Update concerning COVID-19 – Distance Learning (home study) courses are still available. Find out more about distance learning at Pitman Training

Update concerning COVID-19 – Distance Learning (home study) courses are still available. Find out more about distance learning at Pitman Training

Business Startup Diploma

The Business Startup diploma offers an excellent opportunity to enhance vital, professional skills development for any prospective new business owner. 

 

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Is this for you?

If you’re an entrepreneur and thinking of setting up your own business, this diploma will ensure you have the professional skills and know-how to make the process as seamless as possible. 

 

Award and Associated Qualifications

Awarded 140 CPD points upon successful completion

Start Date

Flexible

Study Type

In centre, online, or a combination

Training Type

diploma

Duration

140 hours or 6 weeks full-time study

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About this diploma

Maximise your chance of success

 

Starting a business is a stressful and hectic time. With a lengthy to-do list of all the different tasks you need to do, it can be overwhelming. Often new business owners don’t take the time to look at what training they might need to help them carry out the varying tasks that running a company necessitates. By dedicating some time to personal development at the beginning of the process, you will be maximising your chances of success.

Feel confident that you can get a job in any business

Our Business Startup diploma is a great way to gain practical, hands-on experience in some of the key areas involved in running a business. Subjects covered include everything from understanding business accounts, bookkeeping and marketing, right through to project management and more. You’ll come away with a renewed focus to ensure your new business venture succeeds. This diploma will take around 4 weeks to complete. It’s flexible, enabling you to combine your studies with other commitments. You can study in any of our centres or online, using our Distance Learning system. We believe investing time in yourself at the beginning of the business startup process will pay dividends in the end. Let us help you get ahead of the competition and hit the ground running with your business!

 

Aims and Objectives

The Business Startup Diploma offers an excellent opportunity of professional skills development for any prospective new business owner. So, if you’re an entrepreneur and thinking of setting up your own business, this diploma will ensure you have the professional skills and know-how to make the process as seamless as possible. A Pitman Training Diploma is one of the most prestigious courses you can take from one of the most highly regarded training organisations across the world. Businesses throughout the UK recognise the Pitman Training name as a sign that you have been trained to the very highest level.

Courses Included

Bookkeeping Transactions and Controls Part 1

This course will help you learn the processes and procedures involved in manual bookkeeping. You will cover the double entry system, the basics of VAT, checking invoices for accuracy, day books, general ledger, purchase ledger and sales ledger, prompt payment discount, petty cash books, balancing ledger accounts and many other aspects of manual bookkeeping. Once you have completed this training, you will be well placed to go on to study computerised accounting. 

Costing and Pricing

Invaluable for anyone responsible for accounts or setting pricing within a business, this short course is something we’re sure you’ll get true value from, in terms of real pound signs!

Facebook for Business

Learn how to use Facebook to promote and market your organisation. This course looks at how businesses can maximise their social media presence on this social media platform.

 

Introduction to Business Structure and Law

If you have or are thinking about setting up your own business, this course will provide you with an essential grounding in the basics of business structure and law.

LinkedIn for Business

This course will bring you up to speed in using LinkedIn in a business environment. You’ll learn how to get the most out of the platform, helping you capitalise on the millions of professional contacts within arm’s reach.

Marketing Essentials

Over four lessons you’ll cover topics such as understanding what a marketing plan is, how to carry out appropriate research, how websites are designed to market a company, effective advertising and the four P’s of marketing products.

Project Management Fundamentals

Split into four engaging parts, this course takes you through the full life cycle of a project in terms of defining what it is, planning every aspect, implementation, completion and evaluation of a project. 

Twitter for Business

This short course takes you through the basics of how to get started with this popular social media platform, enabling you to make effective use of it for a number of different purposes.

Understanding Business Accounts

For a business, nothing is more important than its finances. This course will provide you with a good understanding of business accounts – essential knowledge if you run a small business.

WordPress for Business

This course is specifically designed for those wishing to learn how to create a business-focused website. You’ll learn about designing the site and how to develop and enhance it.

 

Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) for Business

This is a short online course that starts to take the mystery out of Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) so you can understand how you can use it to your advantage.

Elective Courses

In addition to the core courses, you also choose one additional elective course. Below is a list of recommended courses but there is a wider list available. Please speak to a Course Advisor for full details of how best to tailor this Diploma to your requirements..

Sage 50 Accounts 2017

This Sage 50 Accounts course will help you learn how to process a business’ finances using this globally renowned accounting software. This is essential, interactive training using Sage Accounts, designed for those who already have an understanding of manual bookkeeping processes. 

HR Essentials

HR Essentials is an entry-level HR training course. You'll learn essential knowledge on area such as recruiting new staff, employment contracts, salary processing and maternity rights.

Bookkeeping Transactions and Controls Part 2

The course is perfect for those who would like to work as a Bookkeeper or Accounts Assistant. It’s the ideal intermediate bookkeeping course for those wanting to further develop their bookkeeping skills and want to learn the correct methods and techniques to be able to confidently manage the financial records for businesses or other organisations.

