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Introduction to Business Structure and Law

The Introduction to Business Structure and Law training course is available at the Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen and Inverness Pitman Training Centres or via Online Distance Learning through our Pitman Campus.

The structure of a business and the legal requirements for directors, shareholders and company secretaries are crucial; not least for Executive Assistants and finance professionals who often have to help prepare AGMs, business reports, prepare and file accounts and manage bank accounts, etc.

Course Duration: 6 – 8 hours

CPD Points: 8

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Lesson One – Including: Why different types of business exist, terms relating to business, AGMs and EGMs, roles and responsibilities of shareholders, directors and company secretary

Lesson Two – Including: Business reporting, filing deadlines, accounts audit, contracts in business, business bank accounts, loans and security
Lesson Three – Including: How different types of business are taxed, insolvency, employer obligations under the Health & Safety at Work Act, employment contracts

This course is designed for those who want to start their own business, those looking for work as well as employees who wish to learn more about how companies are structured

To cover part of the syllabus for the ITEC Business Competence Level 3 unit qualification

There are no prerequisites for this course

Flexible Workforce Development Fund (FWDF)

Claim up to £15,000 for Training your employees

This fund provides Levy Paying Companies an opportunity to up-skill or re-skill Employees and in turn, support economic growth.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • You must be a Levy Paying Employer
  • The Company must be based or operate in Scotland, wholly or partially
  • Employees must reside in Scotland

For more information on applying for this funding, contact our Course Advisors by clicking below:


A funded training opportunity is now available to those facing redundancy or those who have been made redundant from March 2020 onward.

The National Transition Training Fund aims to tackle the rise in unemployment caused by Covid-19 by offering short sharp training opportunities for people to learn in-demand skills.

If you are currently under threat of redundancy, or have been made redundant at any time from the 1st March 2020 and are aged 25 or over, you can access an industry recognised qualification to help you gain employment.

For further information on how to proceed then contact us referencing the course(s) you are interested in.

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