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You’ll find all you’re looking for at Myerscough College

Myerscough specialises in education and training for the land-based and sports industries. We teach more than 20 different subjects, many of which might already be hobbies and activities you enjoy doing in your spare time! For example, you can study motorsports, golf, football, horticulture and landscaping, animal care and equine studies. Plus, there’s a whole range of other subjects available that will give you the hands on, practical skills that you need to secure the job of your dreams.

The chance to travel

Another good reason for studying at Myerscough is the opportunity to work and study abroad. We have close links with many overseas colleges and three American universities, allowing a number of our students to undertake study abroad. What’s more, several of our courses provide the opportunity to work abroad on placements - so if you like travel, here’s a great place to start your journey!

Excellent facilities and a new way of learning

Because many of the courses at Myerscough are about getting you ready for the world of work, a lot of your time will be spent acquiring practical skills – either outside in the open air, in purpose-built workshops or in environments which reflect the workplace. This means your learning experience is made more enjoyable, enriching and fun! We also have exceptional learning facilities, including an extensive library and fully resourced computer centre for all your study and IT needs.

Progression to Higher Education

One of the great things about Myerscough is that, if you’re looking to progress to a degree course at the end of your studies, we offer a choice of Foundation Degrees and Honours Degrees at our Preston campus. Higher Education opportunities exist in each of our subject areas and don’t forget that by studying for a Level 3 Diploma or Extended Diploma qualification it provides the opportunity to progress to a degree course either here at Myerscough or many other colleges and universities.

Background Information

Built on the site of the old Myerscough Hall, some six miles north of Preston, Myerscough College is a land-based Higher and Further Education college dating back to the 19th century.

The original college was agricultural, and based on the south side of Preston near Hutton, moving to the current site in Bilsborrow, near Garstang, in 1969. Various other Myerscough Centres have been added since - in Blackburn, Burnley, Liverpool and Manchester. Each offers a variety of land-based and sport courses. In addition, there is the Myerscough Centre in Dorset - The Lynwood Veterinary Hospital - which specialises in veterinary nursing.

Last year there were around 6000 students, of whom 2000 were full time, and a little over a thousand study Higher Education. Subjects include in motorsports, mechanisation, sports and leisure, golf, arboriculture, landscape design, animal care, equine studies, horticulture, and farriery/metalwork. Short courses for industry range from crane handling to crop spraying, and short leisure courses from caravan manoevring to floristry.

There is an International Equine Arena, a golf course and Simulated Golf Training Centre, the National Arboricultural Centre, an off-road driving track, a dedicated Animal Academy, a Plant Centre with tropical and temperate greenhouses, Myerscough Gardens and Arboreta, sports fields and a Gymnasium, as well as woods, fields, ponds and a river on the site. In addition Myerscough College houses the Rural Business Centre, which provides support for rural business in the form of courses, advice, links and the Rural Business Incubator for startup businesses.

Myerscough College is incorporated under the Further and Higher Education Act 1992, and the Principal is Ann Turner.

Phone: 01995 642222

Email: enquiries@myerscough.ac.uk