VA Essentials

If you’re thinking of becoming a Virtual Assistant, our VA Essentials course will help give you a rounded overview of what is involved in running your own business as a Virtual Assistant. 

Health and Safety Essentials

Unlike many other health and safety training courses this is a flexible study course so you have the freedom to study whenever suits you. The interactive e-learning system makes this an extremely simple and useful health and safety course.

Different Leadership Attributes & Skills

If you are new to management, looking for promotion or to broaden your opportunities, this course will give you key insights into successful leadership and how to make the most of your own leadership attributes.

 

Effective Business Communication

This excellent course will raise your game when it comes to business communication skills, which is often top of the list of qualities demanded by employers. 

Pre-Requisites

There are no specific pre-requisites required before starting this course.

Finance Options

Wherever possible our training is tailored to your needs. The cost of our training programmes depend on the course(s) you choose and varies according to duration and breadth. Rest assured we have a number of payment options available to ensure the cost of training is affordable and can be worked alongside your other financial commitments. Common ways people fund their training include: - 

 

Self-Funded: 

  • Flexible payment plans to help you spread the cost* available at many of our centres;
  • You could opt to pay upfront.

 

 

Company Funded:

Requesting funding from your employers needn’t be a daunting task. Many employers support and encourage their employees with their professional development and consider it a worthwhile investment to fund any training required.

What we can help with:

  • Providing a comprehensive training programme outlining learning outcomes
  • Tailored personnel letters
  • Communication with finance departments to arrange payment options (upfront or payment plan*).

 

Funding & Grants:

There may be the opportunity to apply for funded grants that can help towards the cost of training. These include the Skills Development Scotland ITAs and the ReAct programme in Wales. All schemes will have different terms and conditions that will need to be met in order to qualify for a grant and these are managed by each individual centre.

We’d recommend you speak to a Course Advisor in your local centre to find out whether they are registered to offer any such schemes and discuss your requirements further.

 

* Terms and Conditions apply. Speak to a Course Advisor for full information on the options available to you.

 

 

Career Path

With this Diploma you're arming yourself with skills to set-up, manage and promote your own business. You'll gain essential skills any business owner or entrepreneur needs.

Business Startup Diploma Training Centres

Scotland

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Aberdeen Pitman Training Aberdeen, 469 Union Street, Aberdeen Scotland Enquire &
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Aberdeen
Pitman Training Aberdeen, 469 Union Street, Aberdeen AB11 6DB
Edinburgh
Pitman Training Edinburgh, 4 Queen Street, First Floor, Buzzer 12, Edinburgh, EH2 1JE
Glasgow
Pitman Training Glasgow, 1st Floor, 82 Union Street, Glasgow, G1 2QS
Inverness
Pitman Training Inverness, 3rd Floor, 2 Baron Taylor's Street, Inverness, IV1 1QL

Midlands

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Birmingham
Pitman Training Birmingham, Suite 16B Mclaren Building, Priory Queensway, Birmingham B4 7LR
Northampton
Pitman Training Northampton, 4A Alfred Street, Rushden, Northampton NN10 9YS
Nottingham
Pitman Training Nottingham, Suite 50-51 Westminster Building, Theatre Square, Nottingham NG1 6LG
Worcester
Pitman Training Worcester, 1st Floor Richardson House, 21-24 New Street, Worcester WR1 2DP
Leicester
Pitman Training Leicester, Suite 15, The Crescent, King Street, Leicester LE1 6RX

East Anglia

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Cambridge Pitman Training Cambridge, 2nd Floor St Andrews House, 59 St Andrews Street, Cambridge East Anglia Enquire &
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Bishop's Stortford
Pitman Training Bishop's Stortford, Suite 3, 15 Market Square, Bishop's Stortford CM23 3UT
Cambridge
Pitman Training Cambridge, 2nd Floor St Andrews House, 59 St Andrews Street, Cambridge CB2 3BZ
Chelmsford
Pitman Training Chelmsford, 2 St Johns Court, Moulsham Street, Chelmsford CM2 0JD
Ipswich
Pitman Training Ipswich, 12 Northgate Street, Ipswich IP1 3DB
Peterborough
Pitman Training Centre, Stuart House, St John’s Street, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire PE1 5DD

South East

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Brighton
Pitman Training Brighton, The Dock Hub, Wilbury Villas, Hove, BN3 6AH
Canterbury
Pitman Training Canterbury, 1 Beer Cart Lane, Canterbury CT1 2NY
Crawley
Pitman Training Crawley, No. 3 Gleneagles Court, Brighton Road, Crawley RH10 6AD
Dover
Pitman Training Dover, Victoria House, 1 Maison Dieu Road, Dover CT16 1RW
Guildford
Pitman Training Guildford, Stamford House, Woodbridge Road, Guildford GU1 4QD
Reading
Pitman Training Reading, Bowman House, 2/10 Bridge Street, Reading RG1 2LU
Southampton
Pitman Training Southampton, The Gallery, 1st Floor, 31 Eastgate Street, Southampton SO14 3HB
Milton Keynes
Pitman Training Milton Keynes, 1 Radian Court, Davy Avenue, Knowlhill, Milton Keynes MK5 8PJ
Maidstone
The Master's House, College Road, Maidstone ME15 6YF

