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Building a Consulting Business QLS Level 3
Course at QLS 3
Study Method Online
Course Duration 200 Hrs
Start Date Ongoing
Endorsement Endorsed by Quality Licence Scheme
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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 Endorsement

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

This course and/or training programme has been endorsed by the Quality Licence Scheme for its high-quality, non-regulated provision and training programmes. This course and/or training programme is not regulated by Ofqual and is not an accredited qualification. Your training provider will be able to advise you on any further recognition, for example progression routes into further and/or higher education. For further information please visit the Learner FAQs on the Quality Licence Scheme website.

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 
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