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23 Jan
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.

23 Jan
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 .

24 Jan
Basic Construction
FREE
09:30 - 1 Mar 16:00 Training Construction Centre

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

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

On successful completion you can also apply for a free CSCS card, required to work on most construction sites.

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

25 Jan
Produce a CV
FREE
09:30 - 26 Jan 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

25 Jan
Introduction to Digital Marketing
FREE
09:30 - 29 Jan 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

29 Jan
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.

30 Jan
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.

30 Jan
Level 1 Award in Personal Finance
FREE
09:30 - 31 Jan 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.

01 Feb
Introduction to counselling skills
FREE
09:30 - 16 Feb 16:00 St Helens Chamber

Are you interested in a career in counselling or working in a role that uses counselling skills?

This FREE 4 day course will provide an introduction to counselling to help you decide if it is the career for you.

The course also provides useful skills for a wide range of other job roles including care work, teaching, youth work and childcare.

 Over the course you will cover-

  • The process of counselling
  • The qualities of a counsellor
  • And gain a range of skills and techniques

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

05 Feb
Introduction to Health & Social Care
FREE
09:30 - 13 Feb 16:00 St Helens Chamber

This FREE four day course is designed to give you the basic skills and knowledge required to working in the Health and Social Care sector.

This course will cover the following areas:

  • Principles of Communication in Adult Social Care Setting
  •  Principles of Diversity, Equality and Inclusion in Adult Social Care Settings
  •  Principles of Safeguarding and Protection in Health & Social Care
  • Introduction to Duty of Care in Health and Social Care
  • Understand the Role of the Social Care Worker
  • Understand Person Centred approaches in Adult Social Care Settings

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


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