|Course Level||Level 2|
|Awarding Body||ABC AWARDS|
|Study Method||Distance Learning|
|Course Duration||125 Recommended Study Hours|
|Entry Requirements||No Entry Requirements|
Want to know how to write a business plan?
The importance of the professional business plan in establishing a new brand cannot be overstated. In every respect, this one document represents the blueprint by which the business will be planned, built, managed and ultimately made successful. Every key stage in the development of the new business is both broken down and outlined in detail. From the initial idea itself to sourcing funds to marketing and more, the strength of the business plan will be reflected in the strength of the business as a whole.
This online business plan course, has been designed for those looking to transform a winning idea into a world-class business. Explore the key stages and requirements for building a competitive brand, taking charge of your future and writing your own success story. Over the course of five intensive units of business plan course online, candidates are guided through target audience identification, research and development of products (R&D), effective marketing strategies, financing, forecasting and ongoing budgeting
This business plan course online, is delivered over five in-depth modules:
Module 1 – What is a Business Plan For?
The opening course module explores the primary core purpose of the business plan and its role in establishing successful brands. The content of the contemporary business plan is broken down and explored, along with how to define the value of a business, identifying target audiences, carrying out audience analysis and a series of key business plan rules.
Module 2 – Defining Your Company
How to identify the relevance and potential strengths of a proposed business forms the primary focus of Module 2. Along with deeper market-analysis insights and how to pen professional company descriptions, candidates explore the concept of the USP (Unique Selling Point) and how to develop persuasive product descriptions.
Module 3 – Creating a Marketing Strategy
An overview of the importance of consumer analysis follows in Module 3, which also guides candidates through the creation of effective marketing strategies. Course content covers marketing plan analysis, selection of distributions channels, how to persuasively push the brand’s USP and how social media can be a uniquely powerful marketing platform.
Module 4 – Creating the Sales Plan
The following module outlines the key elements of the corporate sales plan. Along with an in-depth exploration of the ‘sales cycle’ theory, candidates learn how to create professional sales plans and investigate the relationship between thorough planning and stronger sales/performance.
Module 5 – Developing Financial Projections
Closing the course, Module 5 provides candidates with a broad overview of essential business financial theory and terminology. Approaches to accurate financial projections and planning are introduced, along with important budget considerations and an overview of GAAP – (General Accepted Accounting Principles).
Paying in Instalments: £340(Interest FREE Instalments)
No of Instalments: 10
Each Instalment: £27
Pay in Full: (£60 Discount) £280
At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievementby 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 OHSC has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet certain quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to an Ofqual regulated qualification but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills towards regulated qualifications in the future. The unit summary can be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this sector. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 2 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of difficulty involved in successful completion by the learner.
The course itself has been designed by OHSC to meet specific learners’ or employers’ 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.
ABC Awards is a leading national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, and the Welsh Government. They have a comprehensive portfolio of over 650 Ofqual regulated qualifications on the national Qualifications and Credit 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.
Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards also offers over 600 Ofqual regulated qualifications for all ages and abilities post-14; all are developed with the support of relevant stakeholders to ensure that they meet the needs and standards of employers across the UK.