Entrepreneurship – Start Your Own Business (BTEI/Skills to Compete – Part Time)

BTEI means Back to Education Initiative. BTEI gives unemployed adults the opportunity of returning to part time education, while retaining their benefit.
Skills to Compete is an initiative to support those who have lost their jobs as a result of COVID-19 and wish to re-enter the workforce. See here for details.

Enterprise Hub

The purpose the course is to give individuals the opportunity to develop their business idea, skill, product or service and to equip them with knowledge, skills and confidence start their own small business.

Individuals will have the opportunity to work together in a shared office hub with facilities available to help them develop their business and Marketing plan to allow them to prepare their business for market.

The course will be delivered through a combination of lectures in Start Your Own Business and Digital Marketing, as well as mentoring to help learners create their own business ideas.

Course Content

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Marketing Practices – Develop Website and Social Media Platforms
  • Start your own business – SYOB
  • Studio/Work Practice.

(*course content subject to change depending on needs of Entrepreneurs)

All participants will have the opportunity whilst being supported by Industry experienced mentors, to design and create a business plan that will allow them to identify the goals and objectives for their business alongside a clear marketing and operational strategy as to how to achieve these goals.

Workshops are an important element of this course. They will be facilitated by successful entrepreneurs and experts from different industry.


Course runs for two 12-week semesters


January start date –

1st semester

12 weeks part time

January – May


Followed by (optional)

2nd semester

12 weeks part time

September – January


Limited spaces available.


All applicants who present for this course will be contacted to discuss your experience and business idea.


January Start Date – APPLY HERE

Department Choice – January Start ONLY

Course Choice – Entrepreneurship in Creative & Outdoor Industries JAN Start


September Start Date – APPLY HERE

Department Choice – BTEI PART TIME – Back to Education Initiative

Course Choice – Entrepreneurship in Creative & Outdoor Industries – BTEI (part time)