The Enterprise Awareness Development Programme

Start up and run your own business

A new, nationally certified online programme that provides you with key information, skills and know-how to start up and run a small business enterprise.

funding available

The Enterprise Awareness Development Programme is certified by the Open College Network West Midlands and is being run in partnership with the National Enterprise Network. The programme consists of a minimum 12 hours structured, self-paced study, including online learning activities, practical exercises and a knowledge reinforcement assessment and offers participants an option to gain a Level 2 qualification in Enterprise Awareness.

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What’s covered:

  • A general understanding about enterprise, starting up a new business and business structures
  • Business planning – goals, objectives and risks
  • Internal and external influences on an enterprise
  • Business finance and resources
  • Health and Safety, legal and insurance responsibilities
  • Sales and marketing and customer focus
  • Personal skills, knowledge and abilities required to run a business

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Why this Programme is right for you


  • Provides all the tools and information you’ll need to start-up and run a new business
  • Attracts full funding *
  • A fully online, self-paced programme of learning
  • Optional classroom workshops and no written assignments
  • Online tutor support
  • Access your courses through any PC, mobile device and learn on-the-go with our free app
  • Formal certification with progression to a nationally recognised qualification
*Programme funding – The Enterprise Awareness Development Programme and Level 2 Enterprise Awareness Award qualification may attract full funding when completed in conjunction with your regional enterprise organisation.  For further details of programme funding please contact us at 

Enterprise Development Funding Criteria and Applicant Information