- Course Code: UKFEM14IRD
- Location: Online
- Duration: 5 hours
- Cost: £299.00
- Qualification: All modern browsers and devices
- Course Access: 12 months
- Exams Included: Yes
- Compatibility: All major browsers / devices
The ironing diploma is the perfect course choice for anyone who wants to improve their career prospects or open their own ironing service business. The course teaches you everything you need to know about ironing and running your own successful business.
Introduction to the Ironing Diploma
The ironing diploma is an industry recognised certification which is broken down into eleven manageable modules, taking approximately five hours to complete. The course teaches you how to use your new skills and how to implement the skills into your own business to achieve success.
This course is offered online, which enables you to study at your own pace without any schedules or deadlines. If you like you can take months to complete the course while working full time. An affordable one-off payment gives you access to all eleven modules, online tutoring and on successful completion and passing of the multiple choice test at the end, you can download and print your certificate.
What You Will Learn
This course is going to take you through eleven information packed modules, each one providing you with knowledge, skills and guidance to improve your career prospects or start your own ironing services business.
The modules cover the following:
- A basic introduction to ironing where you will learn about the demand for this service, why you should consider opening your own business and how to get up and running in the shortest space of time.
- Learn the importance of a business plan and what to include in your plan. Also get valuable advice on the five financing options to get your business off the ground.
- Understand how working from home can be the most cost-effective solution when starting your own business, but also pitfalls you may encounter along the way.
- Get a good understanding of the types of items you will be asked to iron, what pricing structure you should put in place, along with services you may want to offer, such as drop off and collection services.
- Know about ironing equipment from the type of iron you should buy to choosing the right ironing board and so much more.
- Learn the art of ironing from ironing various clothing items to speeding up your ironing abilities to complete more items in the shortest space of time.
- Understand the importance of customer care. You will learn how to improve your service levels and how to ensure you enjoy repeat business.
- Learn all there is about advertising. You will learn how to set advertising goals, where to advertise, what your adverts should include and how to advertise your business effectively to achieve the best results.
- The course will teach you how to name your business to create a name that is memorable. You will learn how to register your business and whether registration is essential. You will also learn where you must display your name.
- Learn the ins and outs of insurance and tax from registering as self-employed and operating as a sole trader to income tax and national insurance requirements.
- You will also gain some valuable insider tips and advice from time management tips to the importance of ironing in an odour free environment.
Benefits of the Ironing Diploma
Completing this course will provide you with a host of benefits, these include:
- An easy syllabus broken down into eleven information packed modules to help you achieve success.
- Improve your career prospects by using the skills and knowledge you learn when completing this course.
- Carry an industry recognised certification which you can use to push your own business or to improve your career prospects with your existing employer.
- Learn how to run your own successful ironing services business.
- Identify what you need to promote your business effectively.
- Gain insight, information and tips to help you grow your business and achieve success on a daily basis.
- Learn how to exceed your clients' expectations to enjoy a high percentage of repeat business.
- Why you should become an ironer
- The advantages of owning your own ironing business
- About the demand for ironing services
- How you can be up and running in no time at all
- Why research is vital before you start your business
- Why you must have a business plan before you begin
- What your business plan should include
- The 5 options for raising finance
- About the advantages of working from home
- How to avoid the pitfalls of working from home
- What you need to consider when working from home
- Why working from home is the most cost effective way of starting your business
- About the types of things you will iron
- Whether you should offer a drop-off and pick-up service
- Pricing options
- How much to charge
- Which iron you should use
- About the importance of getting the right ironing board
- About steam presses and rotary irons
- What disposables you will need
- How to iron a shirt
- How to iron trousers and other garments
- How to iron different fabric types
- How to increase your speed
- How to enhance customer satisfaction
- How to gain repeat business
- How to exceed customer expectations
- Why the customer is always right
- About setting advertising goals
- Where you should advertise your ironing service
- How to advertise your ironing service
- What your adverts must include
- How to choose a memorable name
- Whether or not you need to register your business
- What you can and can’t name your business
- Where you must display your business name
- Operating as a sole trader
- Registering as self-employed
- Keeping records
- Income Tax and National Insurance
- Time management tips
- How to prevent fatigue when ironing
- The importance of ironing in odour-free environments
- About other services you can offer your customers
Who can take the Start Your Own Ironing Business Diploma course?Anyone who has an interest in learning more about this subject matter is encouraged to take the course. There are no entry requirements to take the course.
What is the structure of the course?The course is broken down into 11 individual modules. Each module takes between 20 and 90 minutes on average to study. Although you are free to spend as much or as little time as you feel necessary on each module, simply log in and out of the course at your convenience.
Where / when can I study the course?You can study the course any time you like. Simply log in and out of the web based course as often as you require. The course is compatible with all computers, tablet devices and smart phones so you can even study while on the move!
Is there a test at the end of the course?Once you have completed all 11 modules there is a multiple choice test. The questions will be on a range of topics found within the 11 modules. The test, like the course, is online and can be taken a time and location of your choosing.
What is the pass mark for the final test?The pass mark for the test is 70%.
What happens if I fail the test?If you don’t pass the test first time you will get further opportunities to take the test again after extra study. There are no limits to the number of times you can take the test. All test retakes are included within the price of the course.
When will I receive my certificate?Once you have completed your test you can log in to your account and download/print your certificate any time you need it. If you would prefer us to post you a certificate to a UK address, there will be an admin charge of £10 (certificates sent internationally may cost more).
How can I pay?You can either use your Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Solo cards or PayPal account to pay for the online course. Our site uses the latest SSL encryption to ensure your safety. All payments are handled securely by PayPal.
How long after payment can I begin the course?You can begin the course immediately after your payment has been received. You will create your login details during the checkout process. We will also send you an email confirming your login details.
How long does it take to complete the Start Your Own Ironing Business Diploma course?We estimate that the course will take about 5 hours to complete in total, plus an additional 30 minutes for the end of course test.
How long is my certificate valid for?Once you have been awarded your certificate it is valid for life. The certificate does not expire or need renewing.