see what our students have been up to lately follow Reaseheath Student Association on Facebook or visit our website reaseheath.ac.uk/student-life

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With so many clubs, societies and forums that you can join, and a lively programme of social events arranged by the Student Life Team, there is plenty to do in your free time. Our student social area in the heart of campus offers you a modern social learning space to meet friends and relax after lessons.

‘ Reaseheath College students have raised £280,000 since RAG began in 1987!’

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Reaseheath Student Association

Sports

The Reaseheath Student Association works alongside the Student Life Team to organise a wide variety of social activities on-site, including the popular Thursday Social, karaoke and live bands, as well as exciting off-site activities such as go-karting, cinema visits and shopping trips.

Choose from a wide range of sporting activities – you could join our football, rugby or netball teams and even compete in the North West Association of Colleges (AoC) Sports Leagues, as well as take part in our own friendly league fixtures against other land-based colleges. You can also try out badminton, jujitsu, 5-a-side football, yoga, Clubbercise or indoor climbing.

RAG fundraising Each year our students select a charity to raise funds for throughout the academic year. A highlight of the student calendar is RAG (Raising and Giving) Week. Our students raise lots of money for charity through raft races, socials, town centre collections, tractor pulls, helping at community events and much, much more! We have raised £280k for nominated charities since RAG began in 1987.

Our college gym is open to all students and has a range of state-of-the-art equipment including a variety of cardiovascular and resistance machines, as well as a vast choice of weights and a hi-tech lifting platform. Membership is available monthly or annually at a competitive rate. You will also have the chance to complete Duke of Edinburgh awards at Reaseheath. This is a great way to try out new activities and a fantastic opportunity to boost your CV, whilst gaining a highly valued award.

Clubs and societies If you’re looking to take up a new sport, meet like-minded people or try something new, we have lots of clubs and societies that you can join. From creative arts to conservation, a cappella to photography, there’s something to suit most interests!

Summer celebrations! A highlight of the year is the college’s annual Summer Ball organised by the Student Association. Previous years have seen Reaseheath host special guests including radio DJs Scott Mills and The Dixon Brothers, Tinchy Stryder, Basshunter, the Hoosiers and X Factor star George Shelley!

Presentation of Awards Ceremony On completing your course, you will be invited to celebrate your success at our annual awards ceremony along with your family and friends.

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FEES AND FUNDING If you are aged 19 or over, and are studying a Level 1 or Level 2 course, financial support may be available from the Residential and Discretionary Learner Support Fund, see page 17. If you are studying a Level 3 course, you may be eligible to apply for an Advanced Learner Loan to cover the tuition fee, see page 17.

Depending on which course you choose you may be required to pay costs associated with study tours and trips or additional qualifications. These costs are not included in the tuition fees. If you are studying on a full time course you may be eligible for means-tested financial support to help towards the cost of being a student.

You can apply for money to help with your accommodation, travel costs, essential clothing and equipment or even your food while you are at college! For advice on fees and funding contact the Student Finance Team on 01270 613205 (Monday – Thursday 8.30am – 5pm, Friday 8.30am – 4.30pm) or email studentfinance@reaseheath.ac.uk Please note the information here may be subject to change. For the latest updates please visit our website.

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FINANCIAL SUPPORT AVAILABLE TO YOU Discretionary Learner Support Fund

College Course Bursaries

Limited Discretionary Learner Support Funds are available to contribute towards educational costs for students aged 16 and over. An assessment of household income will be made to determine the level of assistance to be awarded.

You may be entitled to claim additional funds from College Course Bursaries. Visit reaseheath.ac.uk/financial-support for more information.

Free College Meals Students facing financial hardship, aged between 16–18 on 31st August 2022 may be eligible for free college meals.

Residential Bursary Fund This bursary is designed to help students to access education that is not available within reasonable daily travel of their home address to study a land-based course and can be used to assist with college accommodation costs or landlord fees if applicable. An assessment of your household income will be made. This is not available to students that reside in Wales where there is a college in Wales that offers the same course.

Vulnerable Bursary Fund Funding is also available to students to help those in greatest need, who reside in England and are aged 16–18. For example young people in care, care leavers, young people in receipt of income support, and disabled young people in receipt of Employment and Support Allowance who are also in receipt of Disability Living Allowance / Personal Independence Payment.

For further information on the financial support available to you visit reaseheath.ac.uk/finance

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Care to Learn Care to Learn enables young parents under the age of 20 to continue in or return to learning after the birth of a child by assisting with the costs of childcare and associated travel.

EMA / ALG Wales Any Welsh post coded learner who attends college in England can apply for EMA or Welsh Government Learning Grant.

Advanced Learner Loan If you are aged 19+ and are thinking about studying a Level 3 qualification, the Advanced Learner Loan could cover your tuition fees to help support you in a change of career.

National Skills Fund If you are aged 19 or over with no Level 3 or equivalent qualification such as an A Level or Advanced Technical Certificate, you could be eligible for funding. Visit reaseheath.ac.uk/nsf for more information and to see the list of courses you could study with us.

‘Reaseheath College offers advice and guidance on financial assistance to all students’

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LIVING AT REASEHEATH If you decide to live on campus, you can make yourself at home in our high-quality on-site accommodation. We have accommodation for up to 1,000 students, so there will be lots of other students in the same position as you. Together you can enjoy student life and learn to live independently away from home.

You will be well looked after while living on campus as you will be fully supported by a safeguarding team. You will also be able to get your breakfast, lunch and evening meals each day in our on-site catering outlets. Some halls also have a self-catering kitchen allocated to a number of students.

Come and see for yourself Make sure you see our accommodation when you attend a course open day or at your interview! One of our friendly student ambassadors or members of staff will show you around and answer any questions you may have.

EXCEPTIONAL RELATIONSHIPS AND STRONG

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Useful info Any full-time student aged 16 and over 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 on a course. Accommodation fees are based on a full academic year, excluding half terms, Christmas and Easter breaks, and are charged on a termly basis. Reaseheath has residential places for students who require accessible facilities. For more information about living at Reaseheath, visit reaseheath.ac.uk/feaccommodation or contact the Student Services team on 01270 613209 or email accommodation@reaseheath.ac.uk

Ofsted ‘Outstanding’ for Care Standards Our latest Care Standards Ofsted inspection confirms that we continue to provide first rate standards of care which help and protect our students and prepare them for safe and happy futures. The inspectors found that we offer remarkable experiences and opportunities for students and that they make excellent progress while at college. We were also commended for our ‘exceptional relationships and strong family values that help students thrive.’

FAMILY VALUES THAT HELP STUDENTS THRIVE

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GETTING TO REASEHEATH We offer a range of transport and travel options to help you get to and from Reaseheath College safely and easily every day.

Travelling by bus

Making your own way in If you have your own car we have free parking spaces available and plenty of bike shelters for those students who cycle in to college.

Our college bus service transports over 1,400 students every day from across Cheshire and surrounding areas. 20 out of our 23 bus routes pick up at 7am or later.

Further afield

Student safety is really important to us, so every one of our high-quality coaches is fitted with seat belts and all our drivers are DBS checked. When you arrive on campus you’ll be met and supervised by college staff.

Next steps

Travelling by train If you would rather travel by train, we collect students from several stations including two pick ups from Crewe Railway Station. Financial support for train travel is available to eligible students from the Discretionary Learner Support Fund, see page 17 for more information.

You can also find out more information on current bus and train routes at one of our course open events or at your interview

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If you live outside of our bus routes you might want to consider residential student accommodation, see page 18.

For detailed information on our bus routes, including costs and pick up times from September 2022, visit reaseheath.ac.uk/ transport or contact our Transport team on 01270 613209 or email transport@ reaseheath.ac.uk Emilia Jeffery Level 3 Diploma in Adventure Sports “ I love using Reaseheath transport as it makes it easy for me to get to college. I really enjoy using the Reaseheath bus service as it’s reliable and comfortable. Every day the friendly drivers arrive on time, and get me to Reaseheath safely.”

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College bus routes

• Liscard, Tarvin & Tarporley

• Congleton & Alsager

• Runcorn, Helsby & Frodsham

• Macclesfield & Holmes Chapel

• Ellesmere Port

• Crewe & Nantwich

• Upton, Port Sunlight & Eastham

• Sandbach & Crewe Railway Station

• Mold & Chester

• Chirk, Wrexham & Malpas

• Blythe Bridge, Meir, Longton & Trentham

• Craven Arms, Shrewsbury & Wem

• Middlewich & Winsford

• Telford, Newport & Market Drayton

• Penkridge, Stafford, Stone & Woore

• Knutsford & Northwich

• Oswestry, Ellesmere & Whitchurch

• Biddulph & Newcastle-Under-Lyme • Uttoxeter & Werrington • Leek & Kidsgrove • Hanley & Audley • Stockport, Cheadle Hulme & Wilmslow

Please note these bus routes are correct at time of printing in 2021 and may be subject to change. Please check our website for the most up-to-date list.

• Warrington

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CHOOSING THE RIGHT COURSE FOR YOU 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, Agriculture, Horticulture, Sport or Engineering? Studying a course with us will help prepare you to move onto work or higher-level study.

Industry focused courses

In addition to the practical experience you will gain whilst studying at college, our diplomas include a relevant work placement. This will give you that much needed work experience to get you started in your first job. Our tutors are industry experts with extensive experience in their field and we’re sector leading in our choice of qualifications. We work closely with industry to drive the development of these forward-thinking qualifications. It’s these excellent links with employers which means you’ll leave college with the skills and knowledge industry wants and needs. You can study a subject you have a real interest in, as well as gain real-life experience whilst working in our industry standard facilities – over recent years we’ve invested £80 million into state-of-the-art equipment and facilities.

Our aim is for students to progress from Reaseheath not only work or university ready, but as confident individuals ready for life.

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Preparation for further study

If you are hoping to progress onto further study, our range of Level 3 Diplomas, T Levels and Tech Baccs offer a great alternative to A Levels and will give you the UCAS points and study skills needed if your goal is to progress on to university.

How we differ from sixth form

Our vocational programmes are academic and practical, often offer opportunities for additional qualifications and study tours and will prepare you for employment or further study. You will be studying alongside students with similar interests in a friendly, relaxed and supportive environment. Your study programme is only one aspect of the Reaseheath Experience. Reaseheath boasts a beautiful, unique campus with extensive facilities giving you the opportunity to participate in a range of varied and exciting social and recreational activities. Many of our students make even more of their Reaseheath experience by living in our halls of residence. Sophie Tanner

Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport and Outdoor Activities 2020; Foundation Degree in Rural Events Management 2022 “ I’m aiming for the management side of outdoor sports and feel that an adventure sports diploma combines really well with a degree in business. Along with my diploma I’ve gained several instructor’s qualifications plus outdoor first aid and my degree will give me a good understanding of marketing and finance. They’re all very applicable to my future career.”

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Which level course is for me?

Full time courses run at different levels (Entry Level – Tech Bacc) dependent on your previous qualifications and experience. We also offer apprenticeship programmes. These programmes are ideal for those who wish to gain new qualifications whilst working, see page 34 for further details.

We offer a number of routes within each level to suit individual needs. You can apply for the course level based on your GCSEs or equivalent qualifications. You can find out more about our courses at course open events and taster days.

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All applications are assessed on an individual basis. When you visit the college or attend your interview, we will make sure that the level of course you are applying for is the right one for you and for your chosen career path.

Entry Level

Level 1

Level 2

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Entry Level Qualification

Level 1 Technical Qualification

Level 2 Technical Qualification including T Level transition year

Typical entry requirements

GCSEs below grade 3

GCSEs below grade 3

GCSEs grades 3 and above

1 year

1 year

1 year

After Entry Level learning you could go straight to a Level 1 Diploma (Foundation Learning) at Reaseheath

Completing this course means you may be able to progress onto a Level 2 Diploma or an apprenticeship

If you successfully complete this course you may move onto a Level 3 course or an apprenticeship

Duration

Next steps

The above chart is aimed toward 16+ school leavers however equivalent qualifications also apply.

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Level 3 programmes explained Each year we look at our courses and make sure they are providing all our students with the skills that industry and universities want. We offer a range of courses including T Levels, Technical Baccalaureates, Advanced Technical Extended Diplomas, Diplomas and Certificates at Level 3.

These courses are accredited by City and Guilds, BTEC, Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) and The Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI). Each course is equivalent to A Levels and provides you with UCAS points for progression onto our degree programmes or other university entry. Whether you know what career you’d like to progress into or if you’re still exploring your options, read on to discover the range of subjects and careers available.

Level 3

T Level

Tech Bacc

Level 3 Technical Qualification e.g. apprenticeship, diploma

T Level

Level 3 Technical Baccaulaureate

4 GCSEs at grade 4 or above (preferably including English and Maths)

5 GCSEs at grade 4 or above including maths and English or a Level 2 Technical qualification

5 GCSEs at grade 4 or above (including grade 5 or above in English, Maths and Science)

1, 2 or 3 year sandwich course

2 years

2 years

Equivalent to 1 – 3 A Levels, these courses will enable you to move onto a higher education course – degree, foundation degree or a higher apprenticeship

Equivalent to 3 A Levels, these courses will enable you to move onto a higher education course such as a degree, foundation degree or higher level apprenticeship

Equivalent of up to 4.5 A Levels or 216 UCAS points, these courses will enable you to move onto a higher education course, degree, foundation degree or a higher apprenticeship

Please note entry requirements can vary depending on the course you choose. For full course information, including the specific GCSE subjects you require for your course, visit our website.

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T LEVELS We are excited to announce that in addition to our Diplomas, Tech Baccs and Apprenticeships, from September 2022 we will also offer T Levels in a number of courses.

What are T Levels?

T Levels are a new qualification for 16–18 year-olds, introduced by the Government to give you more options to gain those essential workplace skills and experience. These exciting programmes are the equivalent of A Levels but with the addition of a substantial work placement and are key to the Government’s ambitious programme to provide the technical expertise for the jobs of the future. They offer a mix of classroom learning and ‘on-the-job’ experience which includes a substantial industry placement of at least 315 hours.

Why should I study a T Level?

These new qualifications, which take two years to complete, have been designed with industry experts to provide you with the skills employers are looking for. They will enable you to thrive in the workplace while giving businesses the workforce they need to succeed. As well as gaining technical knowledge, practical skills and workplace experience specific to your industry, you’ll also learn relevant maths, English and digital skills. When you complete your T Level you’ll get a nationally recognised certificate which will look great on your CV!

Am I suited to studying a T Level?

T Levels offer a technical route into your chosen industry and would be a good option if you’re looking for an alternative to a purely academic A Level route. If you don’t have the entry requirements for a T Level, you could study a Level 2 T-Up transition programme.

What T Levels will Reaseheath offer from 2022? • Construction: On-Site Construction You will be able to choose a specialism from Carpentry and Joinery, Plastering or Bricklaying and also cover relevant topics such as health and safety on site. You’ll work with local employers who have contributed to the course content and delivery of training, ensuring you have exactly the skills they are looking for. • Engineering and Manufacturing: Maintenance, Installation and Repair This is a great option for you if you want to work in the motor vehicle industry, as you’ll develop a technical understanding of the primary and auxiliary systems of a wide range of vehicles along with the industry experience so appreciated by employers. • Business and Administration: Management and Administration You’ll gain a good grounding of core business knowledge and be able to choose a specialism. Your college study, along with your work placement, will prepare you for a great career whatever type and size of business you choose. Land-based T Levels offered from September 2023 include: • Land-based Engineering • Animal Care and Management • Equine Care and Management • Livestock Production • Tree and Woodland Management and Maintenance • Crop and Plant Production • Floristry • Ornamental Horticulture and Landscaping • Habitat Management (Land and Water) For more information, please visit reaseheath.ac.uk/t-levels

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T Levels are a new qualification for 16–18 year-olds, introduced by the government to give you more options to gain those essential workplace skills and experience

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MATHS AND ENGLISH At Reaseheath, we take the overall education of our students and their employment prospects very seriously. Therefore, we are committed to developing your language, literacy and numeracy skills to aid your future progression. Achieving GCSEs to at least the standard of Grade 4 (or Grade C level) in maths and English is important for your employment prospects and academic progression.

If you haven’t achieved these grades you will start a tailored pathway of either GCSE or Functional Skills qualifications to further develop your skills. You will attend maths and/or English lessons twice a week with other students from your course and your department. For most learners, one lesson will be face-to-face and one will be online. You’ll be fully supported by a dedicated team of specialist maths and English tutors who will deliver engaging lessons which link closely to your chosen industry.

Employers are the first to say that maths and English are essential to the world of work

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When you join us as a maths or English student at Reaseheath College, you will also be given access to Century Tech. Century Tech is an online learning platform, which uses artificial intelligence to create a bespoke learning pathway based on your areas for improvement. Century Tech is the perfect online learning tool, which can be used for extra practice, exam revision, independent study time and more to achieve the grade you are striving for. If you enrol with a Grade 4 (or above, or equivalent) in maths and English you will be encouraged to develop your understanding to ensure that you are well equipped to enter your chosen industry. You will have the option to improve your grade and there may also be the opportunity for you to study a Level 3 Core Maths qualification. Maths skills at this level are highly valued by universities and employers.

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For students under the age of 19 it is a government requirement that we help to develop your language, literacy and numeracy skills. Students aged 19 and over, who are yet to achieve GCSEs at Grade 4 level will be given the option of studying suitable maths and English qualifications free of charge.

Visit reaseheath.ac.uk/mathsandenglish for more information

Alex Lysaght Level 3 Advanced Technical Extended Diploma in Equine Management (720) “ I didn’t think that I could do well in English until I came to Reaseheath College. I originally gained a grade 2 at school, but I’ve now jumped to a grade 5 thanks to the support and positivity from my teachers at Reaseheath. I wouldn’t have got this far without them believing in me.”

90% of our students enjoy their Maths lessons at Reaseheath Oliver White

94% of our students enjoy their English lessons at Reaseheath

86% of our students studying maths, and 87% of our students studying English, feel they are developing skills which will improve their employability

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Level 3 Extended Diploma in Animal Management “ The teachers at Reaseheath taught me the proper techniques needed to do well in the exam, and the way they taught me made more sense than it ever has done before. The constant practice, past papers and reassurance from the teachers helped me to succeed.”

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YOUR STUDY PROGRAMME Whatever subject area or level of course you choose, your study programme will give you the edge when it comes to progressing successfully into your career of choice. Your study programme is designed to offer a challenging and exciting learning journey that not only gives you the knowledge needed to succeed in your chosen area of study but also wider technical, academic, personal and employability skills. Throughout your time at Reaseheath, you will have a personal tutor who will provide 1:1 guidance and support. The goal of your tutor is to help maximise your level of achievement and to help ensure positive progression to further study or employment.

Core qualification Your core qualification is a substantial qualification at Level 1, 2 or 3 relevant to your chosen area of study and entry grades. These technical qualifications contain a mix of theoretical and practical learning. You will benefit from: • High quality teaching, learning and assessment • E-learning and digital technologies • A student-centred course • Individualised learning • Being stretched and challenged to achieve your full potential • The opportunity to gain industry recognised short qualifications See our course pages for more information, from page 40 onwards.

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Maths and English

BeReady Passport

Employers frequently stress the importance of achieving a good level of understanding in maths and English. It is essential for the world of work and skills which are used on a daily basis.

Your BeReady Passport recognises key milestones in your college journey and celebrates your personal achievements.

At Reaseheath we are committed to enabling you to develop your language, literacy and numeracy skills, with the ultimate aim that you maximise your success and achievement within the workplace.

BeActive and BeInvolved

More information is on page 32.

When you join Reaseheath College you’ll become part of the Reaseheath student body giving you access to the many varied and exciting social and recreational opportunities throughout the year.

More information is on page 28.

BeEmployable Our BeEmployable programme is in place to support you with your career choices, your work placement and developing skills for employment. Our dedicated staff will support you in finding an industry relevant work placement. Your placement provides the opportunity to gain valuable employability skills and experience in the workplace — all great for your CV! You will spend a minimum of 100 hours working in an industry relevant to your course and interest. Whilst on placement you’ll be assigned an employer mentor who will make regular contact with you, offering advice and guidance in both course and industry related matters. You may also have the opportunity to gain industry recognised short qualifications alongside your course. These are often required by employers and may help to increase the chances of employment in the future as they demonstrate industry competency and skill acquisition.

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From sports to study tours, charity fundraising to volunteering opportunities, there’s something for everyone! See page 14 for further information.

BeWell and BeAware We take student wellbeing and safety extremely seriously. We fully support the safeguarding and holistic wellbeing of all of our students. For more information on our wellbeing team, please see page 12.

BeDigital and BeEco As a student with us, you will be supported and encouraged to develop your IT and digital skills which you can use for study and work. We are also keen for all students to develop their knowledge about sustainable living. Whatever course you choose to study, you can look forward to learning more in these areas during your study programme.

Maximise your achievement and help ensure positive progression with the Reaseheath study programme

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BEREADY PASSPORT Awarded at the end of each academic year, any student who is awarded the BeReady Passport can be proud to say they have demonstrated a wide range of skills, knowledge and behaviour that will better equip them to progress on their chosen career path.

These milestones include completing your BeReady tutorial programme, developing your employability skills, successfully completing your work placement, achieving your study programme and contributing to the college’s PRIDE values.

How does it work?

By achieving a bronze, silver or gold stamp on your BeReady Passport Certificate you will unlock a range of opportunities and perks which could include a reference from the Principal, 1:1 careers coaching and gift vouchers!

On achieving different milestones on your college journey, you will be awarded points which, at the end of the academic year, will determine whether you receive a bronze, silver or gold final stamp on your BeReady Passport Certificate.

Final Stamp

Rewards

Reward • Reaseheath BeReady Bronze Level certificate

Bronze

• Reaseheath produce • Reaseheath Family Festival tickets for the following academic year (family pass (5 max))

• Reaseheath BeReady Silver Level certificate • Reaseheath Coffee & Cake event Silver

• 25% discount on summer ball tickets and free camping at summer ball • Reaseheath Family Festival tickets for the following academic year (family pass (5 max))

• Reaseheath BeReady Gold Level certificate • Lunch with Reaseheath’s Principal • Plant a tree in the Reaseheath Orchard Gold

• 50% discount on a future full cost leisure course (to be used within two years of achieving the Gold passport) • Reaseheath Family Festival tickets for the following academic year (family pass (5 max))

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BeReady is your passport to a great career!

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APPRENTICESHIPS Apprenticeships are an excellent way to gain a nationally recognised industry qualification and valuable workplace skills, all whilst earning a wage! Training you in the skills employers want, apprenticeships give you choices in your career. Following your apprenticeship you could continue working for your employer or go on to a higher, degree level apprenticeship.

Why choose an apprenticeship? • Earn a wage with paid holidays • Gain a recognised industry qualification or a degree without incurring any fees

The college has a dedicated team who are on-hand to support you with finding suitable employment. There are a number of new apprenticeship standards designed by employers which are delivered by the college. Apprenticeships we offer: • Bricklayer • Bus and Coach Engineering Technician • Butchery • Carpentry and Joinery • Construction Plant Maintenance

• Receive on-the-job training working alongside experienced staff

• Crop Technician (Horticulture and Agriculture)

• Learn job specific skills

• Countryside Worker

• Enhance career progression within your industry

• Equine Groom

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 or, if you’re on a national programme, you will attend college on block release. You will be paid for attending college by your employer. There are various types and levels of apprenticeships from Level 2 (intermediate) through to Level 5 (degree). Before your apprenticeship starts we will invite you for an interview and initial assessment here at the college to confirm eligibility and suitability.

• Food Process Operative • Food Technologist • General Farm Worker • Greenkeeper • Horticultural and Landscape Operative • Land-Based Service Engineering Technician • Operations or Departmental Manager • Sports Turf Operative • Team Leader or Supervisor • Trade Supplier • Rail Engineering Technician • Veterinary Nursing

Visit reaseheath.ac.uk/vacancies to view our latest apprenticeship vacancies and apply

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If you are aged 16 and over and working 30 hours or more a week you can begin an apprenticeship at Reaseheath. On starting your apprenticeship you will be invited to Reaseheath for an induction and allocated a Skills Coach who will support and guide you throughout. Reaseheath apprentices may also access college transport or accommodation, depending on whether you will be attending college on day or block release. If you are aged over 19 at the start of your apprenticeship your employer may be expected to make a contribution towards the cost of training.

For more information please contact the Apprenticeships Team on 01270 613221 or email apprenticeships@reaseheath.ac.uk

Training you in the skills employers want, apprenticeships give you a head start in your career

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YOUR NEXT STEPS AFTER COLLEGE Progression into employment During your time at college you will complete your BeReady Passport, see page 32. This passport will prepare you for your next steps, whether that’s progressing onto a degree programme at University Centre Reaseheath or another institution, or into employment. 97% of our students progress into employment or higher study.

We have a wide choice of degree courses, with full time and part time options, so you’re sure to find the one that’s right for you. You could choose to study a course in: Adventure Sports Agriculture Animal Science Business

During your studies, you will be given opportunities to attend careers events to help you decide on your next steps.

Environment and Conservation Sciences

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Food Science

Many of our students choose to stay at Reaseheath and study for a degree. We have a wide choice of degree courses so you can choose one that’s right for you. You can study either full time or part time. Part time routes can be flexible, allowing you to study at the same time as having a job. Many of our students choose to progress on to study a degree or higher technical qualification at University Centre Reaseheath to take advantage of our dedicated resources, experienced lecturers, leadingedge facilities, exceptional student support and strong links with employers.

Equine Science Floristry Football Coaching Landscape Architecture and Management Public Services

Quality degrees We were awarded Silver in the Teaching Excellence and Student Outcome Framework (TEF) in 2019, which recognises that we deliver high-quality academic teaching and learning and excellent professional outcomes.

Reaseheath Alumni Association Find out more about our degree courses ucreaseheath.ac.uk

After you complete your studies we hope you will remain part of the Reaseheath family and continue your Reaseheath Experience by becoming a member of our Alumni Association. This gives you access to a range of services and events, including opportunities to help expand your skills and develop your CV. We’ll be in touch closer to the time, but in the meantime take a look at reaseheath.ac.uk/alumni for more information.

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We have a wide choice of degree courses so you can choose one that’s right for you

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Access to Higher Education

Dayne Mcleggan Access to Higher Education 2021 “ My Access to HE course has given me the confidence and motivation to fulfil my dreams. Studying at Reaseheath has changed my life and I feel that all my future success will be due to the support and guidance I’ve received from the lecturers here. “ I was taught by brilliant people who made our studies easy to understand and apply. Although I hadn’t gained any qualifications since high school I’m now off to uni to study for a BSc (Hons) in Agriculture Science. “ My ambition is to return to the Caribbean islands of Turks and Caicos islands, where I grew up, to help boost the local agricultural industry and help build the rural economy. I’d hope to inspire farmers to produce a sustainable range of produce which would lower the overall cost of living.”

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Created for those who have not yet studied at university, the Access to Higher Education Diploma is recognised by many institutions as an alternative to A Levels and will prepare you to study at degree level at Reaseheath or elsewhere. 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. Flexibility is the key to this one year course, which runs over three days a week to fit in with work or family commitments.

If you have ambition to go on to a higher level course and a keen motivation to learn, visit ucreaseheath.ac.uk/access for more information

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OUR COURSES ACADEMY OF ANIMAL, EQUINE AND VETERINARY NURSING

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EQUINE

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VETERINARY NURSING

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ACADEMY OF LAND AND ENVIRONMENT

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AGRICULTURE

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AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS AND FISHERIES MANAGEMENT

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ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION

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FLORISTRY

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FORESTRY AND ARBORICULTURE

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GAME AND WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT

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HORTICULTURE AND LANDSCAPE

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ACADEMY OF HEALTH, SPORTS SCIENCE AND PERFORMANCE

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ADVENTURE SPORTS

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PERSONAL TRAINING

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PUBLIC SERVICES

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SPORT

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At Reaseheath College we offer an exciting range of courses which are industry focused, designed to ensure you are career ready with the skills needed to successfully enter employment in your industry of choice.

