Unionlearn Northern Region

(covering Carlisle, Darlington, Furness, Newcastle, Tyne & Wear and Workington)


Please remember to inform your local ULR or a member of the ULF Project Team if you undertake any of these courses.

 

 

 

Union Reps Stage 1 Certificate

 

This is the essential basic course for workplace union reps and stewards.  Find out what it means to be a union rep, how to represent your members effectively and how to take up both collective and individual issues with your employer.  You will also think about the future and how to influence where it is taking you and those you represent.  This course helps union reps to understand their role and responsibilities as a rep.  They include working together with members and other union reps; talking to members and dealing with their problems; recruiting members and getting them involved in the union; meeting management to discuss a range of issues at work and keeping members informed about wider union concerns.

 

Contributes to NOS Units: UC1, UC2, UC3, UC4, UC5, UC6, UC7, UC8, UC9, UC10, UO1, UO2, UO3, UL1, UR1, UR2, UR3, UR4, UR5, UR6, UR7, UR8, UR9, UR10

 

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Stepping Up - Advanced Course for Union Reps Certificate

 

This course is designed for union reps who have already completed the Union Reps Stage 1 or its equivalent.  Stepping Up builds upon your existing knowledge and experience by closely examining the role of representatives in changing work environments and taking an in-depth look at employment law, equality, discrimination and bargaining issues.  Reps are required to complete a project of choice linked to the workplace or a trade union issue.

 

Contributes to NOS Units: UC1, UC2, UC3, UC4, UC5, UC6, UC7, UC8, UC9, UC10, UO1, UO2, UO3, UO5, UR1, UR2, UR3, UR4, UR5, UR6, UR7, UR8, UR9, UR10, UR11

 

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Health & Safety Stage 1 Certificate

 

If you are a newly appointed safety rep, this is the essential basic course for you.  Health and safety at work is a major issue for all employees.  Research shows that workplaces that have trade union health and safety reps have a significantly lower rate of accidents.  This course will provide a thorough grounding in health and safety issues and give new reps an opportunity to dicuss issues around health and safety at work.

 

 

 

Contributes to NOS Units: UC1, UC2, UC3, UC5, UC6, UC7, UC8, UC9, UO1, UO2, UO3, US1, US2, US3, US4, UR1, UR2, UR4, UR5, UR6, UR7, UR8, UR10

 

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Next Steps for Safety Reps Stage 2 Certificate

 

This course is designed for health and safety reps that have already completed Health and Safety Stage 1 or its equivalent.  The course helps reps identify, prevent and control risks helping to build a safer and healthier workplace.  It encourages reps to involve members in safety issues by developing a collective approach to health and safety.  it outlines the most recent health and safety law and information, enabling reps to effect real change in the workplace.

 

Contributes to NOS Units: UC1, UC2, UC3, UC5, UC6, UC7, UC8, UC9, UO1, UO2, UO3, US1, US2, US3, US4, UR1, UR2, UR4, UR5, UR6, UR7, UR8, UR9, UR10, UR11

 

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Union Learning Representatives Stage 1 Award

 

Union Learning representatives (ULRs) are helping to give people 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.  As well as helping individual union members, ULRs have had a positive effect upon workplaces and organisations.  The ULR Stage 1 course introduces the role of the ULR, the importance of learning and skills at work and provides the tools and knowledge that will enable ULRs to carry out their role successfully.

 

Contributes to NOS Units: UC1, UC2, UC3, UC4, UC5, UC6, UC7, UC8, UC9, UC10, UO1, UO2, UO3, UL1, UL2, UL3, UL4, UR1, UR2, UR4, UR5, UR6, UR7, UR8, UR10, UR11

 

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Employment Law Diploma

 

This Diploma gives a grounding in the law relating to employment and work.  You will learn about collective and individual law, the pressures and influences there are and how it affects the workplace and the people you represent.  You will also develop the skills and knowledge that will help you progress to higher level learning.

 

Contributes to NOS Units: UC1, UC2, UC3, UC4, UC5, UC6, UC7, UC8, UC9, UO1, UO2, UO3, US1, US4, UR1, UR2, UR3, UR4, UR5, UR6, UR7, UR8, UR9, UR10, UR11

 

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Occupational Health & Safety Diploma

 

This popular Diploma will help experienced safety reps develop their understanding of health and safety principle and practice.  The course give learners the opportunity to question the development and function of health and safety law, discover how to build trade union organisation for health and safety and tackle some of the health, safety, welfare and environmental problems that workers currently face.  Completion at Level 3 will entitle union safety reps to apply for Institution of Occupational Health and Safety technician membership (Tech IOSH).

 

Contributes to NOS Units: UC1, UC2, UC3, UC4, UC5, UC6, UC7, UC8, UC9, UC10, UO1, UO2, UO3, UO5, US1, US2, US3, US4, UR1, UR2, UR3, UR4, UR5, UR6, UR7, UR8, UR9, UR10, UR11

 

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Equalities Diploma

 

This new Diploma is for experienced trade union representatives whose role would benefit from a wider understanding of equality issues.  It is intended to help students understand equality issues in the workplace, current equality legislation and how it can be applied to their own organisation.  You will also develop the values and skills needed for higher level study and activism.

