TUC Union Learning Reps

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Course Length: 
1 day a week for 5 weeks
Course Schedule: 
Friday 9.30am-4.30pm
Entry Requirements: 

Elected union learning rep.



Academic Progression: 

TUC Skills for Life and the Union Role
TUC Information, Advice and Guidance
TUC Working with Employers
TUC Mentoring and Coaching Skills for Union Learning Reps
TUC Climbing Frame
TUC Supporting Learners

Full Description: 

Core course for union learning representatives (ULRs) to develop their skills and knowledge on the role of a ULR. There are many tasks that ULRs are required to do:

  • working with members and other union reps to improve learning opportunities within your workplace
  • working with other union representatives to build the union at work
  • offering information and support to members about learning issues
  • helping individuals to overcome barriers which may prevent them getting involved in learning
  • promoting the union role in developing learning opportunities
  • meeting management to discuss learning and skills
  • working with outside organisations

The course will help you to:

  • develop your skills and knowledge about the role of ULRs
  • build contacts within your own union and with outside organisations
  • work with other union reps to improve union organisation at your workplace
  • find out what your union policies are around learning
  • integrate learning and skills in wider union activities and structures
  • promote the value of learning and skills within the workplace
  • identify members learning needs
  • support members in managing their own learning
  • represent the interests of members
  • use a systematic approach to problem solving
  • develop a learning strategy incorporating equality for all
  • work with other union reps on learning issues
  • work with your employer to develop learning opportunities
  • collect and record information
  • find out about Government policies and programmes for learning and skills.

Please contact the Advice Shop for details of costs and start dates.

Please note that although the information given is believed to be correct at the time of publication, course information, costs where applicable and attendance details may change.

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