Starting Your Own Business
Level 2

 
Title of learning programme Starting Your Own Business Programme
Programme level 2
Duration of learning programme 6 weeks x 10 hours*
Total number of learning hours per programme 60**

* Unlike traditional schools, colleges or universities, there are no terms, semesters, or specified intake dates for our uniquely flexible distance education courses. Our system of continuous enrolment means that our students can enrol on any day and at any time of the year. This allows our students the freedom to plan their studies to fit in with their lifestyle or work commitments.

** Please note that this is only an approximate figure and is dependant upon how much time you can dedicate to your studies and also how well you grasp the learning concepts in the course material. Furthermore, at the end of each module there is a question paper which needs to be completed and returned to your personal tutor.

Structure

 
Module Module Title
1

Introduction to business - What business is about - The application of small business

2

Buying and Selling - Costing

3

Banking

4

Simple Bookkeeping

5

Forms of Ownership VAT - PAYE

6

Registering a Business

 

Learning Outcomes

 

Module 1 Introduction to business - What business is about - The application of small business.
On successful completion of this module the candidate will be able to:

  Learning Outcome
LO1

Examine a small business, the various types of businesses and factors influencing location

LO2   Introduce and discuss the business plan and SWOT analysis
 

Module 2 - Buying and Selling - Costing.
On successful completion of this module the candidate will be able to:

  Learning Outcome
LO1

Examine the various aspects of buying, selling and costing in a business

 

Module 3 - Banking.
On successful completion of this module the candidate will be able to:

  Learning Outcome
LO1

Discuss the different types of banks and banking procedures

 

Module 4 - Simple Bookkeeping.
On successful completion of this module the candidate will be able to:

  Learning Outcome
LO1

Introduce the basic principles of business transactions and book keeping

 

Module 5 - Forms of Ownership VAT - PAYE.
On successful completion of this module the candidate will be able to:

  Learning Outcome
LO1 Discuss the difference between a sole trader or partnership, and a limited company and examine the various tax implications
 

Module 6 - Registering a Business.
On successful completion of this module the candidate will be able to:

  Learning Outcome
LO1

Examine requirements regarding laws and regulations prior to buying a business and points to remember when taking over a business

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