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Business Planning (QQI Level 6)

374.00 229.00

  • Course Fee: Special Offer: €229
  • Award: QQI Level 6 component Certificate in Business Planning (6N4105).
  • NFQ Credit Value: 15 credits.
  • Format: Distance Learning course supported with fully qualified tutors & accredited by QQI.
  • Students can complete this course within 3 months which is ample time and can start it at any time of the year that is convenient. If students need to extend this period for any reason during or near the end of the course they can request an extension through the college.
  • No classes to attend.

 

Course Description

This QQI Level 6 Business Planning distance learning course is designed to equip entrepreneurs with skills and knowledge to develop a comprehensive and soundly based business plan.

Students will learn how to:

  1. complete a market analysis,
  2. evaluate and develop a business idea,
  3. complete financial planning and analysis,
  4. develop a marketing plan and pricing strategy,
  5. develop customer service and quality standards, and
  6. write a professional business plan.

This distance learning, QQI accredited course means that Students can study flexibly at home, or at any convenient place and time, and can gain a nationally accredited Qualification. The course is designed for those who wish to write a business plan for a new business initiative and maybe wish to present this for funding. It would also be useful for those working in existing businesses who wish to develop their overall business planning skills or perhaps for those who wish to diversify and expand their business activities.

Students receive a comprehensive Course Manual, Assignments, Efficient Studyguide, and unlimited one-to-one Tutor Support for the course duration. The course documentation for this QQI certified course is detailed and easy to read.

Course Details

 

Topics covered include:

  • Setting Up a New Business
  • Choosing a Legal Entity
  • Records and Legalities
  • The Business Plan
  • The Business Idea
  • Customer Research
  • Target Market Selection
  • Competitor Analysis
  • PEST Analysis
  • SWOT Analysis
  • Premises
  • Equipment and Suppliers
  • Entrepreneurial Skills
  • People Management Skills
  • Organising Your Business
  • Start-up Finance
  • Capital Requirements
  • Financial Statements
  • Survival Budgets
  • Forecasting
  • Depreciation
  • Applying for a loan
  • Marketing plan
  • Customer Service
  • Quality Control
  • How to Write a Business Plan
  • Plan Template
  • Support available for start-ups

 

Who should complete this course?

  • Owners of new or growing businesses who wish to gain a formal accredited qualification in business planning.
  • Those considering starting a new business, or those with a business idea who wish to determine its potential.
  • People who wish to gain a professional, accredited qualification in the subject matter by distance learning.

 

Preferred entry level

  • As this programme is delivered through distance learning, students must be capable of studying on their own initiative.

 

Programme Entry Requirements

  • If you take this course by distance learning the course material will be posted to you.  You can complete and return assignments/projects which must be typed rather than handwritten either by post or by email.
  • If you take this course by eLearning you will need basic IT skills and have access to broadband.

 

Progression to further Studies

 

Assessments:

 

Assignment 70%
Skills Demonstration 30%.

 

Assignment:

Candidates will be required to draw up a proposed business plan for a potential business (One in which you have nominated) using the appropriate structure, identifying quality control, marketing and customer service policies. Full requirements and marking schemes are listed in the assignment briefs you receive.

 

Skills Demonstration:

Learners will be required to demonstrate a range of communication skills by delivering a professional 30 minute business presentation, stating the objectives of the business and the chosen marketing strategy in place.

 

 

Accreditation

  • Following successful completion you will receive a QQI Level 6 component Certificate in Business Planning (6N4105).
  • QQI (Quality & Qualifications Ireland) is the national awarding body for further education and training in Ireland. The Open College is registered with QQI to offer programmes leading to QQI awards in the National Framework of Qualifications in Ireland. Click here for details of the National Framework of Qualifications.
  • Click here for more detailed Accreditation information.
  • There is a €85.00 registration fee payable to include administration, moderation and QQI accreditation.

QQI Distance Learning Courses

Location & Dates

This QQI Business Planning 6N4105 course is completed through Distance Learning Course and there are no lectures to attend.

Students can complete this course within 3 months which is ample time and can start it at any time of the year that is convenient. If students need to extend this period for any reason during or near the end of the course they can request an extension through the college.

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