South West

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Bournemouth and Poole Second Floor, Pearl Assurance House, 128 - 130 Old Christchurch Rd, South West Enquire &
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Exeter Pitman Exeter, 27 Commercial Road, Exeter, Devon EX2 4AE, (By the quay) South West Enquire &
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Bristol
Pitman Training Bristol, Unit 9 Hide Market, Waterloo road, St Phillips, Bristol BS2 0PL
Taunton
Pitman Training Taunton, 50 North Street, Taunton TA1 1LX
Bournemouth and Poole
Second Floor, Pearl Assurance House, 128 - 130 Old Christchurch Rd, Bournemouth BH1 1NL
Exeter
Pitman Exeter, 27 Commercial Road, Exeter, Devon EX2 4AE, (By the quay) EX2 4AE
Portsmouth
Pitman Training Portsmouth Suite 102 Portsmouth Technopole North End Portsmouth PO2 8FA

Wales

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Cardiff
Pitman Training Cardiff, 2nd Floor, 1-7 Castle Street, Cardiff CF10 1BS
Swansea
Pitman Training Swansea, 6th Floor, Alexandra House, 1 Alexandra Road Swansea SA1 5ED

London

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City EC2 Pitman Training City EC2, Salisbury House, London Wall, London Enquire &
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City EC2
Pitman Training City EC2, Salisbury House, London Wall, EC2M 5QQ
Clapham
Pitman Training Clapham, 2nd Floor, Polygon House, 18-20 Bromells Road, London - Clapham, SW4 0BG
Croydon
Pitman Training Croydon, 2nd Floor, 19 Park Street, London - Croydon, CR0 1YD
Greenwich
Pitman Training Greenwich, 133 Creek Road, Greenwich, London, SE8 3BU
Hendon
Pitman Training Hendon, 15 Watford Way, Hendon Central, Hendon NW4 3JL
High Holborn
Pitman Training High Holborn, 3rd Floor, 4/4A Bloomsbury Way, Bloomsbury Square, London WC1A 2RP
Hounslow
Pitman Training Hounslow, 3rd Floor, B301- B302 The Vista Centre, 50 Salisbury Road, Hounslow TW4 6JQ
Watford
Pitman Training Watford, Regus Watford Croxley, 1st Floor Building 2, Croxley Business Park, Watford, WD18 8YA
Wembley
Pitman Training Wembley, Hazel House, 1-3 Lancelot Road, Wembley HA0 2AJ
Bromley
Kingfisher House Business Centre, 21-23 Elmfield Road, Bromley, Kent BR1 1LT

North West

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Crewe and Nantwich Pitman Training Crewe and Nantwich, 2nd Floor, Nantwich Court, Hospital Street, Nantwich North West Enquire &
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Manchester Pitman Training Manchester, 2nd Floor, Richmond House, Bloom Street, Manchester, North West Enquire &
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Crewe and Nantwich
Pitman Training Crewe and Nantwich, 2nd Floor, Nantwich Court, Hospital Street, Nantwich CW5 5RH
Liverpool
Pitman Training Liverpool, Suite G01, Ground Floor, The Cotton Exchange Buildings, Bixteth Street, Liverpool, L3 9JR
Manchester
Pitman Training Manchester, 2nd Floor, Richmond House, Bloom Street, Manchester, M1 3HZ
Warrington
Pitman Training Warrington, Mayfield House, 84 Sankey Street, Warrington, WA1 1SG

North East

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Leeds Pitman Training Leeds, Leeds Media Centre, 21 Saville Mount, Leeds, North East Enquire &
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Newcastle Pitman Training Newcastle, 2nd Floor, 10-13 Saville Row, Newcastle North East Enquire &
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Middlesbrough Pitman Training Middlesbrough, The Princess Alice, 69 Newport Road, Middlesbrough, North East Enquire &
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Halifax Pitman Training Halifax, Office 3, The Elsie Whiteley Innovation Centre, Hopwood Lane, Halifax North East Enquire &
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Leeds
Pitman Training Leeds, Leeds Media Centre, 21 Saville Mount, Leeds, LS7 3HZ
Newcastle
Pitman Training Newcastle, 2nd Floor, 10-13 Saville Row, Newcastle NE1 8JE
Wetherby
Pitman Training Wetherby, Deem House, Walkers Court, Audby Lane, Wetherby, LS22 7FD
York
Pitman Training York, 9a Davygate, York, YO1 8QR
Middlesbrough
Pitman Training Middlesbrough, The Princess Alice, 69 Newport Road, Middlesbrough, TS1 1LA
Halifax
Pitman Training Halifax, Office 3, The Elsie Whiteley Innovation Centre, Hopwood Lane, Halifax HX1 5ER

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We offer a range of training packages in a range of subject areas and can offer blended learning opportunities to best meet your needs.

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Our courses are practical in nature and focus on a single subject and can last anywhere from a few hours to a few days.

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