LAOS runs a national training programme and usually these courses are delivered at the UNISON centre. In recognising that many members may have to travel from across the UK we have a policy that for the first day of any course the start time will be 11am. This provides sufficient time for the majority of members to travel to the course on the first day. For a 3 day course accommodation will be booked, if requested, for day 1 and day 2 of the course and for a 2 day course it will be booked for day 1 only. The member will then travel home on the last day of the course.
However, in exceptional circumstances accommodation for the night before the course will be considered if a member:
- Lives a considerable distance from the course venue, therefore travel and arriving on time would be difficult.
- Has a mobility issue that makes it too tiring/difficult for the applicant to travel on the first morning of the course.
Accommodation for the night after the course will only be booked in exceptional circumstances such as:
- Having a mobility issue that makes it too tiring/difficult for the applicant to travel home on the last day of the course.
* In the case of any member wishing to request accommodation for nights before and / or after the course applicants should contact LAOS on 0207 121 5116 / firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss their reasons for needing to stay longer.
N.B. LAOS will only meet the cost of accommodation booked by ourselves. For accommodation request changes or late bookings, 7 days notice minimum is required