Reaseheath College Prospectus 2023

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INDUSTRY FOCUSED CAREER READY REASEHEATH COLLEGE FURTHER EDUCATION PROSPECTUS 2023 INDUSTRY FOCUSED COURSES SINCE 1921 We are now offering industry focused T Levels in some course areas!
INDUSTRY FOCUSED CAREER READY reaseheath.ac.uk02 YOUR FUTURE STARTS HERE Course Open Events 2022/23 Find out more about studying at Reaseheath College at one of our Course Open Events: Saturday 8 October Saturday 5 November Saturday 3 December Saturday 14 January Saturday 11 February Saturday 25 March Saturday 22 April Saturday 10 June Find out more at: reaseheath.ac.uk/course-open-days
reaseheath.ac.uk 03 ACADEMY OF ANIMAL, EQUINE AND VETERINARY NURSING 44 ANIMAL MANAGEMENT 46 EQUINE 50 VETERINARY NURSING 58 ACADEMY OF LAND AND ENVIRONMENT 62 AGRICULTURE 64 AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS AND FISHERIES MANAGEMENT 68 ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION 72 FLORISTRY 76 FORESTRY AND ARBORICULTURE 82 GAME AND WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT 86 HORTICULTURE AND LANDSCAPE 90 ACADEMY OF SPORTS, HEALTH AND PUBLIC SERVICES 94 ADVENTURE SPORTS 96 PERSONAL TRAINING 102 PUBLIC SERVICES 106 SPORT 110 ACADEMY OF FOOD AND BUSINESS 114 BUSINESS, TOURISM AND EVENTS MANAGEMENT 116 BAKERY, PÂTISSERIE AND CONFECTIONERY 122 FOOD TECHNOLOGY 126 ACADEMY OF ENGINEERING, TECHNOLOGY AND CONSTRUCTION 130 AGRICULTURAL ENGINEERING 132 ENGINEERING APPRENTICESHIPS 136 MOTOR VEHICLE 140 CONSTRUCTION 146 ACADEMY OF FOUNDATION LEARNING AND LIFE SKILLS 150 FOUNDATION 152 WELCOME TO REASEHEATH 4 WHY CHOOSE REASEHEATH? 6 THE REASEHEATH CAMPUS 8 A SUPPORTIVE ENVIRONMENT 10 STUDENT LIFE 12 FEES AND FUNDING 16 LIVING AT REASEHEATH 18 GETTING TO REASEHEATH 20 CHOOSING THE RIGHT COURSE 22 T LEVELS 26 APPRENTICESHIPS 28 EMPLOYER PARTNERSHIPS 30 YOUR STUDY PROGRAMME 32 BEREADY PASSPORT 34 MATHS AND ENGLISH 36 YOUR NEXT STEPS 38 HOW TO APPLY 158 COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT 160 SUSTAINABILITY AT REASEHEATH 161 THE COLLEGE MISSION 162
INDUSTRY FOCUSED CAREER READY reaseheath.ac.uk04 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.

Your Reaseheath Experience and BeReady Passport will prepare you for life. You’ll gain vital skills for your chosen career, for study at higher education, for your health and wellbeing and in contributing to society. You’ll also make friends for life and have fun!

We want you to enjoy your studies but we’ll also ensure that you are challenged and stretched so you achieve and progress as much as possible. With this in mind, we have recently launched our new BeMore programme to encourage you to reach your potential and more, both in your studies and personal development. We’ll help you to develop the attributes that employers require such as technical expertise, a good level of maths and English, enterprise skills, confidence, initiative, resilience and teamwork.

We’ll support you regardless of your age or the level or type of course you are studying. This powerful combination of qualifications, industry experience and a relevant CV will help you enter employment or progress into higher education, for example at University Centre Reaseheath.

Despite the challenges of the past few years we have continued to celebrate very high pass rates and an exceptional number of our students have gained meaningful jobs or moved onto degree level study.

We have continued to invest and have some of the most progressive facilities and resources in the country - ensuring that we remain at the leading edge of education and training.

A key highlight has been the establishment of Reaseheath Engineering Apprenticeship Academy. This bespoke academy, created in partnership with First Bus, is the base for the UK’s first bus and coach engineering academy and is delivering tailored training to apprentices in the maintenance of zeroemission transport vehicles.

Other exciting initiatives include a wealth of specialist resources to support our new T Levels. These include an Innovation Hub within our Construction department, and collaborative working space and top of the range IT equipment for T Level business management students.

We’ll also be introducing more state-of-the-art technologies into our training farm and agritechnology and food innovation centres. An increasing number of employers are turning to our Business Hub for their training and business solutions and we have reconfigured Centrepoint – our central reception and resource centre – to offer these important partnerships dedicated meeting and conference facilities.

But Reaseheath isn’t all about work! Our priority is to give you the best but safe student experience and you will be encouraged to join our many clubs and societies.

I’m 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.

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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 93% 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.

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.

Just one of the ways we do this is through our new BeMore programme, which encourages you to reach your potential and more, both in your studies and personal development.

Find out more at reaseheath.ac.uk/bemore

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 34) 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.

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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We are now offering industry focused T Levels in a number of subject areas — see page 26 for more information!

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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 invested over £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 pitches, 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!

In 2021, we also completed the installation of our vertical farm and our robotic milking system, both exciting, innovative additions to our campus.

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 front lawn overlooking our lake for you to relax on during summer days

• Multiple catering outlets across campus 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

As a high performing educational institution, we have benefitted from government investment into Institutes of Technology. We are using this funding to integrate further state-ofthe-art technologies into our commercial and training farm, agri-technology centre and food innovation centre.

In addition we are providing a wealth of specialist resources to support our new T Levels and have completed a new Employer Zone which provides meeting and conference facilities for our growing number of employer partnerships. All these initiatives are enabling us to continue strengthening our industry links and ensure excellent pathways into careers for our students.

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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 Good by Ofsted for the support, development and care we provide to our students.

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.

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

Student Services

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

• Accommodation and residential matters

• Financial support

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Student Wellbeing Service

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

Looked After Children (LAC)

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.

College Counselling Service

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 Wellbeing Service.

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

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We pride ourselves on providing a safe and stimulating environment for you to learn

Learning support

Our Learning Skills Centre (LSC) have a team of staff with a wealth of experience and knowledge to provide a wide range of support to students with additional support needs.

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.

Charles Ganley

Level 2 Diploma in Horticulture 2019

Level 2 Diploma in Land and Environment 2020

Level 3 Advanced Technical Extended Diploma in Land and Wildlife Management (Conservation) 2022

Ambition: Ranger / grounds maintenance

“I’ve accessed the LSC right through my college journey. The team were amazing. I have Asperger’s and dyslexia but the team explained the best way of doing my work, and if I needed anything they sorted it out. I gained so much confidence that when I finished my Level 3 course I won the Most Improved Student award!

“I’m now interviewing for jobs and looking forward to starting my career.”

Library

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 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 while 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 Life on Instagram or visit our website reaseheath.ac.uk/student-life

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. If there is not something you like, please tell us and we can always create a new group!

Our student social area in the heart of campus offers you a social space to meet friends and relax after lessons.

‘Reaseheath College students have raised over £312,000 since RAG began in 1987!’

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Reaseheath Student Association

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.

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 over £312,000 for nominated charities since RAG began in 1987.

Sports

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.

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.

Duke of Edinburgh

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, while 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, or you can start your own!

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. Find out more on page 14!

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CELEBRATE YOUR SUCCESS AT REASEHEATH COLLEGE

When you complete your course with us, you will be invited to celebrate your success at our annual Presentation of Awards ceremony with your family and friends; an event we have been holding at Reaseheath for over 70 years.

The popular event is held at the end of the academic year on campus and celebrates the success of all the students who have achieved industry recognised qualifications and skills during the year.

Some students also receive special trophies for their hard work and dedication to their studies, like those pictured here from 2022.

We hope to be celebrating with you soon too!

Find out more about our Presentation of Awards by watching the video of our 2022 ceremonies at bit.ly/3QvtfIk

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Daniel (Foundation) — Best Overall Student in Foundation Summer (Level 3 Diploma in Food Technology and Management) — CP Kelco Award for Most Outstanding Student Mohammed (IMI Level 1 Diploma in Automotive Maintenance) — IMI and Motor Vehicle Department Award for Best Overall Student Kate (Construction and the Built Environment) — Pochin Award for Best Work Experience Student in Construction

FEES AND FUNDING

If you are under 19 on 31st August of the same year you intend to start your course, the tuition fees and exam costs are free. If you are aged 19 or over, and you have to pay a fee, financial support may be available.

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

Limited Discretionary Learner Support Funds are available to contribute towards educational costs for students aged 16–18. An assessment of household income will be made to determine the level of assistance to be awarded.

Free College Meals

Students facing financial hardship, aged between 16–18 on 31st August 2023 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

College Course Bursaries

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

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.

Financial support for 19+ students

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.

Financial support for students studying a Level 1 or Level 2 course aged 19-23 and from a low income household may be available from the Adult Education bursary.

Free Courses for Adults

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/adult for more information and to see the list of courses you could study with us.

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

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. One of our friendly student ambassadors or members of staff will show you around and answer any questions you may have.

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EXCEPTIONAL RELATIONSHIPS AND STRONG

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

Alongside our accommodation, we offer the following facilities and services on-site:

• Multiple catering outlets

• Common rooms and a student bar

• State-of-the-art college gym

• Free WiFi in all halls

• Free on-site car parking

• Shuttle bus into Nantwich and local shops

Find out more by taking a virtual tour of our accommodation at reaseheath.ac.uk/accommodation-tour

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VALUES THAT HELP STUDENTS THRIVE

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

Our heavily subsidised college bus service transports over 1,400 students every day from across Cheshire and surrounding areas. 18 out of our 23 bus routes pick up at 7am or later.

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.

Travelling by train

If you would rather travel by train, we collect students from several stations stations including 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

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.

Further afield

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

Next steps

For detailed information on our bus routes, including costs and pick up times from September 2023, visit reaseheath.ac.uk/ transport or contact our Transport team on 01270 613209 or email transport@ reaseheath.ac.uk

Daisy Annandale

Level 2 Diploma in Floristry 2021 Level 3 Diploma in Floristry 2022 Level 4 Higher Diploma in Floristry 2023

I enjoy using the college transport because it gives me an opportunity to catch up with friends who are studying different subjects to me. The buses are modern and the service is reliable, safe and very convenient.”

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College bus routes

• Congleton & Alsager

• Macclesfield & Holmes Chapel

• Crewe & Nantwich

• Sandbach & Crewe Railway Station

• Chirk, Wrexham & Malpas

• Craven Arms, Shrewsbury & Wem

• Telford, Newport & Market Drayton

• Knutsford & Northwich

• Biddulph & Newcastle-Under-Lyme

• Uttoxeter & Werrington

• Leek & Kidsgrove

• Hanley & Audley

• Stockport, Cheadle Hulme & Wilmslow

• Warrington

• West Kirby, Neston, Tarvin & Tarporley

• Runcorn, Helsby & Frodsham

• Ellesmere Port

• Liscard, Upton, Port Sunlight & Eastham

• Mold & Chester

• Blythe Bridge, Meir, Longton & Trentham

• Middlewich & Winsford

• Penkridge, Stafford, Eccleshall, Stone & Woore

• Oswestry, Ellesmere & Whitchurch

Please note these bus routes are correct at time of printing in 2022 and may be subject to change.

Please check our website for the most up-to-date list.

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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 T Levels and diplomas include relevant work placements. 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.

Our new T Level courses also have a lot of input from employers and include work placements and real life industry projects to ensure you are career ready.

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.

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 technical 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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INDUSTRY FOCUSED CAREER READY24 reaseheath.ac.uk Which level course is for me? 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. Full time courses run at different levels (Entry Level – Tech Bacc) dependent on your previous qualifications and experience. If you prefer to earn while you learn, we offer a range of apprenticeship programmes at Levels 2 and 3, which are ideal for those who wish to gain new qualifications while working.
Entry Level Level 1 Level 2 Course title Entry Level Qualification Level 1 Technical Qualification Level 2 Technical Qualification including apprenticeships and T Level transition year Typical entry requirements GCSEs below grade 3 GCSEs below grade 3 GCSEs grades 3 and above Duration 1 year 1 year 1 year Next steps 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 The above chart is aimed toward 16+ school leavers however equivalent qualifications also apply. 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.

Level

programmes explained

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

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

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25reaseheath.ac.uk 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
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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. You may also have the option to study a Level 3 Maths qualification alongside your T Level.
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T LEVELS

We are excited to announce that in addition to our Diplomas, Tech Baccs and Apprenticeships, we are also now offering T Levels in a number of courses.

