A group of Level 3 students from our Extended Diploma in Agriculture course were lucky enough to travel to Iowa to further their knowledge of large-scale production methods and to sample the American way of life.
Burrows Lane Educational Equestrian Centre has announced its partnership with Reaseheath College, one of the UK’s leading specialist land-based colleges.
Reaseheath College and North Shropshire College announce outcome of Government funding application to support a move from federation to merger.
Construction work is underway to build new accommodation for Reaseheath students. Builder and developer, Seddon, has begun work on the £11m project, which will deliver five blocks of six, eight and 10-bedroom townhouses at the centre of the Nantwich campus.
A sassie fantasy bug called ‘Lola the Showgirl’, made by our talented floristry students, took centre stage at this year’s RHS Tatton Park Future Florists competition.
Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) students were feeling chipper after taking part in Reaseheath’s First Early Potato Show, held in our Centre for Horticulture, the Environment and Sustainable Technology.
Our college stand was judged the best professional trade stand, thanks to our diverse ‘hands on’ activities, friendly staff and our efforts to engage with and educate the public.
Reaseheath undergraduates pooled their talents to design and build a show garden for a special educational needs school which wowed visitors at the RHS Flower Show Tatton Park (July 19 – 23).
A show garden built by Reaseheath trained garden designers in support of a charity appeal for Leighton Hospital, Crewe, has won a silver gilt medal at the RHS Flower Show Tatton Park (July 19 – 23).
Reaseheath College lecturer Craig Bailey achieved a coveted gold medal and the title of ‘Best Blooming Border’ when he exhibited as a designer in his own right at RHS Flower Show Tatton Park (July 19 – 23).
One of the country’s most successful specialist colleges, Reaseheath College in Nantwich continues to notch up record student enrolments and achievements. The college’s annual awards ceremony, held over two days last week, celebrated the success of 1251 Further Education (FE) students who have achieved industry recognised qualifications and skills this year.
In an exciting first for University Centre Reaseheath, four animal management undergraduates are presenting their projects at the annual British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums (BIAZA) Research Conference, being held this week at RZSS Edinburgh Zoo.
Big hearted students and staff from Reaseheath College have raised over £13,600 for North West Cancer Research, with still more donations expected. The impressive sum was handed over by representatives of the college’s Student Association at the student summer ball, held on the college’s Nantwich campus this week.
Two ambitious young agriculturists are looking forward to global travel thanks to a scholarship run by Reaseheath College and the Cheshire Agricultural Society.
Reaseheath enjoyed sizzling success in the sunshine at this week’s Royal Cheshire Show, with a ‘Highly Commended’ award for the college’s eye catching trade stand and a fistful of rosettes for agriculture students in the showring.
Five young landscapers began their WorldSkills UK journey at a college heat held on campus. Level 3 Diploma students Joshua Slater, Tom Cartledge, Kelvin White, Liisi Selmet and Gemma Price demonstrated their technical skills in block paving, decking construction and plant knowledge.
Foundation students have been gaining valuable employability skills by working towards their John Muir environmental award. The students carried out conservation tasks across three reserves in a work experience programme, delivered by Shropshire Wildlife Trust, which is aimed at giving young people the skills and confidence to enter a career in the countryside industry.
Reaseheath College equine students were riding high after winning a hotly contested inter college team competition. Katie Gibbins, Lucy Lloyd-Brown, Nieve Dillon, Lucy Lunt-Bell, Emily Hassell and Cerys Calcutt, who are studying for their Level 3 Extended Diploma in Horse Management at the Nantwich college, competed against teams from four other leading land-based colleges.
Reaseheath has been awarded the Armed Forces Covenant Employer Recognition Scheme BRONZE AWARD in national recognition of our commitment and support for former and current military personnel.
Our floristry students have continued to prove they are among the nation’s best by taking top awards at this week’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show, the world’s most prestigious flower show.
Level 3 Diploma in Forestry and Arboriculture students reached new heights at the Arboricultural Association’s (AA) College Climbing Competition, held for the northern region on our campus recently.
Over 12,000 people from across the region poured into Nantwich on Sunday to enjoy the carnival atmosphere of Reaseheath College’s Family Festival. The action-packed festival, which offered hundreds of activities and displays to appeal to all ages, attracted our largest ever crowd to date and caused a storm of appreciation on social media.
Reaseheath College’s Family Festival is gearing up to pull in thousands of visitors. The action-packed festival, on the college’s Nantwich campus on Sunday May 14, will feature an array of performances an entertainment.
Eleven military veterans have graduated from a groundbreaking property maintenance course which will give them the skills to launch a new career.
Reaseheath agricultural students came top of the class in a regional challenge which proved they understand best environmental practice.
The first specialist technicians to achieve a new Parlour Safe Category 3 Accreditation for the milking equipment industry have graduated from Reaseheath College. Professionals from five of the UK’s leading manufacturers, DeLaval, Fullwood, GEA UK, Lely and BouMatic, received their awards from the Cheshire college, which at present is the only training provider to deliver the bespoke advanced course.
The special requirements of captive exotic animals will come under the spotlight at a welfare seminar at Reaseheath College, Nantwich, on Sunday April 30.
A talented instructor at our Equestrian Centre has been awarded a British Horse Society (BHS) training bursary to further her career.
Reaseheath students have proved they are top of their tree by taking top places in the prestigious Chartered Institute of Horticulture’s ‘Young Horticulturalist of the Year’ competition.
