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Entry Level Programme at Reaseheath College

Course description

Try out Animal Care, Horticulture, Agriculture, Countryside and Equine in this exciting 1 year programme.

Your needs are fully assessed before you start and we will keep in contact with your parent or carer all of the time so that everyone is involved in making your life at college enjoyable and successful.

As well as enjoying practical activities you will continue to study maths and English. This course has a strong emphasis on your personal and social development and you will spend time developing your employability skills. You will also take part in a ‘Fit for Work’ sports sessions as well as complete 100 hours of work experience.

The Entry Level Programme is made up of three separate 1 year courses, this means you will have to reapply each year. For some students the pathway through entry level may take up to 3 years.

You will gain:

  • Entry 3 Extended Certificate in Employability Skills
  • Functional Skills or GCSE in English and Maths depending on previous qualifications

Course content

Year 1

  • Personal planning
  • Working as part of a team
  • Behaviour at work
  • Managing own money
  • Effective communication
  • Life skills
  • Anger management
  • Functional Skills in English and Maths
  • ‘Fit for Work’ sports activity
  • 50 hours work experience

Year 2

  • Animal Care
  • Horticulture
  • Agriculture
  • Travel training
  • Independent living
  • Functional Skills in English and Maths
  • ‘Fit for Work’ sports activity
  • 50 hours work experience

Year 3

  • Developing study skills
  • Personal learning and thinking skills
  • Interview skills
  • Community project
  • Customer service
  • Participating in an enterprise activity
  • ‘Fit for Work’ sports activity
  • 50 hours work experience

Entry requirements

  • You do not need exam passes to start but you do need to be at entry level in literacy and numeracy
  • You will have at least one interview and an assessment of your literacy and numeracy and support needs before you are offered a place

Future opportunities

  • Entry Level Year 3 students could apply to study an Entry 3 or Foundation Learning Level 1 programme, or progress on to a Support Internship, voluntary or paid work.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Reaseheath College directly.

Last updated date: 13 September 2016

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    • You will be studying in the beautiful, rural setting of Cheshire, one mile from the market town of Nantwich with good connections to Manchester, Birmingham, Liverpool and Chester. 

      The Reaseheath campus itself is small enough to retain its friendly, family atmosphere, but large enough for you to be able to mix with lots of groups of students. 

      Our front lawn is great to sit out on during the summer and the College lake has much wildlife to watch. 

      Over the past few years we have invested over £50 million in our campus to give you the best possible environment for learning. 

      A further £30 million investment is planned for the campus including a £6 million advanced agricultural technology and engineering facility, new halls of residence and new sporting facilities.