This course is for people who are thinking of starting a small business and have no experience. Perhaps you have a business idea that you would like to explore. This course will introduce the business plan that you need to reflect on before committing much time and money to your venture.

On the course, you will begin to draft a business plan: business objectives, ambition, the product or service, sale channels and more.


Your tutor will provide you with a booklet of exercises to complete during the course and to take home.


Your tutor will give you regular feedback and there will be opportunities to share ideas with the class.

Entry Requirements

You need a reasonable level of spoken and written English and basic maths skills.

Next Steps

You could go on to take another business course at the College.

Important information

All courses run subject to demand and the content listed here should be used as a guide only. Course content may vary according to a range of factors such as course duration, campus, teaching staff and requirements from awarding bodies. Check our course and fee guidelines for further details.

Fee reductions for adult short courses