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UNIVERSITY CENTRE REASEHEATH UNDERGRADUATE PROSPECTUS 2020

ucreaseheath.ac.uk UCR@reaseheath.ac.uk 01270 613284

UNIVERSITY CENTRE REASEHEATH NANTWICH, CHESHIRE CW5 6DF

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

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

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

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

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

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion University Centre Reaseheath believes in equality of opportunity for all its students and is committed to promoting equality of opportunity in all its activities. We will do our best to ensure that you are able to achieve your full potential and work towards realising your personal goals irrespective of your age, colour, creed, ethnic origin, gender, marital status, disabilities and impairments, nationality, race, sexual orientation or religious belief. UCR 143

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CONTENTS ABOUT US

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Why choose Reaseheath? 6 Our campus 8 14 Student life Accommodation 18 The local area 20 Student support 22 Your learning experience 26 28 Student finance 138 Entry requirements How to apply 140 Where we are 142 Our values 143

OUR COURSES Adventure Sports 34 Agriculture 40 48 Animal Science Business and Events 62 Countryside and Conservation 68 76 Equine Science Floristry 86 92 Food Science Landscape Architecture and Management 102 Plant Science 108 114 Public Services Sport 120 Teacher Training 126 Access to Higher Education 132

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OPEN University Centre Reaseheath holds regular Open Days throughout the year. These are a great opportunity for you to visit our campus and find out more about the degrees on offer.

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Offer Holder Days

Once you have applied we will invite you to attend an Offer Holder Day. This is another opportunity to meet with academic staff and find out more about your chosen degree. You will also take part in a practical taster session.

Find out more and book your place

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WHY CHOOSE UNIVERSITY CENTRE REASEHEATH? SATISFACTION

INDUSTRY INSIGHT

86% OVERALL STUDENT SATISFACTION.

GAIN A REAL INSIGHT INTO YOUR INDUSTRY and boost your EMPLOYABILITY SKILLS through work placements, scientific research and study tours* in the UK and abroad.

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INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE You will be taught by HIGHLY QUALIFIED STAFF who have first-hand EXPERIENCE OF WORKING IN your chosen INDUSTRY.018

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LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION Our BEAUTIFUL CAMPUS is ideally located in the heart of rural Cheshire with easy access to major cities such as LIVERPOOL, MANCHESTER and BIRMINGHAM.


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INVESTED Over £80million has been invested across campus on INDUSTRY-LEADING FACILITIES and CUTTING-EDGE TECHNOLOGY, creating the perfect learning environment.

CAREER READY Carefully crafted with your career in mind, our DEGREES ARE DESIGNED WITH EMPLOYERS and professional bodies to ensure you graduate with the skills and knowledge industry needs.

GUARANTEED ACCOMMODATION On-site residential ACCOMMODATION for up to 1,000 STUDENTS with first year students GUARANTEED a room**. †

EXCEEDING EXPECTATIONS The quality of degree courses offered and the way they are delivered is WORTHY OF COMMENDATION, and, in a number of areas, EXCEEDS UK EXPECTATIONS. LATEST QAA REVIEW

OUTSTANDING SUPPORT We offer OUTSTANDING levels of STUDENT SUPPORT both academically as well as outside of the classroom.

STUDENT LIFE Make the most of your ‘Reaseheath Experience’ with the VIBRANT SOCIAL ENVIRONMENT on offer.

Subject to terms and conditions.

* Study tours are optional and are charged at an additional cost, you may be able to get financial assistance from our Study Tour Fund, see page 31. ** This offer is made to all applicants who live more than a reasonable daily travelling distance from Reaseheath and who apply before the 31st July 2020. Accommodation is allocated to both Further and Higher Education students.

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University Centre Reaseheath is a great place for you to experience university life.

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OUR CAMPUS

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You’ll be studying in the latest industry-standard facilities, all of which are located within our beautiful campus. Over £80million has been invested across campus on new buildings and resources, meaning you’ll be learning in sector-leading facilities using the latest cutting-edge technology. Most recently we invested £30million to develop our Higher Education Centre, sports facilities, the AgriTech Centre and new student accommodation. Our 330-hectare campus is located in rural Cheshire and has a diverse setting of farm, zoo, woodland and parkland. We even have our own lake – perfect for relaxing with friends on a sunny day! Our campus has been carefully designed to support your studies, no matter what degree you choose, and we’re committed to providing the very best learning environment to enable you to achieve your full potential.

Higher Education Centre

Our dedicated Higher Education Centre is the main hub for our degree students with IT suites, a newly developed dual-screen lecture theatre, tutorial rooms and group study areas and its own café.

Advanced Agri-Tech Centre and Farm

As a regional centre for agricultural education, our farm offers a range of industry-standard facilities to embed a thorough understanding of farming practice, food production, business principles and LEAN management skills. Our £7million Advanced Agricultural Engineering and Agri-Tech Academy is one of the most sophisticated education centres of its kind in the UK. We provide training in the latest crop production systems including technical training in precision farming, agronomy and data mapping. Partners in this cutting-edge facility include CLAAS, Case IH, New Holland, JCB and Kuhn many of whom have donated advanced engineering machinery and equipment.

Reaseheath Equestrian Centre

Our £3.5million Equestrian Centre contains everything you would expect to find at a professional equine establishment and more. Facilities include scientific research laboratories, gait analysis equipment, a mechanical horse with VO2 Max Testing equipment, an international standard indoor arena and two outdoor arenas with competition surfaces.

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Animal Management Training Centre

Our £2.4million Animal Management Training Centre is dedicated to the education, training, conservation and welfare of domestic and exotic species. The centre contains a fully-licensed zoo facility which is accredited by BIAZA and includes an aquatics and exotics centre, a mammal house and newlyrefurbished laboratories. We have expanded our zoo to include provisions for our canine programmes such as kennelling facilities, commercial standard grooming parlours and dedicated training areas. Our campus is home to an abundance of native wildlife and is often used by animal science undergraduates for practical-based study and research projects.

Sports Science and Performance Academy

Our recently developed £6million Sports Science and Performance Academy offers some of the very best facilities and resources in the country. We have a dedicated elite sports performance suite with top-of-the-range equipment for physiological and strength testing, such as an altitude chamber, high speed treadmill, wattbike cycle ergometer, full squat rack, Olympic lifting platform and more. Our sports hub contains a four-court sports hall used for 5-a-side football, badminton, tennis, netball and basketball. We also have a training gym, fitness studio, international standard 3G rugby pitch built and an allweather Multi-Use Games Area (MUGA).

National Centre for Horticulture, the Environment and Sustainable Technology Reaseheath’s £9million National Centre for Horticulture, the Environment and Sustainable Technology is one of the most advanced training facilities of its kind in the UK.

Our facilities are used as a research hub for horticultural trials within the crop production industry and include a commercial production unit, science laboratories and dedicated CAD design studios.

Reaseheath Food Centre

Our £7million Food Centre is one of the best food processing teaching facilities in Europe. We are the only educational institution in the world to achieve Grade AA certification for food safety from the British Retail Consortium (BRC). The centre is the National Skills Academy for Food and Drink Dairy Champion and boasts cutting-edge facilities such as a commercial dairy, butchery and bakery, innovation rooms and a sensory tasting lab.

Our campus offers:

•• Residential accommodation for 1,000 students •• A college lake •• On-site bar and social areas •• 5 catering outlets •• A library and Learning Resource Centre •• Group study areas •• WiFi across campus

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Starting life away from home is an exciting adventure where you will meet life-long friends, learn new things and seize new opportunities.

Social events

University Centre Reaseheath offers a great social environment with lots of activities on offer for you to get involved in.

We have lots of clubs, societies and forums that you can join.

Reaseheath Student Association

Representing all students, the Student Association acts as the ‘Student Voice’ from both an academic and social perspective, ensuring that you have a positive and enjoyable experience whilst at Reaseheath. The Student Association is open for all to join! It is a great way to shape your University Centre Reaseheath experience.

RAG fundraising

Each academic year our students select a charity to raise funds for through a range of activities such as socials, community events and much, much more!

The University Centre’s Student Life Team organise a lively programme of social events throughout the year including live entertainment, cinema and theatre trips, bowling, karting and much more!

Clubs and societies

Whether you’re looking to take up a new sport, meet like-minded people or try something new there’s something to suit most interests. You could always form your own too! For a full list of clubs and societies visit: ucreaseheath.ac.uk/student-life

Sports

Whatever your sporting interests you will be able to choose from a wide range of team sports including football, rugby or netball as well as take part in activities such as jujitsu, Zumba, badminton and indoor climbing. We also have a state-of-the-art gym with Technogym equipment, Olympic lifting platform and weights area.

To get a real insight into life at University Centre Reaseheath take a look at our student blogs:

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ACCOMMODATION For many of you, coming to study with us will mean living away from home for the first time. Finding the right place to live is important and living in halls of residence helps with the transition from home to university. We have a range of accommodation options on campus, from townhouses to more traditional halls of residence. All offer single en-suite bedrooms or single rooms with shared facilities along with a work station, WiFi and 24-hour support from our Safeguarding Team. You can choose from either catered or self-catered facilities. The catered option includes breakfast, lunch and evening meals, which are served daily in our restaurant. For those who opt for self-catered, each hall has a kitchen area designated to a number of students. Other dining outlets include Feast CafĂŠ and the HE CafĂŠ. Once you have applied, we will be in contact with more information on how to secure your place in your chosen hall of residence. All full-time higher education students can apply for residential accommodation, and all first year students are guaranteed a place in halls. This offer is made to all applicants who live more than a reasonable daily travelling distance from Reaseheath and who apply during the normal admissions cycle. For students with additional requirements, there are a limited number of residential places available. Rooms are allocated on assessment of information but no provision is available in halls for students who need specialist medical or nursing care.

For full details on our halls of residence visit:

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THE LOCAL AREA Located in the rural market town of Nantwich with the bright lights of Chester, Liverpool and Manchester in easy reach, our campus offers you the best of both worlds. Not heard of Nantwich?

With its historic buildings, bustling market place and bags of character, this little-known gem was once a thriving centre of Cheshire industry. Salt was the commodity and out of all the local towns who traded in it, Nantwich was the beacon.

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The salt is long gone but Nantwich remains a lively town with a keen sense of community spirit and offers everything you need to make your university experience unforgettable.

Making memories

From independent coffee shops and artisan restaurants, to a choice of bars and clubs hosting weekly student nights, there are plenty of places to socialise in Nantwich. Well-known for its varied calendar of events, you can experience the annual Jazz and Blues Festival, let your hair down at monthly comedy nights and sample street food from across the globe at the Nantwich Food and Drink Festival.


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Nantwich has a range of leisure facilities including indoor and outdoor swimming pools which are just a short walk from our campus, while the neighbouring town of Crewe boasts a cinema and shopping and leisure centres.

options for retail therapy and vibrant nightlife. Make the most of your time with us by visiting attractions such as Chester Zoo and Go Ape, get dressed up for a day at Chester Races or get your adrenaline fix at Alton Towers.

The best of both worlds

If you like to unwind or get adventurous in the great outdoors, you’ll be in the right place. Whether you spend your downtime walking, mountain biking, rock climbing, horse riding, diving or simply taking in breathtaking scenery - there are many areas of outstanding natural beauty within easy travelling distance including North Wales, the Peak District and the Lake District.

You will be studying in a beautiful, rural location and benefit from excellent transport links with the M6 motorway, Crewe railway station and a bus and train station in Nantwich. Liverpool John Lennon Airport, Liverpool Ferry Port and Manchester Airport are all approximately an hour’s journey from our campus. Chester, Liverpool and Manchester are easily accessible by train and these cities offer great days out, plenty of

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STUDENT SUPPORT Your wellbeing is important to us. Whatever you need, from support with disabilities or learning difficulties to help with homesickness or illness, we'll do our best to help. Our experienced team of advisors are always on hand to offer guidance and support throughout your time at University Centre Reaseheath.

Happy to help

It’s good to know that our Student Services Team are here to help with any concerns you may have. They can offer advice about all areas of university life, including: •• Accommodation and transport •• Financial support •• Medical and personal support •• Social and sporting activities •• Student wellbeing

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Your wellbeing, our priority

We all have those times when things get us down and this can result in feelings of stress or anxiety. If you’re experiencing any problems to do with homesickness, mental health issues, relationship problems, bullying, difficulties with coursework, depression, anxiety, problems concerning sexuality, financial difficulties, bereavement, health issues, family problems or something entirely different – our approachable Wellbeing Advisors can help you to deal with your concerns. We offer a counselling service to help you address any specific problems you’re experiencing on a more regular basis. Counselling provides a chance to talk openly and in confidence with one of our trained counsellors in a relaxed setting.


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YOUR LEARNING EXPERIENCE University Centre Reaseheath offers a supportive learning environment with a focus on technical provision. When you graduate you’ll have the knowledge, skills and qualifications that employers look for and you’ll be able to bring plenty of new ideas and practices to your chosen industry.

In good hands

•• Our knowledgeable lecturers have extensive industry experience •• You’ll benefit from plenty of contact with tutors and a diverse mix of teaching methods; from large group lectures in our brand new lecture theatres to small seminars and one-to-one sessions to field visits and practical work •• Many of our academic staff actively undertake their own research, so you’ll benefit from knowledge sharing and research opportunities

Work-related learning

Research-ready

•• You’ll be learning the practical application of emerging technologies such as robotics and advanced imaging as well as using them to develop your skills in academic research •• We encourage mutually beneficial collaborative research and trials, executed by our undergraduates for regional and national businesses. This allows you to gain essential industry experience while helping to drive innovation and economic growth – and can lead to job opportunities •• We’ll encourage you to apply for scholarships with professional bodies, allowing you to explore new horizons and bring back applicable research ideas for further study. Our own John Platt Travel Scholarship has allowed some of our best scholars to look at agricultural industries as diverse as onfarm education for the public in New Zealand, cattle biosecurity in Australia and glyphosate use in Brazil

Developing you

•• We offer opportunities for study tours* in the UK and overseas which help reinforce your learning through the application of knowledge to unique settings

•• Over £80million has been invested in industrystandard facilities and resources providing a handson, unique learning experience

•• Alongside some of our degrees you’ll be able to study towards additional qualifications* to further enhance your CV

•• Our degrees are designed in consultation with industry and our close links with regional and national employers means that our degree programmes reflect the skills that employers need and want

•• We’re committed to offering you a variety of additional learning opportunities from visiting speakers and conferences to day courses and workshops

•• You’ll complete a relevant work placement helping you to stand out from the crowd in a competitive graduate market

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Degrees we offer Bachelors Degree – BSc (Hons) A Bachelor’s Degree takes three years to complete full time. You will develop your research techniques as well as key employability skills. In your final year you will complete a dissertation or research project.

Foundation Degree – FdSc or FdA A Foundation Degree will typically take two years to complete full time. Foundation Degrees offer technical learning with a focus on developing key employability skills through work-based learning modules.

Top-Up Year – BSc (Hons) Top-Up You will have the option of completing another year of study following successful completion of a relevant Foundation Degree to ‘Top-Up’ to an appropriate honours degree.

Foundation Year If you want to study animal sciences at University Centre Reaseheath, but you do not quite meet the requirements for a three year honours degree, you may wish to study a degree with a foundation year. A foundation year could also be the right choice for you if you've been out of education for a while or are looking to embark on a new career path. See page 52 for more information on the foundation year.

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STUDENT FINANCE Tuition fees are charged for each Maintenance Loan academic year of a programme of The Maintenance Loan is designed to support full-time students with their living costs/sustenance e.g. food, rent study and are set by the University and travel. The amount you receive will be dependent on Centre on an annual basis. your household income. Household income is defined Fees will differ depending on the degree programme you choose. All of our fees for 2020/21 academic year are available at ucreaseheath.ac.uk/student-finance Whether you are studying full or part-time, student loans or grants are available to help you with living costs and tuition fees. Other financial support, including non-repayable bursaries and scholarships, may be available to eligible students, depending on individual circumstances.

Tuition Fee Loan

Whilst studying there is help towards the cost of tuition fees, in the form of a Tuition Fee Loan which is a repayable form of support. This loan is not means tested and can be taken out to cover tuition fees for each year of study and is paid directly to University Centre Reaseheath. All students are eligible for a tuition fee loan, unless you have received a tuition fee loan previously at levels 4, 5 or 6. If you have never received a tuition fee loan you will be entitled to one for the duration of your course, plus one additional year, which may cover reassessment or an interruption of a study year.

as the gross annual income of the household you live in, minus some pension contributions and allowances for dependent children. To find out more information regarding Tuition Fee and Maintenance Loans, please visit the link relevant to your country of residence: • www.gov.uk/student-finance (English resident students) • www.studentfinancewales.co.uk (Welsh resident students) • www.studentfinanceni.co.uk (Northern Ireland resident students) • www.saas.gov.uk (Scottish resident students)

Repayments

Tuition Fee Loan and Maintenance Loan repayments will start the April after you have graduated or left higher education. Full-time undergraduates will be due to start repaying in the April after completing or leaving/ withdrawing from their course. You will be required to make repayments once you are in employment and earning over £25,000. You will repay 9% of everything earned above £25,000, but if your income falls to £25,000 or below, repayments will stop. Any outstanding loan balance will be written off after 30 years after entering repayment.

