Explore Business Start Ups

Cambridge Regional College
Course summary
2 weeks
Part time
Professional Training
Next available date: 06/09/2022 - Online courses
Course Dates
Online courses



Course description

Explore Business Start Ups

This two-week course is right for you if you like to gain the skills and knowledge to develop a business start-up. There are no specific prior learning requirements for this qualification.

This Level 2 course will give you an understanding of the initial processes and requirements of a business start-up. You will also gain the knowledge and skills to develop the marketing, legal and financial requirements and how to write a business plan.

Suitability - Who should attend?

Entry Requirements

To be eligible for the course at no fee, you must be 19+ unemployed and claiming benefits such as universal credit or earning less than £17,004 per annum.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

This qualification leads to:

  • CRC Level 3 Progression
  • CRC Level 4 Progression

Training Course Content

Learning Topics:

  • Legal formation of business
  • Marketing and promotion including Social Media
  • Website creation
  • Tax liability
  • Setting up and maintaining accounting and bookkeeping – with opportunities for qualifications in this field if required
  • Company returns including VAT
  • Protecting intellectual property
  • Sales
  • Securing capital
  • Employing staff

Course delivery details

Delivery will be via a blended approach, both face-to-face and virtual.

Continuing Studies


You can apply to progress to stage 2 – Develop Your Business – see below. 10 learners will be chosen to attend this advanced training programme completely free of charge*.

A four-month bespoke programme where you would benefit from tailored learning support from our business coach and a small group size. The idea of this next stage is to offer targeted support and training to take your business idea from initial concept and develop and grow it to realised start-up stage.

Ongoing Business Mentoring Support

This is the last stage and by now you will be ready to start your new business, if you haven't done so already, whether that's a small online business on Etsy or Amazon or a bricks and mortar presence at your local high street. We will provide you with 121 coaching and mentoring support to get you past this final, but exciting, hurdle to reach your goal to start-up your very own new business.

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Cambridge Regional College

Our mission is to transform lives and create prosperity by delivering technical and professional education that meets the needs of students, employers and communities in Cambridgeshire. Cambridge Regional College is the largest further education college in the East of England...

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Kings Hedges Road
CB4 2QT Cambridge Cambridgeshire

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