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Entrepreneurs called to the Dragon’s Den

Entrepreneurs called to the Dragon’s Den

A new enterprise qualification is being offered to young people in the Midlands thanks to a star of the BBC show Dragon’s Den. 

The Peter Jones Enterprise Academy (PJEA), founded by Dragon’s Den panellist Peter Jones, will be delivering a new enterprise qualification to young entrepreneurs at Solihull College in the West Midlands. 

From September, students aged 16-19 will be able to take the diploma in Enterprise and Entrepreneurship. They will participate in master classes and receive expert advice from leading entrepreneurs, as well as gaining work placements and personal guidance from industry professionals. 

Kate Angel, business enterprise manager for the PJEA, said: “This is a really exciting time for the college. We will be giving young people the chance to study a new enterprise qualification, designed to help them realise and achieve their business dreams. 

“As part of the course, students will work on real-life business challenges and interact with employers to prepare them for their entrepreneurial careers.” 

The diploma has two levels that are dependent on experience. The Level Two programme focuses upon developing a viable business idea, creating a business plan, and pitching to investors. 

Meanwhile, the Level Three course supports students in setting up and running a micro business for a four-month period, during which they will acquire skills in business planning and finance, communicating with customers and planning for future expansion. 

Solihull College's Blossomfield campus is hosting a PJEA awareness session on 17 August at 4pm for anyone who wishes to find out more about the diploma in Enterprise and Entrepreneurship. 

Posted by Caroline Fox


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