Leigh College Courses

Leigh College has a long standing history in providing you with quality education and training.This has been achieved through exceptional teaching, support and guidance over an extensive range of academic, vocational and apprenticeship courses. Each year we strive to provide programmes at a wide range of levels to suit all abilities.

Recently a multi-million pound investment has been made across our Leigh Centres to provide you with top of the range facilities, resources and learning environments. One thing is guaranteed when you choose to study with us - we will encourage and support you to achieve your full potential.

A Level Professional Honours Programme

We are offering you the opportunity to combine traditional academic study (A Levels) with professional qualifications and valuable work experience. In addition to your academic study, you will also attend guest speaker lectures and visits developing your skills and experiences to secure a place at one of the country's top universities or employment.

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Access to Higher Education

Do you dream of going to university but don't have the qualifications you need? Then an Access to HE course could be for you. The Access to HE Diploma courses are a fast-track route into higher education for adults aged 19 and over. If you are committed to setting aside time to achieve the right level of academic development needed to progress onto university, this may be the route for you. The Access to HE Diploma programmes are highly regarded by Universities across the UK. Students can progress onto a range of degrees including nursing, midwifery, social sciences, paramedic, social work, health sciences, sport, physiotherapy and primary teaching, If you are aged 19-23 and do not currently have a Level 3 qualification, then the course may be free. If you do have a Level 3 qualification or are over 24, then you can apply for the Advanced Learner Loan. This does not have to be paid back if you go to University and successfully complete your chosen degree.

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Animal Management

Animal related careers can be extremely rewarding and exciting. An integral part of our Animal Management courses is valuable and stimulating work experience. Plus having hands on experience with animals at one of our offsite providers and the exceptional animal management classrooms which are home to over 25 different species of exotics and small mammals. The rooms are fully equipped to provide students with hands on experience of caring for and managing animals. There is also purpose built dog kennels and a large dog grooming suite.

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Beauty and Holistic Therapy

When it comes to beauty the Image Centre is top of its game. We have an exceptional reputation for equipping students with the skills and knowledge to work at a national and international level. Students choosing to study beauty therapy will benefit from the state-of-the-art facilities where real work experience is gained. Students will benefit from highly experienced and qualified tutors who have strong links with industry professionals to provide quality work experience and training on the latest techniques and products. The Image Centre is at the forefront of the "Wellness" industry and has a strong ethos of responsible futures". Students will gain knowledge of sustainable beauty and conscious cosmetology through the exclusive "Elemis and other ranges" product range.

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Business

Business students at the College will learn about the dynamic world of business. Students will develop skills and knowledge to equip them to become a confident decision maker in a cutting-edge, professional environment. Our courses will allow you to explore the range of diverse departments that work together to form a successful business. Students will benefit from the industry experience of our expert tutors who will teach you the principles of marketing, accounting, human resources and business environment & resources. Whatever your ambition these courses will prepare you for university level study or to begin your career in the commercial world.

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Child Care & Early Years Education

Working with infants and young children can offer a range of rewarding and exciting careers. Our childcare qualifications are designed to prepare students to work with children between birth and five years, with knowledge of children up to seven years. Students will benefit from high quality work placements with local nurseries and primary schools.

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Computer Science and Digital Skills

COMPUTING & INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY


The Computing & IT industry is incredibly diverse. If you are a logical thinker and enjoy problem solving then one of our courses could be for you. Computing & IT is a dynamic industry that offers many different types of rewarding careers and progression opportunities.Our students benefit from our recent investment in new industry standard software, hardware and multimedia and web development Mac suite. Level 3 students will undertake a high quality work experience opportunity that adds real value to university and employment applications.


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Electrical & Electronic Engineering

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. Over 2.85 million engineering jobs will need filling by 2024 and the average starting salaries for engineering and technology graduates are well above the average at £25,800. The 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. The Centre has had significant investment of £1.4m to ensure that future engineers develop technical skills and knowledge using the latest equipment and technologies which include a CNC Milling Machine, CNC Plasma Cutter and Thermo Fluid Bench and Bernoullis Principle Test equipment. Electrical and Electronic Engineers can work in a diverse range of sectors including aerospace, broadcasting, telecoms, manufacturing, power and utilities. Our excellent courses prepare students for higher education and employment. Our expert tutors are highly qualified and have a wealth of experience from British Gas, Atomic Energy and Network Rail.

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Foundation Studies

Our Entry Level courses provide students with a great foundation to progress on to the next level course. Students will benefit from an exceptional range of support services and students will be assessed on their own individual needs.

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Hairdressing

The Image Centre is a contemporary working salon that offers students an exceptional environment in which to develop their skills. Our tutors are highly experienced and have great links with industry professionals to provide students with quality work experience. Students will master the latest cutting, colouring and creative styling techniques.

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Health & Social Care

We are offering you the opportunity to combine traditional academic study (A Levels) with professional qualifications and valuable work experience within our unique A Level Professional Honours Programme. In addition to your academic study, you will also take part in a series of guest speaker lectures and prestigous visits which will further develop your skills and experiences to ensure you secure a place at one of the country's top universities or with a prestigious employer.

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Media

The Media department is a self-contained ideas factory located in The School for the Arts building; creativity and invention lies at the heart of everything we do. We have recently invested in a range of brand new technologies that are second-to-none. Virtual reality filming and photography techniques can be captured with the very latest Omni Cam 360

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Performing Arts

The School for the Arts offers exceptional facilities for ambitious performers including the purpose built Saidy Theatre and three sprung floor dance studios. Students will develop their performance skills and knowledge to become confident and accomplished artists through a variety of shows and plays. We will work with you on a career plan and explore the range of university level courses and employment opportunities available to you.

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Public Services

Our Public Services courses develop the physical and academic skills required for successful careers in the Police, Fire and Rescue, Prison Services and Armed Forces. Students benefit from the College's great links with the public services and gain real physical and problem solving experience on a residential programmes with the Army.

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Science

Science is brought to life in our outstanding, newly refurbished laboratories. Our Science programmes equip students with the skills and knowledge to enter a variety of science related careers and degrees.

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Sport

The College is a Centre of Excellence in Sport, dedicated to providing exceptional training programmes for the region's aspiring sports professionals. Our world-class facilities include a swimming pool, gymnasium, athletics stadium, 3G AstroTurf pitches and indoor sports hall. Around 371,800 people work in the sport industry in 176,000 businesses throughout the UK. Careers are many and varied, from sporting professionals, to personal trainers, coaches and sports scientists. The typical salary for senior coaches, employed by National Governing Bodies or professional sports clubs, ranges from £30,000 to £35,000. Exercise physiologists employed in the sports sector may earn between £18,000 and £35,000. And for those in high-profile sport science, salaries can exceed £60,000 and may reach up to £100,000.

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