Build your skills with UNISON Learning

We use English and maths every day. But many of us aren’t as confident as we like to be when it comes to our literacy and numeracy skills. That’s why UNISON has launched Skills Builder, an online tool designed to help you feel more comfortable using words and numbers. Skills Builder uses practical examples to […]

Making the Lifetime Skills Guarantee work for you

You could benefit from the government’s ‘Lifetime Skills Guarantee’ offer of a free level 3 training course. Level 3 is equivalent to an advanced technical certificate or diploma, or 2 A levels. If you don’t already have a qualification at that level, and you are in England, you can access a course for free. Here’s […]

April’s Inclusive Learning Bulletin is out now

April’s Inclusive Learning Bulletin – sadly, the last one ever – is available to read online now. In it, you can read about our online event, The Next Chapter of UNISON Learning, find out about our new general secretary’s vision for a UNISON College, and get ideas for upcoming learning events. Download the PDF Read […]

Financial Wellbeing Week is on the way!

This past year has been a rollercoaster for many of us: getting used to living in the midst of a pandemic, experiencing (for many of us) what lockdown means for the first time and the impact this has had on our finances. Many UNISON members have faced financial hardship through sickness, furlough and job loss, […]

The Next Chapter of UNISON Learning

UNISON learning reps, branch education coordinators and lifelong learning coordinators gathered online on Wednesday 17 March for an event exploring The Next Chapter of UNISON Learning. The event was chaired by Margaret McKee, vice chair of UNISON’s Development and Organising committee, who began by wishing participants a happy St Patrick’s Day and thanking participants for […]

February’s Inclusive Learning Bulletin is out now!

This month’s bulletin focuses on literacy – read about UNISON East Midlands’ functional skills drive, Literacy Works Week, and World Poetry Day. And save the date for our spring event, The Next Chapter of UNISON Learning. Download the PDF Read a text-only version

Facing the present, looking to the future with UNISON member learning

Covid-19 continues to disrupt our daily life both at home and in work. We continue to need things to look forward to and help us manage what we are facing. In UNISON learning, we believe that education is one way of doing this – either by learning about what we face or strengthening our skills […]

UNISON East Midlands keeps on learning

For many of us, 2020 was a long, difficult, year. Whether in public-facing roles, working from home, or on furlough, public service workers have borne the brunt of the coronavirus pandemic, and it was only natural to be feeling tired, stressed, or down. That’s why UNISON learning rep Jayne Barry decided to lift people’s spirits […]

New year, new opportunities

UNISON learning continues – online 2021 looks to be almost as challenging a year as 2020 – but that doesn’t have to stop us making plans for the future, building on plans we’d already made, or working to make things better. As new measures are introduced across the UK to combat the spread of the […]

“Always developing”: learning through lockdown, learning for the future

Shahida Noor is one of the thousands of UNISON members who have taken advantage of our online learning offer from the Skills Academy. UNISON Learning and Organising Services’ Dan Simmonds asked her about her experience… How did you find out about the learning available from UNISON? I found out via an email from UNISON and […]