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

brian quinn introduces mayor anderson via zoom link at opening of new tpm learning centre

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

modern attractive office setting

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

tpm childcare apprentice inspires resilience and positivity in lockdown

childcare bricks with toddler hands

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 […]

tpm apprenticeships deliver the essential skills for safe, top quality childcare services

stacking bricks in childcare setting

It is essential for professional childcare practitioners to possess high-quality practical skills. Furthermore, these skills should be underpinned by an in-depth theoretical understanding of child behaviour and development. A tpm apprenticeship in childcare equips practitioners with the essential tools they need to support the children in their care safely and effectively. Apprenticeships are a tried […]

Coronavirus (COVID-19) – tpm’s Plan

coronavirus

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 […]

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

national apprenticeship week

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

young female employee sits at PC with headphone engaged in webinar

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? […]

Hairdressing apprentices develop knowledge and skills thanks to tpm Lush collaboration

hairdressing apprentice smells hair product on shampoo workshop at lush liverpool

Links with industry form a key part of the learning process for apprentices at tpm. Last week, tpm’s level 2 hairdressing apprentices went to the leading beauty product retailer, Lush in Liverpool to learn about sustainability and regeneration.’ The collaboration with Lush has provided tpm apprentices with a unique experience and opportunity to develop new […]

tpm governors inaugural meeting held

tpm governors discuss roles and responsibilities in meeting room at tpm

At the end of September, the new team of tpm governors were invited to a welcome meeting comprising an induction, orientation and “get to know you” session. Our new team of tpm governors are a team of critical friends. In essence, they are the perfect mix of expert consultants; individuals who have worked with tpm […]

Are you interested in a career in Financial Services?

smiling administration apprentice sitting at desk at Plus Group LIverpoolt

We are excited to tell you about a fantastic apprentice opportunity with a company based in Liverpool City Centre, PLUS Group.  They provide administration support services to financial advisers throughout the UK. They are a small close-knit company with a family atmosphere who have big plans for the future.  So for you, this is an […]

Develop your staff with an Apprenticeship in Team Leading and Supervising

team leading apprenticeships

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 […]

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, […]

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

pink and blue hair being styled by someone who is training for a hairdressing career

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 […]

tpm Makes Time for Mental Health

tpm learners chat to tpm staff as part of activities to end mental discrimination

A major event in tpm’s calendar each year is Time To Talk Day. And this year was no different. Each year on this day all staff and learners are encouraged to put special focus on mental health and wellbeing despite it being a year-round priority for all at tpm. Mental Health Week Time to Talk […]

Hair colour trends for 2019: tpm hairdressing tutors share predictions

image of back of hair model with blonde hair with a mix of pink and purple faded pastel highlights

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

tpm apprentices hold apprentice travel card

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 […]

5 Reasons To Apply For A tpm Traineeship

You’ve probably heard of apprenticeships but you might not be so familiar with traineeships. You might not be ready for an apprenticeship. Maybe your skills and experience need developing a bit before an employer will take you on. Or get any maths and English qualifications you didn’t manage to achieve at school. If this is […]

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 […]