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More award nominations for Myerscough floristry

Posted on Thursday 28 July 2016

Myerscough College’s floristry department has been shortlisted for yet more national awards.


The British Florist Association (BFA) Awards recognise the best in the industry with a prestigious annual ceremony. Myerscough College has four nods this year, having been shortlisted in the category of Training Provider of the Year, while staff members Sam Cook and Alison Ogden are nominated for Floristry Tutor of the Year. Myerscough student, Fiona West, who has j .. read more

Myerscough staff present at world research conference

Posted on Wednesday 27 July 2016

Two Myerscough members of staff have presented some of the College’s research at the World Scientific Congress of Golf, at St Andrews in Scotland.


Dr John Fry, Lead Researcher and Lecturer in Sport, and Tom Davies, Senior Lecturer in Golf, presented at the prestigious event, which brings together world leading researchers, professionals, and industry personnel interested in the areas of The Golfer, The Golf Course, and Equipment and Technology. The conferen .. read more

Myerscough student in landscape WorldSkills final

Posted on Tuesday 26 July 2016

A Myerscough College landscaping apprentice has made the national final of the 2016 WorldSkills competition.


First year Level 2 Landscaping Apprentice, Jacob Botting, from Bespoke Outdoor Spaces Ltd, impressed the judges with his build at the annual RHS Tatton Flower Show, where he competed alongside the other finalists from across the country.


Jacob will now go through to the national WorldSkills finals which are held at the Skills Show in November, .. read more

Four new Honorary Fellowships awarded

Posted on Wednesday 20 July 2016

Myerscough College is delighted to announce the awarding of its latest Honorary Fellowships.


Animal welfare champion, Cindy Milburn; equine and veterinary science expert, Professor Peter Clegg; former British international wheelchair fencer, disability consultant & hate crime campaigner, Adrian Derbyshire; and RHS award-winning landscape designer & gardener, Jody Lidgard, have all accepted the highest honour that the College can bestow.


They .. read more

FEATURE: Football coaching degree sets firm career foundations

Posted on Tuesday 12 July 2016

Myerscough College’s foundation degree course in football coaching has gone from strength to strength over the last few years, with a number of students making significant strides to a successful career within the industry.


We caught up with a number of students to get their thoughts on the course provision & work opportunities, the College, and their plans for the future:


Jack Williams, 19, from Bl .. read more

Apprenticeship reforms and 'The Levy' at Myerscough College

Posted on Tuesday 12 July 2016

Apprenticeship reforms – The Facts

The government has set a challenging target of recruiting 3 million Apprentices by the year 2020. Reforms to Apprenticeships continue to grow momentum and we are now seeing the introduction of a new range of Apprenticeship Standards which will replace the Apprenticeship Frameworks currently available. Current frameworks will be phased out as Apprentices move across to the new standards.

In 2017 .. read more

Staff & students answer DIY SOS call

Posted on Monday 11 July 2016

Staff and learners from Myerscough College have played their part in the redevelopment of a Blackpool Children’s Centre for the BBC programme, DIY SOS – The Big Build.


A Myerscough team joined other tradesmen to give their time and skills free of charge to complete the challenge of renovating the Blenheim House site on the Fylde coast. The building has been transformed from a run-down, neglected Victorian house, to a fun, safe and supportive environme .. read more

Croxteth campus expansion plans revealed

Posted on Wednesday 06 July 2016

Ambitious plans for a £3.5 million expansion and revamp of Myerscough College’s Merseyside campus have been released.


The proposals for Croxteth Hall Park were unveiled at the meeting of the Croxteth Hall Stakeholders’ Committee last week.  Myerscough revealed detailed plans and an artist’s impression of the new development – called the Myerscough College Croxteth Centre - at the meeting.


The proposals see single-st .. read more

Neil goes a fairway to making Olympic golf a success

Posted on Monday 04 July 2016

A former Myerscough College student is in charge of the Olympic golf course in Rio, as the sport returns to the Games after an absence of 112 years.


Golf hasn’t been contested at the Olympics since 1904, but the games this summer will see the best in the world compete for medals on a course managed by Neil Cleverly. Neil learned his craft with Myerscough in the late 1990s, joining the College as a mature student following 15 years in the armed forces. He gr .. read more

Palmer Cup adventures for Myerscough golf students

Posted on Wednesday 29 June 2016

Myerscough College golf students have played a major part in the latest Arnold Palmer Cup - the college version of the Ryder Cup, played between Europe and the U.S.A.


The annual international collegiate competition took place at Formby Golf Club in Liverpool, with Myerscough FE students invited to provide the important role of caddying at the event.


Since its inception in 1997, the tournament, which adopts a ‘Ryder Cup’ style format, has .. read more

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