Creating outstanding futures

At Wigan & Leigh College we have a wide range of academic and vocational courses as well as apprenticeships for school leavers to develop their skills for employment or further study.


Vocational courses include Animal Management, Computer Science, Engineering, Graphic Design, Science and many more with achievement rates significantly above the national average.

We are offering T Levels in Civil Engineering, Construction, Digital, Education and Health providing the knowledge and experience needed to open the door to skilled employment, further study or a higher apprenticeship. You will spend 20% of your time in work placement and the rest of the time in College.

The unique A Level Professional Honours Programme offers career pathways in: Applied Medical, Business & Finance, Business & Marketing, Computer Science, Engineering, Health Professional, Media & Journalism and Teaching. You may also study a mixed programme, A Level Extended Choices, which combines A Levels and BTEC Level 3 qualifications as an alternative route to university, degree apprenticeships or careers.

Alongside 100% pass rates and high grade achievements, our A Level programmes was rated outstanding in terms of the value added for student progress according to government performance data.

Those who choose to take up apprenticeships can earn while they learn, in areas from engineering to construction, beauty therapy to business, health and social care to horticulture, and in many more sectors.

The College provides a transition service through the School Liaison Team, which provides careers advice, support and sampling opportunities for students in Years 8 to 11.

The Fab Futures Team provides the support for students with progression to university, an apprenticeship or employment. They can also help with queries relating to funding and financial assistance.

Why not see for yourself and visit one of our Open Events scheduled throughout the academic year.

Explore Our Courses

Student Achievements

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Cassia Pedro
A Level Professional Honours Programme - Teaching pathway
A Star Psychology, A Sociology, A English Combined

Former Dean Trust Rose Bridge pupil, Cassia achieved outstanding grades and has since progressed to the University of St Andrews to read MA (Hons) Psychology.

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Adam Chesworth
BTEC Level 3 Electrical & Electronic Engineering
Degree Apprenticeship with Sellafield Ltd

Former St Edmund Arrowsmith Catholic High School pupil, Adam gained a lucrative degree apprenticeship with Sellafield Ltd after gaining top marks in his BTEC.

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Katie Turner
A Level Professional Honours Programme - Teaching Pathway
A* B B

Former Ladybridge High School pupil, Katie achieved fantastic grades in her A Levels and is now at Edge Hill University studying BA (Hons) Primary Education with QTS.

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Isaac Eves
BTEC Level 3 Electrical & Electronic Engineering
Distinction*, Distinction* Distinction

The former St Edmund Arrowsmith Catholic High School pupil has secured a degree apprenticeship with Scottish Power as a Power Network Engineer.

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Katie Winrow
A Level Social Sciences & Humanities
A* English Combined, A* History, A Sociology

A Level student Katie achieved an amazing two A Stars and an A.

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Andrei Gheorghita
BTEC Level 3 Uniformed Protective Services
Distinction*, Distinction*, Distinction*

Student Governor, Andrei achieved the highest grade of three Distinction Stars and has progressed to study Outdoor and Adventure Education at the University of Chichester.

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Millie Gallagher
Worldskills UK Finalist
T Level Health (Mental Health)
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Elizabeth McKenzie
BTEC Level 3 Animal Management
Distinction*,Distinction*, Distinction*

Elizabeth was one of our student governors and achieved the highest grade on her BTEC.

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