Start A Business Skills Programme is a course accredited through Service SETA and is comprised of 11 Core Unit Standards from the qualification New Venture Creation (NQF2) – NLRD49648.
The Primary Objective of the Skills Programme is to have Learners exit with a Business Plan they can use to attract funds for their new venture ideas.
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