For information on all University Centre Reaseheath tuition fees visit:

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Funding options for your studies University Centre Reaseheath have several means-tested bursary schemes available to help provide additional financial support to students with low income and from disadvantaged backgrounds.

£2800 available to support you through your studies The Deal at Reaseheath

YEAR 1

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The Reaseheath Bursary

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YEAR 2

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The Reaseheath Bursary

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The Deal at Reaseheath

Every first year University Centre Reaseheath student (excluding internal BSc Top-Up students) that report a household income of £25,000 or under will be eligible for The Deal. The Deal comprises of a £100 package of course materials plus the Reaseheath Bursary.

The Reaseheath Bursary

Available to all University Centre Reaseheath students who report a household income of £25,000 or under and maintain an average attendance of 90% and over. The Reaseheath Bursary is paid each year in two instalments of £450; one in February and the other in June.

Note: Excludes BSc (Hons) Animal Behaviour and Welfare and BSc (Hons) Animal Behaviour and Welfare including Foundation Year, see the University of Chester's financial support package.


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Further support available Aspire

Any Level 3 Reaseheath College student who progresses onto a full-time University Centre Reaseheath programme will receive a £1,000 bursary in their first academic year, provided that they maintain an average attendance of 90% and over. The Aspire is paid in two instalments of £500; one in February and the other in June.

The Student Assistance Fund (SAF)

Provides discretionary financial assistance to help students to access and remain in higher education, particularly those students who need financial help to meet extra costs that cannot be met from other sources of support. The fund can help to alleviate unexpected financial hardship. Students who may be considering leaving higher education because of financial problems are particularly encouraged to apply.

Study Tour Support Fund

Designed to support students who may struggle to meet the costs of study tours. This bursary is eligible to students who record a household income of under £25,000. The fund will not cover the entire cost, only a percentage value.

Diagnostic Assistance Bursary (DAB)

To ensure you have the support you need on your course, you may need a post-16 diagnostic assessment. Diagnostic assessments cost £300 and can be completed at University Centre Reaseheath. University Centre Reaseheath will contribute £200 for the diagnostic assessment through the DAB. For those who wish to be proactive and start their application early to make sure support is in place when they enrol (the process can take around 14 weeks), they will need to pay the full £300 when booking the assessment and keep proof of the assessment. Once you have enrolled you will then be eligible to claim back £200 through the DAB.

For further information on tuition fees, student loans and additional financial support visit: ucreaseheath.ac.uk/student-finance

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OUR COURSES

Subject to validation Any courses shown as being subject to validation are either brand new courses that are currently being developed, or are established courses that are undergoing extensive revision to update them in line with the latest research and industry developments. Subject to re-validation All Higher Education courses are reviewed and updated every five years. Any courses that are identified as being subject to re-validation are going through this process at the time of going to press. There may be minor changes to content in order to keep the course as up to date as possible.

Adventure Sports

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Agriculture

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Animal Science

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Business and Events

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Countryside and Conservation

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Equine Science

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Floristry

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Food Science

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Landscape Architecture and Management

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Plant Science

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Public Services

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Sport

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Teacher Training

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Access to Higher Education

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ADVENTURE SPORTS If you are looking for an energetic career where your adventurous spirit can set you apart, our fast-paced adventure sports degree could be your pathway to an adrenaline-fuelled future.

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Are you seeking a high-octane vocation where you can push your boundaries while inspiring others to over come new challenges? As a self-motivated graduate with the drive to succeed, the adventure sports industry can offer many employment options in areas such as outdoor education, adventure therapy and management development training.

FAST FACTS The average salary for a senior outdoor instructor is around £25,000 depending on experience and specialist skills1 Experienced centre managers can earn up to £40,0001

Our highly experienced and qualified staff will help you to gain the leadership skills and the hands-on experience required to fulfil your potential in this diverse global industry. Your course will integrate academic learning, outdoor activities, optional study tours and National Governing Body Coaching Awards* to fully prepare you for a career in the adventure sports sector.

OUR COURSES • FdSc Adventure Sports and Coaching

*study tours and National Governing Body Awards are charged at an additional cost 1

Source: prospects.ac.uk

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With access to industry-leading facilities and resources, you will be perfectly situated to develop your practical skills, while an in-depth theoretical knowledge of applied performance philosophy and psychology will help you to stand out from the crowd. You will regularly engage in a wide range of outdoor activities including climbing, mountaineering, canoeing, kayaking, mountain biking and free running. You will also complete a relevant work placement for your future development. This could be undertaken at outdoor centres and schools - or even completed overseas. In addition to your core modules, you can choose to train for National Governing Body Awards* from well-recognised organisations such as British Canoeing, British Cycling and Mountain Training. These awards provide essential experience for coaching and leadership roles across the sector and are rated highly by employers.

"Practical hands-on training, such as the tailormade courses we run in partnership with Reaseheath, is essential for those who want to work in the adventure sports industry. By accommodating students here at our flagship centre we are able to offer them a taste of what it’s like to work in the industry and allow them to gain experience in a wide variety of adventurous activities. This enables them to choose which direction to take and fully prepares them for their career." Richard Williams JCA Adventure Centre Manager, Condover Hall Activity Centre

WHERE COULD YOUR DEGREE TAKE YOU?

As a part of this fast-paced, global industry you will find many exciting and eclectic career pathways many of which offer travel opportunities. Our degree courses are carefully crafted with your career in mind and you will benefit from our many industry links. The sector offers graduates good progression rates into employment and some of our adventure sports students find part-time work with us while they complete their studies.

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Here are just some of the careers available in this sector: • Adventure sports education in schools, colleges or universities • Adventure sports instructor • Manager/instructor roles in multi-activity centres • Adventure tourism and expedition leader • Environmental education/field studies tutor • Adventure therapy and management development *study tours and National Governing Body Awards are charged at an additional cost


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WHERE WILL YOU BE STUDYING?

With access to our £6million Sports Science and Performance Academy, you will learn how to test and train individual fitness elements such as strength, power and endurance.

MY DEGREE "I’ve always been passionate about outdoor adventure. The best part of this course are the weekly practical sessions, which I think are unparalleled at any other university. To be successful in my industry you have to show you can do the activities as well as talk about them. The standout moment for me is one of standing waist deep in snow in the Cairngorms mountains with the biggest smile! I’d like to pass that feeling of exhilaration on to others so now I’m studying for a BA in Outdoor Education and continuing to gain as many practical qualifications as I can. I’m already working as a freelance outdoor instructor so hopefully more opportunities will open for me. My advice to anyone thinking of becoming an adventure sports undergraduate is ‘Just go for it. You won’t regret it'."

Callum Berry Foundation Degree in Adventure Sports and Coaching 2018 BA in Outdoor Education 2019 (University of Cumbria)

Watch Callum's story: ucreaseheath.ac.uk/success

You will be working with elite performance resources including a bespoke altitude chamber to monitor the physical effects of training at altitude and a sports performance suite used by professional athletes to take their training to the next level. Other on-site facilities include a climbing wall, high and low ropes course and specialist outdoor equipment such as Laser Pico and RS Vision asymmetric sailing boats, Lapierre mountain bikes, kayaks, canoes and climbing equipment. Our estate even boasts a college lake which is used to develop your kayaking skills before you move to more challenging open waters. Our campus is in easy reach of the best outdoor environments the UK has to offer – with Cannock Chase, the Lake District, the Peak District and North Wales being in close proximity.

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Make the most of your university experience with study tours* and expeditions in the UK and overseas. In the past, our undergraduates have visited the Alps to gain experience of the snow sports industry, undertaken a week-long sail training voyage as part of the crew with the Rona Sailing Project and braved sub-zero conditions on a winter skills course in the Cairngorms. As well as travel, there are many opportunities for volunteering work in this sector. Why not build your transferable skills while making a difference to the community? Volunteering makes a powerful addition to your CV and could open the door to employment. UCR 37


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FdSc Adventure Sports and Coaching Course overview If you are looking to combine your love for the outdoors, travel and teamwork to build a rewarding career, our Foundation Degree in Adventure Sports and Coaching will give you the skills to excel as an adventure sports professional. You will spend one full-day each week participating in outdoor adventure activities including canoeing, kayaking, mountain biking, climbing, sailing and mountaineering. National Governing Body awards are essential for coaching and leadership roles. You will have the opportunity to gain a wide range of awards*.

At a glance Apply via UCAS to University Centre Reaseheath Course code: A1S6

Throughout this course you will develop the knowledge, coaching and leadership skills allowing you to progress into a leadership or management role or into higher level academic study.

Length of course 2 years full-time

What will I study?

Entry requirements 64 UCAS points: A Levels or other Level 3 qualification (minimum 2 years in length) in relevant subject Access to HE Diploma All applications will be considered on an individual basis

Awarded by the University of Chester

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Level 4 � Academic and Professional Development � Principles of Adventure Education � Practical Land and Water Based Adventure Sports � Psychology for Adventure Sports � Professional Development for Sports Coaches � The Adventure Sports Performer Level 5 � Research Skills for Sport and Physical Activity � Philosophy of Adventure � Pedagogy for Sports Coaches � Positive Change Through Adventure � Learning at Work II (Sports Coaching) � Applied Performance in Adventure Sports

*National Governing Body Awards are optional and at an additional cost. Most courses are available below market price. Subject to meeting the relevant pre-requisites.


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AGRICULTURE Have you got what it takes to influence the future of farming and food production? Could you devise innovative solutions to feed an expanding population? Make your mark with our agriculture degrees.

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There’s never been a better time to train for a career in agriculture. The industry needs forward-thinking individuals with advanced business management skills, in-depth technical and scientific knowledge, and high levels of practical experience.

FAST FACTS A farm manager in the UK can earn up to £41,0001

We pride ourselves on producing graduates with the skills needed to meet the demands of this rapidlychanging industry. Based at our dedicated HE Centre, commercial farm and Advanced Agri-Tech Centre, you will learn the latest developments and techniques while you gain a thorough understanding of farming practice, food production, business principles and management skills. This will be underpinned by indepth technical and scientific training. We’re a leading university in the integration of LEAN management across all of our teaching. You’ll learn how to utilise data to create a culture of continuous improvement and how to apply this to your industry and farming business. You will cover a wide range of farming practices to embed an understanding of the ethical, economic and social influences that affect consumer markets, rural communities and business management. If you are already working in the industry, our flexible approach to learning means that you can continue to earn as you learn as your modules will be delivered over just 2 days a week, including a work placement.

OUR COURSES • FdSc Agriculture • FdSc Agriculture with Dairy Herd Management • BSc (Hons) Agricultural Business Management Top-Up

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"A fully integrated approach and a strong balance of blended learning means that learners develop a wider perspective of subject areas and the industry. This enables them to develop the skills to solve problems and equips them for their career."

With our fingers firmly on the pulse of the agricultural industry, you will be kept up-to-date about the very latest innovations and developments. Our expert staff talk your language and are wellequipped to pass on their knowledge helping you to bring new, innovative ideas into the farming industry. They recently completed a research-led study tour to Denmark to monitor LEAN practices in industry which are now applied across all of our degree programmes. Our strong links with industry opens up opportunities for experiential learning with market-leading companies such as Velcourt, Dale Farm and Grosvenor Farms. We’re also engaged in commercial trials with industry bodies such as AHDB and various machinery manufacturers. Access to a wide range of employers - both outside and in the workplace - can open the door to employment opportunities. You can develop your skills in novel and sometimes challenging settings by joining the domestic and international study tours* we offer. We’ll also encourage you to explore new horizons through scholarships such as our own John Platt Travel Scholarship. The scholarship allows recipients to bring back applicable research ideas for further study. In previous years, recipients have used it to look at agricultural industries as diverse as on-farm education for the public in New Zealand, cattle biosecurity in Australia and glyphosate use in Brazil.

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Andrew Fletcher

Managing Director Grasslands and College Governor

WHERE COULD YOUR DEGREE TAKE YOU?

Your degree could lead to a variety of career pathways on home turf and overseas. From working as a farm manager or in consultancy, to careers in agri-tourism or sales and marketing, there are plenty of opportunities open to skilled graduates.

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Farm management Herd/flock management Agricultural consultancy Agricultural sales and marketing Farm advisory services including LEAN management and data utilisation


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Photo: John Eveson Photography

WHERE WILL YOU BE STUDYING?

Ideally situated in the dairy county of Cheshire, our 330-hectare campus offers world-class teaching facilities. Based at our commercial farm – which is a regional centre for agricultural education – you will develop your knowledge of mixed and dairy production farming.

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"I’m an eighth generation farmer but I’m the first woman to oversee the day to day running of our 250-acre dairy farm. Committing to the family business wasn’t an instant decision. I have a geography degree and a Masters in Rural Estate and Land Management and I worked as a land agent for a while. Working with different farmers made me realise that I could make a difference on our own farm and I decided to become a student again! My Reaseheath degree covered so many interesting topics, like finance and business, but it was the extra experiences which made it special – the visits to farms and businesses, the range of speakers and the people you met. That was what gave me the confidence to progress and change."

Mary Ankers Foundation Degree in Agriculture with Dairy Herd Management 2018

Watch Mary's story: ucreaseheath.ac.uk/success

*study tours and additional qualifications are optional and at an additional cost

You will have access to industry standard facilities in our £7million Advanced Agricultural Engineering and Agri-Tech Academy. This is one of the most sophisticated education centres of its kind in Britain and here you will receive training in the latest crop production systems including technical training in precision farming, agronomy and data mapping. Our partners in this cutting-edge facility include CLAAS, Case IH, New Holland, JCB and Kuhn – many of whom have donated advanced engineering machinery and equipment.

YOUR UNIVERSITY CENTRE REASEHEATH EXPERIENCE

Make the most of your university experience with visits to commercial farms and by joining our optional international study tours to America and Canada. These opportunities will broaden your knowledge of wider farming practices while you experience unfamiliar cultures and spend time with your peers and tutors. Why not study towards an additional industry – recognised qualification* which can make a powerful addition to your CV? You can gain qualifications in spraying, specialist machinery, PA Certification and the safe use of veterinary medicines. There is also a vibrant social environment for you to enjoy. Our Student Association organises a wide programme of sporting events, social activities, clubs and societies.

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FdSc Agriculture with progression onto BSc (Hons) Top-Up in Agricultural Business Management

Course overview This agriculture programme has been designed to give you a well-grounded understanding of the science and management of sustainable animal and crop production systems. You’ll gain a wide range of management skills and academic knowledge which you will be taught how to apply to real-life situations, enabling you to make informed decisions to benefit your business. You’ll also become familiar with LEAN management principles and tools. There will be opportunities to complete additional qualifications* at a reduced cost, such as NPTC Safe Use of Veterinary Medicines, Transport of Livestock and Cattle AI.

At a glance Apply via UCAS to University Centre Reaseheath Course code: DD45 Length of course 2 years full-time 2 days per week, including work placement Entry requirements 64 UCAS points: A Levels or other Level 3 qualification (minimum 2 years in length) in a relevant subject Access to HE Diploma All applications will be considered on an individual basis

Awarded by the University of Chester

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What will I study? Level 4 •• Academic and Professional Development •• Fundamentals of Business and Human Resource Management •• Crop Production •• Agricultural Machinery and Technology •• Biological Systems in Agriculture •• Principles of Livestock Production •• Farm Animal Nutrition •• Animal Welfare and the Built Environment Level 5 •• Professional Project •• Work Based Learning •• Agriculture and the Environment •• Agronomy •• Farm Business Diversification •• Finance and Planning •• Forage Production and Management •• Farm Animal Health Upon successful completion there is the option to complete a further year's study and top-up to a BSc (Hons) degree. See page 46 for more information.

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FdSc Agriculture with Dairy Herd Management with progression onto BSc (Hons) Top-Up in Agricultural Business Management

Course overview In order to run a successful business, modern dairy farmers need to combine scientific knowledge with practical and business management skills to produce high quality milk while minimising cost and safeguarding the environment. Reaseheath has a national reputation within the specialist field of dairy herd management. This unique course will enable you to develop an understanding of the technical, economic, legal and managerial principles relating to dairy farm businesses, identify the effects of environmental and ethical issues and learn how to apply the key principles of LEAN management. There will also be opportunities to complete additional qualifications* at a reduced cost, such as NPTC Safe Use of Veterinary Medicines, Transport of Livestock and Cattle AI.

