Looking back over the last year’s achievements, reflecting on some of the ways that branches have found to sustain workplace learning after the loss of the Union Learning Fund, and sharing some great ideas to inspire you, this digital edition of ULearn magazine is a celebration of the work that UNISON learning reps, branch education coordinators and lifelong learning coordinators have done under the most challenging of circumstances.
ULearn 2021 is out now!
Branches, through their officers, have responsibilities to… provide opportunities for the education of members and the development of activists UNISON Code of Good Branch Practice The role of the lifelong learning co-ordinator is to lead on member learning in the branch. They work closely with the branch education co-ordinator and the same person might even […]
Are you interested in improving your English, maths or IT skills? Your employer has a responsibility to address your training needs in these areas. You can also contact your region for information about courses or providers in your area. UNISON has a national agreement with the WEA. GCSE maths and English courses are often free at […]
UNISON works in partnership with a number of well-known organisations, networks, and programmes. Open University The Open University and UNISON partnership is based firmly on a shared goal – to widen access to education and training to extend learning opportunities to those who have previously been unable to access them. To achieve this goal, both […]
What do you want to know about? Continuing professional development workshops OpenLearn Formal study with the Open University CPD workshops with the Open University With the Open University, we offer a range of shorter workshops, which can be opened up to both members and non-members. Want to find out whether any of these workshops is […]
These 10-week courses are designed for members who may have been away from learning for some time. They’re run for us by the Workers Educational Association (WEA) in a welcoming and supportive environment. There are no exams to take. It’s nothing like going back to school! At the end of the course you will receive […]
UNISON has a proud history of providing high quality learning opportunities for our members. We work with trusted national institutions like The Open University and the Workers’ Educational Association (WEA) and a host of local providers, and we also deliver informal learning in-house. Whether you’re already a keen learner, or just beginning to explore the […]
7 October 2021 10:00am–1:00pm
Everyone has a poem waiting to be written. Everyone has a story to spin or a truth to tell. We all wrote poems when we were children but then most of us stopped. So if you’ve ever wanted to rediscover the poet in you then this enjoyable, practical and interactive workshop is for you.
14 October 2021
It can be difficult to recognise when members have a realistic chance of proving sex discrimination and activists may feel unconfident in this area. This course will give practical skills for discussing the matter with members and recognising possible cases. More generally, it will build skills of interviewing members and analysing evidence which can be applied to any work problem.
29 September – 20 October 2021
Induction training for new UNISON learning reps (ULRs).
18 – 28 October 2021
An advanced course for UNISON reps who have already completed the UNISON or TUC Mental Health At Work course.
25 – 29 October 2021
Our Organising for Health and Safety course is essential for new health and safety representatives and we are now offering an autumn course whereby reps can complete the course in one week.