The UK childcare industry is worth more than £5.5 billion a year and is forecast to grow by 18% over the next five years. With an average salary in the North West of £18,000, now is a great time to launch a career in Early Years. Bouncing Back From 2009, the Liverpool City Region had […]
tpm is delighted to add two Level 5 Higher Apprenticeship courses to complement our fantastic suite of courses already available. They are ideal for the Early Years and Professional Business Service Sectors. A Higher Level Apprenticeship is a nationally accredited work-based programme similar to traditional apprenticeships but at a higher level. It meets the needs […]
Childminder Hayley has become an inspiration for other apprentices and learners with her award-winning determination and dedication. Hayley has recently achieved Level 3 Early Years Educator standard with tpm after progressing from a Level 2 Early Years Practitioner standard. A Lifelong Ambition Working with children had always been Hayley’s ambition. However, Hayley didn’t feel confident […]
Smart Assessor’s e-portfolio software allows tpm learners to keep a secure, online record of skills, knowledge and progress on all areas of their apprenticeship standard. This new and innovative tracking software tracks every detail of a learner’s journey at the click of a button. As a result, tpm has facilitated the elimination of paper-based portfolios, offering more flexibility for […]
Violence against women is a global problem. It exists in virtually every culture on earth. In fact, the World Health Organisation’s Director believes that” ‘violence against women is a global health problem of epidemic proportions.” But what is violence against women, and how can we tackle it? What is violence against women? The term violence against […]
tpm is delighted to have recently been accredited with the prestigious Investors in People “We Invest in People, Gold Accreditation.” Gold accreditation means that tpm has the policies in place, but more than that, it means everyone takes ownership for making them come to life. Ahead of the Field Only 17% of accredited organisations achieve […]
If you think an Early Years Apprenticeship is simply learning how to supervise children think again. The Early Years Practitioner and Early Years Educator Apprenticeship Standards cover a wide range of skills, behaviours, and knowledge. There is a lot more to working in an Early Years setting than many people realise. Early Years Practitioners (Level […]
The Government are running a campaign to increase awareness of the National Minimum Wage.As an apprentice, you are entitled to be paid at least the National Minimum Wage. We are confident that all the employers tpm places apprentices with are very diligent about this and will be paying you the correct rate of pay. However, […]
We are delighted to announce that following a recent independent assessment, tpm has been re-accredited with the Matrix Standard for another three years. This international quality standard mark ensures that we deliver excellence in the field of Information, Advice and Guidance (IAG), providing impartial advice and guidance to our learners and meeting their career and learning goals. […]
The Domestic Abuse Bill became law in April. It aims to improve protection for victims of domestic abuse and bring more abusers to court. In addition, the Bill will raise awareness about the impact of domestic abuse. What’s more, it now extends to young people aged 16 and over. What is domestic abuse? Domestic abuse […]
Employers who have hired apprentices since 1 April 2021 can now apply for the apprenticeship incentive payment for each apprentice, regardless of age. Employers with apprentices with an employment start date of between 1 April 2021 and 30 September 2021 and who also have a practical period (training) start date between 1 April 2021 and […]
tpm traineeships have a proven track record for successfully preparing school leavers for the world of work or helping them to progress onto apprenticeships. This month, Year 11 and Year 13 learners across the country will be leaving school. Some will have spent half of their exam course learning from home. Additionally, they won’t have […]
Thanks to the Making a Splash resilience model, tpm learners have tools and skills to use for life and deal with whatever obstacles life throws at them.
