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Short Course

Break Free, and be your own Boss
It’s a dream come true for may designers out there, but you have to be prepared before you take the leap!

Our Become a Successful Freelancer Short Course has been designed and developed for those of you who want to become freelance and successful at it. You will be shown in 6 effective steps on what you need to know, have and achieve. Plus, you will find out how to grow your business and keep on top of everything from planning to action.

This short course also presents you with real-life projects which you will work on with your very own one-to-one Course Tutor through our online campus and live one-to-one Skype Tutorials. This course is suitable for those studying any subject area of becoming a freelancer.


START DATE: Start Anytime of the Year

DURATION: 6-8 weeks




This course has been designed to be completed in 6-8 weeks depending on the time you have available each week.

What you will Learn

MODULE ONE: Introduction to Freelancing

Here we are going to look at exactly what you are hating to do and what freelancing is all about. We will look at what you are wanting to do for your freelance business and get you ready for the steps ahead in this short course. We will also look at your strong and weak points before you move forward.

MODULE TWO: Planning & Strategy

What are you wanting to achieve and how are you going to get everything moving in the right direction? Here you will start and complete your Marketing Plan and Strategy so that you are focused fully on where you are going and how you are going to get there.

MODULE THREE: Self Promotion

Building your brand and identity. This module is all about how you are going to be recognised and found. Plus we will cover some areas of PR and Networking which will help to build your visibility out there in the business world.

MODULE FOUR: Social Media

Understanding Social Media and how to use them effectively. A very important attribute now for any business both small and large. We will get you focused on how to work with Social Media and to keep it running.

MODULE FIVE: Pitching & Presentation

Winning the right clients and keeping a hold of them. Now it’s time to get you tooled up with your Pitch and Presentation approach. This will involve developing a style plus templates in advance of any presentation you will need to do in the near future.

MODULE SIX: Legal Knowledge & Organisational Skills

We all need it at some point, and understanding the legal requirements is just as important as everything else. Being organised is another area that a lot of freelancers fall down with. We will look at ways of getting you organised so this doesn’t happen to you. 

How to Enrol

It is so easy to apply and enrol on our courses. Just follow the steps on our 'HOW TO ENROL' page to find out how by clicking on this button.

Fiona Bankton - Southend, UK

“It has always been a dream of mine to be my own boss and work freelance as an illustrator. What has stopped me is knowing what I need before I take the plunge. This short course helped me to understand what I would face and what I would need to succeed. I am now working as a freelance illustrator which I can say is running good thanks to this course.”

Kevin Jameson - Cardiff, Wales

“A fantastic short course and it really prepared me for going freelance as a graphic designer. It was so easy to follow and the course tutor really knew his stuff about freelancing and being self-employed. Highly recommend this short course for anyone becoming freelance.”


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