About West Lancashire College

West Lancashire College is a thriving community-based college in the heart of the region and home to around 2,500 learners, including young people and adults of all abilities and backgrounds. It offers programmes from entry level to degree level and every step in between, including BTECs, apprenticeships and A Levels. In 2019 it launched a unique A Level programme - The School of Medicine, developed in partnership with the West Lancashire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), to meet the growing skills shortage in the medical sector, which boats 100% pass rate and 100% progression to higher education. The College's vision is to be at the heart of the local community, a welcoming, supportive, inclusive and safe place, with a vibrant and diverse community, and to be recognised for the work it does 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. 

West Lancashire College impact


full-time courses on offer


Construction, Engineering & Logistics Centre, plus high-tech STEM Centre


students choose West Lancashire College

Partnerships with Employers

Flexible business services

West Lancashire College works with hundreds of employers across the North West to deliver flexible business services that add value and aim for maximum return on investment. Working across a wide range of industry sectors, the College is able to support businesses with workforce development, recruitment and bespoke training requirements

North West Express Ltd

Managing Director of North West Express Ltd, Rene Mallett said:

“We decided to recruit an Apprentice so that we could focus more on the productivity of the business by allocating administration and general duties to free up our time in other areas.

"Our Apprentice has helped us to keep costs low whilst training and developing a working relationship, instead of hiring someone who is then not suitable and wasting time and resources. Having a young mind injects new ideas from a perspective we have not looked at previously.”


Jobs that change lives

Partnership event hosted at West Lancashire College

West Lancashire College partnered with colleagues from Skelmersdale and Ormskirk Job Centres and local employers to host a Jobs That Change Lives event for their clients.

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West Lancs Jobs That Change Lives

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West Lancashire College Principalship Team

Lisa Hoseason Newcastle College NCG

Lisa Hoseason

Deputy Principal West Lancashire College

Gareth Sutton

Gareth Sutton

Vice Principal West Lancashire College

Wendy Bennett

Wendy Bennett

Assistant Principal West Lancashire College

Wendy has extensive experience as a leader and college manager and has been working in education for 21 years. Wendy's background is health, education and care. She is the college strategic lead for T Levels and curriculum development.