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18 Nov
Food Safety
FREE
09:30 - 16:00 St Helens Chamber

Our Food Safety course is ideal for anyone wanting to work in a catering environment.

You will learn a basic knowledge of Food Safety, how to control food safety risks and develop the confidence and expertise needed to safely deliver quality food to customers.

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.

18 Nov
Construction Skills
FREE
09:30 - 29 Nov 16:00 Construction Training Centre

Are you interested in starting a career in construction or want to learn new skills to use at work or home?

This FREE construction skills course provides a range of practical skills including, joinery, plastering and painting and decorating.

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 our courses and to discuss your personal career plan.

On successful completion of this course learners will gain the Pearsons Level 1 BTEC Certificate in Construction and you can also apply for a FREE CSCS card, which is required to work on most construction sites.

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

18 Nov
Fast Track to Apprenticeships - Open Day
FREE
13:00 - 14:00 St Helens Chamber

Are you aged 16 – 24 and looking for work?

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

We will help you to:

  • Improve your CV
  • Perfect your interview techniques
  • Gain the skills that employers are looking for
  • Gain a variety of work experience to put on your CV
  • Get here with a free bus pass

On successful completion you will get:

  • Exclusive access to local vacancies
  • £100 bonus on moving into an Apprenticeship, job or further training
  • A free NUS discount card

Want to find out more? Come to our Open Day! Book online now or contact us for more information on:

  • Call 01744 742045
  • Email apprenticeships@sthelenschamber.com
  • Visit www.sthelenschamber.com/apprenticeships

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18 Nov
Apprenticeships for Liverpool Open Day
FREE
13:00 - 14:00 Merseyside Youth Association

Are you aged 16 – 24 living in Liverpool and looking for an Apprenticeship?

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

We will help you to:

  • Improve your CV
  • Perfect your interview techniques
  • Gain the skills that employers are looking for
  • Gain a variety of work experience to put on your CV
  • Get here with a free bus pass

On successful completion you will get:

  • Exclusive access to local vacancies
  • £100 bonus on moving into an Apprenticeship, job or further training
  • A free NUS discount card

Want to find out more? Come to our Open Day! Book online now or contact us for more information.

    Call: 0151 702 0799

    Email: apprenticeships@sthelenschamber.com

 

 
19 Nov
Microsoft Office Essentials
FREE
09:30 - 27 Nov 16:00 Clickworks

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.

This course is delivered over 5 full days at our Clickworks building. Times are 9.30am-4.00pm.

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

19 Nov
Gel Nails
FREE
09:30 - 16:00 The Chamber Hair & Beauty Academy

Description of the course: Goodbye to manicures & pedicures that take hours and don't last the distance.  Hello to luxury and polish that stays perfect. Learn how to increase your knowledge and skill with the latest gel polish trend .  Ideal for the beginner.  Now includes custom colour blending and seasonal trend techniques. 

The aim of this course is: To teach you everything there is to know about the gel polish system, from preparation, consultation through to simple nail art

This course is suitable for: Beginners & experienced nail technicians looking to update skills.

Requirements: Students are expected to work on each other, for this reason it is a pre-requisite that all students REMOVE any nail extensions/gel polish for practice during the course. 

What is supplied: Everything you need on the day of the course is provided for you and an in house training certificate will be provided on completion of the course.

Tools you will need to bring: You are not required to bring any tools along with you

Theory or Practical: Both, health & safety guidance on how to carry out gel nails will be covered.

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

19 Nov
Introduction to Project Management
Members: £65.00 + VAT
Non-members: £99.00 + VAT
09:30 - 13:00 St Helens Chamber

This seminar is suitable for individuals regardless of their position in an organisation, who have or will have a significant level of responsibility in delivering a project within their business. This is an interactive seminar and you will be encouraged to participate in discussions and self-reflection and required to participate in activities. This seminar will provide you with the skills to set up and control projects that meet the planned outcomes within agreed time scales and to budget. You will become familiar with project management tools and techniques and develop an understanding of how you can apply them and how you may also assist those around you involved with a project.

Delegates will learn about:

• The project lifecycle

• Roles within a project team (Project Governance)

• How to set up and deliver a project

• Components of a project budget

• Project management tools

• Managing resources

• Monitoring progress

• How to manage risks and issues

19 Nov
Introduction to Barbering
FREE
09:30 - 20 Nov 16:00 The Chamber Hair & Beauty Academy

Thinking of a career in barbering?

This two day course is a perfect way to improve the skills you need to carry out basic barbering techniques and follow required health and safety.

Throughout the course you will how to deal with clippers, blending/graduation/fading, scissor over comb, clipper over comb, razoring, blow-drying and styling.

You will receive an in house certificate on completion of this course.

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

19 Nov
Meet the Buyer: St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
Members: FREE
Non-members: FREE
10:30 - 13:30 St Helens Chamber

St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust is inviting local businesses to learn about developing business with the NHS, and our 'Meet the Buyer' event. The event will take place at St Helens Chamber on 19th November 2019.

The 'Meet the Buyer' event will give local businesses and opportunity to learn more on how to secure business with the NHS and provide information about the Trust's key procurement areas for the next two years. 

The session will also include a presentation on 'Top Tips for Tendering'. Attendees will get the opportunity to meet buyers from St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, find out about local business support networks and will also be able to network with other businesses over lunch.

20 Nov
Effective Communication & Motivation Skills
Members: £65.00 + VAT
Non-members: £99.00 + VAT
09:30 - 13:30 St Helens Chamber

This seminar is designed to help individuals who are in a leadership or management position understand the factors that may affect performance and motivation in the workplace. It looks at effective communication and how this can impact motivation levels and performance.

 

Delegates will develop an awareness and understanding of:

 

• The importance of effective communication in management

 

• How effective communication can impact on motivation and performance levels

 

• The factors that may affect performance and motivation of your staff

 

• An awareness of the theories of motivation and how these are relevant to your workplace


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