Looking to start your side hustle?

Pearson College London has partnered with renowned innovation agency Studio Zao to run the ‘Build Your Side Hustle’ online course featured on Pearson's UK Learns.

Studio Zao is an innovation studio who helps brave and forward-thinking organisations to accelerate innovation and entrepreneurial change. Running rapid and targeted sprints, called "hacks", to devise future scenarios, formulate innovation strategies, test prototypes and design new ventures.

Studio Zao has worked with some of the world's leading organisations, brands and academic institutions, including Sony Music, EY, the NHS, Pentland Brands, Ellesse, Speedo, Imperial College London and the Institute of Cancer Research.

The Build Your Side Hustle Online Course

The course provides a solid foundation for launching a new business idea with online tutorials, tools, dedicated Slack community and Q&As with venture builders, design, legal and financial experts. Students will also have an additional option to book 1:1 coaching with one of the Studio Zao’s team experts.

Eight online modules address some of the key challenges and themes involved in launching your own venture including  validating your idea in the market, identifying your customers, getting traction for your idea, learning basic finance, pitching and preparing to take the big leap.

Key benefits

Learn how to make your business idea a reality with our guided, practical process led by experienced venture-builders. Using tools such as Lean Canvas and Design Thinking, not just explaining the theory. Make real progress with the minimum capital investment!

Whether you are working full-time or are looking to pursue a new path, with our online course you can study anywhere, any when! Our recorded videos, online exercises and Slack Community allow you to work on your inner entrepreneur at a time that suits you. After all, we know balancing the books, identifying new opportunities and growing your business requires the right resources, tools and mindset.

On this course, you will be taught by professionals with experience in the start-up ecosystem and receiving useful feedback on your hustles. Join our Slack community and meet hundreds of like-minded innovators to learn new skills, build your network and find collaborators.

To find out more view their website here and access the full course.