Reaseheath College Undergraduate prospectus 2017

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Welcome

Students are at the heart of all we do at Reaseheath College. The Faculty of Higher Education is a place where academic excellence and student satisfaction go hand in hand to provide a unique higher education experience for our students. Our portfolio of programmes are designed with employers and the industries that we serve, to ensure that our graduates lead the way in the job market. Nearly 90% of our graduates are in related careers witihin six months of leaving Reaseheath thanks to our world class specialist facilities and hands on training that supports academic learning. In recent years the college has seen over £50 million worth of investment in cutting edge teaching facilities and student resources, such as on-site accommodation with more planned over the coming years.

The 'Reaseheath Experience' is something many of our graduates tell us was the most enjoyable time of their lives

In May 2014, the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA), reviewed the quality of the higher education at Reaseheath and commended the quality of student learning opportunities, the enhancement of students learning opportunities. They found no areas for improvement but identified many areas of good practice. The ‘Reaseheath Experience’ is something many of our graduates tell us was the most enjoyable time of their lives. We want our students to succeed in their chosen careers and we recognise that high performers learn through experience as well as through formal learning. I look forward to welcoming you to Reaseheath soon. Rachel Ellis-Jones Dean of Higher Education

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Reaseheath College

Reaseheath College’s higher education students receive an excellent experience, the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) for Higher Education has confirmed. They particularly commended the quality and enhancement of student learning opportunities, finding that in those two areas the college exceeded expectations. Other areas of good practice highlighted in their review included: • Our strong links with employers helping to ensure that all students can access quality and relevant work experience – it’s incorporated in all of our programmes • Our approach to supporting our students in their academic, personal and professional development so that they reach their full potential • The way our teams work together to provide comprehensive support for our students • The full involvement of student course representatives to enhance our students’ learning experience

Read the full review on our website reaseheath.ac.uk/qaareview

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The Local Area

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Life on campus

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Student Support

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Student finance

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Accommodation

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Your Learning Experience

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Additional qualifications

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Where could your degree take you? our courses 22

Entry Requirements

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PostGraduate Study

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International Students

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Our Courses

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Access to Higher Education and Year 0 Adventure Sports and Sport Agriculture 29 Animal Science 33 Business and Events

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s n o s 5 rea y h w a e s o o h c should you e e r g e d h t Reasehea You could be

top of the class

Last year 1 out of 5 Reaseheath students achieved a degree with first class honours or distinction

“Reaseheath’s Higher Education programmes are outstanding and the quality and enhancement of student learning opportunities have exceeded UK expectations” Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) for Higher Education Review 2014

Our degree programmes are among the

best in the country

“Your degree puts you ahead of the game” Dame Sarah Storey, guest speaker, graduation 2015

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You gave our

courses

FULL MARKS!

Overall student satisfaction for our Higher Education courses is at 83% above the sector benchmark National Student Survey 2015

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90% who completed their qualification were in related employment within six months Destination of Leavers in Higher Education (DLHE) Survey 2013-14

96% of our students say that staff are enthusiastic about what they teach Internal Student Survey 2015

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s u p m ca Our beautiful campus is set amongst 330 hectares of farm, zoo parklands and woodlands and even has its own lake, perfect for relaxing with friends on a sunny day.

The Faculty of Higher Education is the main base for degree students on campus. This dedicated building has open-access IT suites, classrooms, a dual screen lecture theatre, tutorial rooms, quiet study area and a social area with café.

National Centre for Horticulture, the Environment and Sustainable Technology Opened in October 2015, this state-of-the-art technical facility is used for food crop trials and specialist research activities. Reaseheath Food Centre The centre boasts one of the best food processing halls in europe. It is internationally renowned in the food and drink sector and is the only one of its kind to achieve Grade A BRC7 standard. It’s also the chosen training provider to the Eden International Dairy Academy and is the National Skills Academy for Food and Drink Centre of Excellence for Dairy. The Farm As a regional centre for agricultural education, our college farm has world class facilities. The working farm has a top of the range rapid exit milking parlour and anaerobic digester. It’s also home to Reaseheath Pedigree High Yielding Holsteins and Youngstock.

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t years we Over recen ted over have inves across £50 million new campus on ing edge builds, cutt and world technology ies. class facilit Animal Management Training Centre Our specialist teaching centre includes an on-site zoo which houses over 1,000 animals, an aquatics and exotics centre, mammal house, laboratories and training facilities. Reaseheath Equestrian Centre With both indoor and outdoor riding arenas our Equestrian Centre caters for equine sports performance and rehabilitation with facilities including a round pen, solarium, equissage and magnotherapy equipment as well as full laboratory facilities.

Did you know? Investmen t is set to c ontinue wit further £30 ha million spe nd planned campus ov for the er the next fou includes th e developm r years, this ent of a mu pound agri lti-million -technolog y centre, fu investmen rther t into our s ports facilit a new halls ies and of residenc e. Free Wifi connection across the campus Gym with state-ofthe-art equipment and sports science laboratory Sports pitches and sports hall with indoor climbing wall College lake on-site bar and social areas 5 catering outlets including a café in the Higher Education Centre College shop Library and Learning Resource Centre

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a e r A l a c o L e Th Reaseheath is set in a stunning rural location in Nantwich, in the heart of Cheshire.

A medieval market town with a contemporary edge, Nantwich is an attractive town with numerous shops, cafÊs and restaurants. It is great for a night out with plenty of pubs and nightclubs hosting weekly student nights. There are some great places to visit nearby including Chester Zoo, Oulton Park race circuit, Go Ape at Delamere Forest and Alton Towers. Transport links for Nantwich are excellent with the nearby M6 motorway, Crewe railway station and a bus and train station in Nantwich. Liverpool John Lennon Airport, Liverpool Ferry Port and Manchester Airport are approximately an hour’s journey from the campus.

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The nearby cities of Chester, Liverpool and Manchester all offer great days and fun nights out. Spend a day in Chester at the races, hire a rowing boat on the River Dee or walk the famous City Walls. Liverpool is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with more listed buildings, museums and galleries than any city outside of London. Also renowned for its football and music, Manchester offers something for every taste, from live music and sports, theatres and art to shopping. There’s loads to see and do in the great outdoors and our location provides excellent opportunities for a wide variety of outdoor pursuits. For real adventure and beautiful scenery, North Wales, the Peak District and Lake District are all within easy travelling distance with plenty of opportunities for walkers, mountain bikers, horse riders, watersports enthusiasts and rock climbers.

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Reaseheath Student Association – led by students, for students

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Starting life away from home is an exciting adventure where you will meet new friends, seize new opportunities and learn new things. Reaseheath offers a great social environment with lots of activities on offer for you to get involved in… Reaseheath Student Association Representing all students, the Student Association acts as the ‘Student Voice’ from both an academic and enrichment perspective, ensuring that you have a positive and enjoyable experience whilst at college.


RAG fundraising Each academic year our students select a charity to raise funds for through socials, raft races, helping at community events, and much, much more! Social events The Student Association organises a lively programme of social events throughout the year including live entertainment, cinema and theatre trips, ten-pin bowling, karting and more! Sports Whatever your sporting interests you’ll 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 top specification Technogym cardiovascular and resistance machines, an Olympic lifting platform and weights area. Clubs and Societies We have lots of clubs, societies and forums that you can join such as a Dive Club and Conservation Society, and you could always form your own!

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We have a team of dedicated professionals on hand to offer you support when and if you need it during your time with us.

Student Services Our Student Services team are always around to help and support students with such things as: • Accommodation and transport • Financial support • Medical and personal support • Social and sporting activities • Student Welfare Our Student Welfare team offer a confidential service to students who may be suffering with homesickness, difficulties with coursework, financial problems, health or family issues. Our counselling service provides on-going support with specific problems and our Chaplain can offer additional support and pastoral care to students of all faiths or of no faith.