What are T Levels?

T Levels are a new qualification for 16–18-yearolds, 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!

You may also have the option to study a Level 3 Maths qualification alongside your T Level.

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 one year Level 2 T-Up transition programme.

What T Levels can I study at Reaseheath College?

Agriculture, Land Management and Production:

• Crop and Plant Production

• Floristry

• Land-based Engineering

• Livestock Production

• Ornamental Horticulture and Landscaping

• Tree and Woodland Management and Maintenance

Business and Administration:

• Management and Administration

Construction:

• Design, Surveying and Planning

• On-Site Construction

Science:

• Food Sciences

From September 2024, we will also be offering T Levels in:

• Animal Care and Management

• Equine Care and Management

• Habitat Management

Subject to change. Please check our website for the most up to date information.

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Apprenticeships are an excellent way to gain a nationally recognised industry qualification and valuable workplace skills, all while 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

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

• Learn job specific skills

• Enhance career progression within your industry

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. Alternatively, if you are on a national programme, you may 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.

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 currently offer:

• Animal Care and Welfare Assistant

• Bakery

• Bricklayer

• Bus and Coach Engineering Technician

• Butchery

• Carpentry and Joinery

• Crop Technician (Horticulture and Agriculture)

• Dairy Technologist

• Equine Groom

• Food and Drink Process Operator

• Food Technologist

• General Farm Worker

• Golf Greenkeeper

• Horticultural and Landscape Operative

• Land-Based Service Engineering Technician

• Livestock Unit Technician

• Plasterer

• Rail Engineering Technician

• Sports Turf Operative

• Team Leader or Supervisor

• Trade Supplier

• Veterinary Nursing

This list is correct at time of printing in 2022 and is subject to change.

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

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APPRENTICESHIPS

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.

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Training you in the skills employers want, apprenticeships give you choices in your career
For more information please contact the Apprenticeships Team on 01270 613221 or email apprenticeships@reaseheath.ac.uk

EMPLOYER PARTNERSHIPS

We work closely with our industry partners

As an industry focused college and university centre we work closely with the industries we serve to support and enhance the curriculum for our students.

Through the Reaseheath Business Hub, we’ve built up an expansive network of partners, mentors and contacts to ensure our students are trained and prepared for employment after studying with us.

We will continue to nurture, develop and extend our relationships with businesses and with partners from the public and private sectors, ensuring that our students and clients gain relevant technical and professional skills through work placements, high quality apprenticeships, professional training, and applied research and innovation.

Our strong employer partnerships include JCB, New Holland, Cheshire Surveys, SMT GB, LLM vets, and Keepmoat Homes. In 2021 we partnered with First Bus, to launch the UK’s first bus and coach engineering academy for apprentices, and in 2020 with Lely who supported us with the installation of a technologically advanced, automated robotic milking system and data centre on our campus farm.

A number of employers already endorse our new T Level qualifications. Some businesses also offer our students meaningful industry work placements of at least 315 hours as part of their course, ensuring that all important on the job experience.

During 2022, we held industry focused networking events for local businesses in a variety of sectors, including engineering, veterinary nursing, agriculture and vertical farming.

We work with the Cheshire & Warrington Pledge to ensure we keep at the forefront of employer engagement across our Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP).

In addition we are providing a wealth of specialist resources to support our new T Levels and have completed a new Employer Zone which provides meeting and conference facilities for our growing number of employer partnerships. All these initiatives are enabling us to continue strengthening our industry links and ensure excellent pathways into careers for our students.

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YOUR STUDY PROGRAMME

Whatever subject area or level of course you choose, your study programme will help you to achieve more and 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 progress coach 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. Your progress coach will meet with you on a 1-1 basis during your time at Reaseheath (termly as a minimum requirement) and will also deliver our BeReady tutorial programme on a weekly basis.

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 42 onwards.

Maths and English

Employers frequently emphasis the importance of achieving a good level of understanding in maths and English. It is essential for the world of work and will be used on a daily basis.

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.

More information is on page 36.

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BeMore

At Reaseheath, we are dedicated to raising aspirations and helping students strive to be the best they can be. With this in mind, we have launched BeMore to encourage you to reach your potential and more, both in your studies and personal development.

Throughout your time at college you will be stretched and challenged in a supportive environment enabling you to make even greater progress. BeMore will be delivered through a range of initiatives and support programmes.

Find out more at reaseheath.ac.uk/bemore

BeActive and BeInvolved

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.

From sports to study tours, charity fundraising to volunteering opportunities, there’s something for everyone!

See page 12 for further information.

BeReady Passport

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

More information is on page 34.

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 10.

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. While 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.

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.

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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.

How does it work?

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.

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.

Rewards

By achieving a Bronze, Silver or Gold stamp on your BeReady passport certificate you will unlock a range of rewards according to your level of achievement.

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BEREADY PASSPORT Final Stamp Reward Bronze • Reaseheath BeReady Bronze Level Certificate • Reaseheath Produce • Reaseheath Family Festival Tickets for the following academic year (family pass (5 max)) Silver • Reaseheath BeReady Silver Level Certificate • Reaseheath Coffee & Cake Event • 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)) Gold • Reaseheath BeReadyGold Level Certificate • Lunch with Reaseheath’s Principal • Plant a tree at Reaseheath • 50% discount on a future full cost leisure course (to be used within 2 years of achieving the Gold passport) • Reaseheath Family Festival Tickets for the following academic year (family pass (5 max))
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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.

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.

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

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.

89% of our students feel like they are making progress in Maths

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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

92% of our students feel like they are making progress in English

90% of our students prefer Maths lessons at Reaseheath College than at school

Owain Davies

Level 1 Diploma in Joinery (Site Carpentry) 2022

Level 2 Diploma in Joinery (Site Carpentry) 2023

Ambition: Self employed site carpenter

“I admit I’m not a big fan of maths and English, but I’ve realised that I need good grades to get ahead in my future career.

“For maths you need to understand the concept but you don’t necessarily have to work it out in your head – you can use your phone or a calculator. In joinery the main thing is that you are producing work which is completely accurate, and for that you need to know how to work out the sum.

94% of our students prefer English lessons at Reaseheath College than at school

“ The tutors here really care that you understand what they’re teaching, and they make sure that you realise the importance of maths in the wider world. That’s why I’ve been more successful at learning maths here.”

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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YOUR NEXT STEPS AFTER COLLEGE

Progression into employment

During your time at college you will complete your BeReady Passport, see page 34. 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. Over 90% of our students progress into employment or higher study.

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

University Centre Reaseheath

Many of our students choose to stay at Reaseheath and study for a degree.

At University Centre Reaseheath, you will be inspired to find your purpose, and you will be equipped with the skills you need to grow, progress and achieve more than you ever thought possible.

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 combined emphasis on academic and practical skills, alongside our close relationship with industry, which together provides far more than a traditional education. We make sure you graduate with both the academic knowledge and practical skills you need for your career in your chosen industry.

We have a wide choice of degree courses, including Bachelor’s degrees and Foundation degrees, so you’re sure to find the one that’s right for you. You could choose to study a course in:

• Adventure Sports

• Animal Science

• Applied Zoology

• Business

• Environment and Conservation Sciences

• Equine Science

• Floristry

• Food Science

• Football Coaching

• Landscape Architecture

• Sustainable Agriculture

• Veterinary Nursing

Reaseheath Alumni Association

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.

Find out more about our degree courses ucreaseheath.ac.uk and watch our video at bit.ly/3DvpBLz

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Access to Higher Education

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 make your return to learning progress as smoothly as possible – even if you have been out of education or 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

Lexi’s story

Lexi Dean Level 3 Access to Higher Education Diploma Age: 27 Next step: Veterinary Nursing Apprenticeship Ambition: Royal Veterinary Association (RVA) Registered Veterinary Nurse

“Reaseheath has been hugely influential in my life. I’d had some unfulfilling jobs and wanted to improve my prospects and grow in confidence, but my Access to HE course took me much further.

“I wanted the skills and knowledge to work with animals, so I decided to follow my Mum, who did the Access course at Reaseheath in 2009. The course alone is proof of a qualification, and really interesting, but it was through my studies that I was introduced to the clinical side of animal health and decided to become a vet nurse.

“I now do a weekly shift with a Medivet small animal practice in Liverpool, where I’m mentored by two nurses and a surgeon. The practice has offered me a vet nursing apprenticeship so I’ll be returning to academic study at Reaseheath.”

Teacher training courses

Would you like to study a teacher training course so you can use your industry expertise to inspire future generations?

Our range of initial teacher training courses will help you on your journey in becoming qualified teacher within a dual profession.

Find out more at: reaseheath.ac.uk/teacher-training

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41ucreaseheath.ac.uk Extended Diploma (Advanced Technical Extended Diploma 1080) Diploma (Advanced Technical Extended Diploma 720) 90-Credit Diploma (Advanced Technical Extended Diploma 540) Subsidiary Diploma (Advanced Technical Extended Diploma 450) GCE A Level and AVCE GCE AS Level and AS AVCE T Levels Tariff Points D*D*D* Distinction* (A* on the core and distinction in the occupational specialism) 168 D*D*D 160 D*DD 152 DDD Distinction 144 DDM 128 Merit 120 DMM D*D* 112 D*D 104 MMM DD Pass (C or above on the core) 96 D*D* 84 MMP DM 80 D*D 78 DD Pass (D or E on the core) 72 MPP MM 64 DM 60 D* A* 56 PPP MP MM D A 48 B 40 MP 36 PP M C 32 28 PP D 24 A 20 P E B 16 C 12 D 10 8 E 6
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43reaseheath.ac.uk 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. T Levels We are excited to announce that in addition to our Diplomas, Tech Baccs and Apprenticeships, we are also now offering 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. NEW ACADEMY OF FOOD AND BUSINESS 114 BUSINESS, TOURISM AND EVENTS MANAGEMENT 116 BAKERY, PÂTISSERIE AND CONFECTIONERY 122 FOOD TECHNOLOGY 126 ACADEMY OF ENGINEERING, TECHNOLOGY AND CONSTRUCTION 130 AGRICULTURAL ENGINEERING 132 ENGINEERING APPRENTICESHIPS 136 MOTOR VEHICLE 140 CONSTRUCTION 146 ACADEMY OF FOUNDATION LEARNING AND LIFE SKILLS 150 FOUNDATION 152
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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!

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 on-the-job training and also study in our veterinary nursing facilities, which have been purpose built to mirror clinical conditions.

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 the Horse of the Year Show (HOYS) and the British Dressage National Championships. 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.

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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 professional contacts.

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.

Our courses

Foundation Level 1 in Animal Care

Level 2 Animal Care and Welfare Assistant Apprenticeship

Level 2 Technical Certificate in Animal Care

Level 3 Advanced Technical Extended Diploma in Animal Management

Level 3 Technical Baccalaureate in Animal Management

Level 2 T-Up Transition Programme in Animal Care and Management (starting 2024)

T Level in Animal Care and Management (starting 2024)

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.

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.

Our courses deliver both theory and practical training and you’ll start developing your scientific research skills too, which is ideal if you are thinking of progressing onto a degree in science, biology or zoology.

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Where could your career take you?

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 or 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

• Rehabilitation centre manager

• Kennel or cattery manager

• Public educator, lecturer or instructor

• Pet shop manager or aquarium keeper

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, zoo management, and applied zoology*, there’s plenty of choice!

Felix’s story

Felix Rowan-Young

Level 3 Extended Diploma in Animal Management 2017 BSc Zoo Management 2020 Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) Liverpool John Moores University 2021 Job title: Freelance outdoor educator

“ I enjoyed so many experiences and opportunities at Reaseheath. I was encouraged to try different things and to develop my own unique skills set.

“ Becoming a Reaseheath zoo guide and getting involved in summer schools made me think seriously about becoming an educator, specialising in natural history and conservation. It’s really important that we inspire the next generation to care for the natural world.

“ While I was an undergraduate I gained a Youth Leadership Award, and I also became Vice Chair and then Chair of Chester Zoo’s Youth Board. We were tasked with helping to shape the zoo’s future and strengthen its appeal to teenagers and young adults. I’ve now set up a forest school and I also work as a Wildlife Trust educator, so I feel I’ve achieved a lot.”

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Your Reaseheath Experience

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.

We have a variety of student societies for you to get involved in, including our Animal Enrichment society, and our Avian and Canine societies too, which will give you extra experience, an opportunity to make new friends and the chance to spend even more time with the animals you are most interested in.

