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16 Apr
AAT Level 2 Foundation Certificate in Bookkeeping
FREE
09:30 - 9 Jul 16:00 St Helens Chamber

Get all the skills you need for a successful career in the finance industry with our AAT Level 2 Foundation Certificate in Bookkeeping.

The qualification:

The purpose of the AAT Foundation Certificate in Bookkeeping is to ensure that students have the necessary skills in bookkeeping needed for most finance roles. Students will gain the knowledge and skills needed to carry out typical bookkeeping transactions and tasks in two mandatory units. 

Students completing this qualification will develop the underpinning skills required in all accountancy and finance roles. They will use bookkeeping skills to confidently perform accounting transactions and understand how to process financial information in accordance with set procedures and schedules

This qualification is suitable for those already working in finance, those returning to work after a break or those wishing to change career. The qualification is open to those who are working and those who are not currently in employment. It also offers progression for students who have started studying accountancy and bookkeeping with AAT.

Course structure:

Bookkeeping Transactions

  • Understand financial transactions within a bookkeeping system
  • Process customer transactions
  • Process supplier transactions
  • Process receipts and payments
  • Process transactions through the ledgers to the trial balance

Bookkeeping Controls

  • Understand payment methods
  • Understand controls in a bookkeeping system
  • Use control accounts
  • Use the journal
  • Reconcile a bank statement with the cash book

Assessment method:

Students must successfully complete two unit assessments to achieve this qualification. The proportion of this qualification assessed by external assessment is 100%. 

On successful completion of the course learners will achieve the AAT Level 2 Foundation Certificate in Bookkeeping.

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

20 Apr
CV Writing
FREE
09:30 - 16:00 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 lasts two days from 9:30am - 4:00pm and is based at our Chamber building. 

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.

On successful completion of this course learners will gain the Entry Level 3 Award in Work Skills.

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

 
21 Apr
Getting Started with Facebook
FREE
09:30 - 12:30 Distance Learning

Our Getting Started with Facebook session will give you an overview of the social media platform and will introduce to the key features and how to set up a professional Facebook business page.

The course is aimed at delegates who are either looking to increase their knowledge of Facebook or those that own a business looking to create a professional business page.

On this half day course, delegates will gain the following:

  • Overview of Facebook
  • Key features of Facebook
  • Steps to create a professional Facebook page
  • Create a Facebook business page
  • Top Facebook Marketing tips

This webinar will be delivered via Google Meet (Access to Google Chrome would be preferred for this)

For further information about this course contact Starting Point on 01744 698800 or email info@startingpoint.org
22 Apr
Microsoft Office Essentials
FREE
09:30 - 28 Apr 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

22 Apr
Interview Skills
FREE
09:30 - 13:00 St Helens Chamber

Do you struggle with job interviews?

Are you unsure what to say? What to wear?

Our free short course will help you to perfect your interview technique so you can go to interviews with confidence.

We can also help you produce a standout CV at our weekly CV Writing sessions. For more information, please arrange to speak to one of our guidance advisers.

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

23 Apr
Introduction to Google Analytics
FREE
09:30 - 12:30 Distance Learning

Google Analytics is industry standard software, that helps you to access a wealth of information about your website’s visitors, such as:

  • Who your website’s visitors are
  • What content they want to see from your business
  • How they behave when browsing your site

This course is aimed at people who may have set up their own website, but want to find out more information about how people use their website, with a view to improving their website performance.

During this session, delegates will cover the following topics:

  • How to setup Google Analytics
  • Navigating Google Analytics
  • How to setup goals in Google Analytics
  • How to analyse your website traffic on Google Analytics
  • Using Google Analytics to improve the performance of your website

This webinar will be delivered via Google Meet (Access to Google Chrome would be preferred for this)

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

23 Apr
Introduction to SEO
FREE
09:30 - 12:30 Distance Learning

Search engine marketing is the reason websites show up in search engines. Google controls around 90% of UK searches and over 70% of searches worldwide. Understanding how to appear high in the results pages can be critical for a business.  This online session will show you how to increase traffic to your website and improve your conversion rate, using both free, and paid methods.

On this half day course, delegates will gain the following:

  • An introduction to search engine optimisation (SEO)
  • Explore different methods of SEO
  • Look at how businesses use SEO to promote their products and services.
  • Introduction to paid search marketing.
  • Discover how the paid search marketing auction process works
  • Look at how businesses use paid search marketing to promote their products and services.

This webinar will be delivered via Google Meet (Access to Google Chrome would be preferred for this)

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

26 Apr
Introduction to Digital Marketing
FREE
09:30 - 30 Apr 16:00 Distance Learning

This course has been designed to give you an overview of current digital marketing techniques. Digital marketing is used in a wide variety of sectors, and many job roles now have responsibility for promoting a business not just the advertising and marketing department. You will gain an insight into marketing trends and develop your skills that are highly sought after by many employers.

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. 

COURSE CONTENT IS:

This course will cover the following areas:

  • Digital Marketing Principles – the role of digital marketing
  • Digital Marketing Platforms – How different digital marketing platforms can be used to promote products and services
  • Social Media Marketing – How social media used to promote products and services
  • Search Engine Marketing – SEO and Paid Search marketing
  • The Effects of Digital Marketing – How to evaluate the effects of digital marketing
  • Website Best-Practice – How to create your own website and improve its performance

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

26 Apr
Introduction to Barbering
FREE
09:30 - 28 Apr 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.

26 Apr
Manual Skills Open Day
FREE
13:00 - 14:00 Construction Training Centre

Interested in a career in construction or a manual Apprenticeship?

If you're aged 16-24 and wanting to kickstart your career, join us at our purpose-built Construction Training Centre to find out more about our Traineeships in Manual Skills.

These courses last for 12 weeks, and are designed to give you all the skills and experience you need to succeed in the manual industry. You'll also be able to work on your digital skills and have the support of a Career Coach to help you apply for our exclusive vacancies (plus many more benefits!).

Once you've completed the course, we'll get you ready to work with a toolkit worth £100! 

So why not see how we can help you kickstart your manual career and come and meet the team!

Book online or email apprenticeships@sthelenschamber.com for more information.

 

**Time slots at 1pm and 2pm, you will be contacted and offered a time slot when booking online for social distancing purposes**


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