Creating outstanding futures

At Wigan & Leigh College we have a wide range of academic, technical and vocational courses designed to prepare school leavers for an exciting career in their chosen industry.

We have a wide range of courses including Animal Management, Computing Science, Engineering, Fashion, Graphic Design and Science as well as our unique A Level Professional Honours Programmes.

As well as providing full-time College courses we also boast a whole host of apprenticeships, enabling students to gain industry experience and earn a salary whilst achieving a relevant qualification.

All students are taught by expert tutors who have a wealth of experience in their industry as well as education.

Making the transition from school to college can be daunting for many but at Wigan & Leigh College we take pride in providing a strong pastoral system for students. Each Centre has a dedicated Head of Studies and Student Liaison Officers who support students through their studies and time at College. The College also provides a transition service through the School Liaison Team, who provide careers advice, support and sampling opportunities for students in Year 8 through to Year 11.

Our Fab Futures Team also provides learners with the knowledge and support to ensure they progress onto University, an Apprenticeship or employment at the end of their time at College. They can also assist with queries regarding available funding and financial assistance which will help during their studies.

Before enrolling onto a College course, parents and students are urged to visit one of our Open Events which are hosted throughout the academic year.

Explore Our Courses

Student Achievements

Jack Reynolds
A Level Professional Honours Programme
Engineering pathway

Jack Reynolds is currently on our A Level Professional Honours Programme on the Engineering pathway. He has recently received multiple offers from top universities including a BSc (Hons) Chemical Engineering at Lancaster University.

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Nathan Ryding
Level 3 Public Services
BA (Hons) Politics

Nathan Ryding, former Rose Bridge Academy pupil is currently studying on the Level 3 Public Services course. Nathan aspires to work in the armed response unit and has recieved university offers from..

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Maria Babu
A Level Professional Honours Programme
Applied Medical pathway

Former Albany Academy student has high hopes for an established career within the medical industry.

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Isla Hardin-Banks
Level 3 Animal Management
BSc (Hons) Animal Management

Isla Hardin-Banks, a former Standish High School pupil is currently studying Level 3 Animal Management. She has received university offers from

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Daniel Miccoli
Level 3 Extended Diploma in Civil Engineering
BEng (Hons) in Civil Engineering at the University of Leeds

Former Rivington & Blackrod student Daniel achieved Distinction*| Distinction*| Distinction in his Level 3 Extended Diploma in Civil Engineering.

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Meg Callery
Level 3 Extended Diploma in Fashion & Clothing
BA (Hons) in Fashion at UCLan

Megan completed her Level 3 Extended Diploma in Fashion & Clothing with Distinction*| Distinction*| Distinction and progressed on to study Fashion at UCLan.

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Liam Moran
Level 3 Extended Diploma in Health & Social Care
BSc (Hons) Paramedic Science at Liverpool John Moores University

Scholarship winner Liam, achieved the highest grade possible, Distinction*, Distinction*, Distinction* and is now well on his way to achieving his dream career as a Paramedic.

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Jaeger Turner
Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport
University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Jaeger Turner completed her Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport and has progressed on to study at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

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Centres of Excellence

Our established Centres of Excellence deliver a wide range of courses up to degree level and including Apprenticeships for outstanding careers in specialist industries.

We have established Centres of Excellence in:-

  • Creative Arts
  • Engineering
  • Health & Social Care
  • Sport


  • Our established Centres of Excellence are focused on raising aspirations in Further Education and Higher Education by delivering excellence in learning.
  • Students’ progress directly to University, Apprenticeships or Employment in their chosen career.
  • Our expert tutors are time served experts in their industry and hold qualifications to PhD, Masters and Post Graduate level in their field.
  • Our students are award winning in national skills competitions and industry awards.
  • World class facilities and live industry projects with leading companies locally, nationally and internationally.
  • Engagement and partnerships with employers providing excellent opportunities.
  • Scholarship opportunities of up to £2000 for talented students.