INFORMATION FOR PARENTS

We are committed to providing a quality learning environment at Wigan & Leigh College that prepares all of our students for the world around them. Whilst we endeavour to recognise that this is a transition from school into a new and exciting adult environment we are firmly committed to providing the boundaries and expectations that help develop young people into valuable, contributing members of society.

We have a dedicated Parents Guide that will include a range of information from contact details to disciplinary procedures.

Careers support at Wigan & Leigh College


We offer our students a comprehensive programme of support to help them focus and achieve their career ambitions both inside and outside of the classroom.

Students are provided with a wide range of opportunities to meet employers in different forums, from employer talks, projects and real life briefs, visits to employer premises, master classes and careers fairs through to work related learning and work placement opportunities both in this country and abroad.Students are asked to reflect on these activities and consider how this is improving their employability skills through a termly tracker.


We have a dedicated team of qualified professionals in FAB futures who support students to build their skills to fulfil their ambitions and goals.

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We also offer access to an online support tool called Career Coach, this enables our students to conduct research and plan career and educational pathways. Useful features include a career assessment tool to provide guidance into careers that match their skills, strengths and likes. Local up to date labour market information that provides an insight into job opportunities and salaries in the North West and a CV builder tool.

The College is committed to achieving the GATSBY benchmarks for high quality careers education and is continuously striving to improve and develop the opportunities we provide to our students to ensure they have high aspirations that lead to meaningful destinations at the end of their time with us.

If you would like to get involved with our students by providing opportunities such as a work placement, employer talk, provide a project or brief students could undertake that replicates a real work scenario or would like just like to leave a comment about the support we are providing we would like to hear from you.

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