Creating a Business Start-Up Distance Learning Level 2 - Bridgwater & Taunton College

Course Overview

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.

Assessment1 –

Initial Steps for a Business Start-up

  • Section 1 Understand how to develop business start-up ideas
  • Section 2 Understand the different types of business ownership
  • Section 3 Understand resource requirements for business start-up

Marketing for a Business Start-up

  • Section 1 Understand the market and market research
  • Section 2 Understand how to develop a brand for the business start-up
  • Section 3 Understand marketing strategies for a business start-up

Assessment 2-

Legal and Financial Considerations for a Business Start-up

  • Section 1 Understand HMRC and tax requirements
  • Section 2 Understand legislation for the business start-up
  • Section 3 Understand cash, profit and cash flow
  • Section 4 Understand management of customers and suppliers

Developing a Business Plan

  • Section 1 Understand the purpose of a business plan
  • Section 2 Develop a business plan

Assessment Methods

Assessments are due at the end of each unit. Your tutor will assess your work and build up your portfolio of evidence of learning. A certificate will be awarded on satisfactory submission of evidence of learning for the units studied.

Course Summary

Course Title Creating a Business Start-Up Distance Learning Level 2
Entry Requirements

Eligibility for FREE Level 2 Distance Learning courses:

  • Learners must be aged 19 years or over as at 31/08/19

  • Must have lived in the EU for the last three years

  • Must currently reside in England, in a post code outside of
    Greater Manchester, Liverpool City, Cambridge & Peterborough, Tees Valley
    and the West Midlands.

  • Must have a full Level 2 qualification or above in any subject (i.e QCF
    Diploma Level 2, five GCSEs/O Levels grade A-C, two or three AS Levels, CSE
    grade 1 5 or more, one A Level, QCF Certificate, GNVQ Intermediate, First
    Diploma, NVQ Level 2, First Certificate or Principle of Learning Level


  • Unemployed and claiming benefits, and using the qualification to obtain

An administration fee will be incurred if you withdraw from the

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