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19 Feb
Level 1 ICT
FREE
09:30 - 15:00 St Helens Chamber

This two week level 1 ICT course is designed to teach you essential IT skills so you can go into your next job role with confidence.

This course will cover: Improving Productivity Using IT

  • 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.

Word Processing Software

  • Using a software application designed for formatting, editing and production of largely text-based documents.
  • Creating mail merged documents

Presentation Software

  • Using software applications to produce effective presentations, which include a combination of media (e.g. images, animation and sound) for education, entertainment or information sharing.

Creating Spreadsheets

  • Creating and linking spreadsheets
  • Applying a range of basic and advanced formulas
  • Creating complex charts to display a range of information

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 email info@thestartingpoint.org

20 Feb
Spray Tanning
FREE
09:30 - 16:30 The Chamber Hair Academy

Interested in a career in spray tanning?

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. On completion you will receive a Suntana Professional Spray Tanning Accreditation.

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.

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

20 Feb
Introduction to Barbering
FREE
09:30 - 21 Feb 16:00 The Chamber Hair 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.

21 Feb
Introduction to Digital Marketing
FREE
09:30 - 27 Feb 16:00 St Helens Chamber

This FREE four day course is designed to give you the knowledge and skills required by businesses to make a valuable contribution to their Digital Marketing activities.

This course will cover the following areas:

  • Creating simple web pages – using specialised software to create innovative, professional looking websites
  •  Social Media – making the most of Facebook/Twitter/LinkedIn/Hootsuite in business
  •  Video and Imaging software – editing and creating attractive presentations
  •  Search Engine Optimisation – ways to market websites in order to achieve higher Google ratings
  •  Analysing websites/social media – Use of analytical software to gather data on websites/social media
  •  Email Marketing – how to create a targeted email marketing campaign
  •  Internet Safety – how to stay safe online, legislation and ways to keep information secure

To complete this course you should have previous experience of using computers and a good understanding of areas such as file management and internet browsing.

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.

To find out more call us on 01744 698800 or email info@thestartingpoint.org

22 Feb
Produce a CV
FREE
09:30 - 23 Feb 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 an 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

22 Feb
Warehousing and Storage
FREE
09:30 - 9 Mar 16:30 Training Construction Centre

This FREE course is ideal for anyone looking to start a career in the warehousing and storage or logistics sectors, including jobs in transport and freight forwarding.

Taking place over six days, the course covers a number of key areas, including: 

  • Health and Safety
  • Security
  • Delivering Effective Customer Service
  • Becoming an Effective Team Worker
  • How to Receive and Store Goods
  • Processing Orders and Dispatching Goods

This course is suitable for those who already have basic experience and an understanding of the logistics industry. The course is nationally accredited by City and Guilds.

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.

To find out more call us on 01744 698800 or email info@thestartingpoint.org

22 Feb
Level 1 Award in Personal Finance
FREE
09:30 - 23 Feb 16:30 St Helens Chamber
During this two day course you will learn how to manage your income and expenditure and how to manage your spending’s. This course will cover: -Income and Expenditure: Sources of income, payment methods and the difference between need and want. -Balancing Income and Expenditure: Understand household expenses and regular financial commitments, reasons for recording finances, problems resulting from greater expenditure than income. -Reducing Expenditure: Ways of reducing spending on food, prioritising needs with constraints of a limited budget. -Bank and Building Society Services: Key features of banks and building societies, current accounts, savings accounts and investments and credit cards and store cards -Borrowing Money: Advantages and disadvantages of borrowing, getting help when in debt, good debt e.g. student loans. For further information about this course contact Starting Point on 01744 698800 or email info@thestartingpoint.org.
26 Feb
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.

27 Feb
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 .

27 Feb
Understanding Enterprise
FREE
09:30 - 16:00 St Helens Chamber
Have you got a brilliant idea for a business? Want to see if you have what it takes to be your own boss? 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.

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