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Regional and branch courses

Branch and regional courses

Prospect branches, sections and regions can get funding from POLA education to run their own training courses.

Running your own training can be useful if you have a specific current issue that the branch needs to deal with, or if several reps in a branch or region need training or updating on the same skills or issues.

You can use elements from any of our courses or briefings to devise your own bespoke training session. POLA education can advise on course content and how to plan training that will work well for the number of people attending and the time you have available.

Branch and regional training is usually supported and delivered by the full-time Prospect officer(s) for the relevant branch or region, so speak to your negotiatng team before you put in an application.

To keep costs down and ensure that Prospect is able to offer funding for branch/regional training across the union, we ask branches wherever possible to use employers' premises and other facilities wherever possible and to identify training locations that will minimise necessary expenditure on travel and accommodation.

Applications for funding must be submitted to POLA education on the appropriate form below, at least one calendar month before the proposed course start date. (Please note that you must be logged in to download and submit the form.)

If you  have any questions about the form or the application process please contact POLAeducation@prospect.org.uk.

Members: please log in now to see contact details for your Prospect full-time officer.