Unionlearn South West Region

(covering Bath, Bristol, Cheltenham, Exeter, Gloucester, Plymouth, Poole, St. Austell, Swindon, Taunton and Yeovil)


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

 

Date: 10 Mondays from 16 September 2013

Locations: Exeter, Plymouth

 

 

Date: 10 Tuesdays from 17 September 2013

Location: Dorset


Date: 10 Tuesdays from 1 October 2013

Locations: Bath, Bristol

 

Date: 10 Mondays from 13 January 2014

Location: Yeovil

 

Date: 10 Tuesdays from 14 January 2014

Location: Bristol

 

Date: 10 Wednesdays from 29 January 2014

Location: Swindon

 

Date: 10 Tuesdays from 29th April 2014

Locations: Cheltenham, Gloucester

 

Date: 10 Mondays from 12 May 2014

Locations: Bath, Bristol

 

 

 

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

 

Awaiting new dates


 

 

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 Tuesdays from 17 September 2013

Locations: Exeter, Plymouth

 

 

Date: 10 Mondays from 30 September 2013

Locations: Bath, Bristol, Taunton

 

 

Date: 10 Mondays from 13 January 2014

Locations: Bath, Bristol, Taunton

 

 

Date: 10 Wednesdays from 22 January 2014

Locations: Exeter, Plymouth, Dorset

 

 

Date: 10 fridays from 24 January 2014

Location: Swindon

 

 

Date: 10 Tuesdays from 29 April 2014

Locations: Exeter, Plymouth

 

 

Date: 10 Tuesdays from 13 May 2014

Locations: Bristol, Taunton

 

 

 

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 11 September 2013

Location: Taunton

 

 

Date: 10 Fridays from 13 September 2013

Location: Swindon

 

 

Date: 10 Wednesdays from 18 September 2013

Locations: Exeter, Plymouth

 

 

Date: 10 Mondays from 30 September 2013

Location: Yeovil

 

 

Date: 10 Thursdays from 3 October 2013

Location: Bristol

 

 

Date: 10 Thursdays from 16 January 2014

Locations: Bristol, Taunton

 

 

Date: 10 Tuesdays from 21 January 2014

Locations: Cheltenham, Gloucester

 

 

Date: 10 Wednesdays from 30 April 2014

Locations: Exeter, Plymouth, Swindon

 

 

Date: 10 Thursdays from 15 May 2014

Locations: Bristol, Taunton

 

 

 

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 Tuesdays from 21 January 2014

Locations: Plymouth, St Austell

 

 

 

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 Tuesdays from 10 September 2013

Location:Bristol

 

 

 

Employment Law Certificate

 

This Certificate 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: 10 Fridays from 20 September 2013

Location: Plymouth

 


Date: 10 Tuesdays from 1 October 2013

Location: Swindon

 

 

Date: 10 Wednesdays from 2 October 2013

Locations: Bristol, Taunton

 

 

Date: 10 Thursdays from 3 October 2013

Locations: Cheltenham, Gloucester

 

 

Date: 10 Wednesdays from 15 January 2014

Locations: Bristol, Taunton

 

 

Date: 10 Mondays from 20 January 2014

Locations: Exeter, Plymouth


Date: 10 Mondays from 12 May 2014

Location: Yeovil

 

 

Date: 10 Wednesdays from 14 May 2014

Locations: Bath, Bristol, Taunton

 

 

 

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 Wednesdays from 18 September 2013

Location: Bristol

 

 

 

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: Awaiting new dates

Location:

 

 

 

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 16 September 2013

Location: Bristol

 

 

Date: 36 Fridays from 20 September 2013

Location: Plymouth

 

 

Date: 36 Thursdays from 9 January 2014

Locations: Cheltenham, Gloucester

 

 

Date: 36 Fridays from 24 January 2014

Location: Exeter

 

 

 

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: 72 Saturdays from 21 September 2013

Location: Bristol

 

 

 

Mental Health Awareness

 

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


Date: 5 Wednesdays from 6 November 2013

Location: Cheltenham

 

 

 

Cancer in the Workplace & Mental Health Awareness


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

 

Date: 5 Mondays from 2 June 2014

Location: Plymouth

 

 

 

 

Health and Well-Being

 

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


Date: 5 days: 18-20 and 26-27 September 2013

Location: Bristol

 

 

 

 

TUPE

 

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: 5 days: 28 October - 1 November 2013

Location: Bristol

 

 

 

Working Women

 

Date: 5 Fridays from 6 June 2014

Location: Swindon

 

 

 

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:

 

 

Contacts for courses in Bath, Bristol, Taunton and Yeovil

Shan Maidment, Curriculum Manager or Trade Union Studies Administrator

 Trade Union Education Centre

City of Bristol College

Ashley Down Centre

PO Box 2887

Bristol

BS2 2BB

Tel: 0117 312 5607

Fax: 0117 312 5052

E-mail: TUEdadmin@cityofbristol.ac.uk

 

 

 

Contact for courses in Exeter, Plymouth, St. Austell and Cornwall

John Terry, Course Co-ordinator

 

Trade Union Studies Centre

City College

Plymouth

Goschen Centre

Saltash Road

Keyham

Plymouth

PL2 2DP

Tel: 01752 305 278

 

E-mail: jterry@cityplym.ac.uk

 

 

 

Contact for courses in Cheltenham, Gloucester and Swindon

Mary Scott, Course Co-ordinator

 

Trade Union Studies Centre

New College

New College Drive

Swindon

SN3 1AH

Tel: 01793 732 848

E-mail: tustudies@newcollege.ac.uk

 

 

 

Contact for courses in Bournemouth, Poole and Dorset

Andy Moss, Administrator

 

South West TUC

Church House

Church Road

Filton

Bristol

BS34 7BD

Tel: 0117 947 0521

E-mail:tucedsw@tuc.org.uk