- Warwickshire College
Warwickshire College is a large further and
higher educationcollege spread across two counties: Warwickshireand Worcestershire, in England. It has over 35,000 students enrolled on courses across six campuses. It originally formed in 1996, when the "Mid-Warickshire College" in Leamington Spaand the Moreton Morrell Centrein Moreton Morrellmerged. In a further expansion the college merged with Rugby College in 2003, followed shortly by a new campus opening in Whitnashcalled the Trident Centre. It then merged with a fifth site at Henley-in-Arden. Most recently, in August 2007, Warwickshire College merged with Pershore College, Centre of Horticultural Excellence, spreading Warwickshire College across two counties.
The main campus for Warwickshire College is located in Leamington Spa. It lies to the west of the town centre and is within easy access of local transport. Both the main campus and the Rugby site offer a wide range of courses. The Trident Centre was opened in 2004, and it specialises in the subjects of business, finance and car engineering. The
Moreton Morrellcentre specialises in agriculture-based subjects, whilst the campus at Henley focuses on sports related studies. Pershore Collegeis the country's most prestigious place of study for horticulture and offers courses from further education right through to postgraduate qualifications. It also offers animal care, veternary nursing, mechanics and sports academies.
Moreton Hall Fire
Unfortunately in the Easter of 2008, Moreton Hall suffered from a devastating fire, gutting the hall. It is estimated to take up to two years for the rebuild of Moreton Hall to be completed. Avonbank House, on the
Pershore Collegeis also of architectural interest and a valuable asset to the local history of the town of Pershoreas Moreton Hall was to the town of Moreton Morrell.
* [http://www.warkscol.ac.uk Official Website of Warwickshire College]
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