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Creating a Business Start-up

Course Code: CABS

Level: 2
Subject area: Business, Management & HR
Awarding body: NCFE
Qualification: Certificate
Course type: Part-time
Time of Day: Flexible
Duration: 20 weeks
When you'll study: No College attendance (distance learning)

About the course

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.

What you'll learn

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.
Entry requirements

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


You will be assessed via an electronic workbook.

What's next?

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.

Important information

Fees quoted apply to courses starting in the academic year 2020/21 (August 2020 – July 2021). There may be a slight increase in fees for courses starting 2021/22.

If you are aged 16-18, due to Government funding, tuition fees may not be applicable for your course. (Please note: this does not apply to Foundation Degrees or Access to Higher Education courses, and other courses not eligible for public funding.)


Course Code: CABS

Course Fees

A Full Course Fee: Not applicable to this course

B Reduced Course Fee (for those in receipt of qualifying benefits): Not applicable to this course

C Ancillary course costs (ie books and equipment): Not applicable to this course

D Advanced Learner Loan Fee: Not applicable to this course

How old are you? How much will you pay?
16 - 18 AFREE
19 - 23AFREE

Please note fees are quoted for one year only.