University Centre Wigan & Leigh College
The University Centre Wigan & Leigh College is the only university level education provider in the Wigan borough. It has been offering higher education for more than 70 years, with its history rooted in the mining and engineering industries.
Wigan & Leigh College is ranked in the Sunday Times Top 100 Best Not–For–Profit Organisations to Work For 2020 and is one of the only colleges of its type in the Top 100.
The University Centre Wigan & Leigh College offers more than 30 courses and career pathways with foundation degrees, Higher National Certificates, Higher National Diplomas, Top-up degrees and professional and post-graduate courses, as well as higher and degree apprenticeships.
University Centre expertise is in Business, Professional, Teacher Education, Creative Arts and New Media, Construction and Engineering, Health and Social Care and Sport.
Degrees, foundation degrees and teaching qualifications are awarded by the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) and Higher National Certificates and Diplomas in partnership with Pearson Edexcel.
With its Silver rating for teaching excellence, the University Centre is one of only two in Greater Manchester to receive the first teaching excellence framework (TEF) Silver or Gold award.
Our programmes develop qualities sought in industry, from employability and problem-solving skills to communication and team working. We pride ourselves on providing quality learning opportunities to equip the workforce of the future with the skills, knowledge and opportunities to establish a successful career in their chosen profession.
In 2019 the University Centre was awarded Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) accreditation recognising high quality internationally respected undergraduate degrees in Engineering subjects.
The BEng (Hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering and the BEng (Hons) Mechanical and Manufacturing, was accredited by IET on behalf of the Engineering Council for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as an Incorporated Engineer and partly meeting the academic requirements for registration as a Chartered Engineer.
The University Centre is the ideal destination for those who want to take up higher level study, but prefer to live at home within easy travelling distance of their university. Joining the University Centre also means saving on expensive accommodation costs with the added benefit of smaller classes and more lecturer contact time than offered by larger institutions.
We offer full and part-time study options with flexible delivery particularly aimed at those studying degree apprenticeships or around other work commitments.
With millions of pounds invested in new facilities, resources and equipment, we offer degree study on your doorstep with lower tuition fees than many other UK universities.