Who we are
Built on the site of the old Myerscough Hall, some six miles north of Preston, Myerscough College is a land-based Higher and Further Education college dating back to the 19th century. The original college was agricultural and moved to the current site in Bilsborrow, near Garstang, in 1969. and various other Myerscough Centres have been added since - in Blackburn, Burnley, Liverpool and Manchester. Each offers a variety of land-based and sport courses. In addition, there is the Myerscough Centre in Dorset - The Lynwood Veterinary Hospital - which specialises in veterinary nursing. Myerscough College is incorporated under the Further and Higher Education Act 1992.
What we do.
Higher Education course are offered and the subjects include in motorsports, mechanisation, sports and leisure, golf, arboriculture, landscape design, animal care, equine studies, horticulture, and farriery/metalwork. There are also short courses for industry ranging from crane handling to crop spraying, and short leisure courses from caravan manoevring to floristry. Last year there were around 6000 students, of whom 2000 were full time, and a little over a thousand study for higher education.
Facilities include an International Equine Arena, a golf course and Simulated Golf Training Centre, the National Arboricultural Centre, an off-road driving track, a dedicated Animal Academy. There are Myerscough Gardens and Arboreta with a Plant Centre with tropical and temperate greenhouses, sports fields and a Gymnasium, as well as woods, fields, ponds and a river on the site. In addition Myerscough College houses the Rural Business Centre, which provides support for rural business in the form of courses, advice, links and the Rural Business Incubator for startup businesses.
How to find out more
For comprehensive information on the College, its activities and how you can apply for courses, click on the website link in the box on the left. To contact the College, click on the email link.
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