Forty pupils from Crewe and Nantwich primary schools have had a taste of what it is like to graduate by attending an amazing graduation ceremony at Reaseheath College in Nantwich.
Reaseheath College’s next generation of farmers have been urged to speak out about their concerns going into Brexit by local MP Antoinette Sandbach.
Reaseheath College horse care apprentices were introduced to three very different equine activities during a day which celebrated National Apprenticeships Week (March 6 – 10).
A dog trainer and the manager of an animal feeds shop took the top titles at a Reaseheath College awards ceremony which turned the spotlight on apprenticeships and traineeships.
Horticulture apprentices from Reaseheath College, Nantwich, have renovated a garden for patients at Leighton Hospital as their contribution to National Apprenticeship Week (March 6 – 10).
Hundreds of local families flocked to Reaseheath College, Nantwich, over the weekend to welcome the first lambs of the season.
Undeterred by wintry weather, hundreds of visitors filled the college’s lambing sheds to meet the newborns and many were lucky enough to experience a live birth.
International event rider Michael Owen gave top tips on how best to prepare for the coming eventing season during an informative training demonstration at Reaseheath Equestrian Centre.
Sporty pupils from Millfields Primary School in Nantwich gained top tips from the future stars of Crewe Alexandra FC at a football tournament at Reaseheath College.
Reaseheath agriculture students are to star in this Friday’s episode (March 3rd) of the Farmers’ Country Showdown, a new daytime TV series celebrating inspirational farming families and the rural events where they showcase their hard work.
Reaseheath College animal management students have joined forces to help a young abandoned dog in desperate need of veterinary care.
Tilly the cross bred terrier is being fostered by Reaseheath lecturer Emma Caskie while she waits for two life changing operations to ease painful knee joints. As soon as Emma launched a fundraising page via FundRazr to help pay for the operations, the students were quick to offer their help.
Hundreds of local families will be flocking to Reaseheath College, Nantwich, during the first two weekends of March to welcome the first lambs of the season.
Local parishioners and members of the agricultural community came together to celebrate the new farming year at a Plough Sunday service held at Reaseheath College, Nantwich.
Reaseheath College has secured 25 new apprenticeship positions for young people thanks to a collaboration with heavy goods vehicle commercial parts suppliers.
Reaseheath College agricultural students proved they have outstanding all-round industry skills by taking the top awards at the Next Generation Shepherds competition, run by the Central Region of the National Sheep Association (NSA).
Nicholas Beuken and Michel Bartlam have been crowned the Maths and English department’s stars of the term. Both Nicholas and Michael were nominated for demonstrating excellent effort in English and maintaining 100% attendance.
Reaseheath has marked the opening of its new, professional level sports facilities to the public with a rugby tournament for local secondary schools.
Pupils from Sandbach High School, Ruskin Community High School, Crewe and Malbank School, Nantwich, took on the touch rugby challenge, which was judged by former English international rugby union player Mark Cueto MBE and supported by Reaseheath sports students.
Reaseheath College students and staff have been helping to spread the festive spirit by filling shoeboxes with gifts and treats for Operation Christmas Child.
Reaseheath College animal experts are calling for the public not to buy exotic pets for Christmas unless they are absolutely sure they know how to care for them.
ighty-five students who gained Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) qualifications at Reaseheath this year have celebrated their achievements.
Mirroring the national trend, around half are professional horticulturists furthering their development while the remainder are career changers and keen leisure gardeners.
Do you fancy some festive fun with a difference before Christmas?
Reaseheath College’s Zoo is open for two weekends in December and the entry fee will include a visit to Santa’s grotto, a Christmas gift and a festive themed trail around the animal enclosures.
The biggest Brexit challenge is ensuring that the government actively seeks out and secures the best long term trading deals for agriculture according to Sir Peter Kendall, Chair of the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board. Sir Peter, a former NFU President, was addressing the challenges and opportunities facing UK agriculture and food production industries once […]
Reaseheath College and the University of Chester have agreed and signed a strategic alliance which will enable both institutions to work together more closely and effectively. Under the alliance, which is not a merger, Reaseheath is now a university centre.
Ways in which scientists are using drones to help endangered species were described by ecologist and conservationist Professor Serge Wich during a fascinating lecture at Reaseheath last week.
Future garden landscaper Aaron Byrne has proved his talent by taking a bronze medal in the WorldSkills UK finals.
Reaseheath’s equine department hosted a free public event last week at its Equestrian Centre as part of National Anti-Bullying Week. The event was aimed at raising awareness about the #NotOnMyYard campaign – an equine-specific anti-bullying initiative launched earlier this year by Tudor Rose Equines.
Reaseheath’s students and staff turned out in force at a college service today (Fri) to commemorate Remembrance Day.
Cheshire East Council has completed the local development order process to enable Reaseheath College to proceed with ambitious plans to create an innovative food enterprise zone.
Equine undergraduates and Level 3 Diploma students attended the prestigious finale of the British flat racing season at Ascot Racecourse.
Reaseheath’s agriculture department has been working with Chartered Surveyors Dalcour Maclaren to deliver tailor-made training to one of the company’s key clients.
Reaseheath’s equine department is delighted to be supporting the #NotOnMyYard anti-bullying campaign.
Hundreds of local families got to the core of fruit growing at Reaseheath College’s popular apple festival over the weekend.
The fruity festival, being held at the Nantwich college for the 25th consecutive year, featured 110 rare varieties of apples and pears…
The evaluation of groundbreaking companion cropping trials, aimed at conserving the environment while improving land productivity, have been revealed at Reaseheath College in Cheshire.
