1Course Overview

ABE Level 3 Certificate in Business Start-up

Course code: OSC1202

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Boost your skills and learn how to set up your own successful business, from home!

This course is accredited by The Association of Business Executives (ABE) who provide internationally recognised qualifications and a worldwide professional association for business executives. The ABE Level 3 Certificate in Business Start-up course is recognised by the UK government’s official qualifications regulatory authority for England, Ofqual.

As well as providing an excellent knowledge base in business start-up, this Level 3 course is ideal for:

  • Students who want to achieve a nationally recognised qualification in business start-up
  • Those who want to go on to further vocational training and develop skills further
  • Students that want to develop their business idea
  • Those aspiring to start up their own business and work for themselves

This course enables you to:

  • Learn how to create a robust business plan and start your own enterprise
  • Develop the knowledge and confidence to run a successful business
  • Gain an insight into researching, planning and budgeting to reduce risks and ensure growth
The benefits of our ABE Business Startup course

Why you should choose an ABE Qualification

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2Course Content

RQF Number: 603/0048/6

Element 1: Analyse Entrepreneurial and Market Potential
  • Producing a plan
  • Supporting a successful business venture
  • Information sources
  • External market analysis
  • External environment and its impact on success
Element 2: Build the Business Idea
  • Customer perspective
  • Competitor perspective
  • Analysing the business idea
  • Producing measurable objectives
Element 3: Developing the Marketing Approach
  • Improving the business idea
  • Marketing mix
  • Defining and positing the unique selling proposition (USP)
  • Influencing customer perceptions
  • Developing sales pitches
  • Driving sales
  • Investment in a start-up
Element 4: Plan the Operations
  • Local legal structures
  • Regulations
  • Requirements and resources
  • Operating at launch
  • Operating on an ongoing basis
Element 5: Plan the Budget
  • Producing financial forecasts and budgets
  • Sourcing finances
  • Managing the day-to-day business using financial information
  • Managing performance and spotting failures
Element 6: Create the Business Plan and Pitch
  • Securing funding
  • Assisting the entrepreneur in the ongoing management of the business
  • Preparing a pitch
  • Reflecting on the process of developing a business plan
  • Evaluating the business objectively
  • Producing a business plan that clearly communicates the vision for the new business, if it is to attract investment
3Other Information

The qualification will be assessed by a combination of formative and summative assessments.

You will complete a formative assignment for each of the first five elements, which will then contribute to the final summative assessment for Element 6 which will form a business plan.

The final summative assignment will be submitted to ABE once complete. ABE will set the assignments, including the provision of templates which you can choose to use to complete your assignment if you wish.

Course Duration

This course will take approximately 360 hours to complete. Students will receive 1 year to complete the course, which is a lot more time than you will need. This allows you to work at your own pace, without the pressure of tight deadlines.

Study Method

You will study this course by distance learning, which will enable you to learn when and where you want. You can study from home or at work; it is completely up to you. All your materials will be posted or sent to you via email, so receiving your materials is easy. You will also receive tutor support by email, so help is only a click away!

Course Outcomes

On successful completion of this course you will receive a Level 3 Certificate in Business Start-Up awarded by ABE (The Association of Business Executives). This qualification is recognised by the UK government’s official qualifications regulatory authority for England, Ofqual.


Your Questions Answered

What are the requirements needed to enrol onto this course?

There are no entry requirements needed to enrol onto this course, so you can start studying straight away.

Is there a time limit for the completion of this course?

You may start at any time and have a full year to complete your studies. It is truly flexible and is designed to be adaptable around your lifestyle and other commitments.

What is included in the cost of my course?
  • Dedicated personal tutor support
  • Dedicated student support
  • Assignment marking and feedback
  • FREE CV writing service
  • *Comprehensive study guide
  • *Exclusive Open Study College Pen
  • *Student study planner
  • *Three colour highlighter
  • *Student notebook
  • *Document wallet
  • * Not included with the online study option
Are there any additional costs?

No, everything is included in the cost of the course.

How do I get my work assessed?

You will send your work to your personal course tutor to be marked and returned to you. On successful completion of the course you will be awarded your Level 3 Certificate in Business Start-up.

What happens if I lose my course pack?

It’s not a problem. We offer a course replacement service, so if you get into trouble and your course pack is lost or damaged, our Student Support Team can provide you with a new set of materials for a one-time additional fee.

What if I still have questions?

That’s not a problem. We want to make sure you’re 100% confident about enrolling on the course and starting your study. So, just give our Student Support Team a call on 03300 563 100 and they’ll do their best to help.

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For your finance application to be considered you must meet the following criteria:

  • Be over 18 years old
  • Be employed for at least 16 hours a week or retired and in receipt of a private or company pension. Certain state benefit schemes may also be considered.
  • Be a permanent UK resident with a 3 year address history
  • Have a good credit history with no late payments, debt relief orders or bankruptcies
  • Have a valid email address and can access it

Please note that meeting the above criteria does not guarantee finance acceptance.

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