In response to high demand and the request for students to stay local, Leigh College, based at Leigh Sports Village, has over the last 2-3 years expanded and developed its course offer to ensure that students in Leigh have extensive opportunities to study locally, preparing them for higher education and exciting careers.

During this time, the College has introduced A Levels, the A Level Professional Honours Programme, Animal Management and Public Services to the campus, as well as successfully attracting new students to its existing courses in Health & Social Care, Information Technology and Sport.

The College has most recently launched new Hair and Beauty provision in response to national changes to the curriculum.

The College is committed to ensuring that Leigh students have access to the very best career opportunities and this latest news will allow students to take full advantage of the new career paths and qualifications in this sector. Students now have the opportunity to study in  industry standard salons, treatment rooms and classrooms including Hairdressing, Beauty, Holistics, Media Make Up & Nail salons; fully equipped with the latest technologies including Intense Pulse Light (IPL), hair removal and skin rejuvenation to name but a few.

This £6.2 billion industry leads to career opportunities in areas such as aesthetics, spa management, make up artistry or hair stylist within TV, film or theatre, as well as links within the well-being sector.
The new facility is an accredited Wella Centre of Excellence and use high industry standard product lines including Dermalogica and Elemis. The department offers progression through to level 4 hair and beauty courses, including short courses that add to the qualifications for students and enhance their knowledge and skills in preparation for careers within the industry. These include hair extensions, chemical peels, micro needling, micro pigmentations and many more.

Anna Dawe, Principal of Leigh College, said “The facilities at Leigh College ensures that all our students are fully prepared for the changing nature of the industry and allows them to take full advantage of the wider job opportunities that are becoming available in the well-being & health sector and in areas such as creative arts.  The delivery of technical education is changing and this ensures that our students are at the forefront of these new developments.”