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06 Jul
AAT Access Award in Bookkeeping Level 1 (Remote)
FREE
09:30 - 12 Aug 16:00 Distance Learning

This course provides an introduction to book-keeping practices and will teach you all you need to know about maintaining accurate records; including how to complete financial documents, record cash and credit transactions, understand petty cash systems and much more.

Assessment method:

Candidates will be required to complete one externally set computer-based test. This will consist of a number of practical tasks. The duration of this is 1 hour and 30 minutes.

The qualification:

This qualification is aimed at adults who want to develop skills and knowledge required for working in the accounting sector. The AAT Access Award in Bookkeeping offers students at Level 1 the opportunity to develop practical bookkeeping skills. This qualification may help students to move on to further study in either accountancy or bookkeeping with AAT, offer a route into employment or be of interest to those already in employment.

Course structure:

Understand the role of the bookkeeper

  • Duties and responsibilities of a bookkeeper
  • Ways to keep information confidential
  • Importance of working with accuracy

Understand financial transactions

  • The buying and selling process
  • Basic bookkeeping terminology
  • The dual effect of transactions

Process customer and supplier transactions

  • Prepare sales invoices and credit notes
  • Check purchase invoices and credit notes
  • Record sales and purchase invoices and credit notes in the books of prime entry
  • Identify outstanding amounts for individual customers and suppliers

Process receipts and payments

  • Enter receipts and payments into a cash book
  • Use the cash book to calculate closing amounts of cash in hand and cash in the bank
  • Check the closing amount of cash in the bank against the closing balance on the bank statement

On successful completion of the course learners will achieve the AAT Access Award in Book-Keeping level 1.

This course runs Mondays and Wednesdays for 6 weeks

For further information about this course contact Starting Point on 01744 698800 or email info@thestartingpoint.org.

06 Jul
Introduction to the Principles of Manual Handling
Members: £15.00 + VAT
Non-members: £20.00 + VAT
10:00 - 11:00 Remote Seminar

This one hour webinar is designed to give you a better understanding of manual handling techniques and the legislation surrounding them.

The training is designed to ensure that you are given the maximum possible practical training relevant to your role in the workplace.

This webinar is presented by: St Helens Chamber

For more information or to reserve your place call 01744 742091 or email events@sthelenschamber.com.



07 Jul
Email Marketing
Members: £15.00 + VAT
Non-members: £20.00 + VAT
10:00 - 11:00 Remote Seminar

During this 1 hour webinar, delegates will cover the following topics:

  • Introduction to email marketing
  • Explore how to create and effective email marketing campaign
  • Look at how businesses use email marketing to promote their products and services

This webinar will be delivered via Google Meet (Access to Google Chrome would be preferred for this)

This webinar is presented by: St Helens Chamber

For more information or to reserve your place call 01744 742091 or email events@sthelenschamber.com.

 

08 Jul
Introduction to Digital Marketing (Remote)
FREE
09:30 - 10 Jul 16:00 Distance Learning

This course has been designed to give you an overview of current digital marketing techniques. Digital marketing is used in a wide variety of sectors, and many job roles now have responsibility for promoting a business not just the advertising and marketing department. You will gain an insight into marketing trends and develop your skills that are highly sought after by many employers.

To complete this course you should have previous experience of using computers and a good understanding of areas such as file management and internet browsing.

COURSE CONTENT IS:

This course will cover the following areas:

  • Digital Marketing Principles – the role of digital marketing
  • Digital Marketing Platforms – How different digital marketing platforms can be used to promote products and services
  • Social Media Marketing – How social media used to promote products and services
  • Search Engine Marketing – SEO and Paid Search marketing
  • The Effects of Digital Marketing – How to evaluate the effects of digital marketing
  • Website Best-Practice – How to create your own website and improve its performance

For further information about this course contact Starting Point on 01744 698800 or email info@thestartingpoint.org

08 Jul
The Real World of Clean Growth Business Funding
FREE
10:00 - 12:00 Remote Seminar

Fund your clean and green mission

Run by Clean Growth UK’s North Hub, Liverpool John Moores University, in partnership with St Helens Chamber.

The one thing that has the power to accelerate your green business ambitions more than anything is funding.

Whether it’s crowdfunding, government grants, private equity investment or debt financing, what works for one business might not work for another. How do you decide what’s right for you?

Designed for businesses in our North Hub, this FREE workshop will help you identify the right kind of funding for your business.

With two streams – start-up and next-level growth – you’ll get advice and support that’s tailored to you and delivered by two Clean Growth UK Strategic Advisers. You can submit your funding questions in advance so that they get covered on the day.

The workshop will cover all aspects of business funding, including recent developments related to the Covid-19 crisis.

Work-stream 1: Startup Funding and Seed Capital

Delivered by Clive Bonny of Strategic Management Partners. Clive provides due diligence advice, intellectual property protection and networking support to enable fundraisers to improve their investability.

Work-stream 2: Growth Funding

Delivered by Lawrie Chandler of Edale Investments, an FCA regulated investment business and practitioner that helps firms access growth capital or cash flow improvement.

Run by Clean Growth UK’s North Hub, Liverpool John Moores University, in partnership with St Helens Chamber.

Book now to secure your place!

For more information or to reserve your place call 01744 742028 or email events@sthelenschamber.com.

