Welcome to Wigan & Leigh College

Wigan & Leigh College has been leading the way since 1857 in providing you with quality education and training.This has been achieved through exceptional teaching, support and guidance over an extensive range of academic, technical, vocational and apprenticeship courses.

We provide a wide range of courses and offer excellent progression routes preparing you for your future career.

“We believe that outstanding futures are created at Wigan & Leigh College"
Anna Dawe | Principal

  • Highest Student Satisfaction in Greater Manchester (FE Choices Survey)
  • Silver Award for the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)
  • Largest College Provider of Apprenticeships in Greater ManchesterAbout Us

creating outstanding futures at our Centres of Excellence


The Government has declared 2018 the Year of Engineering and engineers are in high demand across the UK.The engineering sector reports evidence of skills shortages for employers in key UK engineering sectors including aerospace, telecoms, rail, power, nuclear, chemical, civil and defence.

Wigan & Leigh College has a long-standing history and reputation for providing excellence in engineering and manufacturing and is committed to training highly skilled engineers of the future.

The College specialises in intelligent engineering including mechatronics, robotics, automation and autonomous vehicles, as well as the development and evolution of hybrid technologies.

Reach a Higher Level

Our established Centre of Excellence has been raising aspirations in Creative Arts through outstanding teaching and state of the art facilities. We offer a wide range of courses up to degree level for careers in Creative Direction & Design, Fine Art, Music, TV & Radio, Photography, Broadcasting, Education (Arts), Illustration, Journalism and PR (Public Relations).

See the bigger picture

Our established Centre of Excellence is focused on raising aspirations in Health & Social Care and delivers courses up to degree level including Apprenticeships for careers in Counselling, Medicine, Midwifery. Nursing, Paramedic and Social Work.

Creating Future Care Professionals

Our Sporting Centre of Excellence, situated on Leigh Sports Village, delivers courses up to degree level for Careers in Sports Development, Sports Coaching, Teaching in Sport, Exercise and Fitness Instructing, Leisure Management Exercise, Health & Fitness.

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