VTOS -Start Your Own Business –Enterprise Studies
We deliver a course designed to give you the current skills required today to develop and run your own business. This course will allow you to research the market, test the market and understand your target market all while developing your business and finding the best tools to use to maximise your success within the market place.
Upon completion, through class time and one to one mentoring, you will receive a full digital strategy, including an e-commerce website, brand package, business plan, marketing plan and accounts assistance.
This is a full-time course, where learners spend a minimum of 12 hours per week in a classroom setting where they gain the knowledge and skills to start a business.
A full-time commitment is required from the learner through a combination of onsite class attendance and work practice to achieve their objective of starting their own business.
While attending this course, you will continue to receive your social welfare entitlements, regardless of any profit you may make from your business.
You will cover the following topics:
The course leads to QQI Level 5 certification in Business Studies (QQI Award 5M2102)
Eligibility: You must satisfy VTOS criteria to qualify for entry onto this course. You must be in receipt of a social welfare payment and be aged over 21 years. Courses are free of charge.
Childcare support: Childcare assistance may be available to VTOS learners through the National Childcare Scheme.
Enrolment Details: Courses commence in late August. Places are limited, apply early to avoid disappointment.
Have a look at our youtube channel to hear what our students have to say.
We are very proud of our past and present students, many of whom have gone on to create successful businesses, upskilled, and taken a career change, and gone on to third-level education. Some of our successful businesses include;
Our current students are still enjoying their time, and excited to see their results. They are all currently working hard on all of the elements of their new business.
Adult Literacy & Language Programme
We offer free courses in basic skills to adults who left school early, have been out of education for a long time or would like to improve their skills for work, study or everyday life.
Our courses include basic skills in Reading, Writing, Spelling, Computers, Smart Phones, Maths and English Language. All our courses are taught in small groups and are relaxed and friendly
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