Principles of Team Leading

Strong team leadership is essential for providing guidance, direction and instruction within a group and inevitably leads to more effective teamwork and more motivated employees. Being able to manage a team effectively is critical in the current job market, where employee productivity and team outcomes are closely monitored.

This qualification is designed for a wide range of learners who wish to develop their Leadership skills to support individuals within a business setting.

Benefits: 

  • Achieve a nationally recognised Level 2 qualification
  • Evidence your competency to employers
  • Further your personal and professional development
  • Learn at a time that suits you without the need to attend college
  • Understand the importance of clear communication

How is it delivered?

Alongside the learning materials, you will have the support of a knowledgeable assessor/tutor who will give you advice and guidance on the course content as well as providing robust feedback on the work you complete.

The course is usually delivered over a period of 12-15 weeks.

Successful completion of this course ensures that the learner has fully understood these important principles and evidence knowledge of the subject area.

Units Covered:

  • Principles of team leading
  • Understand business
  • Understand how to communicate work-related information
  • Understand how to deliver customer service and resolve problems
  • Principles of equality and diversity in the workplace
  • Understand how to develop working relationships with colleagues
  • Understand health and safety procedures in the workplace
  • Understand how to handle information and mail

What is the cost? 

Due to the availability of government funding, this qualification is free to enrol though Profile Development and Training should you meet the following criteria:

  • You are 19+
  • You are not currently receiving Government funding for training

Places are limited so please book early to secure your place. Funding is subject to learners meeting set eligibility criteria as shown above.

Please note: a fee of £125 is payable if learners decide to withdraw from the course and do not complete their assessments.

To read our Principles of Team Leading FAQs click here

If you are interested in finding out more about the course, please complete the form below and one of our dedicated staff members will be in touch.

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Level 2 Certificate in Principles of Team Leading FAQ’s

Why Work with Profile?

We are the provider of choice for both individuals and Businesses in the South East for professional development courses.

The ‘Level 2 Certificate in Principles of Team Leading’ short course will help individuals develop and enhance their skills and employ-ability. We are committed to supporting all our learners and hold the Matrix award for Information, Advice and Guidance and nationally we are one of two Training Providers that hold the Inclusion and Continuing Professional Learning and Development quality marks.

What does the course cover?

To be awarded the NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Principles of Team Leading, learners are required to successfully complete 8 mandatory units.

Mandatory units

  • Unit 01 Principles of team leading
  • Unit 02 Understand business
  • Unit 03 Understand how to communicate work-related information
  • Unit 04 Understand how to deliver customer service and resolve problems
  • Unit 05 Principles of equality and diversity in the workplace
  • Unit 06 Understand how to develop working relationships with colleagues
  • Unit 07 Understand health and safety procedures in the workplace
  • Unit 08 Understand how to handle information and mail

Will I receive a certificate?

Yes, this course is an accredited level 2 certificate.

How long will it take me to complete?

This depends on the individual, but the course duration is maximum 12-15 weeks. The course is self directed with tutor contact during the course, if required, and/or at 5 weeks for the mid-point review. However, you are able to complete earlier, this is possible, but completion must be no later than 15 weeks.  

What resources / equipment will I need to supply?

You will receive a set of high-quality learning support resources, which you will use to help you complete your assessment workbooks. These resources are yours to keep once you have completed the course. There is an e-portfolio which you will have access to if you would prefer to submit assessment online. The advantage to online assessment is that it is a quicker process and you can complete efficiently. Submission of a paper workbook will take up to 5 working days to assess, where as an e-portfolio submission will be assessed within 2 working days.

What support will I have while completing my course?

The course is designed to be self guided and you should have everything you need within the learning resource pack which is sent to you, by post. You will also be assigned a named tutor who you will be able to email for guidance if needed. They will also be the person who carries out the mid-point and exit review at a time convenient to you in order to complete the course and claim certification.

How much will it cost me? / Is there a financial contribution I have to make?

Due to the availability of government funding this qualification is available at no cost to you. Funding is subject to meeting eligibility criteria, which must be provided prior to the start of the course. We capture this information on the application form and will inform you if you are not eligible.

