Welcome to the Department

Welcome to the Engineering department. I have 19 years experience within the Further Education sector and that includes 13 years teaching on Mechanical Engineering courses ranging from Level 2 to Level 5. My specialist subjects include Engineering Materials, Engineering Processes, Computer Numerical Control (CNC) and Computer Aided Manufacture (CAM). I joined Wigan & Leigh College 5 years ago as Deputy Head of Engineering and in August 2019 I moved into the role of Head of Engineering for FE. Prior to my career in Further Education I worked within the Manufacturing industry for 12 years and I am a qualified Toolmaker and CNC Machine Setter and Programmer.

We have a large Engineering Department at Wigan & Leigh College that is based at our Centre of Excellence at the Pagefield Campus. The Engineering Department consists of Civil Engineering, Electrical & Electronic Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Automobile Engineering. The Centre of Excellence has recently had a 1.8 million investment that has seen the addition of a state of the art additive manufacturing laboratory and an extension to the Social Learning Hub alongside a new Engineering Materials Laboratory and Fluid Laboratory.

Courses include BTEC Level 3 in Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Electrical & Electronic Engineering. Automobile courses range from Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3 and we also offer Level 1 and Level 2 in Mechanical Engineering.

Gareth Lloyd
Gareth Lloyd
Head of Engineering for FE