Advice & Guidance

For advice and guidance please contact the Business Services team on

01942 761760 or email us on

For grant information

To search for an apprenticeship vacancy

To contact your assessor

To find a course

To write a CV

Step by Step

Step 1

Just starting out – looking to discover more about apprenticeships.

Then contact Business Services at Wigan and Leigh College.

If you are an employer looking to find out more information a dedicated team of Business Advisors will help you start your journey.

Contact us by phone or email:   |    01942 761946

Alternatively pop in to see us we are based in the Gateway Building at Parsons Walk.

Step 2

Keen to do an Apprenticeship – but unsure which is the right one for you

Here in Business Services we currently offer over 110 different Apprenticeship Pathways. Our team will be able to discuss with you which apprenticeships are right for you – We will need to determine your grades in Maths, English and in some cases ICT. There are minimum grades that you will need to achieve before starting the qualification. Part of your framework may include Maths English and ICT If you haven't got the qualifications already you will take an initial assessment to determine how best to study them. We deliver Functional Skills in a variety of ways.

Steps 3-5

Registering, Searching or Applying for Apprenticeships

To search for Apprenticeship vacancies you will need to create an account on the National Apprenticeship website:

Once you have an account you can search and apply for vacancies. Wigan and Leigh College list all our current vacancies here:

If you need any support regarding apprenticeships please contact:

Tim Nutter - Business Advocate
Business Services
Wigan & Leigh College

01942 761760

Step 6

About to start a new Apprenticeship programme

You will be assigned an assessor who will be in touch to start you on your program.

They will explain how the apprenticeship will work and what you will need to do. The duration of the programme is usually between 12 and 18 months.

Step 7

Need support around your existing Apprenticeship

Visit the Apprentice Zone to find support a a wide range of topics or contact Business Services or your assessor for more information.

Learn more

Find out how Wigan & Leigh College can help you