ACADEMY OF FOOD AND RURAL BUSINESS

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BAKERY, PÂTISSERIE AND CONFECTIONERY

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BUSINESS AND EVENTS MANAGEMENT

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FOOD TECHNOLOGY

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ACADEMY OF ENGINEERING, TECHNOLOGY AND CONSTRUCTION

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AGRICULTURAL ENGINEERING

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ENGINEERING APPRENTICESHIPS

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MOTOR VEHICLE

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CONSTRUCTION

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T Levels We are excited to announce that in addition to our Diplomas, Tech Baccs and Apprenticeships, from September 2022 we will also offer T Levels in a number of course areas. T Levels are a new Level 3 qualification for 16–18 year-olds, which give more options to gain essential workplace skills and experience. For more information on T Levels, please see page 26.

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ACADEMY OF ANIMAL, EQUINE AND VETERINARY NURSING If you’re aspiring to have a career working with animals, you will more than likely enjoy a course or apprenticeship in our Academy of Animal, Equine and Veterinary Nursing. We have a wide range of animals on our rural campus, housed in our commercial farm, equestrian centre, licensed zoo and on-site kennels. We have a purpose-built animal centre and veterinary training centre depending on which course within the academy you choose. By studying Animal Management, you will be working hands-on with over 1,000 animals in our zoo and canine facilities, which are among the best in the UK. The animal management sector offers an incredibly broad spectrum of careers but all aim to make a difference to the health and wellbeing of pets, working animals, livestock and wildlife. Job satisfaction is virtually guaranteed!

By studying Equine, your focus will be on developing your theoretical and practical skill set with horses and understanding the different options within the sector. You’ll have the opportunity to gain lifetime memories and experiences at world class events such as Horse of the Year Show (HOYS). You will have access to our excellent facilities and resources at our equestrian centre, including our range of high quality horses, indoor and outdoor arenas with competition grade surfaces, our riding simulator and much more! You’ll also enjoy a variety of study tours during your studies and we have great industry links — our equine courses are endorsed by industry professionals through our industry mentor scheme. ANIMAL MANAGEMENT EQUINE VETERINARY NURSING

If you are specifically passionate about improving animal’s health and welfare, it’s well worth considering a career in Veterinary Nursing. You’ll complete onthe-job training and work in our newly developed veterinary nursing facilities.

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ANIMAL MANAGEMENT AMAZING FACILITIES Purpose built animal centre with BIAZA accredited teaching zoo and laboratories – facilities which are among the best in the UK

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At a glance Foundation Level 1 in Animal Care

WHY STUDY ANIMAL MANAGEMENT AT REASEHEATH? Our courses are industry focused and we have great industry links, so you’ll have lots of opportunities for research and work experience to make your CV stand out from the crowd. Become career ready by gaining useful tips and information from inspirational speakers and former students which can help you in your future career. Receive great teaching and support from our tutors and keepers, who have a wealth of knowledge, industry experience and contact. Join student clubs and societies and make a difference on campus and out in the community through fundraising and conservation projects. Work hands-on with our collection of over 1,000 mammals, amphibians, reptiles, birds and fish or with dogs in our fast growing canine department. You may have the chance to enjoy amazing field programmes to wildlife hotspots such as Africa and South America and behind-the-scenes visits to leading animal collections and zoos in Europe.

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Level 2 Technical Certificate in Animal Care Level 3 Advanced Technical Extended Diploma in Animal Management Technical Baccalaureate in Animal Management

Crazy about animals? Take a walk on the wild side at our animal centre and zoo! If you have a connection with animals or enjoy biological sciences, our Animal Management Centre is the place for you! You’ll be based at our fantastic purpose built animal centre with its licensed teaching zoo and laboratories – facilities which are among the best in the UK. Even more exciting, you’ll have the chance to work with over 150 species including tapir, meerkats, lemurs, otters, birds of prey, reptiles, fish, amphibians and a range of companion and park animals. Your classroom lectures will come to life as you carry out practical sessions with the animals in our collection, and you may have the opportunity to visit some of the UK’s leading zoos and wildlife parks, and possibly a study tour abroad. Our courses offer a great progression route into degree level study and, depending on your GCSE results, you may have the option to study a science pathway opening opportunities to study degrees in areas including veterinary medicine or animal science. Whatever your interests, you’ll be encouraged to gain as much experience as possible and to explore the many exciting and varied careers on offer.

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Where could your career take you?

Matt’s story

Our courses are designed to help you become career ready so that you can secure your dream job in the future. The animal management sector offers an incredibly broad spectrum of jobs but all aim to make a difference to the health and wellbeing of pets, working animals, livestock and wildlife. Job satisfaction is virtually guaranteed! You could work for an animal charity, international welfare organisation, scientific organisation, zoo, animal visitor attraction, sanctuary, veterinary practice or for one of the numerous animal-related businesses in this country or abroad. With the correct qualifications you could also set up and run your own business. Here are a range of career suggestions: • Zoologist • Biologist or marine biologist • Research scientist or science writer • Veterinary surgeon or veterinary nurse • Veterinary technician • Veterinary receptionist • Conservationist • Animal behaviourist or animal nutritionist • Animal hydrotherapist • Zoo keeper or wildlife park keeper • Enclosure designer • Therapy dog trainer • Security / police dog trainer • Dog groomer or dog breeder • Dog walker / sitter

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Matt Cruxton Level 2 Diploma in Animal Care 2016 Level 3 Extended Diploma in Animal Management plus GCSE Maths 2018 Foundation Degree Animal Behaviour and Welfare 2020 BSc (Hons) in Zoo Management 2021 (First Class) Age: 22 School: Sandbach Boys School Ambition: Zoo keeper specialising in primates or carnivores “ I’ve spent six years at Reaseheath College and University Centre. Each year has been surprisingly different but I’ve enjoyed every minute and feel I’ve achieved a lot. “ The experiences I’ve had will shape my future life. After my Level 2 course I went to Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands on an amazing student trip organised through college. After my Level 3 I went on a working trip to Namibia with fellow students, where we cared for cheetahs, leopards and lions in a sanctuary and carried out field work such as tracking and surveying. “ During my degree I volunteered at Reaseheath’s zoo and became a parttime keeper. It was a fantastic opportunity for hands-on experience with a BIAZA collection and cemented my decision to become a zoo keeper.”

• Rehabilitation centre manager • Welfare officer • Kennel or cattery manager • Public educator, lecturer or instructor • Pet shop manager or aquarium keeper

CAREER READY Our Level 3 students complete an extended work placement to prepare for their future career!

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Poppy’s story

Inka Nelson-Barenys

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Technical Baccalaureate in Animal Management 2022 Age: 18 School: Collblanc, Tarragona, Spain Next step: Degree in Veterinary Medicine Ambition: Veterinary surgeon

Level 2 Technical Certificate in Animal Care 2021 Age: 17 School: Leftwich High School Next step: Level 3 Advanced Technical Extended Diploma in Animal Management Ambition: Conservationist / Veterinary nurse

“ My mother is Spanish and I lived in Spain for ten years before returning to the UK in 2020.

“ I’ve always wanted to work with animals and knew I’d made the right choice by coming to Reaseheath. Where else could you learn about meerkats in the classroom and then spend a practical session watching them dig burrows?

“ The universities and colleges here have a global reputation for the high standard of their animal related courses and I wanted to give myself the best possible preparation for vet school. “ The Tech Bacc has a great balance between academic and practical studies. Reaseheath’s Animal Centre houses a fantastic range of animals and it’s been fun applying what we’ve learned to species ranging from mammals to insects. I’m especially interested in exotics, so I’ve enjoyed working with the reptiles and amphibians. I also like biology and physics and I find that this course has really stretched me.”

“ Level 2 gives you a great grounding in animal husbandry, biology, nutrition and natural behaviour. We do lots of practical sessions in the zoo too. I’ve helped to health check sheep, goats, reptiles and bearded dragons and I’ve even held a snake – a first for me! “ I was nervous to begin with but the lecturers made me feel welcome and I’m now getting distinctions and a Grade 5 in maths. And I made friends really quickly because we all like similar things.”

INDUSTRY FOCUSED Did you know the animal care industry is worth £1 billion to the UK economy, with 13,000 businesses and 78,000 employees? Our Animal Management courses are industry focused thanks to our outstanding facilities, expert tutors and our great links with relevant employers, all of which will give you the skills and experience you need to succeed!

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Your Reaseheath Experience Animal management is Reaseheath’s most popular department by far, with over 800 students from Key Stage 4 learners to undergraduates. But as everyone has a common interest in animals you’re sure to fit in well and quickly make friends. Our animal management students love to party, so you’ll be quickly introduced to our campus social and sporting calendar, and you’ll be encouraged to get involved with environmental projects in the community and to join fundraising events. Once you’ve settled in you could be offered the chance to join one of our amazing field trips to a conservation experience in Africa, or on study tours to the best zoos, educational establishments and museums in Europe. Some students tell us these trips have been life-changing!

Benefit from our industry links Thanks to our wide industry links we run an outstanding programme of inspirational speakers and seminars and behind the scenes visits to some of the country’s leading zoos and wildlife parks such as Chester Zoo and Edinburgh Zoo. We’ve had lectures from well known people such as influential conservationist Ian Redmond OBE. Previous careers events have been attended by Cats Protection League, the RSPCA and local businesses including animal trainers and behaviourists. Our industry partners also have input into our courses, ensuring that you have the practical skills and knowledge that employers are looking for.

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Where you’ll be studying

Our courses

You’ll be based in our Animal Centre with its licensed zoo, outdoor and indoor enclosures and dedicated birds of prey, reptile, amphibian, fish and companion animal sections. We also have a dog grooming parlour, kennels and a dog training field.

As this is a highly competitive jobs market, it’s essential that you have recognised qualifications plus practical skills in animal handling and husbandry. Our courses deliver both theory and practical training and you’ll be encouraged to explore topics which interest you or complement your studies.

Your classroom theory will come alive when you work with some of our many species and you’ll add to your practical skills during your work placement. You can join student clubs such as ‘Student Voice’, where members work on practical projects within the zoo, or you could volunteer to engage with the thousands of visitors who come to our zoo each year.

As a diploma student you’ll start developing your scientific research skills – ideal if you are thinking of progressing onto a degree in science, biology or zoology.

You can enjoy your breaks sitting in the sunshine by our lake, or you can take advantage of our well stocked library, quiet study areas and computer rooms for extra reading and study.

University study Many of our animal management students enjoy their course with us so much that they choose to go on to study their degree at University Centre Reaseheath, to gain extra skills and experience for their future career. With degrees in animal behaviour and welfare, wildlife conservation and ecology, canine behaviour and training and zoo management, there’s plenty of choice!

Foundation Level 1 in Animal Care A great introduction to the animal care industry Level 2 Technical Certificate in Animal Care Gain a good grounding and prepare for work or further learning Level 3 Advanced Technical Extended Diploma in Animal Management The equivalent of 3 A Levels, this course gives you the skills and knowledge for a wide number of jobs or to progress onto a degree

Depending on your GCSE Science grades, you could choose to study a science pathway in your second year Technical Baccalaureate in Animal Management For high achievers and worth 4.5 A Levels, you’ll study a range of science-based topics along with Level 3 maths and an industry project From September 2023, we’ll also be offering a T Level in Animal Care and Management! Discover our courses: reaseheath.ac.uk/animal-management

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EQUINE

NEW COURSE We now offer an Equine Hydrotherapy Assistants course with our partners at Rookery Equine

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At a glance Level 2 Technical Certificate in Equine Care

WHY STUDY EQUINE AT REASEHEATH?

Level 2 Certificate in Equine Hydrotherapy Assistants Level 3 Advanced Technical Extended Diploma in Equine Management (with options) Level 3 Technical Baccalaureate in Equine Management Level 2 Equine Groom Apprenticeship

Our equine courses are industry focused so you’ll be able to gain top tips from lectures and demonstrations from world-renowned dressage riders, showjumpers, event riders and industry professionals. Become career ready by training for extra qualifications such as British Horse Society exams or join our Elite Grooming and Riding Academies, Business and Events Academy or Riding Development Squad. Join a winning team! Our equine team are currently the North West Equine Inter-College Champions and we also have a National School Equestrian Association Team who compete successfully at national level. Become part of our arena party at worldclass events such as the Horse of the Year Show, Bolesworth International Horse Show and a range of leading British Eventing competitions.

Turn your passion for horses into a successful career. If you’re passionate about horses but you’re unsure how they can be part of your future, our range of courses provide a broad insight into the wider equine industry. You’ll be based at our highly commended BHS approved Equestrian Centre, which has all the facilities you would expect from a professional yard. Our team of expert staff – many with elite international experience – will provide training in all aspects of the modern-day horse industry. As well as learning about horse management, you can choose to focus on equine science, rehabilitation, business management, rural events management or equitation. You don’t even have to ride if you don’t want to. You can concentrate on equine business or principles of competition grooming or join our weekly progressive riding lessons with our skilled instructors to develop your riding ability at your own pace.

Join a booming industry – there are over 19,000 equine businesses in the UK employing 41,200 people and consumers spend over £4 billion on equestrianism every year. Broaden your career choices through work placements, trips, career weeks and study tours.

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Careers in the equestrian industry are varied and rewarding. You could choose to work hands-on with horses as a competition groom or trainer, or go down the science and research route perhaps working as a bloodstock agent or veterinary nurse! Some of the careers our students have gone on to do include: • Elite competition grooming • Professional rider • Yard manager • Equine nutritionist • Equine physiotherapists • Equine veterinary nurse • Racehorse trainer • Lecturer or instructor in equine • Equine product designer and manufacturer

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Kaitlinn Schaap Level 3 Technical Baccalaureate in Equine Management 2017 BSc (Hons) Veterinary Physiotherapy (Harper Adams) 2021 Age: 22 Job Title: Equine Therapist Ambition: Own veterinary physiotherapy business “ I got my first full time job in rehabilitation while finishing my degree, so I couldn’t be happier. I work for Rookery Equine, a leading Rehabilitation, Fitness and Therapy Centre, where I use the latest technology to improve the health of horses from international athletes to retired family friends. As well as this, I’m in the process of opening my own veterinary physiotherapy business - Remedy Equine Physiotherapy.

• Researcher • Bloodstock agent • Welfare officer • Event or business manager

University study After completing your course with us, you may decide to go onto study a degree at a university of your choice. Many of our students study one of the equine degrees offered at University Centre Reaseheath, which are research led and help undergraduates gain even more skills for a successful career in the industry.

“ I think the Tech Bacc is great preparation for degree study because advanced maths and an independent research project prepare you for a dissertation. The Equine Centre lecturers are very supportive and learning to ride and handle a wide range of horses has been really helpful.”

CAREER READY Did you know an experienced equine and animal nutritionist can earn between £25,000 ­– £50,000 a year? Our aim is to prepare you for a successful career in the equine industry, by helping you gain experience and qualifications to make you and your CV stand out.

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Your Reaseheath Experience You’ll have a lot of fun on our courses. Our students enjoy an annual study tour to Ireland which includes a visit to the National Stud of Ireland, regular visits to equestrian businesses and organisations and the chance to join arena parties at key national events such as Horse of the Year Show (HOYS) and The Bolesworth International Horse Show. Behaviourists Monty Roberts and Richard Maxwell, dressage riders Michael Eilberg and Gareth Hughes, show jumpers Ben Maher and Geoff Billington, event riders Ros Canter, Paul Tapner and Lucinda Fredericks, and Olympic course designer Bob Ellis are just some of the international stars who have held lecture demonstrations at our equestrian centre. Watch how our students got on at the Horse of the Year show at bit.ly/HOYSHOW

Livery options You have the opportunity to bring your horse with you while you study! We have a range of livery packages available from full working livery to DIY stable management livery. You and your horse will have access to our excellent range of facilities, on-site competitions and training opportunities with resident coaches and visiting professionals.

Hayleigh’s story Hayleigh Blissett Level 3 Extended Diploma in Equine Management 2021 Age: 18 School: Hazel Grove High School Next step: BSc (Hons) Equine Veterinary Nursing (Hartpury University) Ambition: Equine nurse “ There are so many opportunities in the equine industry that it’s hard to choose a career path. But the industry experiences I’ve had as part of my course helped me focus on what I really want to do, and I feel fully prepared for uni. “ I’ve had work placements including with a show producer and at a fitness and rehabilitation centre, and I’ve been a member of arena parties at HOYS, Bolesworth International and Kelsall Hill’s international horse trials. It’s amazing to see what happens behind the scenes and have the chance to meet officials and judges. “ Other highlights have been having my own horse here with me, and the fantastic social life – particularly if you live on campus!”

Find out more about studying equine by watching our video at bit.ly/RHCEquine

INDUSTRY FOCUSED We have great industry links and our equine courses are endorsed by industry professionals through our industry mentor scheme.

Photo (right) shows facilities at Rookery Equine which are used in our Level 2 Certificate in Equine Hydrotherapy Assistants course.

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We’re industry focused

Industry view

We have great industry links and our equine courses are endorsed by industry professionals through our industry mentor scheme. You will benefit from our partnerships with Stallion AI Services, Tyler Cassells Equine, Master Saddle Fitter Steph Bradley of Freedom Saddlery and many more. Their input will help give you a head-start in your chosen career. This year we have also teamed up with Rookery Equine, one of the UK’s leading Rehabilitation, Fitness and Therapy Centres, to offer a unique training course specifically dedicated to equine hydrotherapy. You will also undertake a relevant work placement as part of your course, giving you invaluable industry experience. Many of our students impress their employers so much that they are offered full time employment following the completion of their course! You will have the option to get involved in industry leading research projects or study for extra qualifications such as British Horse Society (BHS) exams and the Young Equestrian Leaders Awards. You could also support the Nantwich & District Riding for the Disabled Association, which is based at Reaseheath College, by volunteering as a leader, side helper or a trainee coach. Volunteering for such a high profile and well-respected charity will certainly make you and your CV stand out.

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Tullis Matson Managing Director, Stallion AI Services / Cryogenetics “ The specialist sector of equine genetics and breeding is very fast paced and it’s important that young people entering the industry appreciate its many technical and scientific advances. “ We have a long standing partnership with Reaseheath’s Equestrian Centre and regularly welcome educational visits to our specialist facility, where students can learn more about career opportunities, watch live coverings, understand the processing of semen in our laboratory and meet some of the world’s greatest stallions. Students also assist at our annual open day. “ We support Reaseheath’s Industry Mentor Scheme and Careers Week because we believe that companies and colleges should work together to ensure the next generation is equipped practically and academically to take the industry forward.”

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Reaseheath Equestrian Centre boasts excellent facilities and resources to help you develop your technical understanding and practical expertise. These include:

We offer a range of courses and apprenticeships to prepare students for a rewarding career or to enter degree level study. Our diplomas are focused on employability, with all students completing a relevant work placement. These help to give you that all important head-start in your chosen career.

• Our Competition Centre which has a modern indoor arena plus two outdoor arenas, all with Andrews Bowen competition surfaces • Carefully designed modern yards, including American barn-style stabling, which accommodates over 60 horses • Flicka, our riding simulator • A full course of British show jumping standard show jumps with advanced timing equipment • A covered 8-horse Claydon horse walker • Secure tack rooms and rug drying facilities • A Kylix Lambda Pro Solarium • Tru-Test Electronic Weighbridge • An Equissage massage machine • Gait analysis systems We have a range of horses, from former competition schoolmasters to riding club horses, catering for a range of riders. We have a partnership with The British Thoroughbred Retraining Centre and we have several of their horses on longterm loan. You’ll get to work with all these breeds, both riding and handling them in stable management sessions.

Equine apprenticeships If you choose the apprenticeship route, you’ll be able to work and earn a wage while building your knowledge and skills. All your training will be delivered in the workplace with the support of an industry expert assessor. A particularly diverse industry, you could find yourself working as a competition groom, stud assistant or at a riding school. Some of the companies our apprentices have worked at include Juwel Equestrian, Denstone Stud, Bazaars Stud and more.

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Level 2 Technical Certificate in Equine Care This one year course is designed to introduce you to the many career options available within the equestrian industry and to build your skill set Level 2 Certificate in Equine Hydrotherapy Assistants This new course provides an exciting opportunity to work with one of the country’s leading Rehabilitation, Fitness and Therapy Centres, Rookery Equine, to develop an understanding of one of the fastest growing areas in the equine industry Level 3 Advanced Technical Extended Diploma in Equine Management (with options) Equivalent to up to 3 A Levels, this course gives you a great balance between practical and theoretical study and provides the UCAS points needed for university Technical Baccalaureate in Equine Management For high achievers and worth the equivalent of 4.5 A Levels, this advanced qualification includes Level 3 maths plus an industry project Level 2 Equine Groom Apprenticeship Earn while you learn by working as an equine apprentice From September 2023, we’ll also be offering a T Level in Equine Care and Management! Discover our courses: reaseheath.ac.uk/equine

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EQUINE OUTREACH CENTRES Thanks to our successful partnerships with Burrows Lane Equestrian Centre in Merseyside and Croft End Equestrian Centre in Lancashire, we can offer equine students the chance to study closer to home. EQUINE OUTREACH CENTRES Offering equine students the chance to study closer to home

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Burrows Lane Equestrian Centre, Merseyside As a student at Burrows Lane, you’ll develop the knowledge, confidence and personal skills required to become a well-rounded professional in the equestrian industry. You’ll be taught by a team of dedicated and highly motivated staff who have plenty of industry experience and feel passionate about developing students who are industry ready. Burrows Lane is a British Horse Society approved riding school. The centre offers a range of quality training facilities, on-site shows, a good selection of horses, and regular contact with industry professionals. You’ll also get plenty of relevant industry experience, with work-based visits and career days to enhance your employability skills.

Croft End Equestrian Centre, Oldham Croft End prides itself on producing students with the skills and knowledge required for a career in the equestrian industry. You’ll be taught by expert staff, who put a strong focus on developing your employability skills, so you’ll need to be punctual, reliable and enthusiastic. Croft End is a professional training centre and a riding school approved by the British Horse Society (BHS) and the Association of British Riding Schools (ABRS). The venue is also a BHS Approved Training Centre for BHS stages 1 and 2.

Training facilities • Indoor and outdoor arenas, stabling for over 60 horses • A purpose-built equine shower bay

Training facilities

• Troy: the Racewood horse simulator

• 2 arenas, including a 60m x 40m Charles Britton arena

• A library

• Classrooms, IT and audiovisual aids

• A purpose-built rehabilitation centre with solarium and treatment room

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• Working hunter, cross country and show jumping courses

Level 1 Certificate in Work Based Horse Care

• A fully equipped classroom

Courses on offer Level 1 Certificate in Work Based Horse Care Level 2 Technical Certificate in Equine Care evel 3 Advanced Technical Certificate in L Equine Management Level 3 Advanced Technical Extended Diploma in Equine Management

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Lewis Ecclestone Level 2 Equine Groom Apprenticeship 2021 Age: 18 School: Rural Enterprise Academy, Penkridge Next step: Liveried Helper, Royal Mews, London Ambition: Progress within Royal Household “ I believe you should aim high in your career, so I applied to the Royal Household when I was 16. “ As I was too young I had to wait for two years until reapplying but I used the time to do an equine apprenticeship at Poplars Farm Riding School in Staffordshire, which is where I learned to ride. I’m sure the skills and knowledge I gained there and at college helped me through the interview and riding assessment, which was in front of the Head Coachman and the Crown Equerry. “ I was so excited when I heard I’d been accepted! I start at Windsor Castle, where I’ll join a team looking after about 20 of the Queen’s ceremonial horses. My job includes exercising the horses in Windsor Great Park and we have accommodation and food provided onsite, so I feel very privileged. I could also transfer in future to the Royal Mews at Buckingham Palace.”

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VETERINARY NURSING

INDUSTRY LED Industry trained staff work in partnership with over 85 training practices, over half of which are affiliated to Reaseheath College

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At a glance Level 2 Diploma for Veterinary Care Assistants

WHY STUDY VETERINARY NURSING AT REASEHEATH? Learn from our experienced lecturers who are industry focused, with backgrounds in veterinary medicine and science. Become career ready by gaining recognised qualifications which will help you progress your career. You’ll experience a varied learning environment – as well as learning in the classroom, you’ll enjoy practical sessions and benefit from online study. You’ll have the chance to get hands-on with a wide range of exotic species in our licensed zoo collection. You’ll meet and learn from peers employed in a wide range of practices. You’ll have a dedicated work placement officer who will be on hand to support you throughout your course.

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Level 3 Veterinary Nurse Apprenticeship

If you love animals and are passionate about improving their health and welfare, it’s well worth considering a career in veterinary nursing. As a highly skilled professional, you’ll work alongside veterinary surgeons to deliver medical care to animals. You’ll be involved in the care of a wide range of patients and help to inform and support their owners. It’s a profession which is practical, challenging and hugely rewarding. We set up our specialist Centre of Veterinary Nursing at Reaseheath over eight years ago and it has gone from strength to strength. Our industry trained staff work in partnership with over 85 training practices within a 50 mile radius of our campus and we record a very high level of academic success. We currently have 100 students all of whom are employed or are carrying out work placements at veterinary practices, depending on the level of their course. During their time at college they learn vital clinical and employability skills to take back into their practice. Students on our Veterinary Care Assistants course can also improve their GCSE grades in maths and English if necessary.

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Where could your career take you?

Lauren’s story

Veterinary nursing offers an excellent professional pathway into management or further specialisation. The opportunities are varied and exciting, particularly if you enjoy biology and other sciences. You could join a practice which delivers routine or emergency healthcare, a referral practice specialising in orthopaedics, oncology or ophthalmology or even work in a multi-million pound teaching hospital at the forefront of animal science, clinical procedures and genetics. Here are just some of the choices waiting for you: • Veterinary nurse • Practice manager • Head nurse • Nursing team leader • Clinical coach • Anaesthetist • Specialist veterinary nurse • Nursing assistant • Animal welfare and rescue centre manager • Animal behaviourist • Animal rehabilitator • Boarding kennels / catteries / livery stables manager • Pet store advisor

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Lauren Sear Level 3 Apprenticeship in Veterinary Nursing Age: 19 Job title: Registered Veterinary Nurse, Vets4Pets Shrewsbury Next step: Exploring different options within veterinary nursing Ambition: Possibly specialism “ I always wanted to work with animals and decided after work experience to become a veterinary nurse. “ After volunteering for Vets4Pets I was offered a full time position and started my studies at Reaseheath. I learned from an amazing team at both places, so I feel very lucky and positive about my future. “ On a typical practice day I work alongside vets, handling and restraining patients and updating their owners. We’re a small animal practice within a Pets at Home store so we see lots of cats, dogs, hamsters and rabbits. “ I loved every second of my Reaseheath course, although you do have to be committed to your studies. Your reward is achieving your qualification. It opens so many doors.”

• Grooming parlour owner • Pharmaceuticals rep • Nutritionist • Researcher • Lecturer • Member of the armed forces

CAREER READY The average salary for a qualified veterinary nurse with experience is £24,500. The vet nursing qualification is so well respected, that it can help you find an animal related career, even if you don’t go down the veterinary route.

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Industry view

Danielle’s story

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Danielle Hallett

Clinical Director, The Gatehouse Veterinary Centre

BSc (Hons) Animal Behaviour and Welfare 2012 Level 3 Veterinary Nurse Apprenticeship 2021 Age: 31 School: Ellesmere Port Catholic High School Job title: Student veterinary nurse, Vets4Pets, Chester Ambition: Specialism, potentially exotics

“ Veterinary nursing is a combination of intellectual problem solving and hands on ability. It’s a very satisfying career but you do have to like both animals and people and, as an employer, we look for staff with good communication skills. “ We support apprenticeships because students gain high levels of practical skills and confidence from seeing the job in action – and they’re earning a salary while training. We love working with Reaseheath’s Vet Nursing Centre. The staff are so obliging and approachable and do all they can to make the programme work for us. “ Once qualified some of our nurses choose to specialise and we support their further training. One is running a feline ageing study while others have chosen orthopaedics or cardiology, or become a head nurse.”

“ I work full time in a small animal vet practice and need to qualify as a Registered Veterinary Nurse to take my career forward. “ You get amazing job satisfaction from caring for animal patients and their owners, and the opportunities are endless. We’re a first opinion, small animal practice, but you can choose from many different specialisms. “ As this is an apprenticeship I come to Reaseheath one day a week and spend the rest of my time in my workplace. Along with commitment you need theoretical knowledge and practical skills, which is why college learning is so important. The lecturers are experienced and knowledgeable, and take the time to explain things thoroughly. The facilities are great too.”

