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 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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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

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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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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Computing & Information Technology

Computing and IT is a dynamic industry where innovation is paramount. That is why we have invested in the very best software, industry standard hardware and state-of-the-art multimedia and web development Mac suite. There are so many computing careers to choose from; that is why our course content is constantly reviewed to reflect the fast past of industry demand. Students at Level 3 have a 100% pass rate.

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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

The Government has declared 2018 the Year of Engineering and engineers are in high demand across the UK.The engineering 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 will need filling by 2024 and 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. 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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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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Management & Professional

High quality management and leadership skills are essential for any successful business. We offer a range of professional qualifications, delivered by our industry trained professionals.

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Mechanical Engineering

The Government has declared 2018 the Year of Engineering and engineers are in high demand across the UK.The engineering 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 will need filling by 2024 and 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. 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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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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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 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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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 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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Plumbing

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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