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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.

About us

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.
 

Facilities available

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 products.

• 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
 

Additional support

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.

 

 

Learner success

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.

Last updated date: 11 March 2016

Key information

Venues

  • A: Parson's Walk Centre
    • Address:
    • Parson's Walk
    • Wigan
    • WN1 1RR
    • Telephone number:
    • Course enquiries: 01942761111
    • Website:
    • www.wigan-leigh.ac.uk
    • Email address:
    • applications@wigan-leigh.ac.uk
    • More information:
    • 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.

  • B: School for the Arts
    • Address:
    • Parson's Walk
    • Wigan
    • WN1 1RU
    • Telephone number:
    • Course enquiries: 01942761111
    • Website:
    • www.wigan-leigh.ac.uk
    • Email address:
    • applications@wigan-leigh.ac.uk
    • More information:
    • Bustling with life and atmosphere, the College's School for the Arts Centre is the perfect environment to unleash your designer edge!

      Simply wandering the corridors provides you with a sense of creativity and flare with a whole host of student exhibitions bringing the Centre to life.

      Whether it's Photography, Media or a range of our Design courses, you needn't worry about having the right facility to fulfil your studies.

      And it doesn't stop there! All of our courses offer great facilities including Performing Arts which boasts the purpose built Saidy Theatre.

      Located off Parson's Walk, School for the Arts is situated in an ideal location with excellent public transport links by both bus and rail.

      Please feel free to browse the range of courses that we offer and stop to look at the Centre's impressive array of facilities.

  • C: Pagefield Centre
    • Address:
    • Walkden Avenue
    • Wigan
    • WN1 2JH
    • Telephone number:
    • Course enquiries: 01942761111
    • Website:
    • www.wigan-leigh.ac.uk
    • Email address:
    • applications@wigan-leigh.ac.uk
    • More information:
    • The College's Pagefield Centre is a purpose built facility to educate students, apprentices and tradespeople of the future.

      This state-of-the-art facility offers a range of Courses in Construction Crafts and Mechanical, Electrical and Civil Engineering.

      Large workshops and training environments, together with the latest machinery, software and equipment allow our students to gain the skills and knowledge that employers are looking for.

      The Centre boasts an excellent reputation amongst a range of employers across the Wigan Borough which is exemplified by our students quickly progressing into the professional industry.

      Pagefield Centre is currently receiving a £1.4m development in top of the range facilities to add to its already impressive learning environment.

      The turning and milling workshops will soon have new and upgraded equipment, which will include the latest technology in fabrication and welding.

      There will also be a plasma cutting bed and a new thermodynamic and fluid mechanic laboratory.

      To complement this state of the art equipment, students will have access to the latest finite element analysis software, CAD / CAM, hydraulics and pneumatics software, enabling them to experience learning in a high-spec environment.

      If you're considering a future in the trades, then this Centre could be your pathway to success.

  • D: Leigh College
    • Address:
    • Sale Way
    • Leigh
    • WN7 4JY
    • Telephone number:
    • Course enquiries: 01942761111
    • Website:
    • www.wigan-leigh.ac.uk
    • Email address:
    • applications@wigan-leigh.ac.uk
    • More information:
    • Located on the multi-million pound Leigh Sports Village site, Leigh College acts as a hub for both students and the local community.

  • E: Image Centre
    • Address:
    • Walmsley Road
    • Leigh
    • WN7 1XL
    • Telephone number:
    • Course enquiries: 01942761111
    • Website:
    • www.wigan-leigh.ac.uk
    • Email address:
    • applications@wigan-leigh.ac.uk
    • More information:
    • The Image Centre - Leigh is a designated “Wella Centre of Excellence” dedicated to hair, beauty and holistic therapy.

      The impressive Wella accreditation means that the Centre has achieved the highest standard of training and demonstrates excellent links with industry.

      The Centre offers realistic working environments, including hairdressing and beauty salons, a nail studio, a theatrical & media make-up room, spa pool, sauna, flotation couch and more.

      As well as teaching the next generation of top practitioners, the Centre is also open for beauty therapy and hairdressing appointments.