Congratulations to our graduates from the University Centre

October 17, 2017

Wigan & Leigh hosted its first graduation in the newly launched University Centre on Saturday 14th O...

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A Level students visit Cambridge University for Women in Science Festival

October 02, 2017

A selection of Wigan & Leigh College’s aspiring female scientists had the unique opportunity to pa...

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Shortlisted for Learning Provider of the Year

September 22, 2017

Wigan & Leigh College, the largest College provider of apprenticeships in Greater Manchester, has be...

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A Level students visit Oxford University

August 18, 2017

First year A Level students from Wigan & Leigh College were recently invited to Oxford University to...

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Wigan Council backs our FAB new advice, guidance and employability service

July 19, 2017

FAB Futures is a new centre at Wigan & Leigh College which is dedicated to ensuring focused, ambitio...

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BBC icon provides golden opportunity for students

September 01, 2017

Students interview David Dumbleby ahead of BBC question time ...

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Former student becomes a success for his award winning radio drama in New York

August 01, 2017

Former College student, Robert Forshaw, is making all the right noises as he scoops a prestigious in...

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Former Leigh College sports student secures employment across the globe

July 01, 2017

Former Leigh College student and Manchester United Coach, James Wilcock, returned to the College to ...

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Principal Anna Dawe Hosts apprenticeship conference alongside Mayor of Greater Manchester

July 06, 2017

Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, appeared at the Etihad Campus to speak at the Greater Man...

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Wigan & Leigh College welcomes Google!

September 07, 2017

Wigan & Leigh College was a hive of activity as more than 100 community groups and businesses attend...

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Wigan & Leigh College University Centre Offical Launch

October 03, 2017

Wigan & Leigh College hosted a grand opening to launch its new University Centre in partnership with...

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University Centre achieves a silver award for the teaching excellence framework

November 02, 2017

University Centre Wigan & Leigh College has been awarded a silver award for the Teaching Excellence ...

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Celebrating 70 years of Higher Education

November 03, 2017

Wigan & Leigh College commemorates 70 years of delivering Higher Education during the same year it i...

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Celebrate democracy day

May 25, 2017

Ahead of the General Election, Wigan & Leigh College students held a range of activities to celebrat...

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Star Students honoured at awards evening

June 23, 2017

Wigan & Leigh College would like to congratulate all its students who received awards at the Annual ...

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Humanutopia inspire construction students with employability themed workshop

January 09, 2018

Wigan & Leigh College students enjoyed a day with Humanutopia. The event was a ‘finding me’ sess...

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A Level students participate in unique Skype interview with writer Pete Brook

January 11, 2018

Writer and curator Pete Brook hosted an informative Skype interview with our psychology students foc...

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College rated third in the country in National FE College rankings

January 11, 2018

The College has been ranked both joint best in Greater Manchester and joint third in the country for...

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Fashion students showcase their ‘Preppy Sports’ designs at the Grand Arcade

January 18, 2018

Fashion students have created a wonderful display to promote their ‘Preppy Sports’ skirt project...

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Student selected for Commonwealth Nines

January 29, 2018

Darrion Ball has been selected to represent England at the Rugby League Commonwealth Championships.D...

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Maths Bitesize Learning with the BBC

February 22, 2018

A team from BBC Learning recently visited Wigan & Leigh College to test out their functional skills ...

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Sports students embark on trips of a lifetime to France, Italy and Portugal

April 03, 2018

Students from Sport and Public Services have embarked on trips of a lifetime and have flown out acro...

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We won ‘College of the Year’ at the Educate North Awards

April 30, 2018

We won the accolade of Further Education College of the Year at the Educate North Awards. The presti...

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Teacher set for African Challenge

July 06, 2018

Diane Flynn, Teacher Education tutor at The University Centre Wigan & Leigh College will be swapping...

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Perfect pass rate for A Level students

August 16, 2018

Students and staff at Wigan & Leigh College are today celebrating after they have achieved an outsta...