DID YOU KNOW? Around 12 million (44%) of UK households have companion animals – that’s about 51 million pets!

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DID YOU KNOW? In 2020, there were over 2,500 jobs within the Animal Care and Veterinary Science sectors in the local area. The number of roles within these sectors are also set to increase over the next ten years!

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You’ll be based at our newly developed dedicated veterinary nursing department with specialist practical study areas including clinical skills suite, diagnostic imaging suite and modern laboratories. Working with our industry-standard anaesthetic, radiography and theatre equipment, as well as ultrasound imaging, endoscopy and prep facilities, you’ll gain a variety of practical skills, especially as the rooms reflect real veterinary practice.

If you are eligible to join our Level 2 Diploma for Veterinary Care Assistants, you will spend two or three days at college and two days on work placement at your practice.

You’ll also have access to our Animal Centre with its licensed zoo collection of exotic, park and companion animals. We have over 1,000 animals in our zoo including a tapir, meerkats, cottontop tamarins, Eurasian short clawed otters, birds of prey and a wide range of reptiles, amphibians and fish. You could be invited to observe interesting clinical cases involving exotic animals. Our popular canine department houses a new block of hospital kennels along with day boarding kennels for the dogs of staff members, some of which are used for student training.

INDUSTRY FOCUSED Prepare to enter the veterinary sector by learning to use our industry standard preparation facilities and theatre equipment.

If you are studying on our Level 3 Veterinary Nursing apprenticeship, you will spend one full day at college a week and at least 30 hours per week in a training practice. The Level 2 Diploma is a well respected qualification in its own right and will open doors into many animal related careers, even if you don’t go down the veterinary nursing route. From the Level 3 you could progress onto the RCVS Advanced Diploma in Veterinary Nursing or onto an animal related science degree, for instance in behaviour and welfare at University Centre Reaseheath. Level 2 Diploma for Veterinary Care Assistants An ideal introductory course to the veterinary industry and excellent preparation for your next step. You will complete a minimum of 600 hours in practice over one year. Level 3 Apprenticeship in Veterinary Nursing On this apprenticeship you’ll be employed and working in practice for 30+ hours each week, with day release to college throughout the duration of your course. The Level 3 qualification is essential to become an RCVS registered veterinary nurse.

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Your placement To become a registered veterinary nurse you need to find a Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons approved practice which will support you through your training. Most registered training practices have a clinical coach who will help you at your workplace and you will also be visited regularly by our own veterinary nursing training practice liaison assessor.

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ACADEMY OF LAND AND ENVIRONMENT The Academy of Land and Environment brings together the resources from our Agriculture, Countryside, Horticulture and Floristry departments. Whichever Land and Environment course you choose, you will benefit from our amazing facilities, advanced technologies and strong industry expertise from all three areas, so you will become ready for a great career in these progressive industries.

Whichever course you choose, the need to think, behave and work more sustainably, to counter the effects of climate change and pollution and to protect our world, has never been more essential. Changes to food production and funding will also see an increase in the need to understand the impact of farming practices on the environment and to conserve and enhance biodiversity, soil health, water quality and reduce pollution.

We have many course areas you could specialise in – you could become an agriculture student and help shape the future of sustainable farming by studying the food supply chain, field-to-fork concept and overall farm diversification. Or, you could explore and save aquatic life by studying Aquatic Ecosystems and Fisheries Management or help protect the UK’s natural environment with our Environmental Conservation course.

As a student with us, you will learn a broad range of skills for a great career in the land and environmental sector. If you’re passionate about making a difference, a course in this Academy is the perfect choice for you.

If you want to specifically manage trees and woodland for sustainable development, a Forestry and Arboriculture course would be perfect for you, or maybe you want to find out how roles within Game and Wildlife Management, such as pest control officer or gundog trainer, fit into working in an everchanging environment. Maybe you are particularly passionate about managing greenspaces, like parks, gardens or sports facilities, and would like to explore this with our Horticulture and Landscape courses, or if you like working with flowers and have creative flair, Floristry is the course for you.

There are so many opportunities and excellent career pathways available to you as a student within the Academy of Land and Environment. The additional qualifications and relevant vocational experience you will gain in other related areas within the Academy will give you a variety of career options and will help you to shape and create a more sustainable future. Learn more about this academy at bit.ly/RHC-LandEnvironment AGRICULTURE AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS AND FISHERIES MANAGEMENT ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION FLORISTRY FORESTRY AND ARBORICULTURE GAME AND WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT HORTICULTURE AND LANDSCAPE

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AGRICULTURE

STATE-OF-THE-ART Our modern farm and advanced agri-technology centre offers everything you need

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At a glance

WHY STUDY AGRICULTURE AT REASEHEATH?

Our courses are industry focused so you’ll enjoy unique insights and experiences by visiting farms and allied businesses, and take part in discussion groups to learn from industry experts. Become career ready by completing relevant work experience of at least 100 hours. Our Level 3 Extended Diploma students complete a full year work placement to gain essential experience through all seasons. Study and apply the principles of lean management so you’ll be able to deliver measurable change to improve business performance, efficiency and profitability. Learn about technological advancements in robotic milking, precision farming, data analysis, field scale crop production and sustainable livestock production, and learn ground breaking skills in our vertical farm. Gain extra qualifications such as health and safety, AI, foot trimming, safe use of veterinary medicine, pesticide application and enjoy practical and theory training in preparation for taking the DVSA tractor test.

Level 1 in Land Based Studies Level 2 Diploma or Extended Certificate in Agriculture Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Agriculture Level 3 Advanced Technical Extended Diploma in Agriculture Level 3 Technical Baccalaureate in Agriculture Level 3 Diploma in Agri-Food Enterprise Level 2 General Farm Worker Apprenticeship Level 3 Crop Technician Apprenticeship Could you help shape the future of farming and food production?  Do you have an interest in science and technology? Could you develop your knowledge and skills to shape the future of sustainable food production, precision farming, land and environmental conservation and wildlife protection? Become an agriculture student within our Academy of Land and Environment and we will support your progression into this dynamic, crucial industry. Farming is one of the UK’s most influential industries. It responds to the increasing demand for available, accessible and affordable food, embraces innovation and, by using three quarters of our land area, shapes our natural environment. There’s never been a better time to enter the agricultural industry. There’s a huge demand for well qualified, technically aware and forward thinking young professionals who can manage efficient and productive businesses, are aware of expanding UK and global markets and can work confidently with emerging technologies to reduce energy use and combat climate change.

Develop practical skills and experience working with our dairy cows and youngstock, support lambing our sheep flock and work hands on with tractor operations to gain skills needed in the industry.

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Where could your career take you?

Tom’s story

In the case of agriculture, it could be literally anywhere in the world! Many of our students have found their qualifications are a passport to exciting and enjoyable careers in the USA, Australia and New Zealand. Others have gained degrees and now manage leading agricultural businesses. Many of our diploma and tech bacc students choose to continue their studies at University Centre Reaseheath studying a foundation degree in either agriculture or dairy herd management. This industry offers an incredibly wide choice of careers, such as: • Scientist • Agronomist • Land use policy advisor to the government • Senior farm manager • Export sales and supply chain manager • Estate manager • Catchment advisor • Project manager (agricultural equipment) • Specialist consultant • Lecturer • Sales and marketing manager • Dairy herd manager • Abattoir manager • Produce quality manager

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Tom Overthrow Level 3 Advanced Technical Extended Diploma in Agriculture (dairy) 2021 Age: 20 School: The Maelor School, Penley Job title: Dairy Herdsman Ambition: Dairy Herd manager “ I don’t have a farming background so I spent a year gaining on-farm experience before coming to Reaseheath. I also joined Young Farmers and became part of a great social group! “ I spent my middle year on work placement with dairy cows including several months with Reaseheath’s dairy herd, and that led to a casual paid position. Working alongside such experienced and supportive farm staff was very valuable and helped during my successful application for my first job. I’m now working for a progressive dairy farmer and have a house onsite. “ After more experience I’d like to move into herd management. Gaining a degree may help so I may return to study, but just now I’m very happy with what I’ve achieved.”

• Genetics specialist • Animal health or feed specialist • Dairy software trainer • Breeding / growing trials technician • Farm sales representative • Tractor driver / sprayer / machinery operator • Dairy herdsperson • Livestock person

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University study

Did you know, farm managers typically earn around £23,000 to £35,000 a year? Proven experience can help this rise to over £50,000 a year. Whatever your career aspirations are, we want to help you get there.

Following your Level 3 course you may wish to progress into higher education. University Centre Reaseheath offers Agriculture or Agriculture with Dairy Herd Management programmes with modules such as Environment, Sustainability, Managing the Milk Supply, Farm Diversification, Business and HR and Finance and Planning.

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Sam’s story Sam Vose Level 3 Advanced Technical Extended Diploma in Agriculture 2022 Age: 18 School: St Bedes Catholic High School, Ormskirk Next step: Widen experience abroad Ambition: Take over family arable and sheep farm “ I spent my middle year on an amazing work placement with W T Banks and Co., potato growers. They’re the UK’s biggest single supplier for Walkers crisps and harvest 19,000 tonnes of potatoes annually. “ The company is forward thinking and uses satellite technology for field mapping, fertiliser application and potato planting. Harvesting was by a self propelled potato harvester and I was one of a team delivering the potatoes back to base for grading, washing and either sending direct to the factory or storing in fridges. “ The company rents a further 1,500 acres between Anglesey and Warrington to extend the growing season and allow for rotational planting, so I worked in different locations and on a range of soils. Looking back I realise how much I’ve learned about large scale farming.”

INDUSTRY FOCUSED As our courses are industry focused, 99% of our diploma students go into industry or progress onto higher education. Our reputation and strong industry links results in employers offering a substantial number of career opportunities for our students.

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Your Reaseheath Experience Your college experience certainly isn’t limited to the campus. Back in 2019, 23 Level 3 students enjoyed potentially life changing experiences during their annual international study tour – a 1,400 mile trip around Iowa, USA. They were introduced to the best American farming practices during visits to large scale arable farms, cattle ranches and research centres, plus the Dallas County Rodeo! Nearer to home we have also competed in the NSA Next Generation shepherding competition. We regularly enjoy success at the Royal Cheshire Show, for example in the past our students have won a fistful of rosettes showing beef cattle from the Sandbach Charolais herd. Our agriculture students have also helped to bring in our silage crop using £1.85 million worth of highly sophisticated machinery on loan from leading manufacturers and suppliers. The student team were hands-on in harvesting a very heavy first cut in excess of 1500 tonnes from 170 acres over three days, taking part in the whole process from field to clamp. All agriculture students enjoy regular visits to farms, suppliers and other relevant businesses and gain a real overview of the industry. Students also get involved in social events, charity fundraising and lots of sports and recreational activities.

Where you’ll be studying As a student of the Academy of Land and Environment you will have access to additional state-of-the-art resources to broaden your agriculture and environmental education. Your study will be based around our 252-hectare campus farm. Dedicated classrooms and computer suites are used to support your theory work along with an extensive library, laboratories and quiet study areas. Our brand-new automated robotic milking system and innovative vertical farming centre were installed in 2021, and are already proving a fantastic asset to our campus farm by delivering training in cutting edge green technology.

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Benefit from our industry links

Industry view

We have been offering agriculture courses here at Reaseheath for over 100 years, hence our countrywide reputation! Thanks to our dedicated and industry relevant staff we’ve built up an expansive network of partners, mentors and contacts to ensure you are trained and prepared successfully to serve this great industry. Our Level 3 Advanced Technical Extended Diploma is a unique threeyear sandwich course, with your middle year spent on work placement. This year in industry provides you invaluable experience – great for your CV! As an agriculture student with us, you will be studying in a leading-edge college and will learn from staff who have a wealth of industrial knowledge using state of the art equipment.

Agriculture apprenticeships

If you’d prefer the apprenticeship route, we offer general farm worker and crop technician apprenticeships. You will learn all the technical skills needed for employment within the industry whilst continuing to build on your existing knowledge and experience. As well as working on-farm you’ll come into college to study one day a week.

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John Giles Chair of the Chartered Institute of Marketing’s Food, Drink and Agricultural Group and Divisional Director, Promar International “ Promar International, our parent company Genus ABS, and the Chartered Institute of Marketing are extremely keen to support talented young people who are entering the agricultural and food industries. The next generation faces both challenges and opportunities and there is very high demand for their skills and passion, particularly in the growing areas of science and technology. We believe it’s essential to attract new talent into the sector, and many of our clients feel the same way. “ Reaseheath is well known for the high standard and value of its technical learning and I am always impressed by the enthusiasm of its students and the confidence with which they engage with professionals. They are bright, well informed and clearly care about their industry’s future.”

DID YOU KNOW? By 2030 we will need to increase our global food production by 50% to feed a population of over 8 billion. Currently 2 billion people (28%) across the globe suffer from malnutrition or hunger

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Our courses Whichever course you choose to study, you’ll be supported by experienced and knowledgeable staff who really put themselves out to make sure you make the most of your education here at Reaseheath. Foundation Level 1 in Land Based Studies If you are looking for a broad introduction to land and environment that includes agriculture, horticulture and countryside then this is the course for you. Level 2 Certificate or Diploma in Agriculture These are specialist cross academy courses that provide you with the opportunity to develop skills in broad areas of Land and Environment. You can develop your specific area of interest across either Agriculture, Horticulture and Countryside. Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Agriculture This one year technical qualification combines theory and practical teaching and is ideal for students looking to develop specialist agricultural knowledge and skills.

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Technical Baccalaureate in Agriculture The equivalent of 4.5 A Levels, this course includes a Level 3 maths qualification plus an industry project. Level 2 General Farm Worker Apprenticeship A course that combines employment and studying one day per week in college, covering topics such as livestock and crop husbandry, health and safety, emergency first aid and training in the safe use of pesticides. Level 3 Crop Technician Apprenticeship Benefitting from industry related employment and college study, gain the knowledge and skills associated with field scale and controlled environment crop production and husbandry. From September 2023, we’ll also be offering a T Level in Livestock Production! Discover our courses: reaseheath.ac.uk/agriculture

Level 3 Agriculture (Certificate and Diploma options) A three year programme that is equivalent to three A Levels with the UCAS points needed for university. Level 3 Advanced Technical Extended Diploma in Agriculture A three year programme that includes a full middle year working in industry. It is the equivalent of three A Levels and delivers UCAS points for progression into higher education. Level 3 Diploma in Agri-Food Enterprise An innovative, industry leading two year course equivalent to three A Levels, which combines a Level 3 Agriculture and a Level 3 Food Technology Diploma. You’ll learn subjects such as Farm Diversification, Butchery, New Product Development, Livestock, Crop Production, Dairy Processing and Marketing which will catapult you to the forefront of your chosen industry.

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CAREER DESTINATION

“ Throughout my six years at Reaseheath I was encouraged to develop my own ideas and further my knowledge”

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Connor Smith Level 3 Diploma in Agriculture 2016 Foundation Degree in Agriculture with Dairy Herd Management 2018 BSc (Hons) Agricultural Business Management 2019 MSc Ruminant Nutrition 2021 (Harper Adams University) 2021 Job title: Dairy Herd Manager “ Although I have a non-farming background, I’m passionate about dairy cows and their welfare. “ Throughout my six years at Reaseheath I was encouraged to develop my own ideas and further my knowledge, and I also began work at the dairy farm where I am now a manager. “ I’m keen to do research which is useful to farmers, so I studied antibiotic resistance to bovine mastitis for my BSc dissertation and presented my findings at the British Conference of Undergraduate Research. Studying for a Master’s degree during Covid along with managing the herd had its challenges, but I’d already learned how to work independently and that most definitely helped. “ I’ve now been offered a new contract with more management responsibility by my employers, so I’m looking forward to being part of the technical upgrade and future planning. Eventually I’d like a more technical role advising farmers. I’ll definitely remain in farming provided I can keep progressing personally – and there are certainly plenty of different avenues available to me.”

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AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS AND FISHERIES MANAGEMENT HIGHER LEVELS Offering a great pathway to higher level aquatic-based study, including marine biology

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At a glance Level 2 Diploma in Land and Environment

WHY STUDY AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS AND FISHERIES MANAGEMENT AT REASEHEATH?

Our courses are industry focused so you’ll have close contact with the industry to make sure you are up to date with current trends and practice. Become career ready with industry work placements which will equip you with vital skills and could even take you abroad!

Level 3 Advanced Technical Extended Diploma in Land and Wildlife Management (Fisheries) Technical Baccalaureate in Land and Wildlife Management (Fisheries)

Fishing for a great career? If you have a passion for aquatic life, fresh or salt water, you can follow a rewarding career in a wide variety of fishery management roles with our industry driven qualifications. This training route is a great way to gain the practical skills and knowledge that employers are looking for.

You’ll be taught by our dedicated staff, all of whom have extensive experience across the field and are passionate to share their knowledge.

You’ll gain experience working with a range of aquatics, from exploring the types of habitat and species to looking deeper into fish biology, disease and health related best practice.

Small cohort groups will give you a more personalised learning experience and plenty of support as and when you need it.

Our specialist staff have all worked in industry and have key industry links, so you’re in a great position to get a job once you’ve completed your qualification. The nature of this course also offers a great pathway to higher level aquatic-based study, including marine biology.

Off campus, you’ll go on trips to local aquariums, beaches, marine fisheries and study tours across the UK and beyond, meaning you’ll get a well-rounded student experience. Enjoy lectures from industry partners such as the Environment Agency and train alongside local and national conservation groups and hatchery owners.

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Where could your career take you?

Your Reaseheath Experience

Many of our students go straight onto university to follow a range of interests, including marine biology, freshwater biology and environmental science or into employment once they’ve completed this course.

You may get involved in activities, trips and study tours off campus. A group of aquatic ecosystems and fisheries management students visited Tenerife a couple of years ago to assist The Atlantic Whale Foundation (AWF) with their ongoing research into the islands’ dolphin and whale populations (cetaceans). Based at the AWF’s research hub, our students joined a group of global volunteers who are involved in the conservation and protection of this area which is an important natural habitat for cetaceans.

If you enjoy working outdoors and you are interested in the management and care of fish, there are lots of career opportunities for you to explore. Here is an idea of just some of the roles and sectors you could go in to: • Fish farmer • Fisheries officer • Fish farm technician • Fishery manager • River keeper • Estate management • Water industry • Ecology and conservation

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Students gained hands-on experience by assisting researchers to monitor resident populations during whale watching boat trips and joined inland trekking expeditions where surveys were conducted into flora, fauna and other community conservation projects.

Industry view

• Associated retail trades

Frankie Hobro

• Ornamental fish industry

Owner and Director, Anglesey Sea Zoo

CAREER READY Did you know that a fisheries officer could earn a starting salary of £20,000 – £25,000? Get ready for a great career by gaining the skills and experience you need with us. Our campus and beyond Our campus offers access to a variety of pools, lakes and streams and has industry standard equipment that complements the wealth of knowledge the teaching staff provide in the classroom. We have excellent support from local fisheries and professional anglers, which allows our students to work alongside the best in the field. The college is ideally located in the heart of Cheshire with great links to Manchester, Liverpool, Chester, Birmingham and surrounding areas, perfect for our regular field trips and off-site practical sessions.

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“ Opportunities are endless for skills based jobs in the fisheries and marine sector. In addition to college qualifications, employers look for practical skills, enthusiasm, commitment and flexibility. “ What we do here is incredibly exciting and wide ranging. We are the only all British aquarium carrying out captive conservation breeding programmes for endangered native species such as sea horses and spiny lobsters for re-release into the wild. “ We collaborate with universities and colleges, fishermen and organisations to make a positive difference to marine sustainability. We also champion environmental and recycling techniques and progressive research into marine litter and micro plastics. My advice is to get involved in everything, focus on what you really enjoy and possibilities will open up.”

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Martin’s story

Jess’s story

Martin Searle

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Level 3 Extended Diploma in Fisheries Management 2018 BSc (Hons) Environmental Science 2021, (First class) Liverpool Hope University School: Liverpool Community College Job title: Lecturer

Level 3 Advanced Technical Extended Diploma in Aquatic Systems and Fisheries Management 2022 Age: 17 School: Leek High School Next step: Experience, then degree Ambition: Aquatic Conservationist

“ Returning to education at Reaseheath was life changing for me. My lecturers encouraged me to further my passion for the environment and to realise my academic potential as a mature student. I will always be thankful for their support.

“ I’m hooked on the ecology of water and how life revolves under the surface. Freshwater invertebrates are my passion – if they’re healthy it’s an indication that the water quality is good and that other species will be healthy too.

“ I’m now a lecturer at Reaseheath myself, teaching fishery, river and wetland management to fishery and game management students. I also manage our Level 3 Certificate in Environmental Sustainability, a government funded course which is free to eligible adults who want to upskill. Although I’ve gained my degree I still use the skills I learned at Level 3, such as testing water quality.

“ I’m 100% work ready and want to gain specific industry skills, which is why I chose to study for a diploma rather than A Levels. I regularly volunteer for Cressbrook and Litton Fly Fishers Club, helping with river management on the River Wye, and completed my work placement there too.

“ I originally considered becoming an environmental consultant but I’ve discovered I really enjoy lecturing. Passing on skills and knowledge to others is so rewarding.”

“ Our practical sessions have been such fun! We’ve carried out bird and small mammal surveys and cleared college ponds and one at a primary school. I’m now looking forward to learning more about fish anatomy and diseases.”

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DID YOU KNOW? With around 3,200 people employed in fish management at present, the industry is undergoing rapid change, so there’s an ever-growing need for highly skilled staff

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Benefit from our industry links

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Regular sessions working with the Environment Agency give our students a great chance to get to grips with real life consultancy projects and plenty of opportunities to put their problem-solving skills to the test. You will get involved in netting, fish surveys and further broaden your knowledge of fish habitats and the management of fisheries working alongside industry professionals. Trips to local fisheries, aquariums, aquatic shops and guest lectures from experts across the industry, including the Lancashire Wildlife Trust, will further add to your skills and knowledge of aquatics.

Immerse yourself in captive husbandry, fish biology and disease, fisheries, aquariums, aqua culture, conservation and sustainability. Our courses offer a broad introduction to the industry and are a great stepping stone if you’re looking for a career in aquatic management.

You will complete an industry focused work placement during your time as a student. Whether it be working at a fishery, aquatic related business or working to help the environment, you will have the opportunity to really put your skills learnt in the classroom and on campus into practice. Your placement will be tailored around ensuring you’ll be well equipped for the world of work by the end of your course. During your course you’ll also have the opportunity to study additional qualifications such as safe use of chainsaws and ATV handling – a fantastic addition to your CV!

Level 2 Diploma in Land and Environment This is a great way to prepare for progression onto a Level 3 course within the Academy. You will learn about a variety of topics including animal husbandry, crops, livestock, improvement of habitats and much more. Level 3 Advanced Technical Extended Diploma in Land and Wildlife Management (Fisheries) (with Diploma and Certificate options) This two year programme, equivalent to 3 A Levels, is designed to give you the skills and knowledge needed to pursue a successful career working with fish. Technical Baccalaureate in Land and Wildlife Management (Fisheries) The equivalent of 4.5 A Levels, this course includes a Level 3 maths qualification plus industry project. From September 2023, we’ll also be offering a T Level in Habitat Management (Land and Water)! Discover our courses: reaseheath.ac.uk/fish

INDUSTRY FOCUSED We are focused on preparing you for work in this industry. By studying with us, you can benefit from the range of industry recognised equipment we have on-site to prepare for your future career.

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ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION

REWARDING Start your journey towards a challenging and rewarding career in conservation

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At a glance Level 2 Countryside Worker Apprenticeship

WHY STUDY ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION AT REASEHEATH? Our courses are industry focused and our inspirational teaching staff have all worked in the industry, so you will gain lots of relevant skills and knowledge needed for your future career. Become career ready by learning practical skills such as field surveying and animal and plant identification, while gaining great hands-on experience. Hear from leading industry practitioners from organisations including The Canal and River Trust, RSPB, English Heritage and Cheshire Wildlife Trust. Put your learning into real life practice with an industry placement. We work closely with partners such as the National Trust, Forestry Commission and Wildlife Trusts. Join field trips where you’ll explore the UK and possibly overseas. In the past we have been to the Isle of Skye and Tenerife. Tackle field work projects including habitat management of ponds for dragonflies.

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Level 2 Diploma in Land and Environment Level 3 Advanced Technical Extended Diploma in Land and Wildlife Management (Conservation) Technical Baccalaureate in Land and Wildlife Management (Conservation)

Do you want to help protect the UK’s natural environment? If you’re keen to work outdoors and to learn how to protect the British countryside, Reaseheath is the perfect place for you to study! The British countryside, and the wildlife it supports, is increasingly under threat and our climate is changing. For people who are passionate about our great outdoors, there are careers in conservation which could give you the chance to help make a positive impact on our environment. Our environmental conservation courses have been designed to equip you with the scientific knowledge and practical skills to start your journey towards a challenging and rewarding career in conservation. You’ll cover a broad range of subjects through practical sessions and classroom activities whilst carrying out coastal habitat surveys, undertaking woodland management and working with local communities on a host of outreach projects. You’ll also have the chance to go on a range of field trips in the UK and maybe abroad, for a variety of experiences studying in the countryside.

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Where could your career take you?

Annie’s story

The nature of our courses mean that your career progression options are truly diverse. Many of our students choose to further their studies at university whilst others go straight into employment in the industry. You could find yourself investigating the importance of UK ecology to support conservation through improving wildlife habitats and recording species numbers across the UK. Your career options with an environmental conservation qualification are as diverse as the British countryside you will be working in! A number of key roles you could progress on to include: • Ranger • Conservation assistant or officer • Environmental ecologist • Forest Schools practitioner • Countryside contractor • Environmental project manager

University study If you wanted to further your skills after your course with us, you could progress onto higher level study at university. Many of our students go on to complete a degree or foundation degree at University Centre Reaseheath, for example in Environmental Science or Countryside Resource Management, to gain more advanced knowledge and extra experience to enhance their career prospects.

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Annie Newport Level 3 Advanced Technical Extended Diploma in Land and Wildlife Management 2017 Foundation Degree Environmental Science for Conservation 2019 BSc (Hons) Environmental Systems Management 2020 Next step: Interesting job in the industry Ambition: Environmental Consultant or Ranger “ I’m passionate about finding ways to manage the countryside so it benefits both wildlife and people. “ For my BSc I researched the effect of neonicotinoids on bees and whether there are alternative ways of managing crop pests. I wanted to prove that natural methods are as effective as insecticides. “ I felt well prepared for my degree because my Level 3 studies taught me to be curious and think independently. We also learned to use technology which is used in the field, such as soil and water testing kits and phone linked data. I did my diploma placement at Tatton Park, continued volunteering and became an estate presentation assistant with the ranger team. Sadly my contract wasn’t renewed due to Covid, but I’m still confident I’ll find my dream job.”

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Josh’s story Josh Park Level 2 Diploma in Land and Environment 2020 Level 3 Advanced Technical Extended Diploma in Land and Wildlife Management 2022 Age: 19 School: Eggar’s School Hampshire Next step: Degree in Conservation Ambition: Ecologist or ranger “ I’ve always wanted to work in conservation and enjoyed my Level 2 Diploma so much that I didn’t hesitate to progress to Level 3, which is more in depth and specialised, particularly in the use of technology. “ Living onsite has definitely been an added bonus because the social life is good and there are so many societies and sports clubs. You learn to be independent and it feels like you’re already at uni. I went home during lockdown, but there were still plenty of on-line activities. “ I’d like to work for a leading institution such as the National Trust or RSPB. My brother is studying Oceanography and Surveying so we could both be involved in ecological surveying and improving habitat for increasingly rare British species.”

Your Reaseheath Experience It’s non-stop action for our conservation students. From working on campus to getting involved in community-based projects, there are so many opportunities to gain valuable experience that will stand you in great stead to get a job or go onto further studies once you’ve finished your course. The focus of this course is on the UK countryside, but if you’ve got your sights set on working further afield, you’ll gain lots of transferable skills, so you’ll be well equipped to work anywhere in the world! Study tours will give you the chance to socialise with your classmates, make industry connections and explore the countryside in more depth, like our most recent trips to Anglesey and the Shropshire Wildlife Trust. Students took part in surveys and lots of other practical conservation work, all adding to their practical skills and knowledge while introducing them to some of the most beautiful landscapes in the UK. Our environmental conservation students also enjoyed an overseas study tour to Tenerife. The focus of the trip was marine conservation with students undertaking important research into the islands’ dolphin and whale populations. Watch our student’s study tour to Preston Montford at bit.ly/PrestonMontford2019

INDUSTRY FOCUSED We will help you prepare for work in this industry. There are over 3,000 environmental conservation organisations in the UK which you could work for. Jobs are competitive but if you’ve got the drive and determination, there are plenty of opportunities!

