First steps to the future

There’s a whole world of learning opportunities out there, and sometimes it can be hard to work out what’s the best option for you.

That’s why UNISON College is working with Learning Curve to offer our members a free careers advice and guidance service. Depending on where you want to go next, Learning Curve’s advisors will be able to suggest suitable learning and training routes for you, and point you towards appropriate learning opportunities. Many of those will be free; for others, you’ll be able to claim a discount as a UNISON member.

How it works

Complete the form you’ll find at the bottom of this page. One of our team will be in touch with you to put you in contact with an advisor from Learning Curve. You have a choice as to whether your consultation happens over the phone or in an online meeting, and, if you prefer the latter, which platform to use (e.g. MS Teams, Zoom, etc.)

The consultation is completely free and you’re under no obligation to take up any opportunity that your advisor might suggest. We hope you’ll find this a useful way to get your head around the huge range of training and courses that are available to you, and to take your first steps on the way to a bright future.

Use this form to request a consultation

  • Please give us your home postcode, not that of your workplace or UNISON branch. This can be used to find out if you are eligible for any course funding in your area.
  • If you aren’t currently in employment please put N/A here
  • If you are currently retired or unemployed, please tell us the most recent role you held
  • For example - do you have a particular course in mind? Are you looking to develop your skills more generally? Do you want to pursue a new career altogether and need help on where to start?
    Please choose as many as apply
  • We will use this information to check your UNISON membership. Where appropriate, we will then pass the information on to Learning Curve, who will use your data to get in touch and to inform their advice. Your data will not be used for any other purpose without your explicit permission. By submitting this form you are agreeing that your data can be shared.
  • UNISON Learning & Organising Equality Monitoring Form

  • This section of the form is entirely voluntary; however your co-operation would be appreciated. UNISON gathers this information so that participation in education and training can be monitored. This allows us to identify where there are areas of underrepresentation and work with our colleagues in the wider union to address any barriers to equal access.
  • We appreciate that some of the categories below are limited, but within these constraints, please give the answer most applicable to you.
  • Any information given below is solely for UNISON use and will not be shared with Learning Curve or any other third party.
  • This information will be used to update your UNISON membership records and will be treated in the strictest confidence.