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Preparing for a Business Venture


Thinking of starting your own business? Then look no further!

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You will benefit from one to one coaching whilst the classroom will become your forum for networking and reviewing the business ideas of your peers. This 6 session qualification develops the skills, knowledge and confidence needed to launch a small business.

What will I learn on this course?

  • Develop your business ideas
  • Identify the resources and location
  • Study finance and profitability
  • Consider marketing and selling
  • Develop a business plan

What will I cover on this course?

  • all aspects of setting up in business from a personal and practical perspective
  • the potential of your business idea and your own personal needs
  • any training or personal development that you may require
  • the skills to investigate your business idea; defining a market and customer base
  • more in-depth requirements for setting up in business, such as: legal structures and their implications, methods of selling, financial requirements, knowledge of attracting and retaining customers
    • no formal educational requirements, but you must be over 19 years old*
    • qualification programme is Government funded and free subject to eligibility*
    • once successfully completed you will achieve a formal Level 2 Certificate
    • financial support for childcare and travel costs can be available*
    • support to complete essential portfolio work*
    • programme requires attendance of all 6 sessions

*some terms and conditions apply

At the conclusion of the 6 mandatory workshops, you will present your 'ready to go' business plan and gain a Level 2 qualification!


For further information please contact us directly on 0800 542 1655 or Email us at learn@gloucestershire.gov.uk


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Adult Education in Gloucestershire

4-6 Commercial Road, Gloucester


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