09 Jul
Introduction to the Principles of COSHH
Members: £15.00 + VAT
Non-members: £20.00 + VAT
10:00 - 11:00 Remote Seminar

This one hour webinar is designed for those responsible for the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) at work, as well as employees who use hazardous substances in manufacturing, cleaning, healthcare, transport, utilities and offices.

Benefits:

• Identify the hazards associated with different substances
• Identify the risks and controls available to deal with substances
• Know what to expect from COSHH assessment

This webinar is presented by: St Helens Chamber

For more information or to reserve your place call 01744 742091 or email events@sthelenschamber.com.

 

10 Jul
Microsoft Office Essentials (Remote)
FREE
09:30 - 20 Jul 16:00 Distance Learning

Are you interested in developing your digital knowledge and skills?

This course will provide you with updated skills and abilities needed to build on existing knowledge, motivate further learning, and improve your employability in a wide range of fields and industries.

To complete this course you will need to have some working knowledge of Microsoft Office packages.

AVAILABLE UNITS ARE:

Microsoft Word

Most employers expect employees to have Microsoft Word skills, and it's probably the most universally-consumed programme in businesses around the globe. Microsoft Office Essentials will help you understand and brush up on your word processing skills, so that you can develop skills and confidence you need to progress in your work and personal life. You will cover:

  • Using a software application designed for formatting, editing and production of largely text-based documents.
  • Creating mail merged documents
  • Paragraph and font formatting
  • Using tables and graphs

Microsoft Excel

Microsoft Excel is perhaps the most important computer spreadsheets programme used in the workplace today. As a result, many employers expect employees to have a working knowledge of the software. Learning how to use Microsoft Excel can improve your employment options, as well as improving your productivity by learning the best shortcuts and formulae to use in different situations. You will cover:

  • Creating spreadsheets
  • Data entry
  • Text and number formats
  • Editing cells
  • Basic data analysis skills through sorting and filtering

Microsoft PowerPoint

Microsoft PowerPoint is the most widely used presentation software in the world. The software is designed to help people to create a clean, visually engaging and information-rich presentation. On the Microsoft Office Essentials course you will learn skills and knowledge to operate and develop your own presentation through Microsoft PowerPoint. You will cover:

  • How to create slides
  • Using text boxes, shapes, images and drawing tools
  • How to create excellent transitions and animations
  • How to make a presentation flow using charts, graphs and tables

Improving Productivity Using IT

Computer software systems are all around us, and we use them a lot. knowing which systems to use for various tasks can help you work more effectively. This course can help you understand different IT tools, and provide a quick refresher on software you may not have used for a long time. You will cover:

  • Choosing the appropriate IT systems and software to meet requirements.
  • Using IT systems and software efficiently to complete planned tasks.
  • Reviewing the selection and use of IT tools to make sure that tasks are completed.

On successful completion of the course learners will achieve the City & Guilds Level 1 Award for IT User.

For further information about this course contact Starting Point on 01744 698800 or email info@thestartingpoint.org

13 Jul
Leading Through Change
Members: £15.00 + VAT
Non-members: £20.00 + VAT
10:00 - 11:00 Remote Seminar

Change is a constant in all our lives, at times it can be unsettling and can impact on people at different times and in different ways.

When Change takes place in the work environment – YOU - as a Leader naturally undertake an important role in supporting your team’s understanding of the changes taking place, whilst helping them work through the Change.

By the end of this 1-hour online masterclass, you will be able to:

  • Clearly articulate what we mean by Change
  • Understanding your feelings as you go through Change
  • Identify how you deal with two types of Change – personal & workplace
  • How the Change Curve impacts our thinking about Change

This webinar is delivered by Matt Carroll Coaching Limited.

For more information or to reserve your place call 01744 742091 or email events@sthelenschamber.com.

14 Jul
Virtual Business Breakfast
Members: FREE
Non-members: £20.00 + VAT
09:00 - 10:00 Remote Networking

As the Chamber continues to develop an online networking schedule for our members, we're delighted to bring our online Business Breakfast. This is a great opportunity to promote your business, raise your profile and meet new contacts online.

Free for Chamber Members.

Not a member? Try your first event for free and talk to us about membership!

For more information or to reserve your place call 01744 742091 or email events@sthelenschamber.com.


14 Jul
Level 2 Digital Marketing for Business (Remote)
FREE
09:30 - 28 Jul 16:00 Distance Learning

This course has been designed to enhance your understanding of digital marketing, and provide you with the knowledge to create your own social media and SEO strategy. Digital marketing is used in a wide variety of sectors, and many job roles now have responsibility for promoting a business not just the advertising and marketing department.

This qualification will aim to introduce you to the concepts of digital promotion that can be used in a business setting.

To complete this course you should have previous experience of using computers and a good understanding of areas such as file management and internet browsing, along with some experience of digital marketing.

The course will cover:

  • Digital promotion for business – In this unit you will gain a broad overview of digital marketing and investigate a range of digital promotional activities, such as email marketing, social media and SEO.
  • Search engine optimisation for business – You will gain a summary of the purpose of SEO, and how it can be used to increase online traffic for a business. This will include designing an SEO strategy for a business.
  • Social media – You will research how to use social media channels to engage with different audiences, and will create your own online identity for business.

On successful completion of the course learners will achieve the NCFE Level 2 Award in Digital Promotion for Business.

For further information about this course contact Starting Point on 01744 698800 or email info@thestartingpoint.org

 

 


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