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Understanding Enterprise

What is the Understanding Enterprise Course?

If you are considering starting up your own business or becoming self-employed our Understanding Enterprise Course lets you explore what running a business is all about. Starting up your own business or self-employment can be very daunting, our Understanding Enterprise Course is a business start-up course designed to help you understand what running a business is about and whether it is right for you.

On the Understanding Enterprise course you will look at all the practical aspects of business start-up from someone who knows what it is like to run their own business. The interactive training sessions will offer you the chance to talk through business ideas with an experienced business adviser.

Who is it for?

This six day course will benefit residents of Central Bedfordshire and Bedford Borough, particularly anyone that is unemployed, claiming Jobseekers Allowance or Employment Support Allowance.

What does it consist of?

During six engaging days, you will learn some of the key skills required to run a business including the importance of business planning, how to market your business and a wide range of important business skills to get your business started. You will get involved in a number of activities and practical exercises in order to understand the skills, attributes and behaviours to set up your own business enterprise. You will achieve the Level 1 Award in Understanding Enterprise. 

Progression Routes

The course will help you to develop your confidence and help you get the skills you need to become self-employed or start your own business. Further support into work or self-employment through our wide range of courses may also be available should you require it.

Course Location & Dates

Location Time Dates Venue
Bedford 9-5  11th, 12th, 24th, 26th, 30th and 31st January 2017  Bedford Jobs Hub

How to get involved

For more information and details, please call Aeisha on 01923 698484 or send a short email complete with your day time telephone number to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.