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Reaseheath College

Welcome to the Reaseheath College Marquee, where you can find close up encounters with our zoo animals, masterclasses from our experts on all sorts of subjects, as well as information about our college!

We are a land-based college in Cheshire which offers diplomas, apprenticeships and degrees in a wide variety of subject areas including agriculture, conservation, horticulture, animal management and many more. Our beautiful 330-hectare campus in Nantwich offers on-site accommodation and specialist teaching facilities which have recently had £80 million of investment, including our £9 million National Horticulture Centre, our £7 million Advanced Agri-Tech Centre and our £2.4 million Animal Management Training Centre, which all house industry standard equipment. We also have an on-site farm, commercial mini-zoo, extensive woodland and a £3.5 million Equestrian Centre, with scientific research laboratories and state-of-the-art professional equipment. Our outstanding facilities, paired with our expert teaching staff and great industry links, help our students prepare for successful careers in their chosen industries.

Read a message from Marcus Clinton, our Principal and CEO

If you would like more information about studying at Reaseheath College, please visit where you can learn more about our courses, accommodation and the support we offer our students.

If you scroll to the bottom of this page you will also be able to learn something new by watching a variety of masterclass videos from our specialist teaching staff. They share their knowledge with you while giving their tips on a variety of topics such as how to attract birds to your garden, how to maintain your chainsaw, how to conduct pre-start checks on a quad bike and much more.

Our 2019 Royal Cheshire County Show highlights!

Great careers start at Reaseheath! Watch our video below to find out more

Year 10 Virtual Event - 1st July

If you’re considering your next steps for this September, we understand that it’s currently a very difficult time for you and we want to do everything we can to help you choose the right college course. Although we can’t invite you on to our beautiful campus, we still want to give you the opportunity to find out about Reaseheath College and discover the many courses we offer.

That’s why you can still access all of the information we had available at our last Virtual Course Open Event, by following this link

We’re holding Year 10 Virtual events on Wednesday 1st of July.

The days will include:

• Meet our Principal, Marcus Clinton
• Subject specific presentations
• Advice on your next steps including how to apply
• Take a virtual tour of our campus and residential accommodation
• Find out about careers, finance, transport, accommodation and learner support

If you are interested in attending please visit this page to register your interest

Reaseheath Apprenticeships

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Digital skills and Technology

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Silaging at Reaseheath College

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Find out more about studying at University Centre Reaseheath

At University Centre Reaseheath we strive to offer our undergraduates a unique higher education experience where academic excellence and student satisfaction go hand in hand.

Taught by our expert staff, our industry-relevant courses provide the transferable skills employers demand and we encourage students to broaden their horizons through work-based learning and optional overseas study tours. Find out more about UCR here

We’re sorry that we can’t invite you on to our beautiful campus, but we still want to give you the opportunity to find out about University Centre Reaseheath and discover the many courses we offer. That’s why we’re holding a Virtual Degree Open Event on Wednesday 24th June, 4-6pm.

Our Virtual Degree Open Event will give you the opportunity to:

  • • Meet our Dean of Higher Education, Peter Greenall
  • • Watch subject specific presentations from our lecturers and ask them questions
  • • Find out about the courses we offer and the right one for you
  • • Get advice on your next steps, including how to apply and prepare for University
  • • Take a virtual tour of our campus and residential accommodation
  • • Find out about finance, transport, accommodation and learner support

This event is for you if you are interested in studying a degree at University Centre Reaseheath, whether you are in Year 12, Year 13 or looking for a change of career. If you are in Year 13 it’s not too late to apply for this September and we will support you through your application process. In the meantime, if you have any questions for us or would like some advice on your next steps, you can contact our Higher Education team: or call 01270 613284

Register here for the UCR Virtual Open Day

Student life at University Centre Reaseheath

Reaseheath Mini Zoo

Reaseheath Mini Zoo is set in the scenic rural grounds of Reaseheath College.
During your visit you will see species from around the world, why not catch a keeper talk during your visit to find out more about our collection or book one of our many zoo experiences.

The zoo is used by students at the college in term time, and because of this we are only open to the public only during school holidays and at weekends. There’s something for everyone at Reaseheath Mini Zoo, we hope you enjoy your visit!

Due to the current situation with coronavirus the zoo is closed and all activities are postponed until further notice.

Find out more about the zoo here

We’re bringing the zoo to you with our up-close Animal Encounters videos!

Ring-tailed Lemurs

Meet the lemurs

Brazilian Tapir

Meet the tapirs

Masterclass videos

Adventure Sports: Fire lighting technique

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Adventure Sports: How to do a range of knots

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Agriculture: How to do pre-start checks on a quad bike

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Agricultural Engineering: Practical’s at Reaseheath

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Animal Management: An introduction to the animal management course

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Cake decorating: Top tips for your kit

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Cake decorating: How to make a bear out of icing

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Cake decorating: How to paint patterns on a cake

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Construction: Brick replacement

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Construction: Repoint brickwork

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Environmental Conservation: How to set up moth traps

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Equine: Pole exercises

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Equine: How to do a basic back massage on your horse

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Forestry: Chainsaw maintenance

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Forestry: Climbing ropes tips

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Forestry: How to throw a rope over a tree

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Motor Vehicle – Basic driveway vehicle check

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Public Services: An introduction to fitness testing

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Look out for our Lambing weekends in March 2021 - and have a look at the video below for highlights from this year!

Need to get in touch?

Reaseheath College, Nantwich Cheshire CW5 6DF

Further Education: 01270 613242
Higher Education: 01270 613284
Switchboard: 01270 625131

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