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Benefit from our industry links We have strong training partnerships with key environmental organisations including the National Trust, the Forestry Commission and the Wildlife Trusts. As part of your course you will complete an industry relevant work placement giving you valuable experience for your CV. You’ll also do additional industry qualifications such as chainsaw handling and safe use of brushcutters, all to help complement your core studies and further enhance your employability.

Industry view Howard Jones RSPB Investigations Officer “ I began my own career by studying for a Diploma in Countryside Management at a land-based college. I gained knowledge and confidence and also volunteered with my local Wildlife Trust. “ The whole package helped me get my first job with the RSPB and I spent four years doing a variety of roles before moving into the wildlife crime team. I now raise awareness of wildlife crime among professionals and the general public and I also work with police and partner agencies to secure convictions. “ Apart from being hugely rewarding, I think my job illustrates the variety of careers on offer in the conservation and wildlife management sector.”

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Working in the community

Our courses

Birdwatching, bush craft and campfire cooking were among the Forest School activities led by our environmental conservation students at St John’s CE Primary School in Sandbach.

Whether you’re considering a career in countryside management, environmental education, consultancy, ecology or as a ranger, our environmental conservation courses will give you a head-start in the industry.

Our students also redeveloped woodland in the school grounds to make it more accessible for both pupils and wildlife. They selectively felled trees, built habitat piles, designed and installed a bird screen and renovated a fire pit.

Level 2 Countryside Worker Apprenticeship Combine employment with college study and learn to carry out specific environmental and conservation tasks

A local Rainbow Girl Guiding group also enjoyed working with our students building bat boxes to place around the church site where they meet.

Where you’ll be studying Studying amongst 330 hectares of farms, parklands, lake and woodland means you’re never far from the environment we love! Our beautiful campus provides plenty of opportunities for you to develop your practical skills and you’ll be close to some of the best countryside the UK has to offer – with Cannock Chase, The Roaches, the Peak District and North Wales right on the doorstep.

CAREER READY Did you know that the average salary for Environmental Conservation jobs in the North West in 2019 was £35,600 a year? Whatever your career aspirations are, we want to help you achieve them!

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Level 2 Diploma in Land and Environment Prepare for progression onto a Level 3 course within the academy by learning about a variety of topics including animal husbandry, crops, livestock, improvement of habitats and much more.  Level 3 Advanced Technical Extended Diploma in Land and Wildlife Management (Conservation) (with Diploma and Certificate options) A two year programme that is equivalent to three A Levels with the UCAS points needed for university. Technical Baccalaureate in Land and Wildlife Management (Conservation) The equivalent of 4.5 A Levels, this includes a Level 3 maths qualification plus industry project. From September 2023, we’ll also be offering a T Level in Habitat Management (Land and Water)!   Discover our courses: reaseheath.ac.uk/conservation

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FLORISTRY

CREATIVE Classes take place in our dedicated studios and are practical and creative in a wonderfully relaxed atmosphere

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WHY STUDY FLORISTRY AT REASEHEATH?

Our courses are industry focused so you’ll enjoy behind the scenes visits to floristry shows and businesses, allowing you to fully understand what goes on in your industry. Become career ready with us and enjoy being taught by highly qualified staff with commercial backgrounds and a passion for floristry. You’ll complete relevant work experience and, at college, produce designs for clients under supervision. You may also work in our local community, preparing displays for hospices, stately homes and flower festivals. You could compete in national competitions such as WorldSkills UK or be on a medal winning team at the RHS Flower Show Tatton Park or RHS Chelsea Flower Show. You may have the privilege of working alongside inspirational top level florists. Some staff and students helped royal florist Shane Connelly to prepare a floral arch at RHS Chelsea to mark the Queen’s anniversary.

Level 2 Award, Certificate and Diploma in Floristry Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Floristry

If you love flowers and plants and have artistic and creative flair, floristry is the career for you! Our award winning floristry department is recognised as one of the UK’s most successful and progressive providers of floristry education. Our staff are highly qualified and have commercial backgrounds, are passionate about floristry and floral design and are committed to teaching their craft to the highest level. Although the department has been established for over 50 years and we have an outstanding reputation for our training, we certainly don’t rest on our laurels! Our staff continue to train with reputable international designers such as Wally Klett and Gregor Lersch and we enjoy workshops with professionals such as customer service and sales guru Tim Huckabee from New York, founder and president of FloralStrategies. Classes take place in our dedicated studios and are practical and creative in a wonderfully relaxed atmosphere. You’ll be encouraged to achieve and have fun at the same time! As part of your formal qualification you’ll also complete work experience so you’re fully prepared to join the industry.

Our courses range from introductory level to in-depth, industry recognised courses up to City & Guilds Level 5 Master Diploma in Professional Floristry, so there’s no limit to your ambition.

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Where could your course take you?

Adi’s story

Almost all our full time students progress into employment, self-employment or further training. Some take the chance to travel and experience different countries and cultures, finding dream jobs in exotic and sun drenched locations such as the Bahamas, Bermuda, the Cayman Islands and France. There’s a wide variety of jobs on offer including: • Floristry shop owner • Wedding and party specialist • Member of floral decorating team • Regional manager • Self employed freelance • Demonstrator • Lecturer • Workshop presenter / organiser • Cruise ship florist • Staff florist at prestigious hotel • Studio assistant • Sales and marketing representative • Specialist grower

Your Reaseheath Experience You’ll have plenty of opportunity to complete work placements, competitions and workshops alongside your studies, all while being supported by our dedicated staff.

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Adi Thomas Level 3 Diploma in Floristry 2011 Job title: Owner, Verdure Floral Design “ I’m lucky in that my business turnover wasn’t too badly affected by lockdown. We’re a national, web based company specialising in contemporary floristry, and while wedding and corporate events were badly affected, demand for our bouquets quadrupled. We increased our creative and delivery teams and now employ ten professional florists to meet the orders. “ In 2019, before Covid, we provided floral displays for 300 weddings and prestigious events including a celebrity wedding at Lake Como in Italy, and more recently at the Savoy Hotel, London. “ I can’t believe how busy we are now that weddings are back on again. I’m also looking forward to the excitement of testing my creative talent against others at prestigious shows such as RHS Flower Show Tatton Park.”

Our students have competed in national competitions such as WorldSkills UK, the RHS Flower Show at Tatton Park and the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, which is a great way to complement your studies at Reaseheath. You will also complete a work placement for additional experience — some students have even enjoyed work placements abroad! You’ll enjoy study trips to national shows and events, wholesalers and flower growers. We also like to take our florists to Holland to experience the world’s largest flower auction.

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CAREER READY Did you know that a florist shop manager typically earns £24,000 a year? Successful business owners earn considerably more! Whatever your career goals, we want to help you get there.

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Daisy’s story Daisy Annandale Level 2 Diploma in Floristry 2021 Age: 17 Lives: Market Drayton School: Grove School, Market Drayton Next step: Level 3 Diploma in Floristry Ambition: Retail or Event Florist “ I work at Flores Diem, a floristry shop, alongside my studies and have gained experiences from making standard bouquets to dressing wedding venues. It’s very fulfilling creating a design for a special occasion, or even for a funeral, because the receiver knows someone is thinking of them. It’s also lovely being part of the local community, recognising customers and knowing what they like. “ I enjoyed my Level 2 course because everyone was passionate about the same topic and the lecturers help you to be the best you can be. I’m looking forward to pushing myself further at Level 3. I’m lucky that my boss was a Reaseheath student and is currently studying for Level 4, so I get support at work as well as at college.”

INDUSTRY FOCUSED Gain a real insight into what it’s like working in the floristry industry during your time with us, through work experience, visits to floristry businesses and shows and taking part in competitions!

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DID YOU KNOW? There are over 6,000 floristry businesses in the UK employing 29,000 people!

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Where you’ll be studying

Our courses

You’ll learn your floral design skills in dedicated studios in our newly built Centre for Horticulture, the Environment and Sustainable Technology. You’ll be with like-minded students in a friendly, supportive atmosphere, and you’ll have access to all the materials and accessories you’d find in a professional florist’s shop.

Whichever course you choose to study, you’ll be supported by experienced and knowledgeable staff who really put themselves out to make sure you make the most of your education here at Reaseheath.

You’ll also be encouraged to develop your creativity by foraging in the grounds of our beautiful campus, home to a spectacular range of flowers, foliage and natural art forms. The nearby Feast café has a wide range of snacks and light meals, or you could choose to eat in our modern restaurant or picnic by our lake. Elsewhere on campus there’s a library, plenty of computer rooms, quiet study areas and our new indoor and outdoor sports facilities.

Industry view Simon Lycett

Level 2 Award, Certificate and Diploma in Floristry An excellent foundation, particularly if you have little or no experience in floristry.

Can also be studied part time over 2 years – perfect for career changers! Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Floristry A good choice if you have studied Level 2 Floristry or have prior work experience. You can also choose to study this course on a part time basis one day a week, over two years. From September 2023, we’ll also be offering a T Level in Floristry!

London event florist and TV personality

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Next steps

“ Floristry takes me all around the world. My team and I travel the globe creating floral fabulousness. Try it…Become a florist!”

Level 4 Higher Diploma in Floristry Suitable for those in management or in a senior role Level 5 Master Diploma in Professional Floristry Ideal for professional progression to the highest level Open College Network (OCN) and Leisure Courses Great for progression onto professional courses or purely for fun

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FORESTRY AND ARBORICULTURE

REAL LIFE Learn best practice for tree care on campus and support the local community with real life arboriculture

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At a glance Level 2 Diploma in Land and Environment

WHY STUDY FORESTRY AND ARBORICULTURE AT REASEHEATH? Our industry focused forestry and arboriculture courses are well recognised and highly respected amongst industry professionals across the sector. Become career ready while looking at the management of timber and other commercial crops when visiting estates across the country. Keep fit with the practical side of the course with at least half of your study time taking part in practical activities. Enjoy taking part in tree climbing competitions – recently our students were awarded 2nd place at the national arboriculture show. Explore the Reaseheath campus, taking your learning from the classroom into real life scenarios and learn the stories behind our range of unusual trees.

Level 2 Forestry and Arboriculture Level 3 Advanced Technical Extended Diploma in Forestry and Arboriculture Technical Baccalaureate in Forestry and Arboriculture

The management of trees and woodland is vital for the sustainable development of our countryside, urban spaces, and for conservation. Our forestry and arboriculture qualifications are a great route into a career in the tree care profession. No two days at college are ever the same and you’ll spend at least half of your study time hands-on taking part in practical activities. From tree climbing and learning best practice for tree care on campus to supporting the local community with real life arboriculture projects, you’ll gain a wide range of work experiences, perfect to enhance your CV! The great thing about our courses is that the majority of our students go straight into jobs after they’ve completed their studies. But if you’re looking to go onto further study there are also plenty of opportunities, especially if you’re keen to explore forestry, arboriculture or woodland ecology at a higher level.

Join professional arborists for a masterclass in the latest innovations in tree safety technology led by Sorbus International.

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Where could your career take you?

Rob’s story

Careers in forestry and arboriculture are diverse, exciting and particularly rewarding for those who love the outdoors. Britain’s forests and woodlands provide a wide range of different career opportunities that are vital to the preservation of the British countryside. Not only do Britain’s forests and woodland support wildlife, they are good for the environment and contribute significantly to the quality of life of people in both rural and urban areas. Roles you could go into once you’ve completed your studies with us include: • Arboriculturist • Tree officer • Forestry worker • Woodland manager • Country estate worker • Countryside / conservation contractor

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Rob Tanulak Level 3 Advanced Technical Extended Diploma in Forestry and Arboriculture Age: 18 School: Corbett School, Baschurch Job title: Tree Surgeon Ambition: Tree surveyor, possibly higher studies “ I chose arboriculture because it seemed an enjoyable outdoor profession with potential. Employers look for well qualified and skilled arborists and if you’re good enough you’ll always find work. “ I enjoy tree surgery, particularly the climbing. It’s exciting, tests you physically and mentally and you get to work in many different locations. It’s very rewarding to think the care that you’ve given a tree will encourage it to grow healthily for many years to come. “ Reaseheath has a great campus with many different mature species. They’re good examples of what you may have to deal with in the future. I’d recommend the course. It’s a nice mix of practical and theory, the lecturers are very experienced and everyone in your group has similar interests.”

CAREER READY By being involved in community projects, studying for additional industry relevant qualifications and completing a relevant work placement, you and your CV will be sure to stand out.

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Elliot’s story Elliot Morris Level 3 (1080) Advanced Technical Extended Diploma in Forestry and Arboriculture Age: 17 School: The Oaks Academy, Crewe Next Step: Self employed sub contractor. Ambition: Tree surgeon “ I work as a sub contractor for three companies which provide a mix of domestic and commercial tree care services. I did work placements with all three during my course so I’d already formed a good relationship with them and had proved that I could work to their standards. “ We were encouraged to network by our lecturers and gaining contacts with companies like these will be a great help in my future career. My course gave me the key skills I’ll need, like how to use equipment correctly and about workplace health and safety, and I also enjoyed learning the science of tree growth and about tree diseases. I feel very lucky I got off to such a good start.”

Become career ready We’re very proud of our links with industry partners such as Sorbus International and Stein. As part of your training you’ll complete an industry relevant work placement and our industry partners will support you on your journey into employment. Many students choose to combine their studies with part time work, which adds to their professional experience and supports their learning in the classroom. You’ll also get involved in community projects with local organisations and schools, all designed to add valuable experience to your CV. All of our forestry and arboriculture students have the opportunity to study additional industry relevant qualifications such as chainsaw handling and aerial rescue.

INDUSTRY FOCUSED As part of your training you’ll complete an industry relevant work placement and our industry partners will support you on your journey into employment.

DID YOU KNOW? Combining forestry, arboriculture, harvesting and timber processing businesses, the trees and timber industry contributes more than £286 million to the UK economy

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Your Reaseheath Experience

Our courses

As a forestry and arboriculture student you’ll be learning from our industry experienced tutors and taking advantage of our 330 hectare college grounds, filled with a huge variety of trees to investigate.

Our forestry and arboriculture courses are well recognised and highly respected amongst industry professionals across the sector. You’ll be trained by experts in the field, who will give you the practical and scientific skills needed for the world of work or for progression on to further study at degree level.

Opportunities beyond the campus include the chance to take part in climbing competitions across the country. It’s a great opportunity for you to really test out your climbing skills and it’s also lots of fun!

Industry view Nigel Fletcher Director, Fletcher Stewart “ We have a very good working relationship with Reaseheath’s Forestry and Arboriculture department and sponsor regular updates of its equipment with products from leading brands. We also do campus presentations on the latest legislation and safety products. “ Employers throughout the industry respect how well the department trains its students and prepares them for employment. Reaseheath’s teams are always in the top three in national climbing competitions, which proves the college is among the best. You don’t achieve these levels unless you are taught correctly. “ The industry remains buoyant even through testing times. Green vegetation continues to grow, therefore public spaces, roads and railway lines require constant maintenance. There are many opportunities throughout these sectors.”

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Level 2 Diploma in Land and Environment This is a great way to prepare for progression onto a Level 3 course within the academy. You will learn about a variety of topics including animal husbandry, crops, livestock, improvement of habitats and much more. Level 2 Forestry and Arboriculture Be introduced to the skills and knowledge needed for a successful career in forestry and arboriculture. Level 3 Advanced Technical Extended Diploma in Forestry and Arboriculture (with Diploma and Certificate options) This two year practical course, equivalent to three A Levels, is designed to give you a head start in your career as an arborist, forest ranger or similar roles in the industry. Technical Baccalaureate in Forestry and Arboriculture The equivalent of 4.5 A Levels, includes a Level 3 maths qualification plus industry project. From September 2023, we’ll also be offering a T Level in Tree and Woodland Management and Maintenance! Discover our courses: reaseheath.ac.uk/forestry

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GAME AND WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT

INDUSTRY LINKS The department has strong industry links and works closely with professionals across the field

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At a glance Level 2 Diploma in Land and Environment

WHY STUDY GAME AND WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AT REASEHEATH? Learn how to manage upland and lowland habitats to ensure they provide a healthy environment which will benefit all wildlife. Learn about deer ecology in the classroom and gain practical experience in the larder at local estates. Receive basic firearms instruction from professionals at an external shooting range. Enjoy clay pigeon group instruction at Mickley Hall shooting school. We have excellent links with local grouse moors in the Peak District where you will gain practical experience and take part in shoot days, supervised by staff. Gain additional qualifications offered through nationally recognised organisations such as the British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC), the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT) and the National Gamekeepers Organisation (NGO).

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Level 3 Advanced Technical Extended Diploma in Land and Wildlife Management (Game) Technical Baccalaureate in Land and Wildlife Management (Game)

Gamekeeping is one of the oldest professions in the country and still a popular career choice today. Whether you are interested in pheasant and partridge, grouse or deer, you will gain the knowledge required to get a job in the industry. A combination of classroom theory and excellent industry links off-site helps to create outstanding, employable students. Although a traditional job, the modern gamekeeper needs to understand how their role fits in an ever-changing environment where agriculture, forestry and conservation all play a part. The department has strong industry links and works closely with professionals across the field, all valuable support for your career progression. Our course managers pride themselves on being truly passionate about their subject areas and all have their own extensive industry experience. You’ll have the chance to take part in a range of work placements as well as gain additional industry recognised qualifications. We’re also well supported by organisations such as the National Gamekeepers Organisation, Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust and the British Association for Shooting and Conservation.

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Where could your career take you?

Faith’s story

If you’re looking for a career in the outdoors, gamekeeping and wildlife management could fit the bill perfectly for you! You’ll have to enjoy working independently, be prepared for early starts and late finishes, and enjoy working outdoors whatever the weather. Life as a gamekeeper can be very varied. The shoot season is sure to keep you incredibly busy as you will spend most of your time organising shooting activities and managing teams of ‘beaters’. Aside from that, a large part of your role will focus on land management. For example, you could be clearing dense woodland, repairing fences, or building feeding stations for game birds, so you will need practical skills as well as a sound understanding of habitat management. Many of the jobs in this industry come with added benefits such as rent-free accommodation on the estate you could be working on. Some of the roles you could go into with our game and wildlife management qualification include: • Pest control officer • Underkeeper / beat keeper • Game bird dealer • Gundog trainer / breeder • Working for organisations such as the British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC) or Natural England

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Faith Brewin Level 3 Advanced Technical Extended Diploma in Land and Wildlife Management (Game) 2022 Age: 17 School: Weaverham High School Next Step: Work experience Ambition: Gundog trainer “ I chose to study gamekeeping after meeting Connah Baker, a former Reaseheath student who won the 2018 award for the UK’s top student, presented by the National Gamekeepers Organisation (NGO). After seeing what Connah did for his job I decided I wanted to do the same. “ Gamekeeping is for the greater good, it benefits so many species through habitat management. Not a lot of people understand this. There’s also the added satisfaction of producing sustainable sport for clients. “ Although I don’t yet have much gamekeeping experience I know a lot about working dogs. College topics such as deer management and estate skills are interesting, and the department has strong links with industry bodies including BASC, GWCT and the NGO, which are really beneficial.”

You could find employment in any of these types of businesses: • Sporting estates • Game rearing • Factoring of estates • Shooting agents • Suppliers of feed and rearing equipment While you don’t need a university degree to break into this line of work, gamekeeping and wildllife management careers are competitive so studying with us with help you stand out from the crowd.

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CAREER READY There are around 5,000 gamekeepers employed full time in the UK. By studying with us, you’ll gain additional qualifications and practical experience to prepare for these roles.

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Your Reaseheath Experience As a game student you will benefit from our strong industry links with leading bodies within the sector including the National Gamekeepers Organisation, the British Deer Society and the British Association for Shooting and Conservation. These allow us privileged access to working sporting estates where you will gain an overview of the different options on offer within the industry. Further opportunities for practical experience include trips to Scotland, where you may get involved with deer management. We also visit local shoots and those in the peak district to further your practical experience.

Become career ready Life in the game and wildlife industry can be a truly fantastic lifestyle, and we’re focused on preparing you for the world of work. You can add to your CV by studying towards additional qualifications such as pest control and ATV handling. (Qualifications are awarded by external bodies, so there may be an extra cost.)

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Alex’s story Alex Milroy Level 3 Advanced Technical Extended Diploma in Land and Wildlife Management (Game) 2021 Age: 18 School: Wilmslow High School Job title: Under keeper Ambition: Head keeper “ The best thing about gamekeeping is that every day is different and you’re outdoors in amazing landscapes. I wouldn’t class it as work. I enjoy what I do and it’s a way of life for me, even though my day starts at 4am and may not finish until 9pm. “ I’m in my first permanent job, working for a private mixed sporting estate in Speyside which has grouse, pheasant, duck, partridge and deer. It’s a great start, due partly to my course manager’s support. He has a lot of industry experience with upland estates and advised me before my interviews. My work placement in the Derbyshire Peak District and the fact that I’m a BASC North Young Shots Ambassador also helped, along with my understanding of upland management.”

INDUSTRY FOCUSED Our knowledgeable and experienced staff and fantastic industry links will ensure that you’ll leave college with great practical skills and invaluable knowledge of the gamekeeping industry.

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DID YOU KNOW? Gamekeepers are responsible for managing 7.3 million hectares of land across the UK, working with farm managers and foresters

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Industry view John Clarke Development Officer (north), National Gamekeepers Organisation “ It’s really important that school leavers are taught properly and leave college work ready, able to apply up to date practices safely and efficiently and with an understanding of the latest legislation. “ Reaseheath College is well known within the industry for delivering a relevant base of knowledge and skills along with extra qualifications and we support the department by delivering specific courses on campus. “ A gamekeeper’s job can be very rewarding. You work in some of the most beautiful places in the country and meet amazing people. No day is the same, you are your own boss and have the satisfaction of managing the countryside to benefit wildlife.”

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Our courses Our knowledgeable and experienced staff and fantastic industry links will ensure that you’ll leave college with great practical skills and invaluable knowledge of the gamekeeping industry. So, whether you’re an aspiring gamekeeper, beatkeeper, deer stalker, wildlife manager, warden or ranger, our game and wildlife management courses are ideal for you! Level 2 Diploma in Land and Environment This is a great way to prepare for progression onto a Level 3 course within the academy. You will learn about a variety of topics including animal husbandry, crops, livestock, improvement of habitats and much more. Level 3 Advanced Technical Extended Diploma in Land and Wildlife Management (Game) (with Certificate and Diploma options) This two year programme, equivalent to three A Levels, will give you the foundation needed to enter the industry. Technical Baccalaureate in Land and Wildlife Management (Game) The equivalent of 4.5 A Levels, this course includes a Level 3 maths qualification plus industry project . Discover our courses: reaseheath.ac.uk/game

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ACADEMY OF LAND AND ENVIRONMENT

HORTICULTURE AND LANDSCAPE

CUTTING-EDGE Cutting-edge technologies and science in the only college facility of its kind

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Our courses are industry focused so you will develop skills to help you gain employment or set up your own business. Receive relevant training for a modern industry including work experience with our network of partners. Become career ready by getting involved in the design and build of medal winning show gardens and community gardening projects to gain experience (you may even appear on TV!) Our 21-hectares of formal gardens and grounds is the perfect learning environment for horticulture students, with specialist plant collections, unusual trees, designed landscapes and sports pitches. Have the chance to compete in WorldSkills UK landscaping competitions and take advantage of the unique training workshops and masterclasses available to you to increase your career prospects. Enjoy visits to gardens with nationally significant landscaping and planting schemes or get involved in industry-led projects on and off campus.

Foundation Level 1 in Horticulture Level 2 Diploma in Land and Environment Level 3 Extended Diploma in Horticulture with Landscaping Level 2 Horticulture and Landscape Operative Apprenticeship Level 2 Golf Greenkeeping and Sports Turf Apprenticeship Level 3 Crop Technician Apprenticeship Level 3 Landscape Technician Apprenticeship Join our student team to enjoy national success and stay abreast of fast changing technology. Scientist to landscape architect, parks manager to garden designer – it’s the sheer diversity of careers that makes horticulture and landscape so exciting and appealing. Whether your workplace is a field of growing crops, a desk in a high tech city centre office or a championship golf course, you’ll have plenty of options to branch out and specialise in one of the world’s fastest growing industries. At Reaseheath we’ve recognised how important the ‘green industry’ is going to be in the future and we’ve invested £8.3 million into our National Centre for Horticulture, the Environment and Sustainable Technology. If you join Reaseheath Horticulture you’ll be introduced to cutting-edge technologies and science in the only college facility of its kind! In 2021, the UK’s largest training and research centre for vertical farming was completed on our campus. The facility consists of three floor to ceiling growing chambers while a separate research growing room allows for micro scale testing and trials.

Study in our state-of-the-art commercial production unit with its automated glasshouses, computer controlled hydroponic system and innovative LED lighting and experience commercial crop production.

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Your Reaseheath Experience

If you are interested in horticulture you’re likely to be fascinated by science and nature and enjoy working outdoors. Perhaps you can see yourself helping to feed a growing global population or transforming cityscapes for workers and residents. Or maybe you’d like to be at the forefront of research, work at world famous botanical gardens or manage championship sporting venues abroad. Here are just some of the choices waiting for you: • Scientist • Botanist • Scientific researcher • Landscape architect • Field scale crop production manager • Produce quality manager • Garden designer / landscaper • Head gardener • Head greenkeeper • Park supervisor • Commercial nursery manager • Nursery production technician • Kitchen gardener • Entrepreneur • Self employed gardener • Garden centre manager • Sales and marketing manager • Garden designer

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Work placements, community projects, training workshops, competitions – our horticulture students certainly don’t let the grass grow under their feet! In 2019, our student teams won a silver medal for their show garden at RHS Tatton Flower Show and two RHS Level 3 Diploma students were awarded gold at RHS Chatsworth Flower Show. We have also been helping to maintain relocated show gardens at the World of Wedgwood in Staffordshire. Our students have designed a show garden for members at the Royal Cheshire Show, and carried out a variety of projects on campus and in the local community.

Steve’s story Steve Williams

Level 2 Apprenticeship in Horticulture 2004 Level 3 Apprenticeship in Horticulture 2006 Higher National Certificate in Garden and Landscape Design 2008 BSc Landscape and Management 2011 Job title: Contracts Manager, Wright Landscapes Ltd “ I studied at Reaseheath for seven years alongside working in the industry. After my degree I was promoted to Contracts Manager with a local landscape contractor and continued in that role for some years before returning to Reaseheath, this time as a Course Manager in Landscape Design and Construction. “ I became a lecturer because I wanted to inspire students to progress and take advantage of the opportunities on offer. I twice led the design team at RHS Flower Show Tatton Park and trained and supported contestants through the WorldSkills UK landscaping competitions.

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“ I’m now back in the industry, managing high end projects for a leading landscape construction company. Horticulture is thriving, with prospects in research, design, construction or maintenance, to name just a few.”

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INDUSTRY FOCUSED As our courses are industry focused, you’ll enjoy workshops supported by industry professionals, ensuring you have the technical skills and knowledge of working with the latest materials and equipment. Yvette’s story Yvette Bell Level 3 Extended Diploma in Horticulture 2016 Job title: Seasonal and Indoor Department Head “ I came to Reaseheath as a learning support assistant to help others through their Level 2 Diploma in Horticulture, but found the subject so fascinating that I enrolled as a student myself! “ I was awarded ‘Student of the Year’ when I completed and was a regional finalist in the Chartered Institute of Horticulture’s ‘Young Horticulturalist of the Year’. “ I became an estate gardener at Cholmondeley Castle Gardens, which is a wonderful visitor attraction and then moved on to Fryers Garden Centre & Roses. A year later I was promoted into my current role, looking after indoor plants and seasonal bedding stock. “ Horticulture is a growing industry and there are job opportunities throughout the sector. It certainly gets my vote!”

