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01 May
Manual Handling
Members: £80.00 + VAT
Non-members: £130.00 + VAT
09:30 - 16:30 St Helens Chamber

This one day course 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 course is nationally accredited and a certificate is included.

05 May
Strategic Planning Skills
Members: £65.00 + VAT
Non-members: £99.00 + VAT
09:30 - 13:00 St Helens Chamber

Develop an awareness of the value of a company’s strategic plan, mission statement, goals and objectives. This course highlights the importance of smart targets and of communicating with your team.

Delegates will learn:

• Why a company’s strategic plan, mission statement, goals and objectives are important

• To understand techniques and tools that support the design of business processes

• How to evaluate the effectiveness of your business processes

• The importance of smart targets.

05 May
Principles of Infection Prevention & Control
Members: £80.00 + VAT
Non-members: £130.00 + VAT
09:30 - 16:30 St Helens Chamber

This qualification will familiarise you with infection control legislation and policies and develop understanding of the causes of infections, the conditions in which they thrive and the ways that they can be spread.

05 May
Get To The Top Of Google Part Two - Advanced Blogging
Members: £65.00 + VAT
Non-members: £99.00 + VAT
09:30 - 13:00 Clickworks

Significant traffic can be achieved by researching and writing effective blogs that answer the questions your target customers are asking. When done correctly blogging can take your website to page one on search engine results, portray your company as an industry leader, as well as building loyalty and trust with your website visitors and customers. It can make potential customers consistently return to your website as well as giving you something valuable to share on social media. This seminar will show you how to take your website to the next level, get more traffic and ways to convert these visitors into customers.

On completion delegates will:

• Know a wide range of industry secrets on how to find the best performing keyword search terms on Google

• Be able to create great content for these terms which can skyrocket their company website.

• Learn strategies that quickly allow for blog content distribution on other platforms such as YouTube, Vimeo and iTunes.

• Learn how to analyse and track the success of your blogging

• Develop strategies to ensure that the increased website visitors become leads or customers.

Delivered by Search Online Marketing.

06 May
Successful Sales Techniques
Members: £65.00 + 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

07 May
Using PowerPoint
Members: £25.00 + VAT
Non-members: £25.00 + VAT
09:30 - 16:30 Clickworks

Microsoft Powerpoint is the most widely used presentation software in the world. Your employees can use Microsoft Powerpoint to update their presentation skills and the software can help with a range of other jobs as well. Whether you’re getting ready to present financials or give an end of year review, Microsoft PowerPoint can help by creating a clean, visually engaging and information–rich presentation.

Delegates will learn how to:
• Create slides
• Use text boxes, shapes, images and drawing tools
• Create excellent transitions and animations
• Make a presentation flow using charts, graphs and tables

12 May
Business Breakfast
Members: FREE
Non-members: £20.00 + VAT
07:45 - 09:15 St Helens Chamber

Our Business Breakfasts provide an opportunity for you to meet for an informal breakfast with other local member businesses, to promote your business, be inspired by guest speakers and share advice and ideas.

Networking is one of the best ways of gaining new contacts and building business relationships. All types of businesses attend, from start-ups to long-standing companies.

12 May
Safeguarding Children & Young People
Members: £160.00 + VAT
Non-members: £229.00 + VAT
09:30 - 13 May 16:30 St Helens Chamber

This one and a half day course will raise awareness of child safeguarding legislation, guidelines, policies and procedures. You will gain knowledge of working in partnership with other organisations and the importance of ensuring children and young peoples' safety and protection in settings. Learn how to best respond to evidence or concerns of abuse, harm or bullying.

This course is nationally accredited and a unit is credited upon completion.

14 May
Effective Negotiation Skills
Members: £65.00 + VAT
Non-members: £99.00 + VAT
09:30 - 13:00 St Helens Chamber

Negotiation is a method by which people reach a mutual agreement through a process of compromise. Successful negotiation is achieved by good planning; the appropriate use of power and the use of powerful tactics and techniques.

Having effective negotiation skills is becoming more and more important in a wide range of job roles. There are many situations where good negotiation skills are useful and occasionally essential.

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

• Understand the role of negotiation

• Prepare for every negotiation using a structured approach

• Use communication skills to good effect

• Have improved confidence when negotiating

• Recognise the other side's negotiation style

• Avoid common pit-falls

Whether you have to negotiate with customers, suppliers or colleagues, this course will help you to refine your communication skills and define negotiating strategies that will make you more effective.

20 May
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.

Thank you for your enquiry. We will get back to you as soon as possible.

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