Katie has achieved top results in her studies and received Student of the Year in Sport and is a Level 3 Higher Sport Leader.
Wigan & Leigh College is a Centre of Excellence in Sport, dedicated to providing exceptional training programmes for the region’s aspiring sports professionals. Our world-class facilities include a swimming pool, gymnasium, athletics stadium, 3G AstroTurf pitches and indoor sports hall.
Located at Leigh College, which is situated at Leigh Sports Village, is a fantastic opportunity to study Sport, Sports Coaching and Sports Science in the multi million pound facilities. Our expert tutors are professionals within this industry and hold the highest qualifications in their field.
Our established Centre of Excellence is focused on raising aspirations through outstanding teaching. We deliver a wide range of courses, up to degree level. The following careers are just some of the paths our students choose to follow:
Around 371,800 people work in the sport industry in 176,000 businesses throughout the UK.There are a wide range of careers as well as sporting professionals, including personal trainers, sports coaches and sports scientists.
The typical salary for senior coaches, employed by National Governing Bodies or professional sports clubs, ranges from £30,000 to £35,000. Exercise physiologists employed in the sports sector may earn between £18,000 and £35,000. And for those in high-profile sport science, salaries can exceed £60,000 and may reach up to £100,000.
Our students progress onto University, an apprenticeship or employment in their chosen career.
Our students have access to real working environments and move into their chosen field with practical experience in live settings. Being located at the heart of Leigh Sports Village our students have access to state of the art facilities for sport, physical activity and education for the duration of their studies.
Our students engage in live industry projects with leading companies locally, nationally and internationally. There are excellent opportunities to gain practical experience, in the last few years including:-
Our tutors are time-served experts in their field and hold qualifications up to Masters and Post Graduate level. They have a variety of sporting backgrounds, relevant to students’ areas of study, and they continue with professional development to stay ahead of their game.
James completed his FdA Foundation Degree in Sports Coaching at our Centre of Sporting Excellence and is now working with the world renowned football club, Manchester United.
Our Centre of Excellence offers exceptionally talented students a Scholarship worth up to £2,000*.
The scholarship is designed to help students reach their full potential. Students can use the fund towards the cost of equipment and travel.
Details on how to apply for the Scholarship will be available at your College interview.