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Aspiring Engineer Becomes Nuclear Company’s First Apprentice

October 02, 2018

Warrington based International Nuclear Services (INS) have hired their very first degree apprentice....

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Family fashion duo graduate in style

November 06, 2018

A mother and son from Wigan celebrated their joint graduation from the HND Fashion Design course at ...

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College Recognised for Excellence in Plastering

January 15, 2019

Our Construction department scooped an award which recognised them as the best College in the North ...

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Students benefitting from Work Placements

January 30, 2019

College students have been benefitting from undertaking work placements with local businesses and or...

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Engineering Degree Students Enhance their Careers

February 12, 2019

Students studying on the BEng (Hons) Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering (Top-up) degree have e...

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College attracts host of employers to support National Careers Week

March 15, 2019

Wigan & Leigh College celebrated National Careers Week by hosting an array of employer talks and wor...

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Deanery High School wins Wigan Challenge

March 27, 2019

Wigan & Leigh College launched its first cross-curriculum Challenge last week, with a number of scho...

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Football Academy Win the League

May 17, 2019

Our football academy are celebrating after winning the AoC (Association of Colleges) Sport North Wes...

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Apprenticeship Awards Celebrations

June 03, 2019

We recognised the contribution from employers and apprentices at a prestigious awards ceremony....

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Development work commences on specialist Engineering Centre

July 11, 2019

Work has started on the development of the College’s Centre of Excellence in Engineering & Constru...

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College alumni shine at London Graduate Fashion Week

June 25, 2019

Two former Wigan & Leigh College fashion students were selected to show their final degree collectio...

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Outstanding results for Wigan & Leigh College

August 16, 2019

Students and staff celebrated after achieving an outstanding 100% pass rate in A Levels and 99.9% pa...

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Elisha loves being in the Dog House

September 09, 2019

Elisha Duffy from Hindley has landed a starring role in a new Channel 4 documentary series called Th...

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Students meet Co-founder of The Warehouse Project

October 30, 2019

Students at Wigan & Leigh College had a unique and fantastic opportunity to meet Sacha Lord, Night T...

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Students Celebrate Success at Graduation

November 06, 2019

Students studying on degree level courses at the University Centre Wigan & Leigh College celebrated ...

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A cooking masterclass from former student Oliver

November 08, 2019

It was great to welcome back former Level 3 Advanced Professional Cookery student Oliver Mather, who...

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HE Fashion Students Aim to Impress Matalan Designer

December 03, 2019

Fashion students studying at University Centre, Wigan & Leigh College are working on a project with ...

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Wigan & Leigh College rated best in Greater Manchester in National FE College rankings

December 03, 2019

Wigan & Leigh College has been ranked joint 7th in the overall college league table....

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Careers Fair Attracts Top Employers

February 11, 2020

We hosted our annual Careers Fair which attracted some of the country’s top employers to meet ambi...

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Wigan & Leigh College named in The Sunday Times Best Not for Profit organisations to Work For 2020

February 20, 2020
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February 27, 2020

Leigh College are delighted to be an official training kit sponsor for Leigh Centurions in the 2020 ...

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National Careers Week Attracts Host of Employers

March 12, 2020

We hosted a week-long event of employer engagements in support of National Careers Week 2020. ...

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Jade aims to use her photography skills in a different environment

March 30, 2020

Photography student, Jade Shaw is set to put her skills to the ultimate test after securing her entr...

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Milestone achieved for provision of careers education

March 31, 2020

We have become the first college in the borough to achieve all eight of the Gatsby benchmarks after ...

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Highest Achievement Rates in Wigan

April 23, 2020

Wigan & Leigh College has the highest 16-18 college achievement rates in Wigan....

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Fashion Force Come Together to Support and Protect NHS

May 08, 2020

Our fashion department at teamed up with ex students and local businesses to supply vital equipment ...

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Access study delivers career change to midwifery

June 16, 2020

Romanian born Nina Pal completed a degree in food technology in her native country but after moving ...

