Introduction to Self-employment
This course provides students with an introductory knowledge and understanding of self-employment and requirements for success.
WHO IS IT FOR?
This 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.
HOW IS IT DELIVERED?
The course is fully supported with a student learning pack providing everything required to complete the programme. Students may therefore follow a self-study, open learning or tutor supported programme.
HOW IS THE COURSE ASSESSED?
Study packs contain a series of assignments which are designed to reflect the course learning aims. On completion of the assignments students are eligible for a completion certificate
The course is designed for personal development and is not externally accredited. Students who successfully complete the series of assignments will receive a certificate of completion from Study House.
Comprehensive study packs are available which fully support the delivery of this course. Packs contain:
• Study Guide
• Detailed course notes
Packs are produced by Study House Limited, an established provider of learning materials for accredited educational programmes.
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
• Income Tax
• National Insurance
• Health & Safety