Five Reasons Why Early Years is a Great Career Choice

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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. […]

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 […]

tpm on hand to offer advice and career opportunities on GCSE Results Day

Thursday is GCSE results day, arguably the most important day in the calendar of any year 11 pupil. And this year has been a year like no other. For learners in Year 11 and Year 13, the period from March to August should have been very different. The Easter holidays should have brought revision sessions, […]

Cyberfrog sees the benefits of tpm online courses

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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 […]

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 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 […]

Coronavirus (COVID-19) – tpm’s Plan

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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

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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 […]

Off The Job Training Demystified

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A recent report by the ESFA and the DfE indicates that the ‘off the job’ training rule is still a big concern employers have when taking on an apprentice.  But it’s not as disruptive or daunting as it first appears. Here’s our five-minute guide to ‘off the job training.’ What is ‘Off The Job’ training? […]

Industry expert Alan Henry delivers masterclass for tpm hairdressing apprentices

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tpm apprentices were treated to an inspiring hairdressing masterclass last week delivered by industry expert Alan Henry. As a result, they learned new styling techniques and a plethora of professional tips for careers in hair design. The masterclass is just one of the many new features of tpm’s enhanced programme of training for apprentices and […]

Key signs of extremism and radicalisation to look out for

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In 2011 the government unveiled the Prevent strategy.  Specifically, this aims to prevent young adults from developing views associated with extremism. At tpm, we take this duty seriously and believe that the most effective learning and work take place within the context of tolerance and respect for others. To emphasise, we have a strict zero-tolerance […]

The changing face of extremism

English Defence League supporters in Liverpool 2017

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 […]

5 qualities an apprentice with Asperger’s brings to the workplace

Asperger syndrome is a form of autism which affects about 1% of the population. People with Asperger’s are of average or above average intelligence. Unfortunately many employers may overlook a potential apprentice with Asperger’s simply because they have no understanding of the syndrome. Specifically, they are not sure about the impact in the workplace. Notably, […]

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. […]

No Short Cuts To A Hairdressing Career – 5 Skills To Master

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Hairdressing is a serious profession with great career prospects. Working as a hairdresser is much more than giving cuts and blow dries. Despite its image with some as a second rate job, hairdressers possess high levels of knowledge and skills spanning business, maths, chemistry, art and psychology. In addition, they all have a comprehensive understanding […]

tpm duo go to great lengths to support hair loss charity

lengths of hair donated to hair loss charity by tpm staff

The Little Princess Trust is a hair loss charity founded in 2006 to help young people up to the age of 24. Specifically, they provide real hair wigs to those who have lost their hair for any reason. Helen Carroll, tutor for tpm’s hairdressing apprenticeship programme, decided to get her hair chopped off for the […]

Hair colour trends for 2019: tpm hairdressing tutors share predictions

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tpm hairdressing tutors are constantly tracking trends in the industry. In fact, it’s an important part of their job role. Keeping up to date with trends means that the tutors are brilliantly placed to support apprentices achieve their hairdressing qualifications. Also it means that teaching is always current and relevant. So when it comes to […]

Apprentice travel card boost

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An apprenticeship is the first taste of full time work for many. Lots of young people are hungry to get on the career ladder but many can’t find a suitable apprenticeship close to home. Apprentice travel costs can be a deal breaker and consequently dream careers can end up on hold. Now there is good […]

tpm Traineeships Are Proven Stepping Stone Onto Apprenticeships

Every year thousands of teenagers leave school hoping to secure an apprenticeship. However, many find it difficult to gain a place. tpm offers a traineeship programme that helps eight out of ten young people get an apprenticeship. Usually, this happens as soon as they complete the course, or within 6 months of finishing. Catch Twenty […]

Learner support critical for apprenticeship success

The support a learner receives is critical to apprenticeship success. If they are left floundering on their own, their progress usually grinds to a halt. Younger apprentices sometimes encounter a hurdle in their job or training. As a result they can just stop turning up to work. Apprentices have different support needs. Some simply need […]

tpm Installs 1Gbps Internet Connection

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 […]

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 […]

tpm recognised as apprenticeship provider of prize winning nursery at regional awards

old school house nursery staff with tpm staff at LCR Apprenticeship Awards

The Old School House Nursery, one of the employers that tpm has supported for many years with apprentices are celebrating receipt of the Judges Special Recognition at the Liverpool City Region Apprenticeships Awards. The Old School House Nursery in Liverpool employs around 20 staff including 5 apprentices who are training towards industry qualifications in Childcare/Early […]