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Myerscough CollegeLancashire, Preston View All Courses
Based 6 miles north of Preston, Myerscough College is a land-based Higher and Further Education college dating back to the 19th century. The college occupies substantial grounds, extending to River Brock on the north side, and St Michael's Road on the south. The college also leases several local farms, including Lee Farm and Lodge Farm, for agricultural research and teaching purposes. The college estate extends to 605 hectares, and the campus has extensive residential accommodation. The college offers both further and higher education, while the University of Central Lancashire validates the college's degrees and there are special links with two universities in the USA
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Myerscough College offers FE and HE courses both full time and part-time. Courses range from NVQs, BTECs and apprenticeships to BSc and BA degrees. Subjects to study at Myerscough College include arboriculture, agriculture, motorsports, mechanisation, sports and leisure, golf, landscape design, animal care, equine studies, horticulture, sportsturf, photography, and farriery/metalwork. Short courses for industry range from crane handling to crop spraying, and short leisure courses from caravan manoeuvring to floristry. Myerscough has also been in the forefront of developing on-line and blended learning courses for the land-based industries, allowing students to work full or part-time and to study on-line to complete foundation degree and Honour degree programmes.
Myerscough College is home to the National Centre for arboriculture, and is recognised internationally for its specialism in this subject. There is an international equine arena, a nine hole golf course and a simulated golf training centre, the plant centre, an off-road driving track, sports fields and a sports centre and gymnasium, as well as an arboretum, woods, fields, ponds and the River Brock on the site. The Frank Peregrine Higher Education Centre was opened in 2006 and extended in 2010. In addition the 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. The sports centre, which cost £1.8M was opened in 2004, and contains a golf studio. In May 2007, the college opened a milking parlour at Lodge Farm which can facilitate 50 cows at one time, which the college stated showed their long-term commitment to agriculture.