Level 2 Certificate in Creating a Business Start-Up

The Level 2 Certificate in Creating a Business Start-Up is designed for learners seeking the skills and knowledge needed to develop a business start-up.

Course Duration Course Duration: 8 weeks
Course Level Course Level: Level 2
Course Fees Course Fees: Free
Important Information

This course is currently being subsidised by the college and is, therefore, free of charge at present UNLESS you fail to complete it; in which case you will be liable to pay £85 to cover the cost of materials and administration plus any registration costs that may have been incurred.

Courses are fully funded for people who have lived in England for the past three years and are classed as “home fee paying students”, are aged 19 yrs or over and are not currently accessing any other government funding.
Please note there is a non-completion fee of £85 if you have to be withdrawn from the course.

What You Will Learn

It will provide an understanding on how to write a business plan and the initial processes and requirements of a business start-up.

Workbook 1

Section 1: Initial steps for business start-up

Section 2: Marketing for a business start-up

Workbook 2

Section 1: Legal and financial considerations for a business start-up

Section 2: Developing a business plan

Entry Requirements

Although there are no formal entry requirements for this course due to the nature and course delivery of distance learning and the requirement to work at level 3 for some of the optional units it would be helpful if you already have a minimum of a level 2 qualification in English literacy or equivalent. It may also be helpful if you have experience of working in a team leading role or an environment where you have access to a team leader and policies and procedures relevant to leading a team in the workplace.

If you are between 19 and 23 yrs of age you must also have already achieved a full level 2 qualification ie the equivalent of 5 GCSE Grades A- C

If you are unsure of your level of literacy please read the instructions to undertake a literacy assessment on line. This will take no longer than 20 minutes to complete. Instructions are available here, and more information can be found at www.learnmyway.com.

Please also be aware for this course, you will be required to complete an initial document, identifying the business you wish to start up before we can get you enrolled on the course.

How is it Assessed

This Creating a Business Start-Up course will take 8 weeks to complete and consists of 2 written assessments.

Each candidate is required to give written responses to questions in a work booklet, either handwritten answers or completion of the assessment booklet using an electronic template which can be provided.

You will be required to submit 2 assessments each taking 4 weeks to complete.

Course Documents

Awarding Body Information

For further information about the course specification please visit the awarding body’s web site www.ncfe.co.uk or click here. 

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Our Level 2 Distance Learning courses are now completely free of charge.

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