Branch Education Co-Ordinator training

10 – 11 July 2018

UNISON Centre, 130 Euston Road, London, NW1 2AY

This national course for Branch Education Co-ordinators is aimed at those who cannot attend a course in their region. It may also be useful for lead union learning reps and lay tutors interested in becoming more involved in education in the branch.

It will help you:

  • develop a team approach to learning in your branch
  • support union representatives and identify their training and development needs
  • understand UNISON’s member development offer and how learning engages empowers members and engages them in the union
  • draw up an activity-based annual training plan that supports members and activists and builds branch organisation

To apply, complete the application form and return it to


UNISON Learning and Organising, 130 Euston Road, London, NW1 2AY

Click here to download the application form


The cost to branches is £250 per person if residential (includes essential overnight accommodation) and £150 pp if non residential. Both rates include travel, and care costs, all meals and a £5 per day out of pocket allowance.

Allocation of course places

To ensure the effective application of UNISON principles of Proportionality and Fair Representation places are allocated on national courses immediately after the closing date instead of on a first come first served basis. If courses are oversubscribed, selections are made on the basis of achieving Fair Representation and Proportionality, as set out in UNISON Rules, and to ensure a fair spread of participants from regions and sectors where appropriate.

Facilitation and dependent care

It is UNISON policy that no member should be deterred from applying for a course because of facilitation needs, necessary childcare or other care commitments.

Cancellation policy

Where places on courses are cancelled without good cause charges will be levied as follows: Where places are cancelled within two weeks of the start of the course the cost will be 50% of the course cost. Where places are cancelled within one week of the start of the course the cancellation will be 100%.

Our commitment to equalities

As part of UNISON’s equal opportunities policy in education there is a questionnaire at the back of the application form. This information will be strictly confidential and used only to monitor UNISON’s ability to deliver educational opportunities fairly to all sections of its membership.