Myerscough College are playing host to the semi-final of the 2017 Association of Professional Landscapers (APL) WorldSkills Landscape Gardening Competition this week.
10 landscapers of the future are demonstrating their skills over three days using the College’s dedicated landscaped workshops and grounds.
The group are taking part in industry led training sessions alongside building test pieces. The test pieces will directly assess the competitors on what they have been taught, which will focus on the latest developments and innovations in the industry.
The very best will then go through to the national final, which is once again to be held at The Skills Show at the NEC Birmingham, from the 15 to 18th of November.
The competitors include three Myerscough College learners – Ryan Bell, Daniel McGeoghegan and Samuel Taylor.
The three learners had previously demonstrated their skills in the regional heats earlier in the year which saw horticultural students and apprentices from across the nation compete.
Nick Atkinson, Myerscough College’s Assistant Head of Apprenticeships and Skills, said: “It is a great honour for Myerscough to host the semi-finals of such a prestigious competition and we are delighted to have the competitors here. We look forward to seeing them all in action and eagerly anticipate the end result.
“Ryan, Daniel and Samuel have all represented the College extremely well so far. This is a competition we have done well in previously with one of our learners, Jacob Botting, winning a Gold Medal last year.”