Learning at Work Week 2024

Explore the power of learning during this year’s national Learning at Work Week 13-17 May.   Register for sessions   More information   Regions There are many activities and sessions being run across the regions and branches. Please contact your region to find out what’s happing near you. Become a Union Learning Rep (ULR) UNISON […]

Discounted IT courses (and more!) for UNISON members from e-Careers

The IT and digital skills courses that we run are some of the most popular learning opportunities available through UNISON College. Now UNISON members who would like to expand their knowledge of Microsoft Office applications can take advantage of a discount on accredited courses from e-Careers, including: Microsoft Access 2019 Microsoft Excel 2019 Microsoft Office 2019 […]

Making the most of adult learning funding in England

You may already know that Level 2 functional skills or GCSEs in English and maths can be funded – but adult learners in England can also be funded to Level 3.  As part of the Lifetime Skills Guarantee all adults in England who do not yet have A levels or equivalent can take their first […]

What union learning can do – and how you can make it happen

UNISON’s ULearn magazine is out today, and as usual it’s packed full of stories showcasing the fantastic UNISON College activity that’s gone on across the union in the last year. Find out how: Black members in UNISON Eastern have been receiving training to deliver their own discussion sessions UNISON is empowering members and activists to […]

First steps to the future

There’s a whole world of learning opportunities out there, and sometimes it can be hard to work out what’s the best option for you. That’s why UNISON College is working with Learning Curve to offer our members a free careers advice and guidance service. Depending on where you want to go next, Learning Curve’s advisors […]

Where will you go in 2023?

2022 has been an exciting year for us – seeing the launch of UNISON College at National Delegate Conference and the return of our own ULR conference to UNISON Centre, with the introduction of new courses for members and for activists, and the trial of a careers information, advice and guidance service (read on for […]

A good manager communicates well

It’s important to be able to communicate with others in all walks of life but these skills are absolutely vital for managers and team leaders. Whether you are already leading teams or a rising star UNISON College offers a self-directed online course for you to improve your skills.  Communication techniques for managers certification course from […]

A trade unionist reading list

A few weeks ago one of our UNISON learning reps asked us if there was a ‘reading list’ of recommended books with a trade union angle. Well, there wasn’t… so we asked on social media, and UNISON members, activists, staff, and allies all gave us brilliant suggestions. So here they are. As with any reading […]

Take a minute for taking minutes

Taking minutes is a skill that is exceptionally useful for many of us at work. Who wouldn’t want to have access to concise meeting minutes that provide a helpful record of the event?  It’s also a skill that definitely makes union activists’ life easier not to mention any clubs and associations where we meet others, […]

“I have no idea what I’m doing”, and other lies we tell ourselves

“We’re sorry, we’ve made a mistake….    …. you’re not the right person for the job. ” If you regularly imagine someone tapping you on the shoulder and telling you this, then you may well be experiencing the Imposter Phenomenon (note: over time it has come to be known as a syndrome, but it was named the Imposter Phenomenon by the […]