Creating a Business Start-Up

Build a successful business – from initial ideas to business plans… and beyond! The perfect course if you want to be your own boss, no matter your experience.

About the course

Course starting dates June 17th, July 8th
Course length This is a two week course, that runs from Mondays to Fridays
Lesson times Your daily Zoom session, with our experienced and dynamic tutor, runs from 9:30am to 4:30pm (with a one hour lunch break).
Qualification Level 2 Certificate in Creating a Business Start-Up awarded by NCFE

Starting a business can seem overwhelming and complicated. There are so many things you have to consider, from coming up with an excellent idea to registering a company, all the way to business planning, fundraising, legal considerations… and much more. 

This course will give you the clarity and direction that every entrepreneur should have, leaving you with a solid understanding of how to start your own successful business.

By the end of this course, you'll be able to:

  • Identify a range of potential business start-up ideas and use market research to validate them
  • Understand the market and how to develop a brand for your business start-up
  • Develop marketing strategies for promoting your business
  • Recognise the difference between cash, profit and cash flow and understand how to manage customers and suppliers
  • Create a business plan for your business start-up, as well a suitable contingency plan

Course Content

In this introductory unit, you’ll learn the initial steps for establishing your business start-up. You’ll explore the different types of business ownership, develop ideas for your business start-up and work out what resources are required to get up and running.
In this unit, you will learn how to take your business idea to market. You will discover how to use market research, branding and promotional strategies to position your business in the market. You’ll also explore different pricing strategies and create a medium-term pricing plan for your business.
In this unit, you’ll gain an understanding of the legal and financial factors that will affect your business start-up idea, including tax requirements, employment legislation, data protection regulations, and copyright legislation. You’ll also learn the difference between cash, turnover and profit, and how to effectively deal with customers and suppliers.
Take the knowledge you have learned and apply it into creating your own business plan. This unit is designed to provide you with an understanding of business planning and will guide you through creating a final business plan for your business start-up.

Next Steps

Simply complete the short form on the right. You'll then immediately be able to complete your Fast-Track online registration.

This registration process will confirm your eligibility to have your qualification 100% government funded.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The courses take place on Zoom, in a virtual classroom setting - live with your tutor and other learners.
You will need a Laptop/Home PC with internet access. You cannot participate using a phone.
All our courses are free for those who are employed and unemployed, subject to eligibility.
Yes, anyone who is unemployed can enroll on any of our courses, subject to eligibility.
You can enroll on one course at a time, but you can do as many as you like to achieve your career goals. We are happy to give you information, advice and guidance on any courses you wish to complete.
All our Home Learning courses are assignment based, you will need to complete assignments for each of the units of the qualifications and submit them to your assessor.
Yes, there are further courses that will become available in due course, we will be keeping our website updated regularly, but if you would like to be notified please email us at
We continually try to make learning simple and transparent. Learning through our online platform is incredibly easy and you can navigate around your qualification quickly and access all the learning materials as soon as you login. Your studying should be about what you learn, not how you learn it. Which is why we make the entire process as simple as possible to help you adjust to learning online.
Of course. All our courses are accredited courses and you will receive a nationally recognised certification on achievement. You will receive a digital version of your certificate, inline with our commitment to sustainability.
The Awarding Bodies takes between 8 -12 weeks to process certificates. For all queries regarding certification please email us on When contacting us please include the following information: • Full Name • Title of the qualification • Contact details and address.

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