JCP employability short course - self employment

Ref: C2423109

Setting up a business or becoming self-employed can seem a bit daunting. This course has been designed to help learners understand more about the potential advantages of being self-employed. This is a short introductory course - students will learn more about the important first steps of becoming self-employed. This course will cover areas such as, current government initiatives, local job-centre support, potential funding for new start up businesses. Benefit from practical hints and tips during this 2 hour session.

Course aim

Do you have a hobby, skill or interest you feel could potentially generate an income? This course will help you to evaluate self-employment as a viable option for you personally. .

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for beginners and improvers

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • The learner will be build on their understanding of the advantages of self-employment
  • The learner will be able to access relevant free online tools and resources
  • The learner will gain an understanding of the main barriers to self- employment

How will I be taught?

What kind of feedback can I expect?

What else do I need to know?

This course will be delivered online using video conferencing (Zoom). If you are new to Zoom don't let this put you off - someone will help you log on and join the session. You will need email / smartphone - or ideally a tablet/ PC along with a strong Wi-Fi connection.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

What can I do next?

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JCP employability short course - self employment

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This course is funded by the Greater London Combined Authority but is also open to residents of other areas.

As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you enrol. Please check the details below to ensure you meet the basic eligibility critiera:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2021
  • You declare that the address you provide is correct and that you will provide evidence of this and your eligibility to live and work in the UK
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

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