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West Lancashire College

West Lancashire College offer Degree Level courses awarded by the University of Central Lancashire. Our Foundation Degrees in Health & Social Care give you the opportunity to study a high quality degree locally, at a competitive price in our fabulous university style campus in Skelmersdale.

West Lancashire College is a small, community based college operating in association with NCG which is a large and successful national provider of further and higher education and Apprenticeship training.

We are home to around 2,500 learners both young people and adults of all abilities and backgrounds.

We offer a wide choice of courses including BTECs, A Levels, Technical qualifications, Apprenticeships and Foundation Degrees.

Our qualifications have been shaped by regional employers ensuring you will have the appropriate skills for the North West jobs market, or the qualification you need to get to university.

Our students study in fabulous buildings, and we have invested over £50m over the past few years; our university style campus was opened in Skelmersdale in 2011, with the addition of a £2.5m Construction, Engineering & Logistics Centre in 2019 and we are currently in the development of a high-tech STEM Centre at our main site due to open at the end of 2020. Our facilities include a 200-seat theatre, industry standard hair & beauty salons, hi-tech sports performance lab, top quality teaching and self-study spaces, plus a range of social spaces and eateries.

Our teachers are some of the best in the business – friendly, experienced, full of ideas and with extensive industry experience which will help you develop the skills needed for your future career! Above all, they’re committed to helping you achieve your potential. They can share their up-to-date knowledge about their industry and give you practical tips and advice so that you make the most of your study.

Whether it’s a work placement you need, an industry mentor, or advice on how to enter a particular field of work, we’ve got the industry contacts you need. We work with 100’s of employers, including Peel Ports, Virgin Care, West Lancashire Clinical Commissioning Group, Edge Hill University and the NHS to ensure that you have access to the best advice and opportunities.

West Lancashire College has a family feel and we treat every learner as a special and unique individual with the potential to realise their dreams and progress in learning, work and life.


West Lancashire College, College Way, Skelmersdale WN8 6LH

Tel: +44 (0)1695 52300


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