DID YOU KNOW? The horticultural industry in the UK contributes £9 billion to the economy each year and employs around 300,000 people

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Benefit from our industry links We have strong training partnerships with key organisations such as the Royal Horticultural Society, the Landscape Institute, the British Association of Landscape Industries, the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board and the Association of Professional Landscapers. We also collaborate with key suppliers including Makita (power tools), Marshalls Paving, Green-tech Ltd (landscaping materials) and J A Jones and Sons (plant nursery). Thanks to these industry links, our students enjoy workshops supported by industry professionals, ensuring they have the technical skills and knowledge of working with the latest materials and equipment.

Matthew’s story Matthew Chesterman Level 3 Extended Diploma in Horticulture Age: 18 School: Great Sankey High School Next Step: Foundation Degree in Plant Science (Myerscough College) Ambition: Researcher / Scientist for national collection “ I’m fascinated by plants and by the science of how they work. It’s incredible looking through a microscope at the cellular growth that’s germinated from a tiny seed. “ Growing chilli seeds first sparked my interest and since then I’ve only wanted to follow a career in horticulture. The lecturers who teach plant science certainly pass on their passion and the practical sessions have been excellent, particularly when we’ve been learning about commercial crop growing in the high tech glasshouses. I’ve also gained confidence and a great feeling of satisfaction working with Reaseheath’s grounds team. “ Reaseheath is such a great college – I may even come back as a visiting lecturer one day!”

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DID YOU KNOW? 72% of horticultural businesses are struggling to recruit enough employees, so employment and career opportunities in the sector are great

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Where you’ll be studying

You’ll be based in our Centre for Horticulture, the Environment and Sustainable Technology, which (as the name suggests) is dedicated to all things horticultural. The centre houses our hi-tech commercial production unit, where we are trialling different systems of growing tomato and strawberry crops and a variety of herbaceous plants. We also have a dedicated design studio with the latest Mac computers and 3D design tools, landscape workshop, modern classrooms, a laboratory and our Feast café. Find out more about our facilities with a tour of our sustainable glasshouse on campus at bit.ly/3lE6sf5

Horticulture apprenticeships

If you’d prefer to earn and learn at the same time, we offer horticulture apprenticeships at levels 2 and 3. Depending on your career ambitions you can choose to specialise in either amenity, landscape and production horticulture or golf greenkeeping and groundsmanship. You will be supported by our skills coaches in the workplace and either come in to college one day a week or in blocks depending on the apprenticeship you choose.

Finding the right course

While many of our students opt to gain a good grounding on our lower level courses others start at a more advanced level, particularly if they have high academic grades or previous experience. Whatever your circumstances, our experienced staff will help you choose the course which is right for you.

University study

After studying with us, many of our students choose to go on to study a related degree to further their knowledge and skills for their chosen career. You may choose to do this at University Centre Reaseheath for example, which offers courses in Landscape Architecture and Plant Science which would help you to stand out when applying for jobs in this industry.

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Our courses Foundation Level 1 in Horticulture A great introductory course to the horticulture industry with lots of support if you need it Level 2 Diploma in Land and Environment This is a great way to prepare for progression onto a Level 3 course within the academy. You will learn about a variety of topics including animal husbandry, crops, livestock, improvement of habitats and much more. Level 3 Extended Diploma in Horticulture with Landscaping You’ll gain a wide range of specialist technical and practical skills in Horticulture and cover topics such as landscape & garden design, constructing decorative landscape features and the history of landscape, putting you in a strong position in the jobs market or to study for a degree or further training. Level 2 Horticulture and Landscape Operative Apprenticeship Work for a landscape gardener or contractor whilst studying at college one day a week. Level 2 Golf Greenkeeping and Sports Turf Apprenticeship Combine work on a golf course or sports ground with block release study at Reaseheath. Level 3 Crop Technician Apprenticeship Delivered in blocks, this apprenticeship is for you if you enjoy growing and managing crops Level 3 Landscape Technician Apprenticeship Support landscape and other professionals in designing, creating or managing spaces in both natural and built environments. From September 2023, we’ll also be offering T Levels in Crop and Plant Production and Ornamental Horticulture and Landscaping. Discover our courses: reaseheath.ac.uk/horticulture

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ACADEMY OF SPORT, HEALTH AND PUBLIC SERVICES If the study of health, performance, leadership and fitness is something that inspires you, our Academy of Sport, Health and Public Services is the perfect choice for you. We have recently had a £6 million investment in our new fitness studio, gym, international standard 3G pitch and sports performance centre which incorporates a state of the art altitude chamber which you will use during your time with us. We also have strong links with a wide range of sporting and public sector organisations, such as Crewe Alexandra Soccer Centre, England Amputee Football Association, RAF, AoC Sport and National Outdoor Training Centres, who you may have a chance to work alongside. If your sights are set on a career in sport, one of our sports courses will give you the qualifications employers want while also improving your own sporting ability. Or, if you want to become a fully qualified personal trainer, why not look into our Personal Training course? You’ll spend time enjoying practical sessions in our new facilities, while you work towards gaining recognised qualifications.

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If you prefer more adventurous sporting activities, or if you are interested in the dynamic careers that the public service sector offers, then take a look at our Adventure Sports or Public Services courses. As an Adventure Sports student you will have access to top-of-the-range specialist outdoor equipment such as mountain bikes, kayaks and canoes in order to test your own outdoor skills, along with your coaching and leadership abilities. Public Services students will participate in a variety of outdoor adventurous activities and practice emergency response situations. You will also be given the chance to complete teamwork and leadership activities to prepare you for your future career. ADVENTURE SPORTS PERSONAL TRAINING PUBLIC SERVICES SPORT

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ACTION-PACKED Our action-packed adventure sports courses offer a great balance between practical and theoretical study

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At a glance Level 1 Diploma in Vocational Studies (Sport and Public Services)

WHY STUDY ADVENTURE SPORTS AT REASEHEATH? Become career ready as you develop your practical skills and gain experience in a wide range of outdoor activities including climbing, mountaineering, canoeing, kayaking and mountain biking. You’ll gain valuable work experience with our industry partners and get the chance to achieve National Governing Body Awards from British Canoeing, Mountain Training and British Cycling.* Our courses are industry focused so you’ll have access to top of the range specialist outdoor equipment such as mountain bikes, kayaks and canoes to prepare you for work in this industry. Our first-class teaching facilities include an on-site climbing wall, a high and low ropes course, bush craft area and altitude chamber.

Level 2 Extended Certificate in Sport (Adventure) Level 3 National Diploma or National Extended Diploma in Sport and Outdoor Activities

Are you a risk taker, a thrill seeker or an adrenaline junkie? Push your boundaries and overcome new challenges with our fast-paced adventure sports courses! If you get a buzz from pushing your limits and want an energetic career where your adventurous spirit will be put to good use, our courses could be the answer. Led by experienced and highly qualified staff you’ll build self-reliance, leadership skills and the ability to inspire others while you try out a wide variety of outdoor sports at least once a week. What’s more, you’ll complete a relevant work placement to give you a real taste of the industry. If you want a career that allows you to do what you love and gives you the chance to travel – you’ve come to the right place!

See more of the world with our incredible study tours, which in the past have included skiing and snowboarding in the Alps, crewing a yacht to France with the Rona Sailing Project, and winter mountaineering in the Scottish Highlands.* Based at our campus you will be near some of the best outdoor environments the UK has to offer – with Cannock Chase, The Roaches, the Peak District and North Wales right on the doorstep.

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Where could your career take you?

Daisy’s story

As part of this fast-paced and dynamic industry, you’ll find plenty of exciting careers which offer amazing travel opportunities: • Outdoor instructor in Britain or abroad • Outdoor education teacher in schools or outdoor centres • Lead groups at home and abroad in the adventure tourism sector • Professional athlete in the adventure industry • Adventure sports centre manager • Adventure sports coach • Adventure training instructor in the armed services • Expedition leader • Adventure Sport Equipment Design and Manufacture Lots of our students find jobs as instructors with holiday companies or outdoor activity centres, and then after more experience, managerial roles. Many jobs in this sector come with added benefits such as on-site accommodation. This course will also allow you to progress into the more traditional sport routes, too.

University study Some of our students choose to progress on to higher level study, for example onto the Adventure Sports and Coaching foundation degree at University Centre Reaseheath to develop their skills and gain more experience to enhance their CV.

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Daisy Wedderburn Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport and Outdoor Activities 2021 Age: 18 School: The Bishops’ Blue Coat High School, Chester Next step: Gain more industry experience Ambition: Outdoor instructor “ I was due to spend summer in America as a camp counsellor and instructor for CCUSA, an international work adventure specialist when Covid struck. Adventure sports is a global industry and I’m hoping to reschedule for next year. In the meantime I’ll look for an alternative, preferably teaching kayaking, rock climbing and mountain biking. “ I chose Reaseheath as my place of study because I’d be in an outdoor environment with like minded students. I’ve enjoyed learning about the industry and the practical sessions are fun but still relevant to your career. The campus is great, it’s colourful and vibrant and there are always different activities going on outside the classroom. They’re very different from the subjects you study for GCSE.”

INDUSTRY FOCUSED Our study tours* are great fun and build the industry experience and skills that employers want.

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Owen’s story Owen Blythyn Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport and Outdoor Activities 2021 Age: 17 School: Neston High School Next step: More industry recognised qualifications Ambition: Ski / Snow Board Instructor “ Outdoor sport is an expanding industry and being an instructor is a great way to explore the world. “ I’m planning to take extra qualifications such as snow boarding instructing and mountain leadership so I’m ready for the winter season in Austria or Canada. If it works out I’ll stay for the summer season, instructing in mountain biking, rock climbing or paddle sports. “ My brother in law is an outdoor sports instructor and I’d like to follow in his footsteps. My course has given me skills in walking, kayaking, climbing and orienteering plus a good knowledge of the industry. I’ve already had one job offer as an instructor and I’m looking forward to the future.”

DID YOU KNOW? Over the last 2 years it’s estimated that 337,000 more people are enjoying activities such as hill and mountain walking, rock climbing, abseiling, orienteering or high ropes

Your Reaseheath Experience Our study tours* are great fun and build the industry experience and skills that employers want. Previous study tours have seen students visit the Alps to experience the snow sports industry and improve their skiing and snowboarding skills. Opportunities like this allow students to work alongside professional instructors and to get a taste of local culture. You’ll also experience adventurous activities including mountain biking, mountaineering, climbing, kayaking / canoeing, bush craft, archery and many more at locations outside of college. Challenge yourself on overnight expeditions to Snowdonia, the Lake District and the Peak District, and brave sub-zero conditions on our winter skills course in the Cairngorms. You can develop essential survival and mountain skills and complete mountain skills awards.

Become career ready Our experienced and highly qualified staff will pass on valuable knowledge and skills in both the practical and theory elements of your course. You’ll benefit from gaining work experience with our many industry partners and there’s the chance to achieve National Governing Body Awards* from well-recognised organisations such as The British Canoe Union, British Cycling and Mountain Training. You will also complete a relevant work placement. Some of our former students have worked at outdoor centres and local schools with some even choosing to travel overseas to complete their placement. You could take part in regional and national competitions in climbing and mountain biking, which is a great opportunity to test your skills against other colleges.

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DID YOU KNOW? The average salary for an experienced outdoor instructor is £20,000 per year while senior instructors, expedition leaders and managers can earn more than £33,000 per year

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Our campus is your classroom

Our campus offers you a range of firstclass facilities and resources both inside and outside of the classroom. We have our own college lake which is great for developing your kayaking skills before you move to more challenging open waters. You can develop your team building skills and overcome new challenges by training on our 30ft high ropes course. The course is made up of many pulse-raising elements including Jacob’s Ladder, Jungle Vines, the Seesaw and the Leap of Faith.

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Our courses Our action-packed adventure sports courses offer a great balance between practical and theoretical study. You will develop your understanding of sports coaching and leadership as well as your practical skills in a range of adventure sports. There’s also the opportunity to study industryrecognised qualifications alongside our Level 3 Diplomas – helping you stand out when it comes to job hunting!

Our indoor climbing wall will also enhance your climbing skills before you progress to the rock outside. It will also give you the opportunity to develop your coaching skills.

Level 1 Diploma in Vocational Studies (Sport and Public Services) A great first stepping stone for anyone keen to work in sports or public services

Our facilities will help you to improve your own skills while you learn how to coach others to succeed – which is great for your personal development. As an adventure sports student, you will have access to our sports performance centre, which has facilities such as our altitude chamber used by students and professional athletes.

Level 2 Extended Certificate in Sport (Adventure) This one year course provides a great introduction to adventure sports and a pathway onto the Level 3 Diploma

We are also ideally located near some of the best outdoor environments the UK has to offer, including the Peak District and North Wales, which are great locations for you to enjoy a wide variety of adventure sports activities.

Level 3 National Diploma or National Extended Diploma in Sport and Outdoor Activities This two year course, which is equivalent to either two or three A Levels, will put you on the right track for a career in the adventure industry or degree level study iscover our courses: D reaseheath.ac.uk/adventure-sports

CAREER READY We want to help you prepare for an amazing career in the adventure sports industry. You will gain work experience with one of our industry partners, have the chance to gain extra qualifications and so much more!

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PERSONAL TRAINING

GREAT FACILITIES Enjoy practical sessions in our fitness studio, gym and sports performance lab

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At a glance

WHY STUDY PERSONAL TRAINING AT REASEHEATH? Our courses are industry focused to make sure that, on completing your two year course, you will be a fully-qualified personal trainer, class instructor and sports massage therapist. Because our courses get you career ready, after leaving college you could walk straight into employment at a fitness and leisure centre or sports club, or set up as a self-employed trainer.

AIQ Level 3 Diploma in Physical Activity, Fitness and Exercise Science (one year Level 2 option available)

Are you fanatical about health and fitness with the drive to inspire others to achieve their goals? Focus your energy and achieve a rewarding career with our personal training course. If you want to take your training to the next level and you’re looking to become a fully qualified personal trainer or work in an associated active leisure role – this is the course for you.

To enhance your CV, you will be able to train towards becoming a fully qualified sports massage therapist taught by industry specialists.

You will spend half your time enjoying practical sessions in our fitness studio, gym and sports performance centre, while you work towards gaining recognised qualifications across a range of group and studio class-based exercises.

You can keep your finger firmly on the pulse of what’s trending in fitness by training in our new studio. You’ll be introduced to studio cycling, functional training, boxercise, step, kettlebells and fit ball.

To give you industry experience and further develop your practical skills, you’ll be learning ‘on-the-job’ with weekly, relevant work placements in local leisure and fitness centres.

You will gain relevant experience by working with clients from across the college, including our sports academy, public services students and with members of the public.

If your ambition is to start your own business we’ll develop your skills and knowledge in business, marketing, technology, customer service and enterprise and entrepreneurship – giving you a head start in developing a company you can be proud of.

Our business modules will give you the skills to set up and run your own small business – so you’ll be fully-equipped to take the industry by storm!

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Where could your career take you?

Ella’s story

On completing your two year course you’ll be a fully-fledged personal trainer with all the qualifications required to apply for roles in the fitness industry. You could choose to work for a fitness organisation or set yourself up in business. If you fancy being your own boss, selfemployment offers many lifestyle benefits such as increased flexibility and variety. Freelance personal trainers usually charge an hourly rate and often rent space in a local gym or train their clients by visiting them at home – some even develop their own facilities. You could even choose to use Reaseheath’s facilities at a discounted rate to train your clients. Some popular career choices include: • Personal trainer • Fitness instructor • Sports massage therapist • Sports fitness coach • Activity leader • Leisure centre manager • Class instructor • Teaching

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Ella Davies Level 3 Diploma in Physical Activity, Fitness and Exercise Science 2021 Age: 18 School: Blacon High School Next step: Gym instructor Ambition: Self employed personal trainer “ Being fit can improve your mental and physical health, and I’d like to help others achieve these benefits too. “ During my course I’ve learned how to instruct and how to introduce clients to gym equipment, particularly the health and safety aspects. We also created individual sessions and long term programmes to help clients achieve their goals. These are the exact skills you need for a career in the personal fitness industry. I’ve also gained extra recognised qualifications from Active IQ including sports massage, studio cycling and kettle bells. “ Coming to Reaseheath has been the best decision I’ve ever made. Thanks to the support of the lecturers I’ve grown in confidence, had fun, made lifelong friends and feel ready for the world of work.”

• Associated roles in the active leisure industry

Industry view CAREER READY We want to help you become career ready and achieve your goals! Did you know, as a self-employed personal trainer, you could earn an hourly rate of between £20–£40? Experienced instructors with high-profile clients can earn up to £50–£100 an hour.

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Charlie Brisbourne Founder and coach, Brisbournefit “ I launched my own company offering personal training, online coaching and a retreat because I have a passion to help real people to get real results in and out of the gym. “ You need your Level 2 and Level 3 diplomas to qualify for the insurance to practice as a professional personal trainer. Experience will enable you to decide which type of client you want to specialise in. The choice is wide and it’s yours!”

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Gain the advantage

You’ll be training in our new fitness studio, part of a £6 million investment into our sports facilities, which has a floor to ceiling mirrored wall and a brand-new studio with first-class equipment including:

As part of your main qualification you will get the chance to work towards a range of additional awards which is great for your CV and your professional development.

• Olympic standard weight lifting platform

There’s no doubt that additional qualifications enhance employability – in fact, many fitness centres require class as well as gym qualifications and strongly encourage ongoing personal and professional development.

• 10 rear wheel spin bikes • A range of kettlebells from 8kg-25kg • Modifiable barbells for muscular endurance training and class-based exercises • Step boxes for group step classes • Stability and bosu balls to enhance core strength • Weight bags and small weight dumbbells • Plyometric boxes • Battleropes and tyres • New forms of training including grippers In our on-site gym we have cardiovascular machines, treadmills, cross trainers, upright bikes, studio bikes and an arm crank. We also have resistance machines covering full body, free weights, a cable machine, a smith machine, Olympic standard weight lifting platform and functional training equipment.

Become career ready To improve your employability skills, you will complete a relevant work placement once a week across two years. Many students go on to secure full time or part time employment at the leisure and fitness centres where they spent their placement. You will build your customer service skills by helping to run our commercial sports facilities and working with the public and academy players – all invaluable work experience for your future.

You could work towards some of the following qualifications: • Adolescent training – become qualified in how to train 11-16 year olds • Health qualifications – awareness of the negative affects of lifestyle factors e.g. smoking and drinking on fitness performance • Studio cycling • Kettlebells • Suspended movement • Circuits • Sports massage In addition to our football academy students, we have strong links with Crewe Alexandra FC and their development players take part in training at Reaseheath. You will also be helping to enhance the performance of our sport academy players by creating individualised training programmes and providing sports massage therapy. You’ll develop your coaching skills by helping to run fitness sessions and bootcamps for our public services students and give them the stamina to achieve the fitness levels required for entry fitness tests into the uniformed public services.

INDUSTRY FOCUSED On completing your two year course you’ll be a fully-fledged personal trainer with all the qualifications required to apply for roles in the fitness industry.

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DID YOU KNOW? In 2019, there were almost 4,000 fitness instructors employed in the North West!

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Our courses

You can put your competitive streak to the test by taking part in the WorldSkills UK personal training competition. You’ll go head-to-head with other students from across the country to challenge your fitness level and ability. You will get the chance to join the UK’s top fitness organisations at Body Power Expo in Birmingham which showcases all the latest developments in nutrition, sportswear and clothing, training and equipment. This event is great for networking – you’ll even be in the company of fitness celebrities!

Our Level 3 Diploma in Physical Activity, Fitness and Exercise Science is in association with Active iQ, the UK’s leading awarding body for the active leisure sector. Perfect for those just starting out or for career changers, this course will give you the skills, knowledge and qualifications required for a successful career in the personal training and fitness industry.

Hollie’s story Hollie Adamson

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Level 3 Diploma in Physical Activity, Fitness and Exercise Science 2021 Age: 18 School: Wellington High School, Altrincham Next step: Snowboarding instructor’s qualification Ambition: Dual business: Personal trainer / sports massage “ I’m a keen snowboarder and plan to gain my instructor’s qualification in addition to my college diploma because I think they complement each other. I’d like to work with snow sport athletes so I’m trying to get as many specific qualifications as I can. “ I’ll do my instructor’s course in Austria or Canada and will then see what opportunities are on offer. The great thing about the fitness industry is that most qualifications are recognised globally, so it’s possible to work abroad. “ I’ve enjoyed studying at Reaseheath. The facilities are really good, especially the sports science lab and fitness studios, and the lecturers treat you like adults. I think you need that to grow.”

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DEVELOP Develop your interpersonal and industry skills through current and relevant scenarios working closely with a range of Public Services

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At a glance Level 1 Diploma in Vocational Studies (Sport and Public Services)

WHY STUDY PUBLIC SERVICES AT REASEHEATH?

Our courses are industry focused so we’ll make sure you gain invaluable advice from industry professionals such as police dog handlers, prison officers and custom and excise personnel. Get career ready with us and receive tailor made fitness training in our gym to prepare you for entry into the uniformed services. You will learn about the impact of war and conflict and may have the opportunity to apply this knowledge through a study tour to Europe. Enjoy adventurous training activities once a week such as bushcraft, land navigation and rock climbing. You could potentially be involved with a police video training exercise, get plastered with mud during a residential Army taster camp and join a simulated house fire search at our local fire and rescue services HQ.

Level 2 Certificate/Diploma in Preparation for Public Services Level 3 National Diploma or National Extended Diploma in Uniformed Protective Services

Do you like a personal challenge? Stand out from the crowd with our public services courses. If you feel passionate about helping those in your community or further afield and you enjoy adventurous activities as part of a closeknit team, a career in the public services could be right up your street! Our courses are designed to prepare you for entry into the public services sector and will give you the experience, the determination and the fitness levels you’ll require. We’ll help you to develop your communication, leadership and teamwork skills and give you an understanding of our legal systems and how legislation is applied to current global situations. If your future lies in helping others, our public services courses could be the gateway to a challenging and hugely rewarding career!

You may have the opportunity to go behind-the-scenes at the Houses of Parliament and take part in law making workshops; visit Safety Central and experience how prisons work.

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Nathan Ottley Level 2 Diploma in Public Services 2020 Level 3 Diploma in Public Services 2021 Age: 19 School: Alsager High School Next Step: Join Royal Marines Ambition: Security / Protection “ I’ve always wanted to join the Royal Marines. I like everything this institution stands for – its legacy and reputation as an elite force and generally for the overall challenge and travel opportunities. “ It was an easy choice to come to Reaseheath after GCSEs. I knew I’d have the preparation to reach the necessary fitness level and get in the right mind set for the joining process. “ The experiences I’ve had, including a training session with the Royal Marines, have given me confidence. We’ve also done exciting outward bound activities offsite and used the college high ropes course and other facilities for team building exercises. The lecturers have been really supportive, including providing references for my application. I can’t thank them enough.”

Where you’ll be studying Our campus offers you a range of first-class facilities and resources both inside and outside of the classroom. As a public services student, you’ll get to enjoy a range of challenging outdoor activities such as bushcraft, land navigation and rock climbing and even receive tailormade fitness training in our £6 million specialist Sports Science and Performance Academy.

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Sergeant Chris Elliott I ntelligence Analyst, RAF Careers Outreach SNCO “ Reaseheath stands out as one of the best deliverers of public service courses in our area. We have a great working relationship with the department and find the students are well prepared and already have the qualities which we value such as punctuality, leadership skills, a responsible attitude and the ability to think on their feet. “ We selected Reaseheath to be first in the area to host Airman Selection Tests, which identifies the candidates’ strengths and which trades may suit them. The pass rate for girls was higher than boys! “ RAF careers appeal because they offer immediate job security and there’s a wide range of roles, from chef to fire fighter. It’s also well paid and there are exciting opportunities for travel.”

CAREER READY We’ll help you to become career ready with on-the-job experience, relevant industry trips, visits and guest speakers.

Our expert staff will help you to prepare for the entry fitness tests which are common in the public services. Our training gym is equipped with everything you’d expect to find in a professional gym including TechnoGym equipment and an Olympic lifting platform.

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Where could your career take you?

Charlotte’s story

Many of our students go on to have successful careers in the Police, the Royal Navy, the Royal Air Force, the Royal Marines and in the prison service. Your course is also a springboard to higher level study and you could progress onto our Higher National Diploma in Public Services here at University Centre Reaseheath. If you’re planning your next steps, there are plenty of exciting career options in the public services sector waiting for you: • Armed services • UK Border Force • Police • Fire and rescue • Prison service • Forensic science • Criminologist

Your Reaseheath Experience You will get access to valuable work experience with our industry partners through taster activities and residential courses. You will also receive talks and demonstrations from a wide range of visiting professionals such as custom and excise officers, police dog handlers and prison officers to make sure you’re thoroughly informed about your career options.

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Charlotte Watson Level 3 Diploma in Public Services 2020 School: Brine Leas School, Nantwich Job title: Police Officer Next step: Police Constable Degree Apprenticeship Ambition: Specialist role “ I’m a people person and I want the community we live and work in to be a safe environment. That’s why I feel privileged to have joined the police force, knowing I’ll have the skills and training to make a difference to people’s lives. “ I’m on a South Yorkshire Police Constable Degree Apprenticeship, a new, fully funded programme aimed at attracting new talent into the force. We have dedicated periods for on-line study and consolidate our learning with seminars at Sheffield Hallam University. It’s incredibly interesting as you learn from specialists and from your peers. I’m also doing neighbourhood policing and training with response officers. “ My Level 3 Diploma was great preparation and definitely right for me – and I gained the UCAS points for the degree apprenticeship.”

You may also have the opportunity to enjoy a range of exciting study tours which will help you to learn about the impact of war and conflict under terror regimes. Previously we’ve visited the battlefields of Normandy and Auschwitz Concentration Camp in Krakow, Poland.

DID YOU KNOW?

There are currently over 150,000 fulltime trained and untrained personnel working in the armed forces

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Our courses

You will be encouraged to volunteer and be actively involved in fundraising for a variety of local charities, including The Royal British Legion, SSAFA and PTSD charities, to name just a few which is really rewarding, and great for your CV, too.

Prepare yourself for a career in the uniformed services with a Reaseheath Public Services course. Explore interesting topics such as citizenship and the impact of war and crime whilst improving your fitness through both gym-based and outdoor activities.

Become career ready

Level 1 Diploma in Vocational Studies (Sport and Public Services) A great first stepping stone for anyone keen to work in sports or public services.

You’ll gain valuable on-the-job experience with relevant industry trips, visits and guest speakers. You can also gain additional qualifications such as Duke of Edinburgh awards, first aid qualifications and sports awards or sign up for the other training opportunities we offer.

INDUSTRY FOCUSED You will receive talks and demonstrations from a wide range of visiting professionals such as custom and excise officers, police dog handlers and prison officers to learn more about the industry.

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Level 2 Certificate/Diploma in Preparation for Public Services If you like a challenge and want to combine your ambition for a career in the public services with outdoor adventure, then this is right starting point for you. Level 3 National Diploma or National Extended Diploma in Uniformed Protective Services If you’re keen to start your career in the uniformed public services, this advanced level course is a great way to prepare you for employment. Discover our courses: reaseheath.ac.uk/public-services

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SPORT

NEW FACILITIES Learn in our state-of-the-art sports performance centre with new equipment and testing facilities

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At a glance Level 1 Diploma in Vocational Studies (Sport and Public Services)

WHY STUDY SPORT AT REASEHEATH?

Level 2 Extended Certificate in Sport Level 3 National Diploma or National Extended Diploma in Sports Coaching and Development Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Sport and Exercise Science

Benefit from our industry focused courses and become career ready by completing relevant work experience, using our links with leading sports clubs and allied professionals. Potentially get the chance to test elite athletes such as local cyclists, triathletes and runners, as well as the England Amputee Football Association. Learn how to use our high tech sports analysis equipment and software to tailor coaching sessions and improve athletic performance. Be part of the action by joining one of our Academies, either Football (in partnership with Crewe Alexandra FC) or General Sport, and perfect your skills in hockey, rugby, netball or basketball or you could try out volleyball and handball. Raise your game by gaining unique practical experience in our specialist sports performance centre. Enhance your CV by studying for additional qualifications such as an FA Level 1 in Coaching Football Award or other National Governing Body awards.