The next generation of highly skilled Construction Plant Maintenance engineers have received their final awards at a presentation on campus.
Cutting edge technology which detects decay in trees was demonstrated at a seminar at Reaseheath College this week.
Reaseheath College equine students and staff have again been under the spotlight at the world’s most famous horse show, the Horse of the Year Show (HOYS), by providing the arena party for the sixth consecutive year.
Twenty-one trainee dairy technologists reached a significant career milestone last week when they graduated from their unique Eden training programme, delivered by Reaseheath College in Cheshire.
Although studying for a degree could be costly, it would prove to be a phenomenal investment in later life, new graduates from Reaseheath College heard.
Speaking at the Nantwich, Cheshire, college’s Faculty of Higher Education (HE) graduation ceremony, Principal Meredydd David said that an independent analysis had shown that spending £40,000 on course fees and living expenses would bring in nearly a third of a million pounds during a career.
Eighteen of our Level 3 Diploma in Animal Management students were privileged to spend part of this summer studying and traveling within the Shamwari Game Reserve, in South Africa’s Eastern Cape.
This amazing two week opportunity, which opened our students’ eyes to the range of issues facing conservationists, was organised by our animal management department in partnership with gap year specialists Worldwide Experience.
Reaseheath College has named North West Cancer Research as its chosen charity of the year. Students at the leading land-based college in Nantwich voted for the charity after learning of its commitment to supporting cancer research in the North West. Members of Reaseheath’s Student Association plan to raise more than £15,000 for North West Cancer […]
Research by Reaseheath herpetologist Dr Simon Maddock has helped to formally identify a new species of Indian lizard, the Giri’s geckoella Cyrtodactylus (Geckoella) varadgiri. A scientific paper containing a species description of the lizard, which was co-written by Simon, has been published today (Friday 23 September) in the peer reviewed scientific journal Zootaxa following an […]
An exciting crowd funding opportunity has been launched to send two Reaseheath animal science lecturers to Ecuador to help in the study of two rare and endangered species of lizard, Riama yumborum and Riama oculata.
Reaseheath herpetologist Simon Maddock was among international experts to speak at the 8th World Congress of Herpetology, held in China last month. Simon, a former Reaseheath student who has now joined our lecturing staff, is recognised globally for his research on the ecology, conservation and evolution of Seychelles caecillians (legless amphibians), a subject he studied […]
Research by a Reaseheath College lecturer may lead to improved welfare and living conditions for sun beetles (Pachnoda marginata peregrina). HE Lecturer in Animal Management James Brereton has been investigating the requirements of the sun beetle, a species widely held in zoos and private collections. No previous detailed research has been carried out on the […]
Reaseheath College in Cheshire and North Shropshire College have announced that they are to form a federation which will benefit students, communities and businesses. Both colleges specialise in land-based subjects and technical and vocational qualifications, are in a strong phase of continuous growth and improvement and share a long history of delivering quality education. It […]
Reaseheath College sports performance, adventure sports and public services students made a special effort to mark British Cycling’s Tour of Britain by getting involved in a giant piece of aerial artwork alongside the competitors’ route. About 80 students formed the moving wheels of a 100 foot long bicycle laid out on a field opposite the […]
Leading agricultural engineering companies are supporting Reaseheath College’s efforts to raise the bar for training within the industry. Construction of a £7million Advanced Agricultural Engineering Academy will begin shortly at the Nantwich, Cheshire, college which, when completed, will be one of the most sophisticated education centres of its type in Britain. Partners in the initiative […]
Big hearted students and staff from Reaseheath College have raised a record breaking £33,000 this year for local charities. Representatives from the British Heart Foundation, the Student Association’s chosen charity of the year, received a cheque for £26,361 at the student summer ball which was held on the college’s Nantwich campus. The final total was […]
Reaseheath’s proactive horticulture department is the latest further education provider to join Marshalls Educational Partnership. Marshalls, the UK’s leading hard landscaping manufacturer, has launched its educational initiative to answer increasing demand for trained professionals within the industry, and to join land-based colleges in promoting garden landscaping as an attractive career choice. Marshalls will help us […]
Reaseheath horticulture student Aaron Byrne will join other talented future garden landscapers in the WorldSkills UK finals after qualifying at RHS Flower Show Tatton Park 2016. Aaron, 17, who is studying for his Level 3 Extended Diploma in Horticulture, demonstrated his technical skills in block paving, decking construction and plant placement at Tatton alongside six […]
Level 3 Diploma in Horticulture student Nathan Webster was awarded a bronze medal at RHS Flower Show Tatton Park for his first ever show garden. At 17 one of the youngest garden designers ever at the prestigious horticultural event, Nathan was supported in the garden build by Reaseheath trained apprentices and staff from Hultons Landscapes. […]
