Short Courses


Duration: 4 Days
Max. Participants: 16
Facilitators: 1
NQF Level: 4
SAQA Accreditation: Services SETA: Decision number 0263
Total Credits: 18

About the workshop:

The workshop is aimed at any person who wants to start a business, and who needs knowledge and skills in the field of entrepreneurship. Areas covered by this programme are as follows:

  • Establishing and running a small business
  • Building a customer base
  • Developing a business plan
  • Managing the finance of a small business

The workshop objective:

On completion of the programme participants will be able to effectively apply entrepreneurship skills by being competent in the following unit standards:

Unit Standard: Unit Standard Nr: Credits:
Investigate the possibilities of establishing and running a small business enterprise (SMME)
Identify customers of the business
Develop a business plan for a small business
Manage basic business and personal finance

Programme Assessment :

Participants will be assessed on the following specific outcomes:

  1. Identifying and researching the potential for a SMME as an own business
  2. Identifying the risk associated with a SMME
  3. Explaining the financial aspects involved in running a SMME
  4. Making and supporting a decision as to whether to establish a SMME
  5. Identifying prospective customers and establishing their needs
  6. Establishing and building the customer base
  7. Describing the types of small business that is legal in South Africa
  8. Explaining the registrations required for a small business
  9. Identifying the importance of market research
  10. Understanding the financial aspects of starting a small business
  11. Compiling a basic business plan based on a budget for a SMME
  12. Identify sources of income and expenditure and draw up a personal and business budget
  13. Monitor and control activities against budgets
  14. Justify proposals for expenditure on projects
  15. Apply methods to grow the business financially

Training methodology:

The methodology is based on interactive learning, i.e. learners will learn by doing. Furthermore learners will use examples from their own organisations, thus ensuring that the learning is anchored at their workplace.

Delegates must hand in a post workshop assignment before a certificate will be issued. This post workshop assignment will service as the learners portfolio of evidence for credits claimed.
As with all DCT training programmes, we strive to effect actual change back at the workplace through effective and practical outcomes based training.

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