Artisan Business Start-Up Certificate - Module 4: Operations

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Want to get the operations of your business on track? Join Module 4 of our Artisan Business Start-Up Certificate to explore and map the running of your company.

Tutor Yvonne O’Donovan is the School’s Head of Business and Enterprise and has nurtured many food business start-ups over the years. With her expert guidance and deep understanding of business, she will equip you with the knowledge, confidence and drive to get your idea off the ground.

The FDQ accredited course has been specifically designed for those planning an artisan food or drinks business and those who are already trading and wish to expand or diversify.

It is possible to mix and match the syllabus to fit your individual requirements and availability, however we highly recommend taking all five modules in sequential order to gain the Artisan Business Start-Up Certificate.


During this three-day module, you will investigate the operational elements of an artisan food business. You will examine the logistics and systems behind setting up and running your company, while meeting the needs of your customers.

Guided by Yvonne and working alongside future food entrepreneurs, you will examine:

  • The logistics of getting your goods to your customers
  • Operations, production, manufacturing, sourcing and ICT systems – which options are best for your business?
  • Running your company
  • Legal structures and how to set them up
  • Defining success and deciding how to measure it.

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Refreshments will be available throughout each day, as well as a buffet style lunch prepared by our team of chefs. All learning resources and a PC are provided. However, you may wish to bring your own laptop or tablet device.


Book all five modules for £2,595 – just enter code ABSCGLWP to receive the discount.


We are committed to the promotion of good food, good health, local employment, a sustainable environment and a safe supply chain
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