Level 2 Level 2 Award in Aspects of Enterprise

The Level 2 Award in Aspects of Enterprise (QCF) is an introductory qualification aimed at individuals who have an interest in developing a practical understanding of enterprise. As a Level 2 qualification, the learning is targeted at the type of self employment where an individual might work independently.

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Level 2 Level 2 Award in Aspects of Preparing to Set Up a New Business

The Level 2 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.

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Level 2 Level 2 Award in Understanding Enterprise

The Level 2 Award in Understanding Enterprise is aimed at those who are interested in exploring what is required in becoming self employed including reviewing the challenges and opportunities within being self employed and the skills, abilities and behaviours required.

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Level 2 Level 2 Certificate in Preparing to Set Up In a New Business

The Level 2 Certificate in Preparing to Set Up In a New Business is for those who wish to gain an understanding of what is involved in the setting up of a new business. The qualification looks at what the challenges and risks of starting a business may be and develops a working knowledge around specific business skills such as marketing and business relationships.

The qualification is aimed at 16-18 year old learners as well as those aged over 19, and is designed to meet the needs of someone already in work as well as someone seeking to enter work/business or progress to further education or training.

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Level 3 Level 3 Certificate in Introduction to Business Planning for a VCSE Organisation (QCF)

The Level 3 Certificate in Introduction to Business Planning for a VCSE Organisation (QCF) is aimed at those who wish to gain an introduction to the requirements for business planning in a Voluntary, Community or Social Enterprise.  This is part of a suite of qualifications that address the unique support and development needs that exist within the VCSE sector and deals with the viewpoint within the sector that it can experience tensions between earning income to sustain activities, whilst maintaining high service standards.  The qualifications recognise that a commercial outlook can be beneficial for the long term prospects of a VCSE therefore aim to ensure that managers and their workforce have the skills to navigate a complex multiple bottom line environment.  See the full range of qualifications available in the VCSE Overview

 

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Level 3 Level 3 Certificate in Planning for Starting a VCSE Organisation (QCF)

The Level 3 Certificate in Planning for Starting a VCSE Organisation (QCF) is aimed at those who wish to develop the knowledge and skills required to plan to run a Voluntary, Community or Social Enterprise.  This is part of a suite of qualifications that address the unique support and development needs that exist within the VCSE sector and deals with the viewpoint within the sector that it can experience tensions between earning income to sustain activities, whilst maintaining high service standards.  The qualifications recognise that a commercial outlook can be beneficial for the long term prospects of a VCSE therefore aim to ensure that managers and their workforce have the skills to navigate a complex multiple bottom line environment.  See the full range of qualifications available in the VCSE Overview

 

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Level 3 Level 3 Diploma in Starting and Managing a VCSE Organisation (QCF)

The Level 3 Diploma in Starting and Managing a VCSE Organisation (QCF) is aimed at those who wish to develop the knowledge and skills required to run a Voluntary, Community or Social Enterprise.  This is part of a suite of qualifications that address the unique support and development needs that exist within the VCSE sector and deals with the viewpoint within the sector that it can experience tensions between earning income to sustain activities, whilst maintaining high service standards.  The qualifications recognise that a commercial outlook can be beneficial for the long term prospects of a VCSE therefore aim to ensure that managers and their workforce have the skills to navigate a complex multiple bottom line environment.  See the full range of qualifications available in the VCSE Overview

 

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Level 6 Level 6 Award in Creating and Starting a Business

The Level 6 Award in Creating and Starting a Business is for those who wish to apply enterprising behaviours, skills and attributes to the exploitation of a business opportunity with the support of a business plan.

The qualification builds on existing business ideas that have been created and validated as achievable through the exploitation phase within the overall entrepreneurial process through selecting, developing and applying a structured business plan to a sound business idea.

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