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.

Where you’ll be studying

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.

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.

Rio’s story

Rio James-Williams

Level 3 Advanced Technical Extended Diploma in Animal Management

Next step: Degree in veterinary nursing Ambition: Veterinary nurse

“I knew I wanted to work with animals and I chose to study at Reaseheath because it has such a good reputation in that sector.

“My big discovery was that I like to care for animals, particularly domestic pets. I enjoy interacting with them and their owners. During my course I carried out health checks of the animals in Reaseheath’s collection, so I learned how to handle a wide range, from companions to exotics, and I also studied customer care.

“Apart from the animals, Reaseheath has a great social life. And the lecturers and tutors really care how you’re doing and will always put themselves out. I feel really prepared and excited for the next stage of my life.”

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GREAT FACILITIES

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WHY STUDY EQUINE AT REASEHEATH?

Our courses

Level 2 Technical Certificate in Equine Care

Level 2 Equine Groom Apprenticeship

Level 3 Advanced Technical Extended Diploma in Equine Management (with options)

Level 3 Technical Baccalaureate in Equine Management

Level 2 T-Up Transition Programme in Equine Care and Management (starting 2024)

T Level in Equine Care and Management (starting 2024)

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 world-class events such as the Horse of the Year Show, British Dressage National Championships and a range of leading British Eventing competitions.

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.

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 Training and Assessment Centre. 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 riding lessons with our skilled instructors to develop your riding ability at your own pace.

If you wanted to, you could 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.

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

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Where could your course take you?

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 include:

• Elite competition grooming

• Professional rider

• Yard management

• Equine nutritionist

• Equine physiotherapist

• Equine veterinary nurse

• Racehorse trainer

• Lecturer or instructor in equine

• Equine product designer and manufacturer

• Researcher

• Bloodstock agent

• Welfare officer

• Event or business manager

We’re industry focused

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. You will also undertake a relevant work placement as part of your course, giving you invaluable industry experience.

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.

Emily’s story

Emily Bailey Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Equine Management 2023

Next step: Progress up dressage levels Ambition: Dressage rider and coach or vet receptionist

“I’m a member of British Dressage (BD) and regularly compete my mare at novice and elementary level. Last year we won the Petplan Equine Area Festival at novice level and competed at the national finals, while this year we’ve been selected for the BD home international and inter regional teams, so we’re doing well.

“ We’re training at medium level and I’m keen to see how far we can go. I get extra coaching at college because I’m a member of Reaseheath’s National Schools Equestrian Association squad, and I enjoy those competitions too. It was also fun taking part in the drill ride at Reaseheath’s Family Festival.

“Apart from riding I find the biology modules really interesting, and I’ve loved making new friends who have the same interests as me.”

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Your Reaseheath Experience

Our students enjoy the opportunity to engage with annual study tours to Ireland and within the UK, 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 British Dressage National Championships.

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

Where you’ll be studying Reaseheath Equestrian Centre boasts excellent facilities and resources to help you develop your technical understanding and practical expertise, including a modern indoor arena and two outdoor arenas, all with Andrew Bowen competition surfaces, a riding simulator, a full course of British show jumping standard show jumps with advanced timing equipment, a covered 8-horse Claydon horse walker, a Kylix Lambda Pro Solarium, an equissage massage machine and much more.

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 long-term loan. You’ll get to work with all these breeds, both riding and handling them in stable management sessions.

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, in Bioveterinary Science, Sports Performance or Training and Rehabilitation, all of which are research led and help undergraduates gain even more skills for a successful career in the industry.

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Poppy’s story

Poppy Crouchley

Level 3 Advanced Technical Extended Diploma in Equine Management 2023

Next step: Possibly degree, gain business experience

Ambition: Equestrian merchandise sales and marketing

“One of the best things about becoming a student here has been representing Reaseheath in inter-college competitions. The extra coaching we get from the staff here has been massively helpful and has helped me build a better bond with my horses. I was also a member of our arena party at HOYS, which was an amazing experience and taught me a lot about working as a team alongside top course designers.

“I’ll probably keep riding as a hobby and focus on the more commercial aspects of the industry for a career, such as merchandise sales and marketing. Our course covers equine business too, so I’ll be well prepared.”

Equine apprenticeships

If you prefer hands-on learning, want to earn a wage as you learn, and you have a strong work ethic, an apprenticeship could be the perfect choice for you. You will receive one day of training a week at Reaseheath College, and the rest will be delivered in the workplace with the support of an industry assessor.

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 Friends Lane Riding School, Denstone Stud, Bazaars Stud and more.

Successful completion of the apprenticeship is equivalent to British Horse Society Stage 2. For more information on apprenticeships, please visit page 28.

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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.

Training facilities

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

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

• Working hunter, cross country and show jumping courses

• A fully equipped classroom

Courses

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

• Troy: the Racewood horse simulator

• Classrooms, IT and audiovisual aids

• A library

Courses on offer

Discover more:

From September 2024, both outreach centres will be offering a T Level in

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on offer Level 1 Certificate in Land Based Studies (Horse Care) Level 2 Technical Certificate in Equine Care Level 3 Advanced Technical Certificate in Equine Management Level 3 Advanced Technical Extended Diploma in Equine Management
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Level 1 Certificate in Land Based Studies (Horse Care) Level 2 Technical Certificate in Equine Care Level 3 Advanced Technical Certificate in Equine Management Level 3 Advanced Technical Extended Diploma in Equine Management
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Equine Care and Management.
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“Taking over the family business has been a big achievement and becoming Reaseheath students has played a big part in our success”

Jack and Harry Moore

Level 3 Diploma in Horse Management (2016 Jack) (2018 Harry)

BSc Equine Science and Sports Performance (2018 Jack) (2020 Harry)

Masters in Sports Performance Coaching (Stirling University) (2019 Jack) Job titles: Show horse producers

“ We prepare top level show horses and we’ve recently moved to a custom-built yard in Cheshire.

“ We’ve both had many wins in the showring and have competed successfully at HOYS and the Royal International Horse Show with ridden and working hunters, show hacks and cobs, show ponies and show hunter ponies. We also educate young horses, prepare horses for sale and do stunt riding for films!

“ Taking over the family business has been a big achievement and becoming Reaseheath students has played a big part in our success. Furthering our science-based knowledge, particularly at degree level, has been essential and we’d suggest anyone who wants to progress within the equestrian industry should do the same. Learning about anatomy influences the way we school our horses and understanding how nutrition affects performance helps during discussions with feed professionals.

“ We’re both dyslexic and were regularly away competing but our lecturers were very supportive and made sure we achieved our qualifications.”

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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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Our courses

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 skills coach who will be on hand to support you throughout your course.

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, to progress to Level 3.

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Level 2 Diploma for Veterinary Care Assistants Level 3 Veterinary Nurse Apprenticeship

Where could your career take you?

Veterinary nursing offers an excellent professional pathway into management or further specialisation, including pharmaceuticals, clinical coaching, tutoring and much more.

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 or assistant

• Clinical coach

• Anaesthetist

• Specialist veterinary nurse

• Animal welfare and rescue centre manager

• Animal behaviourist or rehabilitator

• Boarding kennels / catteries / livery stables manager

• Pet store advisor

• Grooming parlour owner

• Pharmaceuticals rep

• Nutritionist

• Researcher

• Lecturer

• Member of the armed forces

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.

Rachel’s story

Rachel Bradburn

Level 3 Veterinary Nurse Apprenticeship 2022 Job title: Registered Veterinary Nurse with PDSA (People’s Dispensary for Sick Animals)

“I qualified as a veterinary nurse after studying at Reaseheath as an apprentice and I work for the UK’s leading veterinary charity at one of its 48 Pet Hospitals. We provide a fantastic service offering free and low-cost treatment alongside outreach community work and I help vulnerable people and animals in need every day.

“Studying via the apprenticeship route was great as I was a paid employee and able to work alongside my studies, gaining valuable insight and knowledge every day. Reaseheath’s facilities are good, especially the zoo, and the support my colleagues, staff and tutors gave me throughout my course was nothing short of amazing.

“ Veterinary nursing is a brilliant profession and I can’t wait to see what my future career holds.”

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Where you’ll be studying

You’ll be based at our newly developed dedicated veterinary nursing department with specialist practical study areas including a 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.

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.

Your placement

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

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

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.

Nadine’s story

Nadine Garland

Level 2 Diploma for Veterinary Care Assistants 2022

Job title: Veterinary Care Assistant with Sanderson Vets, Heswall

Next step: Veterinary Nursing Apprenticeship Ambition: Registered Veterinary Nurse

“I’ve always wanted to become a veterinary nurse and I started my career path at Reaseheath as soon as I left school. I’d already had a couple of months’ experience at a practice so I settled in quickly and really enjoyed my course.

I think the Level 2 course gives you a good base because you learn in clinical surroundings but without the pressure of a working practice. The lecturers are really supportive and will explain anything you don’t understand.

“I completed my work experience at a vet practice and was offered a full-time job there once I’d finished my course. I work busy shifts, but I really enjoy it because you’re helping animals and their owners.”

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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 four areas, so you will become ready for a great career in these progressive industries.

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 farm diversification. Or you could discover how freshwater and marine habitats are crucial to global ecosystems and learn the practical management of fisheries by studying Aquatic Ecosystems and Fisheries Management, or help protect the UK’s natural environment with our Environmental Conservation course.

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.

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.

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.

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

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AGRICULTURE AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS AND FISHERIES MANAGEMENT ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION FLORISTRY FORESTRY AND ARBORICULTURE GAME AND WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT HORTICULTURE AND LANDSCAPE

AGRICULTURE

STATE-OF-THE-ART

Our modern farm and advanced agri-technology centre offers everything you need

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WHY STUDY AGRICULTURE AT REASEHEATH?

Our courses

Level 1 in Land Based Studies

Level 2 T-Up Transition Programme in Agriculture

Level 2 General Farm Worker Apprenticeship

Level 2 Diploma or Extended Certificate in Agriculture

Level 3 Diploma in Agri-Food Enterprise

Level 3 Crop Technician Apprenticeship

T Level in Livestock Production

T Level in Plant and Crop Production

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.

All of our courses include a minimum of 100 hours work experience, with some Level 3 programmes including a full year work placement to help you gain experience through the seasons.

We are engaging in a new field to fork project where we are taking produce from the farm, vertical farm and glasshouse and using it in catering outlets across college, promoting high levels of traceability which is part of our sustainability strategy.

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 and pesticide application, and enjoy practical and theory training in preparation for taking your DVSA tractor test.*

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.

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.

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Where could your career take you?

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. This industry offers an incredibly wide choice of careers, such as:

• Agronomist

• Government policy advisor

• Export sales and supply chain manager

• Estate manager

• Project manager

• Lecturer

• Dairy/livestock manager

• Abattoir manager

• Produce quality manager

• Genetics specialist

• Animal health or feed specialist

• Dairy software trainer

• Breeding / growing trials technician

• Farm sales representative

• Tractor driver / sprayer / machinery operator

University study

Following your Level 3 course you may wish to progress into higher education. You could for example study a degree in Sustainable Agriculture at University Centre Reaseheath, specialising in either Livestock Management, Crop Management or Dairy Herd Management.

Sam’s story

Sam Walton Level 3 National Diploma in Agriculture 2008 Job Title: Farm Manager, Lower Hurst Farm, Derbyshire

I firmly believe that it is our responsibility as farmers to educate the public about how food is produced and how farming affects the wider management of the countryside.

“My Reaseheath course didn’t just teach me about different farming practices and the commercial side of the industry, it made me aware of the ethics involved in raising farmstock and the importance of good public relations.

I can honestly say that Reaseheath has shaped me into what I am today. I’m a third generation farmer and I passionately believe in educating people about British food and farming. I’ve tried to pass on my passion throughout my career, from being Assistant Dairy Herd Manager at Reaseheath to my current role of Farm Manager at an awardwinning organic farm.”

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Lorna’s story

Lorna Preece

Level 3 Advanced Technical Extended Diploma in Agriculture 2023

Next step: Possibly Foundation Degree in Dairy Herd Management Ambition: Herdswoman

“I came to Reaseheath after GCSEs because I know I want to work in the agricultural industry and I’m keen to get on with my career.

“I live on a dairy and sheep farm and I’m hoping that I’ll be able to carry on the family tradition and be a successful farmer. My passion is for dairy cattle and I chose to study at Reaseheath because it has such a good reputation in that area.

I’ve learned a lot about different methods of herd management, particularly as the college has a robotic milking system alongside a traditional parlour so you can compare the two systems.