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Higher Education Support Our specialist Higher Education Support Team (HEST) based in the Faculty of Higher Education, offer advice for students with a range of disabilities including learning difficulties such as dyslexia, dyspraxia, ADHD, ASD, health conditions and mental health needs. HEST has a team of experienced mentors and specialist tutors for one to ones and mentoring sessions. The team can also provide confidential advice and guidance in order to apply for the Disabled Students Allowance (DSA). As an Approved Assessment Centre for Disabled Student Allowance (DSA) we can assess any student wishing to attend a higher education institution anywhere in the country. If you would like to discuss your needs, please call 01270 613288, email hest@reaseheath.ac.uk or visit reaseheath.ac.uk/hest Library and Learning Resources The library is well stocked with a wide variety of books, eBooks, magazines and journals and there is electronic access on and offsite to a significant collection of e-resources to support you in your studies. The library is open weekdays through to early evenings and at the weekend. Students studying on courses validated by the University of Chester also have access to library facilities at the Chester campus.


Reaseheath Careers Service Our careers service provides information, advice and guidance to all students, helping to give them a head start in the graduate job market. Our careers advisors are on hand to support you with anything from writing your CV or job application form to searching for jobs or advising on any complex career problems you might have. We also offer continued support to our graduates.

We are one of the b est college s in the country for student support Outstanding , Ofsted Car e Standards 2013

Equality and Diversity Reaseheath College 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.

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Student

Finance

Tuition fees Tuition fees are charged for each academic year of a course and are set by the college annually. Visit our website for the latest information on tuition fees: reaseheath.ac.uk/finance-for-he Available funding 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 bursaries and scholarships, may be available to eligible students depending on individual circumstances and is non-repayable. Additional help is also available for students who are leaving care, are in financial hardship, have children or adult dependants, or have a disability. Funding includes the Childcare Grant, Parents’ Learning Allowance, Adult Dependants’ Grant and the Disabled Students’ Allowance. For more information visit: gov.uk/apply-for-student-finance Reaseheath have several means-tested bursary schemes available to help provide additional financial support to those who need it. The Deal at Reaseheath – available for students with a household income of £25,000 or under, The Deal is a £100 package allocated for course materials. The Reaseheath Bursary – available to students who maintain an average attendance of over 90%, The Reaseheath Bursary is paid in two instalments of £450 in January and May. ASPIRE – any Level 3 Reaseheath College students who progress onto a full-time Harper Adams University validated programme will receive a £1,000 bursary in their first academic year if they meet relevant criteria.

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The Reaseheath Trust – this emergency hardship fund is available to eligible students on Harper Adams University validated programmes.

Study Tour Support Fund – designed to support students who may struggle to meet the costs of study tours, this bursary is subject to eligibility criteria. To find out more about each of these funds visit: reaseheath.ac.uk/thedeal Loans All eligible full and part-time students may apply for a tuition fee loan to cover their tuition fees. This loan is not means-tested; it can be taken out to cover the full cost of your fees from Student Finance England, Student Finance Wales, SAAS (Scotland) or Student Finance Northern Ireland, and they will pay the fees directly to us on your behalf. You can also apply for a means-tested maintenance loan to help towards your living costs whilst you study with us. You can receive up to £8,200 in support each year. You only start paying your loan back once you have finished studying and are earning over £21,000 per year. Further information is available at: slc.co.uk If you are from the Irish Republic or the rest of the EU and studying in England, you will pay the same tuition fees as UK students. EU students can apply for a loan to cover the cost of tuition fees. For more information visit: gov.uk International students and students from the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man are subject to different funding arrangements to mainland UK students. For information on support available to you for tuition fees and living costs you should check your Government’s education website.


Accommodation For some 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. Our halls of residence are all based on campus and offer single en-suite bedrooms with a work station and WiFi, 24-hour security including a Safeguarding Officer and CCTV. There is a choice of either catering or self-catering facilities. The catered option includes breakfast, lunch and evening meals, which are served daily in our restaurant. For those who opt for selfcatering each hall has a self-catering kitchen area designated to a number of students. Other dining outlets include Feast

cafĂŠ and the HE cafĂŠ, with the College Shop selling various snacks and meal deals. Applications for accommodation are sent out in student joining packs in June to those holding a firm offer. Room allocations are confirmed mid-August. All full-time Higher Education students can apply for residential accommodation. 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 who require specialist facilities, there are a limited number of residential places available. Rooms are allocated on assessment of disability 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: reaseheath.ac.uk/accommodationhe

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Reaseheath offers a supportive learning environment with a focus on vocational provision. Our courses ensure that graduates leave with the knowledge, skills and qualifications that employers are looking for. We support our students with: • Small group teaching with high levels of individual support • Lecturers with extensive industry experience • High number of teaching hours with tutors • Specialist facilities • Opportunities for study tours overseas • Strong links with employers • Industry-relevant programmes that offer transferable skills • Additional qualifications to further enhance your career prospects Our degree programmes are validated by

University

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Additional qualifications 90% Our degree programmes provide you with the opportunity to study a range of secondary qualifications. These specific qualifications are taken alongside your course and provide an opportunity to gain industry recognised qualifications.

Additional qualifications are specific to each subject area and are listed on the course pages on our website. Where possible we aim to provide these as part of your programme of study but a subsidised cost may be charged for some. Employers often require industry specific qualifications in addition to a degree, so these practical qualifications can enhance career prospects and employability. They offer industry relevant skills and training that employers are looking for and offer graduates a leading position in a competitive jobs market.

of our graduates were successful in gaining employment in their chosen field within six months

Destination of Leav ers in Higher Education (DLHE) Survey 2013 -14

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Where could

your degree take you? Imogen Johnson graduated 2014 Food Industry with Management As a New Product Development Technician for food manufacturer Street Eats, Imogen is on the frontline of innovating on-the-go snacks and treats.

Kyle Allington graduated 2015 Dairy Technology Kyle’s been chosen by Arla to study an MSc in Food Science and Technology, specialising in dairy at Copenhagen University, to prepare him for a management role in the company.

Rachel Bowles graduated 2015 Animal Management (behaviour and Welfare) After graduation Rachel seized the opportunity to explore Africa and conducted research on the wild leopard population. She's since secured a trainee keeper role at Africa Alive safari.

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Philip Adams graduated 2013 Equine Science Returning to education after many years as an operations manager, Philip completed his degree whilst working on Reaseheath equine unit. Continuing in academia after graduating from Reaseheath, Philip’s now a lecturer in Veterinary Physiotherapy.


Robert Yardley FdSc in Agriculture Re-entering farming in his early 20s after experiencing several other industries, Robert joined Reaseheath to further his career prospects. So far Robert’s been put forward to represent the college at the Oxford Farming Conference (OFC), leading to him winning the OFC travel scholarship where he attended the Young DLG Conference at Agritechnica, Germany. Since returning from Germany, Robert’s taking every opportunity to learn more about agriculture in other EU countries and looks forward to seeing where his agriculture degree will take him next.

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Access to Higher Education Diploma At a glance Apply directly to Reaseheath 1 year 3 days per week 10am-3pm GCSE Maths or English at grade C or above (or equivalent) Awarded by Ascentis and OCN

Overview

Access courses are nationally recognised qualifications to help people gain knowledge and confidence to study for a degree. They are designed for those who do not hold relevant or formal academic qualifications for a degree, but who do have work and/or life experience. If you are a mature student or looking to change your career, these diplomas might be the way to unlock your future potential. Reaseheath College has the following Access to Higher Education Diplomas: • Agriculture, Food and Land Science - OCN • Engineering - Ascentis (subject to approval) • Health Sciences - Ascentis (subject to approval) Successful completion of these diplomas can lead on to further study at undergraduate level at Reaseheath in a variety of subject disciplines. Please visit reaseheath.ac.uk/access for more information relating to the Access to Higher Education Diplomas. reaseheath.ac.uk/study 23


Foundation Year 0 in Animal Sciences*

At a glance Apply directly to Reaseheath 1 year 48 UCAS points *This course is subject to validation

Overview

Foundation Year 0 programmes offer an additional preparation year, often referred to as a Foundation Year, that is added on to the start of a degree programme. The Foundation Year 0 in Animal Sciences programme aims to provide students with the opportunity to gain the skills and knowledge needed to progress on to the BSc Animal Science programmes at Reaseheath College. Please visit reaseheath.ac.uk/year0 for more information relating to this course including entry requirements and a full module list.

