What does your future look like?
What does your future look like?
At Reaseheath College and University Centre, we are passionate about providing you with the knowledge and skills needed to thrive in your future career.
Our winning combination of outstanding facilities, unrivalled student support, highly experienced staff and strong industry partnerships will help you to get ahead in preparation for your future career.
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What our students say about us
“I enjoyed so many experiences and opportunities at Reaseheath. I was encouraged to try different things and to develop my own unique skills set.
“Becoming a Reaseheath Zoo guide and getting involved in summer schools made me think seriously about becoming an educator, specialising in natural history and conservation. It’s really important that we inspire the next generation to care for the natural world.
“Whilst I was an undergraduate I gained a Youth Leadership Award, and I also become Vice Chair and then Chair of Chester Zoo’s Youth Board. We were tasked with helping to shape the zoo’s future and strengthen its appeal to teenagers and young adults. I’ve now set up a forest school and I also work as a Wildlife Trust educator, so I feel I’ve achieved a lot.”
BSc Zoo Management 2020
Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) Liverpool John Moores University 2021
Job Title: Freelance outdoor educator
“I came to Reaseheath after GCSEs because I knew it would be the best place for me to learn the skills I needed. The college has a great reputation for its food courses and fantastic facilities, equal to any you’d find in industry.
“Learning in depth about making chocolate and bread was an eye opener, particularly at Level 3 when you learn about the science and methodology of baking.
“I got a part-time job as a chef at a restaurant while I was still studying and I was offered a full time job there as soon as I finished my course. There are so many careers in the food industry with opportunities for travel. In the future I may specialise as a chocolatier.”
Job Title: Pâtisserie Chef
Previous Courses: Level 2 Diploma in Bakery and Patisserie 2018
Level 3 Diploma in Bakery and Patisserie 2019
“We opened our own artisan floristry shop in 2019 while still studying part-time for our Level 3 Diploma at Reaseheath College. We discovered we both wanted to own a floristry shop offering rustic floral designs for weddings and events.
“Our business has flourished beyond all expectations and we’ve already taken on another former floristry student – and others on work placement. Last year we won third in the British Florist Association’s ‘Retail Shop of the Year’ and were invited to join the Good Florist Guide. Both are very prestigious within the industry and are awarded for high standards and excellent designs.
“We both have three children so chose part-time study to fit in with domestic duties. Learning specific business skills, such as how to prepare a wedding contract and consult with clients, were as important as the practical elements and helped us to get to where we are today.”
Job titles: Co-owners of Bramble & Blooms, Tarporley, Cheshire
Previous course: Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Floristry
“Being an arborist isn’t all about having fun swinging in treetops and using chainsaws – there’s a lot of technique backed by biology. To be able to trim trees properly you need to understand how they work.
“Reaseheath’s course gives you a good balance between the practical and theoretical sides of arboriculture. Our classroom sessions were very interesting, particularly topics such as how trees self heal and how to prevent decay, while the practical side gave us a good grounding in how to climb trees safely and the skills and confidence to use the equipment.
“I began working for Treefellers while still a student and became full time after I completed my diploma. Our work varies from managing vegetation on railway lines to removing mature trees from homeowners’ gardens, so every day is different.”
Current job role: Arborist / tree climber with Treefellers
Previous course: Level 3 Diploma in Forestry and Arboriculture 2021
“My ambition has always been to work with animals and I’m proud that I’m now a fully qualified veterinary nurse.
“I started my training as a Veterinary Care Assistant straight from school. This gave me a great insight into the industry and prepared me for my Veterinary Nurse Apprenticeship. During this course I attended college one day a week and spent the rest of the week working for Vets4Pets.
“I chose this pathway because I enjoy the caring aspect while also being involved in the medical side and assisting during surgery. I’m particularly interested in anaesthesia and phlebotomy, and I may specialise in the future.
“I now work for Sanderson Vets on the Wirral, which is a small animal and referrals practice, so I’m constantly gaining more experience.
“I thoroughly enjoyed studying at Reaseheath. The college has a brilliant Veterinary Nursing department and my courses enabled me to learn theory alongside practical experience. The teaching team were really supportive and it felt amazing when I passed my final OSCE exams!”
“I felt Reaseheath’s course would give me the best introduction to the built environment. …and It’s taken me further than I ever thought possible.
“As well as preparing me academically for university, the syllabus was incredibly diverse and delivered so many different skills and experiences. My course manager went above and beyond to make the topics relevant, from using the latest technical surveying equipment to arranging site visits and industry trips. Our practical projects included designing a plan for a new agricultural showground, which was implemented at college, and I also won best overall design for an outdoor classroom to be built on campus.
“There are so many options for women in the construction industry, so great to see other female students had chosen the diploma route too. My degree is also delivering everything I want from it and I’m looking forward to my year’s industry placement.”
“I’ve always planned to enter the business world. I Iike the idea of working for myself and choosing my own way in life.
“My business is in its second year and I’m very happy with the way it’s developed. I sell different types of shoes and sizes over a range of internet platforms. The majority are trainer-type shoes but I also sell other styles.
“I started by selling hyped branded clothes but realised that the shoes market offered good potential. There’s been a big cultural shift and shoes have become the way people express themselves. I’ve invested and built up my stock and gained lots of good feedback and return business.
“I can make a sale within an hour of listing and I do the packing and posting myself. It’s a global market and I’m often responding to email enquiries in the middle of the night – you need to give people an immediate response, otherwise they go elsewhere.
“I thought this course was my best option because it’s very diverse and covers the skills you need in real world business like finance and tax. My lecturers have been very supportive too.”