Access to Higher Education (Land-Based)
Access to Higher Education (Land-Based)
Access to Higher Education (Land-Based) is an entry route into Higher Education. Access courses are nationally recognised qualifications to help people gain knowledge and confidence to study for a degree. They are designed for those who do not hold relevant or formal academic qualifications for a degree, but who do have work and/or life experience.
A range of land-based subjects are studied at an advanced level, over 1 year. The course, which is equivalent to three ‘A’ levels, will prepare you to study at degree level at Reaseheath or elsewhere. Qualifications and experience will be considered on an individual basis at interview. We are looking for people with ambition to go on to a higher level of course and a keen motivation to learn.
Compulsory and optional modules include:
15 credits from a combination of the following:
- Independent research
- Study techniques
- Using the internet and email or using spreadsheet software
- Canine behaviour and training
45 credits from a combination of the following:
- Body systems and homeostasis – mandatory
- Cell division and heredity – mandatory
- Animal behaviour and welfare
- Animal health and husbandry
- Farm animal husbandry
- Conservation and sustainable development
- Principles of ecology
- Equine health
- Equine husbandry
- Equine groundwork and exercise
- Introduction to business studies or event management
- Nutrition and diet (human)
- Garden design
- Plants in environmental design
- Food technology and product manufacture
- Health and safety in sport
- Land based adventure activities
- Water-based adventure activities
Units may be subject to change due to awarding body criteria.
The course is designed to enable you to re-adjust to the learning environment and teaching is carried out through ‘student friendly’ lessons, assignments and practical activities. Students are assessed on their coursework by presentations, essays, practicals, research projects and exams.
Length of Course
Full-time: 1 year, 3 days per week between 10am – 3pm
Maths or English at GCSE Grade C or above or equivalent qualification. Students will be assessed on interview
Career Prospects and Further Study
The Access to HE course prepares adults for study at university level. Higher Education courses available at Reaseheath College.
Career options include:
- Animal Training
- Animal Welfare
- Veterinary Nursing
- Events Management
- Farm Management
- Adventure Sports Education
- Adventure Sports Coaching
- Adventure Sports Centre Management
- Research and Development (Food)
- New Product Development
- Food Marketing
- Quality Management
- Wildlife Crime Officer
- Animal Behaviourist
- Canine Psychologist
- Zoo Keeper
The fee for this course is £5197 however fee remissions are available as follows:
- The course is free if you are aged under 24 and it is your first Level 3 qualification
- Advanced Learner Loans are available for those learners over 19 with an existing level 3 qualification
Telephone: 01270 613260
Switchboard 01270 625131
Further Education 01270 613242
Higher Education 01270 613284
In case of an emergency please contact our Safeguarding Officer on 07889 216789.
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Accommodation and Transport
You may choose to live in halls of residence, house share with friends or live at home. Whatever you decide is best for you, finding the right place to live is important. For many of you, you will be living away from home for the first time and our Student Services team are here to help you. Living in Halls of Residence helps with the transition from home to university and many students choose to live in Halls for their first year and then share rented accommodation with friends for the remainder of their study.
All full-time Higher Education students are given the opportunity to apply for residential accommodation. First year students are guaranteed accommodation in their first year, this offer is made to all applicants who live more than a reasonable daily travelling distance from Reaseheath and who apply during the normal admissions cycle.
Reaseheath has a limited number of residential places for students who require facilities for the disabled. These rooms will be allocated on assessment of disability. Reaseheath has no provision in Halls of Residence for students who need specialist medical or nursing care. Student Services will assist in trying to find accommodation in the local community for such students.
Halls of Residence
We have a number of halls of residence on-site that offer a choice of catered or self-catered accommodation. Accommodation offers single en-suite bedrooms with a work station, WiFi and a self-catering kitchen area designated to a number of students. A warden is available 24/7 who is the point of contact should you have any questions or require assistance.
Accommodation fees for catered and self-catered options are charged on a termly basis. The college catering outlets can provide special diets on request. Prices shown are per week.
Over 18 Accommodation
|Type of Room||Self Catering||Cost per week|
|Cost per week|
|Chetwood single en-suite||£115||£165||£150|
|Platt single en-suite||£115||£165||£150|
|Student village, phase 1 single en-suite||N/A||£145||£130|
|Student village, phase 2-4 single en-suite||N/A||£135||£120|
Option A – includes 7 day meal allowance (£50)
Option B – includes 5 day meal allowance (£35)
Fees are set in the spring term and are subject to change in subsequent years to take account of inflation.
Contact Student Services at email@example.com or telephone 01270 613209 for further details on accommodation.
- Telephone connection
- Secure cycle storage
- 24-hour security, including an entry card system and CCTV
- Both mixed and single sex residences
Rooms are provided with a single bed or bunk bed, bedside cabinet, wardrobe, desk with lamp, chair and a waste bin. Students are encouraged to bring their own bed linen and to launder it in the facilities provided. However, where this is not possible, an annual charge is made for bed linen to be hired and laundered by the College.
Rooms are cleaned weekly. Bins are emptied daily (Monday-Friday).
Bathrooms, toilet and kitchen areas are cleaned daily (Monday-Friday).
You will see a typical student room, and find out what it is like to live on campus if you attend our Higher Education Open Days and Visit Days.
If you prefer to find your own accommodation Student Services can advise you on finding suitable accommodation nearby.
A multi-faith support member of staff is available at the College as is a multi-faith prayer room.
Write to us at…
Call us on…
Higher Education: 01270 613284
Switchboard: 01270 625131