“Living on campus means I’ve been able to make the most of the great social life and I’ve made loads of friends.”

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 whilst continuing to build on your knowledge and experience. As well as working on-farm you’ll come into college to study one day a week.

Benefit from our industry links

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. 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.

Your Reaseheath Experience

Your college experience certainly isn’t limited to the campus. In 2022, our 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!

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.

Where you’ll be studying

As a student of the Academy of Land and Environment you will have access to stateof-the-art resources on our 252-hectare commercial and training farm. Dedicated classrooms and computer suites are used to support your theory work along with an extensive library, laboratories and quiet study areas. Our 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.

Study a T Level

From September 2023, we’ll be offering the new Agriculture, Land Management and Production T Level. This Level 3 programme will teach you the core knowledge and skills needed to secure a role in the industry, both through practical and theory sessions, as well as a substantial work placement of at least 315 hours. You will also have the chance to specialise in a module of your choice, for example in Livestock Production or Crop Production, to help you achieve your career goals.

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ACADEMY OF LAND AND ENVIRONMENT

AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS AND FISHERIES MANAGEMENT

HIGHER LEVELS

Offering a great pathway to higher level aquatic-based study, including freshwater ecology, environmental science and marine biology

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WHY STUDY AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS AND FISHERIES MANAGEMENT AT REASEHEATH?

Our courses

Level 2 Technical Certificate in Land and Wildlife

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

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

Level 2 T-Up Transition Programme in Habitat Management (starting 2024)

T Level in Habitat Management (starting 2024)

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!

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

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

Off campus, you'll go on a variety of trips and practicals including to fisheries, beaches, aquariums and more, so you will get a wellrounded student experience.

Access a variety of pools, lakes and streams and industry standard equipment during your lessons on campus.

Fishing for a great career?

Our industry focused qualifications suit anyone with a passion for aquatics and cover fishery management in the United Kingdom, tropical environments, and marine environments. As well as theoretical work, practical work with industry providers will ensure you have the relevant knowledge and experience required to be employed in your chosen aquatic sector.

Courses are diverse and you will obtain knowledge ranging from aquatic specific subjects such as fish biology and fish health, to broader subjects such as biological processes in which we will discuss the natural process that affect the plant.

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 freshwater ecology and marine biology.

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Where could your career take you?

Our courses allow for progression to university or employment in the fishery management and ecology sector.

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 into:

• Fish farmer

• Fisheries officer

• Fish farm technician

• Fishery manager

• River keeper

• Estate management

• Utilities industry

• Ecology and conservation

• Associated retail trades

• Ornamental fish industry

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.

Your Reaseheath Experience

You may get involved in activities, trips and study tours off campus. For example, a proposed trip in 2022 will see the fishery management students undertake a 5-day fieldwork trip to Nettlecombe Court; Exmoor National Park. Here they will undertake an array of environmental investigations in aquatic and terrestrial habitats and use cutting edge industry techniques such as infiltrometers to measure the rate water filters through soil. This experience will improve their understanding of aquatics and the environment.

What will you learn?

The one-year Level 2 course will give you the opportunity to gain skills, knowledge, and confidence across a wide range of countryside focused subjects. You will develop your understanding of fundamental principles that can help you progress on to a specific countryside Level 3 course or T Level, or into employment.

For Level 3, your first-year will cover both terrestrial and aquatic habitats, which will help you understand how species interact in a delicately balanced system. Your second year will be much more specialised towards aquatics.

Benefit from our industry links

Regular sessions working with industry providers give our students a great chance to get to grips with real life consultancy projects. 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.

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 within the environmental sector, you will have the opportunity to really put 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!

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Callum’s story

Callum Binnersley

Level 3 Advanced Technical Extended Diploma in Land and Wildlife Management (Fisheries) 2023

Next step: More experience in fish farm management

Ambition: Fishery owner

“ The best parts of my course are the opportunities to learn about fishery management and fish care through hands on experience.

“ We’re well supported by our course tutors in practical sessions and I’m also gaining relevant skills at my work placement at Cudmore Fisheries. It’s a popular coarse and carp fishery and I work there for my term time placement and during holidays.

“I was introduced to Cudmore Fisheries during a college field trip when we helped to sein net the lake as part of a stock assessment. I’m gaining a fantastic overview of site management, including maintenance and customer care. Reaseheath has a good reputation within the industry and I use all the skills I’ve learned, such as how to weigh and health check fish.”

Jess’s story

Jess Kidd

Level 3 Advanced Technical Extended Diploma in Aquatic Systems and Fisheries Management 2022

Job title: Waterways Operative for Canal & River Trust

Ambition: Aquatic Conservationist

I was work ready thanks to my course so I started applying early and began a seasonal post with the Canal & River Trust the day after my final exam. Weeks later a permanent position came up so I was in a great place to apply and was successful.

“I’m part of a new team concentrating on reservoirs in the Macclesfield and Peak Forest area – there’s no other team like it in the country! We check water levels, test water purity, survey the dams and do general maintenance. I use all the practical skills and knowledge I gained from my course.

I can discuss my findings with top hydrologists, water engineers and ecologists within the trust and everyone is very supportive. I love every minute of my job!”

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REWARDING

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Start your journey towards a challenging and rewarding career in conservation ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION

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.

Gain hands on experience learning practical skills whilst honing your knowledge of field surveying and species identification, helping you to understand the importance of biodiversity and habitat management.

Become career ready with our industry extended work placements aimed at developing your knowledge and practical skills within an established working environment. We have strong links with leading organisations such as Groundwork, Natural England, Environment Agency and RSPB.

Experience study tours to enrich your experience and understanding of British habitats. We have strong links with Field Studies Council’s natural history courses and have stayed in their amazing centres of learning across the UK.

Our courses

Level 2 Technical Certificate in Land and Wildlife

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

Level 3 Technical Baccalaureate in Land and Wildlife Management (Conservation)

Level 2 T-Up Transition Programme in Habitat Management (starting 2024)

T Level in Habitat Management (starting 2024)

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!

British habitats, and the wildlife they support are 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.

Studying amongst 330 hectares of farms, parklands, lake and woodland you will have plenty of opportunities to develop your practical skills on campus too 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.

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Where could your career take you?

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 Conservation or Wildlife Conservation and Ecology, to gain more advanced knowledge and extra experience to enhance their career prospects.

Alex’s story

Alex Pendlebury Level 3 Diploma in Conservation and Wildlife Management 2014 Foundation Degree in Countryside, Conservation and Recreation Management 2017

Job Title: Lecturer in Land and Wildlife Management

“Environmental conservation has never been more important – and it’s a great industry to work in!

I became a countryside lecturer at Reaseheath after several years as an Assistant Ranger at Tatton Park. My experiences in the industry convinced me that those working in it need to be totally professional and to possess wide ranging practical and technical skills so they truly understand how their actions impact on wildlife.

“Education is key, which is why I decided to become a lecturer and hopefully open the doors to the next generation of countryside managers. I was keen to return to Reaseheath because the college has a solid reputation for delivering the practical skills and academic learning which employers need. Our students just need to bring passion, drive and ambition.”

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Charlie’s story

Charlie Brock Level 3 Advanced Technical Extended Diploma in Land and Wildlife Management (Countryside) 2023

Next step: Degree in forestry conservation Ambition: Forestry Manager

“I’ve always liked being among trees – they’re amazing and so important for the climate and the environment.

“I plan to do my chainsaw and tree climbing qualifications during the second year of my diploma. They’re well recognised in the industry and widen your job opportunities, as well as looking professional on your CV. I’ve already gained my first aid certificate and completed a woodchipper course, and I’m looking forward to dry stone walling and working on a small meadow at college which has been set aside for wildlife.

“I would have regretted not coming to Reaseheath - nowhere else offers so many additional opportunities. On top of that the students and lecturers are very sociable and welcoming and the campus is lovely.”

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Your Reaseheath Experience

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 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

Working in the community

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.

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 complete additional industry qualifications such as chainsaw handling and safe use of brushcutters, all to help complement your core studies and further enhance your employability.

Working with experts at Groundwork, an important organisation aimed at supporting the environment and local people, students have given their time working for conservation and learning important new skills such as hedgelaying and building dry stone walls for the benefit of local communities.

Almost a thousand trees have been planted by our conservation students on-site at Reaseheath and across local sites, helping to combat climate change and improving biodiversity.

Trips to the coast involve a beach clean and helping local communities to protect their most valuable habitats.

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Classes

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

Our courses

Level 2 T-Up Transition Programme in Floristry T Level in Floristry

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.

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.

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. 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.

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Where could your course take you?

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.

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.

Our floristry students have the privilege of decorating the gallery at Arley Hall, one of Cheshire’s most notable stately homes, ready for its Christmas opening. This gives them the chance to experience event dressing at the highest level and is a great addition to their CVs. They also gain an overview of the whole product journey during study tours of leading wholesalers, where they look at flowers, accessories, tools and equipment, and to retailers to appreciate seasonal display techniques.

Sophie’s story

Sophie Haydock

Level 2 Diploma in Floristry

Next step: Level 3 Diploma in Floristry Ambition: Floristry shop owner

“I chose to come here because I felt I was going to get everything I need for a career in floristry. Being a Reaseheath student gives you a realworld experience which you can’t get if you’re learning purely in a classroom.

“I’m quite creative and I was impressed by the designs of previous students. My lecturers were very welcoming and although sadly I had to have time off due to ilI health I was so well supported that I quickly caught up on my coursework.

“ We’ve had some fantastic experiences, like dressing up a huge watering can with flowers which went on public show at the Family Festival, and I’ve also done a regular work placement. These experiences are taking me closer to my goal of owning a floristry business.”

Where you’ll be studying

You’ll learn your floral design skills in dedicated studios in our Centre for Horticulture, the Environment and Sustainable Technology. You’ll be with likeminded 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.

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.

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Holly’s story

Holly Tylman

Level 2 Diploma in Floristry

Next step: Level 3 Diploma in Floristry

Ambition: Floristry shop owner

“I chose to study at Reaseheath because it has such a good reputation within the floristry industry. I did some research and the college really stood out for me – particularly the great look of the student designs on Instagram.

“I’ve learned so much on my Level 2 course and the time has gone very quickly. One standout activity was working with other students to create designs to celebrate Reaseheath’s 100th birthday. It was great fun, especially as we were encouraged to work independently and as a team. We also created floral designs for other college events like the Family Festival, summer ball and student awards.

“Everyone is very friendly and welcoming here and you easily make friends. I’m really looking forward to my Level 3 Diploma.”

Study a T Level

From September 2023, we’ll be offering the new T Level in Floristry. This is a 2-year Level 3 programme which will teach you the core knowledge and skills needed to secure a role in the industry, both through practical and theory sessions, as well as a substantial work placement of at least 315 hours.

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“The business has flourished beyond all expectations”

Sarah Harry and Zoe Hall Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Floristry 2020 Job titles: Co-owners of Wild Bramble Blooms, Tarporley

“ We opened our own artisan floristry shop in 2019 while still studying part-time for our Level 3 Diploma. We met at college and discovered we both wanted to own a floristry shop offering rustic floral designs for weddings and events.

“The business has flourished beyond all expectations and we’ve already taken on another former Reaseheath floristry student –and others on work placement. Last year we won third in the British Florist Association’s ‘Retail Shop of the Year’ and were invited to join the Good Florist Guide. Both are very prestigious within the industry and are awarded for high standards and excellent designs.

“ We both have three children so chose parttime study to fit in with domestic duties. Learning specific business skills, such as how to prepare a wedding contract and consult with clients, were as important as the practical elements and helped us to get to where we are today.”

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AND ARBORICULTURE

REAL

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

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 by gaining professional certificates alongside your course qualifications.

Gain an understanding of the different management systems of timber and other commercial crops when visiting estates nationwide.

Enjoy exciting practical activities for at least half your study time and take part in inter-college tree climbing competitions and public demonstrations.

Explore the Reaseheath campus, taking your learning from the classroom into real life scenarios and learn the stories behind our range of unusual trees.

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

Our courses

Level 2 T-Up Transition Programme in Tree and Woodland Management and Maintenance

T Level in Tree and Woodland Management and Maintenance

The professional 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 and woodland professions. 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.

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Where could your career take you?

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

Study a T Level

From September 2023, we’ll be offering the new T Level in Tree and Woodland Management and Maintenance. This is a 2-year Level 3 programme which will teach you the core knowledge and skills needed to secure a role in the industry through practical and theory sessions and a substantial work placement of at least 315 hours.