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Adventure Sports and Sport Now is the time to train as a sports professional with 8.9 million people currently active in the outdoors and the industry is continuing to grow*. Through a combination of academic learning, practical experience, residential field trips and optional National Governing Body Coaching Awards, our sport graduates leave fully equipped for a successful career in their chosen industry. *Sport England and the Outdoor Industries Association, 2015

Conor’s Story

Mountain biking enthusiast Conor initially joined Plas Dol y Moch Outdoor Education Centre on a trainee scheme and spent a year as a Centre Assistant. Making such a great impression he’s now a permanent member of their activity instructor team. "The management knowledge and practical experience I gained during my degree gave me the confidence to forge ahead in my career." Conor Forshaw, Instructor FdSc Adventure Sports Management, 2013

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Adventure Sports and Coaching* FdSc At a glance UCAS code: A1S6 2 years full-time 4 years part-time 56 UCAS points: A Levels or BTEC Level 3 qualification at Merit in relevant subject Access to HE Diploma Mature students (21+) will be considered on an individual basis Interest in adventurous activities *These programmes are being developed at time of print (Feb 2016). The awarding title and contents are subject to change. Please visit reaseheath.ac.uk/study for updates.

Overview

Do you have a love of the great outdoors and want to combine this with a passion for travel, adventure and teamwork? Our Foundation Degree in Adventure Sports and Coaching offers you the opportunity to develop a career in this exciting and diverse industry.

What will I study? y the opportunit to undertake a al range of Nation Governing Body Awards gives t you a significan n advantage whe ment entering employ e in the Adventur Sports Industry

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During your first year you will study modules in principles of adventure education, professional development for sports coaches, psychology for sport and exercise and practical sports coaching, whilst developing your practical adventure sports skills in canoeing, climbing, mountain biking, sailing and more. Modules covered in the second year include research skills for sport and physical activity, philosophy, positive communication and counselling skills, pedagogy for sports coaches and skills acquisition and development in adventure sports.


Sports Coaching* FdSc At a glance UCAS code: S36C 2 years full-time 4 years part-time 56 UCAS points: A Levels or BTEC Level 3 qualification at Merit in Sport (or related subject) Access to HE Diploma Mature students (21+) will be considered on an individual basis

Overview

This course is ideal for those aspiring to a career in sports coaching. You will develop practical and professional skills whilst gaining an understanding of the theory behind sports coaching.

What will I study?

First year modules may include psychology for sport and exercise, professional development for sports coaches and anatomy and physiology, with a focus on developing practical sports coaching skills, alongside opportunities to gain National Governing Body Coaching Awards. During your second year you will study modules including research skills for sport and physical activity, pedagogy for sports coaches and positive communication and counselling skills.

*These programmes are being developed at time of print (Feb 2016). The awarding title and contents are subject to change. Please visit reaseheath.ac.uk/study for updates.

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Agriculture As a regional centre for agricultural education, our agriculture courses impart a high level of scientific and industry management skills and knowledge within mixed and dairy production farming. A wide range of management skills and academic knowledge in farming, agricultural science and business practices are developed, ensuring graduates have the ability to utilise that knowledge in successful farm management, consultancy or allied businesses in the wider agricultural sector.

Owen’s Story Whilst still at college Owen was hand-picked for an impressive dairy herd manager position working on a 10,000 acre Australian dairy farm. “I wouldn’t have got this amazing opportunity without studying agriculture at Reaseheath. Coming to college has been the major factor in getting me to where I am now.” Owen Davies, Dairy Herd Manager Foundation Degree Agriculture, 2015

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Agriculture FdSc

with progression onto BSc (Hons) Top-Up in Agricultural Business, Development and Leadership

At a glance UCAS code: D494 Full-time: 2 years, 2 days per week, including work placement Part-time: 3 years, 1 day per week including work placement 56 UCAS points: A Levels preferably including Biology (or related subject) or BTEC Level 3 qualification at Merit in relevant subject Access to HE Diploma Mature students (21+) will be considered on an individual basis Validating institution: Harper Adams University

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Course overview

The Agriculture programme has been designed to give you an in-depth, scientific understanding of the latest industry techniques whilst developing your farm management and business skills.

What will I study?

This course focuses on mixed farming with first year modules in agricultural biology, crop production systems, farm animal nutrition, business and human resource management, land-based machinery technology, animal welfare and livestock production systems. Modules covered in the second year include agriculture and the environment, global markets and marketing, enterprise diversification, agronomy, farm animal health, finance planning and grassland and forage management. The final year is optional to gain a BSc (Hons) Agricultural Business, Development and Leadership (see page 32).


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

At a glance UCAS code: D490 Full-time: 2 years, 2 days per week, including work placement Part-time: 3 years, 1 day per week including work placement

Course overview

By combining scientific knowledge with practical and business management skills this specialist course will give you all of the skills needed to run a successful dairy business.

What will I study?

This course focuses on dairy production farming with first year modules covering agricultural biology, dairy production systems and enterprise diversification, farm animal nutrition, animal welfare and the built environment, business and human resource management, managing the milk supply and land-based machinery technology. Second year modules focus on dairy cow reproduction and breeding, global markets and marketing, farm animal health, finance and business planning, grassland and forage management, sustainable agriculture and young stock and transition cow management. The final year is optional to gain a BSc (Hons) Agricultural Business, Development and Leadership (see page 32).

56 UCAS points: A Levels preferably including Biology (or related subject) or BTEC Level 3 qualification at Merit in relevant subject Access to HE Diploma Mature students (21+) will be considered on an individual basis Validating institution: Harper Adams University

We hav e a nat ional reputa tion fo r delive ring qu ality trainin g with in the sp ecialis t field o f dairy herd manag ement

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Agricultural Business, Development and Leadership BSc (Hons) Top-Up At a glance UCAS code: D1N4 Full-time: 1 year, 2 days per week, Part-time: 2 years, 1 day per week Successful completion of an FdSc programme (or equivalent qualification) with a minimum final year mean grade of 60% Validating institution: Harper Adams University

Course overview

This Top-Up programme delivers a high level of technical and scientific knowledge whilst introducing you to new and innovative business management techniques.

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The focus of the Top-Up programme is on leadership and performance management, developments in agricultural science, innovations in precision agriculture, principles of lean management, sustainable intensification and includes an honours research project.


Animal Science Our animal science courses develop an excellent understanding of the wider animal world and industry through a unique combination of theory and practical teaching in our specialised facilities. We have an excellent reputation for producing graduates with relevant industry knowledge and work experience. Students benefit from optional international field courses to Peru and Botswana, work placements and working with our resident animals in our fully licensed zoo and animal training centre.

Katie’s Story Katie is pursuing her conservation dream after achieving a prestigious place training with the Field Guides Association of Southern Africa. “I left school at 17 and never thought I would go back into education. But with the support of lecturers at Reaseheath, I’ve gained the personal confidence and professional encouragement to develop skills I didn’t know I had.” Katie Adams, Trainee Field Guide BSc (Hons) Wildlife Conservation and Ecology, 2014

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Animal Management (Behaviour and Welfare) FdSc

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

At a glance UCAS code: D300 FdSc: 2 years full-time 3-4 years part-time Top-Up: 1 year full-time 2 years part-time 56 UCAS points: A Levels preferably to include Biology (or related subject) or BTEC Level 3 qualification at Merit in relevant subject Access to HE Diploma Mature students (21+) will be considered on an individual basis Validating institution: University of Chester

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Course overview

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

What will I study?