What will I study? Level 4 •• Academic and Professional Development •• Fundamentals of Business and Human Resource Management •• Dairy Production Systems •• Agricultural Machinery and Technology •• Biological Systems in Agriculture •• Managing the Milk Supply and Enterprise Diversification •• Farm Animal Nutrition •• Animal Welfare and the Built Environment Level 5 •• Professional Project •• Work Based Learning •• Agriculture and the Environment •• Transition Cow and Young Stock Management •• Dairy Cow Genetics and Breeding •• Finance and Planning •• Forage Production and Management •• Farm Animal Health Upon successful completion there is the option to complete a further year's study and top-up to a BSc (Hons) degree. See page 46 for more information.

At a glance Apply via UCAS to University Centre Reaseheath Course code: D4N3 Length of course 2 years full-time 2 days per week, including work placement Entry requirements 64 UCAS points: A Levels or other Level 3 qualification (minimum 2 years in length) in a relevant subject Access to HE Diploma All applications will be considered on an individual basis

Awarded by the University of Chester

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BSc (Hons) Agricultural Business Management Top-Up Course overview In today’s global marketplace ambitious managers are needed who will lead their business successfully through challenges and seize any opportunities that arise in the agricultural sector. Through the application of LEAN management tools, you will develop and enhance your team management skills and leadership techniques while gaining a high level of scientific and technical understanding. You will be introduced to new and innovative business management techniques which could be implemented to benefit your business.

At a glance Apply via UCAS to University Centre Reaseheath Course code: D4N2 Length of course 1 year full-time, 2 days per week Entry requirements Successful completion of the FdSc Agriculture or FdSc Agriculture with Dairy Herd Management or relevant programme

Awarded by the University of Chester

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There will also be opportunities to complete additional qualifications* at a reduced cost, such as NPTC Safe Use of Veterinary Medicines, Transport of Livestock and Cattle AI.

What will I study? Level 6 •• LEAN Management in Agriculture •• Leadership and Performance Management •• Current Topics in Agricultural Science •• Precision Agriculture •• Sustainable Intensification •• Food Chain Markets and Marketing •• Dissertation

*additional qualifications are optional and at an additional cost


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ANIMAL SCIENCE Are you passionate about wildlife conservation or the health and welfare of domestic, exotic, farm or zoo animals? Gain the knowledge you need to make a difference with our animal science courses. The animal sciences industry can offer you many diverse and rewarding careers as a skilled graduate. From researching animal behaviour and nutrition, to working hands-on with animals or educating future generations, we can give you the skills to achieve your career goals.

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You will gain in-depth understanding of the wider animal world and biological science through a unique combination of theory, applied work and relevant experience with our many industry partners. This carefully blended approach ensures that you establish your professional skills while encouraging the development of specialist pathways. You will be taught by our team of subject specialist experts, with many having completed PhD level research in their own specialisms. Outside of the classroom, you’ll gain hands-on experience working in our industry-leading facilities such as our £2.4million Animal Management Centre and fully-licensed zoo, dedicated canine facilities and commercial farm.

FAST FACTS We have over 400 animal science undergraduates and our degree  programmes are some of the best in the country Last year 100% of our Wildlife Conservation and Ecology students were satisfied with their course1 The animal care industry is worth £1 billion to the UK economy. It has 13,000 businesses, 78,000 employees and a huge number of volunteers2

You can also broaden your horizons with exciting domestic and international field courses to locations such as South Africa, Central America and the Netherlands.

OUR COURSES • Foundation Year in Wildlife Conservation and Ecology or Animal Behaviour and Welfare • BSc (Hons) Wildlife Conservation and Ecology • BSc (Hons) Animal Behaviour and Welfare • BSc (Hons) Veterinary Nursing*  • FdSc Animal Management (Behaviour  and Welfare)  • BSc (Hons) Animal Management (Behaviour and Welfare) Top-Up  • FdSc Canine Behaviour and Training • BSc (Hons) Canine Clinical Behaviour  Top-Up  • FdSc Zoo Management  • BSc (Hons) Zoo Management Top-Up

Source: National Student Survey 2018 Source: lantra.co.uk

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You'll have the opportunity to join optional domestic and international field courses to reinforce your knowledge and skills. Our popular field courses target key employability skills whilst exploring complex issues relating to conservation and cultural factors through tours, visits, seminars and lectures. These field courses can be studied for academic credit and are great fun! You can join optional courses and workshops, such as the marine mammal medic course led by the British Divers Marine Life Rescue organisation and a week-long wildlife film-making course with Wildeye International School of Film-making.

"Reaseheath has magnificent facilities and not only provides an excellent home for a range of species found in national zoo collections but is using them to train the biologists of the future." Ian Redmond OBE

Conservationist and Environmental Campaigner

You'll also benefit from guest speaker presentations who in the past have included Dr Nick Davis, Deputy Curator of Mammals at Chester Zoo, influential conservationist Ian Redmond OBE and British wildlife advocate Dominic Dyer from the Born Free Foundation. Our annual Animal Welfare Conference attracts many industry experts in the fields of animal training and enrichment. Past key speakers have included Chester Zoo, Countryside Alliance and Covance Laboratories.

WHERE COULD YOUR DEGREE TAKE YOU?  

As an animal science graduate, you will have access to a variety of careers both at home or overseas and many of our former students have gone on to become industry leaders. You may choose a species or a group of animals as your specialism or seek employment in the welfare or animal management sector, while the field of ecology can provide opportunities in environmental consultancy, wildlife monitoring and research.

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Here are just some of the careers available in this sector:    • Animal behaviourist  • Animal welfare   • Behavioural research  • Conservation ranger  • Dog trainer • Ecological consultant  • Research assistant • Teaching and lecturing  • Zoo keeper • Postgraduate science degree  


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WHERE WILL YOU BE STUDYING?

Our world-class facilities are set amongst 330-hectares of farm, park and woodland and the campus has been carefully designed with conservation in mind, supporting student research opportunities by maintaining and creating wildlife habitats.

MY DEGREE "I’ve always been fascinated by chimpanzees and now I have my dream job as a member of the primate care team at Monkey World Ape Rescue Centre, Dorset. The three years I spent as an animal science undergraduate at Reaseheath were fantastic. The lecturers never stop caring, always want you to excel and take the time to support you with your assignments. I think that added most to my experience, along with my work placements at the campus zoo and in industry. I had a placement at Yorkshire Wildlife Park and was offered a seasonal job there, followed by another seasonal post at Woburn Safari Park. I then volunteered at an amazing chimp rescue centre in Cameroon, West Africa, before getting my current job."

Charlotte Daniels BSc (Hons) Zoo Management 2015

Watch Charlotte's story: ucreaseheath.ac.uk/success

Inside of our specialist Animal Management Centre you will have access to a BIAZA accredited licensed zoo facility, home to over 250 different animal species. Your studies will take place in our dedicated aquatics, exotics and mammal rooms and newly-refurbished laboratories. Other facilities include our commercial farm and provisions for our canine programmes such as kennelling facilities, commercial standard grooming parlours, dedicated training areas and a full set of competition quality dog agility equipment.

YOUR UNIVERSITY CENTRE REASEHEATH EXPERIENCE

Develop your academic, professional and social skills while creating pathways for potential career and volunteering opportunities with our range of field courses, workshops and conferences and put your research into context by listening to a range of visiting speakers. Make the most of your Reaseheath Experience with the great social environment we offer. Our Student Association organises a varied programme of sporting and social activities for you to get involved in. We have plenty of student societies and members can enjoy educational visits and lectures, the chance to work with communities on environmental projects and the opportunity to be part of fundraising events to benefit animal charities. From ornithology to photography, canines to conservation - there’s something to suit most interests.

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Foundation Year in Animal Behaviour and Welfare or Wildlife Conservation and Ecology Course overview If you do not quite meet the requirements for a three year honours degree, you may wish to study a degree with a foundation year. This course is all about building your confidence and giving you the skills and knowledge required to progress on to study either BSc (Hons) Wildlife Conservation and Ecology or BSc (Hons) Animal Behaviour and Welfare. Supported by a team of dedicated staff, you will develop your study skills and gain plenty of guidance through regular one-to-ones and small group tutorial sessions.

At a glance Apply via UCAS Animal Behaviour and Welfare: C55 Wildlife Conservation and Ecology: R14 Course codes Animal Behaviour and Welfare: D327 Wildlife Conservation and Ecology: D41C Length of course 4 years full-time Entry requirements 72 UCAS points: BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma MMP (minimum) or BTEC Level 3 Diploma DM in Appled Science or Animal Management A Levels or other Level 3 qualification (minimum 2 years in length) in relevant subject preferably including biological sciences (or equivalent) Access to HE Diploma All applications will be considered on an individual basis Awarded by the University of Chester

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You will enjoy hands-on sessions in our licensed zoo and study vital scientific principles in our dedicated science laboratories.

What will I study? •• Academic Skills for the Animal Sciences •• Introduction to Environmental Sciences •• Introduction to Data Handling and Analysis •• Practical Skills in Animal Husbandry •• Scientific Principles in the Animal Sciences •• Animal Form and Function Your second, third and fourth years will cover the same modules as the degree you wish to progress on to. See the course pages for a full breakdown of modules. •• BSc (Hons) Wildlife Conservation and Ecology (page 53) •• BSc (Hons) Animal Behaviour and Welfare (page 54)


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BSc (Hons) Wildlife Conservation and Ecology Foundation Year option also available

Course overview Aimed at those who wish to develop a career within wildlife conservation, this course provides a unique combination of academic study with hands-on training and experience in the conservation and ecology of wildlife. There is an opportunity for your dissertation research in the final year to include ecological field work. This allows students to work with lecturing staff on relevant and unique research experiences.

What will I study?

Level 4 •• Conservation Biology and Biodiversity •• Ecological Survey and Census Skills •• Conservation of British Habitats •• Scientific Data Collection and Analysis •• Principles of Evolutionary Biology •• Wildlife Ecology Level 5 •• Research Methods •• Population and Community Ecology and Management •• Wildlife Health and Rehabilitation •• Behavioural Ecology* •• Technological Advancements in Conservation* •• Marine and Freshwater Habitat Conservation* •• Animal Ecophysiology* •• Experiential Learning* •• Work Based Learning for the Land Based Industries* Level 6 •• Applied Issues in Wildlife Conservation •• Dissertation •• Biology and Conservation of Mammals* •• Biology and Conservation of Birds* •• Biology and Conservation of Herpetofauna* •• Biology and Conservation of Aquatic Organisms* •• Scientific Communication and Zoo Education* •• Marine Ecosystems; Policy and Management* •• Applications of Animal Behaviour for Conservation* •• Wildlife in the Media* *optional modules

At a glance Apply via UCAS Course code: DC41 Length of course 3 years full-time Entry requirements 112 UCAS points: A Levels, typical offer BBC including a grade C in a relevant science subject (Biology/Applied Science) BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Applied Science or Animal Management at DMM (or DD at Level 3 Diploma) Access to HE Diploma All applications will be considered on an individual basis

Foundation Year modules can be found on page 52 Awarded by the University of Chester

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BSc (Hons) Animal Behaviour and Welfare Foundation Year option also available

Course overview During this course you will study specialist modules and gain practical experience with a range of domestic, companion and exotic species. This experience will enable you to understand the behaviour and welfare of many different animals, both in captivity and in the wild. Students are based at Reaseheath during their first year, utilising the zoo-licensed facilities and farm on campus. You will be based at the University of Chester during your second and third years of study.

What will I study?

At a glance Apply via UCAS to University of Chester Course Code: D325 Length of course 3 years full-time Entry requirements 112 UCAS points: A Levels, typical offer BCC/BBC including a A Level in Biology, or Applied Science BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Applied Science or Animal Management at DMM (or DD* at Level 3 Diploma) Access to HE Diploma All applications will be considered on an individual basis Foundation Year modules can be found on page 52

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Level 4 •• Introduction to Behaviour in Animals •• Animal Husbandry and Handling •• Animal Welfare Issues •• Animal Anatomy and Physiology •• Principles of Evolutionary Biology •• Behavioural Data Analysis and Project Design Level 5 •• Research Methods •• Behavioural Ecology •• Marine Animal Behaviour* •• Wildlife Crime and Conservation* •• Adaptations to the Environment* •• Welfare and Behaviour Management* •• Learning in the Wider World* •• Enhancing your Employability through Work Based Learning* •• Experiential Learning* •• The Study Abroad Experience (120 credit placement year)* Level 6 •• Dissertation •• Physiology and Behaviour* •• Stress and Welfare Assessment in Animals •• Animal Parasitism: Medical, Veterinary and Ecological Aspects* •• Managing Marine Environmental Impacts* •• Behaviour Management and Welfare •• Behavioural and Evolutionary Ecology* •• Domestic Animal Behaviour and Welfare*

*optional modules


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BSc (Hons) Veterinary Nursing* Course overview As the range of responsibilities held by veterinary nurses increases, practices are looking for RVN nurses qualified at degree level to fulfil this requirement. If you have the motivation and commitment to build a career within the veterinary nursing profession, this degree is for you! Accredited by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS), this course enables you to develop a range of professional skills, knowledge and competencies through a unique combination of academic study with practical learning at our animal centre and dedicated clinical training facility.

What will I study? Year 1 (Level 4) •• Scientific Data Collection and Analysis •• Comparative Functional Anatomy and Physiology •• Companion Animal Husbandry, Behaviour and Welfare •• Professional Practice and Communication Skills •• Veterinary Operational Standards and Legislation •• Foundation Skills for Veterinary Nursing •• Clinical Placement (6 weeks) Year 2 (Level 5) •• Diagnostic Imaging and Laboratory Skills •• Hospitalisation and Care of Companion Animals •• Companion Animal Surgical Support and Perioperative Care •• Clinical Placement (21 weeks) Year 3 (Level 5) •• Research Methods •• Evidence based Clinical Practice •• Anaesthesiology for Veterinary Nursing •• Clinical Placement (21 weeks) Year 4 (Level 6) •• Dissertation •• Care, Nursing and Rehabilitation of Wildlife and Exotic Animal Species† •• Animal Rehabilitation Therapies†* •• Advanced Clinical Behaviour† •• Animal Assisted Interventions† •• Veterinary Nurse Led Clinics •• Advances in Veterinary Nursing optional modules

At a glance *Subject to validation Course Code: VN01 Length of course 4 years full-time Entry requirements 112 UCAS points: A Levels including at least a grade C in either Biology, Chemistry, Science or Applied Science (typical offer BCC/BBC) BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Animal Management or Applied Science at DMM (or D*D* at Level 3 Diploma) Access to HE (Science) Diploma All applications will be considered on an individual basis

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FdSc Animal Management (Behaviour and Welfare) with progression onto BSc (Hons) Animal Management (Behaviour and Welfare) Top-Up

Course overview This course combines academic knowledge with practical experience to give you a comprehensive understanding of the management, behaviour and welfare of many different animals, both in captivity and in the wild.

What will I study?

At a glance Apply via UCAS to University Centre Reaseheath Course code: D300 Length of course 2 years full-time Entry requirements 64 UCAS points: A Levels preferably to include Biology (or related subject) typical offer CC BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma MMP or BTEC Level 3 Diploma MM in Appled Science or Animal Management

Level 4 •• Animal Welfare Issues •• Animal Husbandry and Handling •• Scientific Data Collection and Analysis •• Fundamentals of Animal Biology •• Principles of Animal Disease •• Introduction to Animal Behaviour Level 5 •• Research Methods •• Welfare: Evaluation and Impact •• Animal Nutrition •• Behavioural Ecology •• Domestic Animal Husbandry and Welfare* •• Exotic Animal Husbandry and Welfare* •• Experiential Learning* •• Work Based Learning for the Land Based Industries* There is also the option to complete a further year’s study and top-up to a BSc (Hons) degree. See page 57 for more information.

Access to HE Diploma All applications will be considered on an individual basis

Awarded by the University of Chester *optional modules

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BSc (Hons) Animal Management (Behaviour and Welfare) Top-Up Course overview A great progression route for graduates who have an animal-based foundation degree or equivalent qualification. If you are keen to develop more specialist knowledge and pursue a career working with a range of domestic, exotic or companion species this course is for you. Through lectures, seminars, workshops and practical sessions you will focus on developing your academic and professional skills in rehabilitation therapies, behavioural management and related topics.

