An Introduction to Being Self-Employed

Ref: C3742098

The course will give a basic introduction to self employment including the following topics: • Benefits and pitfalls of self -employment • Your responsibilities e.g registering with HMRC as self- employed- doing tax returns etc, Insurance, • Writing a business plan- things to consider e.g. costs etc..

Additional information about this course

This course is run in partnership with East Surrey College delivering Adult Learning across East Surrey.

Course aim

To provide a brief introduction to self employment for those considering this option.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is for beginners

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

  • Be in a position to consider the pros and cons of self employment in order to establish if it is for you
  • To be able to describe some of the requirements of self employment (e.g. registration with HMRC)
  • Be able to describe the benefits of writing a business plan

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion
  • You will be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning
  • You will be encouraged to consider other students work and give your opinions and suggestions

What else do I need to know?

  • Nothing else is needed

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Progress to a course with another provider
  • This course could lead to a range of job opportunities. Follow link to National Careers Service for more details https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/

Download full course outline

An Introduction to Being Self-Employed Course Outline

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Conditions

You can if you meet all of the following requirements:

  • are paying the standard fee or are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • are paying with a credit/debit card or are not paying a fee because of a qualifying benefit
  • have a valid email address
  • have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2017
  • have read and accept the standard terms and conditions
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