The Level 3 Award In Aspects of Preparing to Set Up a New Business (QCF) allows learners a flexible approach to learning about, and preparing for, self employment.
It is designed for those who think they may wish to start a business at some time in the future and want to complete a short programme of preparatory learning about the key aspects of this activity, without actually starting a business.
Level 3 Award In Aspects of Preparing to Set Up a New Business (QCF)
|QCF Reference Number||600/5455/4|
|Credit Value*||12 credits|
|Guided Learning Hours||96 hours|
|Duration||Completion within two years|
|Structure||1 mandatory unit and optional units to the credit value of 9|
|Age Groups||14-16, 16-18, 19+|
|First Date for Registrations||1st May 2012|
|Last Date for Registrations||30th April 2015|
|Entry Requirements||There are no formal entry requirements for these qualifications. However, in order to benefit from undertaking them, candidates should possess communication skills sufficient to allow them to perform as enterprise mentors and to address the assessment requirements of the qualifications.|
*Please note: these SFEDI Awards Qualifications are part of the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF), applicable in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, providing successful candidates with transferable qualification credits.
Who May Be Interested In This Qualification
Those looking to start a business or enter into self employment
Individuals who have recently entered into self employment and wish to gain an understanding of the fundamental elements of starting a business
Learners who have completed this qualification may also wish to consider working towards:
Level 3 Certificate In Preparing to Set Up a New Business
Level 3 Certificate in Creating and Starting Your Business
Essential DocumentsQualification Specification (150) Qualification Overview (151)
SFEDI Awards Qualification Application Form (1106)
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