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Creating a Business Start-Up

  • Type: Business & IT | e-Learning
  • Level: 2
  • Start Date: Throughout the year
  • Duration: 8-12 weeks based on 4 hours of study a week
  • Study Mode: Online Learning

Please note that all courses are subject to a minimum application number in order to run

About the course

Over half a million businesses are started every year; however, 30% of these fail within the first two years. Having a better understanding of the initial processes and requirements of a business start-up can increase the chances of your business succeeding. If you’re looking to start your own business, or already have a business but want to develop and progress your business plan, this qualification will support you with the skills and knowledge you need.

Why study?

  • Achieve a nationally recognised Level 2 qualification
  • Further your professional development
  • Learn at a time that suits you, without the need to attend College

What you will learn

  • Initial steps for a business start-up
  • Marketing for a business start-up
  • Legal and financial considerations when starting a business
  • How to develop a business plan

How much does it cost?

This course is free* to study if you are:

Aged 19 or over on the 1 August 2021

  • Living in UK and meet the residency eligibility rules
  • Are not currently studying an apprenticeship

*Costs for adult programmes have changed. If you live in a devolved funding area you may have to pay for your programme. This includes residents of Greater Cambridge and Peterborough.

If you currently reside in any of the devolved authorities listed below (based on you home postcode) your study with Harlow College is not eligible for AEB funding and you may be required to pay tuition fees. You may be eligible for funding from other providers.

  • The Greater Manchester Combined Authority
  • The Liverpool City Region Combined 
  • The West of England Combined Authority
  • The West Midlands Combined Authority
  • The Tees Valley Combined Authority
  • The Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority
  • The Newcastle Upon Tyne, North Tyneside and Northumberland Combined Authority
  • Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham and Sheffield Combined Authority
  • The West Yorkshire Combined Authority

Awarding Body

NCFE

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