Peter Jones enterprise course is back on at Collegiate

Warrington Guardian: Peter Jones. Peter Jones.

BOSSES at Warrington Collegiate have given a reprieve to students looking to study the Peter Jones Enterprise Academy course next term.

As reported previously in the Warrington Guardian, prospective students at the college were disappointed to hear the course was being culled.

Now it is back on after bosses agreed to keep the course going.

However more prospective students were left disappointed following the cancellation of the travel and tourism course.

Joshua Janes-Smith, who has recently completed a level one course in the subject, said he feels ‘let down’ after being told the course had been cancelled via a voicemail message.

Joshua said: “I was gutted as I was ready to go on to the next level. I know that there were at least 10 people in my class who wanted to carry on so it can’t have been because of low numbers.”

Jess Criswell, deputy principal for curriculum at Warrington Collegiate, said: “Every year the college goes through a process of curriculum planning to ensure our entire curriculum meets a number of objectives.

“After a thorough analysis, we decided that a number of very high performing courses were providing the sort of content and experience that would equally benefit students wanting to enrol onto travel and tourism, and, in some ways, would be preferable.

“Alternative provision includes courses such as hospitality and catering, business, enterprise and aviation.

“Beyond this, the college has no other plans to cancel courses for next year.”

The Peter Jones Enterprise Academy will also be re-instated after the college decided to cancel the course ‘in the best interest of the students’.

The college made a quick u-turn on its decision due to popular demand.

Ms Criswell said: “Following the success of the current PJEA course in Cheshire, the Warrington Collegiate is now on the hunt for aspiring young entrepreneurs in Warrington and Cheshire to unleash their potential and go for it in business.

“I’m delighted that it has had so much support and we are looking forward to welcoming new students to study with us in September.

“It is vitally important that we support young entrepreneurs.”

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10:03pm Wed 17 Jul 13

PageA says...

WG 5.07.13

'Denise Williamson, assistant principal at Warrington Collegiate, claimed the decision to cancel the course was ‘in the best interest of the students’.
Mrs Williamson said: “The college reviews its curriculum offer on an annual basis in relation to a number of factors, including the extent to which our qualifications meet the needs of employers.'

So...last week it didn't meet the needs of employers....and this week it does and you're cancelling another course to divert young people on to it...but the turn around is due to popular demand...so probably doesn't need you to...? Welcome back aboard the rudderless ship Peter
WG 5.07.13 'Denise Williamson, assistant principal at Warrington Collegiate, claimed the decision to cancel the course was ‘in the best interest of the students’. Mrs Williamson said: “The college reviews its curriculum offer on an annual basis in relation to a number of factors, including the extent to which our qualifications meet the needs of employers.' So...last week it didn't meet the needs of employers....and this week it does and you're cancelling another course to divert young people on to it...but the turn around is due to popular demand...so probably doesn't need you to...? Welcome back aboard the rudderless ship Peter PageA

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