This course is for newly appointed union learning reps (ULRs). ULRs are specialist reps who provide advice, encouragement and information to members about learning opportunities that can help them improve their lives at work and beyond.
Union Learning Representatives (ULRs) are helping to give people the skills and knowledge to improve their lives at work and beyond. They are making a real difference in workplaces up and down the country, raising the profile of training and development by providing advice, encouragement and information to members about a range of learning opportunities.
This course is delivered onsite at Northern College
This course will help you:
Use surveys and mapping to Identify learning needs
Promote the value of training and learning to union members
Understand how to work with providers and potential partners
Support and encourage members who want to broaden their skills
Arrange training and learning opportunities
Consult with your employer about training and learning
If you are not eligible, the cost of the course is £0.00. If you choose to stay residentially, and you are not eligible via the residential funding assessment, there will be an additional fee to pay. The vast majority of students are eligible to study and stay residentially for free and we will confirm when you apply.
When does this start and end?
At the moment we have no available dates for this course. We will be updating them throughout the year, check back or submit and enquiry to be added to a waiting list.
Trade Union Education at Northern College is meaningful, purposeful, accessible and rewarding. There are no exams, or long lectures, the education programme involves practical activities where you will work with your peers. This is an opportunity to step back from your job and your activist work to think and learn. Skills development and confidence building are essential elements of all Trade Union courses.
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