NCFE Level 2 Creating a Business Start-up (Online)

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Starting your own business can be exciting, but it’s important to be fully aware of the processes and requirements of a business startup!

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Level 2 - Creating a Business Start-up

This course runs for 5 weeks with one, two hour online session each week, you will also need to dedicate between 2-3 hours of self study per week.

Course Start Date: Thursday 29 April 2021 (date subject to change)

Session Time: 10:30am - 12:30pm

Course Duration: A two hour session online Zoom session each week for five weeks

  • Session 1 - Thurs 29 April
  • Session 2 - Thurs 6 May
  • Session 3 - Thurs 13 May
  • Session 4 - Thurs 20 May
  • Session 5 - Thurs 27 May

About this course

Over half a million businesses are started every year, however, 30% of these fail within the first two years.

Having a better understanding of the initial processes and requirements of a business start-up can increase the chances of your business succeeding. If you’re looking to start your own business, or already have a business but want to develop and progress your business plan, this qualification will support you with the skills and knowledge you need.

The course offers advice about starting a business including business planning, marketing strategy, how to gain customers, finance considerations, plus lots more

Course Content

  • The initial steps for a business start-up
  • Key marketing techniques for your business start-up
  • Legal and financial considerations when starting a business
  • Developing a business plan

Course Fee and Eligibility 

The course is government funded and you will be required to meet the following criteria to qualify for funding,

  • Be over 19 years of age
  • Have proof of residency in the UK for at least three years and live in the Greater London area.
  • Be unemployed or on a career break or
  • Be in receipt of a benefit such as Job Seekers Allowance or Universal Credit or
  • Be employed/self-employed or
  • On furlough or unemployed but NOT on any benefits

You will also be asked to provide evidence of your highest qualification.

If you don't meet the eligibility criteria, you have the option to pay a discounted rate of just £250 for the course.

Please note: during this period whilst we deliver training via a virtual classroom, learners will require access to a WIFI connection and a laptop, tablet or mobile device. 


For further information, please contact or call 07521 642301 or 07751 658524.


Due to the pandemic we would like to update you on some innovative changes and measures that we are putting in place to make sure our customers are able to continue accessing training.  

During this period we will deliver all of our courses via a virtual classroom. For each course interactive weekly sessions will be held with a course trainer via Zoom and participants will have access to all learning resources online.  We will also enable you to arrange 1-2-1 sessions with your course trainer if additional assistance is required.  

DCS remain committed to providing high quality training solutions to enable you to develop your knowledge and skills and further your career! 

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