Did you know that one in three people carrying the Covid-19 virus, do not show any symptoms? That’s why it’s important that we all do what we can to keep ourselves safe when we’re on site at tpm. The Government have recently issued us with a supply of home testing kits that you can collect […]
tpm apprenticeships build promising careers underpinned with professional skills. Look no further than apprentice graduate Chloe McGuiness for proof of this! Having completed her level 2 and level 3 apprenticeships in early years/childcare at tpm, Chloe will soon be starting a BA (Hons) degree in Learning, Development and Support at Liverpool John Moores University. Not […]
Changes to remote delivery From Monday 8 March, all tpm learners should return to centre-based education. The Government’s Department for Education guidance has expressly stated that learners “will attend their FE provider in person and will undertake the majority of their planned hours on site.” System of Control tpm continues to adhere to a strict […]
On the 24th to 25th November 2020, tpm had an interim visit from Ofsted. The visit focused in the main on how tpm has adapted to the restrictions, and in line with three principle themes. Ofsted interim visit: key themes What actions are leaders taking to ensure that they provide an appropriate curriculum that responds […]
Our Board of Directors is delighted to announce the winners of the tpm Learner of the Year awards for 2020. We asked teachers and trainers to select nominees according to criteria set by the board. Specifically, these included attendance, punctuality, commitment and attitude to learning, and commitment to the tpm Making a SPLASH resilience model. […]
We may be in lockdown again but it’s very much full steam ahead for tpm. The only difference is that we are delivering our training and support services remotely. So this means it’s business as usual for the tpm community! In other words, our phone lines are open, teachers and tutors will be teaching, and […]
Earlier in the year, our friend Lin Hankinson of What If You Can shared some exclusive videos with the tpm community to help us all through the mental strains Covid, lockdown and restrictions brought. The videos proved to be incredibly popular. Therefore, we were delighted when Lin recorded a seasonal message for us. Christmas can […]
The internet has become an incredibly helpful tool for everyone over the last eight months. Not only has it given us a way of keeping in touch with friends and loved ones, but it has allowed us to work from home. For example, we have been able to have virtual meetings rather than in person. […]
tpm has teamed up with Smart Rethink to offer high-quality first aid training for early years centres. The courses are at a discounted price for childcare settings that employ tpm apprentices. Legally Compliant Keeping staff and children safe is always a number one priority for any early years setting. But 2020 has brought added pressures […]
As you will have all heard, on Saturday, the Government announced a further lockdown in England to begin on Thursday. However, all schools, colleges and universities will be remaining open. Therefore, tpm will be open to staff and learners throughout the lockdown. Keeping staff and learners #tpmCovidSafeandSound A clear priority for tpm has always been […]
Lockdown brought challenges to everyone’s usual way of life. For learners, the issue was how they could access their education without being able to attend physically. Consequently, educational settings like tpm had to adapt their curriculum quickly. Lessons moved online, and blended learning took on new norms. However, not all learners have access to online […]
If lockdown taught us anything, it is how valuable Early Years Practitioners and Educators are. Many people quickly realised that the role is more than ‘just looking after children’. Early Years Practitioner and Educators are highly trained professionals. They are experts in child development and know exactly how to bring the best out of children. […]
Staff at web design company Cyberfrog recently undertook a selection of tpm online courses and were pleased to vouch for their quality and relevance. In the first three months of lockdown, 23% of the UK’s workforce was on furlough. Many businesses closed their doors until further notice. However, some companies were able to change the […]
We have another excellent video from Lin Hankinson to share with you. Today, Lin explores the complexities of the mind, how to live in the present and ‘Be Glad’ for the gifts we have. Thank you once again to Lin for creating these video exclusively for tpm.
Are you ready for another great workout with Helen from Fitness and Fun? Let’s shake off that midweek slump and get physical! https://youtu.be/X_qFq8sCUXI
We have another superb mental health workshop video from Lin to share with you this morning. Today, Lin explores having a ‘Can Do!’ attitude. We hope you enjoy it!
We have another mental health workshop to share with you this afternoon. In today’s video Lin explores how we can use our inner voices to deal with challenges and decisions. We are so privileged to have Lin make these videos for us and we hope that they prove to be useful tools for all the […]
Here’s our inaugural physical workout, courtesy of Helen Webster of Fitness and Fun. Get that body moving!https://youtu.be/usq3heQ4iOU
We are excited to share with you the first in our series of daily workouts. Today we start with a mental health workout with Lin Hankinson from What If You Can. Lin a Mindset Coach with over 25 years’ experience and a background in psychological counselling.
Learners at tpm will now have access to one of the fastest connections in the region thanks to a unique partnership. tpm and Baltic Broadband with IX Liverpool have worked together in partnership to install a 1Gbps Internet connection into tpm’s premises on Lime Street. Businesses in the city region have long complained about the […]