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.

Accountancy

Our AAT courses will provide you with the practical skills and financial expertise to have a rewarding career in the professional field of accountancy. This well recognised and widely respected qualification is often preferred by employers. Accreditation is by the AAT (The Association of Accounting Technicians).

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Beauty and Holistic Therapy

When it comes to beauty the Image Centre at Wigan & Leigh College 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 Image Centre's 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

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Bricklaying

The Construction industry offers careers in a wide-range of trades including brickwork, carpentry & joinery, painting and decorating, plastering and plumbing. Students studying at Wigan & Leigh 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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Business Administration

Business Administration is required in all types of industries. Students will work to develop and understand the latest office software programs, including spreadsheets, databases, word processing and graphic presentation software. Our expert tutors will help you build the confidence to communicate effectively at all levels and develop your time management skills.

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Carpentry & Joinery

The Construction industry offers careers in a wide-range of trades including brickwork, carpentry & joinery, painting and decorating, plastering and plumbing. Students studying at Wigan & Leigh 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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Catering & Hospitality

'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 testimony to their passion for the industry; real hands on work experience; fantastic facilities and expert tuition that they benefit from here at Wigan & Leigh 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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Child Care & Early Years Education

Working with infants and young children can offer a range of rewarding and exciting careers. Our childcare qualifications are designed to prepare students to work with children between birth and five years, with knowledge of children up to seven years. Students will benefit from high quality work placements with local nurseries and primary schools.

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Construction Studies / Civil Engineering

There are many rewarding and diverse career opportunities within the civil engineering sector. The sector is responsible for the design, construction and maintenance of roads, bridges, building, canals and damns. If you are an aspiring Architect, Surveyor or Civil Engineer our courses will provide you with the skills to progress into this fast paced industry.

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Electrical & Electronic Engineering

Electrical and Electronic Engineers can work in a diverse range of sectors including aerospace, broadcasting, telecoms, manufacturing, power and utilities. Our excellent courses prepare students for higher education and employment. Our expert tutors are highly qualified and have a wealth of experience from British Gas, Atomic Energy and Network Rail.

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Fashion & Clothing

Develop your flair for fashion & textiles at our Centre of Excellence for Creative Arts. Here you will study in large purpose built studios where you will learn how to design and create your own fashion ideas and styles. You will gain hands on experience of using industry standard machinery and explore a range of fabrics and garment construction techniques. Our expert tutors all have industry experience and will support you through your programme.

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Floristry & Horticulture

The Floristry and horticulture department has a flourishing reputation and is becoming one of the finest education providers in the country. Floristry students develop their artistic display skills and floral knowledge in the dedicated workshops. Horticulture students will gain hands-on experience in one of our purpose built polytunnels and work on real horticultural projects.

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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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Health & Social Care

The Centre of Excellence for Health & Social Care is an exceptional learning facility for aspiring health & social care workers. We have a brand new extended clinical ward with real working equipment, beds and facilities to simulate a hospital environment. Our highly trained tutors have all enjoyed great career in the sector have great links with the NHS and private care providers; ensuring our students receive high quality work placements.

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Mechanical Engineering

Our cutting edge machinery and workshops provide engineering students with some of the best facilities in which to develop the skills to become proficient engineers. Our mechanical engineering courses are designed to prepare students to progress onto university, degree apprenticeships or employment. Mechanical engineers are required in a wide range of sectors including aerospace, automotive, manufacturing, railway and biomedical.

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Motor Vehicle Engineering

Students with a passion for engines will benefit from the fully equipped purpose built motor vehicle 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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Painting & Decorating

The Construction industry offers careers in a wide-range of trades including brickwork, carpentry & joinery, painting and decorating, plastering and plumbing. Students studying at Wigan & Leigh 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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Plastering

The Construction industry offers careers in a wide-range of trades including brickwork, carpentry & joinery, painting and decorating, plastering and plumbing. Students studying at Wigan & Leigh 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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Plumbing

There are many rewarding and diverse career opportunities within the civil engineering sector. The sector is responsible for the design, construction and maintenance of roads, bridges, building, canals and damns. If you are an aspiring Architect, Surveyor or Civil Engineer our courses will provide you with the skills to progress into this fast paced industry.

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