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Good night for Myerscough at Wyre Business Awards

Posted on Friday 27 November 2015

A Myerscough College learner has been honoured at the 2015 Wyre Business Awards.

Ashley Roche was named Apprentice of the Year at the prestigious black-tie event at the Marine Hall in Fleetwood last night (Thursday, November 26th).

Local lad Ashley is currently undertaking an Advanced Apprenticeship in Workbased Horticulture (Sportsturf), and is currently on the groundstaff with Fleetwood Town Football Club, looking after the immaculate pl .. read more

Myerscough College working towards becoming diversity leader

Posted on Thursday 26 November 2015

Myerscough College is pledging to become a leading provider in equality, diversity and inclusion in the education sector.

The ‘Investors in Diversity’ quality mark is awarded to establishments who strive to improve Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) practices within their organisation. Myerscough achieved the prestigious stage 1 award last summer after months of hard work and are now working towards the requirements of the next stage.

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Myerscough a hit at Skills Show

Posted on Wednesday 25 November 2015

Myerscough College’s attractions proved popular at this year’s national Skills Show.

Myerscough was chosen, for a second year, to deliver a "Have a Go" activity at the annual three day event at the NEC in Birmingham, which attracts around 75,000 visitors from across the country.

The event, hosted by Find a Future, is an opportunity for providers and employers to showcase the range of career options and Apprenticeships they have available. .. read more

SUCCESS STORY: Ex-golf students become internet stars

Posted on Thursday 19 November 2015

Two former Myerscough College golf students whose online videos attract millions of views have opened a new state-of-the-art coaching centre.

PGA teaching professionals, Peter Finch and Rick Shiels, have gone on to become internationally recognised coaches and have now begun a new venture based at the Lytham Golf Academy, after a number of years based in Manchester.

Their YouTube channel, with in excess of 120,000 subscribers, contains videos have so .. read more

Chartered Institute of Horticulture Young Horticulturist of the Year 2016 competition is launched

Posted on Thursday 19 November 2015

The Chartered Institute of Horticulture (CIH) has launched the 2016 Young Horticulturist of the Year competition (YHoY). Now is the time for young horticulturists who will be under the age of 30 by July 31 2016 to enter the YHoY heats taking place around the UK and Ireland. The heats are open to students of horticulture and young horticultural professionals working in the industry. The winner of the competition will receive a £2,500 travel bursary from The Percy Thrower Trust, generousl .. read more

Unique experiences help motorsport students stay on track

Posted on Tuesday 17 November 2015

Motorsport students from Myerscough College met up with a legend of the rallying world when they were working at an event in Spain recently.

As part of the unique opportunities offered to Myerscough students, the group were part of a team working on the Drive DMACK Fiesta Trophy Rally de España, held in Salou. Eight Foundation Degree students - Peter Maze, Matt Irvine , Chris Aldred, Tom Pilkington, Jake Burns, Frazer Seddon, Connor Murray and Scott McKibb .. read more

World Champion Blacksmith visits farriery students

Posted on Friday 13 November 2015

Myerscough College’s farriers were honoured to receive a visit this week from five-time World Champion Blacksmith, Steve Beane.

The Yorkshireman was invited along to the college to give some of our farriery apprentices his expert advice and a diploma demonstration.

Steve Beane is one of the industry’s best known names and won the world blacksmith title, held annually in Calgary, for four consecutive years between 2009 & 2012, before c .. read more

Myerscough launch scheme to boost digital learning

Posted on Thursday 12 November 2015

Myerscough College has been selected as just one of a handful of projects to receive a share of £750,000 to support a new project aimed at revolutionising digital learning.

The funding has been secured from the University for Industry (Ufi) Trust, as part of the launch of their ‘VocLearnTech’ projects. More than 200 organisations submitted applications for funding to develop tech-based education ideas, which were whittled down to 16, with Myersc .. read more

Myerscough College dig deeper at the Skills Show

Posted on Wednesday 11 November 2015

Myerscough College are preparing to be a star attraction once again at the annual national Skills Show.

The College has been selected for a second year to present its ‘Mini Digger Challenge’ at the annual event at Birmingham’s NEC, which runs from 19th-21st November.

The show’s lead sponsor, independent education charity The Edge Foundation, invited the college to showcase its 3.5 tonne CAT Mini Digger Ch .. read more

Myerscough score with community rugby partnership

Posted on Tuesday 10 November 2015

A community rugby partnership involving Myerscough College continues to go from strength to strength.

The tie in, which involves staff and students on the Foundation Degree Rugby Coaching programme, as part of a wider Garstang Community Rugby Partnership, is now entering its third year after proving to be a resounding success since it was first launched. The partnership was set up initially to provide rugby playing opportunities, and high quality coaching, for 11 .. read more

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