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Creating a Business Start-Up Certificate

Do you have an idea that you think could turn into a small business? Is your hobby becoming more than a hobby and are you thinking about making money from your skills?

This free* qualification will help boost your knowledge and confidence to make this happen and enhance your career prospects by giving you the skills, knowledge and understanding that you need to take your idea to the next level.

This qualification is suitable for those who want to gain an understanding of business start-ups. The qualification is designed to seek the skills and knowledge needed to develop a business start-up, giving 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.

The objective of this qualification is to gain an understanding of the steps of creating and developing a business start-up, develop an awareness of business skills, and to increase self-awareness and aid personal development.

This course runs weekly in the early evening.

*Please note a college admin fee will apply on enrolment.

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What will I learn?

"When I attended an Open Evening at the University Centre South Devon I was initially unsure which direction I wanted to take.  When I spoke to a tutor about my goals, strengths and weaknesses, they guided me to a degree in business and management and I never looked back."Charlotte McGowan

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