Business Planning (Level 2)
A distance learning course is the ideal way to gain a Level 2 in Business Planning. Whether you're looking to go on to further education, improve your job prospects or expand your knowledge, distance learning Business Planning is a flexible and convenient course, which allows you to comprehensively prepare for a Business Planning exam or career through home study. What's more, because the distance learning Level 2 in Business Planning course is a fully comprehensive course, no prior knowledge is required.
This programme is designed for people who wish to gain an understanding of principles and practice of Business Planning. This course is designed for people starting-up in a wide variety of business sectors and sizes, together with voluntary sector organisations. People not currently in work but seeking to start a business will find the programme of particular value. The course is most suitable for people wishing to enhance their business skills and develop a business start up plan, prior to implementation.
Objectives of Level 2 Business Planning Course
The objectives of the course are to:
- Describe & evaluate your business idea
- Carry out market research into your idea
- Market your product or service
- Compile the financial information required to run a business
- Produce a business plan
- Identify sources of funding
- Instigate relevant business controls
What Could I Do After Taking This Business Planning Course?
With relevant Experience,Qualification and a good track record in business management, you could go on to become a Business Adviser. As business advisers, you can run your own business, or work in management, finance or human resources. You would give advice and support to help new businesses to start up and established businesses to grow. You might advise on a range of issues including finance and marketing. If you want to use your experience to help businesses, this job could be perfect for you.
You will need excellent spoken and written communication skills. A positive, problem solving attitude will also help you to be successful in this job.
Fully qualified management consultants can earn from £20,000 a year.
*Source : National Careers Service
On completion of the Business Planning course, learners can go on to study further in areas such as:
- Strategic Planning (Level 3)
- Business Start-up for Today's Entrepreneur (Level 3)
- Business Studies Applications Level 4
- Management Studies Level 4
Business Studies BTEC HND Level 4
Your Business Planning (Level 2) Course:
This course is designed for people starting-up in a wide variety of business sectors and sizes, together with voluntary sector organisations. People not currently in work but seeking to start a business will find the programme of particular value. The course is most suitable for people wishing to enhance their business skills and develop a business start up plan, prior to implementation.
- Study Time
- Key Topics
- Entry Requirements
- Home Study Support
- Home Study Resources
- Further Information
- What's Included
- Possible Career Path
Study Hours are an approximate figure and are dependant upon how much time you can dedicate to your studies and how well you grasp the learning concepts in the course material. Furthermore, at the end of each lesson there is a question paper that needs to be completed and returned to your tutor. You should allow at least 1 - 2 hours of study to complete each question paper.
The approximate amount of time required to complete the Business Planning (Level 2) course is: 90 Hours
The Level 2 Business Planning course is divided into four modules:
- Module 1: Planning to succeed
- Module 2: Market Research
- Module 3: Effective Marketing
- Module 4: Finance
This course is marked through a process of continuous assessment guided by your tutor following ABC Awards guidelines. This means that your qualification will be awarded according to your performance on assessments rather than by taking an exam.
We send the full course out with the units listed above, you then read through the course in your own time and complete the assignments which you send to your tutor for marking. There is no word count for these assignments. However, one sentence answers will be rejected and you will have to re-submit it for marking.
Upon verification of the activities, exercises and assignments, a certificate of achievement will be awarded by ABC Awards, as confirmation that your written work has met all of the learning outcomes and assessment criteria for the programme.
Entry RequirementsNo Entry Requirements This course is openly available to anyone wishing to learn more about Business Planning and would like to take part in a highly rewarding home study course. We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to expand their knowledge and study further, so we try to keep our entry requirements to a minimum. You have the freedom to start the course at any time and continue your studies at your own pace for a period of up to 12 months from initial registration with full tutor support.
Home Study Support
You will be provided with comprehensive materials designed to provide you with everything required to complete your Business Planning course. You will have your own personal tutor helping you with your course work and with any questions you may have. Plus you can contact our Student Advisors by email or phone for all the practical advice you may need – so we really are with you 100%.
