Wigan and Leigh College
Wigan and Leigh College

About Us

Wigan & Leigh College has been providing high-quality education and training locally for over 150 years. It is the only General Further Education College in the towns of Wigan and Leigh, serving a population of approximately 310,000. The College aims to be inclusive and we are proud of the equality of opportunity which is demonstrated in the breadth and scope of our provision. Each year, over 17,000 people choose to study at the College, their needs being at the heart of everything we provide. The College operates from a number of sites across the borough. Parson’s Walk Centre, School for the Arts and Pagefield Centre are located in Wigan, close to the town centre. The Image Centre and Sixth Form Centre are close to the town centre of Leigh. There are courses for full-time and part-time students, both school leavers and adults. These are mostly delivered at the main College sites, but there are many classes in local schools and other venues. We also have an Employment Service team dedicated to working with you if you are unemployed and need support in getting re-trained and interview techniques. Through partnership arrangements, pupils from local High Schools can also study at the College. The College has developed a wide choice of qualifications at all levels from entry level through to professional and post-graduate courses. Further Education students can choose GCSEs, AS/A Levels, Diplomas and NVQs, as well as a wide range of specialist courses. There is also an expanding Higher Education portfolio of Foundation Degrees, Higher Nationals and Certificates for the benefit of adult students of all ages, both full-time and part-time.