Unionlearn Northwest Region

(covering Blackburn, Blackpool, Burnley, Chester, Crewe, Kirkby, Lancaster, Leigh, Liverpool, Manchester, Preston, St. Helens, Stockport, Warrington and Wigan)



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

 

The application process, application form and contact details for each regional office can be found at the very bottom of the page.

 

CORE COURSES IN THE NORTH WEST REGION


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

 

 

Date: 10 Mondays from 13th May 2013

Locations: Blackburn, Liverpool

 

 

Date: 10 Tuesdays from 14th May 2013

Locations: Crewe, Stockport, Warrington

 

 

Date: 10 Wednesdays from 15th May 2013

Location: Blackburn

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

Date: 10 Wednesdays from 15th May 2013

Location: Crewe

 

 

Date: 10 Thursdays from 16th May 2013

Locations: Stockport, Warrington, Blackburn

 


 

 

 

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

 

 

Date: 10 Mondays from 13th May 2013

Locations: Crewe, Liverpool, Warrington

 

 

Date: 10 Tuesdays from 14th May 2013

Location: Blackburn

 

 

Date: 10 Wednesdays from 15th May 2013

Location: Stockport

 

 

Date: 10 Thursdays from 14th May 2013

Location: Blackburn

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

Date: 10 Wednesdays from 15th May 2013

Locations: Warrington, Blackburn

 

 

Date: 10 Thursdays from 16th May 2013

Locations: Crewe, Stockport

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

Date: 5 Mondays from 13th May 2013

Location: Crewe

 

 

Date: 10 Mondays from 13th May 2013 (Stage 1 and Stage 2)

Location: Blackburn

 

 

Date: 5 Fridays from 17th May 2013

Location: Crewe

 

 

 

 

 

Union Learning Representatives Stage 2 Award

 

The ULR Stage 2 course will provide ULRs with the opportunity to develop existing essential knowledge and skills in areas that are fundamental to their role, as well as undertaking a workplace specific learning project in an area of study relevant to their members' learning needs.

 

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

 

 

Date: 5 Fridays from 7th June 2013

Location: Preston

 

 

Date: 10 Fridays from 7th June 2013

Location: Manchester

 

 

Date: 5 Fridays from 21st June 2013

Location: Crewe

 

 

Date: 5 Mondays from 24th June 2013

Location: Wigan

 

 

 

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

 

 

Date: 36 Tuesdays from 24th September 2013

Location: Blackburn

 

 

 

Contemporary Trade Unionism Diploma

 

This Diploma helps experienced trade union representatives broaden their knowledge of the past, present and future role of trade unions.  The programme will develop a greater understanding of trade union values, policies, and workplace issues enabling reps to become more effective as workplace representatives, and extend the capacity and skills of learners, while improving the confidence of learners to access higher education opportunities.

 

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

 

 

Date: 36 Wednesdays from 25th September 2013

Location: Blackburn

 

 

 

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

 

 

Date: 36 Mondays from 23rd September 2013

Location: Blackburn

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

Date:  Awaiting new dates

Location:

 

 

 

SPECIALIST SHORT COURSES IN THE NORTH WEST REGION

 

 

Branch Communication and Media

 

Date: 5 Wednesdays from 5th June 2013

Location: Stockport

 

 

 

Supporting Member's with Cancer in the Workplace


Contributes to NOS Units: UC3, UC7, UC8, UC9, US1, US2, US3, US4, UR5, UR7, UR8, UR10, UR11

 

 

Date: 3 Mondays from 8th July 2013

Location: Stockport

 

 

 

Combatting Bullying in the Workplace

 

Date: Awaiting new dates

Location:

 

 

 

COSHH and REACH

 

Date: Awaiting new dates

Location:

 

 

Date: Awaiting new dates

Location:

 


 

 

 

 

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 Blackburn

John Murphy

Blackburn Trade Union & H&S Education Centre

1st Floor, Victoria Building

Blakey Moor

Blackburn BB2 1LH

Tel: 01254 677756/677712

E-mail: john.murphy@blackburn.ac.uk

 

 

Contact for courses in Blackpool

Dave Barnes

Trade Union Education Unit

Blackpool & Fylde College

Ashfield Road

Bipsharn

Blackpool FY2 0HB

Tel: 01253 504067

E-mail: DBA@blackpool.ac.uk

 

 

Contact for courses in Burnley

Paul Summerscales

Burnley College

Trade Union Education Unit

Princess Way

Burnley BB12 0AN

Tel: 07774 721476/01282 733035

E-mail: p.summerscales@burnley.ac.uk

 

 

Contact for courses in Chester, Kirkby, Liverpool & St. Helens

Dave McMonnies

Wirral Metrpolitan College

Suite 520, The Cotton Exchange

Bixteth Street

Liverpool L3 9LQ

Tel: 01051 237 2750

E-mail: david.mcmonnies@wmc.ac.uk

 

 

Contact for courses in Crewe

Les Doherty

Sotuh Cheshire College

Workforce Development Unit

Dane Bank Avenue

Crewe CW2 8AB

Tel: 01270 654654

E-mail: l-doherty@s-cheshire.ac.uk

 

 

Contact for courses in Manchester

Kevin Duffy

The Manchester College

Trade Union Education Unit

St. Johns Centre

2 New Quay Street

Manchester M3 3BE

Tel: 0161 9202835/9202261

E-mail: kevin.duffy@themanchestercollege.ac.uk

 

 

Contact for courses in Stockport

Dianne Jones

Trade Union Education Unit

Stockport College

Wellington Road South

Stockport SK1 3UQ

Tel: 0161 958 3685/3640

E-mail: dianne.jone@stockport.ac.uk



Contact for courses in Warrington

Rick Cayzer

Warrington Collegiate

Trade Union Education Unit

Museum Street

Warrington WA1 1HU

Tel: 01925 494637

E-mail: rcayzer@warrington.ac.uk



Contact for courses in Wigan

Cath Roberts

Wigan & Leigh College

Pagefield Campus

Walkden Avenue

Wigan WN1 2JH

Tel: 01942 761873

E-mail: c.roberts@wigan-leigh.ac.uk