Failure to complete

Please note that a fee of £125 plus VAT is payable if learners decide to withdraw form the course and do not complete their assessments, reviews and certification. Learners must want to independently enrol onto this course.

How will the course benefit me in the future?

  • Achieve a nationally recognised Level 2 qualification
  • Evidence your competency to employers
  • Further your personal and professional development
  • Learn at a time that suits you without the need to attend college
  • Understand the importance of clear communication

What happens if I do not meet deadlines?

In the first instance you need to contact your tutor and circumstances are dealt with on an individual basis. However, with such a short course this is unlikely to happen. If you then decide to drop out the withdrawal fee is then applied.

Can I quit the course if I want to?

Yes you can, although it is strongly advised not to as any future funding applied for may be denied and the withdrawal fee will be applied

If you have any further questions please email one of our team on enquiries@profiledt.co.uk

 

Free Cyber Security Workshop

More than 300,00 computers in 150 different countries have been affected by the latest high-profile cyber-attack.   One major casualty was the National Health Service, the fifth biggest employer in the world and an organisation that employs hundreds of IT professionals. This recent high-profile attack caused machines to lock and a demand for payment was made. There are also many other cyber-security threats that could cost you or your Kent business time, money or compromised data.  But free help is available locally.

Of course, protection is essential in today’s busy computing environment.  So, you’ve got anti-virus software installed; there’s nothing to worry about then? Think again.

We are offering a completely free 90-minute training course in cyber-security, available to small or medium sized businesses in Kent.  This training will take place at 6.00pm on Tuesday 20th June 2017 and will help you to identify key risk areas and show you how to reduce the probability of computer catastrophe.

To book your place contact Justin Courtney or Lauren Turner now on:  01843 609300 or email Profile Development and Training Ltd

Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Autism Distance Course FAQ’s

 Why Work with Profile?

We are the provider of choice for both individuals and businesses in the South East for professional development courses. We are pleased to be able to add the ‘Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Autism’ short course to our portfolio. We believe this course will help individuals develop and enhance their skills and employ-ability.  We are committed to supporting all our learners and hold the Matrix award for Information, Advice and Guidance and nationally we are one of two Training Providers that hold the Inclusion and Continuing Professional Learning and Development quality marks.

What does the course cover?

To be awarded the NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Autism, learners are required to successfully complete 6 mandatory units.

Mandatory units

  • Unit 01 Introduction to autism (4 credits)
  • Unit 02 Using a person-centred approach to support individuals with autism (2 credits)
  • Unit 03 Communication and social interaction in individuals with autism (3 credits)
  • Unit 04 Sensory processing, perception and cognition in individuals with autism (2 credits)
  • Unit 05 Supporting positive behaviour in individuals with autism (3 credits)
  • Unit 06 Supporting individuals with autism to live healthy and fulfilled lives (4 credits)

Will I receive a certificate?

Yes, this course is an accredited level 2 certificate.

How long will it take me to complete?

This depends on the individual, but the course duration is maximum 10 weeks. The course is self-directed with tutor contact during the course if required and/or at 5 weeks for the mid-point review. However, you can complete earlier but completion must be no later than 10 weeks.  

 What resources / equipment will I need to supply?

You will receive a set of high-quality learning support resources, which you will use to help you complete your assessment. These resources are yours to keep once you have completed the course. Submission is via an e-portfolio which you will have access to. The advantage to online assessment is that it is a quicker process and you can complete efficiently, in bite-sized chunks.

What support will I have while completing my course?

The course is designed to be self-guided and you should have everything you need within the learning resource pack which is sent to you by post. These resources will be used to guide you through the assessments. You will also be assigned a named tutor who you will be able to email or text for guidance, if needed. They will also be the person who carries out the mid-point and exit review at a time convenient to you in order to complete the course and claim certification. 

How much will it cost me? / Is there a financial contribution I have to make?

Due to the availability of government funding this qualification is available at no cost to you. Funding is subject to meeting eligibility criteria, which must be provided prior to the start of the course. We capture this information on the application form and will inform you if you are not eligible.

