Leading in the field of agriculture specializing in dairy and precision farming, soils and water.
- High level vocational and technical skills development for all aspects of the food supply chain
- Working with Industry partners on applied research and knowledge transfer
- £50 million investment in cutting-edge specialist facilities, including;
- National Centre for Agri-Tech and Advanced Engineering
- National Centre for Horticulture, Environment and Sustainable Technologies
- Reaseheath Food Centre – a unique BRC7 certified centre for innovation and manufacturing excellence
- Higher Education and Employer Open Innovation Centre
- Commercial farm housing our leading MOET Holstein herd, and anaerobic digestion unit
- New residential provision supporting National and International delivery
Reaseheath College has c.7000 students enrolled on educational programmes, with over 3000 on full-time specialist technical courses, 800 students studying Foundation Degrees and Honours Degrees, with MSc’s and an MBA being developed for 2016. Reaseheath’s specialist agricultural provision attracts employers and students UK-wide and the on-site farm, which incorporates leading edge technology including robotics and GPS, is supporting our students to be employment ready for now and the future. Reaseheath’s specialist provision attracts employers and students from the UK and Internationally.
The National Centre of Excellence for Agri-Tech, a £5.58 million facility, will be based at the Reaseheath College in Cheshire, will combine all aspects of agricultural innovation, mechanisation and advanced engineering, as well as an accommodation block to house 200 students. The Centre will provide general teaching areas, workshop space, specialised facilities for robotics, tractor simulation, GPS and the most advanced agricultural engineering machines associated with precision farming, meeting current and future skills needs in line with local, regional and national priorities.
Reaseheath College, with the University of Chester, is also included in the N8 (Northern Universities Partnership) in a HEFCE Catalyst and Agri-Tech BIS proposal to form a Northern network to support and deliver the Government Agri-Technology Strategy.