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Creating a Business Start-up

Course Code: CABS
  • Level: 2
  • Qualification: Certificate
  • Awarding body: Northern Council for Further Education (NCFE)
  • Duration: 20 weeks
  • Course type: FREE (Eligibility Applies), Part-time
  • Time of day: Flexible
  • When you'll study: The course is delivered online so you can study at a time that suits you.

What's it all about?

Over half a million businesses are started every year, however, 30% of these fail within the first two years. Having a better understanding of the initial process and requirements of a business start-up can increase the chances of your business succeeding. If you’re looking to start up your own business, or already have a business, but want to develop and progress your business plan, this qualification will support you with the skills and knowledge you will need.

You will achieve a nationally recognised level 2 qualification and learn at a time that suits you, without the need to attend College.


  • Please note that the start dates shown for this course are for guidance only. You will start your course as soon as you have enrolled. 
  • This course is free, however if you do not complete it within an agreed timeline you will be required to pay a fee of £99.

Course information

You will learn:

  • initial steps for a business start-up
  • marketing for a business start-up
  • legal and financial considerations when sharing a business
  • how to develop a business plan.

Please note that this course is only available to those 19 years old or over.


You will be required to have a good grasp of the English language.

You will be assessed via an electronic workbook.

Upon successful completion you will be to create and develop you own business, and may progress to AAT courses in Accounting and Bookkeeping, which will enable you to hone your finance skills.

Please note fees are quoted for one year only.

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Future careers

What you could earn:

Chartered and Certified Accountants


Potential salary


Entry level salary


Average salary


Annual openings in Plymouth

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