COVID-19 Home Testing


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 […]

Covid-19 Operations Update: 8 March Return to in Centre Learning


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 […]

Full steam ahead! Rocking resilience in lockdown


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 […]

COVID-19 Operations Update: Phased return


Phased return from 4th January 2021 Our government has announced a mandatory phased return to teaching for secondary schools, colleges and training providers, following the Christmas period. Learners due to attend the centre from 4th January 2021 should not attend unless informed otherwise. Remote/altervative delivery Most centre-based training, planned between 4th and 18th January will move to […]

Lin Hankinson’s Christmas Update

Lin Hankinson

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 […]

tpm Covid-19 Operations Update

Brian and Paula

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 […]

Five ways tpm is helping to keep learners and staff Covid-safe and sound

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At tpm, we know that returning to work or education is daunting at the moment. As the pandemic persists, it is important to feel reassured that our tpm family is being kept Covid-safe and sound. Here are five ways tpm is helping to support learners and staff and keep them #tpmCovidSafeandSound. Covid-safe 1: Sanitisation Our […]

The Pinecone Trust Helps tpm Learners Access a Blended Curriculum

The Pinecone Trust

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 […]

Arrangements for reopening of centre-based teaching and learning 07.09.2020

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On the 7th of September 2020 tpm will resume a centre-based teaching and learning service at our new address in Shipwright’s House, Queens Dock Business Centre, L1 0BG. We are proud and delighted that all learners progressed in accordance with our #tpmOnTarget campaign and that all of our teacher-assessed exam grades were upheld. Our resumption […]

Getting back to work

Brian Quinn and Paula

As the country slowly opens back up, many of us are thinking about our safe return to work. tpm is here to support all clients and learners as they do this. In the latest tpm video update, tpm director Brian Quinn focuses on these preparations for getting back to work. Resilience The past few months […]

Outstanding team leader apprentice steps up as early years key worker

Lockdown has had no negative impact on tpm team leader apprentice, Emma Jane Webster. The opposite is true. When the going got tough, Emma Jane got going! Like everyone, Emma Jane had concerns about the lockdown. As a Team Leader apprentice, Emma Jane was eager to get on with her course. She worried that she […]

Be Glad – Lin’s Lockdown Mind Workout

Lin Hankinson

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.  

tpm toolkit and webinar supports COVID-safe return to work


As ever, tpm is here to support its apprenticeship employers through this challenging period and beyond. We’ve put together a toolkit to support the sector’s COVID-safe return to work which we’ll be launching via webinar on June 4 at 16.30. The toolkit consists of services available to our apprenticeship employers through tpm and its associates. […]

Fitness & Fun – Runners Specific

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Are you ready for another great workout with Helen from Fitness and Fun? Let’s shake off that midweek slump and get physical!

‘Can do’ – Mental Health Workout

Lin Hankinson

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!

Listen To Your Heart – Mental Health Workout

Lin Hankinson

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 […]

Learner in lockdown Lydia embraces virtual learning

Another inspiring story about a tpm learner in lockdown! Remember: lockdown doesn’t have to mean a break in learning! Apprentice Lydia Barnes works at Little Angels Nursery and is completing her level 2 childcare apprenticeship with tpm. Although her nursery is still open, it is only open to the children of key workers. Despite not […]

ESFA warn learners and parents about potential fraudsters

ESFA Update

Information: increased fraud risk during coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic tpm have been asked by the DfE to share the following alert. Periods of instability, such as during the coronavirus pandemic, bring an increased risk of fraud. Fraudsters will actively exploit these difficult times and will target vulnerable areas for financial gain. We have been informed some […]

tpm childcare apprentice inspires resilience and positivity in lockdown

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The COVID-19 pandemic is the biggest challenge the world has faced in decades. Each day we hear stories about the devastating impact on people’s lives. Understandably, this leads to anxiety which in turn saps energy and motivation. Problematic for anyone who is trying to progress on a training course. Well, to buck the trend, here’s […]

Fitness & Fun Lockdown Workout 1

fitness and fun

Here’s our inaugural physical workout, courtesy of Helen Webster of Fitness and Fun. Get that body moving!

Coronavirus Updates – Mental Health Workout

Lin Hankinson

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.

Join the hundreds developing new skills through online learning

tpm online learning

Have you joined the online learning revolution? Sign up to a tpm online course today and start learning new skills. Our use of computers, tablets, phones and other devices has shot up in these weeks of isolation and lockdown. We’re conducting much of our work, communications and entertainment online. But there’s only so much Candy […]

tpm Corona Virus Update – Information for Learners and Employers

Brian Quinn and Paula

tpm Corona Virus Update – Last updated 6th May 2020. With the impact of coronavirus being felt by businesses across the UK, at tpm we know that many of you are concerned about how your business, staff and apprentices will be affected. During these uncertain times and although our training centre is closed we are […]

Coronavirus (COVID-19) – tpm’s Plan


The health and well-being of our staff, clients and those who attend and visit our training centre is our priority. We are responding to the situation calmly as it develops based on Government guidelines. It is also very important to us to maintain a service that allows the continued progression of your learning and qualifications. Current Government […]

How to wash your hands properly

graphic showing how to wash your hands

If you wash your hands properly, this is one of the best ways of preventing the spread of the coronavirus. However, do you really know how to wash your hands properly? Here’s a rundown of all the steps you should take when washing your hands, as advised by the NHS: Wet your hands with water […]