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

East Midlands region

  • Leicester, 4, 11 and 18 October 2018
  • Nottingham, 3, 10 and 17 December 2018

Greater London region

Northern region

  • Newcastle, 2, 9 and 16 October 2018

Northern Ireland

  • Belfast, 24 August, 7 and 21 September 2018

North West region

  • Manchester, 11-13 December 2018


  • Glasgow, 26-27 September 2018

South West region

  • Wareham, 25-26 July 2018

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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