Setting Up Your Own Business - The Basics
This course is for people aged 19 or over
Faculty of Professional and Adult Learning
Level Location Start Date End Date Day Time Fee Reduced Ask Apply
Leisure Hele Road Various (please see below) Various (please see below) Thursday 18.30 - 20.30 £59 £18

What is it like to study this course and how will I be assessed?

You will be able to find out the first steps needed to set up and run your own business, from a tutor with first hand experience.

Course dates and details

Start End Day/Time Duration Course Fee Reduced Fee
02/05/19 13/06/19 Thurs 18:30 - 20:30 6 WEEKS £59 £18

Please note, the September course previously advertised is no longer accepting enrolments.

What topics will I study?

Topics include:

  • Business Names
  • Premises
  • Tax
  • Business Types
  • Registration and Incorporation at Companies House
  • Business Plans
  • Cash Flow Forecast
  • Breakeven Analysis
  • Dividends
  • Bank Reconciliations and more.


What are the entry requirements?

A desire to start your own business, either now or in the future.

What facilities are there?

You will have access to the learning centre and cafe at Hele Road.

What can the course lead on to?

Past students have gone on to set up their own business.

Are there any additional costs?


It is important that you apply and pay for your course at least one week before the course starts to ensure that you will have access to all the facilities and resources in your first week.
Please be aware that there are no car parking facilities at Exeter College city centre sites, but public car parks are available across the city.

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