Make the most of these extraordinary times and gain a nationally-recognised qualification. A short online course is a significant first step to improving your skills and achieving your career goals.
If you dream of starting your own business or are interested in the process of how ideas and visions become businesses, then this course is for you. No previous knowledge or experience is required. We will help you spot a business opportunity and take you through the steps of how to turn it into a successful business. You will learn about the resources needed, how to target the right customers and the range of finance options available.
We cover a range of topics over the course that culminates in creating your own personal business plan.
Our Start your own business course runs for two weeks, Monday to Thursday.
- We will explore the business idea
- How to set-up and start a business
- Look at types of businesses
- Sales and marketing in an organisation
- Investigate the financial aspects of business such as sales, turnover, profit and tax
- Challenges for business owners
Please note this course takes place – Tues/Wed/Thur, 9:30-3pm
If the following criteria apply, you qualify for one our FREE Opening Doors programmes:
- Unemployed and claiming a means tested benefit*
- Employed and earning less than £20,319 per annum*
- If English is not your first language, your language will be at Entry Level 3 or above
- If you are not UK citizen, you will need to provide a confirmation of EU settlement status or a valid visa
After completion of this course, you may wish to study another adult leisure or short course or gain a professional qualification.
No formal assessment.
*FREE* Online short courses
The applicable fees for this course, including any available discounts, will be listed in the information above.
How to apply
Once you have created an account, you can easily apply to your chosen course and track the status of your application at any time.
HOW THE APPLICATION PROCESS WORKS
Set Up Your Account
You’ll be prompted to create an account which will allow you to log in to our Application Tracker website whenever you wish. This will provide you with important information and you can also track the progress of your application.
Complete each step of the application form and then submit your completed form. We’ll let you know when we’ve safely received it with an acknowledgement email.
Application Review Meeting
Before offering you a place at college, we’ll meet with you (either in person, by telephone or online). We’ll send you a link to our booking page where you can select a time that’s convenient for you.
Accept Your Place
Offers will be sent to you via the email address you have provided. The offer will be conditional, based on predicted GCSE grades. You’ll need to accept your offer within 14 days to secure your place.
Once you receive your GCSE results, you’ll need to get in touch with the college to inform us of them and start your enrolment process.