Are you passionate about sport? Make a career in the sports industry your goal. The UK sports industry is massive. Whether we’re playing it, watching it or talking about it – sport is a big part of our everyday lives. If your sights are set on a career in sport, our courses will give you the qualifications employers want. At the same time you’ll be helped to improve your sporting ability in football, netball, badminton, rugby or volleyball, or another sport of your choosing. Whether you want to specialise in Sport Science and take advantage of our stateof-the-art sports performance centre with over £40,000 worth of high specification equipment, or you want to focus on Sport Coaching, where you can use our high tech sport analysis equipment to look at techniques, tactics and strategies, you’ll study the advances in sport and technology which make this industry so fast paced. Thanks to the support of our experienced staff and industry specialists you’ll develop scientific knowledge, coaching skills and hands-on experience – a specially devised package aimed at giving you an advantage in the jobs market. You will explore what it takes to develop elite athletes – through performance analysis and testing, nutrition and psychology – and enhance your own personal development through teaching and advising others under guidance. If you want a rewarding career doing what you love best – you’ve come to the right place!

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Where could your career take you?

Gabbi’s story

Our sports courses are designed with your career in mind. Whether your aim is to enter the sector immediately or to use your course as a springboard to higher-level study, we’ll make sure you get the training you need to succeed. Sport is a growth industry and offers plenty of career opportunities: • Sports nutritionist • PE teacher • Sports coach • Strength and conditioning coach • Referee • Sport physiologist • Sports psychologist • Sports scientist • Sports therapist • Work in the fitness and leisure industry rogression to our BSc (Hons) in Football • P Coaching at University Centre Reaseheath for extra training and experience Become career ready You’ll get plenty of work experience with our industry partners and benefit from visits to sporting headquarters and leading venues. Many of our students also gain work experience with coaching companies at local schools – this looks great on your CV and it can lead to paid work.

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Gabbi Correia Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport 2021 Age: 19 School: Sandbach Girls High School & Sixth Form College Next step: BSc (Hons) Sports Therapy (Edgehill University) Ambition: Sports Therapist “ I grew up in South Africa but came to live in the UK after my GCSEs. I started dancing when I was four, then moved onto netball, swimming and hockey with local clubs. My final sport in South Africa was basketball, which I still play now. “ This course has been fantastic and I’ve loved every second of it. The campus and facilities are great and the lecturers are genuinely amazing, so supportive. “ Although I enjoy being active I’m also quite academic, so the mix of practical and theory have suited me. I achieved top grades which definitely helped my university application, and my work experience with Altrincham Football Club’s medical team plus my sports injuries and massage unit helped me choose my career path.”

CAREER READY The average salary for a fitness instructor is £18,564, £24,000 for a full time community football coach and up to £48,000 for a senior sports psychologist. Whatever your career goals, we want to help you achieve them!

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Kyle’s story Kyle Edmondson Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport 2021 Age: 18 School: Sandbach Boys School Next Step: BSc Sport and Exercise Psychology (Bangor University) Ambition: Masters degree or career as sports psychologist “ I didn’t think I could achieve a degree when I came to Reaseheath, but my lecturers gave me self belief and supported me throughout my course and UCAS application. “ I’m so glad because I’ve now realised that I want to take my academic studies further and have even considered the option of a Masters after my degree. “ I enjoy both the mental and physical aspects of the sports industry and have always wanted to work with a professional sports team. This course has given me a great start because it incorporates theory like sport rules and regulations with action such as a hockey tournament. And the campus atmosphere is brilliant – I made friends from day one!”

Academy If you want to turn your passion for football into a career then why not join our Football Academy, in association with Crewe Alexandra Soccer Centre. This unique set-up offers you the opportunity to play football regularly alongside your Level 2 or Level 3 Sport course studies. You’ll benefit from: • T hree training sessions a week with UEFA licensed and experienced coaches and ex-professionals • Player reviews to develop your performance • Competitive fixtures • Technical and tactical sessions • Gym training • Pre, mid and post season fitness testing

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Train with us We’ve raised the bar with our £6 million Sports Science and Performance Academy, so you’ll have access to some of the very best facilities and resources in the country. Part of our new Technology Park, our state-of-the-art sports hub contains a 3G international rugby standard floodlit pitch and an all-weather multi-use games area (MUGA). There is also a four-court sports hall with separate changing and shower rooms along with accessible facilities. You’ll benefit from the £40,000 worth of hi-tech equipment contained in our dedicated sports performance centre. Students and professional athletes alike are assisted to achieve their training goals by using our altitude chamber, bioelectrical impedance equipment (used to analyse body fat percentage), Cos-Med respiratory analysis, medical grade treadmill, Wattbike and Lode cycling ergometer. Our fantastic training gym is equipped with everything you’d expect to find in a professional gym including TechnoGym equipment and an Olympic weight lifting platform.

We’re industry focused Our dedicated team of staff are all actively involved in the industry with specialisms including sports therapy, coaching and strength and conditioning. They will help you to develop a strong set of transferable skills, so you stand out from the crowd in the jobs market. You may also get the chance to test elite athletes in our ground-breaking sports performance centre including first team players from Crewe Alexandra FC and national athletes such as triathletes and cyclists.

INDUSTRY FOCUSED Build your knowledge of the sports industry and boost your career prospects with our industry focused study tours and visits.

• Sports massage sessions and much more…

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DID YOU KNOW? In 2020, there were around 4,500 occupations within the Sport, Leisure and Recreation industry in Cheshire & Warrington alone!

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Test your skills

You can improve your performance in sports like football, rugby, netball and volleyball. We also offer other sports such as trampolining, touch rugby and handball. You can sign up for one of our college teams such as Men’s Rugby, Women’s Rugby, Netball, Mixed Hockey, CrossCountry or Basketball and compete in Association of College (AoC) Leagues or take your training to the next level by joining our Women’s or Men’s Football Academies.

Gain the advantage

Alongside your main qualification you will get the chance to work towards additional awards which are great for your professional development. You can develop your coaching skills with FA Level 1 coaching qualifications and work towards other National Governing Body awards*.

Industry view Chris Regan

Operations Director, Sports Coaching Group “ Fitness and health are very important to the nation so even if you don’t become an elite athlete there are many other opportunities within the industry. “ Our company delivers school and holiday programmes which encourage young people to develop life and movement skills through sport. This service depends on having talented and qualified coaches who are enthusiastic and are capable of engaging with schoolchildren and the wider community. “ We have a well established partnership with Reaseheath’s sports department and find that the students we have here on work placement are well prepared and ready to contribute. Some have been invited to join our staff after qualifying and have continued into successful careers in coaching.”

Our courses Turn your passion for sport into a career with our sport courses. Depending on your selection of course you will learn about the science or coaching and development of sport. Crewe Alexandra Football Education Academy offers additional coaching sessions and a tailored training programme alongside your course at both Levels 2 and 3

Level 1 Diploma in Vocational Studies (Sport and Public Services) A great first stepping stone for anyone keen to work in sports or public services. Level 2 Extended Certificate in Sport This one year course provides a great introduction to sports and a pathway onto the Level 3 Diploma. Level 3 National Diploma or National Extended Diploma in Sport Coaching and Development Equivalent to three A Levels this two year course will put you on the right track for a career in sport coaching and performance. One year option also available. Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Sport and Exercise Science If you’re interested in finding out about the science behind sport this two year course could be ideal for you and offers a great progression route into university. Discover our courses: reaseheath.ac.uk/sport

* All National Governing Body courses are at an additional cost and subject to numbers.

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CAREER DESTINATION

“ My lecturers have encouraged me to make the most of my academic studies”

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Lewis Lakin Level 3 Diploma in Sport Performance 2021 Age: 18 School: Sandbach Boys High School Next step: BSc (Hons) Sports Coaching and Development (Manchester Metropolitan University) Ambition: Professional basketball player “ I’ve been a gymnast since I was very young and I’ve been privileged to represent Great Britain both at home and abroad. I’ve competed in the European Gymnastic Championships and at the British National Finals, and this year I’m off to Portugal to compete as a member of GB’s Junior Mixed Team. “ Although gymnastics is currently my main sport, I’ve been playing basketball for three years and I’d like to take that higher. I gained a lot of confidence from being in Reaseheath’s team at a basketball tournament and playing against professional players for the first time. It was an amazing experience! “ You need to widen your options if you want a successful sports career and my lecturers have encouraged me to make the most of my academic studies as well as developing skills in different sports. If becoming a professional athlete doesn’t work out I could move into physiololgy, sports psychology or coaching – there are so many opportunities out there.”

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ACADEMY OF FOOD AND RURAL BUSINESS Our Academy of Food and Rural Business offers courses in Bakery, Pâtisserie and Confectionery, Food Technology and Business and Events Management. Our commercial food centre is regarded to be among the best of any college in Europe, so training with us is as close to being in industry as you will get. We’re the only educational institution in the UK to be awarded British Retail Consortium Grade AA. By studying Bakery, Pâtisserie and Confectionery, you will have access to facilities that are the same as in the industry, including our breadmaking room, pâtisserie area, chocolate room, cake decorating room and industrial sized ovens. If you’re serious about a career within the pâtisserie or bakery sector, our bakery courses will equip you with all the skills and knowledge needed to progress into a successful career in the industry.

If you choose to study Food Technology, you’ll be able to spend time working handson in our commercial dairy processing halls, dedicated butchery and new product development areas. By studying Food Technology, you’ll be part of an exciting industry which is dynamic, fast paced and constantly changing to meet consumer demands. Or, if you’d prefer to work in Business and Events Management, you’ll be given the opportunity to develop your marketing, financial and human resource skills, learn how to spot a winning business opportunity and understand the needs of your consumer. Within this course you’ll gain a real insight into the industry thanks to our links with leading business professionals. BAKERY, PÂTISSERIE AND CONFECTIONERY BUSINESS AND EVENTS MANAGEMENT FOOD TECHNOLOGY

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BAKERY, PÂTISSERIE AND CONFECTIONERY

PRACTICALLY BASED Spend the majority of your time at college working in our bespoke bakery

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At a glance Level 1 Foundation in Food Retail

WHY STUDY BAKERY, PÂTISSERIE AND CONFECTIONERY AT REASEHEATH? We are industry focused so you’ll be taught by supportive and professional staff, all of who have a range of industry experience. Become career ready by undertaking a work placement where you will meet influential pâtisserie chefs and bakers. Enhance your CV by completing additional certificates in food safety and health, risk assessment and HACCP safety. Learn modern and traditional methods in your cake decorating lessons. Enjoy study trips to UK companies, behind-the-scenes visits to large artisan bakeries and lectures from internationally recognised cake designers.

Level 2 Diploma in Professional Bakery Level 3 Diploma in Professional Bakery

Turn your love for bakery and pâtisserie into a rewarding career. If you have a passion for pâtisserie or just love to bake, studying at Reaseheath is the perfect way to develop your skills. What’s particularly great about our bakery courses is that they are all primarily practically based, which means you’ll spend the majority of your time at college working in our bespoke bakery. Our facilities are the same as you would expect to see in industry, and they include a breadmaking room, pâtisserie area, chocolate room and cake decorating room. From baking in our industrial sized ovens and preparing products for sale on campus to creating bespoke baked goods, confectionery and chocolates, no two days in the bakery industry are ever the same.

Explore new product development ideas and get creative in our state-of-the-art food centre.

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Where could your career take you?

Georgina’s story

Bakery is one of the biggest and fastest growing areas of the food and drink manufacturing industry. Every day, millions of loaves of bread and baked goods are made and sold around the world. In this sector, you’ll never stop learning and developing your skills. There’s plenty of opportunities to turn your passion for puddings, pâtisserie and all things baking into a rewarding career. Here’s an idea of what some of our students have gone on to do: • Artisan baker • Cake decorator • Bakery operative • Pâtisserie chef • Bakery engineer

University study You may want to progress onto higher study after you have finished your course, to develop your skills and experience. You might for example want to move onto a Foundation Degree in Bakery and Pâtisserie Technology or in Food Science and Innovation at University Centre Reaseheath. We also offer a BSc (Hons) in Food Manufacturing with Operations Management Top-Up to help you further enhance your career in the food industry.

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Georgina Nixon Level 2 Diploma in Professional Bakery 2018 Level 3 Diploma in Professional Bakery 2019 Foundation Degree in Bakery and Patisserie Technology 2021 Age: 21 School: Sandbach High School and Sixth Form College Job title: Baking business owner “ I started my home based business ‘Baked by G’ while I was a student. I sell cakes and cupcakes plus treat boxes for special occasions. My business is currently through social media but I’m aiming to have my own cake and coffee shop. “ My most popular products are personalised drip cakes – I’ve been asked to come up with themes ranging from Liverpool Football Club to bees - and my novelty fondant cakes are popular too. “ I loved every bit of my four years at Reaseheath. I learned new baking and cake decorating techniques on each course and gained a good understanding of how to run a business. The hygiene and health and safety courses I took have been a real help.”

INDUSTRY FOCUSED When working in our bakery, you will be getting real life experience of working in an industry setting, which is great preparation for your future career.

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Max’s story Max Harley-Mills

Level 2 Diploma in Professional Bakery 2020 Level 3 Diploma in Professional Bakery 2021 (Student of the Year) Age: 18 School: Home educated Next step: Gap year learning creative graphic design Ambition: Patisserie Chef “ I feel as if I’m following in the footsteps of my maternal grandfather, Royal Navy Commander Harry Harley. He was the commanding officer of the Royal Naval Cookery School, which had the honour of making the cake for the wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer in 1981. “ We have a copy of the letter from Buckingham Palace, passing on the Prince and Princess of Wales’ thanks and praising the taste and superb appearance of the cake, which makes me feel very proud. “I ’ve always had the drive to provide food for people, so it must be in my family’s genes! I’ve learned a lot from both my courses, particularly in the practical sessions, and I’m looking forward to the future.”

Where you’ll be studying From full-scale chocolate manufacture to proving, pastry lamination, mixing and product bake off, our small-scale stateof-the-art commercial bakery has all the capabilities and diversity expected within large-scale manufacturing. This means when you’re working in the bakery, you are getting real life experience of working in an industry setting, gaining vital preparation for going into employment. What’s unique about our food centre is we’re British Retail Consortium Grade AA (Issue 7) accredited. We are the only educational institution in the UK to be awarded with this BRC food safety standard, so we’re well respected throughout the industry. It also means that when you make products on-site, you’ll have the chance to sell them at special events and throughout the year on campus.

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From classroom to competitions You’ll learn a host of skills during your time as a bakery student. From the basics like making the perfect sponge cake, decorating it using your newly found skills in cake decorating, using sugar paste, royal icing and modelling paste, to designing biscuits, chocolates and pastries – there’s so much variety!

Benefit from our industry links One of the great things about studying professional bakery at Reaseheath is our key industry links and partners. We have a great relationship with Renshaw’s Academy, where students have the chance to take part in professional training, including cake modelling. All bakery students will complete relevant work placements with a range of companies, from independent smaller artisan bakeries including Hurst Village Bakery, Greenhalghs Bakery, Slatterys chocolatiers, to large scale commercial bakeries including Bakkavor.

Industry view Natalie Porter Author and Owner of ‘Immaculate Confections’ “ One thing I know for sure is that you never stop learning. Throughout my career there has always been something new to learn and develop, be it the latest trends for contemporary wedding cakes, a new product or different ways of working. “ The cake industry is fast paced and full of opportunities, whether working in a commercial bakery, for one of the many large manufacturers of ingredients and equipment, or for yourself as a self-employed artisanal baker. I love the creativity of the industry and delight in the fact that no two days are ever the same!”

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DID YOU KNOW? The manufacture of bread, fresh pastry goods and cakes made up 26% of all jobs in the food and drink manufacturing industry in 2019. The manufacture of biscuits, preserved pastry goods and cakes made up 31%!

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Kiaran’s story Kiaran Coe Level 1 Foundation in Food Retail 2018 (while still at school) Level 2 Diploma in Professional Bakery 2020 Level 3 Diploma in Professional Bakery 2021 Age: 18 School: Christleton High School Next step: Foundation Degree in Bakery and Patisserie Technology (University Centre Reaseheath) Ambition: Food Scientist or New Product Developer “ I enjoy baking and I’ve realised that I want to learn more about the science behind different ingredients and how they work together. “ I’m considering a career in research or new product development and decided that the best way to achieve this is by taking my education to degree level. My Level 3 Diploma has prepared me well for the step up and I’m looking forward to the challenge. “ I’ve already used the skills I already have to set up a home based business making pastries, so it would be interesting to develop new products to add to my range. “ I’m excited for the future. There are great opportunities in the food and drink industries, particularly if you’re prepared to work hard.”

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Our courses  If you’re serious about a career within the pâtisserie or bakery sector, then look no further. Our bakery courses will equip you with all the skills and knowledge needed to progress into a successful career in the industry. Whether your ambition is to start your own bakery business or gain employment within a commercial bakery, the experience you’ll gain from working in our industry standard commercial Food Centre will put you in good stead. Level 1 Foundation in Food Retail If you’re interested in food, this is a great way to gain some basic skills in food preparation and retail sales. Level 2 Diploma in Professional Bakery If you’re thinking of a career in bakery, this introductory course is a great starting point and will teach you essential baking and business skills. Level 3 Diploma in Professional Bakery An in-depth technical course, ideal for those who are serious about the science and skill behind the professional bakery industry and for anyone wanting to enhance their business knowledge needed for the industry, too. Discover our courses: reaseheath.ac.uk/bakery

CAREER READY You’ll become career ready by studying with us as all bakery students complete relevant work placements with a range of companies for that all important industry experience.

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“ A lot of the success was because our lecturers taught us business skills and supported us through the baking”

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Charlotte Lawler Level 2 Diploma in Professional Bakery 2018 Level 3 Diploma in Professional Bakery 2019 Foundation Degree in Bakery and Patisserie Technology 2021 Age: 20 School: Bolton School Job title: Cake shop owner “ I launched Cakeologyco during lockdown and used Instagram and Facebook to build an on-line customer base for my home baked cakes, cup cakes, brownies and treats. I’ve now bought my own cake shop in my home town of Bolton and am about to open for business! “ I can’t believe how much Cakeologyco grew in one year. I think a lot of the success was because our lecturers taught us business skills and supported us through the actual baking, modelling and cake decorating. Their experience was a great help and I’ve used every skill I was taught – right through from Level 2. “ Running a business alongside my uni work was a big commitment, but it was manageable and I’m very proud of what I’ve achieved.”

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ACADEMY OF FOOD AND RURAL BUSINESS

BUSINESS AND EVENTS MANAGEMENT

NEW FOR 2022 Study a Business Administration T Level with us!

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At a glance Level 2 First Extended Certificate in Business

WHY STUDY BUSINESS AND EVENTS MANAGEMENT AT REASEHEATH? Our courses are industry focused, so you’ll learn more about the industry and how key visitor attractions operate during educational visits to venues such as Chester Zoo, JCB and the Houses of Parliament. Become career ready and realise your ambitions with work placements to develop your industry experience and build a CV with the power to impress! Volunteer at prestigious events such as Bolesworth International Horse Show and Skills North West to gain experience and get unique access to networking opportunities. Put your new-found skills to the test by working in a team to launch your own business. Maximise your potential with top tips from inspirational speakers during our popular study tour to the Business Live Conference in Disneyland Paris and develop your business knowledge on study tours to London and Berlin or New York. Our T Level and Level 3 Diploma are equivalent to three A Levels and will give you the UCAS points needed to progress on to degree level study.

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Level 3 Extended Diploma in Business with Events and Tourism Level 3 Team Leader or Supervisor Apprenticeship T Level in Business and Administration T Level transition programme in Business and Adminstration Unleash your entrepreneurial spirit with our inspirational courses! We are fully-invested in your future. Our professional and dedicated staff bring to the table a wealth of industry expertise and they will instill the mindset you need to launch a successful business or to climb the ladder within a blue-chip company. As a budding entrepreneur, we will help you to develop the skills to spot a winning business opportunity and the know-how to grow your vision by understanding the needs of your consumer. Independent study projects will help you to recognise your strengths and interests while building self-confidence in your own abilities. There are lots of opportunities to let your skills shine; from organising student socials and charity fundraisers on campus, to working at prestigious public and international events. You can also learn more about tourism and how important it is to the UK economy. You will find out about many different examples of organisations within the industry and ways in which they have to react to new developments economically, socially and politically at home and around the world!

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Where could your course take you?

Adam’s story

Many of our students go on to make a name for themselves in major companies — while others have set up successful businesses in their own right. The world of business and events management is a varied and exciting place and there are plenty of career opportunities for you to choose from in areas such as recruitment, the hospitality and charity sectors, accountancy, marketing and human resources to name but a few. Some popular career destinations include: • Business manager • Event manager / coordinator • Accounts and finance • Marketing manager • Human resource management • Recruitment manager Whether you study our Level 3 Diploma or the T Level in Business and Administration, you can progress to study with us at degree level at University Centre Reaseheath, or at another university, or onto a higher level apprenticeship in business, sales or commercial enterprise.

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Adam Bramwell Level 2 Diploma in Business 2016 Level 3 Extended Diploma in Business 2018 School: The Heath School, Runcorn Age: 23 Job title: Purchasing Assistant, United Utilities “ I was introduced to career opportunities within United Utilities during my work placement. I think having work experience as part of the Level 3 Diploma in Business is a big bonus – it gives an insight into what pathways might suit you. “ I was offered a part-time job while I was still studying and took on my current role in the Payments Control department as soon as I completed my qualification. I liaise with suppliers and ensure that their financial contracts are dealt with efficiently. The depth of understanding that I gained on my diploma, particularly on the financial side, has been really helpful. “ I plan to work my way up within the department into a senior role with more responsibility.”

INDUSTRY FOCUSED Our links with key business professionals means you’ll gain real industry insight from visiting guest speakers to prepare you for your future career.

Managerial roles can command a salary of £30,000 with senior managers and directors earning in excess of £50,000. The average salary for an entry-level events co-ordinator is £19,500

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Ella’s story Ella Williams Level 3 Diploma in Business Age: 18 School: Brine Leas School Next Step: Apprenticeship in Business Administration with Alextra Group Accountants Ambition: Chartered Accountant “ I didn’t know what I wanted to do when I came to Reaseheath – but thanks to my business course I’m now on my way to becoming an accountant! “ I’ve always been good at maths, I like figures and the way everything slots together. Accounting is a service people need and it’s well paid so it’s a good career path. I’m planning to study for my Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) qualifications and will hopefully become a fully qualified chartered accountant in four years. “ I chose to study business because it’s interesting and covers a broad range of topics. I found I really liked management and finance – I probably wouldn’t have thought of accountancy otherwise. My lecturers were also very supportive.”

Industry view Kerrie Salisbury Future Talent Manager, AO “ As one of the nation’s leading on-line electrical stores with a total workforce of 3,500, we highly value our well trained and proactive staff. “ Reaseheath College is recognised by employers for its excellence in preparing students to enter the world of work and we are happy to help its business department achieve this aim. “ The college’s business courses are a great preparation for a wide range of careers, from human resources to logistics or finance, and we support the department by providing mock interviews, site visits and work experience. These provide added value to the courses and are part of the hands-on learning which employers value.”

Gain the advantage Ready for business Our links with key business professionals means you’ll gain real industry insight from visiting guest speakers, as well as benefit from work experience opportunities and study tours. We have established links with many major businesses including retail giant John Lewis and online electrical store AO. You’ll also benefit from working with local charities such as St Luke’s Hospice and the Neuromuscular Centre in Winsford.

CAREER READY We will prepare you for a successful career in the industry by helping you gain experience through study tours and additional awards.

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Stand out from the crowd by gaining firsthand experience with our study tours and work towards additional awards. Our study tours will help you to understand how external influences affect business activity and they include a tour of the Palace of Westminster and the Bank of England Museum. You can also help to organise student socials and charity fundraisers and gain work experience at prestigious events. Alongside your main qualification you can work towards additional awards such as recognised certificates in volunteering and food hygiene. Training for these qualifications looks fantastic on your CV and contributes to your ongoing professional development. See how you can get involved in the Etsy Christmas Market at bit.ly/RHC-Etsy

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DID YOU KNOW? The UK events industry is worth £42.3 billion and represents 35% of the total value of the UK visitor economy

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T Level Business and Administration

This two year T Level is highly industry focused and is designed to help you achieve your career goals. In addition to our experienced teaching staff, local employers will contribute to the delivery of your training and will provide you with useful information about the industry. You will gain a thorough understanding of the Management and Administration sector by covering several core topics such as Business Context, Quality Compliance and Change Management, and you will also study a standalone occupational specialism in either Team Leadership/ Management or Business Support. To help you and your CV stand out even more, you will develop a substantial piece of work in response to an employer brief, and complete an industry placement for a minimum of 45 days over two years.

Where you’ll be studying

You will be studying in the beautiful, rural setting of Cheshire, just one mile outside the busy market town of Nantwich and in easy access of Manchester, Birmingham, Liverpool and Chester. Our campus is small enough to retain a friendly, family atmosphere but large enough for you to mix with groups of like-minded students. There’s lots of clubs, societies and forums you can join and a lively programme of social events arranged by the Student Association. Over recent years we’ve invested over £80 million into our campus to create the best possible environment for learning.

DID YOU KNOW? 8 out of the top 10 jobs held by UK graduates are in the business, sales and HR sector

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Our business and events courses offer a great balance between practical and theoretical study. You’ll be encouraged to explore a range of topics whilst gaining real industry insights and experience through study tours, project work, guest speakers and by undertaking a relevant work placement. If you’re thinking of taking the next step to university, our two year Level 3 Diploma or T Level are the equivalent of three A Levels and equip you with the required UCAS points to progress on to degree level study. Level 2 First Extended Certificate in Business A great introduction to a broad range of business functions and processes. Level 3 Extended Diploma in Business with Events and Tourism Study business and learn how to coordinate and manage a whole host of events through project based tasks. Benefit from opportunities to gain valuable industry experience through work experience and volunteering. Level 3 Team Leader or Supervisor Apprenticeship Earn a wage while you learn to manage teams and projects at either a private, public or voluntary organisation. T Level Business and Administration This exciting new T Level programme, which is designed with businesses and employers and includes a 45 day work placement, is perfect for anyone wanting a headstart towards a successful career within the Management and Administration sector. T Level transition programme in Business and Adminstration If you want to complete a T Level in Business, but you do not yet meet the entry requirements, this one year course is a great opportunity to develop the skills to progress onto a Level 3 qualification. Discover our courses: reaseheath.ac.uk/business

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FOOD TECHNOLOGY

DEDICATED FACILITIES Work hands-on in our commercial dairy processing halls and dedicated butchery and bakery facilities

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At a glance Level 1 Foundation in Food Retail

WHY STUDY FOOD TECHNOLOGY AT REASEHEATH?

Level 3 Diploma in Food Technology and Management Level 3 Diploma in Agri-Food Enterprise Level 2 in Craft Butchery Retail and Production Apprenticeship Level 2 and Level 3 Food and Drink Process Operator Apprenticeships

We’re industry focused and want to prepare you for a successful career. Our commercial food centre is regarded to be among the best of any college in the world, so training with us is as close to being in industry as you can get! Become career ready and enhance your CV by completing extra qualifications in key subjects such as health and safety, food safety, risk assessment and HACCP. Experience working for one of our many regional and national industry partners, including Premier Foods, Sainsbury’s, Bakkavar, Bright Blue Foods, Robinsons, Co-op and Heineken, when completing your industry placement. Join study tours in the UK and possibly abroad, and enjoy behind-the-scenes visits to a wide variety of businesses to see what it is like working in the industry. Have the chance to be part of the biggest cheese show in the world – the International Cheese and Dairy Awards. Gain commercial skills by preparing dairy, bakery and meat products for sale on campus.

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Be spoilt for career choice in the UK’s largest manufacturing industry. Do you fancy taste testing chocolate or developing crisp flavours for a living? Some of our students have gone on to become buyers, production managers, marketing managers, food technicians and new product developers. Many work for major brand companies, with salaries which are as sweet as their job titles, starting at around £25,000! Studying food technology, you’ll be part of an exciting industry which is dynamic, fast paced and constantly changing to meet consumer demands. You’ll be encouraged to explore every aspect, from trying out new flavours to market research and packaging. You’ll have plenty of opportunity to put the theory you’ve learned in the classroom into practice by spending time working handson in our commercial dairy processing halls and dedicated butchery, bakery and new product development areas. We are also working in close partnership with the University of Chester to establish a new Institute of Sustainability and Food Innovation. The institute will bring together our state-of-the-art facilities, including a new food science research laboratory, to support testing, trials and research, and will further develop our strong collaboration with the food and drink industry.

