by hgeorg | 09-02-17
Lucie Ellis studied a BTEC National Diploma in Media and Publishing at Leicester College. Now employed as a Senior Writer at Informa Business Intelligence, Lucie spoke to our Alumni Team about her experiences at college, getting into university and making it as a writer.
“When I was younger I wanted to be a private detective,” she revealed. “But whilst studying for my GCSEs I became interested in current affairs and investigation. So instead I followed a path into journalism. I decided to go to Leicester College after GCSEs because the course offered at Leicester was tailored to learning the basics of media practice and publishing.
“At college I learnt a lot of practical skills for radio and TV production. I also learnt the basics of news gathering and reporting.read more
by khollingsworth | 07-11-16
On Thursday, November 3, the Peter Jones Enterprise Academy had a very special guest: diet and fitness entrepreneur Rosemary Conley.
Speaking to learners about her start in the industry, Conley explained how she began with a campaign of 30 posters in 1972 - and from that she was able to run a fitness class for 29 people, which was the start of her multi-million pound business. What followed in the years to come was a massive franchise, exercise DVDs, and book and TV deals. Today, Conley runs an online business and has taken on substantial charity work - which is part of the reason behind her visit to Leicester College.
Conley spoke of the College as being "dear to her heart", and of the "fabulous opportunities" offered to young people via the courses at PJEA.read more
by wyusuf | 27-09-16
The Peter Jones Enterprise Academy (PJEA) at Leicester College has won the Skills and Employability Award at the East Midlands Chamber Business Awards 2016.
The PJEA was founded by Peter Jones CBE with a view to encourage more entrepreneurial activity in the UK, aiming to equip future generations of entrepreneurs with the skills and know-how to run their own businesses.
Rupinder Drew, Business Enterprise Academy Manager said:
“We work really hard to get the best opportunities for our learners, including organising trips, hosting guest speakers from successful business backgrounds, and setting tasks which really provide them with the skills needed to secure employment or start their own business.read more
by khollingsworth | 26-09-16
The cost of studying and student loans is a hot political topic, and many of us will still be paying back our loans many years after we've graduated. With all the news articles written on the ever-mounting cost of studying, you'd be forgiven for thinking that free education is a thing of the past - but it isn't! As well as offering cut-price degrees, you'll be pleased to hear that Leicester College can offer you a range of fully flexible distance learning courses which will stretch your mind without damaging your wallet.
At Leicester College we offer a range of free and low cost courses in a wide range of subjects from basic IT awards and functional English and Maths, to nutrition, health and business health certificates and employment awards.read more