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Pre-degree Nursing Programme at Wigan & Leigh College

Course description

This is a Level 3 Health & Social care programme for 16-18 year olds who want to pursue a career in nursing. You will gain skills to begin a career as a nurse within the NHS, health or social care sectors. The course is suitable for those who has a genuine interest in caring for people and are looking to embark on a career in nursing.

Course content

You will study the course at College and gain valuable supervised work experience one day a week in the first year alongside NHS professionals in real situations. You will get the chance to work on different wards and departments in local hospitals. In the second year your supervised placement will be two days a week. You will rotate roles during your placement.

Entry requirements


A minimum of 5 grade 4-9 GCSE subjects or equivalent including maths, English and science


A minimum of 5 A* - C GCSE subject grades or equivalent including maths, English

and science


You will be required to complete 2 exams per year and a set task.

Financial information

Courses are free for 16-19 year olds. For further information contact our Student Services team on 01942 761609.

Future opportunities

You can progress on to university level Health related courses or into employment within the health sector.

Further information

Students will be required to wear a uniform and undertake an occupational health check.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 03 October 2016

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    • Our Parson's Walk Centre houses a wide range of vocational courses and provides a unique and exciting atmosphere.

      The Centre features the award winning Wheel restaurant, together with other outstanding facilities that provide hands on work experience including the Image Centre, Florist Shop and Travel Shop.

      In addition, our classrooms offer a comfortable and professional working environment which is exemplified by our £20,000 state-of-the-art Apple Mac suite.

      This Centre also houses the College's largest Learning Resource Centre to provide help and support to all students in the use of the library and IT facilities. Our dedicated team of staff are on hand to provide assistance with electronic books and databases, information skills and one-to-one sessions. Laptops, iPads and Samsung tablets are just a selection of the range of facilities available.

      This Centre is completed with our Employment Services team who are here to offer you a personal information, advice and guidance session to identify areas of development and agree goals to set you on your path to gaining employment.

      Located in the heart of the town centre, our seven floor Centre offers excellent public transport links being only a five minute walk from the bus station and ten minute walk from the railway station. For all the latest travel information try downloading our Transport Guide.