Tresham College of Further and Higher Education was recently announced as the first further education college in Northamptonshire to become a Peter Jones Enterprise Academy Provider.
The academy offers BTEC Level 3 in Enterprise and Entrepreneurship in partnership with Edexcel; the first qualifications of their kind for 16-19 year olds in the UK.
The Enterprise Academies offer a unique approach, focusing on learning by doing and supporting and encouraging students to realise their ambitions and to turn their own business dreams into reality.
The course is business-led and will benefit from partnerships between the Academy and a range of companies and local entrepreneurs who will provide leadership and hands-on business experience.
Local and national business representatives will visit students on a regular basis to provide an experts knowledge in master classes, workshops, challenges and as members of the famous Dragon's Den style pitching panels.
The Enterprise Academy benefits from the backing and full support of the government who share the ambition of unlocking the talent of young people across the UK, giving them the skills and confidence they need to succeed in the modern business world.
The Peter Jones Enterprise Academy has a mission to train and motivate young people, unleash entrepreneurial talent and create opportunities for young people to realise their potential.
Peter Jones said:
"With record levels of youth unemployment, I believe it is vital to inspire more young people across Britain to consider a different career path - an entrepreneurial one .The Peter Jones Enterprise Academy aims to unleash entrepreneurial talent in young people and equip them with the skills they need to make it in Britain."
"It is fantastic to have Tresham College of Further and Higher Education on board as part of our nationwide college network. Our students represent a new and exciting generation that have been rewired with the skills, confidence, the self-belief and the ambition to pursue their dreams."
Stuart Wesselby, Principal at Tresham said:
"We are delighted to have been announced as a Peter Jones Enterprise Academy provider as we are committed to ensuring our students leave college with the right skills for work. Whether they plan to expand their own company, progress to university or gain employment, this innovative course encourages young people to develop the vital skills needed to survive in this ever increasingly competitive market for new businesses."
Students will be selected for their initiative and resourcefulness and will benefit from the contacts and knowledge of tutors at Tresham to build flourishing businesses.
The Peter Jones Enterprise Academy is supported by Everything Everywhere, Alfa Romeo and Grant Thornton.
Applications are being accepted for this course by clicking here.