First year modules include biology and behavioural science, animal welfare issues and animal disease with an emphasis on practical husbandry and management. During your second year you can specialise in either domestic or exotic species management whilst studying modules in animal nutrition, behavioural ecology and research methods. You will also complete a work placement, either within the UK or overseas. In the Top-Up year, you will continue your studies via more specific pathways, advancing your academic expertise and professional skills in areas such as rehabilitation therapies, behavioural management and animal intelligence.


Zoo Management FdSc

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

At a glance UCAS code: D328 FdSc: 2 years full-time 3-4 years part-time Top-Up: 1 year full-time 2 years part-time 56 UCAS points: A Levels preferably to include Biology (or related subject) or BTEC Level 3 qualification at Merit in relevant subject

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?

First year modules will develop essential knowledge and skills in captive animal management, including animal biology, zoos and conservation, animal disease and husbandry and handling, with an emphasis on developing practical experience. In addition to a work placement, second year modules cover zoo animal welfare, captive breeding and record keeping, diet and feeding plans and training and behaviour and focus more on academic and research-informed study. During your Top-Up year you will choose specific pathways designed to advance your academic expertise and professional skills in wildlife conservation and zoo management.

Access to HE Diploma Mature students (21+) will be considered on an individual basis alidating institution: V University of Chester

Comple te an indepen dent piece o f scientif ic resear ch in a field that interes ts you in your final y ear

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Canine Behaviour and Training* FdSc with BSc (Top-Up) At a glance UCAS code: C06B 2 years full-time 4 years part-time 56 UCAS points: A Levels or BTEC Level 3 qualification at Merit in relevant subject Access to HE Diploma Mature students (21+) will be considered on an individual basis Practical experience working with dogs is preferential *Subject to validation by University of Chester

Course overview

Through a mix of theoretical study and practical experience this programme will thoroughly prepare you to professionally and ethically undertake a wide range of roles in the canine industry.

What will I study?

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First year modules explore the canine industry as a whole, developing your understanding of canine behaviour, anatomy and physiology and your knowledge of canine husbandry and welfare. You will also work on your practical training skills across a range of disciplines and activities. In your second year you will study behaviour modification techniques as well as the specialised roles of dogs and their sensory abilities. You will also develop your instructing and training skills to a high level of precision and reliability. There is also the option to complete a further year’s study and top-up to a BSc (Hons) degree*. *Please note the first intake for the BSc (Hons) will be 2018

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Animal Behaviour and Welfare BSc (Hons) At a glance UCAS code: D325 3 years full-time 112 UCAS points: A Levels, typical offer BBC including a grade C in a Science subject and a minimum of one A2 level subject (or equivalent)

Course overview

This course takes a scientific approach to the study and practice of animal behaviour and welfare, by combining specialist scientific knowledge with some practical experience.

What will I study?

During year 1 you will gain practical skills in animal husbandry and handling whilst increasing your scientific knowledge and understanding of animal behaviour and the fundamental areas of biology. Your second year of study will focus on enhancing the skills and knowledge developed during your first year in areas such as animal behaviour and welfare science and research methods. You will also undertake work-based or experiential learning. Final year modules integrate the key concepts addressed in your first and second years with current advances and practice within the field of animal behaviour and welfare. Alongside a range of modules you will also complete a research project.

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Applied Science or Animal Management at DMM (or DD at Level 3 Diploma) Access to HE Diploma Mature students (21+) will be considered on an individual basis alidating institution: V University of Chester

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Wildlife Conservation and Ecology BSc (Hons) At a glance UCAS code: DC41 3 years full-time 112 UCAS points: A Levels, typical offer BBC including a grade C in a science subject and a minimum of one A2 level subject (or equivalent) BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Applied Science or Animal Management at DMM (or DD at Level 3 Diploma) Access to HE Diploma Mature students (21+) will be considered on an individual basis Validating institution: University of Chester

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Course overview

Aimed at those who wish to forge a career in wildlife conservation, this course provides a unique combination of academic study with hands-on training and experience in conservation, ecology and wildlife.

What will I study?

During your first year you will develop essential knowledge and skills in wildlife conservation, ecology, evolution and biodiversity, with an emphasis on developing practical survey techniques. Year 2 sees a shift to more academic and researchinformed study, with modules including population and ecology management, applied research and species rehabilitation. You will also complete a work placement, either within the UK or overseas. Your final year will see you continue your studies via more specific pathways, designed to advance both your academic expertise and professional skills in conservation and ecology.


Biological Science for Industry* HNC At a glance UCAS code: B16S 1 year full-time 2 years part-time 56 UCAS points: A Level or equivalent Level 3 qualification in Applied Science Other qualifications: GCSE Maths, English and Science at grade C or above Access to HE Diploma

Course overview

This course equips graduates with the knowledge, understanding and skills needed for successful employment in biological science-based industries, such as veterinary and biomedical diagnostics, nutrition, laboratory analysis and research and development.

Mature students (21+) will be considered on an individual basis *Awarded by Pearson (subject to approval)

What will I study?

During this course you will gain an in-depth understanding of biological sciences, whilst developing skills commonly used in practical biology. Modules will include cell biology, laboratory techniques for applied biology, analysis of scientific data and information and the physiology of cellular systems in animals. You will also complete an industry-relevant work placement. On completion of this course you can progress on to an undergraduate degree or further professional qualification in the biological sciences industry or related areas.

Studying th is nationally recognised qualificatio n will allow for direct prog ression into employ ment

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Business and Events

With thousands of events taking place throughout the UK and abroad each year the events industry is currently worth £60 billion and is the UK’s 16th largest employer (MPI). Our business and events programmes are specifically aimed at those who wish to develop a career in events management; a growing area with many employment opportunities after graduation.

Nina’s Story Nina prepared for her degree by completing our Access to Higher Education Diploma. Since graduating she’s secured a position in the finance department of the well-known television network ITV Studios. “The work placement during my degree was such a worthwhile experience. Placed with a corporate events company, I learnt a host of transferable skills vital for any job – they even employed me on a freelance basis afterwards!” Nina Ashton, Self Bill Agreement Executive FdSc Rural Events Management, 2014

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Business and Events Management FdSc At a glance UCAS code: 8U7V 2 years full-time 56 UCAS points: A Levels or BTEC Level 3 qualification at Merit in relevant subject Access to HE Diploma Mature students (21+) will be considered on an individual basis

Course overview

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This programme has been designed to give you the knowledge and skills needed to plan and manage events whilst taking into consideration other aspects of business such as marketing, finance and human resources.

What will I study?

Your first year provides an introduction to business and events management with modules including practical event management, marketing events, finance and accounts, event management law and leadership and organisational performance. Second year modules include e-marketing and social media management, human resource management, international events and tourism, the economics of UK tourism and events, business planning and strategy and financial decision making. You will also undertake a professional research project in your second year.

Enhance your employability with an industry professional qualification and join an Optional international study tour

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Business and Events Management BSc (Hons) At a glance UCAS code: 3W2Q 3 years full-time 96 UCAS points: A Levels or BTEC Level 3 qualification at Merit in relevant subject Access to HE Diploma Mature students (21+) will be considered on an individual basis

Validating institution: Harper Adams University

Course overview

By combining practical events management skills with wider business theory, the BSc (Hons) in Business and Events Management gives you the knowledge required to be confident and successful in a business career.

What will I study?

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First and second year modules include an introduction to business and events management, business planning and strategy, e-marketing and social media management, international events and tourism, leadership and organisational performance, human resource management, events management law, marketing in events management and economics of UK tourism and events. Final year modules include international business strategy, ethics in event production, managing relationships with clients and the events team, logistics and supply chain management, event industry analysis and change management. There is also a research project on a topic of your choice, aiding you in your career aspirations and employment prospects.


Countryside and Conservation Set in the heart of the Cheshire countryside, the college estate offers access to a wide variety of habitats including ponds, woodlands, rough grass area and land under agriculture. Much of the estate is managed under the Environmental Stewardship land management scheme, and our work alongside Natural England to enhance local wildlife habitats offers students many opportunities to gain practical experience and training in habitat management and conservation.