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Where could your career take you?

Hannah’s story

If you’re looking for a course that will open doors to a huge range of career opportunities, then a food technology qualification is the perfect choice. A career in the food industry will give you a job for life, because at the end of the day we all need to eat! Careers range from employment in the dairy industry, engineering and health and safety sectors to new product development, packaging and food production. You might want to specialise in research, marketing or PR, human resources and logistics or the retail side of the industry, which is all possible with our food courses. Here’s an idea of the range of jobs you could progress on to: • Production operative • Food logistics • Ingredient and packaging buyer • Food production engineer • New product development technologist • Packaging designer or developer • Quality assurance technician • Production manager

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Level 3 Diploma in Food Technology and Management 2021 Age: 18 School: Allestree Woodland School, Derby Next Step: Foundation Degree in Artisan Food Production, Nottingham Trent University Ambition: New Product Developer “ The highlight of this course for me was becoming confident using the equipment in Reaseheath’s food processing halls. They’re run as a small scale factory and give you experiences which you wouldn’t get elsewhere. “ Having industry standard facilities was a massive bonus throughout Covid because we were able to do more practical sessions to compensate for the lack of work experience opportunities. Among our projects we helped a real business to make products out of seaweed, and we also created a new ice cream to celebrate Reaseheath’s 100th birthday, looking at different flavours and presentation. “ I like the idea of finding gaps in the market and developing new products. It’s a job with a purpose – and there are many options once you’ve qualified.”

• Logistics manager • Lab technician • Food nutritionist • Environmental health officer

CAREER READY Did you know that the average starting salary for a food technologist is £25,000? Get ready for a great career in the industry with us by using our incredible facilities and completing a work placement with our industry partners.

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Your Reaseheath Experience The majority of our food technology courses are 50% practically based, and are designed to introduce you to the variety of areas that make up the diverse and ever-growing food and drink industry. You will learn about food science and microbiology – including the science behind brewing cider, basic butchery skills, business management principles, new product development, dairy science, bakery, food safety and sustainability – all to give you a flavour of life in the food industry.

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Industry standard facilities

Reaseheath’s industry standard Food Centre was the first educational institution in the world to be awarded the globally recognised British Retail Consortium Grade AA certification for food safety, so we command huge respect within the industry. As well as working in our state-of-theart facilities, you’ll also gain experience working with the latest equipment used in the food industry and the department works closely with industry partners, including the likes of Sainsbury’s.

Jason’s story Jason Edwards FDQ Level 2 Diploma in Professional Butchery 2019 School: Priestley College, Warrington Job Title: Butcher’s shop manager Ambition: Butchery business owner Age: 27 “ Butchery is a great career for young people, particularly if you like being active and creative – and it’s taken me further than I ever thought possible!

Having a close relationship with industry means major brands use our facilities to develop new products and undertake trials. This opens up lots of opportunities for you to get involved in a range of projects.

“ Since completing my Level 2 apprenticeship I’ve become manager at Littlers Butchers, Hartford. I decide which products to create and I’m in charge of ordering stock and food safety management.

You will also be able to enhance your skills with work placements, trips across the UK and study tours. You could visit breweries, bakeries, food manufacturers and learn from world class experts in the field.

“ While I was a Reaseheath student I was a national medal winner in the butchery finals at WorldSkills UK LIVE, the nation’s largest skills event. I was then selected to represent Team GB at the World Butchers’ Challenge in California, USA. Sadly the competition was cancelled due to Covid-19, but hopefully it will go ahead in the future. I’m proud that butchery is being recognised and glad to be an ambassador for the industry.”

Industry view Marian Pusey Executive Director, Society of Dairy Technology “ The food industry is the UK’s largest manufacturing industry and offers a multitude of positions covering many disciplines to suit a range of skills. “ Reaseheath’s Level 3 Diploma in Food Technology and Management prepares students for the industry by offering very relevant modules which ensures that they have the essential background to develop their future careers. All students on food related courses benefit from using the college’s unrivalled food processing facilities and this, coupled with terrific links with industry, ensure they are very well equipped for a well paid and successful future career.”

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INDUSTRY FOCUSED The manufacture of prepared meals and dishes made up 25% of all jobs in the food and drink manufacturing industry in 2019. Our courses are industry focused to prepare you well for these roles, and many others.

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DID YOU KNOW? The food supply chain employs almost 4 million people and generates £121 billion for the economy each year — so career opportunities are only on the up!

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Food apprenticeships

The food industry is dynamic, fast-paced and high-tech, not to mention well paid! An apprenticeship is ideal for you if you’re looking to go straight into a job, while studying at the same time. There are lots of exciting opportunities for progression and roles that require a range of responsibilities. Our apprentices work for a variety of high-profile companies, such as Müller, Dairy Crest, Arla, Appleby Creamery, Bakkavor and Grant’s Butchers.

University study

Once you have completed your food technology course, you may decide that you want to progress onto higher level study. You could for example study a Foundation Degree in Food Science and Innovation or Bakery and Patisserie at University Centre Reaseheath. We also offer a BSc (Hons) in Food Manufacturing with Operations Management Top-Up to help you further enhance your career in the food industry. Or, you may decide that you want to progress onto a higher level apprenticeship, like Project Eden.

Project Eden

Project Eden is a degree level apprenticeship developed to meet the demands of the dairy industry in conjunction with Reaseheath College. It is designed to develop well-rounded Dairy Technologists with a passion for the dairy industry. Naboth Tinarwo Capability Building Manager Arla Foods “ Reaseheath’s Level 3 Food Technology course is the best pipeline feeder into our dairy technology programmes, in particular Project Eden. Arla Foods will continue to look to Reaseheath students to join Project Eden and pursue other technical careers with us because the high level knowledge, skills and behaviours students demonstrate suits our business ambitions.”

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Our courses If you’re interested in joining a growing industry where the demand for technically qualified staff increases each year, you’ll be in good hands as a Reaseheath food student. You’ll be supported throughout your course by our team of experienced and knowledgeable staff who will be on hand to help you achieve your best and ensure you progress into a successful career in the industry, or further study. Level 1 Foundation in Food Retail If you’re interested in food, this is a great way to gain some basic skills in food preparation and retail sales. Level 3 Diploma in Food Technology and Management Develop a broad set of technical skills and knowledge and put yourself in a great position to go straight into employment or to university. You will cover topics such as new product development, diet and nutrition, sustainable food production, quality in food, food science and many more. Level 3 Diploma in Agri-Food Enterprise An innovative, industry leading 2-year course equivalent to three A levels, which combines a Level 3 Food Technology and a Level 3 Agriculture Diploma. You’ll learn subjects such as Farm Diversification, Butchery, New Product Development, Livestock, Crop Production, Dairy Processing and Marketing which will catapult you to the forefront of your chosen industry. Level 2 Craft Butchery Retail and Production Apprenticeship On-the-job training will help develop your technical butchery skills. Level 2 and Level 3 Food and Drink Process Operator Apprenticeships Ideal for those working in food manufacturing, this apprenticeship is tailored depending on your place of work. Discover our courses: reaseheath.ac.uk/food

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ACADEMY OF ENGINEERING, TECHNOLOGY AND CONSTRUCTION Our Academy of Engineering, Technology and Construction is all about hands-on building and maintenance, whether this be maintaining highly technical agricultural machinery or motor vehicles, or working in areas such as brickwork, joinery or plastering in our construction department. We are the UK’s leading academy for agricultural engineering, and we have a £7 million advanced agricultural technology and engineering centre. Our multimillion-pound technical training facility has electronic diagnostic equipment, hydraulic training rigs, electronic lab and industry-standard workshops. Our motor vehicle workshop has five bays which makes it the largest in the area. By studying Motor Vehicle with us, you’ll gain the relevant qualifications and practical skills employers want. Our courses are hands-on, and we work closely with industry to make sure your skills meet the needs of employers.

You could also choose to study an Engineering Apprenticeship with us – we are the apprenticeship provider of choice for many industry leading companies. Our apprenticeships have been developed and designed with national and international employers, helping to ensure you gain the technical know-how and practical ability needed by industry. If you’d prefer to work in Construction, our construction department has all of the top-quality equipment you need to learn the highly skilled, and in demand, trades that we offer. You’ll benefit from our links with leading national and international companies, while getting the vital ‘handson’ experience that employers want. Learn more about this academy at bit.ly/RHC-ETC

AGRICULTURAL ENGINEERING ENGINEERING APPRENTICESHIPS MOTOR VEHICLE CONSTRUCTION

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AGRICULTURAL ENGINEERING

FANTASTIC FACILITIES Develop your technical knowledge by becoming a student at our Advanced Agricultural Technology and Engineering Centre

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At a glance Level 1 Foundation Diploma in Engineering

WHY STUDY AGRICULTURAL ENGINEERING AT REASEHEATH? We’re industry focused and we have extensive industry links, which is good news when it comes to your career prospects. Many of our former students have found work with some of the best manufacturers in the world. Become career ready and ‘learn by doing’ in our Agri-Tech training facility with electronic diagnostic equipment, hydraulic training rigs, electronics lab and industry-standard workshops. Perfect your diagnostic skills by working on our high quality running engine rigs. Our exciting Agri-Tech facility, built in 2018, was developed in partnership with major agricultural companies such as JCB, Case IH, CLAAS UK and New Holland. You may have the chance to join our European study tour and visit top shows and exhibitions to gain first-hand experience of the latest advances in agricultural engineering technology and manufacturing.

Level 2 Technical Certificate in Land-Based Engineering Level 3 Advanced Technical Extended Diploma in Agricultural Engineering Technical Baccalaureate in Agricultural Engineering Level 3 Land-Based Service Engineering Technician Apprenticeship Ecstatic about engines? ‘Learn by doing’ on our agricultural engineering courses. The world’s population is rapidly expanding, and this generates an ever-growing need to produce more food. As a talented, highly skilled engineer with the industry skills that count, you’ll find yourself in high demand when it comes to the jobs market. As the UK’s leading academy for agricultural engineering, we are constantly raising the bar to deliver training in the advanced technology needed to maintain the complex tractors and agricultural machinery used in precision farming. Based in our £7 million Advanced Agricultural Technology and Engineering (Agri-Tech) Centre, you will develop your technical knowledge and practical ability in the maintenance of agricultural machinery using the latest diagnostic equipment. If your goal is to work for a top manufacturer as a multi-skilled engineer capable of influencing our future, we’ve got a course to suit!

Our partnership with market-leading manufacturers means that you’ll be learning with state-of-the-art technologically advanced machinery and equipment – including the very latest GPS precision farming technology.

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Where could your career take you?

Kelly-Anne’s story

Many of our students find employment with world-class national and international manufacturers such as Case IH, JCB and New Holland working in the fields of training and development or technical support. Others choose to work for leading dealerships and progress their career within the company to managerial roles. Working for a main manufacturer or dealership, you may also be offered global travel opportunities with temporary overseas contracts being common in Australia, Canada and America. Some popular career options include: • Precision farming engineer • Technical service engineer • Design and development engineer • Aftersales technical support specialist • Technical parts specialist • Technical sales engineer • Test engineer

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Kelly-Anne Roberts Level 2 Technical Certificate in Land Based Technology 2019 IMIAL Level 3 Extended Diploma in Agricultural Engineering 2021 Age: 42 School: Church Stretton Secondary School Job title: Agricultural Engineering Instructor “ I studied agricultural engineering as a mature student because I wanted to broaden my experience and skills. I loved the experience so much that I applied for a job in the department as soon as I qualified, and now I’m instructing the next generation of engineers! Reaseheath has a great reputation for teaching and for its new facilities, so I’m really happy. “ I’m passionate about vintage tractors and I run my own repair and restoration business alongside my college job. For me they tell the story of a bygone era that we shouldn’t forget. I’m also keen to encourage women into the industry. If you have a passion you shouldn’t be put off because it’s mainly man-led.”

Oliver Herdman Level 2 Technical Certificate in Land Based Engineering 2021 Age: 17 School: The JCB Academy, Staffordshire Next step: Level 3 Advanced Technical Extended Diploma in Agricultural Engineering Ambition: Self Employed Agriculture Engineer “ I already work as an agricultural contractor, driving and servicing tractors and diggers, milking cows and shearing sheep. I chose to come to Reaseheath to get good qualifications plus experience. The college is highly thought of and has the best engineering facilities in the country so I have a lot to gain.”

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CAREER READY Did you know a fully qualified technical service engineer can earn an average starting salary of £28,000 – £35,000? If this is your career goal, we want to help you get there! We’ll prepare you for your future career by providing you with expert teaching, industry-standard equipment and hands-on experience.

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Benefit from our industry links

Our Advanced Agricultural Technology and Engineering (Agri-Tech) Centre opened its doors in 2018 following an investment of £7 million and is part of our new Technology Park. Carefully designed to lead the way in training and technology, the purpose-built centre contains £1 million pounds worth of the very latest equipment and resources.

We’re the preferred training provider for local, national and international companies including JCB, Case IH, CLAAS UK and New Holland. Employers look to us when recruiting and newly qualified engineers are always in demand.

This exciting facility was developed in partnership with major agricultural companies and it will allow us to deliver next generation skills in precision engineering, precision farming and many other areas. Our industry standard workshops include practical teaching areas and technical teaching classrooms where you’ll work with electronic diagnostic equipment, hydraulic training rigs and in our electronics lab. The Agri-Tech Centre also houses a showroom where you can experience product launches and industry events.

Your Reaseheath Experience As an agricultural engineering student, you may have the opportunity to join our annual study tour with visits to engineering and manufacturing centres of excellence. You’ll also get the chance to visit top agricultural shows and exhibitions, such as LAMMA, to experience the very latest in advanced engineering and computer technology. We invited leading manufacturers to the launch of our Agri-Tech Centre, allowing our students to learn about the latest models and network with industry professionals.

Our Level 3 Advanced Technical Extended Diploma is a unique three-year sandwich course, with a year spent on work placement. Designed in partnership with industry, this nationally recognised qualification offers excellent career progression. We’re part of Agri-Tech West, an alliance of businesses, organisations and educational institutions formed to find ways of producing sustainable food using new technology.

Industry view Charlie Nicklin Chief Executive Officer, Institution of Agricultural Engineers, and former Reaseheath student “ Reaseheath’s new Centre for Advanced Engineering and Agri-Technology is an excellent example of how academia and industry can work collaboratively to move agricultural engineering well and truly into the 21st Century. These teaching facilities combine all aspects of agricultural innovation, mechanisation and advanced engineering under one roof, ensuring that students are fully prepared to meet the technological and engineering challenges of a rapidly changing industry.”

INDUSTRY FOCUSED Our courses are industry focused to prepare you for your future career. We’re the preferred training provider for many leading companies and our reputation within the sector can give you a head start when interviewing for a job.

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DID YOU KNOW? The UK will recruit around 87,000 graduate level engineers per year over the next 10 years

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Tom’s story Tom Evans Level 2 Diploma in Land Based Technology (Engineering) 2019 Level 3 Advanced Technical Extended Diploma in Agricultural Engineering 2021 Age: 19 years School: The Priory School, Shrewsbury Job title: Service Technician “ Although I don’t have an engineering or farming background, my ambition has always been to work with tractors and machinery. My courses delivered exactly what I wanted and I’m now qualified and have an interesting job. “ I work for Rea Valley Tractors, a John Deere and JCB dealership. I did my Level 3 work placement there, which led to a fixed term contract and then a permanent position. I want to progress in this role and then move upwards – maybe to master level.”

Earn while you learn Our engineering apprenticeships have been carefully developed with employers to provide you with ‘onthe-job’ training while you earn a wage and develop the relevant skills needed to fast-track your career in the agricultural engineering industry. We provide apprenticeship training for leading national and international companies and these companies donate top-of-the-range machinery and equipment which we use to develop your technical training. Trained by specialist staff in our fully-equipped workshops, you will attend college in blocks throughout the year. The rest of the time you will be gaining valuable industry experience in the workplace. See next page for more information on our engineering apprenticeships.

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Our courses Whichever course you choose to study, you’ll be in good hands. Our experienced and knowledgeable staff, fantastic industry links and state-of-the-art facilities will help give you a flying start to your career in the agricultural engineering sector. Level 1 Foundation Diploma in Engineering If you are interested in engineering, this hands on course offers you a great introduction to a range of engineering skills including using hand tools, welding and electrical wiring. Level 2 Technical Certificate in Land-Based Engineering Gain a good grounding and preparation for further learning. Level 3 Advanced Technical Extended Diploma in Agricultural Engineering The equivalent of three A Levels, this course gives you the skills and knowledge for a wide number of jobs or to progress onto a higher level study. You can study this course over three years completing a one year industry relevant work placement Technical Baccalaureate in Agricultural Engineering For high achievers and worth 4.5 A Levels, you’ll study a range of engineering-based topics along with Level 3 maths and an extended project. Level 3 Land-Based Service Engineering Technician Apprenticeship (Agricultural Engineering and Construction Plant pathways) This apprenticeship is studied over three years block release and is ideal for employed land-based service engineers who wish to further develop their skills and knowledge. From September 2023, we’ll also be offering a T Level in Land-based Engineering! Discover our courses: reaseheath.ac.uk/agricultural-engineering

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ENGINEERING APPRENTICESHIPS INDUSTRY LEADING We are the apprenticeship provider of choice for many industry leading companies

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At a glance Level 2 Trade Supplier Apprenticeship

WHY STUDY ENGINEERING APPRENTICESHIPS AT REASEHEATH? Because we’re industry focused, our engineering apprenticeships have been developed and designed with employers which means you’ll finish your apprenticeship with the skills and knowledge needed by the sector. Become career ready by developing transferable skills which can open the door to careers in allied industries such as quarrying and mining, offshore, petrochemical and factory maintenance. Our partnership with market-leading manufacturers means that you’ll be learning with state-of-the-art technologically advanced machinery and other equipment. Once qualified, you’ll enjoy a range of rewarding career opportunities within the engineering industry and earn a skilled tradesperson’s wage. We have extensive industry links which is good news when it comes to your future career prospects. Many of our apprentices are employed by some of the best manufacturers in the world.

Level 3 Land-Based Service Engineering Technician Apprenticeship Level 3 Rail Engineering Technician Apprenticeship Level 3 Bus and Coach Engineering Technician Apprenticeship

Want to work with big and complex machinery? Engineer your future with a Reaseheath apprenticeship. As an engineering apprentice you’ll be able to access high quality training to develop your career in either the agricultural, construction plant or rail engineering industries. We are the apprenticeship provider of choice for many industry leading companies. We work with over 80 companies including Sunbelt Rentals, AP Webb, Arriva Trains, Banner Plant, Alstom, Case New Holland, CLAAS, JCB Dealerships and The GAP Group – so we can guarantee that you’ll be in good company. Our apprenticeships have been developed and designed with these national and international employers, helping to ensure you gain the technical know-how and practical ability needed by industry. If you want to combine essential on-the-job experience with further training at college on day or block release – our apprenticeships could be just what you’re looking for.

‘Learn by doing’ in our multi-million pound technical training facility with electronic diagnostic equipment, hydraulic training rigs, electronics lab and industry-standard workshops.

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Where could your career take you?

Alisha’s story

The engineering maintenance sector can offer many career options and you will develop the transferable skills and the experience that employers rate so highly when recruiting. You could find yourself working as an engineer in any number of industries such as gas and oil, pipeline, quarrying, recycling, shipping and marine, building and infrastructure. As a fully qualified maintenance engineer, the industry can offer you excellent career progression, a generous salary and the chance to work in the UK and abroad. There’s a wide variety of jobs on offer including: • Construction plant mechanic • Agricultural engineering technician • Rail maintenance technician • Auto electrician • Construction plant operator • Factory maintenance technician • Engineering maintenance technician • Forklift truck technician • Large goods vehicle technician • Recycling industry engineer

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Alisha Giles Level 2 Apprenticeship in Construction Plant 2020 Job title: Mobile engineer, Mackley Construction and Plant Hire Age: 21 Next step: Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering Ambition: Chief Engineer “ Everything about an engine captivates me, from the noise to researching each component – and the joy of finding and solving issues. “ I began my career as an apprentice construction plant fitter with GAP Hire Solutions and did my off-the-job training at Reaseheath College. All my lecturers had industry experience and put themselves out to support me, and in 2020 I was proud to be national runner up in the Construction Planthire Association’s ‘Star of the Future’ Awards. “ I’m studying for a Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering but I still apply the diagnostic training that I learned as an apprentice on a daily basis. I can’t think of a better career when I’m out on the road on my way to help a customer.”

• Offshore maintenance technician • Pipeline maintenance engineer • Crane mechanic • Bus and coach specialist

CAREER READY Did you know experienced mechanics can earn over £30,000? A high proportion of mechanics currently working in Formula One started their career as a plant mechanic. Start your career by studying an apprenticeship with us!

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Elliott’s story Elliott Harvey Level 3 Apprenticeship in Construction Plant 2017 Job title: Service Engineer, Greenshields JCB, Farnham Age: 25 “ My role is to maintain and repair JCB construction plant equipment such as excavators, dumpers and telehandlers throughout the south east. “ It’s an interesting and well paid career. There’s a big demand for skills like mine in the industry and so, after seven years, I’m planning a new venture to gain employment in Australia’s mining industry. It’ll be like my role here, but the machinery will be much bigger! “ My college time helped massively to give me the skills, and my college work gave me the evidence I needed for my skilled visa application. Subject to Covid border restrictions, I should be off to my new life within a year. I wouldn’t have been able to pursue this opportunity without my apprenticeship, so I’m very pleased I chose this route!”

Your Reaseheath Experience As an engineering apprentice you will benefit from our links with top national and international companies and experience how the industry operates with relevant work placements and on-site visits. All our staff have extensive industry experience and collaborate with leading manufacturers to keep you up-to-date with the very latest advancements in the sector you’re looking to work in. We’ve invested £1million into specialist training resources to enable the very latest equipment technology to be taught. This includes advanced hydraulic training rigs (one of the first in the UK), CAN bus diagnostics training modules and the very latest vehicles and equipment from leading manufacturers to train on. Once you’ve completed your apprenticeship, you’ll have the skills employers want such as diagnosing complex systems for faults, stripping and assembling a range of sub systems and using hand powered and electronic tools to carry out maintenance activities.

Jack’s story Jack Chantrell Construction and Plant Maintenance Apprenticeship 2019 School: Wreake Valley Academy Next step: Remote Engineer with JCB Ambition: Management position “ I loved studying at Reaseheath because of the fantastic facilities there. I really enjoyed my apprenticeship, because you get paid while you learn, the block release system breaks up the work nicely and I’ve enjoyed making friends from all over the country who have similar interests to me. I was also delighted to gain the top JCB franchise apprentice award at the end of my apprenticeship. This is great recognition and will help for my future career.”

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Industry view Jon Taylor Technical Training Manager, SMT GB “ SMT GB markets Volvo Construction Equipment products in Great Britain and we are keen to establish a reliable source of career ready construction plant service engineers for our national network. “ We chose to base our bespoke Level 3 apprenticeship programme at Reaseheath because we felt that its recent investment into engineering infrastructure, facilities and equipment made it best suited to meet our company’s needs. “ We were particularly impressed with the new advanced hydraulics room and bespoke engine rigs. Reaseheath has a varied selection of modern technical equipment, and the fact that we were able to bring our Volvo machinery on-site has been a huge advantage to our training programme.”

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Our courses

Part of our new Technology Park, our Advanced Agricultural Technology and Engineering (Agri-Tech) Centre opened its doors in 2018 following an investment of £7 million.

Do a real job working alongside experienced professionals, while gaining a valuable industry backed qualification and get paid at the same time!

This exciting facility was developed in partnership with major engineering companies and will provide a dedicated centre for our Engineering Apprenticeship Academy. Carefully designed to lead the way in training and technology, the purposebuilt centre contains industry standard workshops, technical teaching classrooms and a an electronics lab. The centre also houses a showroom where you can experience product launches and industry events.

Earn while you learn Our apprenticeships have been carefully developed with employers to provide you with ‘on-the-job’ training while you earn a wage and develop the relevant skills needed to fast-track your career in the construction plant, rail or agricultural engineering industries. Some world-class manufacturers have donated top of the range machinery and equipment which we use to develop your technical skills. The majority of your learning will occur in the workplace and you will visit college on day or block release to receive further training from our specialist staff.

Level 2 Trade Supplier Apprenticeship Gain the skills to establish a logical and streamlined flow of goods and services between manufacturers and their skilled trade customer base. Level 3 Land-Based Service Engineering Technician Apprenticeship (Agricultural Engineering and Construction Plant pathways) Studied over three years block release, this apprenticeship is ideal for employed land-based service engineers who wish to further develop their skills and knowledge. Level 3 Rail Engineering Technician Apprenticeship Designed in partnership with Alstom and Arriva Trains, this apprenticeship provides a route into employment within the rail industry as an engineering technician. Level 3 Bus and Coach Engineering Technician Apprenticeship Learn how to carry out a range of engineering work on buses and coaches for bus and coach operators If you’re interested in becoming a Reaseheath engineering apprentice please contact apprenticeships@reaseheath.ac.uk for more information on how to apply. Discover our courses: reaseheath.ac.uk/engineering

INDUSTRY FOCUSED Benefit from our links with top national and international companies and experience how the industry operates with relevant work placements and on-site visits.

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CAREER DESTINATION

“ You’re doing something which could help to solve the planet’s climate crisis”

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Dan Lewis Level 3 Construction Plant Engineering Apprenticeship 2018 Age: 24 Job title: Traverse Vehicles Engineering Manager, British Antarctic Survey Former employer: Arnold Plant Hire, Stockport Ambition: To travel the world “ I feel so lucky that I’m having this incredible Antarctic experience. It’s a great adventure with the added incentive that you’re doing something which could help to solve the planet’s climate crisis. “ I’m one of three vehicle engineering managers overseeing the heavy duty vehicles which provide logistical support to the British Antarctic Survey. I’m in charge of the traverse fleet, the expedition vehicles which haul the fuel, scientific equipment and supplies for the survey team. “ We don’t have workshops in the field so you have to rely on your skills and experience – but I use exactly the same principles that I learned at Reaseheath, just adapted to low temperature engineering. “ I go to Antarctica for half the year and spend the remaining six months in our UK base in Cambridge, testing how mechanisms react in different conditions, modifying equipment and preparing them for shipping. “ It’s an amazing job and I’d advise any engineer to give it a go if they get the chance.”

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MOTOR VEHICLE

NEW FOR 2022 Study a T Level in Maintenance, Installation and Repair with us!

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At a glance Level 1 Foundation in Engineering

WHY STUDY MOTOR VEHICLE AT REASEHEATH?

As our courses are industry focused, you’ll be able to develop your knowledge of advanced diagnostic systems and get the chance to fault find and carry out repairs to industry standard. Become career ready by completing 100 hours of industry relevant work placements, giving you hands-on experience within a motor vehicle environment. You can work towards additional training qualifications in hybrid technology and air conditioning systems to enhance your employability and personal development. Our excellent workshop facilities include eleven vehicle ramps, a simulated MOT standard test lane and fourway Hunter laser wheel alignment.

Level 1 IMI Diploma in Automotive Maintenance Level 2 IMI Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair T Level in Maintenance, Installation and Repair for Engineering and Manufacturing: Light and Electric Vehicles T Level transition programme in Maintenance, Installation and Repair for Engineering and Manufacturing Are you driven to know more about motor vehicles and to become a next generation motor vehicle technician? Our motor vehicle courses will help fasttrack your career by giving you the relevant qualifications and practical skills employers want. This means you’ll be first off the grid when it comes to finding a job! Guided by our expert staff, who have many years of industry experience and knowledge, you’ll get plenty of hands-on experience and the chance to broaden your horizons with visits to track days, motor shows, transport museums and other relevant businesses. If you’re looking for a career in motor vehicle technology, we have the know-how to help you to reach your destination.

