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Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a deadline date for full-time applications?
Wigan & Leigh College does not set a deadline for receiving applications. However, you are advised to apply as soon as possible as our courses are highly popular. You can now apply online 

What happens if I am not sure where I want to study?
If you are not sure what to do after Year 11 but are considering Wigan & Leigh College as an option, you can visit the College and get some advice about your future. Call our School Liason team for a mini tour of our facilities on 01942 761529.

I can’t decide which course to apply for, can I apply for more than one?
Yes, you can apply for as many courses as you wish if you are not sure. After a receiving your application you will be invited to an interview with the Admissions team to discuss your options.  If you are currently at School, the Admissions team may interview you at your school.

After the interview you will receive an offer of a place. 

If you are still not sure which course you would like to study you can speak to the College's Admissions team who will be able to help you. You can contact them on 01942 761605.

What if I decide to apply for another course?
If you wish to apply for another course after you have sent in your application, there is no need to complete another form. Simply ring the Admissions team on 01942 761605 and the team will be happy to discuss any changes to your application.

What happens if I don't get the grades I need?
Don’t worry, at Wigan & Leigh College we have different levels of courses to suit everyone’s needs and abilities. Before we enrol you on a course we will check your GCSE results and ensure you are enrolled on the right level of course for you.

Is there help available for completing applications?
Contact the Admissions team on 01942 761605 and they will help you to complete your application.

Do you offer financial assistance for applicants?
Enrolled students may be eligible to apply for the Further Education Bursary Scheme to provide support whilst at College.

All 16-18 year olds may also recieve a FREE bus pass*

*Terms and conditions apply

Will I need to pay?
Tuition fees are FREE for all home students aged 16-18 undertaking full-time Further Education courses.

If I study a vocational course can I still go to University?
Yes, vocational courses can provide you with UCAS points to allow you to study at University.  BTEC Level 3 Extended Diplomas are equivalent to 3 A Levels.  Over 400 Wigan & Leigh College students progressed to University in 2014.

How many days do I study in College?
Every course is different but in general most full-time students study between 3 to 4 days a week.

How do to get to the College?
Please visit the Travel section of the website and you can find out how to get to each building.

What happens if my grades are better than I expected?
Well that’s great news, in that case we will ensure that you are enrolled on to the most suitable course at the level that reflects your abilities.

Do I need to bring anything to the interview?
Depending on the course that you have applied for you may be asked to provide further evidence i.e art-related courses. You will be given this information in your ‘invitation to interview’ letter if this is the case.

If you have any other questions please call 01942 761605. 

If you have not been asked to bring anything in your letter then you don’t need to but it might be useful to bring a notepad and pen or any questions that you have thought about.


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