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Nuclear Technician Higher Level Apprentices Celebrate Success

June 24, 2020

Our University Centre Wigan & Leigh College’s first cohort of Nuclear Technician Higher Level Appr...

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BTEC Awards Joy for Aaron

June 25, 2020

The exceptional achievement of Aaron Wilson was celebrated today as he was awarded the prestigious B...

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School for the Arts End of Year Show

June 29, 2020

An online exhibition showcasing some incredible work from our talented students. ...

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Maths mum shares study tips with sons

July 06, 2020

English and Maths GCSE student Shelley Darbyshire is supporting her three sons through their studies...

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Outstanding results for University Centre

July 10, 2020

Wigan & Leigh College University Centre has seen an impressive return of top grades for its final ye...

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Outstanding results for Wigan & Leigh College

August 13, 2020

Students and staff at Wigan & Leigh College are today celebrating after they have achieved an outsta...

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Civil Engineering students recognised for engineering excellence

August 21, 2020

Three talented University Centre Wigan & Leigh College students have been awarded coveted civil engi...

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Fellowship status for HE Sport Course Leader

September 11, 2020

Course Leader for Foundation Degree Sports Coaching (FdSc), Rebecca Turley has received the status o...

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Master of Engineering for Lee after Top Marks

September 30, 2020

Lee Caton achieved a First in his BEng (Hons) Mechanical & Manufacturing (Top-up) and has now progre...

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Wigan & Leigh College to open Centre for Advanced Technical Studies in the town’s Rushton building

November 04, 2020

Wigan & Leigh College has confirmed that it has been successful in becoming the preferred provider t...

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Students benefit from Digital Skills Academy

November 09, 2020

Leigh College’s new Digital Skills Academy is up and running with this year’s students benefitti...

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Student Nurse Alumni set for Successful Careers

November 24, 2020

The first cohort from the Pre-Degree Nursing Students Programme all finished college with the highes...

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Sports students studying at Leigh College have more success on the international front

November 24, 2020

This year alone has seen an impressive five students, who study at Leigh College, called up for inte...

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Wigan Wrestler has sights set on Commonwealth Games Glory

December 11, 2020

College student, Harvey Ridings has been selected for England’s long list for the 2022 Birmingham ...

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Photography students create at home studios to keep skills on track

January 15, 2021

Uninterrupted learning continues in our photography department during lockdown...

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Alistair Campbell joins A Level students for lively discussion

January 25, 2021

A Level Professional Honours Programme students were provided with an amazing opportunity this week ...

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Wigan & Leigh College awarded T level capital for new Health & Care Facility within the Centre for Advanced Technical Studies.

January 28, 2021

Wigan & Leigh College has secured capital grant funding from the Department for Education to deliver...

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What do I need to know about apprenticeships?

February 02, 2021

As a Career Coach in a college, I hear more and more students talk about the opportunity to secure a...

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AS Students Learn From Professionals In An Online Work Experience Day

February 10, 2021

First year students studying on the A Level Professional Honours Programme heard from a wide range o...

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Career Planning in a Pandemic!

March 01, 2021

The current pandemic make these uncertain times. There are industries that have been impacted, some...

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Fashion student wins lucrative competition with missguided brand

March 25, 2021

Katie Macpherson has triumphed over thousands of entries to win the UNiDAYS fashion competition in c...

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College students quiz Lord David Blunkett

March 22, 2021

A Level Professional Honours Programme students heard from Lord David Blunkett in the latest of a se...

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Sports Careers Event attracts host of professional guest speakers

March 29, 2021

The sports department at Leigh College hosted an exciting day long sports careers event for its stud...

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In focus - Alumni Maria Babu

March 29, 2021

Alumni, Maria Babu is now in her first year at The University of Central Lancashire and is really en...

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Preparing for the World of Work – Applications and Interviews

April 27, 2021

Applying for an apprenticeship or first job in your chosen industry will be a significant point in y...

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A Level students engage with high profile news presenters

May 10, 2021

A Level Professional Honours Programme students had the unique opportunity to hear from two high pro...

