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Duration: 12-16 weeks
Credits : 60
Enrol: Anytime
Fees: £950* (+20% VAT)
Short Study Visa Fees: £3500
*VAT applicable in UK

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How you’ll study
This course is studied 100% online.
Course Duration
Study this course over minimum 16 weeks.
Start dates
Start any day of the week. Onboarding happens within an hour.
Ofqual Approved
Approved by Ofqual in the UK and Globally recognised.
Comprehensive study material
Learning material includes recorded lectures, presentations, ebooks specific for each unit, case studies, articles, handouts, assignment brief.
There are no exams. Assessment via assignments on which feedback is given.
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Level 3 Diploma in Small Business and Social Enterprise Start-up is developed to provide applied learning, integrating knowledge and understanding with the development and application of the skills needed to set up and operate a small enterprise for a set period of time. The skill development is significant as learners must apply the knowledge and understanding gained in a practical application through one substantive overarching assignment. The units in the qualification will give learners the opportunity to research, plan, run and review the operation of a small enterprise. Learners may operate the business or social enterprise as a sole trader or in a partnership with another student. Following the completion of the qualification, learners may decide to continue the enterprise independently or use the experience to help them to start their own small business at a future date.


The learners have to complete 6 mandatory to achieve the 60 credits.

• R/618/4180 Unit 1 Market Research
• Y/618/4181 Unit 2 Business and Financial Planning
• D/618/4182 Unit 3 Quality Assurance
• H/618/4183 Unit 4 Presenting a Business Plan
• K/618/4184 Unit 5 Running and Monitoring A Small Enterprise Start-up
• M/618/4185 Unit 6 Reviewing Performance of an Enterprise Start-up

Entry Requirements

The Level 3 Diplomas within the IAP are designed to meet the needs of learners who are progressing from the study at Level 2, as well as those who are returning to learning

• Learners aged 16 or over, who have recently been in education or training
• 5 or more GCSEs at grades C and above or Grade 4 and above
• other related levels 2 subjects
• other equivalent international qualifications.
• Learners will need to have appropriate Level 2 standard in English and in particular Mathematics/Numeracy

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Learners may progress to:

• employment or have increased opportunities for progression in their current role
• a higher level ATHE qualification at Level 4 or above, in a related subject
• the first year of a degree programme
• higher-level apprenticeships


The Diploma is issued by the ATHE- Awarding Organisation. UK Versity Online Limited (Number 889) is an accredited and approved delivery Centre for qualifications.

Key Facts

Awarding Body: Awards for Training and Higher Education (ATHE)
Course Duration: 3-6 months
Method of study: Distance Learning/ Full Time / Part Time
Qualification Level: 3

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