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Introduction To Self Employment Course

Course Format:Paper Based Materials
Self-Study Time:Approximately 40 Hours (Self-Study)
Delivery Time:1-2 Working Days (Courier Service)
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Course Description

The Introduction to Self-Employment Home Study Course provide students with an introductory knowledge and understanding of self-employment and requirements for success.

The course is designed for students wishing to consider self-employment or further study in the area of self-employment and provides progression routes to a number of higher level courses. No prior knowledge is required.

The programme covers a range of self-employment issues:-

  • Personal characteristics for self employment
  • Potential barriers to self-employment
  • Communication and team working
  • Decision making
  • Time management
  • Explain the business idea
  • Present the business idea
  • Examine strengths and weaknesses
  • Identify the product / service
  • Identify potential customers
  • Decide type of ownership
  • Prepare advertising material
  • Consider sources of finance
  • Financial evaluation
  • Start-up cost
  • Methods of payment
  • Profit/loss
  • Income Tax
  • National Insurance
  • Health & Safety

There are no particular entry requirements.

Duration & Support

Students may register at any time and have a full year to complete their studies. The home study courses will take approximately 40 hours of study to complete.

Once you have enrolled, you will have access to your own personal tutor by mail or email. You will receive full tutor support for a 12 month period.

Course Format & Delivery

This course is supplied as hard copy paper-based materials. You will receive an A4 ring bound course folder which will include all of your course notes and assignments and there is a separate study guide which should be read before starting the course and explains about support, the required format of assignments and how to submit assignments for assessment. We find this format works well for this particular course as you don't have to be on a computer to work through the notes and you get to keep the course materials after you have completed your study if you need to refer back to them.

We do also offer the option of an online version of the course notes which can be purchased for an additional £36.00 for learners who prefer computer-based learning or are travelling and need access to their course notes. This option is available at the checkout when ordering the course.

The hard-copy course materials are dispatched using a next working day courier service where available and the online course notes are usually issued within 24 hours of processing an application.

If learners would prefer an online only version of the course notes then please contact us for information on how to order this.


This home study course is designed for personal development and is not externally accredited. Students who successfully complete the series of assignments will receive a Distance Learning certificate of completion.

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