Courses, qualifications and building skills

There are lots of courses, qualifications and training options available for all ages.

Some can be found online and others are delivered by local training providers such as colleges or community organisations.

Find a course

The easiest way to find a course that suits you and your goals is to use the National Careers Service search engine.

This search engine will look for different types of learning opportunities including classroom, work based and online learning delivered by colleges, training providers and local councils.

Free online courses

You might be surprised to learn that there are many great courses available online for free. They cover topics such as English, Maths, digital and IT, business and finance, health and social care, and personal development and lifestyle.

Learning opportunities 16-19 years

Wigan has a number of learning providers who can help young people aged 16-19 access a range of accredited courses and programmes.

Employment and life skills (all ages)

Where to go if you're looking to gain some general skills so you can build confidence in your day to day life.

Support for Care Leavers

If you are, or have been a Looked After Child in Wigan you may be entitled to our Care Leavers Local Support offer. This includes personalised support in finding employment and training. Visit our page to find out if you are eligible.

Still not sure what to do?

If you’re not sure what course or qualification is right for you, visit our don’t have a plan page where you can book a free appointment with our Aspiring Futures team who will help you get started.

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