Student Achievements

Each year, thousands of students achieve a qualification or complete a course at Wigan & Leigh College. This provides them with the opportunity to progress on to University, an apprenticeship or gain employment.

We are proud of all students, many of whom come back into College to share their experiences with our tutors and current students.


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Braden Butler
Level 3 Extended Diploma Electrical & Electronic Engineering
Degree Apprenticeship at National Nuclear Laboratory

Braden enjoyed studying full time at the College and has successfully completed his Level 3 Extended Diploma Electrical & Electronic Engineering achieving Distinction* | Distinction* | Distinction*.

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Jade Aspinall
Higher National Diploma (HND) in Mechanical Engineering
Senior Manufacturing Engineer at MBDA Missile Systems

The ambitious engineer has won numerous awards for engineering and recently was awarded National Apprentice of the Year at a prestigious ceremony at Grosvenor House Hotel in London.

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Daniel Cragg
BEng (Hons) in Electrical & Electronic Engineering
University Centre Wigan & Leigh College

Daniel started off on a Level 3 Extended Diploma in Electrical & Electronic Engineering. After successfully achieving this qualification he progressed onto the HNC/HND Engineering course and is now completing his final year to achieve a BEng (Hons) in Engineering.

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Beki Davis
Higher National Diploma (HND) in Mechanical Engineering
Senior Manufacturing Engineer at MBDA Missile Systems

Beki Davis, a 22 year-old Senior Manufacturing Engineer at missiles and missile systems developer, MBDA, established her career within Engineering as an apprentice at 16.

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Helena Wilson
Level 3 Extended Diploma in Civil Engineering
BEng (Hons) in Civil Engineering at the University of Salford

Helena completed her Level 3 Extended Diploma in Civil Engineering and went on to study a BEng (Hons) in Civil Engineering at the University of Salford.

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Matthew Martleton
Level 3 Extended Diploma in Construction & the Built Environment
Property Manager at Four Seasons Health Care

Matthew completed his Level 3 in Civil Engineering and progressed on to his FdA Foundation Degree in Construction Management at the University Centre Wigan & Leigh College.

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Daniel Miccoli
Level 3 Extended Diploma in Civil Engineering
BEng (Hons) in Civil Engineering at the University of Leeds

Former Rivington & Blackrod student Daniel achieved Distinction*| Distinction*| Distinction in his Level 3 Extended Diploma in Civil Engineering.

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