Be your own Boss

Course code: UCKT006P

Subject area: Community Learning

Study level: Part Time

Course level: U

Course details

2:30pm - 4:00pm

Wednesday

27th Apr 2022 - 6th Jul 2022

Kidlington Adult Learning

Contact details

enquiries@abingdon-witney.ac.uk

01235 555 585

This course will provide you with the opportunity to explore the skills and knowledge you need when thinking about setting up your own business and understanding self-employment.

In order to avoid disappointment, it is advisable to enrol at least 2½ weeks prior to the course starting. We will confirm course information two weeks prior to the start date.

This course is ideal for you if you have little or no experience of self-employment or starting your own business. It is also suitable if you already run your own small business but would like to develop your knowledge and understanding. There will be an opportunity to explore your enterprise ideas and decide what type of business structure suits your business idea.

The content of the course will include:

• the steps you need to take before beginning to trade;
• which type of business is right for you;
• consider the USP of your business;
• developing your business plan;
• the business image and ways to promote your offer;
• effective platforms to promote our business
• to consider the strengths of your business idea and what areas might need to be developed.

There will be an opportunity to consider what it means to be self-employed and the costs of benefits of running your own business.

Please note there will be no teaching sessions on: 01/06/2022

Tea/Coffee are available to make, with a small charge.
To reduce the use of single-use plastic water bottles/cups, there is a watercooler on site making it easy to refill your water bottle.
Free parking.

Abingdon and Witney College is subject to Ofsted regulation and is required to work with all its students to make sure they understand Government initiatives around Safeguarding, Prevent and Fundamental British Values. Information on these matters will be shared with you during your course.

You will also be asked to complete monitoring paperwork, which helps us to deliver course content to the highest quality.

There are no entry requirements for this course.

Courses can fill fast, so please enrol early to avoid disappointment. Decisions on whether a course is to run are made two weeks prior to the start date - an email will be sent to you should there be changes to your course or if it is cancelled. Please check your inbox leading up to your course, including the junk folders. For anyone without an email account, our Admissions team will phone you instead.

For the first week of the course you will need to bring a valid form of identification; this includes passport, driving licence, debit/credit card, Birth Certificate or National Insurance card.

Please note - you should be 19 years old or over at 31st August 2021 prior to starting the course.
Courses offered by the college are fully or partly funded by the Government and the published fee takes account of this funding.

Before starting a course, the College is required to check you meet conditions relating to that funding, e.g. age, residency status within the UK/EEA, prior qualification level and employment status. In some circumstances (such as with online enrolments), these checks can only be completed after you have enrolled and paid.

If you are unable to pay in full for this course at the time of enrolment, and the course tuition fee is £300 or more, an instalment plan is available. If this is your preference, please do not enrol online but rather call the Admissions Team on 01235 216400 to enrol.

Once enrolled, Admissions will take the first instalment payment from you and pass on your details to the Finance team who will email you to set-up your payment plan. Please return a fully completed instalment plan to Finance as failure to do so could result in being withdrawn from your course.

The rules on fee reduction are complicated, we would encourage you to talk to our Admissions Team on 01235 216400 to discuss these options. You can find more information on our Fees and Bursaries page - search "Fees and Bursaries" at the top of the page.

16 - 18 Fee


19+ Fee

Tuition Fee: £0.00
Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £0.00


19+ Reduced Fee

Tuition Fee: £0.00
Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £0.00

As this is a non-accredited course, there is no formal qualification. However, you will be asked to complete activities that demonstrate how you are progressing on your course.
This course has no formal assessment and your progress is monitored by the course tutor who will be available to support you throughout. You will be required to complete some assessment paperwork.