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E - Learning ABE (Level 2)

What entry requirements do I need?

You will need a minimum of: Full Level 2 qualification (eg either 5 or more GCSEs A* - C, NVQ level 2, GNVQ intermediate, BTEC 1st Diploma or functional skills) , Appropriate level of English Language skills (reading, writing, speaking and listening), Good IT Skills, 19+ on first start date of course and have been living in the UK/EAA for the past 3 years, Be aware of the amount of study time you will need to invest, Access to a PC/laptop for 2 hours per week, Offer of a place is conditional (enrolment will take place only if the induction unit is passed within the induction period)

What will I learn?

Why choose to study with us?

Not only do we have over 25 years’ experience of delivering education and training to over 5,000 new students each year, we have built a reputation for providing quality ELearning too!

This means you can still benefit from our excellent education, even if you can't fit your lifestyle or schedule around our college timetable.

All our ELearning courses are accredited by established institutes and have national recognition.

The ABE Level 2 Award in Setting Up Your Own Business is delivered 100% via ELearning, so you do not need to attend classes in the College, allowing you flexibility to study at times to fit around your existing commitments.

This short qualification is designed for anyone who is considering setting up their own business or being self-employed. It highlights the features and challenges so that informed decisions can be made. The qualification culminates in a self-assessment of whether setting up on your own is the right career decision for you. During the programmes you will use a wide range of skills which can be applied to many careers.

Induction Period:

Sussex Coast College offer a 14-day Induction Period for this course which enables you to assess whether both the course and the online mode of study is suitable for you. It also allows the College to assess your suitability, in particular whether you can produce work to meet the standards set by ABE, the awarding body.

The induction is conducted online so you don't have to travel to our campus. During the week you will receive your login details to the VLE and a welcome phone call from your assessor to discuss how to attempt the induction unit.

You will be sent a deadline/due date by e-mail which allows you two weeks to submit answers to the induction assessment. If you don't meet the pass criteria for the induction assessment you won't be enrolled onto the course and you won't have any fee liability. You will not incur any fees during the induction period.

Enrolment onto the qualification will take place once you have passed the induction assessment and have funding in place for the course fees.

If you wish to withdraw, you may cancel your enrolment by notifying the Administration Team in writing (by e-mail) prior to day 14 and you will owe nothing. After 14 days, you will be charged a percentage of the course fee.

The course covers:

Element 1 – Self-employment as a career choice Element 2 – The business proposition Element 3 – Personal success and survival in self-employment Element 4 – Business finance and recordkeeping

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A total of 3 credits are required to complete the course and achieve the qualification.

You should allow a total of around 25 study hours to complete the whole qualification, over 4 months if you study for 2 hours each week. If you study more hours each week you may finish the course more quickly.

This study time includes:

  • working through the interactive content, including the activities
  • completing the final assessment questions for each element
  • reading assessor feedback and reviewing the course materials or other sources as directed
  • re-submitting your assessment answers where requested within the set deadlines

Assessment style

This is a knowledge based course, and you will be required to answer questions and provide researched evidence, complete templates and create Word documents and charts.

The assessment method for this course is via a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). In order to prepare your 1500-word assignment, you are required to successfully complete tasks that relate to the 4 elements of your course; you assessor will give you feedback on these tasks. These tasks will feed into your assignment.

Your completed assignment will be first-marked by your assessor and then submitted to the awarding body for moderation and grading.

What's included?

• Access to interactive online course materials • Dedicated qualified ELearning assessor support • Marking and feedback: course progress tests and assignments are marked by your assessor with full feedback • E-Welcome study support pack • E-Learning administration team regularly check-in with you to support and guide you • ABE membership fee

What could I progress on to?

On completion of the qualification you could go on to study the Level 3 Certificate in Business Start-up and you will be able to:

• Understand the benefits and drawbacks of self-employment based on your personal circumstances and needs • Demonstrate an awareness of the legal responsibilities • Outline the business proposition • Understand personal and business monetary needs • Understand the requirements for accurate financial recordkeeping • Demonstrate an awareness of financial obligations

ID/Documentation Requirements

• Completion of application form • Provide an up-to-date CV • Produce evidence of your prior attainment level (eg certificates) • Provide a form of ID, eg valid passport. If you don't have a passport please contact 01424 458491 for advice on accepted forms of ID • Complete a personal statement • Informal interview with a course assessor

Funding options:

• Self-funded • Employer funded

You can pay all or part of the fee yourself. You must pay this in full before you start your course. Fees are not refundable except when the College cancels, relocates or changes the time and date of a course for any reason. Students are liable for the balance of any fees remaining unpaid should they withdraw early. Please note the College offers a range of instalment plans to allow you to stagger your payments by Direct Debit.

Independent financial advice:

It is important you consider your own circumstances and look into all options. You can access free independent financial advice from The Money Advice Service https://www.moneyadviceservice.org.uk/en

*Spreading the cost:**

Payment in instalments is available for courses costing over £200 that last longer than 15 weeks. • For course fees above £400, a deposit of 25% is required once you pass the induction and are enrolled. This is then followed by three equal instalments during the course • The instalment payments can be taken either on a debit/credit card (must still be in date by the third instalment), or alternatively you may pay by Direct Debit • If you would like to pay by instalments, you will need to complete the fee payment form on application • Employer funded - If you’re being supported by your employer or a sponsor, you’ll need to provide a letter of authorisation on application


You will not incur any fees during the induction period.

If you wish to withdraw, you may cancel your enrolment by notifying the ELearning Administration Team in writing (by e-mail) prior to day 14 and you will owe nothing. After 14 days, you will be charged a percentage of the course if you are paying with an instalment plan.

If you have paid your fees in full and an individual or employer cancels less than 14 working days before the start of the course then the College operates a ‘no refund policy’.

Additional Course Details for 18/19

  • Course code 30001
    Course name E-Learning ABE Application Course L2
    Campus Offsite Premises
    Study mode
    Start date 01/08/16
    Duration 36 week (s)

Additional Course Details for 19/20

  • Course code 30001
    Course name E-Learning ABE Application Course L2
    Campus Offsite Premises
    Study mode
    Start date 31/07/17
    Duration 36 week (s)