Christleton High School Students

Learning to Work

Learning to Work is a two-year programme for selected students in Year 10 and 11 which takes two option blocks on the timetable and has two main components:

  1. Reaseheath College or Work Placement
  2. School-based sessions led by the BITE team

Reaseheath College or Work Placement: one day a week.

Students study one of the following courses from the College Vocational Opportunities Programme:

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Course Title Course Information Qualification
Agriculture Working with crops & farm animals; Maintenance of tools & equipment; Tractor operation & maintenance City & Guilds Level 1 Diploma in Land-based Studies
Animal Care Animal feeding & watering; Maintaining animal accommodation; Handling, exercise & restraint City & Guilds Level 1 Diploma in Land-based Studies or Pearson BTEC First Award in Animal Care
Construction Health & Safety; First Aid; Brickwork; Carpentry & joinery; Using & maintaining tools; Site maintenance Pearson Level 1 BTEC Certificate in Construction
Equine Horse care & management; Heath & condition; Feeding & fattening; Grooming; Stable management City & Guilds Level 1 Diploma in Land-based Studies
Food Studies Preparing & cooking; understanding balanced diets; planning & producing dishes for a purpose NCFE Level 1 and 2 Certificate in Food Safety and Cookery
Motor Vehicle Maintenance Health & Safety; Engines & Systems; Fast-fit Operation; Electrical Systems IMIAL Level 1 or 2 Certificate in Service & Maintenance Engineering
Level 1 is equivalent to the new GCSE grades 3 and below; Level 2 is equivalent to the new GCSE grades 4 and above

The college sessions take place every Wednesday or Thursday during term time and form part of the timetable of all students concerned.

Further information about Reaseheath College and the Vocational Opportunities Programme courses offered by visiting their website:

Transport to and from the college is by minibus, leaving school at 8.45am and returning for 3.30pm. Students are provided with overalls, boots and other equipment and do not need to wear school uniform on these days.

Alternatively students can choose a work placement which links to their future career aspirations (e.g. hairdressing). This has led to a Saturday job being offered to one of our students this year.