Dan’s story

Dan Appleton Level 3 Diploma in Forestry and Arboriculture 2021 Job title: Arborist / tree climber with Treefellers

Being an arborist isn’t all about having fun swinging in treetops and using chainsaws –there’s a lot of technique backed by biology. To be able to trim trees properly you need to understand how they work.

Reaseheath’s course gives you a good balance between the practical and theoretical sides of arboriculture. Our classroom sessions were very interesting, particularly topics such as how trees self heal and how to prevent decay, while the practical side gave us a good grounding in how to climb trees safely and the skills and confidence to use the equipment.

“I began working for Treefellers while still a student and became full time after I completed my diploma. Our work varies from managing vegetation on railway lines to removing mature trees from homeowners’ gardens, so every day is different.”

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Laura’s story

Laura Steer

Technical Baccalaureate in Forestry and Arboriculture

Next step: Gain more experience

Ambition: Manager of ancient native woodlands

“My boyfriend and I previously studied media but when we discussed what we really wanted to do in life, he wanted to manage deer and I wanted to work with trees. So we both enrolled at Reaseheath!

“I’m particularly interested in sustainable forestry practices and passionate about preserving ancient native woodland. It’s an ecosystem which provides one of the best habitats for wildlife and can’t easily be recreated.

“ We both volunteered for a month on a Scottish estate and loved it! We planted 1,500 mixed broadleaf trees and gained valuable experience in woodland and deer management. I’ve always been fascinated by nature but I didn’t know how to begin turning my passion into a career. Coming to Reaseheath has changed that!”

Industry links

We’re very proud of our links with industry partners such as Sorbus International, Forestry England, 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.

Your Reaseheath Experience

As a forestry and arboriculture student you’ll be learning from our industry experienced tutors and taking advantage of our 21-hectare college grounds, filled with a huge variety of trees to investigate.

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!

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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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WHY STUDY GAME AND WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AT REASEHEATH?

Our courses

Level 2 Technical Certificate in Land and Wildlife

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

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

Level 2 T-Up Transition Programme in Habitat Management (starting 2024)

T Level in Habitat Management (starting 2024) Learn how to manage upland and lowland habitats to ensure they provide a healthy environment which will benefit all wildlife.

Gamekeeping is one of the oldest professions in the land based industries and is still a popular career choice today.

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, and 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).

You could have the brilliant opportunity of getting involved in running a small shoot close to campus for extra experience.

Develop your skills on a study tour, which may include a three-day stalking trip to Balmoral.

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 also needs an understanding of how their role fits into a constantly evolving environment where agriculture, forestry and sustainable land management play an increasingly important role in the prevention of climate change.

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 (NGO), Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT) and the British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC).

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Where could your career take you?

If you’re looking for a career in the outdoors, gamekeeping and wildlife management could be perfect 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 roles you could consider include:

• Pest control officer

• Underkeeper / beat keeper

• Game bird dealer

• Gundog trainer / breeder

• Gunsmithing

• Shooting school trainer

• Sustainable land manager

• Working for organisations such as the British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC) or Natural England

Or you could be employed in:

• Sporting estates

• Game rearing

• Factoring of estates

• Shooting agents

• Suppliers of feed and rearing equipment

• Leisure shooting schools

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.

Alex’s story

Alex Milroy Level 3 Advanced Technical Extended Diploma in Land and Wildlife Management (Game) 2021

Job title: Beat keeper, Derbyshire Peak District Ambition: Head keeper

“I’m a beat keeper on a grouse shoot and help to manage the moorland habitat for the game birds and for the resident wildlife. I did my work placement here and was invited to apply when the post became vacant. This is my second permanent position and both involve upland management, which I studied at college.

“Cutting back heather and controlling bracken has a huge conservation benefit, as it encourages new heather shoots which grouse and other species of birds depend on to survive and raise their young. We’re also reinstating heather into areas which have been overgrazed and re-wetting parts of the moor by modifying water sources.

“Informed management like this encourages breeding success and we’re supporting stunning birds like lapwing, golden plover and merlin.”

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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.

During your time at Reaseheath College, you will have the opportunity to cover all aspects of practical game rearing. 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.)

Rhian’s story

Rhian Tyne

Level 3 Technical Baccalaureate in Land and Wildlife Management (Game) 2020

Job title: Trainee Wildlife Ranger, Forestry England, Northamptonshire Ambition: Fully qualified wildlife ranger

It’s a common misconception that game management is all about shooting, but in fact it’s incredibly diverse and includes lots of conservation work.

I’m fascinated by deer and my primary role is to help manage the fallow and muntjac populations in our district, but I’m also involved in conserving a huge range of other species such as red kites, dormice and bats. The way we manage our habitat affects them all.

“After I finished my Tech Bacc I continued to gain work experience at a Norfolk deer park and also spent a winter in Scotland as a pony ghillie. There were a lot of applications for my current role but these experiences plus the skills, knowledge and support I’d gained from college helped me to stand out.”

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HORTICULTURE AND LANDSCAPE

CUTTING-EDGE

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WHY STUDY HORTICULTURE AT REASEHEATH?

Our courses

Level 2 Horticulture Operative Apprenticeship

Level 2 Golf Greenkeeping and Sports Turf Apprenticeship

Level 2 T-Up Transition Programme in Ornamental Horticulture and Landscaping

T Level in Ornamental Horticulture and Landscaping

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.

Enjoy visits to gardens with nationally significant landscaping and planting schemes or get involved in industry-led projects on and off campus.

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.

Join our student team to learn about the many options within the horticulture and food production industries – and stay abreast of its fast changing technology.

Scientist to landscape architect, parks manager to garden designer – it’s the sheer diversity of careers that makes horticulture and landscaping 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.

Tour our sustainable glasshouse at bit.ly/3lE6sf5

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Where could your career take you?

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 or scientific researcher

• Botanist

• Landscape architect

• Field scale crop production manager

• Produce quality manager

• Garden designer / landscaper

• Head gardener or greenkeeper

• Park supervisor

• Commercial nursery manager

• Nursery production technician

• Entrepreneur

• Self employed gardener

• Garden centre manager

• Garden designer University study

After studying with us, many of our students go on to study a related degree to further their knowledge and skills. You may choose to do this at University Centre Reaseheath, which offers a BSc in Landscape Architecture.

Your Reaseheath Experience

Work placements, community projects, training workshops, competitions – our horticulture students certainly don’t let the grass grow under their feet!

Our student teams have won medals for their work at RHS Tatton Flower Show and RHS Chatsworth Flower Show. Students have also have helped to maintain relocated show gardens at the World of Wedgwood in Staffordshire, designed a show garden for members at the Royal Cheshire Show and carried out a variety of projects on campus and in the community.

Where you’ll be studying

You’ll be based in our Centre for Horticulture, the Environment and Sustainable Technology, which 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.

Study a T Level

From September 2023, we’ll be offering the new T Level in Ornamental Horticulture and Landscaping. This is a 2-year Level 3 programme which delivers the core knowledge and skills required for a role in the industry. You will learn through a combination of practical and theory sessions and a substantial work placement of at least 315 hours.

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 attend college one day a week or in blocks depending on the apprenticeship you choose.

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Lara’s story

Lara Galley

Level 3 Extended Diploma in Horticulture with Landscaping 2022

Job title: Assistant grower at plant nursery

“I was going to study for a degree but decided the university route wasn’t for me. I found my niche while working in a plant nursery and felt a horticultural qualification would help me progress. Reaseheath was very accommodating and I completed my course in one year.

“I got my job offer through my work placement and my lecturers helped me gain my spraying and forklift licences. I’m helping to raise plants to sell on to garden centres. It’s an opportunity to learn from an experienced grower and a very good starting point.

“The horticultural industry is very exciting, with many opportunities across the sector. My course prepared me well because it offered both practical and academic sessions, from advanced technology in the glasshouses to turfing, block work and building design.”

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.

Nathan’s story

Nathan Webster

Level 3 Diploma in Horticulture 2017 BSc (Hons) Landscape Architecture 2020

• British Association of Landscape Industries award 2019

• Pro Landscaper’s 30 Under 30: The Next Generation award 2021

Job title: Landscape Architect, Wright Landscapes Ltd

“Landscape Architecture isn’t just about designing beautiful spaces, it’s about designing and overseeing projects which meet the needs of people and the environment.

“Recent events have shown how important trees and plants are for mental and physical health. As well as creating personal gardens for clients I’m interested in cityscapes, where you can be creative while making cities greener, healthier and more sustainable.

“I owe a lot to the five years I spent at Reaseheath – I gained so much confidence in my own ability. My diploma prepared me for my future life and my degree taught me how to prepare designs from client briefs. Being part of the student design and build team for Reaseheath’s show gardens at RHS Tatton Flower Show was great experience.”

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ACADEMY OF SPORTS, HEALTH AND PUBLIC SERVICES

If the study of health, performance, leadership and fitness is something that inspires you, our Academy of Sports, Health and Public Services is the perfect choice for you.

As a student with us, you will use our £6 million facilities, which include our fitness studio, gym, international standard 3G pitch and our sports performance centre, which incorporates a state-of-the-art altitude chamber. We also have strong links with a wide range of sporting and public sector organisations, such as Crewe Alexandra Soccer Centre, the England Amputee Football Association, the RAF, AoC Sport and a number of National Outdoor Training Centres. Thanks to these links, you may have a chance to work alongside some of these professionals.

If your sights are set on a career in sport, 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.

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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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, bushcraft area and altitude chamber.

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.

Our courses

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

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.

We have a variety of fantastic facilities for you to use on campus, from our own college lake to our 30ft high ropes course and indoor climbing wall, and 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.

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!

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Where could your career take you?

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

• Group leader in the Adventure tourism sector, either in the UK or abroad

• Professional adventure sport athlete

• Adventure sports centre manager

• Adventure sports coach

• Adventure training instructor in the armed services

• Expedition leader

• Adventure sport equipment design and manufacture

• Retail sales and marketing

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.

Charlie’s story

Charlie Rush

BTEC Level 3 National Diploma in Sport and Outdoor Activities 2022

Next step: Join Army or RAF Ambition: Jet or attack helicopter pilot

“I chose this course because it gives you the equivalent of three A levels along with certificates in leadership and team building. The qualification has been ideal support for my application to join the armed forces – and I’ve enjoyed every second of studying for it.

“High adrenaline sports thrill me. I’ve always enjoyed mountain biking and motorcycling and I’ve more recently taken that up a notch with motocross. I’ve raced in national competitions and completed mid-pack, which is good considering I’ve only been doing the sport for two years.

“The highlights of the course for me have been the weekly trips off campus when we’ve been able to try a range of outdoor sports. The lecturers are really supportive, both during practical sessions and in the classroom.”

Our campus is your classroom

Our campus offers you a range of firstclass facilities and resources including:

• Our college lake, which is great for developing your kayaking skills

• Our 30ft high ropes course, made up of pulse-raising elements including Jacob’s Ladder, Jungle Vines, the Seesaw and the Leap of Faith

• Our indoor climbing wall, which you can use to perfect your climbing skills before you progress to the rock outside

• Our sports performance centre, which has facilities such as our altitude chamber used by students and professional athletes

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Dan’s story

Dan Yeadon

Level 1 Diploma in Sport 2016 Level 2 Diploma in Adventure Sport 2017 Level 3 Diploma in Sport and Outdoor Activities 2019

Foundation Degree in Adventure Sports and Coaching 2021

Ambition: Professional actor

“I’ve had so many different experiences throughout my seven years at Reaseheath, and enjoyed every one.

“My qualifications are my passport to an income, and have freed me to pursue a long term passion which is to study drama. My qualifications will help pay my way through drama school in London and my degree will help with my application.

“I’m planning to combine outdoor sports and fitness and become a personal trainer. There’s a big demand for people with my qualifications and my outdoor sports skills may even help with my acting!

“I’m dyslexic but I’ve achieved far more than I thought possible thanks to the support of my lecturers and the learning support team. My degree has given me confidence and I’m ready for a new challenge!”

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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“I’ve sailed round the Maldives, the Caribbean, the Seychelles, the Bahamas, Bermuda, Malta and around the Mediterranean”
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Level 3 Extended Diploma in Adventure Sports 2012 Job title: Second Officer on superyacht

“I’ve been lucky enough to travel all over the world with my job and I’ve been to some of the most beautiful places.

“I’ve sailed round the Maldives, the Caribbean, the Seychelles, the Bahamas, Bermuda, Malta and around the Mediterranean. I have a great job but I do have a lot of responsibilities. I often work very long hours as we tend to sail overnight between locations, and when we get to port we’re busy maintaining the boat.

