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05 Feb
Digital Skills for Jobseekers
FREE
09:30 - 13 Feb 16:00 Clickworks

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 or 8 half days using a combination of taught delivery, online learning in your own time and 1-1 support from our tutors to ensure the programme is flexible to your individual needs.

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 info@thestartingpoint.org

05 Feb
Spray Tanning
FREE
09:30 - 16:30 The Chamber Hair & Beauty Academy

Want to learn to apply a professional spray tan?

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.

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.

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.

06 Feb
Skills for the Workplace
FREE
09:30 - 13 Feb 16:30 St Helens Chamber

Our Skills for the Workplace course will give you a package of qualifications that are valuable to any job role.

These include: First Aid, Health & Safety, Fire Safety and Food Safety.

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.

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

07 Feb
Produce a CV
FREE
09:30 - 8 Feb 16:30 Clickworks

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 - 4:30pm.

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.

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

08 Feb
Meet the Employer - Reignite Programme
FREE
08:30 - 11:00 St Helens Chamber

Are you expanding your workforce? Are you struggling to find the right candidate? Come along to see the high calibre of returner candidates who are looking for work.

St Helens Chamber are pleased to be able to support those people who are keen to return to the world of work after a career break.  These motivated, local people have undergone training in a range of workshops and training courses via our reignite bootcamp programme with us in order to sharpen up their already excellent skillset.

This is your chance to provide an opportunity for a returner who has a vast range of life and work experience and is keen to prove themselves as a valuable asset to potential employers.  Returners are those who left middle to high level jobs for a career break and are looking to re- enter the world of work at the level at which they left.

We work hard to put the right candidate in touch with the right business so that everybody benefits from this excellent initiative.

This informal event will provide an efficient and convenient way for you to meet some of the best local motivated job seekers.

For further information on our Re-Ignite Returners Programme  please email the Workforce Development team workforce@sthelenschamber.com or phone 01744 742333.

12 Feb
Introduction to Digital Marketing
FREE
09:30 - 20 Feb 16:00 Clickworks

This course has been designed to help you develop and expand your knowledge of current 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.

This course is delivered flexibly to meet your needs, and can be delivered over 4 full days or 8 half days, using a combination of taught delivery, online learning in your own time and 1-1 support from our tutors to ensure the programme is flexible to your individual needs.

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

On successful completion of this course you will gain the City & Guilds Level 1 Award in IT Users.

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

14 Feb
Digital Essentials
FREE
09:30 - 27 Feb 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 flexibly to meet your needs, and the number of sessions you will need to attend will depend on which units you choose.

AVAILABLE UNITS ARE:

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.

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. Digital 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 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 Digital 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

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

Using the Internet

The internet has become part of everyday life - from staying in touch with friends anf family to finding jobs online and sending CVs to employers. You will cover:

  • Connecting to the internet
  • Using browser software to navigate web pages
  • How to search for information on Google
  • Understanding the need for safety and security when working online

On successful completion of the course learners will achieve the City & Guilds Level 1 Certificate in IT.

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

14 Feb
Produce a CV - Closed group (syrians)
FREE
09:30 - 15 Feb 16:30 Clickworks

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 - 4:30pm.

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.

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

14 Feb
Be my Valentine Makeup Course
FREE
09:30 - 15:30 The Chamber Hair & Beauty Academy

THE QUALIFICATION:

Learn how to create romantic make up looks you’ll fall in love with this Valentine’s Day.

This one day training course will teach you a range of creative make-up processes to create stunning looks for a Valentine’s date night; including the application of glitter eye makeup and how to contour and highlight.

This exciting, practical-based course will prepare those looking to further their journey into the make-up industry and teach you how to create stunning makeup looks which are perfect for Valentine’s Day.

The aim of this course is to teach you everything there is to know about makeup including:

Health, safety & hygiene

Consultation techniques

Contraindications

Application eye makeup

Contour and highlighting

Aftercare advice

 

This course is suitable for: People who already have an interest in make-up and may have experience of providing make up treatments to friends or family. For anybody looking to go into working as a freelance makeup artist, it is recommended to have completed some practical training within make-up prior to booking this course.

 

ASSESSMENT METHOD OF QUALIFICATION:

 

Students will be required to perform practical work along with a multiple choice test at the end of the sessions.  
18 Feb
Basic Construction
FREE
09:30 - 1 Apr 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 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.

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


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