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Course Code: NPVBS041/E

Course Level: Level 2

Study Mode: Part-Time

Course Type: Adults

Course overview

Begin your journey to becoming self employed with this 10-week course. The qualification is designed to provide learners with an understanding of the initial processes and requirements of a business start-up, including the marketing, legal and financial requirements, and an understanding of how to write a business plan.

This qualification is suitable for adult learners who want to gain an understanding of business start-ups.  The objective of this course is to gain an understanding of this qualification of the steps of creating and developing a business start-up, to increase self-awareness and aid personal development. There are four mandatory units including:

  • Initial steps for a business start-up
  • Marketing for a business start-up
  • Legal and financial considerations for a business start-up
  • Developing a business plan

This qualification will give learners the following skills for future success in the business world:

  • focus on the study of starting a business
  • support learners in creating a business plan

There are no specific entry requirements however learners should have a suitable literacy and numeracy skills to a level two programme.

The qualification is assessed by internally set and marked assessments subject to external quality assurance.

All learning outcomes which assess knowledge and understanding (usually beginning with ‘Understand’) may be assessed through, for example, internally set and marked written assignments, tasks, records of oral or written questions, work books or other portfolio evidence,

Achievement of the qualification includes demonstration of practical skills and confirmation of workplace competence (usually learning outcomes beginning with ‘Be able to’).

The portfolio of evidence must include observation of learner performance in real work situations. Details of specificrequirements and where simulation is/is not permitted is included in the unit specifications.

Please contact Becky Sargeant on for further information

Our full time level two or three accounting, business or IT subjects would be of particular interest to learners having achieved this qualification.

If you are on benefits or are on a low income you may be entitled to fee remission towards your course. *This is at the Colleges discretion. If you have any queries with regards to the funding of your course, please contact Charlotte Robertson on 01782 254141 or email

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Course Duration

10 weeks

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Class Times

18:00 - 20:00

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