 

Contributes to NOS Units: UC1, UC2, UC3, UC4, UC5, UC6, UC7, UC8, UC9, UC10, UO1, UO2, UO3, UO5, UL1, UR1, UR2, UR3, UR4, UR5, UR6, UR7, UR8, UR9, UR10, UR11

 

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On-line courses

 

 

GREL

Getting ready for 'e' learning - this course introduces learners to the world of online learning.  It covers both the technical aspects and the way learning takes place online.  The course covers logging on, using discussion forums, downloading/uploading documents, group working online, using web based resources and responding to tutor led sessions.  The course also covers broader aspects of roles and responsibilities online including time management.

 


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Unless you have completed a previous Online course with TUC Education this course is mandatory for anyone wishing to apply for online courses listed below.

 

 

 

Union Reps Stage 1

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Stepping Up Stage 2

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Health & Safety Reps Stage 1

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Next Steps Stage 2

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Union Learning Reps Stage 1

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TUC Diploma in Employment Law

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TUC Diploma in Occupational Health & Safety

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TUC Diploma in Equalities

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Short courses

 

 

 

Dealing with Redundancy and Regorganisation


Contributes to NOS Units: UC1, UC2, UC3, UC4, UC5, UC6, UC7, UC8, UC9, UC10, UO1, UO2, UO3, UL1, UR1, UR2, UR3, UR4, UR5, UR6, UR7, UR8, UR9, UR10

 

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Occupational Health & Safety


Contributes to NOS Units: UC1, UC2, UC3, UC5, UC6, UC7, UC8, UC9, UO1, UO2, UO3, US1, US2, US3, US4, UR1, UR2, UR4, UR5, UR6, UR7, UR8, UR10

 

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Preparing for conference including public speaking


Contributes to NOS Units: UC1, UC2, UC3, UC4, UC5, UC6, UC7, UC8, UC9, UC10, UO1, UO2, UO3, UL1, UR1, UR2, UR3, UR4, UR5, UR6, UR7, UR8, UR9, UR10

 

 

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Coshh


Contributes to NOS Units: UC1, UC2, UC3, UC5, UC6, UC7, UC8, UC9, UO1, UO2, UO3, US1, US2, US3, US4, UR1, UR2, UR4, UR5, UR6, UR7, UR8, UR10

 

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Understanding the Employment Tribunal system


Contributes to NOS Units: UC1, UC2, UC3, UC4, UC5, UC6, UC7, UC8, UC9, UC10, UO1, UO2, UO3, UL1, UR1, UR2, UR3, UR4, UR5, UR6, UR7, UR8, UR9, UR10

 

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Further Information and Course Booking

 

How to Apply

 

1. Choose the course(s) you wish to attend

2. Fill out the application form (use link below to access PDF document) and send it to Head Office for signature - Jonathan Ledger - alternatively use the links in the course information above to book online.

http://www.unionlearn.org.uk/extrasUL/southwest/SWTUCappform2012.pdf

3. Ask your employer for paid release from work to attend the programme.  Please ensure you follow the procedures agreed between Napo and the Trust.

4. Return the form as soon as possible to the trade union studies centre responsible for providing your prgramme, not the TUC - provide Napo Head Office with the correct address and they will do this for you.

5. Please apply as early as possible in order to allow your trade union studies centre enough time to send you full joining instructions.

6. There are no course fees on the TUC Education programme.  However, you will need to speak to your employer or local Branch Treasurer about travelling and other associated costs.

7. If you need any advice regarding programmes, please contact the national Project Manager - Briony Sutcliffe,

bsutcliffe@napo.org.uk , or the TUC Education regional education and training officer - see below:

 

 

 

Contact for courses in Newcastle

Margaret Stephenson

Trade Union Education Centre

Newcastle College

Sandyford Building

2nd Floor, Sandyford Road

Newcastle

NE1 8QE

Tel: 0191 200 4847

E-mail: margaret.stephenson@ncl-coll.ac.uk

 

 

 

Contact for courses in Sunderland

Garry Hunter

Trade Union Education Centre

City of Sunderland College

Bede Centre

Durham Road

Sunderland

SR3 4AH

Tel: 0191 511 6707

E-mail: garry.hunter@citysun.ac.uk

 

 

 

Contact for courses in Darlington

Mike Applegarth

Trade Union Education Centre

Darlington College of Technology

Central Park

Haughton Road

Darlington

DL1 1DR

Tel: 01325 503 270

E-mail: mapplegarth@darlington.ac.uk

 

 

 

Contact for courses in Workington and Furness

Chris Thackrah

WEA Cumbria

2 William Close

Dalton in Furness

Cumbria

LA15 8JD

Tel: 07815 841347

E-mail: cthackrah@wea.org.uk

 

 

 

Contact for courses in Carlisle

Tracey Errington

Carlisle Trade Union Education Centre

Carlisle College

3-5 Victoria Place

Carlisle

CA1 1HS

Tel: 01228 822 815

E-mail: terrington@carlisle.ac.uk

 

 

 

Contact for on-line courses

Ian West

TUC Education

Northern Region

5th Floor

Commercial Union House

39 Pilgrim Street

Newcastle upon Tyne

NE1 6QE

E-mail: enothern@tuc.org.uk