Start Your Own Business: QQI Level 5

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La Barrista est maintenant mon amie by Christian Liboiron @Flickr

Now enrolling for Autumn 2019 in Mallow & Charleville.

From €240.00* / €175.00 for Social Welfare/OAP recipients.

The purpose of this award is to equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence to compile a business plan to enable the learner to start their own business.

Charleville Classes

Now enrolling for Autumn 2019 in Charleville. Enrol online today.

Location: Charleville Further Education & Training Centre (formerly Mannix College).
Nights: Thursday
Times: 18:30 to 21:30
Duration: 12 Weeks
Starting: Thursday, 10 October 2019

Cost: €250.00, *€240.00 with online discount, €175.00 for Social Welfare (certified courses) and Old Age Pension recipients, €150.00 for Mallow College day students and recent graduates.

Information Night:
Information Week, Monday September 9 to Wednesday September 11, 19:00 to 20:00 at Mallow College of Further Education. Get more information, meet tutors, and enrol on the night. Add Facebook Event reminder.


QQI 5N1418 Start your Own Business, Level 5

Learning Outcomes

  • Explore the legal requirements and regulations pertaining to starting a variety of business structures.
  • Analyse the personal, functional and business factors that contribute to business success.
  • Research the relevant sources of business start-up information and support available to entrepreneur.
  • Examine the market for new product or service niches and assess the potential strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats to the business.
  • Explain the role and function of a realistic and coherent business plan.
  • Design a product or service to be provided by the business.
  • Construct a business plan.

Entry Requirements

  • No previous experience required.


  • A QQI certification fee of €20 is already included in course fee.

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