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Level 2 Online Certificate in Creating a Business Start Up (OL)
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Information about this Course
Business, Finance & Enterprise
While there are no formal entry requirements for this
course. you will need to have access to a computer with a reliable internet
connection so that you can complete and submit your work on time and an email
account that you regularly check so that we can keep in contact with
You need to pass a short English/ maths assessment which
will be emailed to you for completion. You will need to demonstrate that you
have sufficient time to study the qualification as it is expected that you will
achieve within 8-12 weeks.
This course is suitable for students aged 19 and over.
Starting your own business can be exciting, but it’s
important to be fully aware of the initial processes and requirements of a
If you’re looking to start your own business, the level 2
Certificate in Creating a Business Start-Up will help you to explore business
ideas and select the most appropriate option to develop. You will learn how to
develop and progress your business plan so you fully understand your target
market. The course will also teach you about marketing your business and the
important legal and financial requirements you have to follow.
This online course consists of four manageable
- Initial steps for a business start-up
- Marketing for a business start-up
- Legal and financial considerations when starting a
- How to develop a business plan
The duration of this online course is 8- 10 weeks. You
will receive a login to our learning platform where you will find the
interactive learning materials and the assessments. Manageable deadlines
for each unit will be set and a online tutor will be provided to offer feedback
and support throughout your study.
On completion of this course you will be better advised
to create business start up, support an existing business or move into a career
as Business Adviser, Development Manager or Project Manager.