Starting Your Own Business Level 2

Got an idea? Got the funds? Got your business plan? Got the enthusiasm? Got the motivation? Got a clue to the next step? Then this Starting Your own Business course is for you.

With so much conflicting information and so many people knowing what to do (but never having done it), how about you equip yourself with the necessary know how in this course, its flexible, convenient and won’t encroach on your time. Don’t let the unknown hold you back.

The Level 2 Starting Your own Business is designed to equip people with the necessary skills to establish a business. This course strives to provide students with a real insight into what it really entails to successfully start up your own business. If you have just started your own business or is thinking of doing so then you will benefit from this course. If the idea of starting your own business excites you then this could be the course for you. Become an entrepreneur.

On this course you will:

  • Understand how to develop a business idea and decide on the type of business structure
  • Plan a business taking account of external and regulatory factors
  • Conduct a market analysis
  • Compose a business plan and marketing plan

Got big business ideas? This courseprovides insight into what it takes to successfully start up your own business.
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Study this course as quickly or slowly as you wish; we’ll work at a speed that suits you.

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Get as much help and support as you want from your personal course tutor via email and phone.

Awarding body: NCFE Customised Qualifications
Our course ref: X217

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Study Hours

Up to 90 hours which is around 30 minutes per day for 6 months. However, additional hours may be required for reading, writing and research,

Course Duration

You have up to a year to complete this course and we have included a suggested number of study hours. This is usually ample time for learners, even with full time jobs and other commitments. Don’t worry if you go over the year though, we can organise an extension to your course for a small fee, which also extends your tutor support.

Study Method

Our course is delivered via our online learning platform as this provides learners with a dynamic and engaging experience. Don’t worry, if you prefer, you can print the learning materials yourself. The learning resources are in a range of different media including videos, e-books, and online quizzes. If you’d prefer studying from course books that’s fine, just select “paper-based and we’ll send you the course materials in the post too.


Throughout this course, you may be expected to complete assignments, essays, research projects, posters, leaflets, presentations, video/audio recordings, work-based and practical learning sessions to meet the requirements of your course. This information will be included in your study pack detailing exactly what you need to do to accomplish your goals as a student.

Course Outcomes

At the end of this course, successful learners will be awarded a formal certificate of achievement by NCFE. The training courses have been designed specifically to meet the needs of learners who prefer to study from home. You can read more about NCFE here.

Additional Information
Level 2
Entry requirements
There are no formal entry requirements for this course, however, it is recommended that you have an intermediate ability to read and write English.
Section 1
Starting a New Business

This unit aims to provide learners with the skills needed to start a small business. The learner will be able to present the initial business idea, understand the skills and development needed to run the business and will know the legal and financial aspects that will affect the start-up of the business.

In this unit you will learn how to

  1. Present the initial business idea
  2. Describe the skills needed to run the business successfully
  3. Identify areas that may require personal development
  4. Know the legal and financial aspects that will affect the start-up of the business such as
  5. Be able to produce an outline business start-up proposal
  6. Produce a proposal containing the essential information for the start-up of a business

You will have access to your personal tutor, via email and telephone, who will mark your assignments and guide you through the course. In addition, you will be supplied with a comprehensive Study Guide which will help you through the study and assessment process. Your personal tutor will be highly experienced in their subject area and qualified to teach.

You don’t need any prior skills in the subject area to start. However, as with all of our courses, we recommend a reasonable level of English reading and writing ability.

We provide all the specially written learning materials you require to study this course at home. The course fee also includes tutor support for 12 months.

You will receive everything you need to complete this course within the study pack we send to you.

No, this course is assessed by coursework alone.

No, all of the study materials are supplied within your learning pack.

That’s fine, this course can be studied anywhere and is completed by submitting Tutor marked assignments (TMAs).

Please check our FAQs section or Contact Us, we are happy to answer any questions you have.

Its long been my ambition

Its long been my ambition to start my own football coaching business, in reality, it is more difficult than it sounds. I have enrolled on this course because i liked the website and the advisor i spoke with, hopefully by the end of this i will know in depth what to do and what not to do, im hoping to by pass some of the mistakes i would have made. The course, so far, is great – I’m mainly studying in the mornings as i work as a coach on the afternoons, it’s great as if i have a query my tutor hs usually got back to me by the next day.

Learnt a lot
Sean C.

I really learnt a lot from the course and would recommend it to anyone who is thinking of starting their own business.

i had the confidence and know how to do this

I am now a business owner, things were slow to start but have really taken off for me. I am so pleased to have taken the leap of faith. With the help of the course, i am pleased to say i had the confidence and know how to do this – not with anyone else or relying on anyone else just by myself.

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