Small but perfectly formed, The Tiny Plant Company repeated last year’s success by winning a silver medal at RHS Flower Show Tatton Park 2016. The company was launched less than two years ago by former Reaseheath horticulture student Matt Wood and has Reaseheath trained designer Sally Parkinson as one of its directors. The web-based business […]
Reaseheath College trained dairy technologists took five top awards at the Nantwich International Cheese Show, proving they can hold their own against world class professionals. The students, who are studying on the Nantwich, Cheshire, college’s unique Eden programme, was awarded gold in the Specialist Cheesemakers’ class for a speciality cheddar made by Sarah Roberts, Chris […]
Level 3 Diploma in Agriculture students from Reaseheath College enjoyed record success in the cattle section at the Nantwich Show, winning a total of nine rosettes in youngstock showing and young handler classes. The students prepared and showed three heifers from the Reaseheath Holstein dairy herd and four young beef shorthorn cattle, including bull Redhill […]
Reaseheath undergraduates have pooled their talents to design and build a silver medal winning garden at the prestigious RHS Flower Show Tatton Park (July 20 – 24). Will Parks, Anna Tyler and Laura Cartmell, who are studying for their Foundation Degree in Garden and Landscape Design, took up the challenge and were supported in the […]
Reaseheath Level 3 Extended Diploma in Horticulture Student of the Year Finin Talbot made useful industry connections during a visit to the RHS Flower Show Tatton Park as guest of the British Association of Landscape Industries (BALI). BALI sponsors Reaseheath’s ‘Student of the Year‘ award annually as part of its campaign to encourage and support […]
Talented floristry students from Reaseheath College, Nantwich, are celebrating after taking a top medal at RHS Flower Show Tatton Park (July 20 – 24). The student team of Jacqueline Tudor, Shiona Fosh, Helen Cooke and Robyn Longden were awarded a silver gilt medal in the hotly contested RHS Future Florists competition. Their achievement, which saw […]
Renowned Horse Behaviourist Richard Maxwell gave audiences at Reaseheath Equestrian Centre a fascinating insight into his training methods and philosophies. Richard, who is a qualified Masterson Method Practitioner, combines a unique blend of natural and traditional horsemanship in order to help horses and their owners. His many clients hail from all equestrian disciplines and include […]
One of the country’s most successful specialist colleges, Reaseheath College in Nantwich, Cheshire, continues to notch up record student enrolments and achievements.
The college’s annual awards ceremony, held over two days last week, celebrated the success of 1235 Further Education (FE) students who have achieved industry recognised qualifications and skills this year.
Our Under 18s Common Room is enjoying a new lease of life thanks to the efforts of a group of resourceful FE students. Following a suggestion by Safeguarding Officer Stuart Lloyd, Kaitlinn Schaap and her friends decided to encourage their fellow students to spend more time doing communal activities by revamping the common room. Kaitlinn […]
Reaseheath College is playing a leading role in the establishment of the UK’s first virtual national land based college which will draw from the best minds in education and industry and offer students clear career pathways and opportunities for advancement. The National Land Based College (NLBC), launched last month, is a collaboration of leading colleges, […]
Keepers at Reaseheath College’s campus zoo have been recognised for their success in rearing the minute offspring of one of the UK’s rarest and most spectacular spiders. Reaseheath Zoo has been awarded a prestigious gold award by the British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums (BIAZA) for its efforts to conserve the endangered fen […]
Reaseheath agriculture students had a great two days at the Royal Cheshire County Show, competing in cattle and pig showing classes and helping organisers to ensure that the schedule ran smoothly. The county’s premier agricultural show, being run under ‘royal’ status for the first time, attracted competitors from across the country and showcased the best […]
Future garden landscapers, including three from Reaseheath, demonstrated their skills at the north west regional heat of the WorldSkills UK competition. Level 3 Diploma in Horticulture students Nathan Webster, Matt Fletcher and Aaron Byrne challenged students and apprentices from other training providers in tests of block paving and decking construction and were marked on the […]
Two teams of agriculture students successfully represented Reaseheath at The Young Stock Person of the Year regional competition, held at Beef Expo, Bakewell Showground, Derbyshire. Nathan Sillitoe, Will Thomas, Will Leese, Mathew Kidd, Charles Hodgson, Dieter Kayley, Tom Hull and Liberty Turner demonstrated the extent of their knowledge and skills.against peers from other colleges and […]
BSc (Hons) Equine Science and Sports Performance undergraduates enjoyed a behind-the-scenes visit to the world famous Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials. The students were privileged to have an ‘access-all-areas’ tour of the Media Centre – an area exclusively reserved for accredited members of the press – with Badminton’s Media Director Julian Seaman. Julian, who was […]
Reaseheath floristry students and staff enjoyed a lifetime experience when they helped to prepare and install a floral arch for HM The Queen at RHS Chelsea Flower Show. The arch, a gift to the Queen on her 90th birthday, welcomed Her Majesty as she arrived to tour the world-leading show and wowed thousands of international […]
International links with similar training organisations in Brazil continue to flourish with an expanding programme of exchange visits and discussions. Following the success of ‘Skills without Borders’, an Association of Colleges’ pilot social mobility scheme in which six vocational students from Brazil joined Reaseheath courses for two months, a second delegation of government officials and […]