What's more, you'll have access to the online student portal, where you can interact with other students, browse our resource library and manage your account.
Home Study Resources
You will be provided with comprehensive materials designed to provide you with everything required to complete your course of study.Your course fee covers all textbooks, study folders, and/or online learning aids designed for distance learning.
This Level 2 Business Planning Course pack includes the Student Handbook with all relevant information that you would need to successfully complete the course.
Level 2 Award in Business Planning
At the end of this course successful learners will be awarded a certificate of achievement by ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the details of all the units you have completed as part of your course). The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards’ Quality Licence Scheme. This means that this learning programme by Kendal Publishing has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet certain quality criteria.
We have designed our training courses specifically to meet the needs of learners who prefer to study from home. The course measurable learning outcomes have been benchmarked at Level 2 (using Ofqual’s level descriptors) to allow you to consider the depth of study, difficulty, and level of achievement involved. The completion of this course alone does not lead to an Ofqual regulated qualification. but the unit summary may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills (Recognition of Prior Learning) if you wish to progress towards regulated qualifications in the future.
This course has been designed to meet specific learner or employer requirements. ABC Awards’ endorsement involves a robust and rigorous quality audit by external inspectors to ensure quality is consistently met. A regular review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.
Possible Career Path
As a business adviser or consultant, you would give independent advice and support to help new businesses to start up, and to encourage established small and medium-sized businesses to grow. You might advise on a range of issues including finance, marketing, exporting and staff training. Your day-to-day tasks would typically include: looking at clients’ business ideas and analysing their potential, helping clients to develop business plans, advising on sources of finance and grants, helping existing small businesses with problems such as finding ways to reduce costs or improve marketing, referring clients to other sources of specialist advice if necessary, networking with the local business community and enterprise organisations, monitoring clients’ progress and running advice workshops and seminars.
Find out more about the Job Role for Business Advisor.
Other possible career paths: Business Manager, Management Consultant
Our online courses are fully digitised so you can study on any smart device. Your learning programme is completely flexible so you can study at a pace that suits you. All our content is broken down into bite size chunks to make your learning more manageable and effective. Your course of study is broken down into units and sections, each of which contains lessons, activities and test papers. Courses are delivered on our Digital Learning Environment allowing you to study from anywhere on any smart device as long as you have access to the Internet. The course concludes by preparing you for examination using past papers in your chosen subject.
As a student, your course fee covers everything you will need to successfully complete the Business Planning home study course and earn your award:
- Online study materials to enable the student to successfully complete the course.
- A full range of student services, including:
- Tutor marked assessments (TMAs)
- Access to the online student portal (Student Chat, Forums and Online Support Resources)
- NUS Extra Card (discounted membership)
- One year educational support by e-mail.
You can also choose to pick from following while you are enrolling and avail the services at a highly discounted price for our students.
GOOGLE ANDROID TABLET:
Makes your assignment submission and study on the move an absolute breeze. Available at a reduced price of £69.99 (RRP £99) to all students who enrol on 2 or more courses and pay for their course in full at the time of enrolment. Download your study materials and turn commuting time into profitable study time.
12 MONTH COURSE INSURANCE :
Reordering a course pack, if you have damaged yours, can be costly. You can usually expect to pay a huge price for a copy. The 12 month insurance Cover will meet the cost for you if your pack was damaged. We will send out another Course Pack at no extra cost if you send us a proof of the damaged course.
LEARNING FOR LIFE:
We support our students even after they have graduated from the college. Learning for Life Services include:
1. Academic Reference: We are often asked to provide references for students by employers or colleges and universities. The aims of an academic reference are to confirm facts (confirm accuracy of statements made in any application) and to provide relevant opinion on the candidate's aptitude and ability.
2. CV Refresh Service: When you successfully complete your course you will be entitled to our CV refresh service. We will update your current CV to ensure that your new skills and achievements are presented to the highest standard. We will also add your CV to databank of our sister company www.twindo.co.uk
3. 25% off Courses: *(This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offers)
For all students who successfully complete their course, you will be entitled to 25% off any future courses through eDistance Learning or it's partners.
