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Business Start-up Diploma

Level 3 - Expert Tutor Support - Payment Plans - No Exams

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£390 inc VAT
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Apply via Reed to get a discount on this course with the option to spread the cost over 12 months.

Study method
Distance learning, self-paced
12 months
No formal qualification
  • Certificate of completion - Free
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  • Tutor is available to students

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Do you have a great business idea you want to put into action? Perhaps you’ve always dreamt of working for yourself instead of someone else.

If so, this course could be the ideal starting point for you.
This course aims to equip you with a sound foundation of skills and knowledge you can use to not only launch your business but to run it successfully daily.

You will learn how to research your market and competitors, analyse your strengths and weaknesses, and the fundamentals of marketing your product or services. Discover the importance of customer service and how to meet their needs and expectations. Study essential business concepts such as project management, creating a business plan, and how to manage your finances.

Enrol on this course today and gain the confidence you’ll need to take your business from an idea to a reality.


Course Benefits

This course will:

  • Provide the practical advice you’ll need to start your own business
  • Give you the confidence you need to make your business dreams a reality
  • Learn the essential operational procedures you need to make your business a success
  • Enable you to study on your own terms – no classrooms, no strict deadlines and no exams

Course Units

  • Unit 1: Categorise And Understand Your Business Objective
  • Unit 2: Researching The Market
  • Unit 3: Registering Your Business
  • Unit 4: Business Planning
  • Unit 5: Creating a Business Plan
  • Unit 6: Being Efficient/Managing Operations
  • Unit 7: Expansion and Common Issues


This programme of learning is assessed through a series of written assignments. You’ll submit your work to your tutor via our online LMS (Learner Management System). will need to be submitted to your personal tutor for marking and feedback to confirm that you have met the learning outcomes. There are no external examinations required.


From the guidance of our personal tutors whose industry experience will help to support and mentor your studies, to our comprehensive study guide and course materials; from day one we will go above and beyond to help you succeed in your studies. With twelve months tutor support, you have the option of completing in as little as three months, or using the full twelve months.

You too can take advantage of the extensive knowledge base of our personal tutors and use their experiences to get all of your questions answered. Similarly, our student support team are readily available to lend you their advice and guidance as they help you to decipher your course materials and answer your questions.

Only one click away, you can trust that help will be there when you need it…


No previous knowledge is required to enrol onto this course.

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What does study method mean?

Study method describes the format in which the course will be delivered. At Reed Courses, courses are delivered in a number of ways, including online courses, where the course content can be accessed online remotely, and classroom courses, where courses are delivered in person at a classroom venue.

What are CPD hours/points?

CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development. If you work in certain professions or for certain companies, your employer may require you to complete a number of CPD hours or points, per year. You can find a range of CPD courses on Reed Courses, many of which can be completed online.

What is a ‘regulated qualification’?

A regulated qualification is delivered by a learning institution which is regulated by a government body. In England, the government body which regulates courses is Ofqual. Ofqual regulated qualifications sit on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF), which can help students understand how different qualifications in different fields compare to each other. The framework also helps students to understand what qualifications they need to progress towards a higher learning goal, such as a university degree or equivalent higher education award.

What is an ‘endorsed’ course?

An endorsed course is a skills based course which has been checked over and approved by an independent awarding body. Endorsed courses are not regulated so do not result in a qualification - however, the student can usually purchase a certificate showing the awarding body’s logo if they wish. Certain awarding bodies - such as Quality Licence Scheme and TQUK - have developed endorsement schemes as a way to help students select the best skills based courses for them.