|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.
Q. How does Distance / Online Learning work?
All our courses offer the flexibility of learning. These are divided into units. After each course unit the student is required to complete and submit an assignment. Students work through each unit at your own pace. There are no deadlines for completing and submitting the assignments. Tutor marks the assignment and uploads the result on the portal. The student then moves on to the next unit and this way completes the course. All the submitted work is assessed by the awarding body at the moderation stage. Recognised Certificate is issued by the awarding body.
Q. When can I start the course?
You can start the course anytime. The enrolments are continued throughout the year.
Q. What is the enrolment process?
Enrolment process is very simple. After you have chosen the course you wish to take you can just fill in an online form and we will send you invoice for the course fee. On receipt of payment we will give you course access and your course tutor will contact you as well. You can even start right now by paying the course fee online.
Q. Can I take up the course if I am not in the UK?
Yes, you can. All our courses can be taken up and completed from anywhere around the world. If you are an international student you will enjoy the same support as any other student within the UK does.
Q. How long does it take to complete the course?
This entirely depends on you that how much time you dedicate to your studies and how fast you intend to complete the course. We have provided estimated study hours for each course on the course page. You can plan your study according to your own schedule.
Q. Will I get tutor support?
Yes. all our courses come will one to one tutor support. This support is available for duration of the course. Once you will enrol on the course you will be allocated an experience tutor who will guide you throughout the course. The tutor will mark your assignments and will provide you feedback on your submitted work. You can contact your tutor through email.
Q. Can I retake the assignment if I fail it once?
Yes, In that case your tutor will ask you to resubmit your assignment and will highlight the areas where you need improvement.
Q. Is there any deadline for submitting the assignments?
No, there are no deadlines for the submission of assignments. Students work at their own pace and plan their study according to their own schedule. However you will submit one assignment at a time so that the tutor can mark one and can give you feedback. Following which you can move on to your next unit and assignment.
Q. Do I need to sit an exam at the end?
All our courses are assignment based. Your submitted work is assessed throughout the course. There is no final exam at the end.
Q. Do I need to purchase any text books?
College provides comprehensive course materials containing all the relevant information you require to complete the course. All this is all included in the course fee. However we encourage our students to undertake additional study on the topics. For further help we have provided additional supporting material on the portal. There are also useful links relevant to the course you are studying.
Q. English is not my first language can I still complete the course?
All our courses have been specially written for home study keeping in mind that our students come from all parts of the world and English is not the first language for most of them. Our course materials are written in easy to understand English. If you have basic English skills you can easily complete the course.
Q. What are the entry requirements?
There are no specific entry requirements for most of our courses. All you need to have is the motivation and commitment for completing the course.