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.

A Level Professional Honours Programme

We are offering you the opportunity to combine traditional academic study (A Levels) with professional qualifications and valuable work experience. In addition to your academic study, you will also attend guest speaker lectures and visits developing your skills and experiences to secure a place at one of the country's top universities or employment.

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Art & Design

The School for the Arts is home to our Centre of Excellence for Art & Design. The school offers creative and talented students the very best facilities including dedicated production and studio-based classrooms. There is a wide-range of creative courses to choose from for aspiring artists, graphic designers, photographers, fashion designers, games designers, set designers and textile designers. Students gain real work experience on real live industry briefs and showcase their work in exhibitions, fashion shows and competitions along with extensive visits to events and galleries.

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Bakery School

The Wheel Restaurant is an award winning restaurant where catering & hospitality students showcase their culinary dishes, created in the state-of-the-art kitchen facilities. Our student's success is testament to their passion for the industry; real hands on work experience; fantastic facilities and expert tuition that they benefit from here at the College. That is why students who choose one of our inspiring catering courses at Levels 2 and 3 achieve 100% pass rate each year.

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Beauty and Holistic Therapy

When it comes to beauty the Image Centre is top of its game. We have an exceptional reputation for equipping students with the skills and knowledge to work at a national and international level. Students choosing to study beauty therapy will benefit from the state-of-the-art facilities where real work experience is gained. Students will benefit from highly experienced and qualified tutors who have strong links with industry professionals to provide quality work experience and training on the latest techniques and products. The Image Centre is at the forefront of the "Wellness" industry and has a strong ethos of responsible futures". Students will gain knowledge of sustainable beauty and conscious cosmetology through the exclusive "Potion Shop" product range.

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Business

Business students at the College will learn about the dynamic world of business. Students will develop skills and knowledge to equip them to become a confident decision maker in a cutting-edge, professional environment. Our courses will allow you to explore the range of diverse departments that work together to form a successful business. Students will benefit from the industry experience of our expert tutors who will teach you the principles of marketing, accounting, human resources and business environment & resources. Whatever your ambition these courses will prepare you for university level study or to begin your career in the commercial world.

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Construction Crafts

The Construction industry offers careers in a wide-range of trades including brickwork, carpentry & joinery, painting and decorating, plastering and plumbing. Students studying at the College will benefit from some of the regions very best purpose built facilities and workshops in which to master their trade. Each trade has its own workshops within the Centre for Engineering & Construction at our Pagefield Campus. Our tutors are experts in their trade and have years of valuable experience. The College has extensive links with local and national employers offering opportunities for high quality work experience.

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Foundation Studies

Our Entry Level courses provide students with a great foundation to progress on to the next level course. Students will benefit from an exceptional range of support services and students will be assessed on their own individual needs.

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Hairdressing

The Image Centre is a contemporary working salon that offers students an exceptional environment in which to develop their skills. Our tutors are highly experienced and have great links with industry professionals to provide students with quality work experience. Students will master the latest cutting, colouring and creative styling techniques.

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Performing Arts

The School for the Arts offers exceptional facilities for ambitious performers including the purpose built Saidy Theatre and three sprung floor dance studios. Students will develop their performance skills and knowledge to become confident and accomplished artists through a variety of shows and plays. We will work with you on a career plan and explore the range of university level courses and employment opportunities available to you.

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Public Services

Our Public Services courses develop the physical and academic skills required for successful careers in the Police, Fire and Rescue, Prison Services and Armed Forces. Students benefit from the College's great links with the public services and gain real physical and problem solving experience. Courses have been specifically designed with significant input from the Police and the Royal Air Force. Students experience an extensive guest speaker programme. They are put through their paces with health and fitness activities with team working.

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