Education, learning and skills

There are two distinct aspects to our education, learning and skills work: training our reps and ensuring they have the skills they need to be effective, and promoting members' personal and career development.

Our national education team runs the union's education programme, arranges funding for branch, section or regional training, and co-ordinates Unionlearn training for members. Our next few courses are shown below; for further courses, please see the full programme. Our team supports and promotes learning and career development in your workplace by:

  • drafting and delivering learning agreements
  • supporting and organising learning agreements
  • co-ordinating a network of union learning reps (ULRs)
  • training and delivering one-to-one support to ULRs and providing them with a range of tools and resources
  • identifying and writing bids for regional and national funding
  • briefing branches and employers on the benefits of life long learning and ULRs
  • providing advice on careers and personal development opportunities.

We believe that lifelong learning should be available to all, and that there should be governmental coherence on policies and decisions affecting investment in skills.

Forthcoming courses

Essential Skills for Union Volunteers
Eastbourne Centre, Eastbourne
Start date: 29/04/2014 End date: 30/04/2014
Availability: Applications closed

Introduction to Health & Safety [Appointed H&S Reps only]
Prospect Offices, Wimbledon, SW19
Start date: 06/05/2014 End date: 08/05/2014
Availability: Applications closed

Introduction to Employment Law
Park Inn, York
Start date: 07/05/2014 End date: 08/05/2014
Availability: Apply online now [Members only]

Handling Cases in your workplace
Imperial Hotel, Blackpool
Start date: 14/05/2014 End date: 15/05/2014
Availability: Applications closed

Helping and Advising People at Work
Park Inn Cardiff City Centre
Date: 21/05/2014
Availability: Apply online now [Members only]