Reaseheath has come a long way since we starting teaching 100 years ago, but we certainly haven’t lost our agriculture roots.
We are proud that today Reaseheath College is one of the UK’s leading specialist land-based colleges, offering full-time diplomas, apprenticeships, degrees and professional CPD courses in a variety of vocational and land-based subjects.
The Reaseheath family has continued to grow in recent years, and in addition to the courses we offered when we first started teaching, we now also offer courses in sport, equine, business, conservation and many more, and have been graded as a ‘Good’ college with outstanding features at our most recent Ofsted Inspection.
We also offer many degree programmes at our University Centre. We launched our first higher education programme in 1988, in 2009 we became an Associate College of the University of Chester delivering their degree programmes, and in 2016 we offically became University Centre Reaseheath. In 2019, we were delighted to be awarded TEF Silver in the Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework.
Our mission is to deliver Industry Focused, Career Ready courses. Thanks to the amazing support we receive from employers and businesses, we ensure our facilities and teaching are relevant and provide skills and expertise needed for successful careers in the industry. We are excited to be leading the way in our use of innovative technology in the land-based sector, which includes for example our plans for vertical farming and robotic milking systems. We have some of the best specialist, industry-standard facilities and resources in the country, following an £80 million investment across campus.
Our facilities include an £8 million Advanced Engineering and Agri-Tech Centre, £6 million Sports Sciences and Performance Academy, £8 million National Centre for Horticulture, the Environment and Sustainable Technology, £7 million Food Centre and our £2.4 million Animal Management Training Centre. We also have a £3.5 million Equestrian Centre, which was opened by Her Majesty, The Queen in 2010. Our Food Technology department was visited by HRH Prince of Wales in 2005.