Training by TLC

Now’s the perfect time to take a new approach, TLC’s training will refresh your teams’ skills and knowledge AND provide new ways of tackling the old problem of employability.

We want to share with you what works based on our ERSA Award winning teams’ 30+ years of combined experience supporting people into employment. We’re proud of the results we achieve (and the awards we’ve won!) and we want to share what we’ve learned with you and your teams.

Please get in touch to discuss how we can deliver to your teams in house, at an external location or even directly to your clients. Simply click here to Contact Us.

“It was engaging, interactive, fun and allowed us to actually put into practice some of our learning.”

Greater Manchester Talent Match

The Training Suite

Our Training Suite features our most popular and powerful training sessions and right now you can benefit by creating your own custom training package.

Positive Mindset

Often our own doubts and fears prevent us from applying ourselves wholeheartedly to the process of change. Thinking negatively about a situation can be catastrophic as we limit our own potential and impose our own limitations.

This training intervention will introduce you to the fascinating field of Positive Psychology, and will help you to coach your young people more effectively – particularly those who are pessimistic about their future prospects.

Themes explored will include:

Course covers:

  • Understanding how the brain works
  • The power of perception
  • Optimism and Pessimism
  • Learned helplessness
  • Cutting out negative exposure

The Hidden Jobs Market

We’ll show you why the hidden jobs market exists, and how you can enable your clients to become more knowledgeable and more adept at accessing opportunities which are largely elusive to many people.

The course will explore how the UK labour market is made up so you can steer your jobseekers towards the most buoyant areas of potential employment.

Themes explored will include:
  • What the current UK labour market looks like – Definitions of micro-businesses, SMEs and large organisations.
  • Why the hidden jobs market exists.
  • How do employers and candidates find each other?
  • How to coach your caseload in developing a range of job searching skills particularly focussing on the skills required to access the hidden jobs market.
  • Using the Jobsearch Activity Wheel to analyse strengths and weaknesses – a tool for progression.

You’ve got two pages to sell yourself to another human being – get it right and the doors can open on some amazing opportunities. Get it wrong and not only will your clients struggle to secure interviews, their confidence and sense of value in the world will deteriorate rapidly as the rejections mount up.

Even if you’ve been an Advisor for years there’s something new to be learned. Employer feedback has enabled us to build a CV Lab which is directly linked to what employers are asking for; fresh, easy to read, authentic and representative CVs that portray a clear picture of the candidates that they are hoping to attract.

Themes explored will include:
  • CV heat-map, a visual representation of how employers read a CV and where they place most of their attention.
  • What do employers want anyway?
  • Do’s and don’ts, what to avoid and what to include.
  • Using positive language to promote your clients.
  • How to overcome difficulties such as lack of experience or education.

Winning at the Application Process

More and more organisations are no longer using CVs as a method of application, we are seeing them introduce an application process (mostly online) which is centred around completing an application form. Often accompanied by a range of documents; job description, person specification, organisational profile, it’s no wonder people are put off and give up at the first hurdle.

Our session will help you to support your caseload through the whole application process, and give them the skills to work towards making quality applications themselves independently.

Themes explored will include:
  • Understanding the basics – defining the documents.
  • Interpreting the spec to make an informed decision about whether to apply.
  • Understanding criteria and assessment methods.
  • Personal Statements – how to submit a high quality and quantified supporting statement based on the employer’s criteria.
  • Prove it! Evidence based responses.

Get Interview Match Fit

For any of us, an interview can be an extremely daunting prospect. This training not only looks at the practical steps people can take to be interview ready it explores the physiology behind our nerves, which can make or break an interview.

We’ll show you it’s possible to shift our bodies and minds into a ‘steady state’, enabling us to think clearly and more importantly remember all that information we need to access during an interview! As their Coach you will be able to help them with practical solutions to perform to the very best of their ability, and take a lot of the stress and anxiety out of the process at the same time.

Themes explored will include:
  • Preparing for an interview – how to predict questions and learn your lines!
  • Best foot forward – what to wear and how to carry yourself.
  • Understand how best to make a positive and lasting impact on an employer.
  • How to combat the stress and anxiety caused by interview nervousness.
  • How to undertake meaningful and relevant research on a potential employer.
  • Understanding what is required in a competency based interview using the STAR technique.
  • Know which questions to ask and which to avoid.
  • Be able to recognise and avoid the top ten reasons why an interview goes wrong.

“I’ll be using some of the exercises with my young people’s peer groups, and will be reviewing all their CVs with a fresh pair of eyes!”

Greater Manchester Talent Match

More Courses…

Employability Skills

1 or 2 day workshop

Based on real experience over a number of years this training session provides useful tips and ideas for delivering better employability results.

It is widely acknowledged that it is very difficult to pinpoint exactly ‘what works’ in employability; so many initiatives have been tried over many years.  However, our advice focuses on some key areas and doing the basics well. 

  • Starting Career Planning Conversations
  • Action Planning
  • Jobsearch
  • Personalising CVs and making them stand out
  • Application Forms
  • Interview tips

Effective Employer Engagement

1/2 day workshop

Nobody likes a cold call least of all employers where time equals money. Yet employer support is vital for jobs, volunteering, donations…. the list is endless.

Asking for “free stuff” can be awkward and embarrassing, we can help you overcome that barrier by changing your approach from your ask to your offer.

Delivered by one of Manchester City Councils Business Partnership Award Winners, we’ll reveal our top tips on engaging employers- and we promise there isn’t a cold call in sight.

Accelerated Learning

1 day workshop

Where laughter and learning meet

Recognising and applying the principles of accelerated learning

Make the most of your development opportunities through understanding and applying the latest brain research to your learning. Whether you’re a trainer, a teacher a pupil or a preacher we will give you the knowledge, understanding and tools to change the way you and your learner’s learn

The Science of Being Truly You at Work and at Home

1/2 day workshop

We all experience stress but over a prolonged period there are lasting and harmful effects on our body as well as our performance.

It’s time to sort it out.

This is proven and powerful workshop will enable you to recognise your own triggers for stress and transform this recognition into performance. You will have an opportunity to measure your stress levels using simple, accurate biofeedback technology and you will be given practical, effective techniques to unlock the performance potential that can be limited by the stress response.

Our tried and tested approaches are already used by thousands of people across the UK. This is an opportunity to learn techniques that can be understood in half a day but last a life time.

Introduction to Mentoring

1/2 day workshop

Everybody’s saying it works!  From the probation service, employment providers, to schools, community groups and large multi-nationals, there is an increasing recognition that mentoring plays a huge part in increasing performance, motivation and self-reliance among individuals, business, and communities.

We will give managers, advisers and front line workers a sharply focussed introduction to the knowledge, skills, and tools that will enable you to take your first steps as an effective mentor.  We will bring you up to date with all the latest developments in mentor skills – whether you are new to mentoring, or looking for a refresher.

Up-Rising commissioned our training for future leaders in Manchester. 

“Lee delivered a “How to get the best out your mentoring experience,” and a “Managing stress & workload,” session for a group of young people participating in the Greater Manchester UpRising Leadership Programme.

 I would fully recommend Lee’s training, he was fantastic with the age group (19-25); personable, funny and engaging. The session was delivered directly in line with my specifications and his communication before and after the session were tip top. Gold stars all round”

Victoria Turnbull
North Regional Programme Manager UpRising