Start your own business – Train the next industry leaders
MY MANTRA AS AN ENTREPRENEUR:
“EVERY CORPORATE INDUSTRY STARTED WITH ONE BRIGHT IDEA”
With 37 years experience as an entrepreneur and founder of multiple companies in different industry, I definitely wish the Entrepreneurship programme was available when I started in business. I believe I would have made less errors and grown my first business to full potential much sooner had I had the support of this programme. Importantly, I would have understood the skills I needed to develop and the directions necessary to take at the time each were required.
Being able to begin in business knowing how to develop a customised business plan Build a marketing strategy Raise start up investment Calculate a finance plan Produce a cashflow would have meant my company, from the outset, would have stood out in a very crowded market.
This programme is so much more than a course, it is an entrepreneurs’ journey through to success that is supported by coaches who have travelled that journey before them“ Be led by the experts to learn for the future.
Christine Baxter, entrepreneur and founder of Gold Edge Training Ltd.
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 Entrepreneurship programme. The learner just requires a passion for understanding the components of business in order to start their own business or support others to start a business.
- 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 specific 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. COPY
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 f or 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.
ATHE Entrepreneurship programme:
Guided Learning Hours (GLH):
Award in Entrepreneurship – 80 GLH Certificate in Entrepreneurship – 160 GLH
ATHE Student Registration
Registration included in tuition fees
Students will complete a range of marked work and assessed skills that will build to an online portfolio demonstrating their successfully acquired entrepreneurial skills. Each element of work submitted will contribute to achieving unit. The unit credits will build to achieving either the Award in Entrepreneurship 8 credits or the Certificate in Entrepreneurship 16 credits.
Ideal Package – Entrepreneurship with either Certificate & Advanced Certificate in Bookkeeping or AAT Accounting Qualifications
On successful completion of both qualifications the student will self-sufficient in operating their own business or be able to advise start up companies in business and financial matters. Depending on the accounting qualification chosen, this could include taxation advice.
Non-financial package Entrepreneurship with Coaching and Mentoring Professionals
This package is ideal for students wishing to become business start up advisors. The package will give them the knowledge and understanding to advise on business start up and also to coach and mentor new business owners through the start up process.