Wendy’s Story Reaseheath opened doors to a new career for Wendy after working for 12 years in the NHS. Now a National Trust Ranger, Wendy coordinates the day to day operational and land management of a number of National Trust properties across Cheshire. “The flexibility of the course allowed me to work full time whilst studying, invaluable when taking the plunge with a career change.” Wendy Nulty, Ranger FdSc Countryside Conservation and Recreation Management, 2014

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Countryside, Conservation and Recreational Management FdSc At a glance Apply directly to Reaseheath 3 years part-time 1 evening per week plus 8-10 Saturday sessions per year A Levels or BTEC Level 3 qualification in a related subject Access to HE Diploma Mature students (21+) will be considered on an individual basis Substantial work experience will be considered in place of formal qualifications Validating institution: Harper Adams University

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Course overview

This part-time degree has been designed to give you a broad and balanced understanding of the countryside management industry leading on to a successful career within the sector.

What will I study?

This practical course covers habitat management, principles of ecology and plant and animal identification. You will also undertake a work-based project for the duration of the course. During your second year, you will study modules in woodland management, recreation and visitor management and an introduction to agriculture, whilst developing your practical skills. Final year modules cover the range of environmental issues in the countryside, integrated countryside management, ecological surveys, field sports management and environmental education and interpretation, whilst continuing with your work-based project.


Environmental Conservation and Land Management* FdSc At a glance UCAS code: D447 2 years full-time 56 UCAS points: A Levels preferably to include Biology (or related subject) or BTEC Level 3 qualification at merit in a relevant subject Access to HE Diploma

Course overview

An environmental qualification is very transferable, both within Europe and the rest of the world. Graduates with specific knowledge and practical skills in environmental science, e.g. Environmental Impact Assessments (EIAs), ecological surveys and habitat restoration are in high demand.

Mature students (21+) will be considered on an individual basis *Subject to validation by Harper Adams University

What will I study?

You will develop a broad skill set during the course through a combination of practical and theoretical work, fully preparing you for work within the industry. First year modules provide introductions to ecology, habitat management for conservation and landscape management, whilst developing your knowledge of plant and soil science and plant and animal identification. You will also develop skills in practical conservation and surveying techniques. During the second year you will study tools for river management, geomorphology, urban green space management, environmental pollution and remediation, ecological surveying and hydroclimatology, whilst developing your research skills during the independent research project module.

The environ ment and land ba sed sector cont ributes billions per annum to th e UK’s economy

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Engineering Reaseheath is a leading trainer for agricultural and construction plant engineering technology. Our courses are designed for employed engineers who are looking to advance their engineering and management capabilities within their current role. With extensive on-site resources and strong national dealership and manufacturer links, we’re dedicated to broadening our graduates’ career prospects and preparing them for a successful career in engineering at all levels.

Chris's Story Chris completed his degree alongside working full time in business development for Finning UK. He’s since progressed to a managerial role with the company, where he’s in charge of around 100 accounts in the South East and responsible for nurturing relationships and generating new business opportunities. “The course gave me the opportunity to make new contacts, build industry links and share best practice with other professionals in the field.” Chris Osborne, Product Support Account Manager FdSc Machinery Dealership Management, 2014

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Mechanical Engineering* HNC At a glance UCAS code: M216 1 year full-time 2 years part-time 56 UCAS points: A Levels or Level 3 qualification at Merit in relevant subject Access to HE Diploma Mature students (21+) will be considered on an individual basis

Course overview *Awarded by Pearson (subject to approval)

This programme is ideal for those who have existing knowledge of mechanical engineering and wish to progress into a more senior role within the engineering sector.

What will I study?

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Through a combination of theory and practical work you will develop your technical knowledge and skills in pneumatics and hydraulics, engine and vehicle materials, vehicle fault diagnosis, analytical methods, engineering science, project design, health, safety and risk assessment and business management techniques for engineers. On successful completion of this course you will have the option to continue to study a Level 5 HND in Mechanical Engineering.


Machinery Dealership Management* FdSc At a glance UCAS code: M160 2 years full-time Up to 4 years part-time 56 UCAS points: A Levels or Level 3 qualification at Merit in relevant subject Access to HE Diploma Mature students (21+) will be considered on an individual basis

Course overview

Through a combination of business skills, customer service and emerging technologies, this course fully prepares graduates for the business and management challenge of running a machinery dealership or plant depot, large or small.

*Subject to validation

What will I study?

During your first year of full-time study modules will cover operations and quality management, procurement, logistics and supply chain, managing people and organisations, finance, marketing, the international business environment and organisational behaviour, business law and corporate governance. Second year modules include innovation and marketing emerging technologies, dealership asset and infrastructure management, customer relations, management accounting and contemporary issues for business and management.

Studying this nationally recognised qualification will allow for direct progression in to employment

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Equine Science Our equine degrees specialise in producing graduates ready for industry. Our courses are designed to embed relevant scientific research and technological advances with opportunities to work practically with horses. As an equine student you’ll benefit from our employer mentor scheme, industry links and work placements all focused on enhancing your employability. You will also have access to brand new scientific laboratory facilities and funds for secondary qualification training e.g. British Horse Society training.

Hannah’s Story Awarded Outstanding Achievement in Undergraduate Research for her dissertation, entrepreneurial Hannah has put her thesis into practice by launching her own faecal egg counting business, EquineErudition. “I loved every minute of studying at Reaseheath, it truly fuelled my passion for the equine industry. Research opportunities and the chance to work on a ranch in Southern Spain were just a few of the highlights.” Hannah Dickson, Equine Faecal Analyst BSc (Hons) Equine Science, 2015

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Applied Equine Behaviour* FdSc

with progression onto BSc (Hons) Top-Up in Applied Equine Behaviour

At a glance UCAS code: D444 2 years full-time 4 years part-time 56 UCAS points: A Levels preferably to include Biology (or related subject) or BTEC Level 3 qualification at Merit in relevant subject Access to HE Diploma Mature students (21+) will be considered on an individual basis *Subject to accreditation approval by Harper Adams University

Course overview

This course will prepare you for employment in the performance and leisure horse industry, in the fields of equine training and equine behaviour management.

What will I study?

By combining scientific knowledge with behavioural theory, you will gain a full understanding of the factors affecting normal equine behaviour as well as develop your training technique. First year modules will centre on equine behaviour and welfare, behaviour modification and equine body language, psychology, anatomy and physiology and applied equine training. During your second year you will develop the necessary skills to assess a horse and implement a training plan to modify its behaviour, as well as study modules in equine health, equine nutrition, animal cognition, control and perception and sports psychology and performance.

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Applied Equine Behaviour* BSc (Hons) Top-Up At a glance UCAS code: D442 1 year full-time 2 years part-time Foundation Degree in Applied Equine Behaviour or relevant subject

*Subject to accreditation approval by Harper Adams University

Course overview

The final year Top-Up in Applied Equine Behaviour is designed to prepare graduates for a career within equine behaviour management and rehabilitation.

What will I study?

Modules focus on the biological basis of behaviour, behaviour modification and equine ridden issues, rider coaching and performance and advances in complementary therapies. You will also have an introduction to sports psychology and performance and small business development. You will develop your research skills by undertaking a research project of choice, investigating aspects of behavioural physiology and training technique.

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Equine Science with Business Management FdSc

with progression onto BSc (Hons) Top-Up in Equine Science with Business Management

At a glance UCAS code: 4DD2 2 years full-time 4 years part-time 56 UCAS points: A Levels preferably to include Biology (or related subject) or BTEC Level 3 qualification at Merit in relevant subject Access to HE Diploma Mature students (21+) will be considered on an individual basis Validating institution: Harper Adams University

Course overview

Ideal for those seeking employment within areas such as retail or events management, this course focuses on business management and marketing within the equine industry, alongside the core theme of equine science.

