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27 Jan
Graduate Hub
09:30 - 14 Feb 16:00 St Helens Chamber
Are you a recent graduate looking for work?
Do you need help to make your CV and job applications stand out from the crowd?

The Graduate Hub is a FREE training programme designed to add a host of valuable skills and qualifications to your CV, making you a more attractive candidate to employers.

Topics covered include:
  • Leadership Styles
  • Customer Service & Communication
  • Spreadsheet software
  • Powerpoint software
  • Word software
  • Digital Marketing
  • Business Improvement Techniques
  • Health and Safety Level 1  
  • CV Writing
  • Presentation / Interview Skills
  • Marketing and Sales
  • Vacancy Matching - Exclusive Access to Vacancies
  • To find out more about the Graduate Hub contact Starting Point on 01744 698800 or email

    27 Jan
    Free Short Course Enrolment Day
    13:00 - 15:00 St Helens Chamber

    Want to add a new qualification CV to get into work? Or boost your existing skills in the New Year?

    Come along to our Free Short Course drop in day and find out about all of our upcoming, short courses which are completely free!

    Our National Careers Service Career Coaches will be on hand to advise you on the best courses to take based on your goals and can book you on to the course you choose.

    Just some of the exciting courses on offer are:

    • The Graduate Hub
    • CV Writing & Interview Skills
    • Digital Skills for Jobseekers
    • Health and Social Care
    • Microsoft Office Essentials
    • Construction Skills
    • Customer Service Skills
    • Makeup Masterclass
    • Ultimate Tanning

    Plus many more exciting training opportunities! 

    To book your place simply call us on 01744 698800 or email

    27 Jan
    Fast Track to Apprenticeships - Open Day
    13:00 - 14:00 St Helens Chamber

    Are you aged 16 – 24 and looking for work? Ready to start an Apprenticeship now?

    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
    • Visit

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    28 Jan
    Introduction to Barbering
    09:30 - 29 Jan 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

    28 Jan
    Leadership & Management Skills for New Managers
    Members: £65.00 + VAT
    Non-members: £99.00 + VAT
    09:30 - 13:00 St Helens Chamber

    If you are looking to step into management or team leadership or have just taken on this type of role, this seminar will introduce you to how to be a successful leader in the workplace. You will develop an awareness of key leadership & management theories.

    Delegates will learn:
    • An awareness of a range of leadership and management styles, and how they have a
    place in different situations and with different types of people
    • How to develop an awareness of emotional intelligence
    • How to review the effect of emotions on your own and other’s performance
    • To understand the importance of effective communication in management

    28 Jan
    Risk Assessment
    Members: £65.00 + VAT
    Non-members: £99.00 + VAT
    09:30 - 13:00 St Helens Chamber

    This qualification is designed to help improve the workplace culture for occupational health and safety by enabling delegates to understand the basic principles of risk assessment. This seminar is suitable for anyone in a work environment as it raises delegates’ awareness of the concept of risk assessment.

    This course is nationally accredited and a certificate is included.

    29 Jan
    Understanding Business Finance
    Members: £65.00 + VAT
    Non-members: £99.00 + VAT
    09:30 - 13:00 St Helens Chamber

    When it comes to running a business, the ability to understand and utilise the information contained within its financial statements is a valuable asset. Analysis of previous year’s figures gives an insight into the financial performance of the business, and provides essential information which can be utilised to make a business more resilient, set growth targets and plan forecasts. The first session of this workshop will look at the core elements of the financial statements, defining and examining the relationship between them. Session two will look at financial ratios, how we can use them to provide essential financial information, and how in turn this enables us to evaluate past, monitor current and plan future business performance. Finally we will utilise this information to analyse a set of accounts, and a company credit report. The workshop is suitable for business owners and managers with some basic knowledge, who need to gain a more in-depth understanding of the financial aspect of the business. It will also be of particular use for businesses considering applying for external finance or looking for investment.

    29 Jan
    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.

    29 Jan
    Advanced Microsoft Office Skills
    09:30 - 20 Feb 16:00 Clickworks

    To complete this course you will need to have some working knowledge of Microsoft Office packages.

    This course is delivered over 8 full days at our Clickworks building. Times are 9.30am-4.00pm.


    Spreadsheet Software

    Unit aim 
    This is the ability to use Excel to record data in rows and columns, perform calculations with numerical data and present information using charts and graphs.

    On completion of this unit a candidate should be able to select and use a wide range of intermediate spreadsheet software tools and techniques to produce, present and check spreadsheets.

    Unit outcomes:
    1. Use a spreadsheet to enter, edit and organise numerical and other data
    2. Select and use appropriate formulas and data analysis tools to meet requirements
    3. Select and use tools and techniques to present and format spreadsheet information

    Word processing software

    Unit aim
    This is the ability to use a Word for the creation, editing and production of documents. On completion of this unit a candidate should be able to select and use a range of intermediate word processing software tools and techniques to produce documents.

    Unit outcomes:
    1. Enter and combine text and other information accurately within word processing documents
    2. Create and modify layout and structures for word processing documents
    3. Use word processing software tools to format and present documents effectively to meet requirements

    Using e mail

    Unit aims
    This is the ability to make the best use of e-mail software to safely and securely send, receive and store messages. On completion of this unit ,the learner should be able to understand and make effective use of a range of intermediate e-mail software tools to send, receive and store messages.

    Unit outcomes:
    The learner will be able to:
    1. Use e-mail software tools and techniques to compose and send messages
    2. Manage incoming e-mail effectively

    On successful completion of the course learners will achieve the City & Guilds Level 2 Award for IT User.

    For further information about this course contact Starting Point on 01744 698800 or email

    30 Jan
    Digital Skills for Jobseekers
    09:30 - 4 Feb 16:00 Merseyside Youth Association

    This course is designed to develop or improve your digital skills to support with searching for work. Digital Skills for Jobseekers will help you find your way safely around the internet, set up a personal email address if you don't already have one and make use of the internet for searching for work.

    This course is suitable for anyone who has little or no experience with IT.

    By completing this course you will increase your confidence and knowledge of digital platforms to help find an apply for a job online.

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

    During this course, you will:

    • Understand how to use a computer/tablet/mobile device to aid job searching and universal credit applications
    • Learn how to make Universal Credit applications online
    • Use a word processing application to create, edit and produce a CV
    • Learn how to connect to the internet and use browser software to navigate to web pages
    • Use browser tools to search for job vacancies online
    • Learn how to set up an email address and use email software to send and receive emails
    • Learn how to download apps onto mobile devices, particularly job searching tools

    On successful completion of the course you will gain the City & Guilds Entry Level 3 Award for IT Users.

     For further information about this course contact Starting Point on 01744 698800 or email

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

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