tpm challenges sexual harassment culture

According to a study by Plan International UK, 66% of girls aged 14 to 21 have experienced unwanted sexual attention or harassment in public. Nine in ten girls who spoke to Ofsted during a recent review said that sexist name-calling and receiving unwanted explicit pictures or videos happened ‘a lot’ or ‘sometimes. tpm is committed […]

Are tpm Traineeships missing from your recruitment toolbox?

Many of tpm’s employers already use Traineeships as a principal tool in their recruitment toolbox. If your organisation isn’t yet using Traineeships, now is the time to think about starting! tpm Traineeships benefits for employers – Don’t miss out! The benefits of using tpm Traineeships in your organisation are: An opportunity to give a young […]

Rainbow House: Employer of the Month

Our tpm Employer of the Month for March 2022 is Rainbow House in Walton. The award goes to their manager Lesley Kidd for providing outstanding support to tpm apprentices employed at the nursery. Lesley was herself a tpm apprentice and started training with us in 2009. Within three years, she had completed both her level […]

tpm employer event provides critical insight into ways to support apprentices

A recent tpm employer event provided an invaluable platform for companies to find out how to best support their apprentices through Gateway and EPA. The event held last month also gave details of two significant updates to our training offer: the addition of the Early Years Lead Practitioner and Operations Departmental Manager Apprenticeship standards. In […]

Paying Apprentices The Right Amount

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HMRC has recently been urging employers to check that they are paying apprentices the right amount. Specifically, they have provided employers with a checklist to help them make sure there are no errors in payments. Here’s what apprentice employers need to check: Pay apprentices the right amount according to apprentice age Depending on their age […]

Toolkit Launched To Boost Diversity of Apprentices

Research by The Social Mobility Commission has uncovered disadvantage gaps at every step of the apprenticeship journey. The problems span from the initial selection process to the lack of socio-economic data held by employers. All have an impact on the diversity of apprentices. Notably, the organisation has been working with a range of representatives from […]

tpm works ‘smart’ with e-portfolio software

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 […]

Applications for increased incentive payment for hiring apprentices now open


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 […]

Discounted first aid training for early years centres

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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 […]

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 […]

Mayor of Liverpool marks opening of new tpm learning centre in Baltic Quarter

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Mayor of Liverpool, Joe Anderson officially opened the tpm new learning centre on a live link-up via Zoom this week. After nearly twenty years on Lime Street, tpm has relocated to Liverpool’s most exciting urban zone, the Baltic Triangle. We were proud to have Liverpool’s elected mayor mark the occasion with his well-received words of encouragement […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

Join the hundreds developing new skills through online learning

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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

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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 […]

Industry safeguarding briefing by UK expert for tpm early years apprentice employers

Advanced Safeguarding

An exclusive offer for all nurseries who employ a tpm apprentice! tpm is extending an invitation to all our early years clients who employ and train apprentices. Specifically, the invitation is to attend an exclusive briefing by UK safeguarding expert, Andrew Hall. In addition, the event will feature other highlights relevant to the sector. The […]

National Apprenticeship Week 2020

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The theme for National Apprenticeship Week 2020 is Look Beyond, helping people see apprenticeships differently by ‘looking beyond’ outdated stereotypes. Additionally, it is a chance to celebrate the diversity of opportunity apprenticeships bring. Both employers and employees benefit from apprenticeships. For an employer, hiring an apprentice is an excellent way to grow talent. Furthermore, apprenticeships […]

Develop your staff with an Apprenticeship in Team Leading and Supervising

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tpm have recently launched a new apprenticeship standard in Team Leading and Supervising to complement the suite of apprenticeships we already have on offer. Many employers who have developed their existing staff through tpm want to continue to progress their employees with us. We are committed to helping them to achieve that through this level […]

Switching to apprenticeship standards: how are employers affected?

By August 2020 all apprenticeship frameworks will have been replaced by apprenticeship standards. The process is already well underway. In fact many have already been replaced. In the past, the training delivered through apprenticeships has been structured to meet criteria laid out in a framework. Each apprenticeship has a different framework. Basically, a framework is […]

The changing face of extremism

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In 2011, the government unveiled the Prevent strategy. This aims to prevent children and young adults from developing views associated with extremism. In addition, since 2014 the Government have asked all education providers to prepare young people for modern British life by promoting British Values. British values include: “democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty […]

Leading medico-legal company recommends apprenticeship partnership with tpm

Kim manager of SK Medical

SK Medical Practice is a leading high quality, independent medico-legal reporting organisation. They have a long-term apprenticeship partnership with tpm which allows them to successfully recruit and develop specialist administration staff in ways that suit their organisation. As an SME in an incredibly competitive market SK Medical Practice need their staff to consistently deliver results. As […]

Why apprentice attendance matters

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A critical factor impacting on the success of apprenticeships in any business, is apprentice attendance at scheduled training sessions with their college or provider. tpm is committed to driving improvement both in our organisation and in the apprentices we develop. If the apprentices we train are successful, this has a positive impact on your business. […]

5 Ways Employers Can Help Their Apprentices Achieve On Time

Here’s 5 ways employers can collaborate with their Apprenticeship training provider to ensure their apprentices achieve their qualifications. Completing their Apprenticeship on time means your apprentice has the full set of skills to make significant contributions in the workplace as soon as possible. 1. Create a workplace culture that values ongoing training and development Employers […]

Step Up to Silver

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tpm has stepped up another level on its programme of continuous improvement, with the achievement of Investors in People (IiP) 6th Generation Standard – Silver Status. Organisations that reach this challenging standard have to demonstrate they are exceeding the national average with their investment in colleagues. Moving from the standard accreditation, that we previously held, to […]

5 reasons to choose tpm as your Apprenticeships training partner

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Since Government funding changes were put in place earlier this year, some employers are now liable to pay the Apprenticeship Levy. This is a percentage of their total wages bill which must be paid each year towards the cost of putting their staff on Apprenticeships. The money is held in an online account and if […]