What will I study? Gain work experience and the get involved in running of our re’s Equestrian Cent commercial activities and events

First year modules centre on equine systems anatomy and physiology, grassland and estate management and equitation* with an introduction to business and events management. In your second year you will study business modules in marketing, human resource management and finance and planning. You will also complete a professional project relevant to your career aspirations. Other year 2 modules include equine health and nutrition, alongside a selection of optional modules including equine exercise physiology, biomechanics of equitation and interactions between the horse and its environment. There is the option to top-up to a full BSc (Hons) in Equine Science with Business Management (see page 55). *Please note there is a 13st weight limit for equitation modules

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Equine Science with Business Management BSc (Hons) / BSc (Hons) Top-Up At a glance UCAS code: BSc (Hons) 4D42 BSc (Hons) Top-Up 44D2 3 years full-time Up to 6 years part-time Top-Up: 1 year full-time 2 years part-time

Course overview

96 UCAS points: A Levels preferably to include Biology (or related subject) or BTEC Level 3 qualification at Merit in relevant subject

This course focuses on business management and marketing within the equine industry, alongside the core theme of equine science and is perfect for those seeking employment within areas such as retail or events management.

Access to HE Diploma

What will I study?

Foundation degree in Equine Science and Business Management (or relevant subject) for Top-Up

You will study similar modules to the foundation degree (see page 54) but will study additional optional modules in year 1 on equine behaviour and welfare and grassland and estate management and in year 2 in equine exercise physiology and reproductive physiology. If you have successfully completed the foundation degree you can study for a further year to top-up to a full BSc Honours degree. During your final year of study modules will focus on business strategy, equine fitness and performance, nutrition with optional modules including equine parasitology, injury and rehabilitation and rider coaching and performance. A research project is undertaken in the field of equine science or business planning and strategy, which allows students to investigate and suggest solutions to current issues facing the equine industry.

Mature students (21+) will be considered on an individual basis

Validating institution: Harper Adams University

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Equine Science BSc (Hons) / BSc (Hons) Top-Up At a glance UCAS code: BSc (Hons) DK22 BSc (Hons) Top-Up D422 3 years full-time Up to 6 years part-time Top-Up: 1 year full-time 2 years part-time 96 UCAS points: A Levels preferably to include Biology (or related subject) or BTEC Level 3 qualification at Merit in relevant subject

Access to HE Diploma Mature students (21+) will be considered on an individual basis Foundation degree in Equine Science (or relevant subject) for Top-Up Validating institution: Harper Adams University

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Course overview

This course focuses on the science behind the latest advances in the equine industry and has been designed to prepare graduates for a wide range of para-veterinary postgraduate courses and employment opportunities.

What will I study?

Year 1 concentrates on underpinning scientific principles including equine systems anatomy and physiology, behaviour and welfare, mammalian biochemistry and veterinary microbiology and immunology, in addition to optional modules in genetics and breeding and equitation*. Second year modules focus on equine biomechanics, behavioural theory, equine exercise physiology, equine health and nutrition, equine reproductive physiology, veterinary physiology and laboratory performance analysis. During your final year you will build on core science themes and further develop knowledge of fitness and performance and advances in equine nutrition and reproduction, as well as optional modules to suit career choices. You will also undertake an honours research project. *Please note there is a 13st weight limit for equitation modules


Equine Science and Sports Performance BSc (Hons) At a glance UCAS code: 4A12 3 years full-time Up to 7 years part-time includes 10 week work placement

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?

Year 1 provides an introduction to rider fitness and training and psychology for equestrian sport, whilst covering modules in the anatomy and physiology, equine genetics and breeding, principles of equitation* and the equine sports horse industry and management. Year 2 modules centre on applied equine nutrition and health, exercise physiology and biomechanics, sports nutrition for performance, sporting discipline management, manual therapies (human and equine) and physiological measurement techniques for athletic performance management. In your final year you will study equestrian fitness, performance, injury and rehabilitation, as well as optional modules in advances in complementary therapies used in elite sports, biomechanical analysis of equestrian performance, rider coaching and performance optimisation, and welfare, ethics and safety in equestrian sport.

112 UCAS points: A Levels preferably to include Biology (or related subject) or BTEC Level 3 qualification at Merit in relevant subject Access to HE Diploma Mature students (21+) will be considered on an individual basis Validating institution: University of Chester

Learn from the best working with industry innovators, professional bodies and top competitors

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Equine Physical Therapies FdSc with progression onto BSc (Hons) Top-Up in Equine Science At a glance UCAS code: D322 2 years full-time 4 years part-time 56 UCAS points: A Levels preferably to include Biology (or related subject) or BTEC Level 3 qualification at Merit in relevant subject Access to HE Diploma Mature students (21+) will be considered on an individual basis Validating institution: Harper Adams University

Course overview

This course will prepare you for employment in the fields of equine performance and rehabilitation. Using physical therapies and remedial ground-working techniques you will gain the relevant skills and knowledge to address musculo-skeletal problems in horses.

What will I study?

Year 1 modules provide an introduction to ground-working techniques in addition to the core science modules, equine systems anatomy and physiology and equine behaviour and welfare. Practical competencies in sports horse management will be developed in work-based modules, helping to prepare you for employment.

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A professional project is undertaken during year 2 alongside modules focusing on equine health, nutrition and applied behavioural theory, remedial ground-working, biomechanics of equitation and human and equine manual therapies. Students will utilise our Equestrian Centre and the college’s gym facilities to gain a deeper understanding of saddle-horse-rider interactions through biomechanical analysis.


Floristry

Elizabeth's Story

A practising solicitor, Elizabeth combines her daytime career with her passion for floral design. Initially inspired by a leisure course she continued with studies and is now teaching Ohara Ikebana, a Japanese style of flower arranging. “My journey’s been amazing, I’ve enjoyed every one of my courses at Reaseheath.” Elizabeth Murray, Ohara Ikebana - Japanese flower arranging teacher NPTC Level 4 Higher Diploma in Floristry, 2013

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Level 4 Higher Diploma (ICSF) At a glance Apply directly to Reaseheath 300 learning hours part-time Educated to Level 3 in Floristry or with relevant work experience Awarded by City and Guilds NPTC

Course overview

The Level 4 Floristry course is aimed at experienced florists who want to progress to management level and combines creative floristry skills with business acumen.

What will I study?

Our floristry e students ar consistently recognised s in with award UK Worldskills kills and Worlds al Internation s competition

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The course is made up of 10 modules (or units) including botanical concepts and practices for floristry, business practices for floristry, design concepts for floristry, floral event practices, historical studies for floristry, marketing and promotion practices and technical floristry skills (designs in mediums, design trends, tied, wired and glued designs). The course is assessed through a combination of integrated assignments, written and practical examination.


Food Science

The Reaseheath Food Centre is an industry-leading academy with an international reputation in the food and drink sector. We have been recognised by the National Skills Academy for Food and Drink as the Centre of Excellence for Dairy and an industry approved provider for Bakery. Over £7.4 million has been invested in the centre as part of our commitment to the future of the food and dairy industry, providing one of the best equipped food processing teaching and practical facilities in Europe. Our industry standard (Grade A BRC7) facilities include a commercial dairy, butchery, commercial bakery and innovation rooms for new product development.

Sharn’s Story After working in the quality department of a food factory, Sharn was tempted by our new degree for bakery professionals and decided to change direction. Just completing her chocolate and sugarwork module, Sharn says: “This course will open so many doors for me, hopefully in the product development department of a major company.” Sharn Byng, Mature Student FdSc Bakery and Patisserie Technology, 2016

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Food Technology (with Bakery, Dairy, Meat or Nutrition specialism) Professional Certificate At a glance UCAS code: D444 1 year part-time blended learning Substantial work experience will be considered in place of formal qualifications Validating institution: University of Chester

Course overview

The Professional Certificate 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. You will choose the Professional Certificate that delivers the specialism route which reflects the industry in which you are employed in; either bakery, dairy, meat or nutrition.

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The course is suitable for those working in any food manufacturing related role and offers blended learning on a part-time basis.

