ABE Level 3 Certificate in Business Start-up

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If you have an idea for a new and exciting product or service, and have always wanted to launch your own business, this ABE Level 3 Certificate in Business Start-up could be for you. Setting up your own business isn’t easy, but, with this qualification you’ll gain an insight into what’s involved in the set-up process, the day – to – day running’s, and the personal traits that you’ll need to possess to be a successful entrepreneur.

What you’ll learn and study on the 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’ll also gain practical skills. You’ll carry out market research with real potential customers to gain accurate feedback, and, later on in the course, will construct the business plan and pitch that you’ll use to gain funding from investors.

What you can do after with it

On successful completion of this course, you’ll have all of the knowledge and practical skills that you need to begin your entrepreneurial journey.

This course is not solely designed for those looking to launch their own company. If you currently work, or are looking to take the first steps towards a role within the business world, this qualification will equip you with a breadth of invaluable knowledge.

An understanding of market research, business operations, budget planning and marketing will be an asset to both current and future employers.

Unit 1: Analyse entrepreneurial and market potential

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Produce a plan to develop the business skills and attributes required to support a successful business venture
  • Identify information sources to produce a business plan and inform an external market analysis
  • Explain the importance of understanding the external environment and its potential impact on business success

Unit 2: Build the business idea

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Describe how the business idea is unique from both customer and competitor perspectives
  • Analyse the business idea to support and inform the business plan and strategy
  • Produce measurable objectives to provide business focus and direction for the business start-up

Unit 3: Plan the marketing approach

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Describe and improve the business idea using the marketing mix relevant to the business start-up
  • Define and position the Unique Selling Proposition (USP) to build the business identity and influence customer perceptions
  • Develop sales pitches that can be used to drive sales and/or to encourage investment in a start-up

Unit 4: Plan the operations

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Identify local legal structures and regulations relevant to a business start-up
  • Describe the local requirements and resources required to enable a start-up to provide its products/services
  • Explain how the business will operate on an ongoing basis

Unit 5: Plan the budget

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Produce financial forecasts and budgets
  • to assist in sourcing finances and inform the business plan for a start-up
  • Produce an operating budget for managing the day to day business using financial information to manage performance and spot failures

Unit 6: Create the business plan and pitch

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Prepare a business plan that can be used to secure funding and assist the entrepreneur in the ongoing management of the business
  • Pitch a business plan that delivers key information and drives potential investors to explore the start-up in further depth
  • Appraise a business plan and pitch as well as the entrepreneur’s personal development plan (developed in Unit 2) to identify areas for further development to support start-up success

ABE Level 3 Certificate in Business Start-up

Our ABE Level 3 Certificate in Business Start-up will help you write a robust business plan and launch your business. You will gain the skills and confidence you need to run a successful business. You will learn the mechanics of running a business day to day, and you will be on the road to achieving your full potential.

This is an open entry programme, so no formal qualifications or experience are required.

What's Included

  • All study materials
  • Study Guide
  • Full Tutor and Admin support
  • The course fee includes the awarding body registration and certification fee (valued at up to £30.00).

Is there government funding available for doing this course?

Yes, you can apply for an Advanced Learner Loan with this course. We are accountable to the Skills Funding Agency (SFA) and Ofsted, to provide this course with Government backed funding. You can access your Advanced Learner Loan if you meet the criteria. Two main conditions are:

  • You need to be aged 19 or over
  • You need to be a UK citizen.

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Payment Method
With an Advanced Learner Loan
Registration Fee £37.25
Repayments: No Payments until salary reaches £21,000
Total Price: £1,260.00
EU Social Fund
SFA England

Advanced Learner Loans are administered by Student Finance England (SFE)

Student Finance England is a Student Loans Company service, providing financial support to students on behalf of the UK Government.

You can enrol today and pay much, much later

You can access your course information straight away. You can then review them in your own time and complete the assignments which you are required to submit to your personal tutor for marking and feedback.

*Cashback will be paid to you once you have finished paying for your course in full. For more information, please see our cash back terms and conditions. The total amount payable over the term's period, is no more than the total cash price of the course. (APR = 0%). Written quotations are available on request.

Yes, when you study using this kind of funding, Dimensions Training Solutions offers considerably more than the same one without the 19+ funding loan.

Enhanced course content

Six Employability and Independent Learning Skills (EILS) modules are embedded in the content of your course: Maths, English, Digital Life Skills, Confidence, Resilience and Meeting Deadlines.

You can choose to study a further four: Workplace Ready, Initiative, Teamwork and Problem Solving. These are all designed to boost your personal skill level and help your career progression.

Additional personal support

A Student Support Officer (SSO) will be assigned to you, so you have a single point of contact throughout your course to support you with any admin issues. Dimensions Training Solutions regularly update the SFA with details of study hours, and evidence of learning, in order to responsibly account for your course funding.

You will have an Individual Learning Plan with a set “finish date” and your SSO is there to encourage and help you stay on course. This is in addition to your Assessor, who assesses your work and provides personal constructive feedback.

The difference between courses funded by 19+ loan and privately funded courses

Features Course funded
by 19+ Advanced Learner Loans
Course funded privately
Personal Student Support Officer assigned to you
Personal Assessor Support assigned to you Automatic embedding of 6 key Employability and Independent Learning Skills (EILS) in course
10 EILS available
Individual Learning Plan with a set “finish date”
Flexible deadline to finish your course
Online study delivery
Postal study delivery
Payment in full or in instalments while you study
Eligibility requirement for loan
Nothing to pay until course is finished and you earn over £21,000 pa.
Are you eligible for a 19+
Advanced Learner Loan?
  • Aged over 19 and living in the UK?
  • 19+ loans are Government backed, so you only pay them back if you’re earning over £21,000 a year.