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Industry Insight HE Taster Week – Various Subjects

Wigan and Leigh College

Event date/s: 8th October - 12th October
Event start/end time: Various day time
Delivery method: On Campus
Audience: Learners
Target Age Groups: Y12, Y13
Type of activity: Visit Day, Workshop
Topic of activity: Subject Specific
Booking type: Individuals
Booking instructions: Please email


A week of Industry Taster Days to provide learners with the chance to experience first hand what it is like to study a particular subject area in a vocational environment. On the day learners will find out what it would be like to study that course subject by taking part in sample interactive workshops, learn about the careers available and progression opportunities, hear from industry experts and an opportunity to meet current HE students and find out all they want to know about student life.

Students will develop a practical understanding of a HE subject area to make informed decisions about their future. Subjects include:

  • Computing – Tuesday 9th, 9am – 2pm @ Parson’s Walk, Wigan
  • Business – Friday 12th, 10am – 3pm @ Leigh College
  • Construction & Engineering – Thursday 11th, 9am – 2pm @ Pagefield Centre, Wigan
  • Applied Biology – Wednesday 10th, 9am – 2pm @ Leigh College

Meets Gatsby benchmarks 4, 5 & 7


Telephone: 01942 761545


Wigan & Leigh College