Choosing the right course for you
Our courses have more of a practical side to them than courses in sixth forms and some other colleges.
If you have an interest in subjects such as Biology, Physics or Maths why not explore this with one of our courses like Animal Management, Agriculture, Horticulture, Sport or Engineering?
We offer a number of routes within each level to suit individual needs. You can apply for the course level based on your GCSEs or equivalent qualifications. When you come to our Course Open Events or at your interview we will agree with you which course and level is right for you.
After you have completed your GCSEs there are two routes of study available to you at Reaseheath:
Full time courses
Courses run at different levels (Entry Level – Level 3) dependent on your previous qualifications and experience.
Please check the course information on our website for the specific GCSE subjects you require.
Work placements are an important part of your course as they provide you with the extra skills employers look for in an employee. You will be expected to organise your own work placement, however, in some cases the College may be able to help you. The format of work placements at Reaseheath vary, some students study for one day in the college week and others will undertake theirs in a block.
Reaseheath College offers apprenticeship programmes at Levels 2 and 3. These programmes are for those of you who are in employment and who wish to gain new qualifications.
What GCSE results will you get?
|5 GCSEs at 4 points or C grade and above|
(including 5 points or grade B or above in English, Maths and Science)
|Level 3 Technical Baccalaureate||2 years||Equivalent of up to 4.5 A levels or 216 UCAS points, these courses will enable you to move onto a higher education course, degree or foundation degree, or a higher apprenticeship|
|4 GCSEs at 4 points or C grade and above|
(preferably including English and Maths)
|Level 3||1, 2 or 3 year sandwich course||Equivalent to 1-3 A levels, these courses will enable you to move on to a higher education course – degree or foundation degree|
|GCSEs grades C/D/E or 3 points and above||Level 2||1 year||If you successfully complete this course you may move onto the Level 3 course or an apprenticeship|
|GCSEs grades E/F or 2 points and above||Level 1 (Foundation Learning)||1-2 years||Completing this course means you may be able to progress onto the Level 2 Diploma or an apprenticeship|
|No exam passes||Entry Level||1-3 years||After Entry Level learning you could go straight to a Level 1 Diploma (Foundation Learning) at Reaeheath|
* The chart above is aimed toward 16+ school leavers however equivalent qualifications also apply.
Level 3 Diplomas explained
At Reaseheath we offer a range of level 3 qualifications that are tailored for progression into university or straight into the world of work. For more information on our level 3 qualifications please click here.
Raising the participation age
The Government has raised the participation age to 18, which means that from 2015 all young people are required to stay on in education or training until this age.