Training for UNISON branch officers

Course participants

COVID update

All our activist training is currently being run online, using a combination of interactive webinars, individual work, and online activities and forums.

Courses are being organised both regionally and nationally. Where possible, you should aim to attend a course in your region. This will give you the opportunity to meet other activists near you and learn about specific support and resources that are available in your region.

Learning and Organising Services are running a limited number of national courses.

Contact your regional education team

National courses

Some members are elected by their branch to play different branch roles. Branches are required to elect to certain core roles, and may also create other posts according to their rules.

Find out more about the different branch officer roles

Training is available for each of the branch officer roles. UNISON regions usually deliver these courses simultaneously at a branch officer training weekend which allows officers to network.

Training in your region

In addition to courses offered in the regions, UNISON Learning and Organising Services runs national courses for certain roles which can include:

  • branch education co-ordinator
  • branch welfare officer

National courses

Booking and attending courses


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