accentuate

accentuate yourself, accentuate your team

Empowering individuals and organisations to grow.

Our goal is to use our experience to help individuals to grow through personal development, and organisations to thrive by adding value through our training solutions, quality assurance services and learning consultancy.

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• We are 2 highly experienced learning managers and practitioners offering our training and quality assurance solutions to businesses, L&D functions, independent training organisations. 

 

• With over 24 years’ combined experience developing, delivering, and managing workplace training programmes – including strategic level roles such as Head of Funding and Delivery and Operations Director.

 

• Subject matter experts in workplace education, mentoring, coaching programmes, management, project and risk management.

 

• Our goal is to help individuals to grow through personal development, and organisations to thrive by adding value through our training solutions, quality assurance services and learning consultancy.


Products and services

Building the right apprenticeship programme

1 of a set of 6 Apprenticeship Levy support workshops developed by Rebecca Tarbox. Using over 12 years experience developing and delivering highly regarded Apprenticeship programmes, these workshops are designed to share best practice, support newer employer providers or those levy paying employers who may be looking to take control of their own levy in the future.

Objectives - Building the right apprenticeship programme Workshop

  • Determining what outcome you want from an apprenticeship programme
  • Choosing the right Apprenticeship Standard
  • Building a curriculum that will deliver the outcome
  • How to ensure you staff the programme correctly

Other details

  • Virtual/online or classroom delivery
  • Duration - 2 hours
  • Cost/person - £120
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Logistics – how to get the money

1 of a set of 6 Apprenticeship Levy support workshops developed by Rebecca Tarbox. Using over 12 years experience developing and delivering highly regarded Apprenticeship programmes, these workshops are designed to share best practice, support newer employer providers or those levy paying employers who may be looking to take control of their own levy in the future.

Objectives - Logistics – how to get the money Workshop

  • Explore the different ways of reporting your data to the ESFA
    • Navigating the reports – indicative earnings, PDSAT, occupancy etc
  • Who does what on the Employer or Provider digital account?
  • Why are there 14 months in each year? And what is important about July?

Other details

  • Virtual/online or classroom delivery
  • Duration - 2 hours
  • Cost/person - £120
  • See website for full details including courses dates

 

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Awarding Bodies and EPAOs

1 of a set of 6 Apprenticeship Levy support workshops developed by Rebecca Tarbox. Using over 12 years experience developing and delivering highly regarded Apprenticeship programmes, these workshops are designed to share best practice, support newer employer providers or those levy paying employers who may be looking to take control of their own levy in the future.

Objectives - Awarding Bodies and EPAOs Workshop

  • Determine if you need Awarding Bodies or EPAOs – or both
  • How to choose the right AO/EPAO for your organisation – you are in control here!
  • Explore the requirements of yet another audit

Other details

  • Virtual/online or classroom delivery
  • Duration - 2 hours
  • Cost/person - £120
  • See website for full details including courses dates

 

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Ofsted (Office for Standards of Education)

1 of a set of 6 Apprenticeship Levy support workshops developed by Rebecca Tarbox. Using over 12 years experience developing and delivering highly regarded Apprenticeship programmes, these workshops are designed to share best practice, support newer employer providers or those levy paying employers who may be looking to take control of their own levy in the future.

Objectives - Ofsted (Office for Standards of Education) Workshop

  • Tips for ensuring you are ready for Ofsted to arrive
  • Understand what to expect in an Ofsted Inspection
  • What are the differences now inspections are against EIF and not CIF

Other details

  • Virtual/online or classroom delivery
  • Duration - 2 hours
  • Cost/person - £120
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ESFA (Education & Skills Funding Agency)

1 of a set of 6 Apprenticeship Levy support workshops developed by Rebecca Tarbox. Using over 12 years experience developing and delivering highly regarded Apprenticeship programmes, these workshops are designed to share best practice, support newer employer providers or those levy paying employers who may be looking to take control of their own levy in the future.

Objectives - ESFA (Education & Skills Funding Agency) Workshop

  • Exploring and navigating the funding rules
  • Tips for demonstrating compliance during audits
  • Discover how to survive the dreaded ESFA Audit

Other details

  • Virtual/online or classroom delivery
  • Duration - 2 hours
  • Cost/person - £120
  • See website for full details including courses dates

 

 

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RoATP (Register of Apprenticeship Training Providers)

1 of a set of 6 Apprenticeship Levy support workshops developed by Rebecca Tarbox. Using over 12 years experience developing and delivering highly regarded Apprenticeship programmes, these workshops are designed to share best practice, support newer employer providers or those levy paying employers who may be looking to take control of their own levy in the future. All workshops will include a Q&A session, but specific 1 to 1 support can be arranged following the workshops.

Objectives - RoATP (Register of Apprenticeship Training Providers) Workshop

  • Explore the options presented by Supporting Provider, Employer Provider and Main Provider
  • Discover some key tips to write into your RoATP application
  • Navigating BRAVO – the application portal

Other details

  • Virtual/online or classroom delivery
  • Duration - 2 hours
  • Cost/person - £120
  • See website for full details including courses dates

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Managing Risk - A practical guide

We live and work in increasingly uncertain and volatile times. Pandemics, changing working practices, impact of new and disruptive technologies, competition, freak weather events, Brexit - these are the everyday challenges that we all need to operate within. 

