Welcome to Wigan & Leigh College
At Wigan & Leigh College we believe that an outstanding education can transform lives.
The success of each of our students is central to all that we do. In addition to high quality teaching, we also provide exceptional pre-course guidance, support and pastoral services for all of our students.
We are pleased to announce the date of our Spring Open Evening:-
Monday 25th April 2016
4.30pm - 7.30pm at:
Wigan & Leigh College and School of the Arts (Parson's Walk, WN1 1RR)
School of Engineering and Construction (Pagefield Centre, Walkden Ave, Wigan, WN1 2JH
School of Hair & Beauty (Image Centre, Walmesley Road, Leigh, WN7 1XL)
We look forward to seeing you there.
Wigan & Leigh College has been leading the way in education since 1857.
The College has a number of small specialist centres across the borough. The Centre for Professional Studies (Parson’s Walk Centre), School of the Arts and the School of Engineering and Construction (Pagefield Centre) are located in Wigan, close to the town centre, bus station and train stations. Leigh College and School of Hair & Beauty (The Image Centre) are close to the town centre of Leigh.
The wide range of programmes that we offer are designed to progress students onto university, further education and into rewarding and successful careers.
We have exceptional facilities at all of our Centres including:-
Wigan & Leigh College (Parson's Walk Centre) - is a multi-million pound vibrant building. There is a new contemporary entrance leading to fully equipped spacious class rooms, private study areas, learning resources centre, Apple Mac suite and large refectory, serving delicious lunches and snacks.
School of the Arts - is bustling with life and houses the best facilities for all our creative courses. There are a number of dedicated art studios, fashion and textiles studios, specialist rooms for photography including a dark room, graphic design all fully equipped with the latest industry standard technology including a new Mac suite. There is a purpose built theatre "Saidy Theatre", three sprung floor dance studios edged with full-length mirrors. There are also fully operational TV, radio studios and editing suites. There is a dedicated two floor area that houses practice rooms and recording studios for our talented music students.
School of Engineering & Construction (Pagefield Centre) - is an impressive purpose built facility providing the best workshops and industry standard machinery for all of our Construction and Engineering Courses. Most recently £1.4m has been invested in the very best mechanical engineering machinery.
Leigh College - is located on the multi-million pound Sports Village with state-of-the-art sports facilities. The modern building has the best facilities including specialist science laboratories, large performance space, IT suite, learning resources centre and spacious class rooms.
School of Hair & Beauty (The Image Centre) - a purpose built building that is Wella accredited with the best hair and beauty training salons around. There are great spa facilities offering the latest, innovative techniques, treatments and
• All our Centres are within easy reach to regular and convenient public transport. If you are 16-18 years old, you may be eligible for our FREE Bus Pass find out more: www.wigan-leigh.ac.uk/free-bus-pass
Supporting you through your studies
The needs of our learners always come first. That is wy we have a pastoral system in place to give you all the support and professional guidance you need throughout your time with us.
Personal Tutors will:
- Guide you through your course
- Create a personal action plan to help you reach your goals
- Track your progress and achievements
- Help you access any support that you many need
Student Services will support you with:
- Career decisions and higher education routes
- Applications for universities
- Obtaining financial help to support learning
- Personal difficulties
Each of our centres has a dedicated Head of Studies who will ensure you receive as much pastoral support as you need to be successful in your studies. Their role is to ensure that high standards are maintained in each curriculum area and that all of our students enjoy a positive learning experience during their time at College.
100% pass rate in 31 subjects
Over 400 students progress onto some of the country's top universities each year including:
- Lancaster University
- University of Manchester
- University of Salford
- Edge Hill University
- University of Central Lancashire
- University of Portsmouth
- Leeds College of Art
- Goldsmiths University
- Loughborough University
How to apply
You can apply for courses at Wigan & Leigh College through UCAS Progress. Add courses to your favourites to apply to this provider.