Got an idea? Got the funds? Got your business plan? Got the enthusiasm? Then this NCFE accredited certificate in starting a business is your next step to success! It’s designed to arm you with the knowledge and confidence to establish your own business, and thrive as an entrepreneur.
What you'll learn
Unit 1 - Initial steps for a business start-up
To begin, you’ll take a look at the first steps you need to take to start your business, examining what skills and resources you’ll require. You’ll also consider factors such as manufacturing, marketing, distribution, and sales.
Unit 2 - Marketing for a business start-up
Next, you’ll consider the market your business idea will be positioned in, and how to use market research to support your start-up. You’ll also discover how to develop a successful marketing strategy.
Unit 3 - Legal and financial considerations for a business start-up
Moving on, you’ll gain an understanding of the legal and financial considerations that might affect your business start-up. You’ll learn about self-employed and corporation tax requirements, as well as the processes required to register with HMRC.
Unit 4 - Developing a business plan
In unit four, you’ll apply your theoretical knowledge to developing your final business plan. You’ll learn exactly what a business plan entails, and how they are used to support successful businesses.
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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.
How is this course assessed or examined?
Throughout this course, you may be expected to complete assignments, essays, research projects, presentations, video/audio recordings, 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.
While there are no strict entry requirements for this level two Certificate in Creating a Business Start-up course, it is strongly recommended that you have the ability to effectively read and write in English.