Stoptober 2014


Join the Stoptober challenge today!

Stop smoking for 28 days and you’re 5 times more likely to stop for good. There are lots of free support tools from apps to packs – we have all the help you need.

If you’d like to try with our CEO Savvas Panas to give up this Stoptober we have a selection of smoking cessation aids such as nicotine replacement patches, nicotine inhalators, nicotine gum & nicotine mouth sprays.

Good luck everyone!


Aspireta Training Associates & Pilion Trust Training Centre..Current Training


Aspire Training Associates ContactNick Brown, MSc, FRSPH (Director)
Mobile: 07930 375586

The Pilion Training Centre

In association with The Pilion Trust, our new Training Centre, offering Asdan accredited awards, has been opened in Highbury. We are working with young people who have experienced homelessness. The aim of the project is to develop self-esteem through a program of training and development. The Personal Progress qualification is being used to underpin and validate the individual progression of each of the young People

We plan to develop this project in the coming year to work with anyone who has experienced homelessness and disadvantage that would benefit from a combined employability and self-development program.

The Pilion Trust is a Charity that works with marginalised and vulnerable young people, adults and families. Across all of our Services in 2012-2013, we advised, advocated and supported over 5,000 people and families to be able to improve their lifestyles.

Pilion Trust is based in the borough of Islington but works across London Boroughs.
Aspire Training Associates Contact

Nick Brown, MSc, FRSPH (Director)
Mobile: 07930 375586

Royal Society of Public Health
Centre Number 4343

Coming Soon!
Apprenticeships (intermediate and advanced) in Housing and Hospitality.

Royal Society of Public Health (RSPH)
In addition to the City & Guilds and ASDAN qualifications we can offer, we can also off the following awards from the RSPH. Again we offer the following qualifications with full training;
Levels 1 and 2 Food Safety Awards
Levels 1, 2 & 3 Health & Safety Awards
Levels 1 & 2 Health Promotion and Awareness awards
Aspire City & Guilds Training Centre

We now offer the following qualification, with full training for both the individual and groups of candidates. The assessment process for all candidates can either be in paper based portfolio format and on e-portfolio.
Level 2 Health & Social Care Diploma – 4222 – 21
Level 3 Health & Social Care Diploma – 4222 – 31
Level 2 Housing Certificate – 6207-02
Level 3 Housing Certificate – 6207-03
Level 3 Housing Diploma – 6207-04
Level 3 Certificate for Health Trainers – 7562
Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health
and Social Care – 3978
Level 4 NVQ Diploma in Advice and Guidance – 3569 – 04
Level 3 NVQ Certificate in Advice and Guidance – 3569 – 03
Level 3 TAQA – Assessor Award – 6317
Level 4 TAQA – IQA Award – 6317

Prices – prices are tailored to individual circumstances and requirements so please contact us for more information.

City & Guilds
Centre Number

Training Venue – All Training can be delivered at your choice of venue when a minimum of 6 candidates are being booked onto the same qualification. Please call us to discuss.

E-Portfolio Goes Live
The e-portfolio system from Pearson is the system we have chosen after looking at a number of different electronic portfolio systems. All our City & Guilds accredited qualifications will be available on this system.

It means that we can offer each of our customers the choice between having an electronic or paper-based portfolio that best meets individual choice and circumstances.

The accreditation and certification of these awards is completely with City & Guilds.


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Aspire Training Associates can help you attain the qualifications you need to succeed in the vocational sector

Fuck The Poor? I Swear You Need To Get Social

Fuck The Poor? I Swear You Need To Get Social


Thank you. Peace

Originally posted on Blether And Blogger:

An interesting and thought-provoking social experiment from The Pilion Trust got me sitting up taking notice.

I’ll be honest, I’m not aware of The Pilion Trust nor their work, presumably because I now live and work in Scotland. However, because of their #FuckThePoor initiative, I now am. Watch the clip and let me know your thoughts.

[This clip belongs to The Pillion Trust, the link to which I have embedded in my post, and the blog post from which it came I have already reblogged]

Told you, interesting heh? What is equally fascinating is the power of social media. Like I mention, I’m not aware of the work of the Pilion Trust yet I’m happy to share their You Tube clip across Twitter and my blog, not just because I empathise but because it got me thinking. It’s edgy, different, provocative.

I was so eager to draw others’ attention to the clip. So much so, this…

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We new you cared, Please care enough to give…Thank you very much


 We knew you cared. Please care enough to give.

We will not shut up, we will not sit down, we will not be quiet, we will not lose hope, we will not feel powerless, We will not cave in, we will not be discouraged, we will not become complacent, we will not allow lack of support to overcome us, We will not be afraid, We will not worry about what other people think about us stepping into a role that might make us unpopular, We will not worry about what others think about us, We will not quit…We will continue to work, fight, challenge, awaken, and campaign for Equality of Opportunity on behalf of the people who come to us for help.

The Pilion Trust Charity

£1 or £2 a month is cool! Thank you

Fuck The Poor?



Fuck The Poor?



Charity asks Londoners to put their money where their mouths are in controversial ‘Fuck The Poor’ campaign


7/04/13 – The Pilion Trust, a charity which helps some of the poorest and most vulnerable,has conducted a social experiment on the people of London to see if we really do care about those who are less fortunate.


A man wearing a sign saying “Fuck the poor” was sent out to the streets of the capital as part of a campaign for the charity by advertising agency Publicis. Londoners were secretly filmed taking the man to task for the offensive statement.


Afterwards, the man flipped his sign over so that it read “Help the poor” and he proceeded to ask for donations – but this time people completely ignored him.


The film of the social experiment is being posted on youtube on 7th Apriland will be released in cinemaslater in the month.


The campaign message is: “We know you care. Please care enough to give.”


Savvas Panas, the Chief Executive of the Pilion Trust, said: “As a charity that has been severely affected by the nationwide decrease in charitable donations (20%) and Government cuts (60%).


We understand that some may be shocked by this footage. We are more offended however, that people across the United Kingdom are living in adverse poverty.”


Andy Bird, Executive Creative Director of Publicis said, “The Pilion Trust is a small front line charity without the budget to make itself heard in paid-for media, and also loses out on high street donations, so we helped them to make a film that highlighted the discrepancy between peoples attitude when confronted with injustice and bigotry about poverty, and then their apathy when asked directly to help do something about it – donate.’