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21 May
Skills for the Workplace
FREE
00:00 - 24 May 00:00 St Helens Chamber
Our Skills for the Workplace course will give you a package of qualifications that are valuable to any job role.

These include: First Aid, Health & Safety, Fire Safety and Food Safety.

Learning new skills or just updating the ones you already have, can be key to ensuring your success in the workplace.

Please arrange to speak to one of our guidance advisers for more information about any of these courses and to discuss your personal career plan.

If you are currently unemployed and in receipt of benefits, these courses are all available FREE of charge. To find out more and to check your eligibility call us on 01744 698800 or emailinfo@thestartingpoint.org
21 May
Emergency First Aid
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.

21 May
Understanding Enterprise
FREE
09:30 - 30 May 16:00 St Helens Chamber
This 7 day course if perfect both for anyone thinking of starting or who has recently started their own business. 

Throughout the course you will learn about the skills and qualities needed to start your own business as well as the importance of business planning, how to market your business and how to manage money in business. 

This course is broken down into seven workshops: 
• Skills & Knowledge: Learn about the skills and qualities needed to start your business. 

• Business Planning: Learn how to complete a business plan and describe your product, service, personal profile, legal compliance, suppliers, risks, aims and objectives. 

• Marketing (Basics): Gain an understanding of what marketing means, planning and strategy, segmentation and targeting, the 4P’s, branding, features and benefits. 

• Managing Money: Learn about what start-up funding you need, where it can be financed and how to complete your cash flow forecast.

• Business IT: Learn how to use IT in your business for marketing and finance purposes. 

• Health & Safety: Gain an understanding of Health and Safety Law, Risk Assessments, Hazardous Substances, PPE, Workplace Health and Safety, Fire Prevention, First Aid, Occupational Health, Noise and Manual Handling. 

• Marketing for Success: Learn what the term ‘Digital Marketing’ actually means, and how to incorporate Digital Marketing Skills, Social Media, Paid Advertising and Video Marketing into your business. 

Please arrange to speak to one of our guidance advisers for more information about any of the courses and to discuss your personal career plan. 

To find out more call us on 0845 340 9980 or email startup@sthelenschamber.com. 
21 May
Introduction to Spray Tanning
FREE
09:30 - 16:00 The Chamber Hair & Beauty Academy

Want to learn to apply a professional spray tan?

This course will equip you with the skills and techniques needed to deliver an exceptional spray tan.

Throughout the day you will complete both theory and practical sessions.

Equipment is provided on the day, however, if preferred you are welcome to bring your own spray tanning kit.

As part of the training you will receive a spray tan.

Learning new skills or just updating the ones you already have, can be key to ensuring your success in the workplace. Please arrange to speak to one of our guidance advisers for more information about any of these courses and to discuss your personal career plan.

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

22 May
Be Your Own Boss
FREE
18:00 - 20:00 St Helens Chamber

Whether you have a great idea for a business or are tired of the day-to-day grind, at some point many of us think of becoming our own boss. If you have an idea for a business why not see if we can help you turn it into a reality?

Our ‘Be Your Own Boss’ events are designed to give you the information you need to decide whether starting and running a business is for you. It’s informal, free and the best way to find out everything you need to start your own business.

Book your free place online now or call us on 01744 742096 for more information.

23 May
Powerful Telephone Techniques
Members: £65.00 + VAT
Non-members: £99.00 + VAT
09:30 - 13:30 St Helens Chamber

Often the first contact a new potential customer receives from your business is by phone. You never get a second chance to make a good first impression, so the correct approach is crucial in developing that customer relationship.

Delegates attending the course will learn:
• Techniques for using & finding information
• Dealing with angry customers
• Appointment setting
• Aims & choices
• Call structure
• Why is it important to use a call structure
• Questioning techniques
• Closing techniques

This course builds confidence by providing skills & techniques to help improve the customer experience.

Delivered by KBW Associates

23 May
Produce a CV
FREE
09:30 - 24 May 16:30 Clickworks

Do you constantly find your CV is being ignored?

Do you want to make your CV stand out form the crowd?

Learn how to produce an effective CV and upload it to your Universal Job Match account on our short CV session.

This course lasts two days from 9:30am - 4:30pm.

By the end of the session all learners will have:

  • An understanding of useful information to have prepared before the interview
  • An understanding of what interviewers will be expecting in regards to; Punctuality, Dress Sense, Behaviour and Language Use
  • An understanding of the importance of researching the interviewing organisation
  • An understanding of questions to ask the interviewer

Having a good CV is vital while you are seeking work, our advisors will give you guidance and advice in what you should and shouldn’t have in your CV.

We also offer Interview skills sessions to help you perfect your technique so you can go to interviews with confidence.

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

23 May
Introduction to Aromatherapy
FREE
09:30 - 16:00 The Chamber Hair & Beauty Academy

This short course will explore the amazing qualities and benefits of essential oils and how they can be used to enhance and improve your daily life.

You will learn about:

-The discovery of Aromatherapy

-Therapeutic properties of essential oils

-Practical ways you can use essential oils in your daily life

-Simple how to administer a simple hand massage

Please note to complete this course you must be agreeable to take a skin test and give and receive a hand massage.

Learning new skills or just updating the ones you already have, can be key to ensuring your success in the workplace. Please arrange to speak to one of our guidance advisers for more information about any of these courses and to discuss your personal career plan.

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

28 May
Using Outlook
Members: £80.00 + VAT
Non-members: £130.00 + VAT
09:30 - 16:00 Clickworks

Learn to make the best use of email software to safely and securely send, receive and store messages. On completion of this course you will be able to understand and use a range of basic e-mail software tools.

Delegates will learn how to:

• Use e-mail software tools and techniques to compose and send messages
• Attach files to e-mail messages and send
• Identify how to stay safe and respect others when using e-mail
• Use an address book to store and retrieve contact information
• Follow guidelines and procedures for using e-mail
• Identify when and how to respond to e-mail messages
• Identify what messages to delete and when to do so
• Organise and store e-mail messages
• Respond appropriately to common e-mail problems

28 May
Fast Track to Apprenticeships - Open Day
FREE
13:00 - 14:00 St Helens Chamber

Are you 16 – 24 and looking for a job?

Our Fast Track to Apprenticeship courses will give you the skills, knowledge and qualifications to help you get an Apprenticeship.

  • Improve your CV
  • Perfect your interview techniques
  • Work Experience
  • Exclusive access to local vacancies
  • £100 bonus on moving into an Apprenticeship, job or training
  • Gain the skills that employers are looking for

Want to find out more? Come to our Open Day! Book online now or call us on 01744 742045 for more information

This event is part funded by the European Social Fund and the Youth Employment Initiative.


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