What will I study? Level 6 •• Dissertation •• Animal Cognition •• Animal Social Behaviour •• Applications of Animal Behaviour for Conservation* •• Animal Parasitology* •• Scientific Communication and Zoo Education* •• Animal Rehabilitation Therapies* •• Behavioural Enrichment and Training*

At a glance Apply via UCAS to University Centre Reaseheath Course code: D301 Length of course 1 year full-time Entry requirements Successful completion of a Foundation Degree in Animal Management (Behaviour and Welfare) or equivalent

See page 56

Awarded by the University of Chester *optional modules

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FdSc Canine Behaviour and Training with progression onto BSc (Hons) Canine Clinical Behaviour Top-Up

Course overview This course is aimed at students who wish to develop a career within the canine industry, but specifically those involving aspects of canine behaviour and training. Through a combination of academic study with practical learning opportunities you will develop the skills, knowledge and practical competencies needed to work within the canine industry. You will work in the college kennels with a range of dogs from different breeds, sizes and temperaments, undertake training for different purposes, including obedience and agility and experience a fully operational commercial grooming parlour.

At a glance Apply via UCAS to University Centre Reaseheath Course code: C06B Length of course 2 years full-time Entry requirements 64 UCAS points: A Levels or other Level 3 qualification (minimum 2 years in length) in a relevant subject Access to HE Diploma All applications will be considered on an individual basis Practical experience working with dogs is preferential

Awarded by the University of Chester

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What will I study? Level 4 •• Canine Husbandry and Welfare •• Introduction to Canine Anatomy and Physiology •• The Dog in Society •• Introduction to Canine Behaviour •• Introduction to Canine Training •• Scientific Data Collection and Analysis Level 5 •• Research Methods •• Modification of Canine Behavioural Issues •• Fitness and Performance of the Canine Athlete •• Canine Sensory Perception and Behaviour •• Further Dog Training and Instruction Skills •• Work Based Learning for the Land Based Industries There is also the option to complete a further year’s study and top-up to a BSc (Hons) degree. See page 59 for more information.


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BSc (Hons) Canine Clinical Behaviour Top-Up Course overview This top-up degree is designed to develop your knowledge and skills in the specialist fields of clinical behaviour and animal assisted interventions. Modules will help prepare you for professional work in the industry and feature extensive practical experience using the kennels and dedicated training facilities, working closely with staff and dog owners. You will also complete an undergraduate dissertation project giving you the opportunity to consider a chosen specialism in-depth as well as gain first-hand experience of the scientific research process.

What will I study? Level 6 •• Understanding Human-Canine Relationship •• Animal Assisted Interventions •• Canine Clinical Behaviour •• Small Business Professional Skills and Legislation •• Dissertation

At a glance Apply via UCAS to University Centre Reaseheath Course code: C06C Length of course 1 year full-time Entry requirements Successful completion of a Foundation Degree in Canine Behaviour and Training (or equivalent)

See page 58

Awarded by the University of Chester

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FdSc Zoo Management

with progression onto BSc (Hons) Top-Up in Zoo Management

Course overview Aimed at those who wish to pursue a career within the zoo industry, this programme provides a unique combination of academic study with hands-on training and experience in the management of zoo animals.

What will I study?

At a glance Apply via UCAS to University Centre Reaseheath Course Code: D328 Length of course 2 years full-time Entry requirements 64 UCAS points: A Levels preferably to include Biology (or related subject) typical offer CC

Level 4 •• Zoos and Conservation •• Animal Husbandry and Handling •• Scientific Data Collection and Analysis •• Fundamentals of Animal Biology •• Principles of Animal Disease •• Introduction to Animal Behaviour Level 5 •• Research Methods •• Zoo Animal Welfare •• Zoo Animal Behaviour* •• Zoo Animal Training* •• Zoo Animal Nutrition •• Captive Breeding and Record Keeping •• Experiential Learning* •• Work Based Learning for the Land Based Industries* There is also the option to complete a further year’s study and top-up to a BSc (Hons) degree. See page 61 for more information.

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma MMP or BTEC Level 3 Diploma MM in Appled Science or Animal Management Access to HE Diploma All applications will be considered on an individual basis 

Awarded by the University of Chester *optional modules

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BSc (Hons) Zoo Management Top-Up Course overview This course is ideal for students who have successfully completed a Foundation Degree in Zoo Management (or equivalent qualification) and are looking to top-up to a full BSc Honours Degree. This programme provides opportunities to enhance your knowledge of specific taxa and gain bespoke training in areas such as zoo education and enclosure and habitat design. The course includes specialist modules and workshops which allow you to put theory into practice. Your study will include access to our award winning zoo, accredited by the British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums (BIAZA).

What will I study?

At a glance

Level 6 •• Dissertation •• Zoo Animal Enclosure Design •• Behavioural Enrichment and Training •• Scientific Communication and Zoo Education* •• Applied Issues in Wildlife Conservation* •• Biology and Conservation of Mammals* •• Biology and Conservation of Birds* •• Biology and Conservation of Herpetofauna* •• Biology and Conservation of Aquatic Organisms*

Apply via UCAS to University Centre Reaseheath Course code: D329 Length of course 1 year full-time Entry requirements Successful completion of a Foundation Degree in Zoo Management or equivalent See page 60

Awarded by the University of Chester *optional modules

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BUSINESS AND EVENTS Do you have the entrepreneurial spirit to excel in events management? Realise your ambitions with our industry-focused degree courses.

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UNDERGRADUATE PROSPECTUS 2020

If your future lies in the dynamic sector of rural events management, we will develop your event planning skills and give you the business acumen to succeed. Our professional and dedicated staff are fullyinvested in your future and bring to the table a wealth of industry expertise. Your course will be carefully balanced between practical management skills and business modules, with content being supported by our industry partners.

FAST FACTS The UK events industry is worth over £39.1 billion and represents 35% of the total value of the UK visitor economy1 7 out of the top 10 jobs held by UK graduates are in the business, sales and HR sector2

Independent study projects will help you to recognise your strengths and interests while building self-confidence in your own abilities. From organising student socials and charity fundraisers, to working at prestigious public events on and off campus – we will instill the mindset you need.

OUR COURSES • FdA Rural Events Management

Source: eventmanagerblog.com Source: prospects.ac.uk

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We are committed to producing graduates who are career ready. You will undertake a relevant work placement to gain firsthand experience and develop your industry knowledge through study tours, project work and conferences. You will visit commercial events both in the UK and overseas such as the industry’s biggest expo – the Event Production Show. Visiting speakers will keep you fully-informed about your career options and your learning experience will be enriched with access to an industry mentor who will be on hand to support you throughout your studies.

"Having been a Risk and Safety Consultant for nearly 30 years, I have worked on many events throughout the UK and overseas. The knowledge that can be passed onto students from professionals is imperative to enable their understanding of the responsibilities, structure and coordination of running an event. It is a pleasure to share my knowledge with the students, they are always engaging and have a wonderful capacity to learn." Jonathan Smith

CMIOSH RFaPS FIIRM IRM Technical Specialist, Managing Director, Online Safety Solutions Ltd, Corporate Risk and Safety Advisors

WHERE COULD YOUR DEGREE TAKE YOU?

The world of rural events management is varied and there are plenty of exciting career opportunities available. Many of our former students go on to make a name for themselves in major companies or set up successful businesses. As a graduate with excellent communication skills and the business knowledge that matters, your degree could open doors to a career in recruitment, the hospitality and charity sector, accountancy, or marketing and human resources - to name but a few.

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Some popular career destinations include: • Events manager • Marketing roles for events agencies • Events health and safety officer • Social media marketing • Conference and exhibitions manager • Charity fundraiser


UNDERGRADUATE PROSPECTUS 2020

WHERE WILL YOU BE STUDYING?

Over recent years we have invested over £80million across campus on new builds, cutting-edge technology and our halls of residence. Based at our dedicated Higher Education Centre, you will be ideally located in the heart of rural Cheshire and near to major cities such as Liverpool, Manchester and Birmingham.

MY DEGREE "I was appointed Assistant Manager at Rowton Castle, a popular wedding venue in Shropshire, just before completing my degree. I’d been able to work part-time at the castle alongside my degree, thanks to the flexibility of the programme and the encouragement I got from my lecturers to gain industry experience. I’m now responsible for looking after the bride and groom during their special day and I oversee the wedding breakfasts, speeches and other formalities as well as supporting the other managers. My degree gave me a wider appreciation of how businesses work and was very relevant. For instance, I researched staff training for my dissertation and I aim to apply this knowledge by implementing a training programme at my workplace."

Abi Bore BSc (Hons) Business and Events Management 2018 (First class)

Our campus and facilities are used as an events and wedding venue with festivals, seasonal markets and corporate events being held onsite.

YOUR UNIVERSITY CENTRE REASEHEATH EXPERIENCE

Make the most of your university experience with the varied social environment on offer. Our smaller seminar groups allow you to learn with like-minded others and your tutors will be on-hand to support you during your undergraduate career and beyond. Our Student Association organises many events for you to get involved with and you will gain experience and build your network of business links at commercial events such as Bolesworth International Horse Show, the Royal Cheshire Show, CarFest and the Nantwich Food Festival. Broaden your horizons with our study tour to Barcelona and visit international sporting events including Grand Prix Formula 1 and Camp Nou stadium – home of Barcelona Football Club. You'll also gain an insight into Spanish culture with visits to key tourist attractions such as the La Sagrada Familia Basilica and you can even try your hand at flamenco dancing!

Watch Abi's story: ucreaseheath.ac.uk/success UCR 65


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FdA Rural Events Management Course overview This events management course is designed to develop the knowledge and skills you will require for a career within the events sector. You could find yourself marketing a festival, organising weddings or managing a team to run your own events. Throughout this course you will develop your practical event planning and management skills at a range of external events, such as the annual Bolesworth International equine event, Blakemere Christmas Woodland Theatre and CarFest North.

At a glance Apply via UCAS to University Centre Reaseheath Course code: NN82 Length of course 2 years full-time Entry requirements 64 UCAS points: A Levels or other Level 3 qualification (minimum 2 years in length) in a relevant subject Access to HE Diploma All applications will be considered on an individual basis

Awarded by the University of Chester

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You will also run your own events, be involved in the organisation of commercial events and have the opportunity to take part in study trips, conferences and events both in the UK and abroad. This year our students travelled to Barcelona and London as part of their international events and tourism module to study the legacy of the Olympics.

What will I study? Level 4 •• Introduction to Business and Rural Events Management •• Introduction to the Live Event •• Marketing of Rural Events •• Managing the Customer Experience •• Leadership and Organisational Performance •• Event Law •• Human Resource Management •• Academic Skills Development Level 5 •• The Live Event (Reaseheath) •• Work-based Learning •• Professional Project •• Finance and Planning •• Entrepreneurship for Event Managers •• eMarketing and Social Media Management •• Economics of Tourism and Events •• International Events and Tourism


UNDERGRADUATE PROSPECTUS 2020

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COUNTRYSIDE AND CONSERVATION Are you inspired by the natural environment? Do you feel a responsibility to maintain it for the wellbeing of future generations?

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UNDERGRADUATE PROSPECTUS 2020

The UK provides a diverse range of natural habitats and wildlife species - many of which are at risk from the effects of climate change and the impact of environmental issues. If you believe in safeguarding our environment and share a desire to educate others – we can help you to make your mark.

FAST FACTS Our courses are popular with career changers and those looking to develop their skills in countryside management

Our countryside and conservation courses will prepare you for a variety of careers in the UK and further afield. You will gain the skills you require through fully integrated modules where theory is applied with fieldwork experience in a range of settings. If you are looking to change your career or if you are returning to education, we offer flexible study routes including part-time courses and evening classes.

OUR COURSES • FdSc Countryside Resource Management • FdSc Environmental Science for Conservation • BSc (Hons) Environmental Systems Management Top-Up • FdSc Land and Natural Resources Management* *subject to validation

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INDUSTRY FOCUSED, CAREER READY

Our experienced staff will help you to develop your knowledge in all aspects of countryside management including surveying, data monitoring and species identification. Study tours, visits and field trips will provide you with essential hands-on experience. You will undertake a relevant industry placement as part of your work-based learning modules and you could gain experience through our close links with local authorities, businesses and organisations such as the Forestry Commission, Groundworks Trust, Tatton Park and Lyme Park. The contacts you build during your placement could lead to employment or volunteering opportunities.

"Course modules are relevant and provide learners with a broad overview of the issues relating to countryside conservation and management. The 100 hours of volunteering or work placement provides varied practical experience to support undergraduates in their move towards working in the sector while demonstrating their commitment." Amanda Pritchard FdSc Countryside Conservation and Recreation Management (2013, Distinction) Former Ranger Cheshire West and Cheshire, Professional Advisor

WHERE COULD YOUR DEGREE TAKE YOU?

An environmental degree is your gateway to many exciting career pathways. There is demand for skilled graduates in the areas of environmental science, ecology and habitat restoration, while the sector has a growing need for talented educators. Many of our graduates progress into industry and work for local councils, authorities and charitable trusts.

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Here are just some of the careers available to you: • Ranger • Environmental educator • Recreation manager • Conservation and habitat manager • Community engagement officer • Project officer • Land manager


UNDERGRADUATE PROSPECTUS 2020

WHERE WILL YOU BE STUDYING?

Set in 330-hectares of Cheshire countryside, our campus is the ideal facility for the study of countryside management and conservation. With access to woodland, parkland, lakes, rivers and streams, agricultural land and an arboretum, you will undertake research projects and fieldwork onsite.

MY DEGREE

Our estate is managed under the Environmental Stewardship land management scheme and you will learn how to enhance and manage habitats to attract wildlife species.

Although I’d previously gained a Diploma in Countryside Management at Reaseheath, the offer of a permanent job drew me into an unrelated career. But I never lost my interest in the countryside and I returned to study for my Foundation Degree. It’s part-time, which is a big bonus because you can continue working, and the lecturers were so inspiring.

The location of our campus also provides you with easy access to areas of outstanding natural beauty including the Peak District, the Lake District, Wales and a range of coastal habitats.

I enjoyed the world of academia so much that I went on to gain a BSc (Hons) in Countryside and Environmental Management from Harper Adams University, and I’m now studying for an MSc in Agro-ecology. I hope to complete a PhD and then make a career in research or lecturing."

Your learning experience is important to us. You will be studying in small seminar groups with likeminded others and your tutors will be on-hand to support you throughout your undergraduate career and beyond.

"My Reaseheath degree changed my life. It opened up a new world for me, enabling me to see things in a different light.

Jamie Stevenson Foundation Degree in Countryside Conservation and Recreation Management 2017 BSc (Hons) in Countryside and Environmental Management (First Class) Harper Adams University

Watch Jamie's story: ucreaseheath.ac.uk/success

YOUR UNIVERSITY CENTRE REASEHEATH EXPERIENCE

Make the most of your time with us by joining domestic and international study tours as part of your field science modules and develop your social skills and employability through a range of volunteering opportunities. Volunteering is a powerful addition to your CV and will demonstrate your commitment to future employers. You can also gain industry recognised qualifications* in addition to your core studies in skills such as spraying, chainsaw handing and chipper operations. *additional qualifications are optional and at an additional cost

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FdSc Countryside Resource Management with progression onto BSc (Hons) Top-Up in Environmental Systems Management

Course overview This part-time foundation degree will enable you to acquire and develop the skills and knowledge, for pursuing a career in countryside management. This course is popular with career-changers, as well as for those wishing to progress to a higher level in their countryside role. The range of modules provides you with a broad and balanced understanding of the countryside management industry, as well as developing transferable skills such as communication, data analysis, time organisation and management.

At a glance

The course is studied over three years, during which time you will complete eight modules at Level 4 and eight modules at Level 5.

Apply directly to University Centre Reaseheath

What will I study?

Length of course 3 years part-time 1 evening per week plus 6-10 Saturday sessions per year Entry requirements 64 UCAS points: A Levels or other Level 3 qualification (minimum 2 years in length) in relevant subject Access to HE Diploma All applications will be considered on an individual basis Substantial work experience will be considered in place of formal qualifications

Awarded by the University of Chester

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Year 1 (Level 4) •• Academic Skills Development •• Organism Identification •• Ecological Science •• Management of British Habitats •• Work Based Learning 1 Year 2 (Level 4 and 5) •• Practical Task Management •• Conservation Agriculture •• Ecological Survey Techniques •• Woodland Resource Management •• Work Based Project 1 Year 3 (Level 5) •• Game Management •• Interpreting the Environment •• Visitor Management •• Environmental Issues •• Integrated Environmental Management •• Work Based Project 2


UNDERGRADUATE PROSPECTUS 2020

FdSc Environmental Science for Conservation with progression onto BSc (Hons) Top-Up in Environmental Systems Management

Course overview Environmental and conservation pressures such as pollution and climate change are becoming more significant in the 21st century. Preservation of the natural world is vital, and graduates with the knowledge, skills, and drive essential to achieving this aim will be better prepared to develop a career in this sector. This foundation degree will develop your scientific knowledge of environmental processes and improve your practical skills in surveying and management techniques. In addition, the broad range of disciplines develops transferable skills that will be beneficial when looking for a job. This course opens up a range of opportunities and routes to work with organisations such as the Wildlife Trusts, the Environmental Agency, National Trust, and the RSPB in roles such as ranger, warden, land manager, conservation officer, or environmental consultant.

