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21 Nov
A Beginner’s Guide to Social Media Marketing
Members: £49.00 + VAT
Non-members: £99.00 + VAT
09:30 - 13:00 St Helens Chamber

This interactive half day session will show you exactly how to make the most of popular social media platforms, such as Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter, to achieve your marketing objectives. This session is targeted at those who are new to social media. This seminar puts you in control and demonstrates how to engage with customers for maximum business impact via social media.

• Understand how social media fits with your communications plan

• Find out how to use social media to research your market

• Develop an understanding of the tools

available to manage social media campaigns

• Use social media to make contact with potential clients and business contacts

• Understand the dos and don’ts of implementing social media marketing.

'Skills for Growth' funding is available for this seminar, which can highly subsidise the cost of the seminar for SME businesses. For more information please contact the Workforce Development Team on 01744 742333 

21 Nov
Handling difficult conversations (Having the courage to say what needs to be said)
Members: £49.00 + VAT
Non-members: £99.00 + VAT
09:30 - 13:00 St Helens Chamber

Management conversations at work should improve performance and increase the productivity of individuals and the team. This sometimes involves delivering difficult messages, and tackling inappropriate behaviour or poor performance. Raising tricky issues, speaking up for ourselves and confronting others is part of being a manager – but takes courage and skill to do well.

This seminar provides the skills to avoid the pitfalls of these types of conversations and the people skills to achieve successful outcomes. The seminar is suitable for staff who in their role carry out appraisals, performance management and disciplinary processes.

'Skills for Growth' funding is available for this seminar, which can highly subsidise the cost of the seminar for SME businesses. For more information please contact the Workforce Development Team on 01744 742333

22 Nov
Gel Nails
FREE
09:30 - 16:30 The Chamber Hair Academy

Learn how to increase your knowledge and skill with the latest gel polish trend- Gellux 30 second gel polish.

This course is perfect for beginners and experienced nail technicians looking to update their skills.

This course will teach you everything there is to know about the Gellux system, from preparation, consultation through to simple nail art and promotion/marketing.

Students are expected to work on each others nails and for this reason it is pre-requisite that all students remove any nail extensions/gel polish prior to this session.

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

22 Nov
IT User Level 1
FREE
09:30 - 28 Nov 16:00 St Helens Chamber

This valuable qualification covers ICT skills that are required by employers such as using email, spreadsheets, PowerPoint and Word.

You will receive a nationally accredited qualification in ICT Functional Skills upon successful completion.

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 Nov
Networking with Tomas Maunier
Members: £15.00 + VAT
Non-members: £25.00 + VAT
12:00 - 14:00 Mercure Hotel

Our guest speaker in November will be Tomas Maunier. Tomas is the founder and owner of Fazenda Rodizio Bar and Grill and will be discussing the amazing journey Fazenda has taken over the last six and half years, building a successful brand and describing what he has learnt throughout the experience.

Tomas began his career in the hospitality industry in 2010 after meeting his business partner, Robert Melman. The pair set out on their first venture to bring a flavour of the high-end rodizios found in São Paolo, Brazil to the people of Leeds with great passion and a desire to deliver excellence in exquisite food and drink.

Lawyer turned marketeer and businessman, Tomas has recently headed up the launch of two new brands. Driving the business through strategic and relationship marketing, Tomas has established himself as a leader and influencer in the North West.

Sponsored by Mercure Haydock and Beaufort Financial Planning

23 Nov
Manual Handling
Members: £65.00 + 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 it. 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.

23 Nov
Project Management
Members: £65.00 + VAT
Non-members: £130.00 + VAT
09:30 - 16:00 St Helens Chamber

This workshop is for anyone leading or contributing to a project. Outcomes include:

• Understanding project life cycles

• Developing a project plan and a quality plan

• Establishing an effective stakeholder engagement strategy

• Developing a risk register and contingencies

• Managing control of change

• Recognising the importance of effective team working

This workshop is a PowerPoint free zone. Instead, a highly participative format is employed by using a project simulation in which the delegates must deliver a successful project to illustrate the key points listed above.

'Skills for Growth' funding is available for this seminar, which can highly subsidise the cost of the seminar for SME businesses. For more information please contact the Workforce Development Team on 01744 742333

Presented by KBW

23 Nov
Paediatric First Aid
FREE
09:30 - 24 Nov 16:30 St Helens Chamber

This two day seminar is designed with child minders, nursery and school staff members in mind and is approved by Ofsted and Local Authorities. It deals with basic life support with an emphasis on children's needs, ailments and illnesses. It is also suitable for parents and carers.

'Skills for Growth' funding is available for this seminar, which can highly subsidise the cost of the seminar for SME businesses. For more information please contact the Workforce Development Team on 01744 742333 

23 Nov
Produce a CV
FREE
09:30 - 24 Nov 12:00 St Helens Chamber

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

This course is split over two half days (Thursday and Friday) from 9:30am till 12 noon.

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 more information about the CV, Interview and support sessions we offer at Starting Point, contact us on 01744 698800 or email info@thestartingpoint.org

23 Nov
Introduction to Aromatherapy
FREE
10:00 - 24 Nov 14:45 Starting Point

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.

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


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