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Creating a Business start-up Certificate

Practical Vs Theory


Course overview

This qual­i­fi­ca­tion is suit­able for learn­ers aged pre-16 and above and is designed for learn­ers who want to gain an under­stand­ing of busi­ness start-ups.

The qual­i­fi­ca­tion is designed for learn­ers seek­ing the skills and knowl­edge need­ed to devel­op a busi­ness start-up. It will give learn­ers an under­stand­ing of the ini­tial process­es and require­ments of a busi­ness start-up, knowl­edge of the first steps in cre­at­ing a busi­ness start-up, includ­ing the mar­ket­ing, legal and finan­cial require­ments, and an under­stand­ing of how to write a busi­ness plan.

This qual­i­fi­ca­tion will:

  • Focus on the study of start­ing a business
  • Sup­port learn­ers in cre­at­ing a busi­ness plan.

The objec­tive of this qual­i­fi­ca­tion is to:

  • Gain an under­stand­ing of the steps of cre­at­ing and devel­op­ing a busi­ness start-up
  • Devel­op an aware­ness of busi­ness skills
  • Increase self-aware­ness and aid per­son­al development.

This course has no cost, how­ev­er this is depen­dant on your cir­cum­stances, please con­tact Job­s­mart for more infor­ma­tion and to con­firm your eligibility.


Entry Require­ments

You must be 19 or over to be able to apply for this course.

How The Course Will Be Assessed

You will be assessed via an online port­fo­lio of writ­ten work.

Addi­tion­al Information

For more infor­ma­tion con­tact Job­s­mart on:

Tel: 01733 863068
Email: jobsmart@​peterborough.​ac.​uk

Poten­tial Future Career

On suc­cess­ful com­ple­tion of this qual­i­fi­ca­tion, you could progress to:

  • Busi­ness, Admin­is­tra­tion and Law Courses
  • Enter­prise Courses

Course Con­tent

You will study the following:

  • 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


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NCS are one of the few col­leges that offer Lev­el 1,2 and 3 cours­es. Which means I can now do any­thing from work­ing in garages to study­ing at Uni!

Josh Healey



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