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We are a Top 100 Company to Work For

May 26, 2021

We were delighted to achieve an impressive set of results in the annual Best Companies to Work For a...

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Health & Social Care Lecturer Does His Bit to Help in Covid Fight

May 27, 2021

Health & Social Care Lecturer, Tim Ablett has been using his skills and knowledge to do his bit in t...

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School for the Arts End of Year Showcase 2021

June 18, 2021

The School for the Arts End of Year Show is now available to view...

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Outstanding results

August 12, 2021

Students and staff at Wigan & Leigh College are today celebrating after they have achieved once agai...

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New Term: What to expect from your Careers Team

September 17, 2021

It’s the start of a new term. Whether you are a returning student or a new student coming into co...

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Young Artists Draw inspiration for Animal Awareness

September 29, 2021

Art and Design students from Wigan & Leigh College have impressed judges to reach the final of the E...

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From entry level to Degree - what a progression!

November 02, 2021

Kimberley is now in the final year of her BA (Hons) Creative Practitioner (Graphics) course having p...

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Higher and degree Apprenticeships Frequently Asked Questions

November 09, 2021

As you enter Year 2 of your Level 3 qualification you will be starting to finalise your plans for wh...

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College joins nationwide campaign to support its local communities

November 12, 2021

Wigan & Leigh College has joined a national initiative to help its staff support and connect with lo...

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A Level Life at Wigan & Leigh College

November 18, 2021

What appealed to me about studying A Levels at this college compared to others were the small class ...

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Work Experience Blooms for Photography Students

November 22, 2021

Level 3 Photography students Leah Farrimond and Phoebe Burns received excellent feedback for their p...

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Andy Burnham Inspires Youth on Visit to see Public Services Students

November 24, 2021

The Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham visited students at the College on Friday last week....

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Haydock Park Racecourse Work Experience Success

November 25, 2021

A 16 strong group of Level 2 and Level 3 Chef students have enjoyed their work experience opportunit...

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College staff doing their bit in the community

November 26, 2021
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Plastering Apprentice Wins Gold at National Finals

December 03, 2021

Plastering apprentice Sam Dean has won the gold medal at the national finals of WorldSkills UK....

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Institute of Technology

December 17, 2021


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Students' advice on choosing the right course

January 06, 2022

Thechoices for what to study can be quite overwhelming when coming into collegecompared to choosing ...

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What do I need to know about apprenticeships?

January 24, 2022

Working as a Career Coach in a college, more and more students talk about the opportunity to secure ...

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Getting started with Career Planning!

February 28, 2022

As we finally start to move tentatively on from Covid times, it’s important to have a clear idea w...

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College Shortlisted Twice

March 08, 2022

Wigan & Leigh College has been shortlisted for two awards at the prestigious Educate North Awards 20...

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Students add first aid qualification to enhance their work placements

March 10, 2022

A mixture of T Level (Early Years and Teaching & Education), Teaching Assistant learners and a staff...

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Could you use Social Media to get your dream job?

March 14, 2022

We know the stereotype that all young people spend all day on social media… but actually more and ...

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Our Students enjoy multiple success at GM Skills Competitions

March 29, 2022

Our students performed strongly at the Greater Manchester Colleges’ Group (GMCG) Skills Competitio...

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Preparing for the world of work – Applications and Interviews

April 20, 2022

Applying for an apprenticeship or you first job in your chosen industry will be a significant point ...

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A Career in Education

May 24, 2022

A Career in Education? Gain Your Qualification Locally ...

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​The Centre for Advanced Technical Studies Grand Opening

June 30, 2022

Centre for Advanced Technical Studies had its grand opening on Thursday 16th June, celebrating two y...

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How to make the most of your summer break

July 04, 2022

The summer break is here and a great time to recharge your batteries for your next steps, whether th...

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​College University Centre excels in latest National Student Survey Results

July 15, 2022

Satisfaction with high quality local degree provision at the University Centre Wigan & Leigh College...

