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Building a Consulting Business
Course Level 3
Study Method Online
Course Duration 200 Hrs
Start Date Ongoing
Awarding Body ABC Awards
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Course Overview

Starting a Consulting Business 

Today’s business environment isn’t focused on 9-to-5, lifelong, static positions like it was decades ago. Our world is constantly shifting and evolving, meaning that businesses (and workers) must evolve with it. As a result of this shift, consultants have more opportunities than ever before. This starting a consulting business course will show you how to start a consulting business.

What Will Students Learn?

  • Define the term “consultants” and explain their role in today’s business world
  • Identify consulting opportunities
  • Create a business strategy that includes a business plan, budget, marketing plan, fee structure, and resources
  • Use social media and networking skills to grow your consulting business
  • Protect your work with contracts
  • Identify ways to stay on top of trends and changes
Course Syllabus

Unit 1

How to Start a Consulting Business

The unit 1 covers the following topics:

  • Business Building Blocks
  • Estimating Personal Expenses
  • Projecting Business Expenses
  • Setting Income Targets
  • Setting Your Base Hourly Rate
  • Developing Financial Budgets and Projections
  • Setting up a Fee Structure

Unit 2

Developing a Business Plan

The unit 2 covers the following topics:

  • Creating a Business Plan
  • Creating Your Brand
  • Developing Your Business Structure
  • Creating Promotional Materials
  • Gathering Resources

Unit 3

Creating a Sales and Marketing Strategy

The unit 3 covers the following topics:

  • The Marketing Cycle
  • Opportunities to Consider
  • Getting the Work Done
  • Developing Contracts and Statements of Work
  • Sample Statement of Work
  • Project Deliverables
Career Path

Completion of this level 3 course will prove invaluable for anyone looking to go into business as a professional consultant. Whether interested in working solo as a freelancer or out to establish the next global-leading business consultancy brand, your new skills and confidence will help you map out your own future. Those with advanced business skills and competencies benefit from extensive and varied long-term career prospects. 

Course Accreditation

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and Certa Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme.  This means that Staff Training Solutions has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet defined quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to a regulated qualification* but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills gained. The Learner Unit Summary may be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this subject. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner. 

The course itself has been designed by Staff Training Solutions to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. ABC Awards/Certa endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met.  A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

ABC Awards and Certa Awards have long-established reputations for providing high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. ABC Awards and Certa Awards combine over 180 years of expertise combined with a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.

Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards and Certa Awards also offer regulated qualifications for all ages and abilities post-14; all are developed with the support of relevant stakeholders to ensure that they meet the needs and standards of employers across the UK.

Who should take this course
  • Newcomers to business consultancy with no prior education or experience
  • Existing business consultants lacking formal qualifications and training
  • Business owners, managers and supervisions looking to improve service provision
  • Business consultancy team members in pursuit of promotion
  • Anyone with an interest in starting their own consultancy business
  • Jobseekers looking to broaden and enhance their career prospects