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Evolve Military College announces launch of new Wigan campus


Military preparation course has helped hundreds of youngsters so far

Evolve Military College announces launch of new Wigan campus


"We are extremely excited to be able to offer our course to young people in Wigan."
Andrew Emmett, MD Evolve Military College



Multi-award winning Evolve Military College has announced the launch of a brand-new training centre in Wigan this August, which is set to change the lives of many young people in the area.

Evolve Military College, launched in 2016, bridges the gap between young people aged between 16-24 leaving traditional education and starting military training and will offer a range of services to schools and young people post-16 in the Wigan community.

Based on the Cricket Street Business park, just a five minute walk from the bus station, the new training centre comprises of a completely refurbished facility with classrooms and exercise areas, as well as state of the art technology and is staffed entirely by former military personnel.  Evolve Military College delivers an alternative provision for young people who have left mainstream education through a unique course aimed at increasing their prospects of joining the armed forces and preparing them for life as a solider.

 The intensive qualification covers different areas of military life and students gain a valuable insight through a progressive training programme that fuses work experience, maths and English qualifications and military skills, values and standards as well as developing their physical health and emotional wellbeing.

The end result is that they will be better equipped to face the military’s tough selection process and be equipped with transferable skills that will aid them through their military career – and beyond. For younger students, the firm also offers full-time and part-time courses to lay the foundations for life and employment.

The new Wigan campus comes hot on the heels of a fantastic 2019 for Evolve, which saw the opening of a new centres in Burnley and Bury and the business win Backing Young Bury category at the prestigious Made in Bury Business Awards for the second year in a row. The college is also set to open a campus in Blackpool in August this year.

 

 

 

 

Andrew Emmett, Managing Director, said:

“We are extremely excited to be able to offer our course to young people in Wigan. The students who come through our doors often need guidance to push them in the right direction and to channel their energy in a positive way. They arrive as young kids but complete the course as highly focussed young men and women with a real sense of self-worth and pride in themselves and their community.”

The centre will hold an official opening event, subject to social distancing guidance, in the Autumn. Details will follow.

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