What will I study? Level 4 •• Academic Skills Development •• Geomorphology •• Principles of Ecology •• Plant and Animal Identification •• Survey Methods and Practical Skills •• Environmental Science Field Course •• Science of the Environment •• Habitat Management for Conservation Level 5 •• Research Methods •• Tools for River Management •• Cartography, Digital Mapping and GIS •• Climatology •• Ecological Surveys •• Environmental Legislation •• Plant and Soil Science •• Work Based Learning within the Environmental Sector or Experiential Learning

At a glance Apply via UCAS to University Centre Reaseheath Course code: CC18 Length of course 2 years full-time Entry requirements 64 UCAS points: A Levels or other Level 3 qualification (minimum 2 years in length) in relevant subject Access to HE Diploma All applications will be considered on an individual basis Substantial work experience will be considered in place of formal qualifications

Awarded by the University of Chester

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BSc (Hons) Environmental Systems Management Top-Up Course overview This top-up Bachelor of Science degree offers a varied blend of land-based and aquatic modules designed to give you the broad range of conservation skills and knowledge needed to manage environmental systems sustainably. This course opens up a range of opportunities and routes to work in roles such as land manager, scientific technician, conservation officer, or as a precursor to becoming an environmental scientist or consultant. This course is studied over one year, during which time you will complete five core modules and two optional modules from a choice of three.

At a glance Apply via UCAS to University Centre Reaseheath Course code: DD47 Length of course 1 year full-time Entry requirements Successful completion of a relevant Foundation Degree (or equivalent)

What will I study? Level 6 •• Ecology and Management of Marine Ecosystems •• Environmental Hazards: from Mitigation to Management •• International Field Course (Alpine Environments)* •• Environmental Pollution and Remediation* •• Forest Ecology and Management* •• Global Environmental Change •• Limnology •• Dissertation Project



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UNDERGRADUATE PROSPECTUS 2020 Undergraduate Prospectus 2019

FdSc Land and Natural Resource Management* Course overview This course is designed for land managers or advisors to give them the expertise to meet the requirements for balancing productivity with sustainability as set out in the Government’s 25 year environment plan. During your first year you will develop your knowledge and understanding of data handling, environmental science and ecology. This will be supported by a UK field course where you will advance your ecological surveying skills and learn the basics of GIS and digital mapping technology. You will also study specialist modules addressing the science, management, current concerns and developments associated with the three main natural resources (soil, water and landscape). Second year modules will focus on wider community and policy issues which must be taken into consideration when managing land and natural resources. You will also develop higher level skills in GIS and mapping technology which is a vital element of modern day land and resource management.

What will I study? Level 4 •• Scientific Data Collection and Analysis •• Principles of Environmental Science •• Principles of Ecology •• Soil Science and Management •• Hydrology •• Landscape Ecology Level 5 •• Professional Project or Research Methods •• Work Based Learning •• Land Based Legislation and Policy •• Stakeholder and Community Engagement •• Cartography GIS and Digital Mapping •• Renewable Resources and Sustainable Development

At a glance *Subject to validation

Length of course 2 years full-time Entry requirements 64 UCAS points: A Levels or other Level 3 qualification (minimum 2 years in length) in relevant subject Access to HE Diploma All applications will be considered on an individual basis Substantial work experience will be considered in place of formal qualifications 

Awarded by the University of Chester

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EQUINE SCIENCE Would you like to turn your passion for horses into a rewarding career? Our degree courses could be the gateway to a great future working in the wider equine industry.

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UNDERGRADUATE PROSPECTUS 2020

The equine sector can offer you a variety of career pathways and we specialise in producing graduates who are industry ready. Our equine science degree routes are dynamic and research-led so you will stay abreast of the latest scientific findings and industry innovations. All our staff are experts in their chosen fields and, with a wealth of experience, they will support you in achieving your goals. With access to a range of top-class facilities and input from industry collaborators, you will develop your knowledge of scientific research and technological advances while you perfect your applied skills with relevant practical experience to enhance your employability.

FAST FACTS The equine industry is booming – there are over 19,000 equine businesses in the UK employing 41,200 people and consumers spend over £4billion on equestrianism every year1 An experienced equine and animal nutritionist can earn between £35,000 £50,000 a year2

OUR COURSES • BSc (Hons) Equine Science* • BSc (Hons) Equine Science and Sports Performance* • FdSc Equine Training and Rehabilitation** • BSc (Hons) Equine Behaviour and Welfare Top-Up* • FdA Equine Industry and Events Management** Source: lantra.co.uk Source: prospects.ac.uk

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We believe that creating opportunities for hands-on experience is equally important as supporting you in your academic endeavours – that is why all of our degree courses are endorsed by industry professionals. Our industry mentor scheme will enable you to gain advice from key professionals and our strong links to industry can lead to collaborative research opportunities such as the British Equestrian Federation's (BEF) Advancing Equine Scientific Excellence (AESE) project, the Irish Equine Centre (IEC) and through the Alltech Hartpury Equine Student Conference. In the past, our undergraduates have been awarded the prestigious BEF MAREC Internship at Virginia Tech in the USA, the world's leading equine breeding and research centre, and have also been awarded the British Equestrian Trade Association's Thesis of the Year. You will build invaluable experience and transferable skills as part of your course by choosing to undertake a work placement or by joining one of our optional international study tours*.

"Avansce is delighted to support the education of Reaseheath’s equine undergraduates and, through our involvement, we will be collaborating with staff on research topics. Coupled with access to a mechanical horse, our Synchronicity rein tension analysis system provides students with unique research opportunities to further develop their skills in sports science research." Dr. Graham Cross

Avansce Ltd CEO and Founder

You could also study for extra qualifications such as British Horse Society (BHS) exams and the Young Equestrian Leaders Awards to make your CV stand out from the crowd.

WHERE COULD YOUR DEGREE TAKE YOU?

As a skilled equine science graduate, a range of career paths will be available to you and many of our former students have gone on to become industry leaders. You could enter the world of equestrian sport or seek employment in the education sector, while the field of scientific research can offer other exciting opportunities.

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Here are just some of the career options available in this sector: • Scientific research • Equine behaviour • Equine nutrition • Veterinary physiotherapy • Academic lecturing • Performance coaching • Performance horse management • Managerial roles in equine welfare and allied industries


UNDERGRADUATE PROSPECTUS 2020

WHERE WILL YOU BE STUDYING?

Our Equestrian Centre boasts everything you would expect from a professional yard with access to a range of excellent facilities and learning resources to enable you to develop your scientific understanding and applied skills.

MY DEGREE "I really thrived at University Centre Reaseheath. It’s a great place to study because it’s very student focused and caring and, because it’s a small university, you get a lot of individual attention. This inspired me to carry on in research and to become a bioveterinary scientist. After my equine science degree, I did a Masters in Clinical Sciences and then worked for the Veterinary Tissue Bank in North Wales. I headed up a scientific team specialising in allogenic bone grafts for orthopaedic and reconstructive surgeries, and stem cells for osteoarthritis in dogs and cats. I’m now back at University Centre Reaseheath lecturing in Animal Science with Equine specialism and hopefully giving our undergraduates the benefits of my knowledge and experience."

Jess Irving Lecturer and Course Manager, University Centre Reaseheath BSc (Hons) Equine Science 2014 (first class) MRes Masters in Research 2015 (distinction)

Watch Jess's story: ucreaseheath.ac.uk/success

Our facilities include: •• State-of-the-art scientific research laboratory facilities •• Gait analysis systems •• A mechanical horse with VO2 Max Testing equipment •• An international standard indoor arena plus two outdoor arenas, all with competition surfaces •• Our carefully designed modern yards with American barn-style stabling for over 60 horses

YOUR UNIVERSITY CENTRE REASEHEATH EXPERIENCE

At University Centre Reaseheath, we aim to give you the best of both worlds. Smaller seminar groups mean that you will get plenty of one-to-one support from your tutors, while shared modules in our lecture theatres allow you to study with undergraduates from other cohorts. You can gain industry experience and enhance your CV by volunteering at Somerford Park’s British Dressage Premiere League Show and at British Eventing Horse Trials such as Kelsall Hill, Brand Hall and Bradwall Manor. You can also join the arena parties at the Horse of the Year Show (HOYS) and Bolesworth International Horse Show. We regularly host lectures and demonstrations at our Equestrian Centre, and you can pick up tips from the likes of leading event rider Ros Canter and Caroline Moore FBHS, behaviourists Monty Roberts and Richard Maxwell, dressage riders Michael Eilberg and Gareth Hughes, show jumpers Ben Maher and Geoff Billington and Olympic course designer Bob Ellis. We also have a partnership with The British Thoroughbred Retraining Centre, and we have several of their horses on long-term loan at our Equestrian Centre.

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BSc (Hons) Equine Science* Course overview This course focuses on the science behind the latest advances in the equine industry and is designed to prepare graduates for a wide range of veterinary related postgraduate courses and employment opportunities.

What will I study?

At a glance Apply via UCAS to University Centre Reaseheath Course code: DD48 Length of course 3 years full-time Entry requirements 96 UCAS points: A Levels preferably to include Biology (or related subject) or other Level 3 qualification (minimum 2 years length) in relevant subject Access to HE Diploma All applications will be considered on an individual basis

Awarded by the University of Chester

Level 4 •• Introduction to Equine Genetics and Breeding •• Comparative Functional Anatomy and Physiology •• Domestic Animal Behaviour and Welfare •• Principles of Bioveterinary Science •• Equids in Global Industry •• Scientific Data Collection and Analysis Level 5 •• Equine Exercise Physiology and Biomechanics •• Veterinary Physiology and Microbiology •• Equine Health and Epidemiology† •• Advances in Equine Breeding† •• Research Methods •• Animal Nutrition •• Work Based Learning† •• Experiential Learning† Level 6 •• Dissertation •• Recent Advances in Equine Sciences •• Parasitology •• Microbiology and Immunology† •• Advanced Equine Welfare and Ethics† •• Advanced Equine Nutrition

optional modules

*subject to re-validation

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UNDERGRADUATE PROSPECTUS 2020

BSc (Hons) Equine Science and Sports Performance* Course overview This course focuses on the athletic performance of the horse and the rider, preparing students for employment in the fields of equestrian performance, coaching and team performance management.

What will I study? Level 4 •• Principles of Equitation** •• Comparative Functional Anatomy and Physiology •• Introduction to Rider Fitness and Training •• Equids in Global Industry •• Introduction to Psychology for Equestrian Sport •• Scientific Data Collection and Analysis Level 5 •• Equine Exercise Physiology and Biomechanics •• Equine Injury and Rehabilitation† •• Equine Health and Epidemiology† •• Research Methods Animal Nutrition •• Work Based Learning† •• Experiential Learning† •• Developing the Equestrian Athlete Level 6 •• Dissertation •• Rider Injury and Rehabilitation •• Rider Performance Optimisation •• Equine Fitness and Performance •• Contemporary Issues and Developments in Equestrian Sports† •• Advances in Coaching Practices†

At a glance Apply via UCAS to University Centre Reaseheath Course code: 4A12 Length of course 3 years full-time Entry requirements 104 UCAS points: A Levels, typical offer BCC, preferably to include Biology (or related subject) or other Level 3 qualification (minimum 2 years length) in relevant subject Access to HE Diploma All applications will be considered on an individual basis

optional modules

*subject to re-validation

Awarded by the University of Chester

**Please note there is a weight limit for ridden elements within modules.

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FdSc Equine Training and Rehabilitation*

with progression onto BSc (Hons) in Equine Science or BSc (Hons) Equine Behaviour and Welfare Top-Up

Course overview Understanding the science behind equine physiology and behaviour is vital to getting the best results from any training or rehabilitation programme. This course explores the principles that underpin current practice in the equine industry and will enable you to apply these principles in the management of training and rehabilitation programmes for all types of horses in your future career.

What will I study?

At a glance Apply via UCAS to University Centre Reaseheath

Length of course 2 years full-time Entry requirements 64 UCAS points: A Levels preferably to include Biology (or related subject) or other Level 3 qualification (minimum 2 years in length) in relevant subject Access to HE Diploma All applications will be considered on an individual basis

Awarded by the University of Chester

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Level 4 •• Equine Training Theories •• Equine Groundwork •• Comparative Functional Anatomy and Physiology •• Equids in Global Industry Domestic Animal •• Behaviour and and Welfare •• Scientific Data Collection and analysis Level 5 •• Equine Behaviour Modification and Handling •• Equine Exercise Physiology and Biomechanics •• Equine Injury and Rehabilitation •• Behavioural Physiology and Cognition •• Research Methods •• Work Based Learning or Experiential Learning Optional modules •• Applied Equine Nutrition*† •• Manual Therapies (Equine) •• Developing the Small Business Successful graduates are eligible to progress on to year 3 of the BSc (Hons) Equine Science programme, see page 80 or the BSc (Hons) Equine Behaviour and Welfare Top-Up, see page 83.

core modules if intending to top-up *subject to validation


UNDERGRADUATE PROSPECTUS 2020

BSc (Hons) Equine Behaviour and Welfare Top-Up* Course overview This course explores the very latest science and thinking in the areas of equine behaviour and welfare. The course will encourage you to evaluate accepted beliefs and practices, and challenge you to suggest new approaches. You will also investigate emerging fields of equine sciences and conduct your own research project.

What will I study? Level 6 •• Dissertation •• Advanced Equine Welfare and Ethics Recent •• Advances in Equine Sciences •• Animal Assisted Interventions† •• Advances in Complementary Therapies† •• Equine Clinical Behaviour

At a glance Apply via UCAS to University Centre Reaseheath Course code: DD43 Length of course 1 year full-time Entry requirements Successful completion of a Foundation Degree in Equine Training and Rehabilitation (or relevant subject) See page 82

optional modules

*subject to re-validation

Awarded by the University of Chester

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FdA Equine Industry and Events Management* Course overview With 19 million consumers of equestrian products and services in the UK, and 85,000 employees contributing to an industry valued at over £4.3billion (BETA Equestrian Survey 2015), the UK equestrian industry is globally respected. This course will give you the business and specialist industry knowledge and skills to forge a successful career in the equine events, goods and services sector.

What will I study?

At a glance Apply via UCAS to University Centre Reaseheath Length of course 2 years full-time Entry requirements 64 UCAS points:

Level 4 •• Equids in Global Industry •• Professional Practice •• Introduction to Business Equine Events Industry •• Event Planning Legislation, Health and Safety •• Scientific Data Collection and analysis Level 5 •• Management of the Live Event •• Building the Equine Business •• Tourism and Event Economics •• Entrepreneurship, Marketing and Social Media •• Research Methods •• Work Based Learning† •• Experiential Learning†

A Levels preferably to include Biology (or related subject) or other Level 3 qualification (minimum 2 years in length) in relevant subject Access to HE Diploma All applications will be considered on an individual basis

Awarded by the University of Chester *subject to validation † core modules if intending to top-up UCR 84 | UCREASEHEATH.AC.UK


UNDERGRADUATE PROSPECTUS 2020

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INDUSTRY FOCUSED, CAREER READY

FLORISTRY Whether you aspire to be a florist, a freelance designer, or wish to focus on the wider commercial industry, we will help you to grow to your full potential.

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UNDERGRADUATE PROSPECTUS 2020

Careers in floristry go further than designing and bringing to life artistic displays, they encompass the commercial side of merchandising, retailing and wholesale trades. Our floristry department is recognised as one of the most successful and progressive providers of floristry training in the UK. Our florists are regularly called upon to create displays for events and functions such as product launches and high-profile charity balls.

FAST FACTS Our floristry students have won an impressive range of awards both nationally and internationally, including Gold medals at the RHS Tatton Flower Show

Taught by highly experienced staff with commercial backgrounds, you will improve your craft and learn to produce designs to high-standards of workmanship. Turn your flair for floristry into a rewarding career by developing your design skills and gaining the business know-how to succeed.

