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.
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.
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
Business & Retail
Business students at Wigan & Leigh 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.
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.
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.
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.
Criminology and Sociology
The criminology and sociology sectors provide career opportunities in the criminal justice system, the National Probation Service, the police and fields of social work and research.
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.
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.
Learn how to transform your creative ideas into visual and textual context at our Centre of Excellence for Creative Arts. Students on our Graphic Design courses use the latest technology in our Mac Suite to develop their skills and knowledge and work on live briefs provided by employers. You will produce and showcase your work in the end of year Art Exhibition. 90% of our Level 3 students progress onto university to study a range of creative degree level programmes.
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.
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.
The Media department has invested in brand new technologies that are second-to-none. The latest virtual reality filming and photography techniques can be captured with the very latest Omni Cam 360
The music industry offers a wide-range of careers for talented performers, writers and producers. Our professional tutors currently work in the music industry and have great links with industry experts. Students will develop their skills in our purpose built practice rooms, recording studios Mac and PC suites equipped with both Logic Pro and CuBase.
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.
Science & Forensics
Science is brought to life in our outstanding, newly refurbished laboratories. Our Science programmes equip students with the skills and knowledge to enter a variety of science related careers and degrees.
The Centre of Sporting Excellence offers wold class facilities at Leigh Sports Village. Exceptional tuition is offered on all our sport programmes and are available up to Foundation Degree. Students are offered extensive opportunities to maximise their sporting and coaching talents.
Teaching opportunities in post compulsory learning and skills sector are plentiful. Our teacher education courses provide trainees with the skills and confidence to teach within the post-16 education sector. We have a range of flexible delivery options available.
Travel & Tourism
The Travel & Tourism courses are taught by highly experienced professionals who have extensive experience working in the aviation, tourism and hospitality sector. Our courses prepare students for careers in this fast paced industry where high standards of customer service are expected. Courses range from Level 2 up to Higher National Diploma Level.