Business & Marketing Courses in London and Online

Thinking about starting your own business or do you need to grow and manage your existing business? Our courses will teach you everything you need to know from setting yourself up as a sole trader and creating a business plan, managing your accounts, developing and managing your brand, and creating a strong online presence using digital marketing and social media tools.

Our tutors are highly qualified industry professionals, and will help you reach your personal goals whether you are a complete beginner or are building on existing experience.

Learning with us is flexible, with part-time courses available online in daytime, evening and weekend formats. For more information about our tutor-led interactive online courses please see our guide to online learning.

Our Business & Marketing courses are designed to help you enter employment, advance or reskill in career or start your own business. Currently many of them are free if you are a) on a Low Wage or b) on Jobseekers' Allowance (JSA) or Employment & Support Allowance(ESA) or c) receive other state benefits (including Universal Credit).

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  1. Using hashtags effectively

    New
    Course Date: Tue 2 Feb 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    Hashtags are used on social media across many platforms, including Twitter and Instagram. This class is devoted to understanding hashtags and how to use them properly and effectively on social platforms. What is a hashtag, how do you create and track one, and how do you pick the right hashtag for your social media content.

    This course is FREE if a) You are on a Low Wage or b) You are either on Jobseekers' Allowance (JSA) or Employment & Support Allowance(ESA) or c) You receive other state benefits (including Universal Credit). For more information click here

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £49.00
    Concession: £25.00

  2. Business skills for creative businesses

    New Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 6 Feb 2021 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: Online
    This introduction to financial modelling, business planning and marketing for new businesses in the creative industries will cover: market research, marketing, innovation, incorporation, intellectual property, management structure, financial projections, pitches and presentations.

    This course is FREE if a) You are on a Low Wage or b) You are either on Jobseekers' Allowance (JSA) or Employment & Support Allowance(ESA) or c) You receive other state benefits (including Universal Credit). For more information click here

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £349.00
    Senior fee: £349.00
    Concession: £175.00

  3. Presenting on the spot: advanced

    New Evening
    Course Date: Mon 15 Feb 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    To gain greater credibility through improving your communication skills and confidently achieving a public presentation with very little time to prepare.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £79.00

  4. Twitter for business

    New Evening
    Course Date: Mon 15 Feb 2021 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: Online
    Discover how Twitter can be used as a cost effective method for promoting your business. You will learn how social media can be used to connect with your customers.

    This course is FREE if a) You are on a Low Wage or b) You are either on Jobseekers' Allowance (JSA) or Employment & Support Allowance(ESA) or c) You receive other state benefits (including Universal Credit). For more information click here

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £50.00

  5. Going freelance: setting up as a sole trader

    New Evening
    Course Date: Tue 16 Feb 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    An overview of the various steps to consider when setting up as a sole trader.

    This course is FREE if a) You are on a Low Wage or b) You are either on Jobseekers' Allowance (JSA) or Employment & Support Allowance(ESA) or c) You receive other state benefits (including Universal Credit). For more information click here

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £65.00

  6. Introduction to email marketing with MailChimp

    New
    Course Date: Mon 22 Feb 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    Learn to use the power of email to communicate with your customers and prospects, with this popular email platform.

    This course is FREE if a) You are on a Low Wage or b) You are either on Jobseekers' Allowance (JSA) or Employment & Support Allowance(ESA) or c) You receive other state benefits (including Universal Credit). For more information click here

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £25.00

  7. Create your elevator pitch

    New Evening
    Course Date: Wed 10 Mar 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    An elevator pitch is a brief, persuasive speech that you use to introduce yourself and what you do. With a good pitch, you can avoid rambling, sound professional, and introduce your business with confidence when someone asks 'What do you do?'.

    This course is FREE if a) You are on a Low Wage or b) You are either on Jobseekers' Allowance (JSA) or Employment & Support Allowance(ESA) or c) You receive other state benefits (including Universal Credit). For more information click here

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £49.00
    Concession: £25.00

  8. Twitter: a short introduction

    New Evening
    Course Date: Thu 18 Mar 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    An introduction to Twitter, the social networking and online news service. The course provides a base understanding of the channel for personal and professional use.

    This course is FREE if a) You are on a Low Wage or b) You are either on Jobseekers' Allowance (JSA) or Employment & Support Allowance(ESA) or c) You receive other state benefits (including Universal Credit). For more information click here

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £49.00
    Concession: £25.00

  9. Social media advertising: a detailed introduction

    New Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 20 Mar 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    This practical short course is aimed at people who want to enhance their social media skills to get the best return on investment (ROI) from social media.

    This course is FREE if a) You are on a Low Wage or b) You are either on Jobseekers' Allowance (JSA) or Employment & Support Allowance(ESA) or c) You receive other state benefits (including Universal Credit). For more information click here

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £99.00
    Concession: £50.00

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