ACE - Adult Community Education


Welcome to Our Website

Wigan Centre


Telephone: 01942 829321


Address: 2nd Floor, Queen's Hall, Market Street, Wigan.



email: enquiries@ace-wigan.co.uk



Leigh Centre


Telephone: 01942 262890


Address: Offices 1 & 2, Brunswick House, Brunswick Street, Leigh. WN7 2PL


email: enquiries@ace-wigan.co.uk










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Who We Are..........


ACE was founded in 1990 to provide community based education and training in the borough of Wigan and Leigh for people with learning disabilities. It is a voluntary organisation with charitable status which does not make a profit from any of its activities.


In 1991 the organisation became a company limited by guarantee and was managed by a Voluntary Management Group comprising of the four founding members and volunteers from a wide range of professional backgrounds.



What we aim to do.....


Our aims include providing a comprehensive learner centred service working to enable learners to make informed choices about their lives, by encouraging them to take an active part in their own community for their own and the community's benefit.





Letter from Downing Street!


Our Wednesday morning group at Leigh ACE have been designing a new Union Jack flag in case Scotland gain independence from the UK. The group sent a letter with pictures to David Cameron and received a reply from Downing Street. See the rest of the pictures on page 9 in our 'Gallery'.



TRIPS OUT - 2014

It is the time of year when students at ACE work together and plan their summer outings. Our Wigan students have planned the following trips this year.


Monday Group - The Museum of Transport - 18th August 2014


Tuesday Group - Southport - 29th July 2014


Wednesday Group - Trafford Centre - 27th August 2014


Thursday Group - People's History Museum - 3rd July 2014


Friday Group - Coronation Street Tour - 15th August 2014


These days give students the opportunity to gather lots of evidence for various aspects of their curriculum as well as providing them with an enjoyable day out.




 Many thanks to the fundraising efforts of former student Nikki and her Line-dancing friends who raised £100 and donated it to ACE.



February 2014 - ACE was awarded Certificate of Commitment by the Social Care Commitment Scheme. 


July 2013 - ACE was awarded the Think Local Act Personal Making it Real 'Kitemark'. We are working towards the commitments outlined in Making It Real - marking progress towards personalisation and community-based support.


June 2013 - ACE retained the Investors in People Award.