Business Start-Up - BSU16



  • Course Fee: €229.00 which includes all registration fees.
  • Course Format: Distance Learning Course of 12 lessons.
  • Duration: Students can complete this course within 10 months which is ample time and can start it at anytime of the year that is convenient. If students need to extend this period for any reason during or near the end of the course they can request an extension through the college.
  • Enrol now to secure your place!


Course Description

This Business Start-Up course initially looks at the whole question of self-employment and will help people to decide whether this path is right for them.

It then goes on to cover the knowledge and skills needed to start up a new business, from refining the initial idea and preparing a business plan, through financial and legal planning to market testing, business planning, securing premises, reaching customers and, where appropriate, finding suppliers.



Course Syllabus

Lesson 1: Choosing Self Employment

Lesson 2: Looking for Business Ideas

Lesson 3: Investigating Your Idea

Lesson 4: Turning Your Idea into a Business

Lesson 5: Your Business Plan

Lesson 6: Seeking Finance

Lesson 7: The Business Structure

Lesson 8: Legal Requirements

Lesson 9: Location and Premises

Lesson 10: Costing and Pricing

Lesson 11: Marketing and Selling

Lesson 12: Finding Suppliers.


Who should take this course?

This course is aimed at those people who are considering starting up their own business but it will also be of great help to anyone who has already set up and who is anxious to improve their management skills.



Upon completion of this course you may take a final online examination. Full details of this examination are automatically sent to you at the end of the course. The examination costs €65 and is taken at home at your convenience.  If you receive 70% or more in this examination you will receive an ITEC – Irish Training and Educational Centre Diploma.


Contact Us

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Irish Training & Educational Centre,

Unit 9,

Leopardstown Business Centre,
Ballyogan Road,
Dublin 18.
Our Loc8 Code is: NM3-08-S03 »(Click here to view this Loc8 Code.)

Tel: 01 2061832.

Email Address:
[email protected]