Level 2 Creating a Business Start-Up

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

You will learn elements such as how to start up a business, marketing a business, the legal and financial considerations and developing business plans.

DurationCourse Duration: 8 weeks
LevelCourse Level: Level 2
FeesCourse Fees: Free

The free distance learning Level 2 Certificate in Creating a Business Start-Up course 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

Due to the nature and course delivery of distance learning we require all applicants to hold a minimum of English Literacy Level 1 or equivalent. 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.

If you are between 19-23 years of age you must also have already achieved a full level 2 qualification (or higher) or 5 GCSE Grades A*-C/Grade 9-4.

We will require evidence of this in order to receive funding for you.

If you are unsure of your level of literacy, please let us know.

Each candidate is required to give written responses to questions, which will be submitted to a qualified script marker to assess. These responses can either be handwritten in the assessment booklets or typed using electronic templates which are provided at induction. Candidates are issued with workbooks to assist with assessments.

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

Upon completion, you will receive a paper certificate through the post.

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.

Courses are fully funded subject to learner eligibility and changes in government funding. Please don't hesitate to contact us if you wish to discuss the eligibility criteria otherwise we will confirm eligibility upon receiving your application.

Awarding Body Information

For further information about the course and to see the course specification, please visit the awarding body’s website www.ncfe.org.uk and search for the course code: 603/3632/8 or click here.

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