“I did a three year Higher National Diploma in Nautical Science at Fleetwood Nautical College after I completed my adventure sports course, then went into the yacht industry as a deck hand and worked my way up. I’m now qualified to Chief Officer so I could command a containership or commercial ship but I’m very happy working in the yachting industry.

“My adventure sports diploma stretched me. I developed a lot academically and realised I could aim higher, so I have a lot to thank Reaseheath for.”

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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.

To enhance your CV, you will be able to train towards becoming a fully qualified sports massage therapist, who are always very much in demand.

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.

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.

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!

Our courses

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.

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.

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.

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.

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Where could your career take you?

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

• Associated roles in the active leisure industry

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.

Hollie’s story

Hollie Adamson

Active IQ Level 3 Diploma in Physical Activity, Fitness and Exercise Science 2021 Job title: Spa therapist

“I became interested in sports massage during my college course and I’ve since expanded my skills and knowledge by studying for additional massage qualifications. I now have an interesting job working at a spa, where I help clients to destress and enhance their general wellbeing in a lovely calm atmosphere. Professional massage can benefit clients both physically and mentally, and it’s very rewarding to see positive results.

“The great thing about the fitness industry is that most qualifications are recognised globally, so it’s possible to work abroad. I’m a keen snowboarder and using my sports massage techniques to help snow sport athletes would be another alternative I’d consider, perhaps in Austria or Canada. There’d be plenty of opportunities to use my personal training qualifications too.”

Test yourself

You can put your competitive streak to the test by taking part in the WorldSkills UK personal training competition. You’ll go headto-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!

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James’s story

James Melvin

Active IQ Level 3 Diploma in Physical Activity Fitness and Exercise Science 2022

Next step: Level 3 Extended Diploma in Business Ambition: Professional model and businessman

“I chose this course because I wanted to learn the biology behind fitness. It’s important for me to understand how the body works and how to get the best out of it. I was also attracted by the fantastic modern facilities and by the friendliness of the lecturers.

“I’ve enjoyed both the classroom and practical sessions because together they’ve enabled me to take my fitness to a higher level, particularly by using the high tech equipment in the fitness studios and sports science lab. It’s helped with my modelling career and with my basketball, which I play nationally.

“I’ve modelled sports and leisure clothing for leading brands and I’d like to launch my own brand of high end street wear, so I’m now studying business at Reaseheath.”

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In our campus 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.

Gain the advantage Your internationally recognised qualification will encompass one-to-one instructing, personal training, as well as:

• 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

• 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 help to enhance the performance of our own sport academy players by creating individualised training programmes and providing sports massage therapy.

Train with us

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 new studio with first-class equipment including:

• Olympic standard weight lifting platform

• 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

You’ll develop your coaching skills by helping to run fitness sessions and bootcamps for our public services students to increase stamina and ensure they have reached the fitness levels required for uniformed services entry tests.

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WHY STUDY PUBLIC SERVICES AT REASEHEATH?

Our courses

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

Level 2 Extended Certificate in Preparation for Public Services

Level 3 National Diploma or National Extended Diploma in Uniformed Protective Services

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.

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.

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!

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Hattie’s story

Hattie Mitchell

Level 3 Extended Diploma in Public Services

2022

Next step: BSc Policing and Criminal Investigation

Ambition: RAF weapons systems operator

“This course enabled me to decide on the best way to take my career forward. It has given me a great start which I don’t think I would have received anywhere else.

“I was first attracted to the syllabus because of its practical elements like outdoor team building and extra opportunities such as trips and talks by professionals from the uniformed services. But the key thing for me has been the support of my lecturers, particularly as I don’t have anyone in my family with military history and I needed every resource available to me.

“Real life experiences and networking with the RAF, Navy, Army and Police helped me focus on what I really want to do in life and opened a lot of doors for me.”

Olivia’s story

Olivia Kettle

Level 3 Extended Diploma in Public Services 2022

Next step: Police constable apprenticeship (degree level)

Ambition: Complete probation, then specialise

“I’m keen to join the police force because I want to make community life safer. Applying for a police constable apprenticeship isn’t the traditional route to a degree, but it’s a great way to gain both a qualification and experience.

“I’m confident that my college course will support my application. Most of my lecturers have worked in the services and are keen to support and guide. They understand the requirements of service careers and this makes learning from them more engaging.

“I chose to study at Reaseheath because the course has a hands-on approach which is good for your CV. We’ve taken part in riot control with specialised police units and joined ambulance and fire teams, and also completed team building activities with the adventure sports department.”

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.

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.

Community spirit

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.

Become career ready

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.

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Where could your career take you?

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.

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 may have the chance to get involved with riot training with Cheshire Police, and work with the Emergency Services Training Centre for industry experience.

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.

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.

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Our courses

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

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 rugby, netball or basketball or 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.

If you want to specialise in Sport Science you can take advantage of our state-of-the-art sports performance centre with over £40,000 worth of high specification equipment. Alternatively, if you want to focus on Sport Coaching, you can use our high tech sport analysis equipment to look at techniques, tactics and strategies. Either way 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?

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

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.

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, Cross-Country 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.

George’s story

George Edwards

Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport and Coaching Development 2023

Next step: Gain more playing and industry experience

Ambition: High level semi-professional footballer

“I enrolled at Reaseheath specifically to follow my interest in football. The college is affiliated with Crewe Alexandra’s Football Education Academy and there are opportunities to play and improve your skills, so I felt that the course would suit me and that I’d enjoy it.

“I completed a six week trial with Crewe Alexandra after being selected by scouts during training sessions and also represented the club in a colleges’ league. It was a big honour to play for a League One professional club and winning the league was one of the best experiences I could have asked for.

“I’m going to get coaching badges alongside my college qualification so if I don’t make it as a player I have alternative opportunities for a career in football.”

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Jack’s story

Jack Oliphant

Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport (Performance and Excellence) 2015

BSc (Hons) Sport Business Management 2018

Job title: Freelance sports commentator

“I commentate on motorsport and handball. I used to drive competitively as a hobby and I represented Great Britain in handball at junior level while I was a Reaseheath student so I have good knowledge of both. You need to know the inside track on athletes to talk confidently about them.

I mainly commentate for Alpha Live, which broadcasts live streaming from motorsport and other sporting championships. It’s a great way to be involved at an elite level and I aspire to become an F1 commentator. I’m also a main commentator for esport sim (simulated) racing, which I love because I’m a keen gamer.

“My Reaseheath course gave me a wider understanding of the sport sector, plus skills and confidence which have helped me to succeed.”

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:

• Three 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

• Sports massage sessions and much more…

University study

After completing your course, you may wish to progress to our BSc (Hons) in Football Coaching at University Centre Reaseheath, which will provide you with a solid foundation in the key practices of coaching in a football related context.

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. 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.

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*.

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ACADEMY OF FOOD AND BUSINESS

We offer courses in Bakery, Pâtisserie and Confectionery and in Food Technology as well as Business, Tourism and Events Management.

Food and Bakery courses

Our industry standard food centre is regarded as being among the best in Europe, so training with us is as close to actually working in the sector as you will get. We are 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 match the industry standards, including our breadmaking room, pâtisserie area, chocolate room, cake decorating room and industrial sized ovens. If you are serious about a career within the pâtisserie or bakery sector, our bakery courses will equip you with the specific skills and knowledge you need to progress.

If you choose to study Food Technology, you’ll be able to spend time working hands-on in our commercial dairy processing halls, dedicated butchery and new product development areas. You’ll be part of an exciting industry which is dynamic, fast paced and constantly changing to meet customer demands and to overcome global food challenges.

Business, Tourism and Events Management courses

Ever thought of running your own business or working in the business management and administration sector? If so, our new T Level in Management and Administration could be for you. It combines business theory and a practical 315 hour work-placement together. The course has been designed in collaboration with our industry partners to not only support you in your knowledge of business theory but to make you industry ready and therefore very employable. Successful businesses are both efficient and effective and this course will provide you with the knowledge, skills and competences to do just that.

Our Business, Tourism and Events Management course prepares you for a successful career within the tourism and events sector. The travel and tourism sector is one of the world’s largest economic sectors and supports over 300 million jobs. Our experienced staff will develop your understanding of the sector including skills in event planning, global tourism destinations, marketing and social media management, human resources and financial management. You will have plenty of opportunity to apply the knowledge you develop in our many industry guest lectures, industry visits and residential trips.

BUSINESS, TOURISM AND EVENTS MANAGEMENT

BAKERY, PÂTISSERIE AND CONFECTIONERY

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WHY STUDY BUSINESS WITH TOURISM AND EVENTS MANAGEMENT

AT REASEHEATH?

Our courses are industry focused, so you’ll learn more about the industry you wish to progress into 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!

Work placements and volunteer opportunities will gain you experience and provide unique networking opportunities.

Maximise your potential with top tips from inspirational speakers on campus and during our popular residential tours such as the Business Live Conference in Disneyland Paris, and 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.

Our courses

Level 2 T-Up Transition Programme in Management and Administration

T Level in Management and Administration Level 3 Extended Diploma in Business with Events and Tourism

Unleash your potential 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 instil the mindset you need, whether you intend to launch a successful business or to climb the ladder within a blue-chip company or work in events and tourism around the world.

As a budding entrepreneur, our T Level in Management and Administration 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.

On our Business, Tourism and Events course you will learn 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!

Your studies will be enriched (as will your CV) through a range of volunteer opportunities, work-placements and access to industry throughout your course.

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Where could your course take you?

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 worlds of business, tourism, and events management are all varied and exciting work environments. We will support you throughout your studies to ensure you are work-ready and help you stand out from the crowd.

Some popular career destinations include:

• Business manager

• Tourism manager

• Event manager / coordinator

• Accounts and finance

• Marketing and social media 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.

Libby’s story

Libby Bulkeley Level 3 Diploma in Business with Events and Tourism Next step: Store Management Apprenticeship with Aldi Ambition: Progress into management

“I think it’s important to make the most of all learning opportunities and at Reaseheath the course leaders have motivated me to aim high.

“I chose to study business at Reaseheath because the college has a good reputation and the wide range of courses attracts a range of students. I immediately felt at home because the campus and environment are so lovely. The staff are supportive and I’ve made many friends.

“My course enabled me to learn so many skills and broaden my knowledge of management. A group visit to Manchester’s Christmas markets to look at product placement was really useful.

“The whole experience certainly contributed to my success in securing my management apprenticeship with Aldi.”

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Ella’s story

Ella Williams

Level 3 Diploma in Business 2021

Job title: Accounts Assistant with Alextra Accountants

Ambition: Chartered Accountant

“I’ve completed my first year with Alextra Accountants and I’m on my way towards becoming a chartered accountant!

“It’s been a big learning curve for me. I’ve received accounts and payroll training and completed my first Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) qualification. I’ll study for a further four years, after which I’ll be fully qualified and could become a client manager or auditor.

“Accounting is a service people need and it’s well paid so it’s a good career. I enjoy working in an office. Every day is different and I like being part of a team.

“I chose to study business at Reaseheath because it’s interesting and covers a range of topics. I discovered I liked management and finance — I probably wouldn’t have considered a job in accountancy otherwise.”

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T Level Management and Administration

This 2-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 315 hours over two years.

Level 3 Extended Diploma Business, Tourism and Events Management

Gain the advantage

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.

This two year Level 3 qualification is designed to develop the competencies, skills and knowledge that is required by the sector(s). 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 Business, Tourism, and Events Management sectors through both theory and practical experiences such as work placements, volunteer opportunities, project work and industry engagement, to help you and your CV stand out even more.

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.

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“This course was my best option because it’s very diverse and covers the skills you need in real world business”

Eli Bradley Level 3 Extended Diploma in Business with Events and Tourism 2022 Job title: Owner of SOLESTOCKUK, online shoe sales

Ambition: Expand and diversify business

“I’ve always planned to enter the business world. I like working for myself and choosing my own way in life.

“My business has been registered for over a year and I’m very happy with the way it’s developed. I sell different types of shoes and sizes over a range of internet platforms. The majority are trainer-type shoes but I also sell other styles.

“I started by selling branded clothes but realised that the shoe market offered potential. There’s been a big cultural shift and shoes have become the way people express themselves. I’ve invested and built up my stock and gained lots of good feedback and return business.

“I can make a sale within an hour of listing and I do the packing and posting myself. It’s a global market and I’m often responding to email enquiries in the middle of the night — you need to give buyers an immediate response, otherwise they go elsewhere.

“I thought this course was my best option because it’s very diverse and covers the skills you need in real world business like finance and marketing. My lecturers have been very supportive too.”

