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On this course, you’ll enhance your understanding of business and improve your skills in entrepreneurship for university study and work.

You’ll develop yourself as an entrepreneur by learning how to approach key stages of entrepreneurship, from coming up with a business idea to writing a business plan.

Using case studies of local businesses and entrepreneurship in the UK, you’ll learn how to apply business concepts and ideas to different contexts.

You’ll also practice pitching your business ideas and learn about developing your enterprise within an entrepreneurship ecosystem.


  • Entrepreneurial mindset and behaviour
  • Developing an idea for a business
  • Sources of business ideas and inspiration
  • The business idea and how to develop it
  • The business model canvas
  • The minimum viable product
  • The value of having a mentor;
  • Raising finance
  • The action plan
  • Long term thinking about your enterprise
  • Using resources for continuous development


By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Unserstand the different characteristics of an entrepreneur
  • Identify problems and opportunities
  • Summarise your own vision and mission statement for your enterprise
  • Test and validate your ideas and assumptions
  • Pitch your idea to others.

Entry requirements

The minimum level of English required to participate in our courses is Upper Intermediate or B2 on the CEFR.

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