Buying and Selling online

Ref: C2346749

The course will provide students with the confidence to use the internet independently for online buying and selling. They will be able to browse for goods and services on several websites, check stock availability and reserve items for collection. They will learn how to set up a PayPal account and make purchases using this method. Students will also learn how to market products for sale, writing descriptions and taking photographs to advertise them on the internet. Students will be able to set up online accounts for websites in order that they may use them to buy and sell goods and services. This is a fun course in a safe environment and students work in groups to share learning.

Additional information about this course

Over 90% of applicants for skills courses do not need to pay a fee. Subject to status - courses are free for unemployed people, job seekers and people on low wage. If you do not qualify you will be alerted during the application process. You can cancel at any time. Call us on 0300 303 3464 if you want to check anything with us.

Course aim

This course is designed to enable students to make online purchases and sell goods on the internet.

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:

  • Browse at least two websites to view products and services.
  • Set up or review a PayPal account.
  • Write an advertisement to market an item.
  • Be able to advertise at least two items for sale on the internet
  • .

How will I be taught?

What kind of feedback can I expect?

What else do I need to know?

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

What can I do next?

View full course information sheet

Buying and Selling online


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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