This course explores the key requirements of an entrepreneurial intervention within a specific business environment. Entrepreneurship is evaluated in relation to personal attributes, personalities and abilities. The economic environment of the entrepreneur is discussed with the purpose of equipping the participants with the ability to analyse the environment in which the new venture is planned. Participants are required to develop and present a business plan for the proposed new venture.

Exit Level Outcomes

Upon completing this course, you should be able to:

Evaluate the personal characteristics and skills required of an entrepreneur to facilitate the successful start-up and operation of a new venture

Examine the advantages and disadvantages of entrepreneurship

Evaluate an entrepreneurial process

Critically evaluate opportunities

Critically evaluate entrepreneurial employment opportunities

Critically assess the viability of a new venture

Evaluate business failure

Critically review ethics in business

Evaluate the capital requirements, assets, revenue and costs of a new venture

Identify and compare all short-term and long-term funding options offered by the finance industry for new ventures

Interpret income statements and balance sheets

Examine current legal and human resource legislation

Evaluate business risks

Identify, gather and analyse the relevant information needed to compile a business plan

Establish and prioritise business, financial and operational goals and objectives for a new venture

Establish and prioritise business, financial and operational goals and objectives for a new venture

Identify information resources of available businesses and new markets accessed through the tendering process


A Certificate of Competence will be awarded to all participants who successfully submit and pass their assignments, and exams*

A Certificate of Completion will be awarded to all who successfully submit and pass their assignments

A Certificate of Attendance will be awarded to all who attended the training session

On successful completion of this short learning programme, the participant may be considered for exemption from the equivalent course in the respective qualification, provided that he or she meets qualification entrance criteria. Exemption fees may apply.


2-day course contact time including facilitation and group activities

Our short courses are offered via classroom “contact learning”, but many are also offered as highly interactive online programmes especially for students who prefer the flexibility to study at their own pace. Please enquire for further information.

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