Do you manage tasks or projects that involve some level of uncertainty and risk? Would it benefit you to understand and respond to that risk more effectively?

This course introduces a practical and user friendly approach to risk management.

Objectives

  • Identifying a simple risk management process
  • Practicing identifying risk using a range of techniques
  • Exploring techniques for assessing and prioritizing risk
  • Practice planning risk responses
  • Develop a risk action plan relevant to your work area

Other details

  • Virtual/Online or classroom delivery
  • Duration - 3.5 hours
  • Cost/person - £90 (includes follow up review)
  • See website for full details including courses dates

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Managing Conflict

How often do you feel that you are not being understood? Or that everyone around you seems to think differently to you? This workshop is designed to help you deal with the conflict that occurs when working with a range of different personalities and situations.

Objectives

  • How to identify when it is conflict or simply a difference of opinion
  • Developing empathy; understanding others’ perspectives and values
  • Practice being non-judgmental; accepting of others opinions and ideas
  • Techniques for resolving conflict
  • Action plan for identifying your needs, boundaries and solutions

Other details

  • Virtual/Online or classroom delivery
  • Duration - 3.5 hours
  • Cost/person - £90 (includes follow up review)
  • See website for full details including courses dates

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Training Others

This course will give you the basics to ensure your ‘students’ are learning something and the confidence to deliver a good lesson.

Impartial feedback is crucial to improving your teaching, so we will conduct an observation following this course, and give clear and developmental one-to-one feedback.

Objectives

  • Explore different teaching methods and the situations they are most relevant
    • Importance of planning – what do you want to achieve
    • Adapting methods to your audience
    • Facilitating, not instructing
    • Embedding learning through practice
  • How to encourage students to take ownership of their own learning and development
  • Assessing learning and measuring success
  • Action – plan and teach a lesson, which we will observe and give you feedback on.

Other details

  • Virtual/Online or classroom delivery
  • Duration - 2 x 1/2 days (7 hours)
  • Cost/person - Workshop £150; Obsevation/Feedback £50 (plus expenses)
  • See website for full details including courses dates

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Managing Yourself (time management)

Time management is a skill that takes some time to master at the best of times, and in the current climate has raised a new set of challenges. Do you struggle to focus, and find that your days are unproductive? Do you feel that your workload has become so busy that you struggle to work out your priorities? Then this course if for you. 

Objectives

  • Pre-workshop – keep diary of day
  • Discuss attitudes, perceptions and opinions around time management
  • Identify what your barriers to productivity are – pre/post COVID? Are they the same?
  • Explore a range of established theories and tools
  • Do the old strategies still work; planning and managing barriers, eliminating distractions and disruptions
  • Action plan – try different techniques from tool kit and reflect

Other details

  • Virtual/Online or classroom delivery
  • Duration - 3.5 hours
  • Cost/person - £90 (includes follow up review)
  • See website for full details including courses dates

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Introduction to Mentoring & Coaching

Are you effectively coaching and mentoring individuals to get the most out of them and to ensure talent is captured?  Do you have a culture that supports the development and growth of your people?

A Linked In Workplace Learning report (2017) identified that Mentoring and Coaching skills are the most sought after skills for leaders and managers.  This is because effectively developing knowledge and skills (coaching) and nurturing individuals with support and career development (mentoring) is critical to the success and growth of a business.

Our course will help you develop the skills required to be a better mentor and coach.

Objectives

  • Identifying the differences/similarities between mentors, coaches and expert helpers and what makes up their roles.
  • Exploring the value and impact for organisations of effective coaching and mentoring
  • Practicing building professional working relationships (empathic, awareness of others)
  • Practicing effective communication for coaches and mentors (listening, guiding and nurturing ownership in others)
  • Action plan – create a personal action list to help you move forward with mentoring/coaching

Other details

  • Virtual/Online or classroom delivery
  • Duration - 3.5 hours
  • Cost/person - £90 (includes follow up review)
  • See website for full details including courses dates

 

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Managing Others – making the shift to management

Are you, or one of your team, moving in to a supervisory or management role? Do you want to understand and practice the dos of effective management and the don’ts of poor people management.  Do you want to get the best out of your team?

This course will help you develop skills to make you a better leader and manager.

Objectives

  • Discuss the challenges of making the shift from colleague to leader
  • Identify your own preferred management style and what this means for you
  • Challenging the theory in current workplace – e.g. situational leadership; team development; communication; motivation
  • Exploring the needs of different people and practicing strategies for getting the most out of others
  • Practicing coaching and mentoring skills needed for a manager
  • Create a personal action list to help you move forward

Other details

  • Virtual/Online or classroom delivery
  • Duration - 2 x 1/2 Days (7 hours)
  • Cost/person - £150 (includes follow up review)
  • See website for full details including courses dates

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