Sussex Coast College Hastings

Sussex Coast College has been in existence for over 25 years and is one of the leading publicly funded colleges providing training and education to over 5,000 students a year. It has a reputation for quality and has provided distance learning courses for a number of years, enabling students who are not able to physically attend to benefit from the College’s excellent education.  All courses are accredited by established institutes, and are recognised nationally.  Our course tutors are experienced in providing distance learning courses and are all fully qualified - you will have regular, normally weekly, contact with them.  You will also be supported through your studies by a dedicated and committed administration team, who will ensure you are able to meet your objectives of achieving your qualification.

Course Aims

This course aims to provide you with the core skills needed to set-up, and run any business venture. The qualification will develop your ability to research, plan, budget, and reduce risk to ensure success and growth for your business.

• Surprise yourself and achieve your potential
• Learn the mechanics of running a business
• Gain the confidence and skills to start a business
• Create a viable and realistic business plan.

Course Content

The course develops the ability to research, plan, budget and reduce risk to ensure a business is successful. On completion of the qualification you will have a viable and realistic business plan. With this plan you can seek investment, successfully launch your business and run it competently once trading begins.

The course consists of 6 key capabilities designed to support owners of new business start-ups.
Analyse entrepreneurial and market potential, build the business idea, developing the marketing approach, plan the operations, plan the budget, create the business plan.

  • Fully Funded

    No fees to pay until you earn over £21,000.

  • Fit your course around you

    Flexible ELearning course make it easy to fit learning around your life with 8-10 hours commitment a week.

  • Sussex Coast College

    Course delivered by professional, qualified assessors.

  • Awarding Body

    ABE Qualifications, recognised internationally.

Fees & Funding

Course fee £1,265

This course can be funded completely or in part by an Advanced Learner Loan. The government has introduced these loans to help learners pay for courses such as the ABE Level 3 Certificate in Business Start-up. You only start to pay back the loan once you earn over £21,000. Loan eligibility doesn’t depend on your income and there are no credit checks.

ABE Level 3 Business Start-up course

Throughout this course you’ll explore every step involved in the process of setting up your own business, from exploring your own entrepreneurial potential, to creating your business plan and pitch. You’ll explore business models including Porters Five Forces, the Marketing Mix and PEST Analysis’ and will relate these theories to your own business idea, analysing the strength of your proposition and the external market environment. As well as studying business theory, you will also gain, throughout the course, practical skills such as carrying out market research with real potential customers and learning how to construct and write a business plan and presentation that you can use to approach prospective investors for funding for your business.

  • Award-winning study materials and resources

    Dedicated Assessor Support, Rolling Intakes, Employers trust ABE qualifications

  • Flexible Structure

    Part Time: Flexible 12 months.

  • Professional Ethics

    Negotiation, networking, building relationships.

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