Myerscough College was established in 1894 as the Lancashire County Institute of Agriculture. They are one of the oldest further education institutes in Lancashire. Myerscough College went from being a cheesemaking school to one of the UK’s biggest land-based and sports colleges. Myerscough provides a wide range of programs suitable for school leavers, 14–16-year-olds, and those looking to progress with apprenticeships and university-level programs. Their courses cover a wide range of topics also meaning students have many areas to choose from. They have excellent facilities for students including their equestrian, sport, and golf complex, student housing, social spaces, lecture rooms, library, and much more.
Types of Programs They Run
As mentioned above, Myerscough College has programs for school leavers, 14–16-year-olds, and those who want to proceed with university-level programs and apprenticeships. The courses available cover a diverse range of topics. Some of these include sport, blacksmithing, agriculture, animal care, floral design, environmental conservation, veterinary nursing, photography, motorsports, landscape, horticulture, equine studies, and more. Some of the programs allow for the part-time study also which means students can fit learning around their work schedules and other various commitments.
For most courses at Myerscough College, you can apply directly on their website. To do this, navigate to the webpage of your chosen course on the Myerscough College website and scroll until you see the word apply. Click on this button and you will be automatically redirected to an online application form to fill out. Make sure you read the course description and its entry requirements thoroughly before applying. Once you have filled out the application in its entirety, submit it for review by the admissions team. They will update you on your application’s status in the weeks following. For university-level programs, you must apply via the UCAS. You can do this by visiting the UCAS website where there is an online application form for you to fill out. Be sure to include the correct institution and course codes, these can be found on the Myerscough College website. After you have submitted your application, the admissions team will review it and contact you with their decision.
At Myerscough College, all students have the option to live on campus while completing their studies. They have student housing for under 18s and over 18s and offer excellent facilities within a secure and safe environment. In addition, they guarantee a room for all first-year students. Myerscough College provides accommodation for more than 600 students and has a range of room types to choose from including twin, single and self-catered rooms as well as rooms with private en-suite bathrooms and shared bathroom and shower facilities. There is also 24-hour support if you need any assistance. Your room will contain a bed, wardrobe, desk, chair, and storage. The kitchen and living spaces are generally shared and are fully equipped with everything you could need. There is also Wi-Fi and laundry facilities on site. For further details, visit the Myerscough College website.
Scholarships and Financial Support
Myerscough College has a number of financial supports in place to assist students with paying their college fees. Some of these include the Learner Loan, the Myerscough College Bursary Fund, and the Vulnerable Learners Bursary as well as Free Meals Bursaries, Childcare Bursaries, and more. For more information, including the eligibility criteria and how to apply, go to the Myerscough College website.
For general enquiries, call 01995 642222