Failure to complete

Please note that a fee of £125 plus VAT is payable if learners decide to withdraw from the course and do not complete their assessments, reviews and certification. You must want to independently enrol onto this course.

How will the course benefit me in the future?

  • You will gain a recognised accredited qualification
  • Enhance your CV
  • Gain a greater understanding of how to support people on the autistic spectrum
  • Opportunity to progress onto further learning, such as in education, early years or health and social care
  • Gain employment in the education, early years and health and social care sectors

What happens if I do not meet deadlines?

In the first instance, you need to contact your tutor who will discuss circumstances on an individual basis. However, with such a short course this is unlikely to happen. If you then decide to drop out, the withdrawal fee is then applied.

Can I quit the course if I want to?

Yes, you can, although it is strongly advised not to as any future funding applied for may be denied and the withdrawal fee will be applied

If you have any further questions please email one of our team on enquiries@profiledt.co.uk

Understanding Autism

Autism is a spectrum condition that affects how a person communicates with others and how they interpret the world around them. There are around 700,000 people in the UK with autism – more than 1 in every 100.

This qualification is designed for a wide range of learners who wish to develop their understanding of autism and the principles of supporting individuals with autism.

It covers the person-centred approach and influence of positive communication methods, how to support positive behaviour and how individuals with autism can be supported to live healthy and fulfilled lives.

Benefits: 

  • Achieve a nationally recognised Level 2 qualification. You are able to see the awarding body and more details of the qualification here.
  • Further your personal and professional development
  • No need to formally attend a college, meaning you can learn at your own time from the comfort of your home
  • Receive a set of high-quality support materials that will be yours to keep and use as a reference
  • Receive support and guidance from a dedicated team of qualified assessors/tutors

How is it delivered?

Alongside the learning materials, you will have the support of a knowledgeable assessor/tutor who will give you advice and guidance on the course content as well as providing robust feedback on the work you complete.

The course is usually delivered over a period of 8-12 weeks.

Successful completion of this course ensures that the learner has fully understood these important principles and evidence knowledge of the subject area.

Units Covered:

  • Introduction to Autism
  • Using a Person-Centred Approach to Support Individuals with Autism
  • Communication and Social Interaction in Individuals with Autism
  • Sensory Processing, Perception and Cognition in Individuals with Autism
  • Supporting Positive Behaviour in Individuals with Autism
  • Supported Individuals with Autism to Live Healthy and Fulfilled Lives

What is the cost? 

Due to the availability of government funding, this qualification is free to enrol though Profile Development and Training should you meet the following criteria:

  • You are 19+
  • You are not currently receiving Government funding for training

Places are limited so please book early to secure your place. Funding is subject to learners meeting set eligibility criteria as shown above.

Please note: a fee of £125 is payable if learners decide to withdraw from the course and do not complete their assessments.

To read our Understanding Autism FAQs click here

If you are interested in finding out more about the course, please complete the form below and one of our dedicated staff members will be in touch.

 

Full Name:
E-mail:*
Telephone Number:
UA Message:

Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools
(Level 3)

Become a Teaching Assistant

The Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools Course is available to anyone who are interested in working within a school, particularly in the role of a Teaching Assistant, Classroom Assistant or Learning Support Assistant.

It is a competence-based qualification which requires students learners to demonstrate that they can work in a classroom environment. This can be achieved by securing a voluntary placement or by being employed in a school. The volunteering position needs to be a minimum of 1 day or 2 mornings/afternoons per week. This course prepares the learner to support the class teacher and pupils in the delivery of the national curriculum within a school setting.

To support your studies, you will attend a 2-3 hour, fortnightly or monthly classroom-based delivery session, depending on your level of experience, at the Kent Innovation Centre, Broadstairs, or a suitable location given the geographical location of your group. Our assessor will be available via phone or email outside of these sessions, as well as via Facebook study group.

No qualifications are needed, but a good standard of English and maths are essential.