A falconer who is flying through his Reaseheath College course after returning to learning has had his achievements recognised with a prestigious regional award. Joe Cooper, from Nantwich, will be presented with a £500 Open College Network (OCN) West Midlands Learner Award for Outstanding Achievement in June. The ‘Access to HE’ student was nominated by […]
An apprentice engineer at Bombardier’s Crewe works has been crowned Reaseheath College’s ‘Engineering Apprentice of the Year’. Liam Barnett, 21, from Biddulph, Staffordshire, received his award from Bombardier General Manager Tony Webb at a workshop floor presentation in front of fellow apprentices and work colleagues. He is one of 16 engineering apprentices, aged 16 to […]
Butchers from a major supermarket chain spent a bespoke training day extending their knife skills in the butchery department of Reaseheath’s Food Centre. The ten employees, a mix of team managers, line leaders, technicians and Quality Assurance staff, are based at the retailer’s Winsford site which supplies the fresh meat for all UK sites. They […]
Over 10,000 people from across the region poured into Nantwich on Sunday to enjoy the carnival atmosphere of Reaseheath College’s Family Festival. The action-packed festival, which offered hundreds of activities and displays to appeal to all ages, attracted visitors from several counties and caused a storm of appreciation on social media. Messages from families from […]
Our Game Management students are gaining essential skills in running a clay pigeon shoot thanks to the support of industry leader Laporte CPC. The clay pigeon shooting company, which supplies traps for the Olympics and Commonwealth Games, has loaned us a professional sporting clay trap for the use of our Level 2 and Level 3 […]
The Stroke Association is hosting a Step out for Stroke walk at Reaseheath College, Nantwich on Saturday 4th June. This family fundraising event is open to everyone, regardless of age or ability, and organisers are asking people to register now to take part alongside stroke survivors and their families. Step out for Stroke is an […]
Members of Reaseheath College’s Student Association picked litter from one of Nantwich’s major gateways as their contribution to the ‘Clean for the Queen’ campaign. Wearing hi vis vests and armed with litter pickers and bin liners, the students cleared refuse from the A51 roundabout and major roads near to the college campus in Nantwich. Their […]
Reaseheath College’s Family Festival is gearing up to be one of the best value days out in Cheshire. The action-packed festival, to be held on the college’s Nantwich campus on Sunday May 15, will offer hundreds of activities and displays which appeal to all ages. A family ticket costs just £15 (two adults, three children) […]
Forty of our sports performance and adventure sports students gained a personal insight into the training and lifestyle of an elite athlete thanks to two presentations from Senior Team GB canoeist Adam Burgess. Adam, one of the world’s top ten senior canoe slalom athletes, joined us for an appearance day as part of his sponsorship […]
Lean management – the concept of increasing productivity and profit by improving efficiency and reducing waste – is behind a major investment into Reaseheath College’s commercial and teaching farm. Nearly £800,000 is being spent on cutting edge technical and training resources aimed at making the 883 acre campus farm in Cheshire more streamlined and efficient […]
Two Reaseheath equine science undergraduates have won prestigious internships in the USA. Michelle Hand and Zoe Greenwood have both been awarded the British Equestrian Federation (BEF) competitive internship to go to Virginia Tech’s Middleburg Agricultural Research and Extension (MARE Center). The MARE Center is a 420 acre equine research and education facility in Middleburg, Virginia […]
An apprentice gardener at Cholmondeley Castle Gardens near Malpas has become Reaseheath College’s ‘Horticulture Apprentice of the Year’. Rebecca Dawson, 26, from Aldford, Chester, received her award at a college ceremony held during National Apprenticeships Week, a celebration of the benefits which apprentices bring to businesses and to the national economy by increasing productivity and […]
An apprentice greenkeeper at the Royal Liverpool Golf Club, Hoylake, has been crowned Reaseheath College’s ‘Apprentice of the Year’. Peter Lewis, 17, from Heswall, received his award at a college ceremony held during National Apprenticeships Week, a celebration of the benefits which apprentices bring to businesses and to the national economy by increasing productivity and […]
A Reaseheath countryside student is one of the stars in a groundbreaking TV series about the unique abilities of people who have neuro-diverse conditions. ‘Employable Me’ uses science to uncover the strengths and skills of people who have Autism and Tourette’s Syndrome as they seek employment. This is in the wake of radical emerging findings […]
Many of our equine science undergraduates are considering careers in horseracing following a successful HE information event focused on the industry. After hearing about the variety of well paid and rewarding jobs which are available, 72% of students said that they would definitely think more about entering the industry. The careers day was held in […]
Last weekend, the inaugural British Young Riders Dressage Scheme (BYRDS) Symposium was held at Reaseheath College Equestrian Centre.
The schedule for the BYRDS Symposium, which was titled ‘Two Athletes – One Performance’, was packed-full of interactive presentations from a host of industry experts with topics ranging from sports science, rider psychology and training methods.
