Course overview

This course is only for people living in Essex. Are you interested in buying and selling online? This course looks at ways to keep safe online; including how to avoid online scams and delivery fraud. We focus on what you need to consider when selling your own items online, covering topics such as taking photographs and pricing appropriately. We also look at some marketing techniques that are used to encourage people to make a purchase. Your rights as a buyer forms part of the course as does how to work out if something is a genuine bargain or not.

Course description

This course is only for residents of Essex. In this short 8 hour course, we will be looking at a number of factors associated with buying and selling online. This course focuses on ways you can keep your personal information safe when shopping online and we will work together to identify how some online scams work and what to do to avoid falling victim to them. We also look at how to sell your own items online, including discussion of recent changes to the law around taxation. You will work with your fellow learners to write a description for an item to sell and discuss what you need to consider when photographing the item. We will look at a few common marketing techniques. Some basic maths will be covered relevant to buying and selling online, giving you the opportunity to refresh or develop your skills in this area in a safe, supportive environment and helping you to determine if something you see advertised online is a genuine bargain. You do not need a digital device for this course but you are welcome to bring one along. Please bring a pad and pen to make notes.

What financial support is available?

We don't want anything to stand in your way when it comes to bringing Adult learning within reach so if you need anything to support you to achieve your goals then speak to one of our education experts during your enrolment journey. Most of our courses are government funded but if you don't qualify or need.

What other support is available?

All of our digital content, teaching and learning activities and assessments are designed to be accessible so if you need any additional support you can discuss this with the education experts during your enrolment journey and we will do all we can to make sure you have optimal access.

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