Creating Business Start Ups
Wed Jan 18 2023
Day / Time
We've teamed up with the experts at PROTO, the emerging technology centre in Gateshead, to offer this course that will help you to understand what it takes to start your own business.
At the end of the course you'll leave with:
- a professional business plan
- investor contacts
- a stronger network
- the confidence to put it all into action.
Over the duration of the course you'll learn what it takes to make a business start-up successful, how to market your ideas, the legal and financial considerations and how to develop a business plan. We'll host online learning as well as classroom sessions and you'll have access to the lounge area at PROTO to help build that all important network.
At the end of the course all students will be invited to pitch their business ideas to a panel of experts, Dragons Den style. The winner will be provided with 6 months free deskspace in PROTO and access to a business mentor. The emphasis of this course is on practical learning, so there are no exams and progress assessment will be based on a portfolio of evidence gathered through the completion of assignments and practical activities.
Our teachers are ambitious, talented and passionate about making your experience at college the very best it can be. They have up to date industry experience to share with you and the energy and enthusiasm to help you to get where you need to be.
GCSE or equivalent in English and maths will normally be required. However applicants without formal qualifications who have a good standard of English and maths are encouraged to apply.
Most people aged 19 years and over can qualify for free course fees and there are grants and bursaries you can apply for to help cover the costs of coming to college, depending on your circumstances.
For one to one advice, contact our friendly team who will assess your individual circumstances and give you the right information. You can contact them on 0191 490 2246, firstname.lastname@example.org or via Live Chat.
Those aged under 18 years old are not eligible to study this course as it is a part time programme.