Business Startup Diploma

Maximise your chance of success

Starting a business is a stressful and hectic time. With a lengthy to-do list of all the different tasks you need to do, it can be overwhelming. Often new business owners don’t take the time to look at what training they might need to help them carry out the varying tasks that running a company necessitates. By dedicating some time to personal development at the beginning of the process, you will be maximising your chances of success.

Feel confident that you can get a job in any business

Our Business Startup Diploma is a great way to gain practical, hands-on experience in some of the key areas involved in running a business. Subjects covered include everything from Understanding Business Accounts, Bookkeeping and Marketing, right through to Project Management and WordPress. You’ll come away with a renewed focus to ensure your new business venture succeeds.

This diploma will take around six weeks to complete. It’s flexible, enabling you to combine your studies with other commitments. You can study in any of our centres or online, using our distance learning system. We believe investing time in yourself at the beginning of the business startup process will pay dividends in the end. Let us help you get ahead of the competition and hit the ground running with your business!

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Course Info

Duration 140 hours flexi study or 6 weeks full-time (Full-time based on approx 20-30 hours a week)
Training Type Diploma
Study Type In centre, Online

Awards & Qualifications

Awarded 140 CPD points upon successful completion

Is this course right for me?

If you’re an entrepreneur and thinking of setting up your own business, this diploma will ensure you have the professional skills and know-how to make the process as seamless as possible.

 

 

Awarded 140 CPD points upon successful completion
Duration 140 hours flexi study or 6 weeks full-time (Full-time based on approx 20-30 hours a week)

Course Content

CORE COURSES

Bookkeeping Transactions and Controls Part 1

This course will help you learn the processes and procedures involved in manual bookkeeping. You will cover the double entry system, the basics of VAT, checking invoices for accuracy, day books, general ledger, purchase ledger and sales ledger, prompt payment discount, petty cash books, balancing ledger accounts and many other aspects of manual bookkeeping.

Costing and Pricing

Invaluable for anyone responsible for accounts or setting pricing within a business, this short course is something we’re sure you’ll get true value from, in terms of real pound signs!

Facebook for Business

Learn how to use Facebook to help promote and market your company. Looking at how businesses can maximise their social media presence we look at the whole spectrum of opportunities that this social media platform offers a business.

LinkedIn for Business

This course is designed to bring you up to speed with using LinkedIn in a business environment. It guides you through how to get the most out of the platform, helping you to capitalise on the millions of contacts within arm’s reach.

Project Management Fundamentals

Split into four engaging parts, this course takes you through the full life cycle of a project in terms of defining what it is, planning every aspect, implementation, completion and evaluation of a project.

Marketing Essentials

Over four lessons you’ll cover topics such as understanding what a marketing plan is, how to carry out appropriate research, how websites are designed to market the company, effective advertising and the four P’s of marketing products.

Introduction to Business Structure and Law

If you have or are thinking about setting up your own business, this course will provide you with an essential grounding in the basics of business structure and law.

Twitter for Business

This is a short online course that takes you through the basics of how to get started on this popular social media platform, enabling you to use effectively.

Understanding Business Accounts

For a business, nothing is more important than its finances. This course will provide you with a good understanding of business accounts – essential knowledge if you run a small business.

WordPress for Business

Our online WordPress for Business training course is specifically designed for those wishing to learn how to create a business-focused website. You’ll learn about designing a site and how to physically create a website.

Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) for Business

This is a short online course that starts to take the mystery out of Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) so you can understand how you can use it to your advantage.

ELECTIVE COURSES (choose one)

(Alternative subjects may be chosen if more suitable to your existing skills and career.)

Course Overview

AIMS AND OBJECTIVES

The Business Startup Diploma offers an excellent opportunity of professional skills development for any prospective new business owner. So, if you’re an entrepreneur and thinking of setting up your own business, this diploma will ensure you have the professional skills and know-how to make the process as seamless as possible.

Career Path

With this Diploma you’re arming yourself with skills to setup, manage and promote your own business. You’ll gain essential skills any business owner or entrepreneur needs.

Pre-requisties

There are no specific pre-requisites required before starting this course.

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