David Nieper Academy Announces Launch of Sixth Form Business and Enterprise Centre

 The David Nieper Academy in Derbyshire is set to develop leaders and achievers of the future with the launch of a brand new Sixth Form Business and Enterprise Centre opening in September 2017.

The David Nieper Academy is one of the UK’s first schools to be sponsored by a private, local, family business. The addition of a business focused Sixth Form will help boost the education of young people in the community and equip them for most careers in the dynamic world of business.   

The new sixth form will offer a choice of advanced BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Business (equivalent to 3 A Levels) or the intermediate BTEC Level 2 First Diploma in Business (equivalent to 4 GCSEs A*-C). The ground-breaking curriculum includes work experience and employer based assignments to enhance students’ future job prospects as well as enabling them to move onto apprenticeships, further college education or University.  

It is the mission of the David Nieper Academy to provide first class all-round academic support, as well as giving young people a privileged connection with local employers and a career enriched curriculum giving them a head start in the world of work.

The BTEC qualifications on offer include some of the keys areas of business, from finance to branding, recruitment and selection, event management and law.

Dr Kathryn Hobbs, Headteacher as David Nieper Academy commented:

“There is currently a gap in the provision of 16+ education in this area, so we are delighted to be able to offer our local young people the option to take a business focused qualification which has the potential to open doors in a wide variety of career paths from marketing and HR, to banking, retail, insurance and logistics.”

Christopher Nieper, Chair of Trustees, David Nieper Education Trust commented:

“The opening of the new David Nieper Academy school building in February is tremendously exciting for all the students at the school. From September, Sixth Form students will benefit from fantastic teaching facilities including the luxury of an open air terrace on the top floor.

The courses on offer will give students a first-class understanding and experience in business studies and equip them with the practical and interpersonal skills required to succeed in business large or small, and even give them an insight into running their own business. This is a career enhancing option for young people, the world of business is fast paced and exciting and no two days are ever the same.”

Year 11 students considering a career in business should get in touch with [email protected] or call 01773 832 331 for a prospectus.