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Starting an Online Business Course (Level 3)

Course Overview

My Business Course

My Business Course, provides a comprehensive introduction to the most important elements of creating and running a successful business online. The course syllabus introduces the fundamentals and the importance of web-based business, progressing to the identification of opportunities, the creation of a business plan and the building of successful online brands. The internet has opened up the opportunity for anyone wishing to do so to go into business for themselves – this start your own business course, takes you through every step required to make it happen. 

Easily digestible with no prior knowledge or experience required, the course content is divided into four interesting and insightful units. You’ll begin by discovering to what extent the online business revolution has transformed the world, along with its increasingly important role in the future of most industries. You’ll learn how to approach the business world strategically, taking into account everything from budget considerations to marketing and customer service provision.

You’ll also be introduced to business website creation, along with how and why establishing a mobile presence can make all the difference. You’ll learn the key differences between eCommerce and standard retail, find out how and why online marketplaces can be beneficial and explore the extraordinary power of social media as a marketing tool for your business.

Satring Online Business Course, communicates and instils the key skills, knowledge and confidence required to begin a web business in any industry area and reap the benefits of today’s comprehensively-connected world. 

Course Syllabus

Courses for Starting your own Business consists of the following units:

Unit 1 – Creating a Business Plan

The first unit of the course focuses on the identification of business opportunities and how to find potentially viable gaps in the market. Candidates are also introduced to the subject of business plan creation and how to gather the resources required to begin a business.

Unit 2 – Creating a Marketing Plan

In this unit, you will discover the most important integral elements of business creation, including putting your business plan into action, producing accurate financial projections and understanding the concept of crowd-funding.

Unit 3 – Building Your Online Business

This unit moves onto the strengthening and development of your business, along with the creation of an effective and engaging website. You’ll be introduced to eCommerce options, how to further develop your business structure and the importance of creating a mobile presence.

Unit 4 – Internet Marketing Basics

The fourth and final unit focuses on furthering the reach and success of your business through effective internet marketing. You’ll learn about the most effective and popular web marketing strategies, find out how to create a professional marketing plan and explore the extraordinary power of social media. 

Fee & Payment Options

Paying in Instalments: £395 (Interest FREE Instalments)

Deposit: £95

No of Instalments: 12

Each Instalment: £25

Pay in Full: (£80 Discount) £315


At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievementfrom ABC Awards and Certa Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme.  This means that Brentwood Open Learning College has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet defined quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to a regulated qualification* but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills gained. The Learner Unit Summary may be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this subject. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner. 

The course itself has been designed by Brentwood Open Learning College to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications.   ABC Awards/Certa endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met.  A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

ABC Awards and Certa Awards have long-established reputations for providing high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. ABC Awards and Certa Awards combine over 180 years of expertise combined with a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.

Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards and Certa Awards also offer regulated qualifications for all ages and abilities post-14; all are developed with the support of relevant stakeholders to ensure that they meet the needs and standards of employers across the UK.

Career Path

Explore your full potential and take the first step toward owning your own business with this outstanding course. Study the theoretical and technical elements of the process of building an online business from scratch, becoming your own boss and securing your future. From e-commerce to digital marketing to web design and development, career opportunities and potential earnings are limitless. 

Who Should Take This Course?
  • Candidates interested in building a business from scratch
  • Existing e-commerce business owners
  • Small business owners and entrepreneurs
  • Candidates looking to build web marketing skills
  • Anyone dissatisfied with their current career path
  • Anyone looking to become their own boss 

Related Links:

Certificate in Internet Marketing (Level 3)

Certificate in Business Administration (Level 3)

Certificate in Business Management (Level 3)

Course Level
Level 3

Awarding Body
ABC Awards

Study Method
Online Learning

Course Duration
200 Hours Approx.

Entry Requirements
No entry requirement.

Start Date

  • Learn how to build your own online business from scratch
  • Create an effective marketing plan
  • Compare website design and development options
  • Become your own boss
  • Begin writing your own success story 

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