What will I study?

There are two compulsory modules plus one optional choice* • Food Science and Composition • Food Safety in Manufacturing • Bakery Technology* • Dairy Technology* • Meat Technology* • Applied Nutrition* Upon successful completion you may progress on to the Foundation Degree in Food Manufacturing with Business Management or other relevant honours degree.


Bakery and Patisserie Technology FdSc with progression onto BSc (Hons) Top-Up in Food Manufacturing with Operations Management

At a glance UCAS code: 4D43 2 years full-time 4 years part-time 56 UCAS points: A Levels preferably to include Food Technology or science related subject or Level 3 food-related qualification Access to HE Diploma

Course overview

This course is designed for those who wish to pursue a career in bakery or patisserie, either within a craft or industry setting, in roles such as quality management, production or new product development.

Mature students (21+) will be considered on an individual basis Validating institution: University of Chester

What will I study?

First year modules develop essential knowledge and skills of the bakery industry alongside the science behind bakery ingredients including flour, sugar and chocolate. You will also develop your artisan bakery skills and gain an understanding of business and law. A new product development project is undertaken during year 2 alongside modules in food innovation, applied nutrition, artisan patisserie and desserts, industrial bread making and quality assurance. Upon successful completion of the Foundation Degree, there is an option to progress onto the one year BSc Top-Up to gain a BSc (Hons) Food Manufacturing with Operations Management (see page 66).

On graduat ion you’ll be re ady to start you r own business or enter the in dustry in a junior managemen t role

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Dairy Technology (Project Eden)* FdSc with progression onto BSc (Hons) Top-Up in Food Manufacturing with Operations Management

At a glance Apply directly through your company or contact Reaseheath 3 years part-time Typically candidates would be employed in the food industry and have at least 2 years’ experience at a supervisory level. All learners will be employed by the dairy industry throughout the qualification. *Subject to validation

Course overview

As part of Project Eden, this course ensures the UK dairy industry has the very best dairy technology training in Europe and is designed to develop well-rounded dairy technologists with a passion for the industry.

What will I study?

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This course covers all aspects of dairy technology including practical hands-on craft skills alongside key science principles and process improvement techniques. First year modules will include dairy chemistry and microbiology, workplace practices, cleaning-in-place and chemical technology, food and dairy safety, quality assurance and milk and dairy derivatives as raw materials. Year 2 modules include butter and milk fat technology, cheese and fermented product technology, dairy process engineering, milk processing and continuous improvement and project management. In your final year you will undertake a dairy professional project alongside modules in dairy industry automation, dairy supply chain, sustainability and environmental awareness, process control and dairy innovation.


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

At a glance UCAS code: 2W44 2 years full-time 4 years part-time 56 UCAS points: A Levels preferably to include Food Technology or science related subject or BTEC Level 3 food-related qualification Relevant Professional Certificate

Course overview

This course combines practical experience with an academic understanding of business management skills within the food manufacturing sector. It prepares graduates for a management career in roles such as quality management, food marketing or new product development.

Access to HE Diploma Mature students (21+) will be considered on an individual basis Validating institution: University of Chester

What will I study?

Your first year will provide a broad understanding of the industry designed around modules in food materials, safety in manufacturing, science and composition, food preservation, business management with law and consumer behaviour and market research in the food industry. Your second year will see a shift to more research-informed study and includes modules in food innovation and new product development, operations management and continuous improvement techniques, sustainable supply chain and environmental awareness and applied nutrition in the food industry. The final module will be in your chosen specialism, either with a dairy, bakery or meat focus.

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Food Manufacturing with Operations Management BSc (Hons) Top-Up At a glance UCAS code: F128 1 year full-time 2 years part-time Successful completion of a relevant Foundation Degree, such as Food Manufacturing Dairy Technology or Food Science Validating institution: University of Chester

Course overview

This Top-Up programme delivers a high level of technical and scientific knowledge whilst introducing you to new and innovative business management techniques.

What will I study?

The Top-Up programme is built with core modules in resource management and data analysis. You’ll also have the opportunity to choose from two study routes, specialising in either technical or production management.

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Modules in food biochemistry and food quality and integrity will prepare you for a role in technical management, whilst modules in processing operations and current issues in food technology will give you the skills to succeed in a production management environment. You’ll complete an honours research project focusing on your chosen specialism, all designed to equip you with the knowledge and skills to progress into a career within food industry management.


Food Science and Innovation BSc (Hons) At a glance UCAS code: D610 3 years full-time Up to 6 years part-time 112 UCAS points: A Levels preferably to include Biology (or related subject) or Food Technology (or related subject) or BTEC Level 3 qualification at DMM in relevant subject

Course overview

Ideal for those who wish to pursue a career in new product development, food processing and manufacturing and the food service industries, this course combines scientific and technical expertise with an understanding of the global food supply chain issues.

Access to HE Diploma Mature students (21+) will be considered on an individual basis Validating institution: University of Chester

What will I study?

First year modules will develop your understanding of food science and composition, food safety in manufacturing, nutrition and food labelling, food preservation, food materials and data handling and project design. Year 2 modules cover diet and food choice, human nutrition, new product development, food processing, food policy and marketing, food analysis and principles of food packaging technology with a work-based placement. During your final year you will complete a dissertation as well as study key concepts in food and nutrition sciences, sensory analysis, business innovation and entrepreneurship, food safety quality and integrity, food nanotechnology, food reformulation and substitution, functional and bioactive foods and new developments in packaging technology.

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Horticulture

The horticulture sector employs around 300,000 people across a variety of disciplines including edible growing, commercial production horticulture, parks and garden management, landscape architecture, garden design and landscape construction. You will be learning in our new £8 million National Centre for Horticulture, the Environment and Sustainable Technology accessing facilities such as a micro propagation unit, bespoke Mac design studios, a fully equipped science laboratory and our unique fully automated hydroponic production glass house with LED lighting.

Steven’s Story

Steven began his seven year Reaseheath journey as a horticulture apprentice and progressed to his degree whilst working full time for WAP Lawton and Son Ltd, Landscape Contractors. He’s now the company’s contract manager and one of our industry mentors. “Being a student at Reaseheath boosted my confidence as well as giving me a wide range of practical and theoretical skills. I also made useful contacts within the industry.” Steven Williams, Contracts Manager BSc (Hons) Landscape Design and Management, 2011

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Garden and Landscape Design FdSc

with progression onto BSc (Hons) Top-Up in Landscape Design and Management

At a glance UCAS code: DK43 2 years full-time 4 years part-time 56 UCAS points: A Levels or BTEC Level 3 qualification at Merit in relevant subject Access to HE Diploma Mature students (21+) will be considered on an individual basis Validating institution: Harper Adams University

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 conservation and management. You will also develop skills in technical drawing, Computer Aided Design (CAD), contracts and business management.

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Year 1 modules focus on plant use and utilisation, historical context, plant and soil science, design principles, visual and design communication with an introduction to business and human resources. Students will work on a contemporary design and professional project in year 2 with modules including conservation management, planting design, specification and establishment of soft landscape, project and contract management, historic garden restoration and hard landscape. Upon successful completion of this course you may progress onto the one year BSc Top-Up in Landscape Design and Management (see final year modules on page 72).


Horticultural Science and Production Technology BSc (Hons) At a glance UCAS code: C270 3 years full-time sandwich year placement between second and third year 96 UCAS points: A Levels preferably to include Biology (or related) or BTEC Level 3 qualification at Merit in relevant subject Access to HE Diploma

Course overview

This course provides a high level of technical and scientific knowledge, giving graduates the skills to develop new ways to grow food crops, incorporating field-scale and protected cropping and food and ornamental production.

Mature students (21+) will be considered on an individual basis Validating institution: Harper Adams University

What will I study?

First year modules focus on crop production systems, principles of plant physiology, plant and soil science, protected cropping, plant use and utilisation with an introduction to business and human resources and production skills and technology. During your second year you will study agronomy, production horticulture and retail, plant breeding and propagation, applied production horticulture, sustainable landscape management, global markets and marketing, finance and planning.

