Academy of Foundation Learning and Life Skills

Learn vital life skills to help you academically, personally and in finding employment with our Academy of Foundation Learning and Life Skills.

You’ll learn about subjects that interest you and our very experienced staff, who have worked extensively with young people including those with disabilities, will be onhand to support you in achieving your goals.

Work experience placements, volunteering opportunities and fundraising activities will help boost your confidence. As your confidence grows, you’ll develop key employability skills such as time keeping, understanding body language and learning how to work as part of a team. You’ll also continuing to improve your English and maths.

You’ll be based in Chaffinch, our £1.5 million purpose-built centre, solely for use by our foundation students. You’ll also have access to industry standard facilities across campus and, depending on which course you choose, you could find yourself working in our advanced engineering centre, equestrian centre, commercial farm, sports centre or in our specialist teaching zoo and purpose-built farm barn.

Our supportive team of staff really want you to succeed and will help you fulfil your aspirations.


Entry Level Programme


Foundation Learning Level 1 Programmes


Level 2 Extended Certificate in Animal Care


Career Development Pathway (CDP)


Preparing for Realistic Experiences and Progression

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Why study Entry and Foundation at Reaseheath?

You’ll be learning in our classrooms and industrial units where you’ll develop your practical skills and knowledge to industry standards.

Our friendly and highly qualified staff will support you throughout your learning journey.

Learn about things you are passionate about and develop employability skills while you improve your English and maths – you can choose from subjects such as Agriculture, Animal Care, Engineering and Horticulture.

Gain new skills while you experience the many things our campus has to offer like looking after zoo and farm animals and growing plants.

You will be supported in your preparation for work by completing a work placement, by developing your personal learning, improving your thinking skills and working as part of a team.

You can join fundraising activities and help to organise events to raise money for local charities.