Wigan and Leigh College
Wigan, United Kingdom
About Wigan and Leigh College
Wigan and Leigh College is a further education college in Wigan, Greater Manchester, which has been providing education and training locally for more than 150 years. It employs around 1,000 staff and has a student roll of about 17,000. Further education students can choose the A-level professional honours programme or vocational qualifications such as BTECs. An expanding higher education portfolio of foundation degrees, top-up degrees, higher nationals and certificates is available to adult students of all ages, both full-time and part-time.
Wigan and Leigh College operates from several sites across the borough: the Parson’s Walk Centre, School for the Arts and Pagefield Centre are in Wigan, close to the town centre. The Image Centre and Leigh College are close to the town centre of Leigh.
Values and vision
Wigan and Leigh College aims to be a beacon of educational excellence, transforming the lives of the individuals and communities it serves. Teaching and learning is at the heart of the college’s ethos. Equality and diversity are highly valued. The college and its students work in partnership with others to maximise the contribution made to local, regional and national economic development.
“Teachers engage enthusiastically in the development of their teaching skills and readily share good practice among themselves. Staff support learners with high needs exceptionally well so that they are included fully in the life of the college and develop good independent living skills.”