High profile businessman Peter Jones, of Dragons’ Den fame, is set to launch his Enterprise Academy in the South West after Cornwall College, which also includes Duchy College, was named as the country’s second regional hub.

The Enterprise Academy was founded by Peter Jones CBE in 2008 to nurture young entrepreneurial talent through further education, where young people can develop and hone their business skills with the aim of setting up their own business.  The only other hub in the UK is based in Amersham, Buckinghamshire, which oversees courses run by colleges in the South East and North of England.

The College will also oversee courses run by the Enterprise Academy at South Devon College in Paignton and Kingston Maurward College in Dorchester.

The Enterprise and Entrepreneurship BTECs (a qualification accredited by Edexcel)combine classroom learning with hands-on experience through masterclasses, workshops, business surgeries, work placements, industry-experienced tutors and networking events.

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