Opening Doors | Start your own Business

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Course Type: Adult leisure and hobby, Adult qualifications and professional Campus: Central Brighton Campus Entry requirements: Please see entry requirements tab

Why this course?

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If you dream of starting your own business or are interested in the process of how ideas and visions become businesses, then this course is for you. No previous knowledge or experience is required. We will help you spot a business opportunity and take you through the steps of how to turn it into a successful business. You will learn about the resources needed, how to target the right customers and the range of finance options available.

We cover a range of topics over the course that culminates in creating your own personal business plan.  

Our Start your own business course runs for two weeks, Monday to Thursday.

Course units:

  • We will explore the business idea
  • How to set-up and start a business 
  • Look at types of businesses
  • Sales and marketing in an organisation 
  • Investigate the financial aspects of business such as sales, turnover, profit and tax
  • Challenges for business owners

Please note this course is FREE to those who meet the eligibility criteria. Please see the Cost & Finance tab for more information. 

Start dates

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Code Start Campus Times Duration Fees ?
CL0425-1C 30 Nov 2020 Central Brighton Monday-Thursday - 9.30am-4.30pm 1 week £150.00 Apply
CL0365-1C 18 Jan 2021 Central Brighton Monday-Thursday - 9.30am-4.30pm 1 week £150.00 Apply

Entry requirements

If the following criteria apply, you qualify for one our free Opening Doors programmes.

  • 19+

  • Unemployed and claiming a means tested benefit (see Cost & Finance tab for more information)

  • Employed and earning less than £17,004.00 per annum

  • Currently seeking work

Entry requirements

Course fees

Our Opening Doors courses are free to those currently unemployed and in receipt of a means tested benefit. 

You will need to provide evidence of your benefit in order to receive a fee waiver for this course. 

We accept the following Means Tested benefits for this course: 

  • Universal Credit
  • JSA
  • ESA
  • Housing Benefit
  • Income Support
  • Council Tax Benefit (not reduction)
  • Pension Credit 

Please note we cannot accept DLA, Carers Allowance, PIP or Tax Credits. 

This course is also free to those who are currently employed and earning less than £17,0004 per annum. You will be required to provide evidence of this in order to receive a fee waiver for this course.

We accept the following evidence: 

  • P60
  • Last 3 months payslips
  • Tax Credit notice (for self employed)

Please note you will also need to bring photo ID to your enrolment. 

Open events

We run various open events throughout the year to enable you to come in to the College, see our facilities and speak with our staff.

 

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Financial support

The applicable fees for this course, including any available discounts, will be listed in the information above. 

 

How to pay

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