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Myerscough College hire next generation of Plant Maintenance Apprentices

Posted on Wednesday 20 August 2014

Fifteen new Myerscough College Construction Plant Maintenance Apprentices have been recruited in a partnership with a major company within the sector.


The college’s Employer Services Team teamed up with Vp plc for a lengthy recruitment drive with applications from 100s of young people across the country, with Myerscough learners now beginning their careers at Vp’s companie .. read more

Double success for Myerscough at Southport Flower Show

Posted on Monday 18 August 2014

Show gardens built by Myerscough College apprentices and designed by primary school children have won Gold at this year’s Southport Flower Show.


Myerscough learners built two gardens based on the winning entries from the Schools Design-a-Garden Competition. The theme of the design was ‘Brazil’, with two designs chosen out of more than 600 pupils who took part. .. read more

Blackpool FC’s latest signing is Myerscough apprentice

Posted on Thursday 14 August 2014

Blackpool Football Club has unveiled their latest summer signing, snapping up another learner from Myerscough College as an apprentice groundsman.


Trafford Bretherton was picked from dozens of applications for the role, and will now complete an Intermediate Apprenticeship in Sportsturf. The 16-year-old will work under the direction of Head Groundsman, Stan Raby, to maintain the ground .. read more

Student satisfaction increases at Myerscough College

Posted on Tuesday 12 August 2014

Students studying at Myerscough College continue to be very happy, with 88 per cent of respondents to this year's National Student Survey (NSS) saying they are satisfied overall with their course.

Figures published today (August 12th)  by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) show Myerscough has the highest overall satisfaction levels of specialist lan .. read more

News in brief

Posted on Thursday 07 August 2014

Football scholarship earned thanks to Myerscough link


A teenage goalkeeper has been snapped up by League One side, Fleetwood, after being spotted while training with Myerscough College’s Football Academy.


Max Johnson was planning on enrolling on a Level 3 BTEC Football Studies .. read more

Exciting New Changes to College Transport Options

Posted on Wednesday 06 August 2014

We are trying to make it more flexible for you to travel to and from College.


In 2014/15 Myescough College will be offering College bus passes to students travelling from Fleetwood, Blackpool, Burnley, Blackburn, Clitheroe and St Annes.


Students travelling from Preston can purchase a "Preston Bus" bus pass and we have also secured an additional return journey on the Preston Bus Station route at lunchtime.


St .. read more

Campus roundup

Posted on Tuesday 05 August 2014

Floristry student earns Worldskills final place


A Myerscough College floristry student has qualified to compete in the national final of this year’s WorldSkills event.


Lisa Wilkinson will now take part in the competition at the annual Skills Show in Birmingham in November. .. read more

Myerscough College shortlisted for a national heart charity award

Posted on Tuesday 05 August 2014

Myerscough College has been shortlisted for a national charity award for their work in trying to reduce the number of deaths from heart attacks.


The annual Heart Safe Awards is organised by North West charity, Hand On Heart. Money raised by the awards evening goes to providing defibrillators and training to schools and colleges across the UK.


.. read more

QAA report puts Myerscough at the top of Higher Education provision

Posted on Friday 01 August 2014

Standards of Higher Education provision at Myerscough College have received glowing praise in an official report published today (August 1st).


The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) has confirmed the quality and standards of provision at Myerscough College following its review in May 2014. Two areas of the review received a commendation, while there were a .. read more

European Farriery Championship a big success

Posted on Thursday 31 July 2014

Leading farriers from across Europe have gathered at Myerscough College to compete in the European Championship & Convention, described as the ‘best ever held’.


Staged every two years, 54 competitors from 16 nations took part in the three day event at the college’s main Preston campus. The Championships consisted of a series of classes, intended to test forging a .. read more

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