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WHY STUDY BAKERY, PÂTISSERIE AND CONFECTIONERY AT REASEHEATH?

We are industry focused so you’ll be taught by supportive and professional staff, all of whom 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.

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

Our courses

Level 1 Foundation in Food Retail

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 on our bakery and pâtisserie course are the same!

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Where could your career take you?

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

Dan’s story

Daniel Holloway Level 2 Diploma in Professional Bakery 2021 Level 3 Diploma in Professional Bakery 2022 Next step: Expanding business and customer service experience Ambition: Wedding cake shop owner

“I’m passionate about baking so coming to Reaseheath was an easy choice – nowhere else offers such fantastic facilities and specialist staff.

I’ve had the best years of my life studying here. My courses have given me everything I wanted and more – I’ve learned so many new skills and made so many lifelong friends.

“I’d already achieved a GCSE in Food Technology at school but at Reaseheath I’ve been able to concentrate on gaining the practical and business skills I’ll need to be a professional baker. I’ve really enjoyed our pâtisserie and cake decorating sessions and I was proud to gain the Bakery Student of the Year award.

“I’d recommend Reaseheath College to anyone, it has a lovely campus and it’s a great place to learn.”

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 onto our BSc Food Science and Technology programme at University Centre Reaseheath.

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Lili’s story

Lili Dufley

Level 2 Diploma in Professional Bakery

Next step: Level 3 Diploma in Professional Bakery, possibly degree

Ambition: Own cake business

My school careers advisor suggested I enrol at Reaseheath as it’s one of the few colleges in the area to offer courses in bakery, and it’s got a very good reputation. My mum has her own cake business so she knows a lot about the profession and she was really impressed with the facilities and lecturers when we visited.

“I’ve really enjoyed my course and I’m looking forward to learning more on my Level 3 Diploma. I’ve made lots of friends and the lecturers make our practical sessions fun.

“I’d also consider doing a Foundation Degree in Bakery and Pâtisserie Technology at University Centre Reaseheath to further my knowledge and gain more business and marketing skills. I’ll need those when setting up my own business.”

Where you’ll be studying

From full-scale chocolate manufacture to proving and from 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 getting creative 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 8) 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 such as Hurst Village Bakery, Greenhalghs Bakery and Slatterys chocolatiers, to large scale commercial bakeries including Bakkavor.

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WHY STUDY FOOD TECHNOLOGY AT REASEHEATH?

Our courses

Level 1 Foundation in Food Retail

Level 2 T-Up Transition Programme in Food Sciences

Level 2 Craft Butchery Retail and Production Apprenticeship

Level 2 Food and Drink Process Operator Apprenticeship

Level 3 Food and Drink Process Operator Apprenticeship

Level 3 Diploma in Agri-Food Enterprise

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 steward for judges at the world’s biggest cheese show – the International Cheese and Dairy Awards.

Gain commercial skills by preparing dairy, bakery and meat products for sale on campus.

T Level in Food Sciences

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 market research to product manufacture and packaging. You’ll study global challenges such as sustainable food production and how to increase nutrition while controlling waste… and you’ll also put classroom theory into practice during sessions in our dairy processing halls ad dedicated butchery, bakery and new product development areas.

We are also establishing a new Institute of Sustainability and Food Innovation in partnership with the University of Chester, an exciting project which will benefit both diploma and degree students.

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Where could your career take you?

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

• Logistics manager

• Lab technician

• Food nutritionist

• Environmental health officer

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 Pâtisserie 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 degree level apprenticeship such as our Eden programme, a specialist training course for potential managers within the dairy industry.

Summer’s story

Summer Hibberd Level 3 Diploma in Food Technology and Management 2022 Next step: BSc Food Science and Technology Ambition: Product development or quality assurance

I’m interested in food manufacturing so studying at Reaseheath was an easy choice – there are no other colleges with such fantastic facilities and so many contacts with businesses in the food sector.

“I studied food technology at school but I wanted to learn more about manufacturing processes and the science which drives them. Apart from the academic side I’ve enjoyed stewarding at the International Cheese Awards and working with school pupils involved in our ‘field to fork’ project. I also achieved extra industry recognised qualifications which will help build my CV.

“I’m fascinated by new products and scan the supermarket shelves to see what’s on trend. My dream job would be with an international company like Mondelez, which manufactures big brand confectionery and snack foods.”

Your Reaseheath Experience

Our food technology courses have loads of practical sessions and include work placements and trips. They’re a great introduction to the variety of careers within the dynamic food and drink industry.

These are incredibly diverse courses and you’ll study food science and micro biology (the science behind brewing cider is a favourite topic!), learn about product manufacture, food safety and new product development and gain skills in butchery, bakery and cheese making. You’ll also get involved in projects such as our sustainable ‘field to fork’ initiative and with the International Cheese & Dairy Awards.

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We’re industry focused

As well as working in our state-of-the-art facilities, you’ll also gain experience learning to operate the latest technical equipment.

Our close relationship with our industry partners means major brands and artisan businesses use our small scale facilities to develop new products and to undertake trials. On occasions you could have the privilege of becoming involved with new product development right from its conception.

Study a T Level

From September 2023, we’ll be offering the new Food Sciences T Level. This is a 2-year Level 3 programme which will teach you the core knowledge and skills needed to secure a role in the industry, both through practical and theory sessions, as well as a work placement of at least 315 hours.

Food apprenticeships

The food industry is dynamic, fastpaced 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.

Sam’s story

Sam Dromgoole

Level 3 Diploma in Food Technology and Management 2012 BSc (Hons) Food Industry with Operations Management 2015

Job title: Night shift production manager, ABP Ellesmere

“My employer is one of the biggest beef processors in Europe and our production site is a showcase for the latest in technological innovation.

“I learned about ABP during a career talk at Reaseheath and began a graduate placement as soon as I completed my degree. I’m based in a packing hall where we prepare beef products for the retail market. As well as overseeing the production lines I do the product forecasting and order the packaging.

“The food manufacturing sector is very vibrant and fast paced and we’re constantly updating our systems to keep up with product demand, particularly for British beef. My Level 3 looked at basic principles and fed directly into my degree, which was science based. Together they were a perfect fit for my role.”

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ACADEMY OF ENGINEERING, TECHNOLOGY AND CONSTRUCTION

Our Academy of Engineering, Technology and Construction puts the spotlight on the skilled – and highly desirable - professions within these three sectors. If you choose to study within this academy, you’ll be sure of gaining the skills, qualifications and experience which these industries demand.

We are one of the UK’s leading academies for agricultural engineering and have invested in an exceptional technical training facility - our £7 million Advanced Engineering and AgriTech Centre. If you choose to study agricultural engineering with us you’ll be hands-on in our industry standard workshops, gaining experience on a range of modern tractors and machinery and using electronic diagnostic equipment, hydraulic training rigs and an electronics lab.

If you’re a construction plant or engineering apprentice working with large transport vehicles you’re likely to spend much of your time in the purpose built, heavy engineering workshops and dedicated classrooms at Reaseheath’s Engineering Apprenticeship Academy, a new facility to accommodate the growth in demand for training from industry partners such as transport companies First Bus and Alstom.

If you’re more driven towards maintaining light vehicles you’ll learn your skills in our motor vehicle workshop which has an impressive five bays and hi spec equipment. You’ll work on a wide range of modern road cars and enjoy helping to build customised vehicles. Our experienced lecturers and technicians will make sure that you gain the relevant qualifications and practical skills which employers want.

If you’d prefer to gain a recognised trade such as brickwork, joinery or plastering, or develop the progressive technical and digital skills required for the built environment, our construction department has received recent investment and has great teaching facilities along with a wealth of advanced equipment.

Learn more about this academy at bit.ly/RHC-ETC

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FACILITIES Develop your technical knowledge by becoming a student at our Advanced Engineering and Agri-Tech Centre

WHY STUDY AGRICULTURAL ENGINEERING AT REASEHEATH?

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Our courses

Level 2 T-Up Transition Programme in Land-based Engineering T Level in Land-based Engineering

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.

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.

Ecstatic about engines? ‘Learn by doing’ on our agricultural engineering courses.

The growth in technology in this industry has been phenomenal as it takes centre stage in the race to sustainably feed a growing global population. So 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 Engineering and 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!

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Where could your career take you?

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

John’s story

John Everall-Pettersen

BTEC Level 3 in Engineering 2016

Job title: Agricultural engineering instructor

“I worked for an agricultural engineering company after I completed my Reaseheath course and was then offered a graduate traineeship by the college. I became a fully qualified instructor and I’ve been in the role for five years. Reaseheath’s a nice place to work and I’m with a good team of colleagues.

I enjoy passing on my knowledge and skills to our students. I’m based in Reaseheath’s Advanced Engineering and Agri-Tech Centre, which has fantastic facilities. The agricultural engineering industry is constantly advancing and we need to make sure our students are trained on the latest technical systems and have relevant work placements. The biggest growth is in precision farming and the use of drones.”

Tai’s story

Tai Brookes Level 2 Technical Certificate in Land Based Engineering 2020 Level 3 Advanced Technical Extended Diploma in Agricultural Engineering 2022

Job title: Maintenance engineer Ambition: Fabrication engineer or lecturer

“I began studying engineering at Reaseheath on a Level 1 schools programme so I felt very at home when I became a full time student.

“The Level 2 Certificate gives you a good base of knowledge and the Level 3 gives you a balance of theory and practical sessions, both of which are well taught. The classrooms and workshops are modern and provide a professional environment in which to learn.

“The diagnosis equipment is up to date and you’re taught how to use it on a wide range of machinery. I work on a dairy farm and my duties include looking after the tractors and equipment, so these skills are very useful.

“The teaching staff are very supportive and experienced…and there’s a good social scene on campus.”

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Where you’ll be studying

Our Advanced Engineering and Agri-Tech Centre opened its doors in 2018 following an investment of £7 million. 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.

This exciting facility was developed in partnership with major agricultural engineering 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.

Study a T Level

From September 2023, we’ll be offering the new Land-based Engineering T Level. This is a 2-year Level 3 programme which will teach you the core knowledge and skills needed to secure a role in the industry, both through practical and theory sessions, as well as a substantial work placement of at least 315 hours.

Benefit from our industry links

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.

Earn while you learn

Our engineering 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 agricultural engineering industry.

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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.

‘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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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, bus or rail engineering industries.

We are the apprenticeship provider of choice for many industry leading companies. We work with over 80 companies including First Bus, Sunbelt Rentals, AP Webb, 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.

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Where could your career take you?

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

• Engineering maintenance technician

• Forklift truck technician

• Large goods vehicle technician

• Recycling industry engineer

• Offshore maintenance technician

• Pipeline maintenance engineer

• Crane mechanic

• Bus and coach specialist

Lucy’s story

Lucy O’Rourke

Level 2 Land-based Service Engineering Technician Apprenticeship (Construction Plant pathway) 2021

Next step: Level 3 Land-based Service Engineering Technician Apprenticeship (Construction Plant pathway) 2023

Job title: Fitter, Sunbelt Rentals Industrial, Middlesbrough

“I enjoy my job with Sunbelt Rentals, particularly the variety of solving different engineering challenges and dealing with different customers.

I’m happier working hands-on, and on a typical day at my depot I can be fault finding across a range of machinery such as industrial generators, compressors or welding equipment. I was proud to win one of the top awards at the Construction Plant-hire Association’s ‘Stars of the Future Awards’. The event is one of the annual highlights of our industry and the award is a big accolade.

“Construction plant offers great career opportunities for both male and female engineers - and an apprenticeship which combines work based training at college and at your workplace is an ideal first step into the industry.”

Where you’ll be studying

Our Advanced Engineering and Agri-Tech Centre was developed in partnership with major engineering companies and contains industry standard workshops, technical teaching classrooms and an electronics lab, as well as a showroom where you can experience product launches and industry events.

Some of our apprentices also study in our new Reaseheath Engineering Apprenticeship Academy close to our main campus. It has £250,000 worth of state-of-the-art training equipment in the purpose built engineering workshops, as well as modern classrooms and on-site restaurant.

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Liam’s story

Liam Blyth

Level 3 Bus and Coach Engineering Technician Apprenticeship

Job title: Engineering apprentice, First Bus

“First Bus is a forward thinking company which is moving towards a zero emission fleet, and as an apprentice I’m gaining specific skills on the operation of external and internal systems of hybrid and all electric transport vehicles. For my block release college study I’m based at Reaseheath’s Engineering Apprenticeship Academy and I spend the rest of my time being mentored at my depot in Norwich.

