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Latics score a brace with Apprenticeships at Myerscough College

Posted on Friday 22 August 2014

The transfer window is still open but Wigan Athletic Football Club have just further bolstered their staffing with the signing of two Myerscough College Apprentice Groundsmen, based at the club’s Christopher Park training complex.


The 16-year-old school leavers; Jack Bowers and Josh Thornton, are both local to the club and were selected from nearly 100 applicants to gain these coveted positions.  They will be working at the club’s training comple .. read more

Myerscough floristry student overcomes cancer to earn Foundation Degree

Posted on Thursday 21 August 2014

An inspirational Myerscough College mature student has bravely overcome serious illness to complete a Foundation Degree in Floristry.


Janette Dixon achieved her qualification in Commercial Floral Design despite battling incurable cancer. She overcame the challenges of both her illness and juggling her full time medical career to complete the course with distinction. Janette enjoyed the .. read more

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

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