5 Courses For Starting Your Own Business in 2016

Courses For Businesses

Has the New Year motivated you to start your own business? We know it's not easy, but we've created a few courses that are designed to help you as you start this exciting journey.


Accounting in a small business can make the difference between a smooth tax payment and a stressful end of tax year. You can learn the basics of manual accounting and the computerised accounting using the SAGEsoftware. Take a look at the beginners course in bookkeeping here.

Web Design for Business

WordPress is web software you can use to create a beautiful website or blog. Businesses have adopted in to create and manage their websites.On this course you will take a step-by-step tour through a WordPress site and see how the different functions work and how to make your site your own. You will learn to plan your site, create pages & posts, and use themes & plugins to add the functionality you need. Find out more here.

Social Media for Business

Social media is vital for most businesses in today's world. We will help you find a direction to take your social media and make the most of it. Developed to help groups, charities and businesses alike, attendees will learn how to link online activity to the aspirations and objectives of their organisation.

Learning will focus around six key areas of Forming Objectives, Governance, Activity Management, Listening and Engaging, and Measuring and Refining. Attendees use their own social media activity to create a Social Media Strategy that can be implemented whilst it’s being developed.

You can find out more here.

Typing Skills & Document Layout

It's likely that you will have to do a far amount of admin for your business. Speed up this process by getting to grips with different document types and improving your typing.

You will get the chance to use the ten finger typing method designed to allow for faster typing. Begin to develop the confidence to touch type without looking at your keyboard. With practice you can bring your typing speed up to date and become more accurate when touch typing words, numbers and punctuation. Find out more here.

ECDL Level 1-3

For those looking for something a little more advanced, take a look at our ECDL courses. These look at using the popular Microsoft office programmes including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access. You will also gain a recognised qualifcation.

Find our more about these courses here.