This two-week course is right for you if you would like to gain the skills and knowledge to develop a business start-up. There are no specific prior learning requirements for this qualification.
This Level 2 course will give you an understanding of the initial processes and requirements of a business start-up. You will also gain the knowledge and skills to develop the marketing, legal and financial requirements and how to write a business plan.
You will also be assigned a start-up mentor who will be able to support you all the way from idea creation to getting your business going.
To be eligible for the course at no free, you must be 19+ unemployed and claiming benefits such as universal credit or earning less than £17,004 per annum. You should also live in the Cambridgeshire or Peterborough area.
The course duration is for 2 weeks (week days) from 9.30am to 4.00pm. This will be delivered at both our CRC campuses in Cambridge and Huntingdon and also across the region. We can also deliver this course virtually via Microsoft Teams.
The January and February 2021 courses are now online through distance learning so you can continue learning and upskilling safely from your own home with the support of our tutors.
You can apply to progress to stage 2 – Develop Your Business – see below. 10 learners will be chosen to attend this advanced training programme completely free of charge*.
*(eligibility criteria apply)
A four-month bespoke programme where you would benefit from tailored learning support from our business coach and a small group size. The idea of this next stage is to offer targeted support and training to take your business idea from initial concept and develop and grow it to realised start-up stage.
Delivery will be via a blended approach, both face-to-face and virtual.
To be eligible for the course at no fee, you must be 19+ unemployed and claiming benefits such as universal credit or earning less than £17,004 per annum. You must have already completed the Stage 1 – Explore Business Start-Up course. You must also have a business idea with the potential to become a start-up and you will have the passion and drive to make it happen.
This is the last stage and by now you will be ready to start your new business, if you haven’t done so already, whether that’s a small online business on Etsy or Amazon or a bricks and mortar presence at your local high street. We will provide you with 121 coaching and mentoring support to get you past this final, but exciting, hurdle to reach your goal to start-up your very own new business.