Is this course right for me?
Over half a million businesses are started every year; however, 30% of these fail within the first two years. Having a better understanding of the initial processes and requirements of a business start-up can increase the chances of your business succeeding. If you?re looking to start your own business, or already have a business but want to develop and progress your business plan, this qualification will support you with the skills and knowledge you need.
This qualification is designed for learners seeking the skills and knowledge needed to develop a business start-up. It will give learners an understanding of the initial processes and requirements of a business start-up, knowledge of the first steps in creating a business start-up, including the marketing, legal and financial requirements, and an understanding of how to write a business plan.
This qualification will: Focus on the study of starting a business Support learners in creating a business plan.
Students are expected to complete 4 manatory units Unit 01 - Initial steps for a business start-up Unit 02 - Marketing for a business start-up Unit 03 - Legal and financial considerations for a business start-up Unit 04 - Developing a business plan
What options are there after completing this course?
Learners who achieve this qualification could progress to further Level 2 or Level 3 qualifications in areas where business skills are of importance. It may also be useful to learners studying qualifications in the following sectors: Business, Administration and Law Enterprise.
The course is designed to be completed in 12 weeks, approximatley 4 hours per week will be required to complete all units. If you can commit to more, the qualification can be completed more quickly. If you're 19+ and have lived in the EU for the past 3 years, your course/s will be free - you just need to complete it/them within 12 weeks or pay a £100 fee if you dont. The funding for this course comes from the Education and Skills Funding Agency. We can claim this on your behalf if you live in England, except for those living in Greater London or any of the other devolved authorities (Greater Manchester, Liverpool City, West of England, West Midlands, the Tees Valley and Cambridge & Peterborough), in which case you should find a College nearer to home to provide your course.