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What’s it all about?

The qualification is designed for anyone seeking the skills and knowledge needed to develop a business start-up. It will give you 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.

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Study levelCost
19+FREE

Studying via distance learning means you can choose when and where you study. We ensure you get all the support you need throughout your course in the form of a personal tutor and a learner support advisor.

This course is available:
•Fully on line

All of our award-winning learning resources are of the highest quality and are designed to be engaging and interactive to keep you focused on your learning at all times.

You will be required to complete a minimum of 121 hours of study time to complete this course.

The objective of this qualification is to:

gain an understanding of the steps of creating and developing a business
start-up
increase self-awareness and aid personal development.
develop an awareness of their own business skills

This qualification is made up of four mandatory modules:

Initial steps for a business start-up
Marketing for a business start-up
Legal and financial considerations for a business start-up
Developing a business plan

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