Training and Development for UNISON Reps
UNISON provides training for new reps, Equality Reps, Health and Safety reps and UNISON Learning Reps
Please view details of each of the courses we offer by clicking on the link to the left of this page.
Qualifications and Soft skills! A win all round
You may be surprised to learn that getting release to attend a union course is not a cost to your employers. They gain from it too!
many of our courses lead to an Award - a nationally recognised qualification. Youcan go on to follow on courses that will:
- Help you progress to certificates, diploma and/or degree courses
- Provide evidence of your on- going learning & development.
- And… give you ‘soft skills’ that also help your day to day work.
Our studies have shown that the ‘soft skills’ you pick up on our training courses can help you in your career and give you skills you can ‘transfer’ and use in your daily work. Soft skills can range from working in a group to growing your confidence in report writing and presentational skills.
So your employer is building up the qualifications and skills sets of their workforce while you learn.
Getting Started Courses are for newly appointed stewards and / or those stewards who have not yet attended a UNISON training course
Follow on / Single issue Courses are for more experienced stewards and if you have been a steward for a while and been on UNISON or TUC courses then you can develop your skills and knowledge by attending these courses. These courses could also be for fairly new reps who have a particular interest in an area of union work e.g. pensions, though for some you do need to have completed one of the relevant "Getting Started" courses first.
Advanced Courses are advanced courses and / or updates.
Law Courses - we run local introduction to Employment Law courses (called Rights at Work) and more advanced updates and briefings.
Organising and Running Your Branch these are courses to help branch officers in their roles - we will be running the courses in conjunction with Greater London Region
- Course Application Form 12 (DOC, 49.00 Kb)