Gain relevant, practical experience in our multi-million pound, purpose-built workshop which, having five bays, makes it the largest in the area. All our vehicle technology courses are paperless – using modern learning methods, you will work through your own ePortfolio as you advance your practical skills.

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Where could your course take you?

Connor’s story

The UK automotive industry is a vital part of our economy. The wider automotive industry employs more than 856,000 people in over 150 different job roles and our IMI (Institute of the Motor Industry) diplomas are internationally recognised awards that can open the door to job opportunities around the world. Many of our motor vehicle students have gone on to work for independent garages and main dealerships, and following completion of our Level 3 qualification you can train in MOT testing. Some popular career options include: • Vehicle technician • Working within main vehicle dealerships • Master technician • Motorsport engineer

CAREER READY Did you know an experienced motor vehicle technician can earn an average salary of £25,000? We’ll help you prepare for your career by providing you with expert teaching, outstanding facilities and essential work experience.

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Connor Linnane Level 2 IMI Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair 2021 Age: 16 School: Christleton High School Next Step: Level 3 IMI Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Ambition: Head mechanic motocross race team “ I’m big into motorsport, both bikes and cars, but my passion is motocross. I’ve always been interested in off road biking and I compete at MX2 Junior level at the moment. Racing is such good fun and, of course, winning is great! “ I came to Reaseheath on a Key Stage 4 programme while I was still at school and couldn’t wait to come back as a full time student. It’s a very good college. The quality of teaching is good and there’s a lot of high grade equipment in the workshops. “ I’m looking forward to moving up and learning more – and hopefully we’ll catch up on the track day visits, which we missed because of Covid.”

Where you’ll be studying Following a £7 million investment, our purpose-built engineering centre opened its doors in 2018 and contains the very latest equipment and resources. Our new centre includes workshops, a stunning exhibition style showroom, classrooms and a state-of-the-art electronics lab. Based in our multi-million-pound workshops, which are equipped to industry standard, you’ll develop your technical knowledge and practical know-how in the maintenance of automotive vehicles by using the latest diagnostic equipment. Our workshop has five bays which makes it the largest in the area and contains advanced diagnostic systems such as Autel MaxiDAS, DEC Superscan, Picoscope, Autel Quadscope, Ethos and VAG-COM.

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Summer’s story Summer Hough

Level 1 IMI Diploma in Transport Maintenance Level 2 IMI Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Age: 18 School: Malbank School Next step: Level 3 IMI Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Ambition: RAF engineer “ I came to Reaseheath to learn about motor vehicle technology as preparation for joining the RAF. I’ve so enjoyed the courses that I’ve stayed longer and longer! “ The course managers make the topics interesting and go out of their way to make sure you understand how the components work. The workshops are fully equipped and the cars are modern, and it’s fun taking the engine or brakes apart and putting them back together again. “ I’m planning to apply for the RAF when I’ve finished my Level 3 Diploma. If I’m successful I’ll stay in for some years and then hopefully start up my own garage. I think many female car owners would prefer a female mechanic.”

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Industry view Michelle Barrett Business Development Manager, Institute of the Motor Industry “ The retail automotive industry is a dynamic and exciting sector full of great opportunities for a rewarding career. Reaseheath has been a valued partner of the Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) for 14 years and offers a diverse selection of IMI qualifications and apprenticeship opportunities. “ In-line with Government ambition for a carbon neutral future, the automotive industry is evolving rapidly. The electrification of vehicle powertrains, use of alternative fuels and the move towards autonomous and connected vehicles are just some of the advancements taking place right now. With Reaseheath’s training and the IMI’s globally recognised certification, you’ll be perfectly placed to take advantage of the opportunities this change will bring for a lifelong progressive career.”

Your Reaseheath Experience As a motor vehicle student, you’ll get to enjoy behind the scenes trips to sporting venues and track days and visit relevant businesses and car companies. You may also have the opportunity to join in social events such as go-karting and paintballing.

INDUSTRY FOCUSED We are focused on preparing our students for work in the industry. One of the ways we do this is by working closely with relevant companies which you may work for in the future to ensure your skills meet the needs of employers.

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We offer a range of additional qualifications and training which are great for your personal development and a valuable addition to your CV. You can train for Level 3 awards in electric/ hybrid vehicle system repair and replacement or in automotive refrigerant handling. We also offer an IMI Level 2 Award in MOT Testing (Class 4 and 7)* and IMI Level 3 Award in MOT Test Centre Management* which are approved by VOSA (Vehicle and Operator and Services Agency). *Candidates must meet entry requirements

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DID YOU KNOW? There were over 23,000 jobs in the motor vehicle maintenance and repair industry in 2019 in the North West, with an average salary of £25,700 a year!

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Become career ready

Our courses

Our courses are hands-on, and we work closely with industry to make sure your skills meet the needs of employers.

Our motor vehicle diplomas offer a great balance between practical and theoretical study and are all one year long in duration. Your GCSE results will determine whether you start on a Level 1 or Level 2 programme. Following this you can then progress to Level 3 or onto an apprenticeship.

We have strong links with well respected automotive companies such as SYNETIQ, Smiths Autoparts and Grensons. You’ll be based mainly in our wellequipped workshops, so time spent in the classroom is kept to a minimum. With the help of our dedicated staff you’ll develop your knowledge of a range of automotive vehicles and become familiar with vehicle electrics, engines, chassis systems and braking systems. Our courses cover vehicle electronics, engine management, electric vehicle technology, chassis technology and modern transmission systems. You’ll also learn about vital workplace health and safety practices, vehicle diagnostics and customer services so you’ll be fully prepared for employment in this sector. We have great industry links with local companies which will enhance your learning and make sure you are career ready.

T Level in Maintenance, Installation and Repair for Engineering and Manufacturing During this two year programme, which includes a 45 day industry placement, you will develop core knowledge and skills needed to work in a range of maintenance, installation and repair roles. This would be a great option for you if you want to work in the motor vehicle industry, perhaps as a maintenance technician, a heavy vehicle technician or an accident repair specialist. You’ll develop a technical understanding of the primary and auxiliary systems of a wide range of vehicles along with the industry experience employers are looking for, to help you get where you want to go fast.

Level 1 Foundation in Engineering If you are interested in engineering, this hands-on course offers you a great introduction to a range of engineering skills including using hand tools, welding and electrical wiring Level 1 IMI Diploma in Automotive Maintenance This is a great introductory course to give you the basic mechanical skills you’ll need to work in the automotive repair industry Level 2 IMI Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair This course is for automotive enthusiasts keen to jump-start their career in the motor vehicle industry. Throughout the year you’ll be trained to repair and replace light vehicle components, working on a range of different motor vehicles T Level in Maintenance, Installation and Repair for Engineering and Manufacturing: Light and Electric Vehicles Designed with businesses and employers, this two year programme which includes a 45 day industry work placement, will give you the equivalent of three A Levels, plus the industry experience for a great career T Level transition programme in Maintenance, Installation and Repair for Engineering and Manufacturing If you want to complete a T Level, but you do not yet meet the entry requirements, this one year course is a great opportunity to develop the skills to progress onto a Level 3 qualification Discover our courses: reaseheath.ac.uk/motor-vehicle

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ACADEMY OF ENGINEERING, TECHNOLOGY AND CONSTRUCTION

CONSTRUCTION

NEW FOR 2022 Study a Construction T Level with us!

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At a glance Level 1 and 2 Diplomas in Brickwork

WHY STUDY CONSTRUCTION AT REASEHEATH?

Level 1 Diploma in Floor and Wall Tiling Level 1 and 2 Diplomas in Joinery (Bench Joinery or Site Carpentry) Level 1 Diploma in Multiskills Level 1 Diploma in Painting and Decorating Level 1 and 2 Diplomas in Plastering Level 2 and Level 3 Construction Apprenticeships

As our courses are industry focused, you’ll be supported by our team of highly qualified staff who have extensive industry experience. You’ll become career ready by learning your trade in bespoke, spacious workshops that are all stocked with top quality equipment. Benefit from high quality resources and materials thanks to our partnerships with leading businesses, and use high-tech equipment such as VR headsets thanks to our involvement in the Advanced Construction Training project. 94% of our construction students progress to work in the industry and you’ll develop your practical skills, knowledge and employability through ‘on-the-job’ work placements. Gain ‘hands-on’ experience as part of the on-going project work we carry out with local businesses and organisations and enjoy fun team and confidence building activities to raise money for charity.

T Level in On-site Construction T Level in Design, Surveying and Planning T Level transition programme in Construction Planning your future? There’s never been a better time to join the construction industry. It’s boom time for building! If you’re inspired by the places where we live, work, travel and play, the construction industry is looking to recruit young people with recognised trade qualifications and the practical skills that count. As a Reaseheath construction student you can build a range of specific skills in three distinct trade areas, or develop the progressive digital technologies required for the modern built environment. Our industry-led full time and apprenticeship courses are the perfect foundation for a rewarding career as you will learn your craft alongside professional tradespeople. If you want to make a lasting impact by building functional and sustainable environments for an expanding population – your future starts with us!

You’ll have the opportunity to gain the Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS), which proves that you have the qualifications needed to work on-site. You won’t get a job with a recognised company without one!

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Where could your career take you?

Sam’s story

Construction is a growth industry which means that there are plenty of varied careers to choose from once you’re qualified, many of which involve working in different locations and workplaces. We offer a wide range of trade routes and on completing your studies you will enter the industry as a qualified tradesperson. Once you have the relevant experience you can progress to professional roles. Some popular trade career options in this sector include: • Bricklayer • Plasterer • Business owner • Bench joiner • Site joiner Professional roles in the construction sector include: • Project manager • Architect • Site manager

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Sam Bailey Level 1 Carpentry and Joinery 2011 Level 2 Carpentry and Joinery 2012 Age: 33 Job title: Owner, Bellota Oak Frames Ambition: Steady growth “ My company specialises in the design and production of bespoke hand crafted oak frames from porches to full frame houses. It was a huge leap to set up my own business but I’m very pleased with how it’s grown. I have clients throughout the region, and I employ two former Reaseheath students. “ Oak framing is a traditional craft and is a very niche market. Every job is different and you get a real sense of pride on completion. “ Much of my success is down to my Reaseheath experience. I learned the correct skills and that helped me through my apprenticeship with an established oak framing company. My tutors were very supportive and helped me along the way. Even now I go back to them for advice.”

• Surveyor • Quantity surveyor • Contracts manager • Foreman • Health and Safety Manager

CAREER READY Did you know the average salary for trades people ranges from £30,000 to £50,000 a year? Whatever your career aspirations, we will help you get there, through hands-on experience, work placements and additional qualifications!

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Kate’s story Kate Cole Level 3 Extended Diploma in Construction and the Built Environment 2022 Age: 17 School: Spalding High School, Lincolnshire Next Step: Level 4 qualification Ambition: Building surveyor “ I was keen to come on this course because it’ll give me the best opportunity to get into the construction industry. There are other female students, which is nice to see in a male dominated industry. “ My mum’s an estate agent and my dad renovates properties, which is why I’m interested in buildings. I’m quite academic and I’m loving the variety of units and topics– some go into real depth. I feel it’s a great achievement to compile information and write an essay referencing figures. “ Living away from home is also a great experience. I’ve made lifelong friends and gained so much independence and confidence. I’ve been the Student Association’s Health and Safety representative and now I’m Vice President. There’s never time to get bored!”

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Your Reaseheath Experience We are privileged to be involved in the Advanced Construction Training project where we are working with employers to develop digital technologies and skills training for the construction industry. As part of the project, we receive specialist equipment, such as VR headsets, autoCAD and digital surveying equipment, which you could use to perfect your skills. You’ll benefit from our links with leading national and international companies and gain valuable insight with on-site visits and trips to building shows such as Eco Build and The Skills Show. You can also put your skills, technical ability and time management to the test by going head-to-head with the nation’s most talented young tradespeople in SkillBuild and WorldSkills UK competitions. Organised by CITB, SkillBuild is the largest multi-trade competition in the UK for trainees and apprentices. You could even be selected for the national finals and go on to compete internationally at EuroSkills and the WorldSkills global finals. Last year one of our students represented us in the national finals at WorldSkills UK.

Become career ready Jobs in construction are well paid and the opportunities for career progression are excellent. From building new homes or restoring heritage buildings to working on large sites or individual home extensions, this sector will offer you plenty of career options.

INDUSTRY FOCUSED The UK building industry is growing. In the next five years, over 230,000 construction jobs are expected to be created. Our courses are industry focused so you’ll be well prepared to fill these jobs!

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You can strengthen your employability skills by working towards the additional awards we offer such as the Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) which proves that you have the required training and qualifications for working on-site. Gaining additional qualifications is fantastic for your personal development and looks great on your CV!

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Construction apprenticeships

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As a Reaseheath construction apprentice you’ll get to earn while you learn while building up your technical knowledge and industry skills. Based mainly in the workplace, you’ll attend college on block or day release where our specialist staff will train you in our fully equipped workshops. You will strengthen your understanding of the construction industry as a whole and get the chance to specialise in either brickwork or carpentry and joinery. Our apprentices work for many companies including Faber Construction, AP Builders, Hayes Builders LTD, Pochins, Hewitt Developments, Nantwich Building Services, Smilers Construction Ltd, Nick Proctor Building and Joinery Services and PG Mullocks.

Construction T Levels Our new two year Construction T Levels are highly industry focused and have been designed with employers to prepare you for a successful career. You will cover a range of topics related to the industry as well as an occupational specialism module and a work placement of at least 315 hours over the two year course. Depending on your interests, you can choose the T Level in Onsite Construction or the T Level in Design, Surveying and Planning, or if you don’t quite have the entry requirements for these Level 3 T Levels, our transition programme in Construction would be a great choice for you!

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Louise Hilder Director and Operations Manager, Cheshire Surveys “ Reaseheath’s construction department has a pioneering approach to training the next generation of construction professionals, including surveyors. “ Digitalised skills are key to how the industry now operates and we ourselves continually invest in cutting edge digital surveying equipment and work closely with clients to advance the use of this new technology. “ As an industry partner, we are working in partnership with Reaseheath to provide direct industry insight of how advances in digital technology are shaping and improving the future of the construction industry.”

DID YOU KNOW? Senior and Chartered Architects can earn in the region of £50,000– £100,000 per year

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Our courses Our specialist courses offer all the training you will need to start your career in construction. From learning the basic skills of bricklaying, joinery, tiling or plastering, to advancing your technical knowledge and project management skills, you’ll be fully equipped to get a job once you’ve completed your studies. Level 1 Diploma in Brickwork This hands-on course will introduce you to the basics of bricklaying. Level 2 Diploma in Brickwork Further enhance your skills working with bricks, following on from your Level 1 qualification. Level 1 Diploma in Floor and Wall Tiling Learn the basics of fixing tiles and develop skills in safe working practices in construction. Level 1 Diploma in Joinery You will gain a basic grasp of flooring, scaffolding, working with power tools and other key skills working in our specialist construction workshops. Level 2 Diploma in Site Carpentry The next step in your joinery career, you’ll develop comprehensive skills in roofing, stairs, flooring, door hanging, power tools and other areas such as scaffolding. Level 2 Diploma in Bench Joinery You will further develop the skills required for setting-out, marking and manufacturing joinery products such as doors, windows and stairs using some of the latest tools and machinery.

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Level 1 Diploma in Multiskills Working in collaboration with Building Heroes this course, for military veterans and those in resettlement, will retrain you with the skills for a career in construction or property maintenance. Level 1 Diploma in Painting and Decorating This course is a great starting point for those who are looking to have a career in painting and decorating. Level 1 Diploma in Plastering A great introductory course if you’re looking to gain basic skills in plastering. Level 2 Diploma in Plastering Your vital progression route from Level 1, topping-up your skills ready to become a fully qualified plasterer. Level 2 and Level 3 Construction apprenticeship Broaden your understanding of the whole construction industry learning ‘on the job’, with an apprenticeship. T Level On-site Construction This is an exciting new two year qualification for students to learn about on-site construction at a Level 3 standard and includes a 315 hour work placement. T Level Design, Surveying and Planning This two year T Level focuses on Design, Surveying and Planning in the construction and built environment sectors and includes a 315 hour work placement. T Level transition programme in Construction If you want to complete a T Level in Construction, but you do not yet meet the entry requirements, this one year course is a great opportunity to develop the skills to progress onto a Level 3 qualification. Discover our courses: reaseheath.ac.uk/construction

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ACADEMY OF FOUNDATION LEARNING AND LIFE SKILLS Develop vital personal, learning and employability skills to help you prepare for adulthood and the world of work in our Academy of Foundation Learning and Life Skills. You’ll learn about subjects that interest you and our very experienced staff, who have worked extensively with young people, will be on-hand to support you in achieving your goals. Work experience placements, volunteering opportunities and fundraising activities will help boost your confidence. As your confidence grows, you’ll develop key employability skills such as time keeping, understanding body language and learning how to work as part of a team. You’ll also continuing to improve your English and maths.

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You’ll be based in Chaffinch, our £1.5 million purpose-built centre, solely for use by our foundation students. You’ll also have access to industry standard facilities across campus and, depending on which course you choose, you could find yourself learning and gaining work experience in our advanced engineering centre, equestrian centre, commercial farm, sports centre or in our specialist teaching zoo and purpose-built farm barn. Our supportive team of staff really want you to succeed and will help you fulfil your aspirations. Learn more about this academy at bit.ly/RHC-foundation ENTRY AND FOUNDATION

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ENTRY AND FOUNDATION

ACHIEVEMENT Last year 98% of our foundation students progressed into employment or further learning

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At a glance Level 1 Certificate in Food Industry Skills

WHY STUDY ENTRY AND FOUNDATION AT REASEHEATH?

Level 1 Certificate or Diploma in Land and Environmental Studies Level 1 Certificate or Diploma in Animal Care Level 1 Certificate in Employability Skills Level 1 Certificate in Engineering Level 1 Certificate in Equine Skills Level 2 Extended Award in Employability Skills

You’ll be learning in our classrooms and industrial units where you’ll develop your practical skills and knowledge to industry standards. Our friendly and highly qualified staff will support you throughout your learning journey. Learn about things you are passionate about while you improve your English and maths – you can choose from subjects such as Agriculture, Animal Care, Engineering, Horticulture, Conservation, Countryside Management and Equine. Gain new skills whilst being part of an inclusive college community where your views, opinions and contributions matter by becoming a Student Rep, Ambassador or peer mentor.

Entry 3 Certificate in Engineering (Craft, Design and Technology) Entry Level 3 Certificate or Diploma in Skills for Life and Work Boost your confidence and learning skills in a supportive environment and gain ‘on-the- job’ experience with our entry and foundation courses. If you’d like to improve your academic, personal and employability skills after leaving school, there’s nowhere better than Reaseheath. We provide opportunities for all members of the community to learn and develop so they can reach their full potential. Last year 98% of our students progressed into employment or further learning and we will guide you through a range of options to help you get paid (or voluntary) work so you can enjoy greater independence.

You will be supported in your preparation for work by completing a work placement, by developing your personal learning, improving your thinking skills and working as part of a team. You can join fundraising activities and help to organise events to raise money for local charities.

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Where could your course take you?

Kieran’s story

Many of our students progress to paid or voluntary work or go on to further study programmes including Level 2 qualifications once they have gained the necessary entry requirements. We run an annual inclusive careers event and you’ll receive plenty of sound advice to help you decide what your next steps should be. We also offer supported and unsupported employment opportunities to give you employability skills and onthe-job experience in the workplace.

Where you’ll be studying We’ve made a continuing investment of £80 million across our campus so you’ll have access to some of the best facilities and learning resources in the country. Our range of specialist facilities have been influenced by industry to make sure you develop the skills employers are looking for. You’ll learn to work to industry standards inside our advanced engineering (AgriTech) centre, equestrian centre, specialist teaching zoo and purpose-built farm barn, depending on which course you choose.

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Kieran Cooper Entry Level 3 Certificate in Skills for Working Life 2021 Age: 16 School: Rudheath Academy, Northwich Next Step: Entry Level 3 Diploma in Skills for Working Life Ambition: Job linked to football “ I like football and animals so I first got some experience caring for small animals like rabbits and mice in our purpose built barn. Now I’m gaining skills which I’m hoping will help me gain a job in either of those industries. “ I’m finding learning English and maths much easier here because there’s more time for one to one teaching. The lecturers are very supportive and everyone is super-friendly. “ I’ve made lots of new friends and we have fun hanging out together around our Chaffinch building or on the sports pitches. The campus has lots of space and the surroundings are really nice.”

As a student in the Foundation Studies department many of your classes will take place in our dedicated Chaffinch building, with purpose-built classrooms, an IT suite and group study area. You’ll also be able to access Centrepoint, a dedicated study area above our library, which includes a reading zone and a new IT room with 18 fixed computers and laptops.

CAREER READY As a student with us, you will learn lots of skills you can use for your future career, and you’ll even be able to complete a work placement for extra experience.

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Jake’s story Jake Peters Level 1 Certificate in Employability Skills 2019 Level 2 Extended Award in Employability Skills 2021 Age: 20 School: Sir Thomas Boteler High School, Warrington Next step: Job as gardener “ I started at entry level which was fun because I could try working with small animals, horses and in the college gardens. I found I liked gardening best! “ My Employability Skills courses have helped me prepare for work in the real world. We’ve learned about workplace health and safety and teamwork and I’ve worked in Reaseheath’s Feast café, taking orders from students and staff and operating the till. We’ve also done community projects like helping a local farmer to tidy his garden and we’ve made the gardens round our Chaffinch building look nice. “ Once lockdown lifted I did work experience with a Warrington company. I’ve grown a lot in confidence and now feel ready to find a job. People have talked to us about internships and I wouldn’t have found out about those if I hadn’t been at Reaseheath.”

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Your Reaseheath Experience Our highly trained and dedicated staff will be on hand for you throughout your journey. Our team has much experience of helping young people with diverse needs, including those with disabilities. You’ll be learning inside a caring, nurturing environment with support available both inside and outside of the classroom. You will gain all-important industry experience with trips to local businesses and benefit from presentations, talks and workshops with industry mentors. Our foundation students develop their employability skills each year in a range of community placements with employers and businesses and by working with agencies such as Cheshire Wildlife Trust, Erlas Victorian Walled Garden, National Trust’s Erddig, local food banks and The Wishing Well charity. Students also learn the value of ‘giving something back’ and regularly organise, run and participate in a range of community fundraising events across the college, gaining useful enterprise skills to add to their CV. In addition to this, over the last three years our students have raised over £1,000 towards college nominated RAG charities. Watch our foundation students at Marbury Park at bit.ly/RHC-CWT See our Glad Rags and Glitz event in action at bit.ly/RHC-Glad

INDUSTRY FOCUSED You can look forward to gaining industry experience and enjoying trips to local businesses as a student with us!

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Become career ready

Our courses

As a student with us you will undertake between 70–250 hours of relevant work placement, depending on your course of study with an employer in your local area.

Learn about subjects that really interest you with our range of introductory level courses. You’ll continue to improve your English and maths skills whilst completing work experience to help build your employability. Your tutors really want you to succeed and will tailor an individual learning plan to meet your particular needs and aspirations.

This is a great way to develop your career prospects and build confidence in the work place – it will look fantastic on your CV too! Some of our students have even been offered paid or voluntary work as a result of their placement. You can also boost your employability with our employability skills certificate which is specially designed to build the foundations you’ll need to undertake a supported internship, traineeship or an apprenticeship. You will benefit from extensive work experience in many areas and continue to improve your English and maths.

Entry Level 3 Programme Try out Animal Care, Horticulture, Agriculture, Countryside and Equine in this exciting one year programme, whilst developing your personal, social and employability skills as well as life skills too. Level 1 Programmes (Certificates or Diplomas) These very practical courses are ideal for those with no formal entry requirements. You’ll choose from one of the following vocational areas: Animal Care, Engineering, Equine, Food or Land and Environment Studies. Level 2 Extended Award and Level 1 Certificate in Employability Skills This programme is for young people looking to build up their employability skills with a view to moving on to supported employment or an apprenticeship. Discover our courses: reaseheath.ac.uk/entry-foundation

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CAREER DESTINATION

“ I like learning about subjects I’m interested in and we get a lot of one to one support if we need it”

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Maddie Matravers Level 1 Certificate in Work Based Horse Care Age: 17 School: Brine Leas School Next step: Level 2 Technical Certificate in Equine Care Ambition: Equine degree, then equine rehabilitation “ I’ve dreamed of riding horses since I was little but I didn’t have the chance until I came to Reaseheath. Although I didn’t know anything about horse care when I started my course I’ve loved everything about it and I’m even learning to ride! “ When we’re with the horses we learn about their care and safe handling. We muck out the stables, fill their haynets and feed and groom them. My favourite is Oscar, he’s a light bay and very friendly. We also have riding sessions on the mechanical horse. “ When we’re in the classroom we study horse theory, maths and English. I like learning about subjects I’m interested in and we get a lot of one to one support if we need it. The best thing about the course is that our lecturers make it fun. “ I’ve made loads of friends because everyone likes horses, and I enjoy spending time with them around Chaffinch, our dedicated building.”

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HOW TO APPLY 1. Complete an application form

4. Secure your place

You can apply online at: reaseheath.ac.uk If you apply online we’ll be able to start processing your application immediately and you will receive an email confirming receipt of your application.

You will receive an offer letter following on from your interview.

Alternatively you can request a paper based application form by calling us on 01270 613242 or by sending us an email: enquiries@reaseheath.ac.uk

2. We’ll contact you We’ll contact you with the details of your interview date, which will be with a tutor from your chosen subject.

5. Receive student information During the summer, you will receive all of the information you need from us to help you on your way to starting college!

6. Welcome to Reaseheath College! We look forward to welcoming you to Reaseheath College. Information about your first day will be sent to you over the summer.

3. Have an interview

Promoting fairness and inclusion

You will have an initial college interview with your tutor. This is a chance to talk about what you would like to achieve at college and what we can do to help. At your interview, you will also have the opportunity to enquire about learning support, accommodation, transport and finance.

Reaseheath College is committed to promoting fairness, inclusion and equality of opportunity in all its activities.

If you are successful in your interview, you will be given a conditional offer for a place on your chosen course.

Applications are welcomed from all members of the community regardless of age, disability, gender, ethnic background or religious belief. The college will take into account any learning difficulties or disabilities and will endeavour to make reasonable adjustments to meet individual needs.

International students/EU settled and pre-settled status holders We welcome applications from international students. Your application will be subject to eligibility criteria being met. Please call 01270 613242 if you would like to discuss your application.

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THE COLLEGE MISSION INDUSTRY FOCUSED, CAREER READY Our vision We will • Be the leading specialist land-based college in the UK • Be the preferred place to learn, work and progress • Support the growth and prosperity of the specialist land-based industries, technical sectors and rural communities we serve • Place our students and staff at the heart of everything we do • Give an inclusive offer facilitating appropriate progression for everyone • Deliver an inspirational learning experience and environment supported through our values, our guiding principles and commitments

Our values: PRIDE People We will work together in a safe and secure environment with a positive approach to our own and others health and wellbeing. We will respect democracy and individual liberty, recognising the valuable contribution each person can make to society.

Responsibility We will be responsible for our own actions and decisions whilst making a positive contribution to community cohesion and pride. We will demonstrate environmental sustainability through our behaviour.

Integrity We will demonstrate honesty, integrity and ethical standards in everything we do. We will respect the rule of law and act fairly in the best interests of all.

Diversity We will actively promote equality; recognise, respect, promote and celebrate diversity and individual difference and strive to create an inclusive environment. We will challenge behaviour or views which discriminate against others.

Excellence We will challenge ourselves to strive for the highest standards of quality and behaviour by adopting a supportive self-critical approach in our pursuit of excellence. We will always aim to be the best that we can be!

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WHERE IS REASEHEATH? For detailed directions to Reaseheath College visit reaseheath.ac.uk/how-to-find-reaseheath

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Alternative format required? This publication and information on our courses is available in a number of different formats. Call 01270 613219 for more information.

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While every effort has been made to ensure that the information contained within this prospectus is correct at the time of printing, some details may be subject to change. The college accepts no responsibility for any errors or omissions. Visit our website for up to date course information. The college reserves the right to withdraw courses where there is insufficient demand.

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We will do everything we can to ensure your time here is productive and that you secure the best possible outcome for your future career

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