Choosing the right course for you

Our courses have more of a practical side to them than courses in sixth forms and some other colleges.

If you have an interest in subjects such as Biology, Physics or Maths why not explore this with one of our courses like Animal Management, Agriculture, Horticulture, Sport or Engineering?

We offer a number of routes within each level to suit individual needs. You can apply for the course level based on your GCSEs or equivalent qualifications. When you come to our Course Open Events or at your interview we will agree with you which course and level is right for you.

After you have completed your GCSEs there are two routes of study available to you at Reaseheath:

Full time courses

Courses run at different levels (Entry Level – Level 3) dependent on your previous qualifications and experience.

Please check the course information on our website for the specific GCSE subjects you require.

Work placements are an important part of your course as they provide you with the extra skills employers look for in an employee. You will be expected to organise your own work placement, however, in some cases the College may be able to help you. The format of work placements at Reaseheath vary, some students study for one day in the college week and others will undertake theirs in a block.


Reaseheath College offers apprenticeship programmes at Levels 2 and 3. These programmes are for those of you who are in employment and who wish to gain new qualifications.

Qualification routes

What GCSE results will you get?

Course level


Next steps

5 GCSEs at grade 4/C or aboveLevel 3 Technical Baccalaureate2 yearsEquivalent of up to 4.5 A levels or 216 UCAS points, these courses will enable you to move onto a higher education course, degree or foundation degree, or a higher apprenticeship
4 GCSEs at grade 4/C or above
(preferably including English Language and Maths)
Level 31, 2 or 3 year sandwich courseEquivalent to 1-3 A levels, these courses will enable you to move on to a higher education course – degree or foundation degree
GCSEs grades 3/C/D/E or aboveLevel 21 yearIf you successfully complete this course you may move onto the Level 3 course or an apprenticeship
No qualifications requiredLevel 1 (Foundation Learning)1-2 yearsCompleting this course means you may be able to progress onto the Level 2 Diploma or an apprenticeship
No qualifications requiredEntry Level1-3 yearsAfter Entry Level learning you could go straight to a Level 1 Diploma (Foundation Learning) at Reaeheath

* The chart above is aimed toward 16+ school leavers however equivalent qualifications also apply.

Level 3 Diplomas explained

At Reaseheath we offer a range of level 3 qualifications that are tailored for progression into university or straight into the world of work. For more information on our level 3 qualifications please click here.

Raising the participation age

The Government has raised the participation age to 18, which means that from 2015 all young people are required to stay on in education or training until this age.