OUR COURSES • (ICSF) Level 4 Higher Diploma in Floristry • (NDSF) Level 5 Master Diploma in Professional Floristry

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INDUSTRY FOCUSED, CAREER READY

INDUSTRY FOCUSED, CAREER READY

Our floristry courses have been developed in conjunction with the Society of Floristry and our expert staff continue to train with reputable international designers such as Wally Klett and Gregor Lersch to ensure that you stay updated about the latest trends and innovations. Through access to a range of techniques, your design skills will evolve throughout your course so that your signature style and personal brand will set you apart from the competition. You will be supported and encouraged by your lecturers to showcase your creations at shows including RHS Tatton Flower Show and RHS Chelsea Flower Show and compete in national competitions such as WorldSkills UK. These opportunities allow unique access to valuable industry experience and the chance to develop your network of industry contacts. You will also complete relevant work experience as part of your formal qualification so that you’re fully prepared to join the industry.

"It’s definitely worth doing a recognised floristry course at Reaseheath. I myself am a former student and there’s no doubt that my courses there helped me to get where I am now. Reaseheath has a prestigious standing within floristry because of the years of support it has given to the industry, and most employers know it well. As well as giving florists advanced and current design skills, the Level 4 programme delivers important business skills such as new ways of marketing in this electronic age." Ian Lloyd RHS Floristry Judge, International Demonstrator and Owner of leading Floristry Design Business Ian Lloyd Events

WHERE COULD YOUR DEGREE TAKE YOU?

Floristry can offer many creative opportunities from bespoke floral design to shop and window dressing. If you have a desire to travel, the industry can allow you to work overseas and experience different countries and cultures.

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Here are just some of the careers available in this sector: • Florist shop owner • Bespoke floral designer • Floral display designer • Freelance florist • Floristry demonstrator • Floristry tutor


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WHERE WILL YOU BE STUDYING?

MY DEGREE

"I was a property lawyer but my ultimate dream now is to become a floral artist! I knew I’d made the right decision when I came to Reaseheath. My tutors encouraged me to dream big and to fulfil my potential. They gave me a springboard to incredible opportunities and the confidence to persue my goals. I gained a solid base of knowledge at Level 3 and then progressed into Higher Education. I’ve enjoyed learning more advanced techniques and I’ve taken advantage of every opportunity to gain more experience. I was a member of our medal winning floristry teams at the RHS Chelsea and Tatton Park Flower Shows, which was great fun. I also had an amazing work placement in France, creating wedding designs in a fairytale chateaux."

Karen Cope Currently studying: (ICSF) Level 4 Higher Diploma in Floristry 2019

Over recent years we have invested over £80million across campus on new builds, cuttingedge technology and our halls of residence. Learning in our £9million National Centre for Horticulture, the Environment and Sustainable Technology in dedicated floristry studios, you will have access to a wide range of floral materials and professional equipment. You will be introduced to the Strelitzia software management system, a widely used web-based programme which incorporates all aspects of running a floristry shop into one system. You will develop your creativity by sourcing materials from the grounds of our campus which boasts a spectacular range of flowers, foliage and natural art forms. Our campus is also used as an events and wedding venue which can generate design opportunities for our floristry students.

YOUR UNIVERSITY CENTRE REASEHEATH EXPERIENCE

You will benefit from an overseas visit to Holland and visit commercial events including RHS Flower Shows, BFA Fleurex and the Vision Conference. You can gain valuable insight with workshops from a range of industry professionals such as customer service and sales guru Tim Huckabee, founder and president of FloralStrategies. Our links with Florismart will provide you with advice and networking opportunities with the likes of growers Emma Fawcett Eustace and David Bolton, British grower and florist Katherine Cronin and social media expert Hannah Dunne.

Read Karen's blog: reaseheath.ac.uk/french-adventure

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FOOD SCIENCE The challenges facing global food production have never been greater. Could you find solutions to feed an ever-expanding population?

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UNDERGRADUATE PROSPECTUS 2020

The UK’s food and dairy industries are looking to recruit innovative, forward-thinking graduates with the knowledge and industry experience to respond to global issues such as food security, sustainability, nutrition and food waste. Our food science degree courses have been carefully designed with input from industry to ensure that you understand the science behind food production while developing the practical skills required to address productivity, profitability and growth.

FAST FACTS Our Food Centre is the first educational institution in the world to achieve an internationally recognised British Retail Consortium (BRC) Grade AA certification The UK food and drink industry accounts for 19% of the total manufacturing sector by turnover and employs over 400,000 people in the UK across 7,000 businesses1

With BRC Grade AA certification, our award-winning Food Centre is internationally renowned as a leading educational institution within the food and drink sector.

OUR COURSES • Higher Level Apprenticeship in Dairy Technology • FdSc Bakery and Patisserie Technology • FdSc Food Science and Innovation • BSc (Hons) Food Manufacturing with Operations Management Top-Up • Professional Certificate in Food Technology*

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You will gain real insight into the food sector by working with our expert lecturers and benefit from our close links with industry. All undergraduates complete an industry placement during their second year of study and our foundation degree courses include 150 hours of work-based learning or research projects with companies in the food sector. You can become an Associate Student Member of the Institute of Food Science and Technology (IFST) and gain additional qualifications* to make your CV stand out from the crowd. Our dairy courses are run in conjunction with Project Eden who ensure that the UK dairy industry has access to some of the best dairy technology training.

"Our food system is going beyond what our planet can currently sustain and we are in need of innovative food thinkers to create change. Reaseheath’s FdSc Food Science and Innovation degree will help students understand the global nature of our food supply and how a circular food economy approach that replenishes and supports the natural environment will create a more sustainable, viable future." Lucy Antal Northwest Regional Food Economy’s Project Manager for ‘Feedback’

WHERE COULD YOUR DEGREE TAKE YOU?

Do you see yourself leading the field in food technology, quality assurance, food policy or artisan food production? Whatever your career aims, the food sector offers a range of rewarding careers both in the UK and overseas with the industry reporting a shortage of skilled graduates to fill science related roles.

*additional qualifications are optional and at an additional cost.

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Some of the career options in this sector include: • Research and developer • Food technologist • New product developer • Food marketing • Nutritionist • Laboratory analysis and testing • Food auditing • Food production manager • Food innovation manager • Food policy advisor • Baker entrepreneur • Postgraduate study


UNDERGRADUATE PROSPECTUS 2020

WHERE WILL YOU BE STUDYING?

You will be studying in our £7million Food Centre which is one of the best food processing teaching facilities in Europe. We are the first educational institution in the world to achieve Grade AA certification for food safety from the British Retail Consortium (BRC), the highest possible benchmark for best practice in food manufacture.

MY DEGREE "The craft gin boom has brought exciting times. I’m a Senior Development Technologist with Merseyside based Halewood Wines and Spirits, and my job is to develop new recipes for gins, rums and ready mixed drinks so we can continue to expand our range of own brand products.

Our food department is the National Skills Academy for Food and Drink Dairy Champion and you will have access to cutting-edge facilities such as a commercial dairy, butchery, commercial bakery, innovation rooms and a sensory tasting lab.

YOUR UNIVERSITY CENTRE REASEHEATH EXPERIENCE

The food and drink industry is quick paced and exciting, particularly in the areas of innovation, new product development and research, and offers so many great opportunities.

We like you to make the most of your university experience. You can broaden your horizons with our study tour* to Paris and learn more about this diverse sector from guest speakers and visiting industry experts.

I worked at Halewoods for two days each week alongside my degree so I was able to use my connections when I applied for a graduate position there. Since then I’ve been promoted three times and I now report directly to the Chief Executive."

You may choose to study for extra qualifications and our Student Association organises a varied programme of social events, clubs and societies.

Abby Brown BSc (Hons) Food Industry and Management 2014

Watch Abby's story: ucreaseheath.ac.uk/success *study tours are optional and at an additional cost. UCR 95


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Higher Level Apprenticeship in Dairy Technology Course overview Developed in collaboration with top dairy companies, this higher level apprenticeship is for those currently employed, or seeking employment within high calibre food companies in the dairy industry. You will be released from work to attend sessions at Reaseheath on a block release basis. To gain the higher level apprenticeship, you will need to successfully complete the foundation degree as well as undertake additional assessments to demonstrate that you meet the required standards.

At a glance Apply directly through your company or contact University Centre Reaseheath Length of course 3 years, block release (up to 43 weeks over 3 years) Entry requirements Typically candidates would be employed in the dairy industry and have at least 2 years experience at a supervisory level Preferably A Levels or other Level 3 qualification in relevant subject GCSE Maths and English Relevant work experience will be considered Depending on the size of your employer this course may be fully or co-funded To find out more about funding and potential apprenticeship vacancies contact us on 01270 613221 Awarded by the University of Chester

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Reaseheath works with a number of major food and dairy companies including Meadow Food, Wyke Farms, Arla (UK), Dairy Crest, Müller (UK), Rodda’s, Glanbia and equipment suppliers such as Tetrapak CPS, APV, Wonderware, Siemens and Scanima.

What will I study? Level 4 •• Cleaning-in-Place and Chemical Technology •• Dairy Chemistry •• Dairy Microbiology •• Continuous Improvement 1 •• Dairy Workplace Practices •• Food and Dairy Safety •• Milk and Dairy Derivatives as Raw Material •• Quality Assurance •• Dairy Process Engineering •• Dairy Innovation Level 5 •• Butter and Milk Fat Technology •• Cheese and Fermented Product Technology •• Continuous Improvement 2 •• Milk Processing •• Project Management •• Dairy Automation and Process Control •• Dairy Supply Chain •• Environmental Awareness •• Dairy Professional Project •• Whey Protein Processing


UNDERGRADUATE PROSPECTUS 2020

FdSc Bakery and Patisserie Technology

with progression onto BSc (Hons) Top-Up in Food Manufacturing with Operations Management

Course overview This course is designed for those who wish to pursue a career in food science, either within an artisan or industry setting. It is an ideal route to move into roles such as new product development and quality assurance.

What will I study? Level 4 •• Food Materials and Product Manufacture •• Food Safety in Manufacturing •• Food Science and Composition •• Flour Technology •• Sugar and Chocolate Technology •• Artisan Bakery Skills •• Business Studies with Law Level 5 •• Food Innovation and the New Product Development •• Applied Nutrition in the Food Industry •• Research Methods •• Artisan Patisserie and Desserts •• Work-based Learning •• Processing and Quality Assurance of Baked Goods Upon successful completion there is the option to complete a further year’s study and top-up to a BSc (Hons) degree. See page 99 for more information.

At a glance Apply via UCAS to University Centre Reaseheath Course code: 4D43 Length of course 2 years full-time Entry requirements 64 UCAS points: A Levels preferably to include Food Technology or Science related subject or other Level 3 qualification (minimum 2 years in length) in relevant subject Access to HE Diploma All applications will be considered on an individual basis

Awarded by the University of Chester

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FdSc Food Science and Innovation

with progression onto BSc (Hons) Top-Up in Food Manufacturing with Operations Management

Course overview The challenges facing food production today have never been greater. Food security, sustainability, nutrition, and food waste needs innovative thinkers able to respond to these global issues. This course aims to develop graduates capable of meeting the demands of the food industry of the future. The course provides an in-depth knowledge of the food industry with core modules in food science, sustainability, and new product development. You will also learn the principals of food photography as part of your food innovation module Learning is assessed by a combination of assignments, reports, practical assessments and examinations.

At a glance Apply via UCAS to University Centre Reaseheath Course code: F127 Length of course 1 year full-time Entry requirements A minimum of 64 UCAS points from A Levels or equivalent, which should include one Food Technology or Science related subject NVQ Level 3 in an area of food production Level 3 Diploma in relevant subject Advanced Apprenticeship in Food Technology and Manufacture or equivalent subject An appropriate Access to Higher Education Course ‘Certificate of Achievement’ All applications will be considered on an individual basis Awarded by the University of Chester

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Upon successful completion of the Foundation Degree students may progress onto the one year BSc top-up to gain a BSc (Hons) Food Manufacturing with Operations Management (page 99).

What will I study? Level 4 •• Food Materials and Product Manufacture •• Food Safety in Manufacturing •• Food Science and Composition •• Introduction to Human Nutrition •• Food Processing and Packaging •• Food Business Innovation and Entrepreneurship Level 5 •• Food Innovation and New Product Development •• Applied Nutrition in the Food Industry •• Research Methods •• Sustainable Supply Chain and Environmental Awareness •• Work-based Learning •• Food Analysis and Texture


UNDERGRADUATE PROSPECTUS 2020

BSc (Hons) Food Manufacturing with Operations Management Top-Up Course overview This top-up offers a unique blend of technical and scientific modules, designed to develop your specialist knowledge in food processing and automation, quality assurance, new process development and the latest management techniques. You will experience working in an industry-ready manufacturing environment whilst learning in our commercial food production facilities. You will also have the chance to develop your industry knowledge through visits to leading food manufacturers and food manufacturing exhibitions. The course will open up opportunities for employment in a range of areas such as food marketing and retail, food manufacturing training or government policy. It’s an ideal progression route if you’re looking to take on a managerial role within the food sector.

What will I study? Level 6 •• Honours Research Project •• Resource Management •• Data Analysis for the Food Industry •• Current Issues in Food Technology* •• Food Biochemistry* •• Food Processing Operations* •• Food Quality and Integrity*

At a glance Apply via UCAS to University Centre Reaseheath Course code: F128 Length of course 1 year full-time Entry requirements Successful completion of a relevant foundation degree, such as Food Science and Innovation, Bakery and Patisserie or Dairy Technology



Awarded by the University of Chester *optional modules

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Professional Certificate in Food Technology* Course overview The Professional Certificate in Food Technology is aimed at those working in the food industry who wish to further develop their technical knowledge and work specific skills, enabling career development and progression. The course is suitable for those working in any food manufacturing related role and offers three modules studied part-time over one year alongside employment in the industry.

What will I study?

At a glance Apply directly to University Centre Reaseheath Length of course 1 year part-time Distance learning Entry requirements 64 UCAS points: A Levels preferably to include Food Technology or Science related subject or other Level 3 qualification (minimum 2 years in length) in relevant subject

There are two compulsory modules: •• Food Science and Composition •• Food Safety in Manufacturing You will also study one optional module, which can be selected from the Level 4 modules offered on either the FdSc Bakery and Patisserie Technology or the FdSc Food Science and Innovation, see pages 97 and 98 for module lists. Upon successful completion you may progress on to the Foundation Degree in Food Science and Innovation (see page 98) or other relevant honours degree.

Access to HE Diploma All applications will be considered on an individual basis 

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UNDERGRADUATE PROSPECTUS 2020

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LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE AND MANAGEMENT Are you passionate about natural and built environments? Do you have the vision to design and manage green infrastructure to enhance the wellbeing of others? Our degree courses are the gateway to your future.

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UNDERGRADUATE PROSPECTUS 2020

WHERE WILL YOU BE STUDYING?

You will be learning in our dedicated National Centre for Horticulture, the Environment and Sustainable Technology which brings together all aspects of the horticultural industry including primary food production, ornamental nursery stock production, landscape construction and design, amenity horticulture, environmental design and green keeping.

MY

DEGREE

"Although I was already running my own landscape maintenance business I wanted to learn more so I tried an evening garden design course at Reaseheath.

Your CAD and graphic design skills will be developed in our fully-equipped design studios with CAD software including Vectorworks, GIS systems with Digimap and Google SketchUp and we offer an ‘atelier’ studio for individual and group project work.

I enjoyed the experience so much that I completed the Foundation Degree in Garden and Landscape Design and BSc in Landscape Design and Management before moving to Manchester Metropolitan University to gain my Masters Degree in Landscape Architecture.

YOUR UNIVERSITY CENTRE REASEHEATH EXPERIENCE

I’m now a Senior Landscape Manager with The Environment Partnership and a Chartered Member of the Landscape Institute, collaborating with many different environmental disciplines and working with corporate clients, large developers and government departments. It’s a career I would never have thought possible before starting my journey."

Rick Tomlinson Current job role: Senior Landscape Manager Previous course: Foundation Degree Garden and Landscape Design 2013 BSc Landscape Design and Management 2014 MSc Landscape Architecture 2015 (Manchester Metropolitan University)

We want you to make the most of your university experience. You will be learning in smaller-sized seminar groups with like-minded people who share your passion for the industry and your expert lecturers will be on-hand to support you throughout your academic career. You can put your design and visual communication skills into practice and build your network of industry contacts at shows and events such as the RHS Tatton Flower Show and RHS Chelsea Flower Show. Relevant visits will help you to gain valuable experience in the field of construction and landscaping and there are opportunities to compete in WorldSkills UK landscape gardening competitions. You will broaden your horizons with visits to heritage gardens, experience different landscapes and townscapes and get the chance to join study tours to world famous gardens and commercial producers, in the UK and abroad.

