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.
NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Business Start – Up
NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Lean Organisation Techniques
NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Business Improvement Techniques
Course session dates
Thursday 21 Mar 2024 to Thursday 21 Mar 2024
Thursday 28 Mar 2024 to Thursday 28 Mar 2024
Thursday 11 Apr 2024 to Thursday 11 Apr 2024
Thursday 25 Apr 2024 to Thursday 25 Apr 2024
Thursday 09 May 2024 to Thursday 09 May 2024
Thursday 23 May 2024 to Thursday 23 May 2024
Thursday 06 Jun 2024 to Thursday 06 Jun 2024
Thursday 20 Jun 2024 to Thursday 20 Jun 2024
Wednesday 03 Jul 2024 to Wednesday 03 Jul 2024
Wednesday 17 Jul 2024 to Wednesday 17 Jul 2024
Wednesday 24 Jul 2024 to Wednesday 24 Jul 2024
Thursday 25 Jul 2024 to Thursday 25 Jul 2024
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.
When does this start and end?
21 March 2024 - 25 July 2024
What are the entry requirements?
You are required to have achieved a Level 1 qualification in English as you will need to complete written assignments using an acceptable level of English language. If English is a second language, then Level 1 ESOL is required. There are no specific requirements to study this course other than this.
If you are not eligible, the cost of the course is £1,086.00. If you choose to stay residentially, and you are not eligible via the residential funding assessment, there will be an additional fee to pay. The vast majority of students are eligible to study and stay residentially for free and we will confirm when you apply.
Do you know? South Yorkshire is a growing location in the UK for business, professional and financial services companies - meaning better job prospects.
“Studying at Northern College was incredible. Everyone there made learning so easy and enabled me to find direction in my life.” - Naima
This course has given me a whole new perspective on managerial roles and an insight into different styles and practices. The support of my tutor has been fantastic with additional support of online tutorials and access to all relevant documentation.
Was an amazing experience. The staff were all friendly and approachable. Thank you Northern College for making me feel welcome.
Awesome tutors and a very friendly place. I wish I was still there.
Absolutely amazing beautiful place. Can’t fault anything about. Adult education at its best.
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