Frequently Asked Questions

For the Vocational Opportunities Programme only. 

If you have any questions about Forest College please contact lynne.jones@reaseheath.ac.uk | 01270 613160.

Learners who are currently in Year 9 – date of birth between 01/09/06 and 31/08/07.

Courses run across several curriculum areas; Agriculture, Agricultural Engineering, Animal Care, Business, Construction, Equine, Food and Motor Vehicle.

No, courses will only run if enough students have applied to make a course viable.

Level 1 courses are aimed at lower ability students working at GCSE level 4 and below.

No, students attend one day a week, term-time only. Wednesday in Year 10 and Thursday in Year 11.

Yes, some courses have externally set exams. All courses have practical assessments.

All of these courses last for 2 years starting in year 10. If a student is looking to gain a qualification they should be registered at Reaseheath for the full 2 years.

The day starts at 9.30am and finishes in time for a 2.30pm departure.

There is a current fee of £895 per year for students at school. Funding is claimed centrally for home educated students subject to good attendance.

Contact the 14-16 Vocational Opportunities Programme Lead directly regarding home educated students. Learners on school roll will need permission from school who will apply on their behalf.

Schools send learning support as needed for practical and theory sessions.

Schools usually provide their own transport transport. Full-time Reaseheath students have priority for places on college transport and permissions are needed for under 16’s to use the college buses.

This will depend on the course and details will be provided before September. Basic clothing will be overalls and steel toe capped boots where appropriate.

There are currently 3 routes – entry level, functional skills levels 1 and 2 and GCSE. Initial assessments determine the route followed. This is for Home Educated students only.

Jan Berringtonjan.berrington@reaseheath.ac.uk, 01270 613194.