Wigan & Leigh College – At the heart of the local community
Wigan & Leigh College help thousands of people and businesses achieve their goals each year. With an extensive range of courses, support services and fantastic facilities the College contributes significantly to the Wigan, Leigh and the surrounding area.
Wigan & Leigh College believe passionately in the value of education and the need to engage with young people to raise their aspirations on further and higher education. We are proud of the strong links we have built with local high schools and primary schools. Our wide range of curriculum and the knowledge and expertise of our staff allows us to work with schools to offer activities which extend beyond their normal daily curriculum.
Learning in the Community
Personal and Community Development Learning is learning for personal development, cultural enrichment, intellectual or creative stimulation, and enjoyment. It is also learning developed with local residents and others to build the skills, knowledge and understanding for social and community action.
Wigan & Leigh College will be offering a number of PCDL courses during 2014/15 and we also have excellent links with Schools and Community venues in the Wigan Borough. They too will be offering a range of courses from, Spanish for beginners, Basic IT and Digital Photography to Floristry, First Aid and Zumba.
Schools and Community Venues working in partnership with the College include:
- Lowton High School, Newton Road, Lowton WA3 1DU
Stephen Toole, 01942 767 040 (option 4) - firstname.lastname@example.org
- Westleigh High School, Westleigh Lane, WN7 5NL
Chris Rimmer, 01942 767693 - email@example.com
- Bedford High School, Manchester Road, WN7 2LU
Claire Taylor, 01942 486379 - firstname.lastname@example.org
- Abraham Guest High School, Greenhey, Orrell, WN5 0DQ
Heidi Walker, 01942 776191 - email@example.com
- The Green Grass Centre, 49-51 Spa Road Atherton, M46 9NR
Lynn Hayes, 01942 892168 - firstname.lastname@example.org
- Hindley High School, Mornington Road, Hindley, WN2 4LG
Julie Austin, 01942 767704 - email@example.com
- Rosebridge High School, Holt Street, Ince, Wigan, WN1 3HD
Helen Sharples, 01942 510712 - firstname.lastname@example.org
- Shevington High School, Shevington, Shevington Lane, Wigan, WN6 8AB
Wendy Dickinson, 01257 400990 - Tues, Weds & Thurs 3pm–9pm (term time)email@example.com
College in the community …
The International department at the College visited Cansfield High School to deliver a workshop on China. The workshop included interactive demonstrations on Chinese calligraphy, discussions about Chinese culture and the economy.
Students from the Specialist Make-up Academy visited Little Lever High School to discuss careers in the Hair and Beauty industry. The students demonstrated make-up techniques including media make-up special effects.
Our involvement in community groups
Wigan & Leigh College is represented on a wide range of groups across the borough as an influential voice for further and higher education, including:
- Economy, Environment, Culture and Housing (EECH) Board
- Friends of Mesnes Park
- Leigh Community Trust
- Leigh Sports Village Operations group
- Leigh Sports Village Partners’
- Town Centre Management Group
- Wigan Forward Board Sub-Groups
Supporting worthy causes
Wigan & Leigh College staff and students are always extremely generous with their time and money when it comes to fundraising for charities. We are immensely proud of everyone who has been involved and donated over the years.