Myerscough College has named Most Inspirational 16-18 Provider at the 2021 Educate Awards.
The Educate Awards celebrates the excellence of educational establishments in Merseyside, Cheshire, Lancashire and Greater Manchester, and is now in its tenth year.
The Most Inspirational 16-18 Provider category celebrates the most outstanding delivery of 16 – 18 education provision for the academic year 2020-2021, including excellent outcomes and measured success for students with inspirational and high levels of teaching and learning.
Despite the ongoing challenges of the Coronavirus pandemic, it’s still been another fantastic year of success at Myerscough College, from individual student achievements to wide-ranging campus developments. Myerscough is one of the country’s top performing colleges with very strong further education, higher education and apprenticeship achievement rates and student satisfaction rates. Our students and staff are at the heart of our College and University Centre and being at Myerscough is more than just a job or a qualification. We believe in providing opportunities for all to succeed in a supportive, enriching, ambitious and nurturing environment so that everyone can be the best that they can be.
The many industries that we serve continue to report significant skills shortages and opportunities to forge a variety of interesting and exciting careers. Myerscough offers not just high quality academic, vocational and professional education but the opportunity to change lives through a holistic experience of course enrichment, study trips and visits, high quality work experience, community work and charity fundraising. This broad ranging experience builds confidence, resilience, communication skills and life skills, which enables our students to progress into their chosen careers – demonstrated by our 97% positive destinations by our further education students and 98% of our degree students progressing into education, training or employment within six months of graduation.
In addition, Myerscough was also shortlisted for The Careers & Enterprise Award, recognising the College’s work in preparing young people the best they can for their future careers and opportunities available to them, whilst also developing a spirit for enterprise amongst pupils or students and encouraging entrepreneurship. Myerscough was named the winner of this category at the 2020 virtual event.
The Educate Awards has 21 categories which focus on different aspects of school life, including careers and enterprise, STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) subjects, SEND (special educational needs and disabilities), as well as sport, the arts and mental health and wellbeing.
Kim O’Brien, founder of the Educate Awards, said: “Congratulations to all the winning schools and colleges, you should be very proud of what you have achieved.
“A huge well done to the runners-up, those who were shortlisted and everyone who took the time to enter this year. The past two years have not been easy and your efforts have not gone unnoticed.
“Over the past 10 years, the Educate Awards has proudly shone a spotlight on the individuals and teams who have gone above and beyond. Senior leadership teams, teachers and staff have really gone the extra mile for their pupils, colleagues and wider community, and we can’t thank you enough for all the hard work and dedication.”