An Introduction to Self-Employment and Business Startup

(3 hours)

“The online course is exactly what I needed and included lots of useful information on starting a business” Mr D

Interested in working for yourself or creating a company? Learn the fundamentals of self-employment and starting up your own business. Find out what’s involved in getting started and what’s needed to make it work, with support from our business owners who started the business in 2002 and are still here, sharing their knowledge in the course!

Course Contents

·         Lesson 1: Is Working For Yourself Right For You?

·         Lesson 2: Formulating Your Business Idea

·         Lesson 3: Business Planning

·         Lesson 4: Registering Your Business

·         Lesson 5: What Records Do You Need To Keep?

·         Lesson 6: Ready, Set, Go………Good Luck!

Completing this course will give a blueprint of how you may start your own company or become self-employed. Following these steps will give you sufficient information on how to build a foundation for your own potential business and what difficulties or barriers you may face along the way.

Our Method

We use the online learning suite Moodle to enable you to learn both from the comfort of your own home or any other location.

24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and 365 days a year!


Free tutor support 6 days a week online, by phone, email, or live chat.


Gain a certificate for each course you complete to demonstrate your new skills; for a new employer, to evidence your professional development, or for personal interest.


Practical tasks in each course to aid your understanding.

To Enrol

If you are interested in the course above or want to find out more about our exciting range of courses please fill in the form below.

Our Delivery Partners

Skills 365 – part of The Thrive Tribe Collective Ltd group

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