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Below is a selection of blogs from each of our STC course areas - see categories below for details
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What to do if an elderly person falls

As we age, our muscles weaken, and our balance decreases, and we become far more likely to fall. The middle of winter brings the added challenge of cold and icy conditions. This makes it the most likely time of the year for an older person to slip. With this in mind, here is some advice on how to help if you see an elderly person fall.
Older people are much more vulnerable and likely to fall, and even more so if they have a health condition.
 
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The NHS has a new chief executive what does this mean for England’s health care?

So, it’s goodbye to Simon Stevens after 7 years and hello to Amanda Pritchard, who took over on 1 August as the chief executive of NHS England and Improvement. Heading a £130bn per year organisation, the nation’s biggest employer which sees well over a million patients a day and is central to public and political concerns, is challenging at the best of times. Throw in COVID-19, the large backlog in care, staff shortages and pay tensions, the new Health and Care Bill, plus a new Secretary of State and the job looks daunting. How can it be done well?
 
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Female Bricklayer an Inspiration

A 25-year-old woman is inspiring more women and girls to work in the construction industry after her social media posts have become a viral hit, and we at the STC Group are definitely inspitred!

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5 Reasons to study construction at STC

The STC Group has been training construction workers since 2003, so we are one of the most established construction training centres in Essex and London. 

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You can now get your CSCS Card with STC

The STC Group is an accredited CSCS Card testing centre in Essex so we can not only offer you the training but help you to gain your green card for employment. 

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3 Great Careers in Hair and Beauty

Hairdresser/barber

There are over 40,000 hair salons in the UK so there’s a big need for hairdressers and barbers. Many hairdressers and barbers start off as an apprentice and then become junior stylists before progressing onto an NVQ to become a fully qualified stylist. Some then progress onto salon management.

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5 Tips for Healthy Skin

Drink Water

Our number one tip is to sty hydrated, and this means drinking water, preferably mineral water, and avoiding sugary drinks, alcohol and other drinks that may actually end up dehydrating you.

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How to make a home dementia friendly

When you are dealing with an early dementia diagnosis for yourself or a person you live with or care for, there are many things to consider. How to manage the home and make it as dementia friendly as possible is one of those – we understand how scary and upsetting dealing with a dementia diagnosis can be, so we have put together our top tips for keeping the home safe, accessible and dementia friendly.

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Stimulating activities to improve memory

As people get older it is important to put focus on exercising the brain to improve focus, daily functionality and memory. There are many different ways you can help your brain to stay healthy and sharp. By doing these exercises to help boost your concentration and memory can make daily tasks easier and quicker to do.

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5 Great Reasons to Study at STC

You can be creative

You can develop your knowledge of makeup techniques, hairstyles and nail technology and really let your creativity go. Hair and Beauty really encourages uniqueness and give you a fantastic opportunity to try something new.

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Professional Services Courses

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The STC Group in Essex offers a range of professional services courses from businesses administration to management.

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New Traineeships Enrolling Now

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New Business and Construction Traineeships enrolling now

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Book a visit to our Harold Wood centre

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The STC Group invites everyone interested in taking part in a trade course to visit our Harold Wood centre.

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Award Winning Painting & Decorating Course

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STC offers an award winning Painting and Decorating course in Essex, ideal for anybody considering a career in construction.

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About Our Recruitment Services

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The STC Group support employers to fill current skills gaps in order to develop future skilled workforces. We have a fantastic pool of talented people that progress through our short courses, traineeship and apprenticeship programs who are looking to become your next star employee.

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Career Choices

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The STC Group not only trains but has a qualified careers advisor that can help you with your chosen career pathway.

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Award Winning Courses

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Our fantastic award winning trade courses can be accessed commercially as well as through funding. 

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CSCS Testing is Back

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The STC Group based in Harold Wood and Essex are delighted to have their CSCS testing provision back up and running.

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