Level 2 Enterprise

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Prepare for the challenges of starting your own business

Who are these qualifications for?
These qualification are designed for anyone who is considering setting up in business. Explore your reasons and expectations for setting up on your own, and work out what you need to do to get started. **Please note the certificate in this suite retires on 31 October 2015 **
Results for you
  • Understand the process of self-employment or setting up a business
  • Think through the financial and other risks involved 
Results for your organisation
  • Know the legal and regulatory requirements
  • Get to grips with the financial aspects of starting your business
  • Tools and techniques for developing your business idea.
Focus on the skills you need
The Award and Certificate both share one unit, ‘Assessing your own suitability for enterprise’, which focuses on the learner’s personal skills and abilities and their reasons and expectations for setting up on their own. The four additional units in the Certificate each cover a key practical area.
  • How to set up and run your business legally, and where to get help with legal issues
  • Market research, how to promote and sell your product or service, and how to offer good customer care
  • Business finance, including start-up costs, financial record-keeping and cashflow
  • Develop and evaluate your business idea, write a business plan.

Full qualification details


We have three sizes of qualification: certificate, award and diploma in increasing order of size

Qualification level
Credit Value

The range of credits a learner must undertake to gain this qualification

3 - 3

Details of the qualification, learning time involved and criteria a learner must satisfy

The qualification is structured into 1 unit group. At least 1 hour of induction and at least 2 hours of tutorial support are required. Learners must attain a total of 3 credits from 1 mandatory unit.

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