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BSc (Hons) Landscape Architecture Course overview This course focuses on the conservation and development of rural and urban landscape settings. Modules explore how these multiple settings can be managed and maintained to provide a high quality environment for both humans and nature. You will have access to a range of facilities including dedicated design studios equipped with CAD and GIS software, as well as benefit from the extensive estate and managed ornamental grounds within the campus.

What will I study?

At a glance Apply via UCAS to University Centre Reaseheath Course code: KK32 Length of course 3 years full-time Entry requirements Minimum of 96 UCAS points: A Levels or other Level 3 qualification (minimum 2 years in length) in relevant subject Access to HE Diploma All applications will be considered on an individual basis

Students with a Level 5 qualification in a related subject may be eligible to join the third year of the course

Awarded by the University of Chester

Level 4 •• Academic Skills Development •• Fundamentals of Business and Human Resource Management •• Ecological Science •• Principles of Botany •• Plant Biogeography •• Visual and Design Communication •• Design History and Context •• Site Assessment Level 5 •• Research Methods •• Conservation Management •• Project Management •• Landscape Materials •• Planting Design and Specification •• Green Infrastructure Management •• Landscape and Environmental Change •• Work Based Learning Level 6 •• Dissertation Project* •• Landscape and Visual Assessment and GIS •• Contract Management •• Community and Stakeholder Engagement •• Professional Practice •• Landscape Planning and Law •• Professional Project* *optional modules (choose one)

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UNDERGRADUATE PROSPECTUS 2020

FdA Garden and Landscape Design with progression onto BSc (Hons) Landscape Architecture

Course overview Ideal for those seeking employment in garden and landscape design. This course will enhance your creative design skills as well as your understanding of historic garden restoration and management. You will also develop skills in technical drawing, Computer Aided Design (CAD) and business development.

What will I study? Level 4 •• Academic Skills Development •• Principles of Botany •• Plant Biogeography •• Design Project •• Visual and Design Communication •• Design History and Context •• Site Assessment •• Design Principles, Ideas and Concepts Level 5 •• Specialist Project •• Conservation Management •• Project Management •• Landscape Materials •• Historic Garden Restoration •• Planting Design and Specification •• Contemporary Design Project •• Work Based Learning

At a glance Apply via UCAS to University Centre Reaseheath Course code: KK30 Length of course 2 years full-time Entry requirements 64 UCAS points: A Levels or other Level 3 qualification (minimum 2 years in length) in relevant subject Access to HE Diploma All applications will be considered on an individual basis

Successful graduates are eligible to progress on to year 3 of the BSc (Hons) Landscape Architecture programme see page 106

Awarded by the University of Chester

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PLANT SCIENCE Could you find innovative solutions to solve our global food production issues? Make your mark with our plant science degree course.

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UNDERGRADUATE PROSPECTUS 2020

By 2050 the global population is predicted to increase to more than 9 billion people and the horticultural produce required will be more than double of that today. The world needs more horticulturalists!

FAST FACTS

With only 22% of the fruit and veg we consume in the UK being grown on home soil, the horticultural sector needs forward-thinking, talented graduates who can develop sustainable solutions to our food production problems by using innovative technologies.

72% of businesses in the horticultural sector are struggling to recruit graduates especially for technical, academic and managerial roles2

The average salary for a nursery manager in the UK is over £25,0001

Based at our £9million National Centre for Horticulture, the Environment and Sustainable Technology, you will have access to state-of-the-art, industry standard facilities. Our award-winning, internationally successful team of staff will help you to develop your academic knowledge and gain valuable experience in ornamental and large-scale crop production techniques. We work with leading producers of fresh produce, protected ornamentals and nursery stock and you will build essential employability skills with off-site visits and international study tours.

OUR COURSES • BSc (Hons) Applied Plant Science and Production Technology

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Our degree course is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Horticulture and has been expertly designed with input from our professional advisors and employers. We are committed to providing you with industry experience and you will benefit from our working relationship with leading growers, suppliers and organisations such as the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB), The Chartered Institute of Horticulture (CIH) and Plant Heritage. Our facilities are a research hub for horticultural trials within the crop production industry and you will have the opportunity to participate in industry-led crop trials.

"Human existence depends on our understanding of how plants grow. This course will enable you to understand and manipulate that process to encourage healthy and fruitful crops. Our cuttingedge facilities will allow you to pursue your own interests within the subject - no matter how esoteric. As a graduate of this course, you will be well equipped to manage, conduct research or run your own business within the sphere of horticulture." Elisabeth Morris​ Horticulture Lecturer, Applied Plant Science

WHERE COULD YOUR DEGREE TAKE YOU?

As a graduate with relevant industry experience, this sector can offer many rewarding career routes that combine scientific knowledge and technology with applied practical skills. With a national skills shortage reported, there has never been a better time to follow a career in this growth industry.

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Here are just some of the careers available: • Commercial production manager • Retail buyer • Retail manager • Horticulture entrepreneur • Plant biotechnician • Horticultural consultant • Glasshouse production manager • Nursery manager


UNDERGRADUATE PROSPECTUS 2020

WHERE WILL YOU BE STUDYING?

You will be studying in our dedicated National Centre for Horticulture, the Environment and Sustainable Technology and working across a number of aspects of the horticultural industry, including primary food production and nursery stock production.

MY DEGREE "I’m passionate about plants, particularly growing and improving them, and I’m very excited about my future. Horticultural production offers so many opportunities. Reaseheath’s degree is well balanced, so you are well prepared you to go further into academia but you could equally enter the business side of the industry. Reaseheath has industry standard glasshouses and laboratories so I’ve been able to gain technical, scientific and research skills. I’ve also enjoyed work placements with Fryer’s Roses and with world renowned rose breeder David Austin Roses. I’ve become so interested in rose production that I’m now exploring ways of improving the breeding process for my final dissertation and I hope to take this research further."

Hannah Morrow Current course: BSc (Hons) Applied Plant Science and Production Technology 2019

You will have access to cutting edge facilities inside our commercial production unit which includes a micropropagation unit to support the study of plant tissue culture and biotechnology, three full-automated glasshouses with ‘Priva’ computer controlled hydroponic systems, LED top and intercrop lighting and a computerised environmental control system. Our campus boasts 21-hectares of formal gardens and grounds which form the perfect learning environment for the study of plant science and contain specialist plant collections including the national collection of Enkianthus, rare tree species, designed landscapes, agricultural land and sports amenities.

YOUR UNIVERSITY CENTRE REASEHEATH EXPERIENCE

We want you to make the most of your university experience. You will be learning in smaller-sized seminar groups with like-minded people who share your passion for the industry and expert lecturers will be on-hand to support you throughout your academic career. You will gain valuable experience with visits to ornamental growers, businesses and commercial producers and get the chance to join on international study tours to the Netherlands.

Watch Hannah's story: ucreaseheath.ac.uk/success UCR 111


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BSc (Hons) Applied Plant Science and Production Technology Course overview This course provides a high level of technical and scientific knowledge, giving graduates the skills to develop new ways to grow food and other crops, incorporating field-scale and protected cropping and food and nursery stock production.

What will I study?

At a glance Apply via UCAS to University Centre Reaseheath Course code: CC20 Length of course 3 years full-time Entry requirements Minimum of 96 UCAS points: A Levels preferably to include Biology (or related) or other Level 3 qualification (minimum 2 years in length) in relevant subject Access to HE Diploma All applications will be considered on an individual basis

Awarded by the University of Chester

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Level 4 •• Academic Skills Development •• Fundamentals of Business and Human Resource Management •• Soil Science •• Principles of Botany •• Protected Cropping •• Crop Production •• Plant Biogeography •• Introduction to Production Skills and Technology Level 5 •• Research Methods •• Agronomy •• Finance and Planning •• Plant Physiology •• Plant Breeding and Propagation •• Industry Policy and Practice •• Global Markets and Marketing •• Work Based Learning Level 6 •• Leadership and Performance Management •• Innovation and Entrepreneurship •• Sustainable Intensification •• Plant Health Management •• Plant Biotechnology •• Post Harvest Technology •• Dissertation Project


UNDERGRADUATE PROSPECTUS 2020

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PUBLIC SERVICES If you feel your future lies in helping others and you thrive off a personal challenge, our public services course could be the gateway to a rewarding career.

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UNDERGRADUATE PROSPECTUS 2020

FAST FACTS

If you have the determination to succeed, we will help you to acquire the industry knowledge and the fitness levels necessary to enter the public services sector.

It is estimated that there are currently over 154,000 fully trained personnel working in the armed forces1

With input from our expert team of lecturers, you will develop your communication, leadership and teamworking skills and gain in-depth understanding of our legal systems and how legislation is applied to global situations.

There are over 200 roles in the British Army2 and over 50 roles available in the Royal Air Force3

This is a diverse sector and you will broaden your understanding of areas such as youth offending and rehabilitation, forensic psychology and international terrorism. You will also research and gain a deeper understanding about current issues which impact on public services such as changes to government policy, defence cuts and changes in social behaviour.

OUR COURSES • Pearson Level 5 Higher National Diploma in Public Services (General)

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We are here to equip you for the workplace and your modules are tailored with your future in mind. You will develop essential experience and build employability skills with trips and residential courses while talks and demonstrations from visiting professionals - including custom and excise officers, police dog handlers and prison officers - will keep you thoroughly informed about your options for career progression. You will gain unique insight into the work of the public services with live research projects and through our links with the Army, the Royal Navy, Cheshire Police and Cheshire Fire and Rescue.

WHERE COULD YOUR DEGREE TAKE YOU?

Many of our graduates progress into the Police, the Royal Navy, the Royal Air Force, the Royal Marines and follow careers in the prison service.

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"From a police perspective, delivering presentations at Reaseheath is an incredibly valuable opportunity to engage with young people, helping install positive messages and enabling them to make healthy life decisions." PC Martin Shore Youth Engagement Officer, Cheshire Police

Some of the careers in this sector include: • Armed services • HM Customs • Police • Fire and rescue • Prison service • Forensic scientist • Criminologist


UNDERGRADUATE PROSPECTUS 2020

WHERE WILL YOU BE STUDYING?

Our campus offers a range of first-class facilities including our £6million Sports Science and Performance Academy and dedicated Higher Education Centre. Our expert staff will provide tailor-made fitness training in our high specification gym to help you prepare for the entry fitness tests which are common in the public services sector.

MY DEGREE "I’m interested in mental health and I want to be a prison officer after I graduate. I may move on eventually into teaching but for now I’m keen to do a job which is making a difference in the community. This degree is really interesting and so diverse. I think it opens a lot of opportunities for the future. I enjoy it because it’s not all report based, for instance we’ve just been designing anti-drug posters. We’ve had riot training and substance misuse lectures with the police and we’ve also done psychometric testing with the Royal Navy."

Jess Wheatley Level 5 Higher National Diploma in Public Services

Other facilities include a climbing wall, a high and low ropes course and even a college lake. You will develop your leadership skills and personal resilience during challenges and adventurous activities such as canoeing, kayaking and rock climbing both on campus and further afield. You will be in easy reach of the best outdoor environments the UK has to offer with Cannock Chase, the Lake District, the Peak District and North Wales being in close proximity.

YOUR UNIVERSITY CENTRE REASEHEATH EXPERIENCE

You’ll gain positive advice from visiting representatives of local emergency services, allowing you to make good decisions on your future career and life journey You’ll be encouraged to follow a personal fitness training programme to prepare for future entry into the public services You’ll enjoy memorable visits to specialised facilities where you’ll gain hands-on experience alongside trainers from our local fire and rescue and police forces. You’ll also develop skills and professional expertise through tours of relevant attractions such as Safety Central, Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service’s interactive education centre.

Watch Jess's story: ucreaseheath.ac.uk/success UCR 117


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BTEC Level 5 Higher National Diploma in Public Services Course overview This BTEC Higher National Diploma will develop you as a professional, self-reflecting individual who will be able to meet the demands of employers in the public services sector and adapt to a constantly changing world. You will develop your skills and knowledge in a range of public services such as local government, civil service, public administration, the armed forces, police force, fire and rescue services, ambulance, prison service and the charity and voluntary sector.

At a glance Apply directly to University Centre Reaseheath Length 2 years, full-time 3 days a week Entry requirements 64 UCAS points A Levels or other Level 3 qualification (minimum 2 years in length) in relevant subject Access to HE Diploma M  ature students (21+) will be considered on an individual basis

Academic delivery will be supported and enhanced by extensive links with a range of employers from the public service sector.

What will I study? •• •• •• •• •• •• •• •• •• •• •• •• •• ••

Organisational Structure and Culture Mental Health and Wellbeing Equality, Diversity and Fair Treatment Public Services in Contemporary Society Law and Legal Systems* Crime and Substance Misuse* Personal Protection in the Civil Protection Agencies* Research Project Reflective Professional Practice Serious and Organised Crime* Theories of Crime* Cyber Security* Youth Offending* Applied Forensic Psychology*

Awarded by Pearson

*subject to change UCR 118 | UCREASEHEATH.AC.UK


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SPORT Whether your future lies in sports coaching, performance management or in health and fitness, our degree courses will give you the winning edge.

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The UK sport and leisure industry is rapidly expanding, whether we are watching it, playing it or simply talking about it – sport is an integral part of our culture and heritage. Learning in our £6million Sports Science and Performance Academy with state-of-the-art facilities, you will build the scientific knowledge and practical skills you need to reach your career goals. You’ll gain essential experience through work-based learning, visits and study tours and we will support you in finding a relevant work placement to enhance your future development through our network of industry links.

FAST FACTS You will complete VO2 Max testing, blood lactate analysis, performance screening, functional movement testing and functional threshold power analysis using our facilities and equipment It is estimated that the sports industry creates over 400,000 full-time equivalent jobs – that equates to 2.3% of all jobs in England!1

Our expert staff are all active in the sports industry and they will keep you up to date with what’s trending in the world of health and fitness and the latest advances in coaching and technology. Some are continuing to extend their professional expertise through focused research.

OUR COURSES

• FdSc Sports Coaching • FdSc Fitness and Health*

*Subject to validation

Source: sportengland.org

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We pride ourselves in producing skilled graduates who are career ready and our team of expert staff bring to the table diverse industry experience in coaching (to national level), personal training, sports therapy and football management. Our specialist facilities and resources attract elite athletes and you will be working alongside players from Crewe Alexandra Football Club and the England Amputee Football Association while national level cyclists and triathletes train with us. You will stay ahead of the game with opportunities to complete additional coaching qualifications and gain valuable work experience through placements with leading sports clubs and key professionals.

"Our elite team players look forward to their regular weekend training sessions at Reaseheath. The standard of the facilities and equipment is first class and enables them to prepare fully for their international fixtures, whether they be an international friendly or World Cup." Owen Coyle Junior Head Coach, The England Amputee Football Association

WHERE COULD YOUR DEGREE TAKE YOU?

The sports industry offers many exciting careers to graduates who have the transferable skills and experience that employers rate so highly. Whether your future lies as a coach or personal trainer, or you wish to work in nutrition or physiotherapy, we will help you to achieve your goals.

Sports coaching and performance careers: • Sports coach • Sports education in schools, colleges and universities • Sports development and participation officer • Gym instructor/personal trainer • Sports scientist • Nutritionist Fitness and health careers: • Fitness instructor • Personal trainer • Nutritionist • Management roles in the fitness industry

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WHERE WILL YOU BE STUDYING?

We’ve raised the bar with our Sports Science and Performance Academy to provide you with some of the very best facilities and resources in the country.

MY DEGREE "I’ve been involved in football since I was young, in both professional and non-league football and as a player and coach. My BA in Coaching and Sport Development and Masters Degree in Coaching Science allowed me to study the theoretical and practical elements of coaching. I’ve worked with Crewe Alexandra Football Club for over 15 years within the Community and Academy Departments, working with players from four yearolds to elite professionals. The communication, management and coaching skills I gained from my degrees allow me to improve every player. As a coach you gain the satisfaction of seeing players develop not only their technical and tactical skills but also socially and psychologically. Every age group and session are different so the skills I developed through studying enable me to deal with these appropriately and to make a positive impact on my players’ development. Our new degree delivers transferable skills which apply to a variety of sports and career roles. We have outstanding facilities which most universities can only dream of, and we’re looking forward to developing our HE sport provision."

