UNISON education and training courses are available for Stewards and Health & Safety Reps. We will provide course materials in large print or braille and provide facilitation – please make your requirements clear when you complete the course application form.

Training helps people challenge discriminatory attitudes and practices both within the union and the workplace.  We also work to ensure that equalities issues are integrated into all activist and member training.

Learning is fun – and its free

UNISON courses are friendly and informal. They have been specially designed for adults. Training involves practical activities and working with groups of other UNISON members and activists. You don’t have to listen to long lectures or take exams.

Training is stimulating and gives you a chance to step back from your job and your activist work to think and learn. Skills development and confidence building are important elements of most UNISON courses. You’ll be surprised at what you learn on a UNISON course!

UNISON pays for the courses and materials for courses. Where there is a charge, it is to branches – not to you. If you are interested in finding out more then contact the branch on 0161 770 4008.

Time off for training

Stewards, health and safety reps, union learning reps and branch officers have the right to paid time off for training in their union duties in most workplaces. This also applies to part time activists and those who take part in on-line courses.

UNISON advises activists to give several weeks notice to employers and to provide managers with information about the course as required.

Check out the Regional Training Calendar and complete the application form below;


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