UNISON partners with Staff Skills Academy to give members free online learning

UNISON is keen to ensure that members still have access to the high-quality training that the union provides, even though it’s not possible to meet face-to-face during the current coronavirus crisis. That’s why the union has formed a partnership with the Staff Skills Academy to give members access to over 550 free online courses, from […]

UNISON learning is still here for you

Training our activists and providing learning opportunities for our members has always been an essential part of our role – so, while we have had to postpone all face to face training during this current crisis, we have massively ramped up our online learning provision. If you are a new steward we have made arrangements […]

#GetOnlineWeek is here!

This week it’s Get Online Week and UNISON, along with other organisations across the UK, will be supporting people to get online and take part in the digital world. It’s estimated that over 5 million working adults lack the full set of basic digital skills – so with the rise of digitisation and automation in […]

Are you ready for #GetOnlineWeek this October?

There are over 5 million people in the UK who’ve never been online, and a staggering 11.9 million people who don’t have the essential digital skills to navigate life and work. As jobs and the workplace become more digitised workers with low or no digital skills risk being excluded both in the workplace and in […]

Activate!

Wondered about getting more involved with UNISON but not sure where to start? You can find out more about the different activist positions that are open to UNISON members by logging into our e-learning site and playing our new Activate! game. You’ll be invited to think a little bit about your own personal values and […]

A new way for young workers to learn about workplace rights

Young workers have rights around pay, holiday, health and safety and equalities that exist to protect them in the workplace. It’s vital that every young worker knows and understands their rights to make sure their employers aren’t breaking the rules. UNISON, in partnership with Wranx, have launched a free bite sized digital tool which uses […]

Another step forward for UNISON’s e-learning site

Over the years UNISON’s e-learning site has evolved to meet the needs of our members. Since it was first set up in 2008, it’s had three different domain names, and has gone from being a space for learning reps to share advice, resources and experience, to being a hub for all kinds of online learning. […]

Expanding the Wranx learning offer

Over the last year, UNISON has been working with Wranx to provide free bite-sized learning modules online. We started with Functional Skills and GCSE English and maths, but have added more topics since then. Wranx is an online training tool that can be accessed on any device and uses the simple scientific idea of Spaced […]

Starting strongly: mentoring for apprentices

UNISON and the TUC believe that all apprentices should have a mentor: to help them acclimatise to the workplace, to support them as they think about career options and progress, and pass on their skills and knowledge. And this has been shown to improve apprenticeship completion rates. It’s even better when that’s linked to support from […]

Dyslexia Awareness Week

This first week of October is Dyslexia Awareness Week. Dyslexia affects around 10% of the population, and mainly influences the way that people process, store and retrieve information. The theme this year is ’21st Century Dyslexia’, focusing on technology that can assist people in the workplace, at school and at home. Find out more at the […]