• Business

    Preparing to Start a Business

  • SCQF Level

  • Attendance/Duration

    This course has been designed to fit around your existing commitments with flexible learning using our Moodle site. This allows you to carry out coursework by distance learning as well as receiving one-to-one support when required and at key times throughout the year. The course also has 2 half-day Finance Workshops that you should attend to help you to navigate your way through profit and loss statements.
  • Start Date

    From 6 Nov 2019

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Calling former Ayrshire College students. Have you left College in the last 2 years but still have not realised your full potential? Thought about starting your own Business but it seems too complicated? Or have you started your own Business but are not sure what to do next? Then we have the course for you! Along with support from our Business Department lecturers at the Ayr Campus, Lynn Kelly from Bridge 2 Business is here to guide you through the maze of business start-up from identifying who your customers are to financial projections.

What's Involved

This course is designed to help you find out what you need to know in preparing to start up your own business. A good business plan aims not just to help you attract the funding you might be looking for to start up your business, but is also designed to be a useful tool to help you clarify your business purpose and communicate your business to other interested parties including future partners and employees. The plan can also help you set targets and objectives and help predict future trends, as well as allowing you to monitor your business performance more effectively. You will gather all your evidence together in a portfolio that will be assessed and on successful completion will be awarded a SCQF level 7 SQA unit “Preparing to Start a Business”.

Go Anywhere

As a student of this course you will be able to attend events, and external workshops and meet with business mentors through Lynn Kelly. You will also be able to apply for a £100 “Test the Market” grant offered by Bridge 2 Business. You also have the option of applying to the Enterprising Students Fund sponsored by Ayrshire College Foundation. The Ayrshire College Foundation will provide funding of grants up to £5000 for students of Ayrshire College who are interesting in developing ideas to start up their own business. Thinking of applying? Why don’t you #GoForIt For more information on the Bridge 2 Business programme available to Ayrshire college students please visit http://www1.ayrshire.ac.uk/enterprising-student/ For information on Bridge 2 Business follow @bridge2business and visit www.bridge2business.org.uk


The fee is £110 for the course


enterprise, business,

Places available



Start Date

6 Nov 2019

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