More Britons taking entrepreneurship courses than ever before

Entrepreneurship is now the fifth most popular type of online course in the UK with enrollments up by 200% on 2014

The number of Britons enrolling in online entrepreneur courses has increased by 200%, according to research from learning and teaching marketplace Udemy.

The research suggests that more than 40,000 people enrolled in entrepreneur courses in 2015 – a three-fold increase on 2014 – making it the fastest growing UK course of the marketplace’s 133 categories.

Home business courses have also seen a 167% annual increase in 2015, with entrepreneurship now the fifth most popular type of course in the UK after web development, programming languages, mobile apps and design tools.

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The most popular online entrepreneurship courses were found to focus on strategy and success; oneverything from launching ideas and building a brand to raising money and growing sales.

Dennis Yang, Udemy’s CEO, commented: “People are feeling insecure about the traditional jobs market and want to take control of their careers. One way they’re doing that is by starting their own businesses.

“That’s where online learning can accelerate the process, allowing aspiring British entrepreneurs to develop the skills they need at their own time and pace. Empowered with the right skill set, the UK’s army of entrepreneurs is only set to get stronger.”

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