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A Sheffield College course designed to help creative people start their own business has extended its application deadline to December 15 - and added more bursaries and scholarships.

The School for Creative Startups is designed to launch creative entrepreneurs with a series of three-day boot camps and 24-hour online support.

The aim is to help people turn their hobbies, freelance work and talents into a successful business.

The course is open to anyone over 17 at any phase, from an idea to a fully-fledged startup.

Now, thanks to a newly launched range of scholarships and bursaries, 30 aspiring creative entrepreneurs will receive financial help.

Two full scholarships, covering the £3,500 tuition fee, and 28 bursaries of £1,000 are up for grabs for the 2015 course.

Heather MacDonald, college chief executive, said: “From the moment this course was announced, the level of interest has been feverish. It is our remit to provide the platform to achieve their dreams.”