For downloadable PDF’s for the Qualification Overviews and the Advanced Learner Loan, please click the links available.

Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning – suitable for individuals with little or no experience in a classroom setting and is £1,417 inc VAT. Usually takes 12 months to complete.

Diploma in Specialist Support for Teaching and Learning –  suitable for individuals with experience in a classroom and is £2,225 inc VAT. Usually takes 15 months to complete.

Advanced Learning Loans are available to cover the full cost of the course with the loan only being repayable once you earn in excess of £21,000.

Nearly 90% of our last year’s study group have secured themselves permanent positions within a school setting following successful completion of their qualification.

If you would like to be contacted by a member of the Profile team with additional information of if you require an application form for our September 2017 course waiting list, please complete the form below or call us on 01843 609 300.

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Phone Number:
Certificate or Diploma:
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Changes to the Apprenticeship Funding System

As many of you may be aware, there have been some changes with regards to apprenticeship funding alongside the implementation of the Apprenticeship Levy.

Apprenticeship Levy Paying Employers – If you’re an employer with a pay bill over £3 million each year, you must pay the apprenticeship levy from 6 April 2017. You can read guidance on how to pay the apprenticeship levy here.

You will report and pay your levy to HMRC through the PAYE process.

The levy will not affect the way you fund training for apprentices who started an apprenticeship programme before 1 May 2017. You’ll need to carry on funding training for these apprentices under the terms and conditions that were in place at the time the apprenticeship started.

Non-Apprenticeship Levy Employers – a new co-investment rate has been introduced on the 1st May 2017. Co-investment is when employers and government share the cost of training and assessing apprentices.

The chart shows more information below.

If you have any questions regarding the funding or would like a free consultation with Profile in order to better understand your options going forward and what the cost implications may be, please contact us on 01843 609 300 or email enquiries@profiledt.co.uk

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  2. Bespoke Tailor –  This creative and skilled role at the heart of the iconic British garment industry could be your perfect fit.
  3. Cyber Intrusion Analyst – The chance to contribute to the crucial work of monitoring networks and detecting breaches in security.
  4. Digital Journalist – Get involved in the creation of fantastic, engaging content for TV, Radio and online.
  5. Equine Groom – Turn your equestrian hobby into a stable career in an industry that contributes billions to the British economy.
  6. Food Technologist – Have your cake and eat it too! Creativity and attention to detail will serve you well in the food industry.
  7. Fashion Studio Assistant – Passion for fashion? Help to capture the mood of the moment and contribute to the creation of a collection.
  8. Public Relations – Love to communicate? Use your influence in the exciting and challenging PR industry.
  9. Nuclear Scientist – Use your analytical skills to provide innovative solutions to the fast-expanding nuclear power industry.
  10. Video Game Quality Assurance – Use your Knowledge and zeal for gaming to test and fix computer games before they go live.

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The Growkent Business Event

On Wednesday (22/03/2017) we attended the GrowKent Business Event in Canterbury. At the event we got to meet and network with many different businesses all based in Kent. There was a wide variety of businesses with stalls offering information about their different services and products, many speakers and workshops.

I attended The Marketing Assistants (Tabitha Beasly) workshop where she gave attendees her top 15 steps to creating a successful marketing plan. I found this workshop incredibly helpful and inspiring. It made creating a marketing plan seem less daunting and she stressed the importance of using different marketing channels.

I found the Masterclass by Ade Bamgbala, Digital Garage, Google very interesting as he talked through how using google analytics for your business can be effective. His class was bases around ‘How to get customers to find you through Search Engine Optimisation, local listings and search engine marketing. I gained some very useful information from this workshop that helped me to see the use of SEO in business. He showed us how to make the most out of Google and what is can do for a business.

Our last workshop was directed by James Osborne who spoke to us about sales in ‘Sales – its all about the squeeze’ . James spoke about how to make the most of different types of customers and understanding their individual needs. This talk was a good way to finish the day and left us inspired with some new information to utilise within our business.

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To book and find out more follow the link: http://www.growkent.co.uk/

Written by Lauren Turner, Digital Marketing Apprentice