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Diplomas in Enterprise



In January 2011, Oldham College was appointed as an Approved College partner of the Peter Jones Enterprise Academy along with several other Colleges.


Most recently, in June 2011, Oldham College was appointed as the North West hub for the Peter Jones Enterprise Academy and all students who had already accepted places for the Manchester region were notified of the relocation to Oldham College from September 2011 onwards.


From September, Oldham College will be offering the Peter Jones Enterprise Academy BTEC Level 2 and 3 Diplomas in Enterprise and Entrepreneurship. Students will work on real life business challenges as well as taking part in master classes, workshops and coaching from real business mentors.


The Peter Jones Enterprise Academies are the UKs first non-profit educational institution dedicated to teaching enterprise and entrepreneurship, which is designed to give young people a head start in their career.


Peter Jones CBE said: "Oldham College is an excellent Further Education facility, which received an outstanding Ofsted inspection in 2008, putting the college in the top 10% of Further Education colleges in the country.


"We are building a nationwide network of colleges with the aim of transforming attitudes to entrepreneurship and enterprise education. Oldham College will provide our students with the resources they need to realise their entrepreneurial ambitions.


Oldham College Principal Alun Francis said: "The Oldham College is committed to encouraging enterprise and business start-ups in the town and I believe this is an essential component to regeneration.


"We have an excellent enterprise provision and have been running this BTEC Level 2 and 3 Diplomas in Enterprise and Entrepreneurship during the past academic year. This official partnership with the Peter Jones Enterprise Academy will allow us to take this to a new level.


"The Peter Jones Enterprise Academy brings huge expertise and know-how, as well as a real commitment to creating opportunities for local entrepreneurs. We have committed to working with them in a way that makes Oldham a leader in developing the enterprise education model that the country needs.


"It is very important that we work with partners of the highest quality so we can make a real difference to our town. We are very proud to be working with the Peter Jones Enterprise Academy.