Furthermore this offer will be extended to your family and friends.
Further InformationAward Level: Level 2 Award Awarding Body: ABC Awards (www.abcawards.co.uk) Format: Online / Paper
If your course is being delivered online, please ensure you meet the minimum requirements below.
Windows 98, 2000, XP, Vista, Windows 7 - Acrobat Reader 4.0 and above
Mac OS X, Mac OS 9.2 - Acrobat Reader 4.0 and above
From time to time we may enrol our students with our partner sites; this is dependent on the number of students enrolling on a particular course and course material availability. If this happens, nothing changes for you other than the name of the college administering your course. We will continue to be your point of contact; you will get the exact same course you have enrolled on with the same high level of quality content and support.
This course can be enrolled upon by students internationally. There are no deadlines for enrolments.
WHAT TO DO NOW?
Step One: It's simple - all you need to do now is choose whether you want to pay in instalments or in full and then click on the relevant enrolment button at the top of this page.
Step Two: Once you have selected your payment option to enrol you will be redirected (this can take a few seconds) to our PayPal payment page for you to select your payment method and complete your enrolment.
Step Three: Within 7 days (normally 48 hours) your enrolment papers and course materials will be with you. A tutor and a dedicated support advisor will also be allocated to you.
That's it..... Thanks and wishing you the best of luck with your studies.
About ABC Awards
ABC Awards is a leading national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, and the Welsh Government for their qualifications on the national framework i.e. the Qualifications and Curriculum Framework (QCF). It has a long-established reputation for developing and awarding high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries.
As a registered charity, ABC Awards combines 180 years of examination and assessment expertise but also implements a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers They are committed to developing qualifications, which help learners and organisations, by cultivating the relevant skills for learning, skills for employment and skills for life.They work with over 600 centers nationally and many tens of thousands of learners achieve an ABC Awards’ qualification each year.
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How is the course structured?
The Level 2 Award in Business Planning course is divided into four comprehensive modules:
Module 1: Planning to succeed
- Personal profiling & self-assessment
- Evaluating your business idea
- Writing a business plan
- Business structures
- Basic accounting requirements
Module 2: Market Research
- Types of Research
- Survey methods
- Secondary research
- Market research analysis
Module 3: Effective Marketing
- The marketing cycle
- Marketing plans
- The cost per sale formula
- Target customers
- Business generation
- The Marketing mix
- Product life cycles
Module 4: Finance
- Financial planning & control
- A personal survival budget
- Start up budget
- The meaning of profit
- Direct and fixed costs
- Break even analysis
- Costing & pricing
- Sales forecasting and adjustments
- Cash flow forecasting
- Profit & loss forecasting
- Capital requirements
Our aim is to provide you with the best deal available, therefore the registration fee, certification fee and full tutor support is included in the course price for you. The enrolment fee for the Level 2 Business Planning home study course is £312.50, though for a limited time we are offering you the opportunity to pay only £250 which is a 20% discount if you enrol online and pay in full.
You can also opt for our Easy Payment Plan and enrol online today by paying a deposit of £62.50 and then 4 equal payments of £62.50 per month. The first instalment is paid about a month after you receive your course.
With online based study you can access the course online. You can then review them in your own time and complete the assignments which you are required to submit to your personal tutor for marking and feedback.
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|PAY IN FULL||£250.00||£250.00|
|PAY IN INSTALMENTS*||£62.50||£62.50||4||£312.50|
With paper based study we post out the course materials to you. You can then review them in your own time and complete the assignments which you are required to submit to your personal tutor for marking and feedback.
|PAYMENT METHOD||DEPOSIT||INSTALMENTS||MONTHLY PAYMENTS||Price|
|PAY IN FULL||£270.00||£270.00|
|PAY IN INSTALMENTS*||£82.50||£62.50||4||£332.50|
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