UNISON is keen to ensure that members still have access to the high-quality training that the union provides, even though it’s not possible to meet face-to-face during the current coronavirus crisis.
That’s why the union has formed a partnership with the Staff Skills Academy to give members access to over 550 free online courses, from time priority management to how to manage virtual teams to remote workers’ security.
All the courses are CPD certified, allowing members to show proof of their learning to their employers.
Teresa Donegan, head of UNISON Learning and Organising Services, said,
“This is a worrying time for public services workers, whether they’ve found themselves dealing with an increased workload, been put on furlough, or are self-isolating. We’re hoping that this new opportunity will enable our members to get access to the training they need to adapt to the situation and build their skills for the future.”
To request a Staff Skills Academy account, members will need to email firstname.lastname@example.org, quoting “Skills Academy” in the email subject line.