Course description

This innovative new enterprise programme is aimed at learners seeking the skills and knowledge needed to develop a business start-up; the pathway includes three strands: 

  • Business Start-Up gives 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 
  • Lean Organisation Techniques involves learning specific techniques and tools to improve business performance including enabling effective team performance and in addition, how to access the business sector/further qualifications and learning  
  • Business Improvement Techniques including process analysis, problem solving, workplace organisation and continuous improvement techniques 
  • Industry guest speakers may form part of this curriculum subject to availability 

The course is delivered via a hybrid study programme consisting of two days per month in college over six months and the remainder of the course is self-study distance learning. Study is supported by the provision of a tailored virtual learning environment which is accessed from home. 

Course content

  • NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Business Start – Up 
  • NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Lean Organisation Techniques 
  • NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Business Improvement Techniques 

Useful information

Assessment will be by student workbook with an engaging variety of interesting and sometimes challenging learning activities, methods, and written assessments. No exams. Let our experienced tutors encourage you out of your comfort zone and broaden your horizons in a supportive learning environment. A notebook and pen would be useful, you may bring your own laptop if you prefer.