The Level 2 Certificate in Creating and Starting Your Business is for those who wish to gain the necessary skills to establish a business. The qualification is targeted at self employment where an individual might work independently or within an existing market.

See the full range of qualifications available in the Business Start Up Overview

Overview

Regulator Ofqual
Qualification Framework RQF
Qualification Reference Number 600/5487/6
Qualification Level 2
Credit Value 18 credits
Guided Learning (Hours) 136 hours
Total Qualification Time (Hours) 180 hours
Duration Completion within 2 years
Structure 5 mandatory units and 8 credits from the optional units
Age Groups 16-18, 19+
Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements however, in order to benefit from undertaking the qualification, learners should possess communication skills sufficient to allow them to address the assessment requirements

First Date for Registrations May 1, 2012
Last Date for Starts December 31, 2017
Delivery Staff Requirements

The assessment qualification is not required in order to deliver this qualification

The internal quality assurance qualification is not required in order to quality assure this qualification

See the qualification specification for further guidance relating to delivery staff competency requirements

IOEE Studying Membership Eligible Yes
SFEDI Directory Eligible No

Learner Support

As part of undertaking a SFEDI Awards enterprise or enterprise support qualification you receive 1 years study membership* of the Institute of Enterprise and Entrepreneurs. This membership enables you to take advantage of the following benefits:

  • Regular information on what’s happening through the IOEE Enterprise and Mentoring Monthly including case studies of people just like you who are becoming more enterprising
  • Opportunity to access the national government Start Up Loan initiative through the IOEE and Start Up Loan Company strategic partnership
  • Opportunities to meet other business owners in our online communities who are happy to share how they have been there, done it, got the t-shirt and continue to wear it!
  • Enterprise resources including videos and articles to enhance your understanding of enterprise and enterprise support
  • The chance to meet other members through Meet a Mentor and networking events
  • A chance to compare notes with other entrepreneurs and business support professionals through the online groups and forums
  • A chance to promote yourself and your business to other IOEE members through the IOEE profile page

*1 years free study membership of the IOEE for SFEDI Awards learners aged 18 years and over

Progression Routes

Those who complete this qualification may wish to undertake other SFEDI Awards qualifications further details of which can be found on our website.

SFEDI Awards offers a range of qualifications within our Starting Your Business and Enterprise Essentials series and higher level qualifications which explore setting up and running a business which may be appropriate.

Documentation

Below you will find further details relating to the qualification and also the necessary paperwork for your approved centre to add it to your centre offer. If you require further information or would like guidance please contact the SFEDI Awards Customer Service Team who will be more than happy to help you.

Qualification Specification

SFEDI Awards Fees and Prices

Additional Qualification Application Form

Staff Matrix Update Form

Centres

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