Course Description

Diploma in Innovation and Small Business Management - Level 3

Diploma in Innovation and Small Business Management - Level 3 is a course run by South London College, Dublin. It is a 'Online Learning' course with a duration of 100 Guided Learning Hours. Diploma in Innovation and Small Business Management - Level 3 gives a Course Qualification of Diploma. For more information about Diploma in Innovation and Small Business Management - Level 3 at South London College, please review the details below.

Diploma in Innovation and Small Business Management – Level 3

Starting up a business is not simple! Most businesses fail in their start-up phase due to the owner’s lack of knowledge and skills in business start-up or management. Therefore, this Diploma in Innovation and Small Business Management – Level 3 has been developed to help entrepreneurs and small business owners set up successful business ventures that thrive in the long run. This course, with its 9 comprehensive modules, will guide you on how to identify good opportunities, develop a product or service, gain prominence in the marketplace and to test your prototype to see if it has a considerable amount of audience.

This course will enlighten you on innovation and how it can lead to growth in your business. You will be provided with the necessary knowledge and skills needed to apply your innovative ideas into your business and to carry out relevant research and development activities. This course has also dedicated a few modules that will teach you on how to use the innovative framework and on how to compile an action plan.

You will be walked through how to operate small businesses, how to apply technology to your business, how to go ahead with global start-ups and how to measure your innovative performance, all the while presenting you with practical tips and tricks to add value to your organisation. By the end of this course, you will be well acquainted with starting up and operating successful small business ventures.

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme. This means that Global Edulink* 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 Global Edulink* to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. ABC Awards & Certa Awards 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.

*South London College is an approved reselling partner for ABC Awards courses under Global Edulink

*Regulated qualification refers to those qualifications that are regulated by Ofqual / CCEA / Qualification Wales.

Course Curriculum
1: Introduction
2: Invention, Innovation And Small Business Invention
3: Research And Development And The Small Firm.
4: Technology Diffusion.
5: Clusters And Knowledge Flows.
6: Higher Education Spin-Off.
7: Global Start-Ups And Business Development.
8: Innovation Performance Indicators
9: Conclusions

Who Is This Course Aimed at?

Business owners
Business Consultants
Anyone who is looking to gain a knowledge and skills in Small Business Management

Access Duration

The course will be directly delivered to you, and you have 12 months access to the online learning platform from the date you joined the course. The course is self-paced and you can complete it in stages, revisiting the lectures at any time.

Method of Assessment

In order to complete the Diploma in Innovation and Small Business Management – Level 3 successfully, all students are required to complete a series of assignments. The completed assignments must be submitted via the online portal. Your instructor will review and evaluate your work and provide your feedback based on how well you have completed your assignments.


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).

Awarding body (Accreditation)

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.

Other benefits

Written and designed by the industry’s finest expert instructors with over 15 years of experience
Repeat and rewind all your lectures and enjoy a personalised learning experience
Unlimited 12 months access from anywhere, anytime
Excellent Tutor Support Service (Monday to Friday)
Save time and money on travel
Learn at your convenience and leisure
Eligible for a TOTUM discount card
Free Career Support Service
25% Discount on personal Statement and covering letter writing service
Free Access to Over 150 courses for 2 days (48 hours)
Free access to course before you purchase (For selected courses only)

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Training ProviderSouth London College
Course LocationDublin
Course TypeOnline Learning
Course QualificationDiploma
Course Duration100 Guided Learning Hours
Course Fee149
Entry RequirementsLearners should be age 19 or over, and must have a basic understanding of Maths, English, and ICT. A recognised qualification at level 2 or above in any discipline.
Carear PathBusiness Consultant – £38,159 per annum Small Business Owner – £24,747 per annum Small Business Operator – £25,759 per annum Business manager – £34,591 per annum
Phone+44 203 884 3001
Course CodeQLS-04460
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Course Provider

South London College

35-37 Ludgate Hill, London, Dublin, United Kingdom. Eircode: EC4M 7JN

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