A trainee groundsman at one of the country’s top golf courses and a trainee food development technologist who helps to bring new ready meals to the supermarket shelf took the top titles at Reaseheath College’s Apprenticeship Awards. Peter Lewis, an apprentice groundsman at the Royal Liverpool Golf Club, Hoylake, was crowned ‘Level 2 Apprentice of […]
Reaseheath student Paige Jepson and her border collie Poppy beat off strong competition to take an obedience title at Crufts, the world’s most prestigious dog show, last weekend. The 18 year-old, who lives near Congleton, took the top award in the Young Kennel Club’s (YKC) Pre-Beginners Good Citizen Stakes after she and Poppy completed a […]
Local MP Antoinette Sandbach watched horticulture trainees grow their skills during a visit to Reaseheath College on Monday. The MP for Eddisbury was at the Nantwich college to help launch activities for National Apprenticeships Week, a celebration of the benefits that skilled apprentices bring to businesses and to the national economy by increasing productivity and […]
Reaseheath students have celebrated success in the prestigious Chartered Institute of Horticulture’s ‘Young Horticulturist of the Year’ competition. Two Reaseheath trained students were among eight contestants to qualify for the North West and North Wales regional final, held in our new Centre for Horticulture, the Environment and Sustainable Technology last weekend. The demanding competition, in […]
Reaseheath College’s Food Centre in Cheshire has gained a globally recognised Grade A certification for food safety from the British Retail Consortium (BRC) for the third successive year. The college remains the first and only educational institution in Britain to achieve the accreditation for BRC issue 7, the latest benchmark for best practice in food […]
Hundreds of local families flocked to Reaseheath College over the weekend for the first of two lambing and zoo events. Spring has sprung in the Nantwich college’s lambing sheds with the arrival of the first newborns of the season. The lambing weekends have been a major draw to the college over the past 20 years, […]
Wildlife Conservation and Ecology undergraduates have been learning how to shoot and edit videos as part of their course. Twenty-six final year students who are studying a ‘wildlife in the media’ module spent the half term week studying conservation film-making, delivered on campus by the Wildeye International School of Wildlife Film-making. This is the first […]
Europe’s leading equine feed manufacturer Dodson & Horrell is pleased to announce the launch of the Dodson & Horrell British Equestrian Bursary that aims to enhance and support the equestrian industry. Are you a dedicated rider who would benefit from funding towards extra training? Do you know a deserving charity that is in need of […]
Six Brazilian students are spending nine weeks with us as part of the Association of Colleges ‘Skills without Borders’ initiative. The six, who have joined programmes in our Countryside and Food Technology departments, are already studying those subjects at university or college and have come to us to develop their academic and practical skills. The […]
The country’s leading forum in the science and practice of grass and forage production, The British Grassland Society (BGS), has relocated to offices at Reaseheath College. BGS was established in 1945 to serve as a communication forum, through events and publications, for the profitable and sustainable use of grass and forage. Membership is open to […]
Hundreds of local families are expected to flock to Reaseheath College in Nantwich this weekend for the first of two lambing events. Spring has already arrived in the college’s lambing sheds with the arrival of the first newborns of the season. The lambing weekends have been a major draw to the college over the past […]
Competitors, students and staff were privileged to gain training insights from international three day event rider, trainer and businesswoman Lucinda Fredericks during a lecture demonstration at Reaseheath’s Equestrian Centre. Lucinda, who formerly competed for Great Britain and now represents Australia, shared her tips for training horses from advanced eventers to children’s ponies. She drew on […]
Cub and beaver scouts from the 1st South West Cheshire District celebrated the group’s 100th birthday with a special cake made by bakery students from Reaseheath College, Nantwich. The celebration was doubly special because this year is both the centenary of the Crewe based group, which is one of the oldest in the country, and […]
Wildlife film makers Madelaine Westwood and Piers Warren are encouraging Reaseheath undergraduates to ‘make a difference’ by recording their concerns about endangered animals on film. Madelaine, founder of the Great Ape Film Initiative (GAFI), uses cinema and television to spread the message about vulnerable habitats which are shared by apes, other species and people in […]
Three Reaseheath staff members played key roles in a WorldSkills UK national training camp over the weekend. Jo Maher (Assistant Principal), Greg Houghton (Programme Leader for Public Services) and Kate Humphrey (Programme Leader for Sport) delivered interactive psychology sessions to the WorldSkills UK squad at the camp in Loughborough. Level 3 Diploma in Floristry student […]
The Faculty of Higher Education are pleased to announce several new additions to their suite of Degree programmes available for September 2016 entry. They are: Adventure Sport & Sport: FdSc Adventure Sports & Coaching FdSc Sports Coaching Animal Management: FdSc Canine Training & Behaviour Countryside: FdSc Environmental Conservation & Land Management Engineering: HNC Mechanical Engineering […]
One of Britain’s leading event riders, Oliver Townend, gave an inspirational and entertaining lecture demonstration at Reaseheath’s Equestrian Centre. A former winner of both Badminton and Burghley Horse Trials – Britain’s toughest four star events – Oliver demonstrated how he prepares his young horses for the dressage and showjumping phases by concentrating on achieving forward […]
Reaseheath College agriculture students were taken onto the scene of four life threatening ‘incidents’ which happened on the college’s working farm last week. The scenarios were of typical farming accidents and the students had minutes to work out what had happened, decide on immediate action, discuss first aid procedures and explore what measures should be […]
A thought provoking lecture by prominent conservationist Dominic Dyer was followed by informed questions from members of Reaseheath’s Conservation Society. Dominic, who is known for his debating skills at the highest level, gave a talk entitled ‘Standing Up for Wildlife at Home and Abroad’ to a full audience of students, staff and the public at […]
The debate goes on but the message is clear: studying for an equine science degree hugely improves your career prospects. This was the main topic of conversation when Reaseheath College in Cheshire partnered Horse & Hound, Britain’s most respected information source, in a recent on-line careers webchat. Equine lecturers Kate Douglas-Dala and Jess Denham, both […]
