Job seekers offered entrepreneurial route by College
Monday, 6 January, 2014

Do something positive and set up your own business in 2014; this is the message Solihull College is giving to unemployed people across Solihull and Birmingham as it works with Job Centre Plus to deliver a series of free courses.

Taking place at the College’s Blossomfield Campus from January, the intensive 4-week free course will equip, prepare and encourage unemployed people across Solihull and Birmingham to be their own boss. Aimed at those with a strong skill set and an established business idea, the course will take place over 18 hours-a-week and will not affect being able to claim Job Seekers Allowance. The courses will be run by two College business lecturers who are also involved in the College’s Peter Jones Enterprise Academy

Eamon Wykes is one of the lecturers involved and has over 20 years of experience running small to medium enterprises, he comments: ƒƒ¢€œThis is an ideal opportunity to turn a negative into a positive and taking control of your employment in 2014. The course is designed for those genuinely looking to set up their own business and who are willing to put in the hard work. We look forward to welcoming future entrepreneurs in January€.

Gaining the OCR Level 2 Award in Business Enterprise, students will gain an understanding of how to create a vision for business along with assessing their ability to run a business. They will also learn how to build a cash flow forecast and business plan.

During the course, individuals will gain an all-round understanding of how to run their own business; they will even get to pitch their business plan. Areas such as marketing and legal regulations will be covered.

The College regularly work with Job Centre Plus across Solihull and Birmingham helping to deliver short courses to unemployed people to prepare them for employment. please follow the link to find out more about the ‘€˜Work Ready’ courses being delivered at the College for the unemployed including €˜Setting up your own Business’ or call 0121 678 7000.