Wigan & Leigh College courses

Wigan & Leigh College has a long standing history in providing you with quality education and training. This has been achieved through exceptional teaching, support and guidance over an extensive range of academic, vocational and apprenticeship courses. Each year we strive to provide programmes at a wide range of levels to suit all abilities.

Recently, a multi-million pound investment has been made across our Wigan and Leigh Centres to provide you with top of the range facilities, resources and learning environments. One thing is guaranteed when you choose to study with us - we will encourage and support you to achieve your full potential.

Distance Learning

Choose when and where to study with a free distance learning course. Aimed at adults over 24, our accredited home learning courses might mean the difference between landing your dream job, or staying stuck in a career rut.

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Electrical & Electronic Engineering

Engineers are in high demand across the UK.The sector reports evidence of skills shortages for employers in key UK engineering sectors including aerospace, telecoms, rail, power, nuclear, chemical, civil and defence. Over 2.85 million engineering jobs need to be filled by 2024.
The average starting salaries for engineering and technology graduates are well above the average at £25,800.
The College has a long-standing history and reputation for providing excellence in engineering and manufacturing and is committed to training highly skilled engineers of the future. The College specialises in intelligent engineering including mechatronics, robotics, automation and autonomous vehicles, as well as the development and evolution of hybrid technologies.
The Centre has had significant investment of £1.4m to ensure that future engineers develop technical skills and knowledge using the latest equipment and technologies which include a CNC Milling Machine, CNC Plasma Cutter and Thermo Fluid Bench and Bernoullis Principle Test equipment. Electrical and Electronic Engineers can work in a diverse range of sectors including aerospace, broadcasting, telecoms, manufacturing, power and utilities.
Courses prepare students for higher education and employment.
Tutors are highly qualified and have a wealth of experience from British Gas, Atomic Energy and Network Rail.

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Mechanical Engineering

Engineers are in high demand across the UK. The sector reports evidence of skills shortages for employers in key UK engineering sectors including aerospace, telecoms, rail, power, nuclear, chemical, civil and defence. More than 2.85 million engineering jobs need to be filled by 2024.
The average starting salaries for engineering and technology graduates are well above the average at £25,800.
The College has a long-standing history and reputation for providing excellence in engineering and manufacturing and is committed to training highly skilled engineers. The College specialises in intelligent engineering including mechatronics, robotics, automation and autonomous vehicles, as well as the development and evolution of hybrid technologies.
The Centre has had significant investment of £1.4m to ensure that future engineers develop technical skills and knowledge using the latest equipment and technologies which include a CNC Milling Machine, CNC Plasma Cutter and Thermo Fluid Bench and Bernoullis Principle Test equipment. Electrical and Electronic Engineers work in a diverse range of sectors including aerospace, broadcasting, telecoms, manufacturing, power and utilities.
Tutors are highly qualified and have a wealth of experience working for British Gas, Atomic Energy and Network Rail.

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Motor Vehicle Engineering

Students with a passion for engines will benefit from the fully equipped purpose built eutomotive engineering workshop. The workshops are installed with industry standard equipment including: 4 & 2 poster ramp, a simulated MOT bay, break testing and diagnostic testing equipment.

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