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Based in the heart of Skelmersdale, West Lancashire College offers students a variety of courses to assist them in achieving their future career.

West Lancashire College is a small, community based college, forming part of the NCG Group which is a large and successful national provider of further and higher education and apprenticeship training. Our college is home to around 3,500 students: made up of young people and adults of all abilities and backgrounds.


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Vision Stategy Intent

Vision, Strategy and Intent

West Lancashire College is at the heart of the local community, recognised for the work we do in supporting social mobility through a skills and careers focused curriculum that connects individuals to opportunities and enables people to fulfil their potential throughout their lives. 

Developed in 2020 and launched in 2021, our strategy is aligned to NCG’s Strategy to 2030 and sets out our role in the region to support our students, communities and our partners. The strategy outlines our strategic objectives which will help us to achieve our vision.

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Term Dates 23-24

Autumn Term

4 September - 20 December 2023

Spring Term

8 January to 28 March 2024

Summer Term

15 April to 21 June 2024

We Are Part Of NCG

We are part of NCG

West Lancashire College is part of the NCG group of colleges.

NCG's mission is to enable social mobility and economic prosperity through exceptional education. NCG exists to create life-changing opportunities for people that strengthens the prosperity of their local communities.

Our partner colleges include Carlisle College, Kidderminster College, Lewisham College, Newcastle College, Newcastle Sixth Form College and Southwark College


Careers Programme and Enrichment

All students at West Lancashire College are supported to develop a meaningful Career Plan and are provided with information, advice and guidance throughout the student journey

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Common Questions

If you have a question about West Lancashire College or your course, we are here to help.

Meet our Principalship Team

Our Board and Governors