If you choose to undertake any of the courses highlighted on these pages, or begin study with any of the Institutions mentioned, could you please contact a member of the ULF Project Team or your local ULR (in confidence) so that we can ensure that your learning journey and achievements are included within the Project return figures to the Union learning Fund in order that we can show value for money to our members and the ULF Steering Board, along with Government Ministers to enable future funding to be forthcoming. Thank you in anticipation.
For those who are thinking about higher level study but need to find out if it's for them, the free resource, Build on Your Experience: Introducing Higher Education at Work could assist in making the decision to proceed. As well as providing lots of information, activities and links to relevant websites, it helps users look in a new way at their day-to-day work. it helps users draw out and build on the skills and competences they use in the workplace and to prepare for higher level learning.
The resource can be found at http://www.ltw.ufi.com/ufiresources/Buildingonyourexperiencesample
The follow on resource, Build on Your Experience: Starting Higher Education at Work, is designed for those who have made the decision yo study but need to develop or refresh the skills needed for higher education. This module carried accreditation and is therefore accessed through higher education providers and there is a cost attached.
The resource can be found at http://www.ltw.ufi.com/ufiresources/startinghighereducationatwork/
Further details and resources can be found at :
Some of the key Union Learning providers are:
* Skills for Justice - Sector Skills Council (SSC)
* TUC Education
* General Federation of Trade Unions (GFTU)
* Workers Educational Association (WEA)
* National Extension College (NEC)
* The Open University
* Ruskin College - Oxford
* Northern College - Barnsley
* De Montfort University - Leicester
* Birkbeck College - London
* Rosetta Stone - Learn from a choice of 30 languages including English, Polish, Chinese (Mandarin) and Arabic
* Local and Regional Community Colleges
Napo also runs it's own annual programme of training for members.
The following pages relating to specific learning providers will be updated as information on courses becomes known within the ULF Project Team.
For more information on any of the other institutions mentioned above, please contact a member of the ULF Project Team.