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The Zoom Dance Mix Master 2020 competition attracted hundreds of entrants from across the UK. Ellie Cole, in her second year at Nescot on the Level 3 music course, progressed through two heats to reach the national finals.

Combining her studies with part-time work at Flex FM proved to be both useful and inspirational for Ellie, who recorded her two 15-minuite sets for the heats at the station's studios. Qualifying for the finals is particularly rewarding for Ellie as voting in the heats involved both specialist industry judges and electronic music fans.

Ellie said: "I am loving taking part in the competition and pushing my skills to new levels. It's good to be able to use the knowledge from my college course to make my work more professional and successful. The radio unit our class covered last year was fantastic and gave me a great insight into radio DJing."

Her Tutor Neil Keating added: "She's got the passion for music and radio but Ellie also works really hard and is totally dedicated to the course - she really deserves her success."

Specialising in electronic and dance music, Ellie produces and co-hosts shows for Flex FM. The final takes place on 10 December and Nescot wishes her the best of luck.