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About our town

West Lancashire College is situated in the heart of Skelmersdale, a modern and vibrant town with a history dating back to the Roman times.

The surrounding areas of Skelmersdale include Wigan (8.4 miles), Ormskirk (6.1 miles), as well as Liverpool (16.1 miles) where student life is incredible and gives our students the opportunity to visit universities.

For those budding golfers, Skelmersdale is home to Dean Wood Golf Club, (5 miles), a top class parkland course set in Up Holland.

Why choose West Lancashire College?

At West Lancashire College, we offer a range of full-time courses that have been designed to help you gain the right skills and experience, and have fun whilst studying. Wherever your interests lie, you will learn hands-on skills in outstanding facilities, so you'll be ready to progress into work, an apprenticeship or a degree.

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Things to do in West Lancashire

  • Beacon Country Park

  • The Concourse Shopping Centre

  • Capitol Cinema

  • Combat Paintball

  • Bannatyne Health Club

  • Nye Bevan and Park Pool

  • Tawd Valley Park

  • Coronation Park

  • Ormskirk Market

  • Ruff Woods

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