Agriculture Course Manager and Advanced Practitioner Mark Walton braved a soaking in freezing temperatures to raise money for an African charity. Students and staff queued up to hurl wet sponges and, in some cases, full buckets of water at Mark while he was secured in stocks, with donations reaching £154 in just one hour. Mark […]
Reaseheath College and North Shropshire College are exploring the potential benefits of a closer collaboration, it was announced this week. Both colleges are specialist land-based institutions, are in a strong phase of continuous growth and improvement and share a long history of delivering quality education. It is felt that, by working together to combine resources, […]
Reaseheath agricultural graduates Chris Webb and Larry Anscombe have joined forces to form a thriving calf rearing business. Along with their friend Chris Roberts, the entrepreneurial pair launched their calf unit while they were first year degree students and continued to expand it alongside their studies. They have grown quickly from an initial intake of […]
Local parishioners and members of the agricultural community came together to celebrate the new farming year at a Plough Sunday service held at Reaseheath College. A packed congregation gathered in the Nantwich college’s historic Old Hall to take part in the service and afterwards enjoyed a soup and bread lunch. The event was held in […]
‘Use technology to drive the agricultural industry forward, embrace science, be innovative and never stop learning’. This was the key advice given to Reaseheath College students at a ‘question time’ discussion looking at careers in agriculture and food production. The event, sponsored by the Food, Drink & Agricultural Group of the Chartered Institute of Marketing […]
Ambitious young farmer Robert Yardley addressed delegates and had the opportunity to meet Princess Anne at this year’s Oxford Farming Conference (OFC). Robert, 29, a current Reaseheath Foundation Degree in Agriculture undergraduate, took to the main stage of the prestigious conference to speak of his experiences with the Young DLG – the youth network of the […]
Three education ministers from the Brazilian Government visited Reaseheath to see how we work with employers to train the industry force of tomorrow. The visit was part of a project by the Association of Colleges (AoC) to encourage international links between colleges and in particular to look at successful links between education providers and industry. […]
Reaseheath College arboriculture assessor and lecturer Jonathan ‘Jono’ Finlow is in the Philippines answering an emergency call for help from rural communities hit by a typhoon. Jono and fellow members of DART International UK (Disaster Arborist Response Team) are currently part of a global relief effort in Northern Samar, which was hit by Typhoon Melor […]
Reaseheath College trained arborist Twm-Tegid Brunton hit the high notes by singing Christmas carols from the top of a 100ft high redwood tree. Wearing a fairy skirt over his safety harness Twm, a member of the North West Welsh Opera Choir, sang three carols in English and Welsh from his lofty perch to an audience […]
When tasked to ‘make a difference’, students on Reaseheath College’s Level 3 Diploma in Public Services course chose to bring joy to children whose illnesses will keep them in hospital over Christmas. They focussed on helping young patients at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in Liverpool, one of the country’s leading specialist hospitals, and donated well […]
Neigh bells rang out at Reaseheath College’s Equestrian Centre, Nantwich, when Level 3 Extended Diploma in Horse Management students organised a Christmas themed horse show. The students ran a fun schedule which included showjumping, equitation and best turned out classes and a festive fancy dress competition hotly contested by students and their horses. There was […]
A group of events management students got into the festive spirit by hosting their first Christmas Fair at Reaseheath. Seven first year students on our Level 3 Events Management course organised the Christmas Fair to raise money for this year’s nominated charity, British Heart Foundation. The students held the Christmas Fair in the historic Reaseheath […]
Riding and training enthusiasts had the privilege of watching the world’s most prolific dressage dynasty in action when the Eilberg family gave a masterclass at Reaseheath College’s Equestrian Centre in Cheshire. A sell out audience watched internationally respected coach Ferdi Eilberg, son Michael, daughter Maria and protégé Greg Sims demonstrate training methods from just backed […]
Two talented members of Reaseheath College’s trampolining squad are to represent the north west region at next year’s Association of Colleges (AoC) Sport National Championships. Georgia Thomasson, 16, and Rosie Lucas, 17, who are both studying for their Level 3 Diploma in Sport Performance at the Nantwich college, took first and fourth place respectively in […]
Our Level 3 Extended Diploma in Agriculture students proved they have a good eye for commercial livestock by selecting prize winning pigs for the English Winter Fair at Staffordshire Showground. Twelve first year students in Practical Group D selected two pigs which were entered into different classes for the best pork carcase. They were particularly […]
Reaseheath College equine students were introduced to the varied careers offered by the horse racing industry at an event run by Cheshire Racing Hub. A day of talks and demonstrations, held at the college’s equestrian centre, illustrated careers ranging from the riding and care of racehorses to jobs within support industries such as farriery, veterinary […]
When our Level 2 Bakery and Patisserie students were tasked with designing a cake for Remembrance Day, they came up with the idea of a ‘weeping window’ of poppies, similar to the display at the Tower of London 2014 commemorating the centenary of the outbreak of WW1. The students discussed, designed and decorated the cake […]
Eighty-five students who gained Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) qualifications at Reaseheath this year have celebrated their achievements. Mirroring the national trend, around half are professional horticulturists furthering their development while the remainder are career changers and keen leisure gardeners. Reaseheath is recognised as the leading RHS training and examination centre in the north west and […]
Reaseheath College remains one of the UK’s premier technical and specialist land-based colleges, Ofsted has confirmed. The results of an inspection of the Nantwich, Cheshire college, held in November, shows that Reaseheath continues to be good (Grade 2) with some exceptional features and continues to be outstanding in many areas – in particular the very […]
Reaseheath’s stock judging teams beat off opposition from land-based colleges and universities nationwide to take first and third places in the College Challenge at the East of England Smithfield Festival, Peterborough. The hotly contested competition, entered by 22 teams from 12 colleges including Newton Rigg, Askham Bryan, Moulton, Brooksby Melton, Derby, Shuttleworth and the College […]
