Starting your own business (or working for yourself) is an exciting adventure and the Employment Support and Training Team are here to help you every step of the way with our comprehensive self-employment training ‘Create’. We start by listening to your ideas and using our experience to advise you of the best ways forward. If your idea is ready to transform into a business we’ll invite you to attend our full course (which is over a 10 week period), providing you with essential information and access to a team of experts and online helpdesk. All graduates from the course can then go on to enjoy a variety of post course support that will ensure your business gets the best possible start! This unique and exciting training is possible thanks to a grant from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), which along with significant funding from Radian is financing a project called Increase Valorisation Sociale.
‘Create’ is a self-employment training programme that has three stages. All interested participants are invited to session 1 which also acts as an information seminar prior to selected participants being invited onto the full course.
Stage one – One day Information Seminar
Have YOUR self-employment questions answered
Stage two – Sessions 2-5
Our full course comprises group workshops, one to one mentoring, home study and market research and is designed to provide you with everything from initial research to formulating a business plan. Topics covered include:
Alternative Stage two – Short course (2 days)
Free 2 day course offering self-employment advice and Support for contractors
Stage three – Post Course Support (Up to 2 years)
All graduates from either course can then go on to enjoy up to two years of free post course support, including;
The Employment Support and Training Team deliver self employment in the following geographical areas:
For more information please call the EST team on 023 9259 5158 or email firstname.lastname@example.org