David Nieper Academy Launches New Sixth Form Business and Enterprise Centre

Derbyshire students have an exciting new opportunity to kick start their career by joining the new David Nieper Academy Sixth Form Business and Enterprise Centre opening in Alfreton this September.

This will be the only 16+ education facility of its kind dedicated to business studies in the area, and is an ideal option for young people wanting to pursue careers in the dynamic world of business. Students will experience a learning environment that encourages and develops independent thought, self-discipline, motivation and confidence.

The new sixth form will initially offer the intermediate BTEC Level 2 First Diploma in Business (equivalent to 4 GCSEs A*-C) along with GCSE Math’s and English, and will in the future offer the advanced BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Business (equivalent to 3 A-Levels).

 Dr Kathryn Hobbs, Headteacher at David Nieper Academy commented:

“We are delighted to be able to offer our local young people the option to take a uniquely business focused qualification, which has the potential to open doors in a wide variety of career paths from marketing and HR, to banking, law, retail, insurance and logistics or careers outside of business.

The skills and attributes that will be developed through this course will benefit students in many ways, which could lead directly into apprenticeships, employment or indeed onto courses in preparation for university.”

The David Nieper Academy is privileged to have some of Derbyshire’s leading businesses developing the curriculum. Sixth form students will be matched with both the Academy’s employer partners and other local employers for work placements to enhance students’ future job prospects, as well as enabling them to move onto apprenticeships and further education.  


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

“This is a wonderful opportunity for students to launch their careers.  A qualification in business and good interpersonal skills are a winning combination opening up multiple career options.  Our students benefit from an enviable connection with key local employers, brand new state-of-the-art teaching facilities and our sixth form even has the luxury of a top floor open air terrace!”


Take the first step to securing your future with a business qualification and contact us today on 01773 832331 or mail [email protected]  to arrange a visit and request your prospectus.




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