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Diploma in Self Employment

Delivery methods

Online and Classroom learning


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In the classroom the course will take 6 weeks to complete. This is based on 2 days attendance per week. Classes start at 10am each day and finish at 4pm with 30 minutes for lunch. Studying this qualification online will take approximately 6 weeks.

About the course

If you are interested in starting your own business or want to develop the skills necessary to run your own business then this is the course for you.


During this course you will study the following units:

  • Award in Accounting;

  • Researching a Market;

  • Create a Business Infrastructure;

  • Comply with Legal Requirements;

  • Sell Your Products or Services;

  • The Marketing Plan;

  • Negotiation in Business;

  • Understanding the Impact of Welfare Benefits and Tax Credit Systems for a Business Start Up;

  • VAT for Business;

  • Recruit People for your Business; and,

  • Leadership and Teamwork.

What will I be able to do after completing the course?

After you have successfully completed this course you should be confident to start your own business and maintain the necessary records. 

How will I be assessed?

Portfolio of Evidence

Entry requirements?


Where am I on the journey?

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