Web Design and Setting up Your Own Business for beginners Introduction

Ref: C3845383

This course will give you a step by step guide to building your website. We will help you design, use the correct wording and connect to your social media. Do you have a skill or hobby you could turn into a business? Are you thinking about alternative ways of working? This course will also help you to explore your options in self-employment and starting up your own business. To find out more contact hduerden@wea.org.uk or call 07554436934. Or you can also call our friendly student support team on 0300 303 3464 to enrol using the course code as well as enrol online. Our courses are free to anyone on a means tested benefit or earning less than £18,525 per year. All our courses are currently delivered online using zoom and online learning platform, Canvas.

Course aim

If you have a skill and would like to open up a small business then this course will help you to get started on your business venture.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers
  • Students need a Level 1 qualification in English to join this course

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

  • Develop a business idea
  • Describe the difference between Vision and Mission Statements
  • Consider the 5 Ps of Marketing
  • Plan social media and advertising to promote the business
  • Develop a business plan with costings

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
  • You will be expected to carry out a range of activities in your own time

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 have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor
  • You will be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning

What else do I need to know?

  • All materials will be provided
  • It would be helpful if you had access to the internet (Mobile phone, tablet or computer at home or through a library etc.)

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading is required but research on the subject on the internet or in the library may be helpful

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/
  • Become involved as a volunteer for a WEA partner or another organisation

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Web Design and Setting up Your Own Business for beginners Introduction

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Conditions

This course is funded by the Liverpool Combined Authority. You must be a resident of Liverpool in order to attend this course. Click here to learn more about government funding changes. If you don't know whether you are a resident of Liverpool, you can check your postcode here:

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 2020
  • 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

Not sure or have further questions? Contact courseenquiries@wea.org.uk

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