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You will undertake an honours research project in your final year as well as study modules including horticulture innovation and entrepreneurship, applied plant science and biotechnology, sustainable intensification, principles of lean management and leadership and performance management. reaseheath.ac.uk/study 71


Landscape Management BSc (Hons)

BSc (Hons) Top-Up in Landscape Design and Management also available

At a glance UCAS code: BSc (Hons) K320 BSc (Hons) Top-Up K300 3 years full-time 6 years part-time Top-Up: 1 year, full-time 96 UCAS points: A Levels or BTEC Level 3 qualification at Merit in relevant subject Access to HE Diploma Mature students (21+) will be considered on an individual basis Top-Up: FdSc or HND in Garden and Landscape Design or relevant subject Validating institution: Harper Adams University

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Course overview

Developed with the Landscape Institute, this course focuses on the management of landscapes within urban and rural settings. Graduates will leave with the knowledge and skills to manage the landscape for biodiversity as well as sustainably fulfilling the current and future needs of society.

What will I study?

This course focuses on the characteristics, history and potential of sites with first year modules covering principles of ecology, survey and evaluation, visual and design communication, plant use and utilisation with an introduction to business and human resources. Second year modules focus on planting design, conservation management, projects and contracts management, environmental pollution and remediation, sustainable landscape management and urban greenspace management. During your final or Top-Up year, you will complete an honours research project as well as study modules in landscape and visual impact assessment, landscape masterplanning and professional practice, community consultation and stakeholder engagement, rural land use and management.


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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 reaseheath.ac.uk/higher-education/courses BSc (Hons) or BA (Hons) 1 year Top-Up The entry requirement for all Top-Up programmes is a Foundation Degree in a relevant subject (some subject areas require a minimum grade).

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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 have relevant skills and experience, for example, through employment, voluntary work or private study.

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Postgraduate

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At Reaseheath we are passionate about what we do to help our students succeed.

In association with our partners, we are developing our postgraduate study and professional development courses so that students have the opportunity to excel in their chosen career and become experts in their field. There are many reasons to study for a postgraduate or professional qualification.

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Postgraduate study enhances graduate employability in a highly competitive job market. It offers you the opportunity to gain additional transferable skills and with a postgraduate qualification you are more likely to secure a job with a higher salary. Professional development ensures that your specialist skills and knowledge for both personal and career development are current. With our dedicated training programmes you can develop specialist skills related to your chosen subject area.


l a n o i t a n Inter s t n e d u t S

We welcome applications from students overseas and take great pride in our friendly and supportive environment. As an Associate College of both the University of Chester and Harper Adams University, and one the UK’s leading specialist land-based colleges we offer a range of Honours Degrees and Foundation Degrees. Our recent investment in cutting edge technologies, means you will be studying at a forward thinking institution with world class specialist facilities.

All international students must show evidence that they meet the English Language requirement for their course of study and are expected to comply and abide by the regulations set out by the United Kingdom Visas and Immigration (UKVI). Applicants who have been made a formal offer will be required to deposit an agreed sum of money to be offset against their tuition fees in advance of the college issuing a Certificate of Acceptance of Studies (CAS), required for visa applications.

As well as high quality learning opportunities, our student support and care is amongst the best in the country. In 2014, our higher education quality inspection lead by the Quality Assurance Agency for HE was graded Outstanding and our most recent care standards Ofsted inspection graded us Outstanding in all areas.

Applicants to programmes validated by the University of Chester will be contacted by their International Office. Please see our website for information on course entry requirements.

We offer priority to international students on campus accommodation, personalised inductions to the college and a dedicated HE Support Team based in our Faculty of Higher Education Centre offering both learning support and pastoral care. We also have a dedicated Prayer Room available to students of all faiths. If you are applying from outside the European Union you are able to apply online via UCAS. It is advisable to submit your application as early as possible, as this will give you plenty of time to make visa, travel and accommodation arrangements. Once your application has been recognised by Reaseheath we will provide specific guidance to you on the process to enrolment including visas, tuition fees/costs and accommodation. reaseheath.ac.uk/study 77


Your Road to

Uni 2017 Entry March - September 2016 Attend UCAS fairs, order prospectuses and visit institutions websites to research the options available to you.

August -December 2016 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 and Level 4 Diplomas should be made directly to Reaseheath via our online application form.

March or June 2016 Visit the campus at one of our Open Days. Meet academic staff and current students and find out about the wide range of courses we offer. Register at: reaseheath.ac.uk/openday or telephone 01270 625131

September 2016 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 interview or an applicant visit day where you have the opportunity to view the campus, facilities and speak to staff.

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January 15th 2017 UCAS application deadline to guarantee that your application will be considered.

February 2017 UCAS Extra opens. Applications will only be considered if we still have vacancies for the course you have selected.

May 2017 All the best with your exams!

July 2017 UCAS Extra closes.

August 2017 A Level Results Day.

September 2017

Welcome to Reaseheath!

Applying for a Part-Time Course Applications for part-time higher education courses validated by Harper Adams University should be made directly to Reaseheath College, visit our website to apply. When you have chosen your course, complete the application form and return it to Registry at Reaseheath College. You will then be invited for an interview with the Course Manager. Applications for parttime courses validated by the University of Chester should be made directly to Undergraduate Admissions at the University of Chester. Visit: chester.ac.uk

*The UCAS institution code for University of Chester validated courses is CHSTR C55 and the code for Harper Adams University validated courses is R14.

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Approximately an hour’s drive from the cities of Chester, Manchester and Liverpool, Reaseheath campus is located in a beautiful rural setting a short distance from the town of Nantwich, Cheshire. Transport links to Nantwich are excellent making the college easy to get to. The M6 motorway is within a 10 minute drive from the campus. Nantwich town centre is a short walk from the college and has both a bus and train station. Approximately 4 miles from Reaseheath is Crewe town centre with a bus station and a mainline train station. If you are travelling from overseas, Manchester Airport, Liverpool John Lennon Airport and Birmingham International Airport are around an hour's drive from the college grounds. If you have your own car we have free parking spaces available and plenty of bike shelters for those students who cycle in to college.

Alternative format required? This publication and information on our courses is available in a number of different formats. Call 01270 613219 for more information. Disclaimer: While every effort has been made to ensure that the information contained within this prospectus is correct at the time of printing, some details may be subject to change. The college accepts no responsibility for any errors or omissions. Visit our website for up to date course information. The college reserves the right to withdraw courses where there is insufficient demand.

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The College

Mission At Reaseheath we pride ourselves on inspiring achievement and driving your ambitions. All of our courses are career focused, designed to equip you with the technical skills and academic knowledge that industry wants and needs. As Principal I am delighted that you have taken the time to consider Reaseheath for your higher level studies. I hope you have found reading our undergraduate prospectus interesting and informative. If you’ve been inspired by these pages to find out more about us then please get in touch. I also urge you to come and visit our fantastic campus in the heart of the Cheshire countryside, so that you can gain a real feel for the ‘Reaseheath Experience’ first hand. We look forward to welcoming you. Meredydd David OBE Principal

OUR MISSION:

OUR VISION: We will

To inspire achievement by delivering outstanding education and skills.

• Achieve excellence through fully realising the potential of our students and colleagues • Deliver inspirational teaching and learning and student experience in Further and Higher Education • Make Reaseheath the preferred place to work and study with superb facilities, resources and support for colleagues and students • Lead and develop partnerships with industry and our communities that make a positive difference • Be the College training provider and employer of choice

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OUR VALUES: PRIDE People

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

Responsibility

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

Integrity

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

Diversity

We recognise and respect diversity.

Excellence

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

Useful Contacts Associate College of

Course Information Helpline 01270 613284

Recruitment & Admissions 01244 512528

General Enquiries 01270 625131

General Enquiries 01244 511000

enquiries@reaseheath.ac.uk

enquiries@chester.ac.uk

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