Callum Carey Reaseheath Sports Performance Lecturer and UEFA B Coach BA (Hons)

Watch Callum's story: ucreaseheath.ac.uk/success

We have a new fully functioning and up to date laboratory containing top-of-the-range equipment for physiological and strength testing across a range of sports. As an undergraduate you’ll have the privilege of using this equipment to apply the methodology you have learnt in the classroom. You could be carrying out physiological testing using our lab based online gas analysis systems, high speed treadmill, wattbike cycle ergometer or altitude chamber, or working on our full squat rack and Olympic lifting platform, force platforms and GymAware rotary encoder power analyser to conduct strength and power testing. Our sports hub contains a four-court sports hall used for 5-a-side football, badminton, tennis, netball and basketball. Other top-class facilities include an international standard 3G rugby pitch, a Multi-Use Games Area (MUGA) and training gym and fitness studio. Elite and amateur athletes use our fitness facilities and you’ll have the opportunity to profile, test and provide feedback to these ‘real life’ clients.

YOUR UNIVERSITY CENTRE REASEHEATH EXPERIENCE

You’ll have the opportunity to experience sport in the sunshine at Club La Santa in Lanzarote, an active holiday resort offering a range of sports plus wellness, health and social activities. You’ll be introduced to the football industry and the range of careers it offers during a visit to St Georges Park, the National Centre for Football. Thanks to our close partnership with The England Amputee Football Association, you’ll also have the unique opportunity to shadow their experienced coaches and medical staff at University Centre Reaseheath. UCR 123


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FdSc Sports Coaching Course overview This flexible course is ideal for the aspiring sports coach and those who are looking to strengthen their industry experience. Modules will equip you with the professional skills to work as an effective coach and introduce you to the underpinning principles of teaching to help inform your coaching practice.

What will I study?

At a glance Apply via UCAS to University Centre Reaseheath Course code: S36C Length of course 2 years full-time Entry requirements 72 UCAS points:

Level 4 •• Psychology for Sport and Exercise •• Introduction to Events Management* •• Practical Sports Coaching Skills •• Anatomy and Physiology* •• Professional Development for Sports Coaches* •• Academic Preparation and Development •• The Sports Experience Level 5 •• Research Skills for Sport and Physical Activity •• Sport Policy and Agencies •• Pedagogy for Sports Coaches •• Applied Physiology: Growth, Development and Training in Young People* •• Positive Communication and Counselling Skills •• Learning at Work II* •• Event Planning, Management and Evaluation*

A Levels or other Level 3 qualification (minimum 2 years in length) in relevant subject Access to HE Diploma All applications will be considered on an individual basis

Awarded by the University of Chester *optional modules

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FdSc Fitness and Health* Course overview This foundation degree is ideal for those seeking employment as an advanced fitness instructor, personal trainer or within a management role in the fitness, leisure and health sectors. You will develop your knowledge of fitness training and exercise, the relationships between diet, health and exercise and public health implications and policies. Through practical work placements you will gain the skills required to create tailored training sessions and programmes and effectively communicate these to clients.

What will I study? Level 4 •• Psychology for Sport and Exercise •• Introduction to Sport in Society •• Anatomy and Physiology for Sport •• Learning at Work I •• Health and Fitness: Assessment and Monitoring •• The Fitness Industry: Health Perspectives Level 5 •• Research Skills for Sport and Physical Activity •• Positive Communication and Counselling Skills •• Applied Physiology: Growth, Development and Training in Young People •• Learning at Work II •• Working With Different Populations •• Physical Activity: Interventions and Measurement

At a glance Apply via UCAS to University Centre Reaseheath

Length of course 2 years full-time Entry requirements 72 UCAS points: A Levels or other Level 3 qualification (minimum 2 years in length) in relevant subject Access to HE Diploma All applications will be considered on an individual basis

Awarded by the University of Chester *subject to validation

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TEACHER TRAINING Could you encourage others to overcome learning barriers and reach their full potential by sharing your knowledge? If a career in teaching is your vocation, our courses will give you the skills to inspire.

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Our part-time teacher training courses are ideal for career changers or for those new to teaching. If you wish to seek employment within further education, adult education or in vocational settings then our courses provide the perfect springboard to a rewarding career.

FAST FACTS 95% of newly qualified teachers (NQTs) are employed in a teaching role within six months of completing their training1

With a wealth of industry knowledge and expertise, our teaching staff will provide you with the opportunity to develop your skills to fulfil the Professional Standards for FE Teachers to the highest level. Teaching practices and placements will help you to develop those essential employability skills through first-hand experience in the workplace. We pride ourselves on our supportive learning environment. With unique support available, you will be given the opportunity to progress your English and maths skills through a GCSE or functional skills route at Grade 4 or equivalent.

OUR COURSES • Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training • Level 5 Certificate of Education in the Learning Skills Sector

Source: getintoteaching.educational.gov.uk

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Our expert teaching staff will help you to gain relevant experience in a range of environments so that you become a reflective, self-analytical, self-evaluative practitioner. Your modules will blend theory and practical elements with on-the-job experience to give you the industry specific skills required by employers. You can carry out onsite work placements in related fields* and you will be encouraged to peer observe on campus, in schools and in other vocational settings.

"The training provided on our courses makes all the difference. New teachers develop the skills and confidence required to successfully work with large and diverse groups of students." Kirsty Willan

Curriculum Area Manager for Animal Management

WHERE COULD YOUR DEGREE TAKE YOU?

Careers in teaching are varied and rewarding. The sector offers high rates of employment, good progression opportunities and there are added benefits such as competitive salaries, pension schemes, a generous holiday allowance and financial support for trainee teachers. Our teacher training courses provide the perfect pathway to further study at degree or at Master’s level and into employment.

Here are just some of the careers available in this sector: • Tutor assessor • Internal quality assurance • Tutoring in maths or English • Lecturing or course managing in your chosen field • Teacher in FE, adult and community education • Practical instructor

You could choose to teach in further education, adult education and in vocational settings such as the prison system, or you could work for a training provider for apprenticeships and industry-based programmes.

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MY DIPLOMA

"I loved my time as a student at Reaseheath and now it’s time to pass on my skills and experience. Completing my initial teacher training and working closely with my subject mentor have been instrumental in me becoming an outstanding practitioner at the college."

Lucy Cosgriff Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training

WHERE WILL YOU BE STUDYING?

Over recent years we have invested over ÂŁ80million across campus on new builds, cutting-edge technology and our student accommodation. Our unique campus and top-class facilities are well suited - but not exclusive - to those wishing to teach in land-based or STEM friendly environments.

YOUR UNIVERSITY CENTRE REASEHEATH EXPERIENCE

Located in 330-hectares, our campus boasts top-class teaching facilities in a beautiful rural setting. Studying in a friendly, supportive, mature learning environment with like-minded others, you will develop the skills and the confidence needed to teach. Your course is carefully designed to be industry relevant and career focused. You can make your CV stand out from the crowd and further enhance your employability by working towards the additional qualifications* on offer.

MY DIPLOMA "Combining initial teacher training with my previous engineering experience has played a crucial role in me developing strategies to enhance apprentice performance back in industry and to progress my own career into educational management."

Simon Keen

We provide outstanding levels of student support both academically and in our approach to pastoral care. A dedicated team of professionals are on hand to offer you advice on wellbeing issues and financial matters and our careers service provides information and guidance for the road ahead. Make the most of your university experience with the full range of facilities available such as our library and resources centre and our state-of-the-art sports hub with a four-court sports hall, training gym and fitness studios.

Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training

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Level 5 Certificate of Education in the Learning Skills Sector Course overview This higher level course is ideal for those new to teaching or seeking employment within a further or adult education setting. Through a range of teaching methods, including interactive lectures, workshops, visiting speakers, group work and online activities, you will develop your knowledge and understanding of teaching within further and adult education. You will be required to undertake a minimum of 100 independent teaching hours, gaining practical experience teaching learners at different levels, supported by a subject mentor. To support your development you will also complete four observations each academic year which will assess all aspects of lesson planning, delivery and assessment.

At a glance

What will I study?

Length of course 2 years, part-time Evening and day classes available

Level 4 •• Introduction to Education and Training in the Learning and Skills Sector •• Theories, Principles and Models in Education and Training in the Learning and Skills Sector •• Developing Teaching, Learning and Assessment in Education and Training in the Learning and Skills Sector Level 5 •• The Teacher as a Professional •• The Teacher as a Creative Specialist •• The Teacher as an Investigator

Apply directly to University Centre Reaseheath

Entry requirements Must hold a minimum Level 3 qualification in the subject that you intend to teach Hold or willing to work towards GCSE Maths and English at grade 4 or above (or equivalent). Teaching practice placement required in FE/Adult Education (minimum 100 hours) confirmed prior to start of course Gain an enhanced DBS Disclosure (prior to starting the course) Following successful completion, eligible to apply for QTLS Awarded by the University of Chester

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ACCESS TO HIGHER EDUCATION Do you have a thirst for knowledge and the motivation to succeed? If a lack of relevant qualifications is holding you back, we can support you on your academic journey.

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We understand that taking steps towards higher education can be daunting – especially if you’ve had a break from learning or your past experiences have been unfulfilling. Our flexible Access to Higher Education Diploma is designed for adult learners who wish to return to the classroom or to change their career path but need further academic credit before they can progress to study at degree level. You will be supported by our dedicated team of staff. Working together, we’ll make sure you are degree ready by offering academic support and developing your study skills, IT skills and self-confidence.

FAST FACTS If you are under 24 and do not hold a Level 3 qualification, our Access to Higher Education Diploma is FREE of charge Advanced Learner Loans are available for those learners who are over 19 and hold a Level 3 qualification 90% of Higher Education leavers with an Access to Higher Education Diploma were in employment or further study 6 months after completing their course1

Your future starts here!

OUR COURSES • Access to Higher Education (Land-Based) Diploma • Access to Higher Education Animal Science Pathway*

*proposed course for 2020

Source: accesstohe.ac.uk

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Combining your studies with other work or life commitments can be a struggle and helping you to achieve your learning goals is our priority. We offer outstanding levels of student support (Outstanding, Ofsted Care Standards 2017), while smaller seminar groups mean you will get plenty of encouragement from your tutors within a mature learning environment. Our flexible approach means that you can tailor your course to meet your interests with a choice of landbased modules being available.

"Access to Higher Education courses are carefully designed with your future in mind. We provide a well balanced approach to learning which allows you to develop the study skills and the confidence needed to progress to higher level study." Louise Glenn

Access to Higher Education Advanced Practitioner

WHERE COULD YOUR DIPLOMA TAKE YOU?

Our Access to Higher Education Diplomas will prepare you for study at university level and this well-respected qualification is recognised by many institutions as an alternative to A Levels. Working in close partnership with the University of Chester, we make sure that you are ready to progress on to a wide range of degree programmes - either at University Centre Reaseheath or further afield. If you successfully complete a degree following on from your Access to Higher Education Diploma, and you have taken out an Advanced Learning Loan with Student Finance England, your loan will be non-repayable. UCR 134 | UCREASEHEATH.AC.UK

Here are just some of the degree routes you may choose follow: • Agriculture • Animal behaviour and welfare • Events management • Food technology • Landscape architecture • Veterinary nursing • Zoo management


UNDERGRADUATE PROSPECTUS 2020

WHERE WILL YOU BE STUDYING?

As an Access to Higher Education student, a full range of facilities will be available to you across our extensive campus. Over recent years we have invested over £80million across campus on new builds and cutting-edge technology. Depending on the modules you choose you could find yourself working in facilities such as our licensed zoo or commercial farm.

MY DEGREE "I began working in the hospitality industry but then decided to make a complete career change and follow my interest in the outdoor environment. I’d been out of education for a while so I joined Reaseheath’s Access to HE course, which gave me a chance to prepare for study and consider my options. I went on to gain a BSc in Landscape Management at Reaseheath, followed by a Master of Landscape Architecture at Manchester Metropolitan University. I now have the opportunity to improve and green up our urban environment through my knowledge of horticultural design and sustainable development. I owe a big debt of gratitude to University Centre Reaseheath. My time there helped me to decide where I wanted to go."

Adam Taylor BSc (Hons) Landscape Management (First class) 2018, Access to Higher Education Diploma 2015 Next step: Masters in Landscape Architecture

You will also have access to our Higher Education Centre with its open-access IT suites, classrooms, a dual-screen lecture theatre, tutorial rooms, study rooms and social area with café.

YOUR UNIVERSITY CENTRE REASEHEATH EXPERIENCE

We are here to support you throughout your learning journey. Our team of expert staff are always available to offer any academic support you require and you’ll have access to regular one-toone sessions with your course manager and other staff from across college. If your IT skills could do with a reboot, we provide training in dedicated IT suites for all our Access to Higher Education students. Here you will upgrade your IT knowledge and learn how to apply it practically to help you in academic career and beyond. Alongside your studies, we like you to make the most of your ‘Reaseheath Experience’. Our Student Association organises a varied programme of activities and there are many student societies on offer.

Watch Adam's story: ucreaseheath.ac.uk/success

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ENTRY REQUIREMENTS All of our courses have their own entry requirements. For more information, full entry requirements can be found on the course page listings both in our prospectus and on our website ucreaseheath.ac.uk Part-time courses For all part-time courses, A Levels or a Level 3 subject in a relevant discipline is required. However, in some circumstances, relevant work experience will be taken into consideration and applicants will be considered on an individual basis. We consider each application on its merits. We may be flexible in our normal offer if you can show a commitment to succeed and can demonstrate the relevant skills and experience, for example, through employment, voluntary work or private study.

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UCAS tariff system We use the UCAS tariff system for our full-time entry requirements. The number of UCAS points you need to join a particular course listed on our course pages, both in the prospectus and on our website. These points can be gained in a number of ways, which are detailed in the table opposite. Find out more about tariffs on the UCAS website ucas.com For example, if the course you are looking at carries a UCAS tariff of 96, you can apply for this course if you are expected to achieve (or have already achieved) a minimum of three A Levels at grades CCC, an Extended Diploma or an Advanced Technical Extended Diploma 1080 at MMM, Diploma or an Advanced Technical Extended Diploma 720 at DD.


DMM

MMM

MMP

MPP

PPP MP MM

PP M

PP P E

D*D*

DM

MM DM

MP C

D

E

Tariff Points

GCE AS Level and AS AVCE

GCE A Level and AVCE

Subsidiary Diploma (Advanced Technical Extended Diploma 450)

90-Credit Diploma (Advanced Technical Extended Diploma 540)

Diploma (Advanced Technical Extended Diploma 720)

Extended Diploma (Advanced Technical Extended Diploma 1080)

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D*D*D* 168

D*D*D 160

D*DD 152

DDD 144

DDM 128

D*D* 112

D*D 104

DD 96 84

80

D*D 78

DD 72

64

60

D* A* 56

D A 48

B 40 36

32

28

24

A 20

B 16

C 12

D 10

8

6

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HOW TO APPLY MARCH - SEPTEMBER 2019

MARCH OR JUNE 2019

Attend UCAS fairs, order prospectuses and visit institutions websites to research the options available to you.

Visit the campus at one of our Open Days (see page 4). Meet academic staff and current students and find out about the wide range of courses we offer. Register at: ucreaseheath.ac.uk/visit or call 01270 613284

AUGUST - DECEMBER 2019 Complete your UCAS application and personal statement. Applications for full-time degrees and foundation degrees are made through UCAS. ucas.com Applications for all other full-time courses such as Access to HE should be made directly to University Centre Reaseheath via our online application form.

SEPTEMBER 2019 UCAS opens for applications: ucas.com Once you have applied through UCAS, your details will be sent from UCAS to us. If your application is successful you will receive either a conditional or an unconditional offer from us. You will then be invited to attend an Offer Holder Day where you have the opportunity to view the campus, facilities and speak to staff.

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

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15TH JANUARY 2020 UCAS application deadline to guarantee that your application will be considered.

FEBRUARY 2020 UCAS Extra opens. Applications will only be considered if we still have vacancies for the course you have selected.

MAY 2020 Good luck with your exams!

JULY 2020 UCAS Extra closes.

OFFER HOLDER DAYS

Offer Holder Days are post-application events for applicants who have received an offer for a place on one of our undergraduate courses. If you are holding an offer from us, we will invite you to University Centre Reaseheath to attend one of these days sometime after January.

APPLYING FOR A PART-TIME COURSE

Applications for part-time higher education courses should be made directly to University Centre Reaseheath, visit our website to apply. When you have chosen your course, complete the online application form. Visit: applicationform.reaseheath.ac.uk

AUGUST 2020 A Level results day.

SEPTEMBER 2020

Welcome to University Centre Reaseheath!

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

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

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

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

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

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

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion University Centre Reaseheath believes in equality of opportunity for all its students and is committed to promoting equality of opportunity in all its activities. We will do our best to ensure that you are able to achieve your full potential and work towards realising your personal goals irrespective of your age, colour, creed, ethnic origin, gender, marital status, disabilities and impairments, nationality, race, sexual orientation or religious belief. UCR 143

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