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07 Oct
Successful Sales Techniques
Members: £80.00 + VAT
Non-members: £99.00 + VAT
09:30 - 13:00 St Helens Chamber

This interactive seminar will focus on the sales process. Delegates attending the course will develop a structured approach to sales and will learn how to quickly develop the skills and techniques that can enhance sales performance.

Delegates will return from the course fully confident in their ability to:

• Understand the selling cycle

• Understand customers and their buyer behaviours

• Connect with customers

• Make good first impressions

• Deliver winning presentations

• Client Concerns: Strategies For Success

• Close a sale

• Get client referral

08 Oct
AAT Level 2 Foundation Certificate in Bookkeeping
FREE
09:30 - 18 Dec 16:00 St Helens Chamber

Get all the skills you need for a successful career in the finance industry with our AAT Level 2 Foundation Certificate in Bookkeeping.

The qualification:

The purpose of the AAT Foundation Certificate in Bookkeeping is to ensure that students have the necessary skills in bookkeeping needed for most finance roles. Students will gain the knowledge and skills needed to carry out typical bookkeeping transactions and tasks in two mandatory units. 

Students completing this qualification will develop the underpinning skills required in all accountancy and finance roles. They will use bookkeeping skills to confidently perform accounting transactions and understand how to process financial information in accordance with set procedures and schedules

This qualification is suitable for those already working in finance, those returning to work after a break or those wishing to change career. The qualification is open to those who are working and those who are not currently in employment. It also offers progression for students who have started studying accountancy and bookkeeping with AAT.

Course structure:

Bookkeeping Transactions

  • Understand financial transactions within a bookkeeping system
  • Process customer transactions
  • Process supplier transactions
  • Process receipts and payments
  • Process transactions through the ledgers to the trial balance

Bookkeeping Controls

  • Understand payment methods
  • Understand controls in a bookkeeping system
  • Use control accounts
  • Use the journal
  • Reconcile a bank statement with the cash book

Assessment method:

Students must successfully complete two unit assessments to achieve this qualification. The proportion of this qualification assessed by external assessment is 100%. 

On successful completion of the course learners will achieve the AAT Level 2 Foundation Certificate in Bookkeeping.

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

12 Oct
Introduction to Digital Marketing
FREE
09:30 - 16 Oct 16:00 St Helens Chamber

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.

This course is delivered over 3 full days at the Chamber's main building. Times are 9.30am-4.00pm.

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

13 Oct
Business Breakfast
Members: FREE
Non-members: £20.00 + VAT
08:00 - 09:00 Remote Networking

There is no time better than now to work on building your network to Restart, Rebuild and Renew your business success.

Our online Business Breakfast is a great opportunity to promote your business, raise your profile and talk to meet like-minded professionals online.

Free for Chamber Members. 

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

For more information call 01744 742028 or email events@sthelenschamber.com

13 Oct
Using Excel
Members: £25.00 + VAT
Non-members: £25.00 + VAT
09:30 - 16:30 Clickworks

Training your employees on how to use Microsoft Excel can improve your business options, as well as improving productivity, by learning the best short-cuts and formulae to use in different situations. Microsoft Excel can help your business when managing human resources, performance reporting, and operations management, by allowing staff to store information, analyse and report.

The course will cover:

• Creating spreadsheets

• Data entry

• Text and number formats

• Basic mathematical functions

• Editing cells

• Basic data analysis skills through sorting and filtering

• Using formulae to analyse data

• Making your spreadsheet secure 

Thanks to funding from the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority's Adult Education Budget we are pleased to be able to offer this course at a reduced cost.

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

15 Oct
Emergency First Aid at Work
Members: £80.00 + VAT
Non-members: £130.00 + VAT
09:30 - 16:30 St Helens Chamber

Emergencies can and do happen, anywhere and anytime. Our Emergency First Aid course will provide delegates with essential basic life-saving first aid skills and compliance with the Health & Safety (First Aid) Regulations.

This course is nationally accredited and a certificate is included.

15 Oct
Health & Safety
Members: £80.00 + VAT
Non-members: £130.00 + VAT
09:30 - 16:30 St Helens Chamber

This course is a vocationally related qualification that is designed to give you knowledge and understanding of the basic principles of health and safety, hazards that can arise and some of the protection available against those hazards.

This course is nationally accredited at Level 2 and a certificate is included.

16 Oct
Countdown to Change: 75 days to go
FREE
15:30 - 16:30 Webinar

Introducing ‘Countdown to Change’: four interactive webinars to prepare members for the end of the Transition Period.

Don’t miss these brand new virtual events - four topical and interactive webinars, designed to count down to the end of the EU Transition period.

They will be full of practical information and advice on what businesses need to do now in order to be prepared for the changes on 1st January 2021. They will also guide businesses through the jargon and complexities of Customs processes to ensure they understand what change is required.

Hosted by Customs expert Liam Smyth, these jargon - free and interactive webinars will guide businesses through the complexity of change in our import and export processes, systems and controls from 1st January 2020.

19 Oct
Level 2 Digital Marketing for Business
FREE
09:30 - 30 Oct 16:00 Clickworks

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.

This course is delivered over 4 full days at our Clickworks building. Times are 9.30am-4.00pm.

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

 

 

21 Oct
Powerful Presentation & Pitching Skills
Members: £80.00 + VAT
Non-members: £130.00 + VAT
09:30 - 16:30 St Helens Chamber

This course will show you how to build a compelling presentation or deliver a persuasive pitch to impress your audience whether to one or one thousand. You will be able get your point across even if you may not have time to fully prepare or feel uncomfortable presenting to colleagues or customers.

Whether presenting one-to-one at a meeting or standing in front of a room of business professionals, the three key methods to making your presentation brilliant are: preparation, preparation, and preparation, and this course will help you do exactly that.

Delegates will learn how to:
• Effectively prepare for their audience
• Build a compelling and original presentation
• Confidently project themselves
• Engage their audience for maximum impact
• Recognise the need for positive body language
• Manage their presentation space

The course will cover different presentation styles and provide an overview on the most common presentation tool, PowerPoint.

Presented by KBW Associates


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