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Adult Learners follow quick route to dream careers with Access to Higher Education Diploma

September 13, 2022

Do you dream of going to university but don't have the qualifications you need? Then an Access to HE...

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Career Coach Explained

October 13, 2022

Career Coach is an excellent tool to conduct research and plan career and education pathways....

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HND Travel Learners get Inspired by Award Winning Business

November 14, 2022

Our HND Travel & Tourism Management second year students had the great opportunity of meeting owner ...

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Enjoy your Christmas Break and be prepared for the start of the New Year

December 06, 2022

Enjoy your Christmas Break and be prepared for the start of the New Year 2023The two-week Christmas ...

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Students Celebrate Success at Graduation

December 08, 2022

University Centre Wigan & Leigh College celebrated their achievements at the annual Higher Education...

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Traineeship offers chance of employment for care leavers with Kraft Heinz

December 16, 2022

Wigan & Leigh College, Wigan Council and Kraft Heinz are working together to help boost career oppor...

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The Greater Manchester Institute of Technology to Open September 2023

January 12, 2023

A new multi-million-pound technical education institute in Greater Manchester will open to students ...

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Great action shots from Megan

January 20, 2023

Level 3 Photography student, Megan Causey won a national competition enabling her to gain a unique e...

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Music Students Raise over a £1,000 for Wigan Warriors Community Foundation

March 23, 2023

Our Music students hosted a charity concert to raise funds for the Wigan Warriors Community Foundati...

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​Tailored Engineering Course to Upskill Kraft Heinz Staff

March 28, 2023

Wigan & Leigh College and Kraft Heinz’s new partnership has created a bespoke training programme t...

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Students Set to Whip Up a Performance

May 05, 2023

Our Performing Arts students are soon to benefit from a new industry standard facility from Septembe...

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Celebrations for Apprentices at Awards Evening

July 07, 2023

We hosted our Apprenticeship Awards on Monday 3 July. The lavish event, staged at The Edge, Wigan wa...

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​Students set to broaden their horizons with international study trips

August 31, 2023

Students from disadvantaged areas across the region will have the opportunity to experience a trip o...

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​University Centre Wigan & Leigh College sees great results in National Student Survey

August 31, 2023

The annual National Student Survey (NSS) results have been released and the University Centre Wigan ...

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Landmark agreement signed to boost skills and education in the Wigan borough

October 18, 2023

Anchor institutions in Wigan have today (17 October) signed a civic agreement with Edge Hill Univers...

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Engineering Best Friends Receive Top Award

October 17, 2023

Two Higher Education students studying at our University Centre have been awarded Sellafield Ltd Deg...

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Wigan & Leigh College set to Host Finals of UK’s Biggest Skill Competition

May 25, 2023

We have been chosen as one of the nine venues across Greater Manchester to host the prestigious Worl...

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​Worldskills UK Finals makes big impact

November 22, 2023

Wigan & Leigh College successfully hosted seven of the WorldSkills UK National Finals last week....

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Caring Wigan Borough Residents Needed

November 27, 2023

Are you a caring person who is passionate about wanting to make a different to the lives of children...

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University Centre Students Celebrate Success at Graduation

December 06, 2023

Students studying on degree level courses at the University Centre Wigan & Leigh College celebrated ...

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Wigan & Leigh College’s Higher Education Recognised by National Standard

December 18, 2023

The University Centre Wigan & Leigh College has been awarded ‘Silver’ in the latest Teaching Exc...

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Shaun Wane Presents College Rugby Team with their New Kits

February 08, 2024

England Rugby League Head Coach, Shaun Wane visited our Men’s Rugby team to present each player wi...

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Women's Football Team Make it Four from Four

February 14, 2024

Last week, our Women’s Football Team celebrated their fourth win this season, beating Bolton Sixth...

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Cycling to Success: From Wigan & Leigh to Team GB

March 13, 2024

Level 3 Sport Science student, Thomas Morrissey, speaks of his illustrious year so far as an Olympic...

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