Be your own boss, train the next industry leaders
“With 37 years experience as an entrepreneur and founder of multiple companies in different industries, I definitely wish the Enterprise Generator programme was available when I started in business.
The combination of having a business coach to guide me through analysing the skills I needed to:
Create a customised business plan – Develop a marketing strategy – Calculate a finance plan – Produce a cashflow. As well as knowing how I could raise finance before my business had even started trading, would have made my business journey to where I am today so much simpler.
This is a programme written by entrepreneurs and supported by experienced business coaches”
Christine Baxter, entrepreneur and founder of Gold Edge Training
Who should study the programme?
The programme has been developed for individuals wishing to set up their own business or for people working in an industry that supports entrepreneurs and business start-ups.
There are no formal entry requirement for the Enterprise Generator, just a passion to start your own business and wish and ability to learn the processes necessary to make this happen.
- Individuals who have a great idea but require the skills and knowledge to bring that idea successfully to market.
- Students studying a wider management programme who want to acquire the knowledge necessary to start a business.
- Individuals who have a specific area of business that they feel is not a strength.
- Individuals who support entrepreneurs and start-ups.
Assessing Your Business Idea (2 Credits)
The purpose of this unit is to help participants test their business ideas, agree or amend them. At the end of this unit, the participant should have the confidence to further develop thinking on the next steps.
Planning Your New Business (2 Credits)
The purpose of this unit is to acquire the knowledge, understanding and skills necessary to develop a business plan. On completion of the unit, participants will have created the start-up action plan for their business.
Developing Your Strategy (2 Credits)
The purpose of this unit is to acquire the knowledge, skills and understanding needed to build an effective business strategy. By the end of the unit, participants will have created a strategy for their business.
Managing Finance (2 Credits)
This unit is to provide participants with the knowledge, understanding and skills to enable them to manage finances effectively. Participants will be able to identify and address financial issues and, by the end of the unit, they will have created a cashflow forecast and a budget for their business.
Researching Your Market (1 Credit)
This unit will help participants gain an understanding of the different methods used in market research and the skills and methodology to carry out effective market research for their own business. By the end of the unit, they will have created a market research report for the business.
Selling Your Products and Services (1 Credit)
The purpose of this unit is to give participants the understanding and knowledge of an effective sales process as well as the skills to be able to plan and embed this in their business. By the end of this unit, participants will have developed a sales plan for their business.
Managing Quality (1 Credit)
This module is to help participants gain the knowledge, skills and understanding on how to manage quality within their business. By the end of this unit, they will have developed policies and procedures to manage quality.
Developing Innovation and Creativity (1 Credit)
The purpose of this unit is to gain the knowledge and understanding of creativity and innovation and the skills to apply them in their own business. By the end of the unit, they will have assessed the innovation and creativity in their business idea.
Enterprise Generator Programme
Are you ready to step on to the entrepreneur pathway?
This programme can lead to a UK regulated qualification, either the Award in Entrepreneurship or the Certificate in Entrepreneurship depending on whether you achieve 8 credits (4-8 modules depending on the credit size of the module) or 16 credits (between 9 and 14 modules depending on the size of the module). Taking the qualification is optional and if you choose to gain the knowledge, but not the qualification, then there are reduced fees available. See prices below.
Duration of the Programme
How long it takes is up to you. Each module not only has things for you to read and watch, there’s also plenty of activities helping you to build your business. When you are completing these activities, you are building the structure of your business. How much time you spend will dictate how much benefit you get from each unit.
Each module has a credit value which you can see listed against each unit above. Each credit equals 10 hours of learning for the average participant, so the Award or Certificate Programmes can take around 80 to 160 hours to complete depending on which bundle of modules you choose. Always remember though, building a business will take as long as is needed to get it right.
This course is designed to meet your business needs. You can purchase specific units, packages or all units for a full business start-up portfolio.
*To achieve ATHE – Ofqual regulated qualifications an assessment must be taken, which can be purchased additionally below.
Entrepreneurship – Per 2 credit unit
Entrepreneurship Award* – 4 to 8 units (credit allocation dependant)
Entrepreneurship Certificate* – 9 to 14 units (credit allocation dependant)
Entrepreneurship Full Package – Business Start-up Portfolio
Assessment Fee for Qualifications
Optional assessment fee to achieve official qualification.
If you have any queries regarding the programme, unit choices, enrolling process or related topics, please phone us on 02394 00 3559 or send an email to email@example.com