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Start Date:Level:Study mode:Course location:Course Type:
Flexible2Distance LearningDistance LearningSkills for Employment

What’s it all about?

The qualification is designed for anyone seeking the skills and knowledge needed to develop a business start-up. It will give you 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.

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Study levelCost
19+FREE

Studying via distance learning means you can choose when and where you study. We ensure you get all the support you need throughout your course in the form of a personal tutor and a learner support advisor.

This course is available:
•Fully on line

All of our award-winning learning resources are of the highest quality and are designed to be engaging and interactive to keep you focused on your learning at all times.

You will be required to complete a minimum of 121 hours of study time to complete this course.

The objective of this qualification is to:

gain an understanding of the steps of creating and developing a business
start-up
increase self-awareness and aid personal development.
develop an awareness of their own business skills

This qualification is made up of four mandatory modules:

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

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A fresh start

Sometimes you just need a clean break to become the person you were destined to be. Starting college is the perfect opportunity to break free and become that new person!

New people

Our diverse student community means that you will meet lots of new people of different ages, backgrounds and interests, so you can enjoy making lifelong friendships!

Specialist Staff

Most of our lecturers are industry savvy and are experts in teaching 16-18 year olds. They have lots of valuable experience and knowledge to pass onto you.

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College is a more mature and relaxed environment than school and you are treated like an adult. You’ll be on first name terms with your lecturers so no more Sir and Miss! You can also start to make your own decisions.

Free time

Your timetable will be very different to school. You will have a lot more free time to take part in extra-curricular activities, study, or get extra money and work experience with a part-time job.

Different environment

College is a very different learning environment to school. You may even become more inspired and have a new motivation to work towards your future goal in a college environment.

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A college can offer a much wider choice of A-Level subjects, plus vocational courses in lots of different subjects and at different levels.

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You will have the opportunity to take part in lots of different activities outside of the classroom to boost your confidence and help you develop your skills and personal qualities.

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97.2% of our students progress to a positive destination

(*Destination data for Hartlepool Sixth Form students aged 16-18, academic year 2017/18).

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(*Top college nationally for BTECs, Pearson 2019)

100% pass rate in 20 A-Level subjects including Computer Science, Economics, History and Maths. 

*Summer 2019

99.1% overall A-Level pass rate

*Summer 2019

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