Training for union learning representatives

The core course for new union learning representatives explains UNISON’s approach to lifelong learning and helping working people to gain skills and qualifications and learn for personal fulfilment.

With a focus on those who have traditionally been excluded from learning, you will learn how you can work with members and employers to identify learning needs, promote UNISON’s learning offer, and organise around learning.

You can find out more about being a ULR by completing our short online learning module introducing the role, which you can find on our e-learning site.

Some regions organise training for ULRs, and UNISON learning and organising services also run national courses.

Upcoming courses

Greater London region

  • London, 29-31 January

East Midlands region

  • Nottingham, 28 January, 4 and 11 February
  • Market Harborough, 28 February, 7 and 14 March
  • Alfreton, 2, 9 and 23 May
  • Nottingham, 24 June, 1 and 8 July
  • Lincoln, 3, 10 and 17 October
  • Nottingham, 11, 18 and 25 November

Northern Ireland

  • Belfast, 20 and 27 March, 3 April

North West region

  • Manchester, 3-5 April
  • Liverpool, 3-5 December

Scotland

  • Inverness, 24 and 25 April
  • Glasgow, 24 and 25 September

South East region

  • Brighton, 2-4 April
  • Guildford, 17-19 June

South West region

  • Taunton, 26 February, 5 and 19 March
  • Bristol, 4, 11 and 18 June
  • Wareham, 25 September, 2 and 9 October

West Midlands region

  • Birmingham, 6, 13, 20, 27 June and 4 July

Yorkshire & Humberside region

  • Leeds, 17-19 June

How to get in touch with your regional education team

National training

More on the role of the union learning representative

Booking and attending courses

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