“Reaseheath replicates my workplace timetable and facilities, so it’s easy to transfer my skills over. The academy has great facilities and very experienced tutors, and being able to enjoy the college social life is a bonus.

“I’d recommend becoming an engineering apprentice. Gaining a wellrecognised qualification opens up so many opportunities — and you’re getting paid at the same time!”

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 £1 million 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.

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, bus 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.

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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.

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.

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.

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Where could your course take you?

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

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. including 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.

Mo’s story

Mohammed Saido

IMI Level 1 Diploma in Automotive Maintenance 2022 IMIAL Level 2 Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Principles 2023

Next step: IMIAL Level 3 Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Principles Ambition: Service garage owner

I’ve always been interested in car mechanics. It’s very satisfying fixing a fault and seeing a component working well again, which is why eventually I’d like to have my own garage.

“Reaseheath is a great place to gain the tools of the trade. I enjoyed learning the basics at Level 1 and felt more than ready to step up to Level 2. It’s a very different experience because we’re using a wider range of tools and working on more sophisticated cars, but I’m enjoying the challenges – and the classroom sessions are interesting too.

“I plan to gain as many college qualifications as possible, then enter the trade as a motor vehicle technician. But for now I have a great group of mates and a good college social life.”

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.

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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Summer’s story

Summer Hough

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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 worked my way up the levels and thanks to the skills and knowledge I’ve learned I’ve now secured a MET (Vehicle damage mechanical, electrical and trim) technician apprenticeship

“My apprenticeship is within the vehicle body repair sector and my role is to identify damaged mechanical and electrical components, remove them and then refit the vehicle after the body repair work has been carried out. It’s an interesting job and every day is different.

“I’m still planning to apply to the RAF in the future. If I’m successful I’ll stay in for some years and then hopefully start up my own garage.”

Become career ready

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

We have strong links with well respected automotive companies such as SYNETIQ, Smiths Autoparts, Halliwell Jones and Acorn Motor Group.

You’ll be based mainly in our well-equipped 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.

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“The facilities are great. There’s a wide range of modern vehicles, the tools and equipment are state of the art and the lecturers are friendly and supportive”

IMIAL Level 2 Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Principles 2022 IMIAL Level 3 Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Principles 2023

Next step: Work within motorsport as driver, driver coach or mechanic Ambition: Professional racing driver

“I’m at the start of my career in real world motorsport and competing in my first full season in seniors in the Milltek Sport Civic Cup Championship. I’ve had several podium finishes and proved myself to be one of the fastest drivers in the series. I represent a team and have several major sponsors so I’m very pleased with how it’s gone so far.

“I’m studying motor vehicle mechanics because I want to continue developing my skills as a mechanic. The qualifications are good insurance for the future and also help me with my racing. It’s one thing knowing how to drive fast but it’s also hugely important to understand how the car works.

“I got to know Reaseheath well in the two years I attended as a Year 10/11 pupil and I’m really enjoying my time as a full time student. The facilities are great. There’s a wide range of modern vehicles, the tools and equipment are state of the art and the lecturers are friendly and supportive.”

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Our courses

Level 1 Diploma in Brickwork

Level 1 Diploma in Joinery

Level 1 Diploma in Plastering

Level 1 Diploma in Construction Multi-skills (Building Heroes)

Level 2 Diploma in Brickwork

Level 2 Diploma in Joinery

Level 2 Diploma in Plastering

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.

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!

Level 2 T-Up Transition Programme in Design, Surveying and Planning

T Level in Design, Surveying and Planning

T Level in On-site Construction

Level 2 and 3 Apprenticeships in Construction (brickwork or carpentry and joinery)

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!

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Where could your career take you?

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

• Surveyor

• Quantity surveyor

• Contracts manager

• Assistant site manager

• Health and safety manager

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.

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!

Will’s story

Will Fildes

NOCN Level 1 Diploma in Carpentry and Joinery 2020 NOCN Cskills Level 2 Diploma in Carpentry and Joinery 2021 NOCN Level 3 Diploma in Site Carpentry 2022 Job title: Site joiner with Total Care Building and Maintenance Ltd Ambition: Business owner

“One of the best things for me about joinery is the challenge of creating intricate woodwork and the satisfaction of knowing it will be there for many years.

“I learned the skills for my trade by progressing up the levels. The department has many industry links and I was introduced to Total Care for my first year’s work placement. I continued working for the company alongside my college training and now have a permanent job there.

“My best college experiences were representing Reaseheath in an intercollege skills competition and winning the senior section, and then at a WorldSkills UK regional competition, where I was highly placed too. Competing improved my joinery skills because I had to work efficiently under pressure, and it also allowed me to showcase my skills.”

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Kate’s story

Kate Cole

Level 3 Extended Diploma in Construction and the Built Environment 2022

Next step: BSc (Hons) Rural Enterprise and Land Management Ambition: Rural land agent and surveyor

I felt this course would give me the best introduction to the built environment and it’s taken me further than I ever thought possible.

“As well as preparing me academically for university, the syllabus was incredibly diverse and delivered so many different skills and experiences. My course manager went above and beyond to make the topics relevant, from using the latest technical surveying equipment to arranging site visits and industry trips. Our practical projects included designing a plan for a new agricultural showground, which was implemented at college, and I also won best overall design for an outdoor classroom to be built on campus.

“There are so many options for women in the construction industry, and it was great that other female students had chosen the course too.”

Construction apprenticeships

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 On-site 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!

To support the introduction of our exciting new T Level programmes, we have received £1.9 million to build an Innovation Hub, which consists of a ground floor joinery workshop, with three new classrooms above, including a state-of-the-art IT suite. An additional £290,00 has been spent on specialist equipment including 3D imaging.

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.

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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.

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

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Our courses

Level 1 Certificate or Diploma in Land and Environmental Studies

Level 1 Certificate or Diploma in Animal Care

Level 1 Certificate or Extended Certificate in Employability Skills

Level 1 Certificate in Engineering

Level 1 Certificate in Equine Skills

Entry 3 Certificate or Diploma in Skills for Life and Work

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 while being part of an inclusive college community where your views, opinions and contributions matter by becoming a Student Rep, Ambassador or peer mentor.

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.

Boost your confidence and learning skills in a supportive environment and gain ‘on-thejob’ experience with our 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.

We run an annual inclusive careers event and you’ll receive plenty of 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.

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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.

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.

Forest College

As well as our Foundation courses, we also offer a 30-week Forest College programme which engages young people with learning and aims to facilitate a successful transition into mainstream college for the following year. Students on the programme are supported to develop their confidence, self-esteem and independence through hands-on experiences in a natural setting. Find out more at reaseheath.ac.uk/forest-college

David’s story

David Smith

Level 1 Career Development Pathway 2020 Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Business 2022 Next step: Open University business and computing course Ambition: Work in business sector

“My Level 1 course prepared me well for the move up to the Level 3 Business Diploma. I enjoy anything to do with computing and that was encouraged, and I was also involved in group activities and discussions, which helped me feel more confident and independent.

“My tutors were great. They encouraged me to aim high but I never felt pressurised and I achieved more than I thought I’d be able to. When I completed my business course I won the most dedicated student award, which made me very proud.

“ We were encouraged to have fun while we were learning. I liked the routine of college, but I also enjoyed making new friends and hanging out with my group.”

Become career ready

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.

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.

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Bradley’s story

Bradley Johnson

C&G Diploma in Skills for Working Life (Entry 3)

Next step: Level 1 Certificate in Animal Care Ambition: Farmer or gardener

“I enjoy working with animals and my Entry course began to prepare me for a career in that sector. I’ve helped to care for the companion animals in the college’s animal barn, and I’ve learned how to safely handle reptiles like snakes, newts and frogs. I like doing health checks and making sure that the animals are clean and well fed.

“I’ve also done customer service, taking orders in our campus café and helping in the kitchen. I enjoy working outside, and my favourite project off campus was clearing out a greenhouse and getting it ready for planting. It was just like working for a real client.

“I’ve definitely enjoyed this course and the support from my lecturers has been absolutely the best.”

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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

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“I’ve also completed an extra qualification in peer mentoring, which I enjoyed because I like helping other students on my course.”
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Level 1 Diploma in Land Based Studies: Environmental — Agriculture Next step: Level 2 Diploma in Agriculture Ambition: Farm vet

“I’ve loved every second of my course at Reaseheath. My course manager helped me to be best I can be, and as a result I won the award for the most improved student across all the Level 1 courses.

“I’m interested in animals and have always wanted to be a vet. I first did a Level 1 Certificate in Animal Care, and as a result developed a real passion for the farming industry, so this year I studied agriculture. I really enjoy the practical side, such as helping with ear tagging lambs and milking.

“I’ve also completed an extra qualification in peer mentoring, which I enjoyed because I like helping other students on my course. I’m also course representative so I take any concerns or requests by students to meetings with staff.

“I now plan to do as many agriculture courses and extra qualifications as I can here, then go to university.”

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HOW TO APPLY

1. Complete an application form

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.

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.

3. Have an interview

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.

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

4. Secure your place

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

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.

Promoting fairness and inclusivity

Promoting fairness and inclusivity at Reaseheath College is one of our professional values and we are committed to promoting equality of opportunity in all our activities.

We welcome applications from all members of our community whatever your age, gender identity, disability, race, belief (or non-belief), sexual orientation or heritage and background. If you have a learning difficulty or disability, we will try to make reasonable adjustments to meet your individual needs.

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Information for international students

If you want to do something amazing and study your Level 3 qualification in another country, our friendly staff at Reaseheath College are here to help you at every step of your exciting journey.

From the point you enquire until the day you arrive, you will be supported by our dedicated staff. Our friendly Applications and Enquiries team will review your application and keep you up to date on your progress.

In order to receive your Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) you will need to pay a deposit and are likely to need a student visa to study with us.

Any applicants whose first language is not English must demonstrate that they have an appropriate level of English language to be eligible to study with us.

The following English Language qualifications are currently accepted by Reaseheath College:

• Secure English Language Tests (SELT)

• Qualification: IELTS for UKVI Academic

• Qualification Level: 6.0 (Min. 5.5 in each sub-skill)

Please call us on 01270 613242 if you would like to discuss your application.

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COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

Throughout the year, we host several events for the local community to enjoy, including our annual lambing weekends in early March and Family Festival in May, each attracting over 10,000 visitors.

In 2022, we became the new landlords to our local agricultural event, The Nantwich Show, in their 125th year. We have also sponsored the Nantwich Food & Drink Festival and The Royal Cheshire County Show for a number of years.

We enjoy working with local primary and secondary school pupils and regularly welcome them on to campus to teach about sustainable food production as part of a field to fork project. The visits give the children an insight into the state-of-the-art technologies which are revolutionising the food and farming industries and are supporting environmentally and sustainably friendly ways of producing nutritious food.

New for 2021 we hosted the World Skills Butchery Final; this was live streamed across the world from our food production halls and was won by one of our past apprentices.

Staff and students regularly organise charitable activities, from cake and plant sales and tractor pulls, hikes and sky dives. Charities we fundraise for have included St. Luke’s Hospice, Cancer Research, British Heart Foundation, Make a Wish UK, Hope House Children’s Hospice and Body Positive.

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SUSTAINABILITY AT REASEHEATH

We are passionate about sustainability and focused on our commitment to reduce our own carbon emissions as well as to support businesses across the region to lower theirs through delivering training and carbon auditing. In October 2021 we hosted our first Net Zero Carbon Conference and a second one is planned for February 2023. We are applying a number of sustainable land management practices on our campus to enhance biodiversity and habitats.

Sustainability is deeply embedded within our curriculum through the United Nations ‘Sustainable Development Goals’ and these goals link to lesson intent and implementation. Our curriculum encompasses essential environmental knowledge and green skills to address the emerging demands of land-based industries. It encompasses regenerative agriculture, ecological restoration, sustainable food chain management and sustainable building design.

Our students are trained to use leading edge equipment such as vertical farm and robotic milkers. They learn a range of laboratory and field skills including soil testing, water testing, biodiversity monitoring, GIS (Geographic Information System) mapping and micropropagation.

Staff and students regularly undertake research and practical projects to advance knowledge as well as drive sustainability in the local community. At the time of going to print, our collaboration with local schools as part of our Field-to-Fork project has been shortlisted as a finalist for the Green Gown Awards under the ‘Next Generation Learning and Skills’ category. Our new Institute of Sustainability and Food Innovation is a strategic partnership with the University of Chester which will bring leading expertise from across the sector to create ground-breaking solutions to food security, environmental sustainability, energy and resource management.

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THE COLLEGE MISSION INDUSTRY FOCUSED, CAREER READY

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.

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

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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