A NEW hair and beauty college facility has opened at Leigh Sports Village.

Leigh College's students went to the new facility for the first time on Tuesday.

The students will be able to working in an accredited Wella Centre of Excellence and will use industry-appraised products such as Dermalogica.

They will be working across a range of disciplines such as holistic and complementary therapies which are linked to health care, sports science and theatrical makeup for the media and arts industry.

Leigh College principal Anna Dawe said: “The development of this facility will ensure that all our students are fully prepared for the changing nature of the industry.

“It will allow them to take full advantage of the wider job opportunities that are becoming available in the well-being and health sector as well as in areas such as creative arts.

“The delivery of technical education is changing and this ensures that our students are at the forefront of these new developments.”

For more information on the courses offered at Leigh College visit wigan-leigh.ac.uk/courses.