If you are an experienced engineer who is keen to pass on your skills and experience then teaching could be for you. Reaseheath College is one of the country’s leading providers of Engineering Further Education courses, with a particular specialism in Plant and Agricultural Engineering. With industry standard equipment, facilities and a modern working environment, […]
Key figures from an Indian land-based training organisation visited our new horticultural facilities and food centre last week during a fact finding mission looking at best practice. Satender Arya, Chief Executive of the Agriculture Skill Council of India, and Sanjeev Asthana, the council’s Chairman, were in Britain as part of the UK and Indian Education […]
Three talented Reaseheath students proved they were among the best in the country by successfully competing in the WorldSkills UK national finals. Garden landscaper Chris Shore and florists Fiona Davies and Robyn Longden battled it out in front of record crowds last week at The Skills Show, the nation’s largest skills and careers event. Although […]
Our animal management undergraduates were privileged to have a lecture on the importance of research from Dr Paul Rees, a leading authority on captive elephant welfare. Dr Rees, of the University of Salford, has been advising on our degree programmes for over four years and was instrumental in the launch of our wildlife and ecology […]
Eventing enthusiasts had the chance to learn from one of the best cross country riders in the world when Paul Tapner gave a demonstration at Reaseheath College’s Equestrian Centre in Cheshire. A member of the Australian eventing team and former winner of Badminton Horse Trials, Paul shared his training tips for novice and advanced horses. […]
Reaseheath students and staff turned out in force at a college service today (Wed) to commemorate Remembrance Day. Over a thousand people gathered around the flagpole on the Nantwich college’s campus to pay tribute to those who lost their lives in conflict. A wreath of poppies supplied by students was laid by Bill Holroyd, CBE, […]
Young people are being encouraged to ‘kick on’ into a racing career thanks to a new project which turns the spotlight onto Cheshire’s thriving horseracing industry. ‘Racing Through Education’ has been launched by Cheshire Racing Hub to promote the wide choice of attractive careers available in the industry to secondary school pupils, college students and […]
Hundreds of local families got a real flavour of fruit growing at Reaseheath College’s popular apple festival over the weekend. The fruity festival, held at the Nantwich college as part of a national celebration of the English apple, featured 115 rare varieties of apples, some dating back to Roman times and some of more recent […]
Reaseheath College’s equine students had the unique opportunity to work with inspirational equine anatomist Gillian Higgins when the British Horse Society (BHS) Cheshire branch presented a ‘Horses Inside Out’ demonstration at Reaseheath’s Equestrian Centre. Gillian, who is a BHS senior coach, equine anatomist and sports and remedial therapist, founded ‘Horses Inside Out’ as an education […]
The Faculty of Higher Education at Reaseheath College launch their Bursary schemes for HE Students from September 2016. ‘The Deal @ Reaseheath’ is a package of support designed to equip new students who have a means tested household income of less than £25,000, with the tools for success in their studies. The deal comprises of a […]
Floristry students had the chance to learn from a leading expert when Diane Fair, an international floral demonstrator for the National Association of Flower Arrangement Societies (NAFAS), gave a demonstration in our historic Old Hall. During her demonstration Diane, who is also a qualified floristry judge and an award winning competitor at local and national […]
Our equine students were commended for the professional way they provided the arena party for one of the world’s premier events, the Horse of the Year Show (HOYS). Students and staff worked alongside international course designers Bob Ellis and Kelvin Bywater, learning new skills and making new contacts. Competitors included elite showjumpers John, Robert and […]
Although studying for a degree could be costly, it would prove to be a phenomenal investment in later life, new graduates from Reaseheath College heard last week. Speaking at the Nantwich college’s Faculty of Higher Education (HE) graduation ceremony, Principal Meredydd David said that an independent analysis had shown that spending £40,000 on course fees […]
Local floristry enthusiasts will get the chance to learn from a leading expert when Diane Fair gives a demonstration at Reaseheath College, Nantwich, on Tuesday October 13. Diane, an international floral demonstrator for the National Association of Flower Arrangement Societies (NAFAS), will create six floral designs during a two hour afternoon demonstration in the college’s […]
Reaseheath College in Nantwich has begun its new academic year by welcoming Richard Ratcliffe as its new Chair of Governors. Well known in agricultural and business circles and a long time supporter of Reaseheath, Richard and his wife, Gill, farm in Nantwich and also operate a number of separate farming businesses across the UK. Richard, […]
Do you want a career in the football or golf industries? Reaseheath College has teamed up with Crewe Alexandra Football Club and the Ian Woosnam Golf Academy to offer great opportunities for talented young athletes to train in football or golf with the opening of three new sport academies. The college, just across the Shropshire […]
Good luck to everyone receiving their GCSE results today! Don’t worry about letting us know your results, we will receive them automatically from the Learner Records Service on your behalf. If we need to see copies of your results before or on your start date we will let you know. If you would like to speak […]
Talented Reaseheath College trained landscape gardener Matt Beesley has proved he is among the world’s best by taking silver at the WorldSkills finals in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Matt, from Winsford, and fellow team member Jonathan Gill, from Northern Ireland, achieved Britain’s first ever medal in landscape gardening at the global, Olympics style final. The pair […]
Higher Education student satisfaction has risen for the second consecutive year at Reaseheath College according to the National Student Survey (NSS). Overall student satisfaction has risen by 12% on the previous year with the results showing an 86% satisfaction score for teaching and 83% for the academic support provided to its Higher Education students. Dean […]
Ever wondered what it’s like to be an equine student at Reaseheath College?… If you have any questions about life as an equine student, the industry, university or on-job training, we’re here to help. Join our live Horse and Hound web chat today 12pm-2pm. Reaseheath’s senior equine science lecturer Kate Douglas-Dala and Level 2 Diploma in Horse Care course manager, Jess […]