Unionlearn Southern and Eastern Region

(covering Basildon, Bedford, Bury St Edmunds, Chatham, Chelmsford, Colchester, Dover, Dunstable, Huntingdon, Ipswich, London, Newhaven, Norwich, Oxford, Southampton and Watford)

 

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


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

 

Awaiting new dates

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

Awaiting new dates

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

Awaiting new dates

 

 

 

 

 

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 May 2013

Location: Tooting

 

 

 

 

 

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 28 May 2013

Location: Deptford

 

Date: 5 Thursdays from 30 May 2013

Locations: Chatham, Tooting

 

Date: 5 Fridays from 31 May 2013

Location: Dover

 

Date: 5 Mondays from 3 June 2013

Location: Oxford

 

Date: 5 Thursdays from 6 June 2013

Locations: Chelmsford, Colchester, Haringey, Ipswich

 

Date: 5 Fridays from 7 June 2013

Location: Basildon

 

Date: 5 Mondays from 10 June 2013

Location: Isleworth

 

Date: 5 Wednesdays from 12 June 2013

Location: WEA London

 

Date: 5 Tuesdays from 18 June 2013

Location: Southampton

 

 

 

 

 

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: Awaiting new dates

Location:

 

 

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

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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

 

Date: Awaiting new dates

Location:

 

 

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:

 

 

 

 

 

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 Dunstable, Bedford and Watford

Mushtaq Arain or Michelle Marshall

Central Bedfordshire College

Kingsway

Dunstable

LU5 4HG

Tel: 01582 477776 x271

E-mail: marain@centralbeds.ac.uk or mmarshall@centralbeds.ac.uk

 

 

 

Contact for courses in Huntingdon

Becky Evans

Huntingdonshire Regional College

California Road

Huntingdon

Cambridgeshire

PE29 1BL

Tel: 01480 379169

E-mail: becky-evans@huntingdon.ac.uk

 

 

 

Contact for courses in Basildon

Corinne Martin

South Essex College of Further & Higher Education

Trade Union Studies Unit

Nethermayne

Basildon

Essex

SS16 5NN

Tel: 01268461619

E-mail: corinne.martin@southessex.ac.uk

 

 

 

Contact for courses in Colchester, Chelmsford and Ipswich

Trish Alford

Colchester Institute

Centre for Trade Union Studies

Sheepen Road

Colchester

CO3 3LL

Tel: 01206 712244

E-mail: tus@colchester.ac.uk

 

 

 

Contacts for courses in Haringey, Enfield and North East London

Alison Foster or Tony Holding

College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London

High Road

Tottenham

London

NR15 4RU

Tel: 020 8442 3075

E-mail: tued@conel.ac.uk

 

 

 

Contact for courses in Isleworth

Pam Singer

West Thames College

London Road

Isleworth

TW7 4HS

Tel: 020 8326 2235

E-mail: pamela.singer@west-thames.ac.uk

 

 

 

Contact for courses in London EC2A

Monica Gort

Trade Union Learning

WEA London

96-100 Clifton Street

London

EC2A 4TN

Tel: 020 7426 1976/020 7426 1981

E-mail: mgort@wea.org.uk

 

 

 

Contact for courses in Lewisham, Chatham and Dover

Rosina Harris

Lewisham College

2 Deptford Church Street

Deptford

London

SE8 4RZ

Tel: 0208694 3424

E-mail: rossina.harris@lewisham.ac.uk

 

 

 

Contacts for courses in Tooting

Darren O'Grady or Sam Ward-Crossley

South Thames College

Trade Union Studies Centre

2nd Floor

71 Tooting High Street

Tooting

London

SW17 0TQ

Tel: 020 8918 7383

E-mail: darren.ogrady@south-thames.ac.uk or samantha.ward@south-thames.ac.uk

 

 

 

Contact for courses in Southampton

Angela Perry

TU Studies Dept

Southampton City College

St Mary Street

Southampton

SO14 1AR

Tel: 02380 577359

E-mail: sucha.singh@southampton-city.ac.uk or charlotte.wills@southampton-city.ac.uk

 

 

 

Contact for courses in Norwich and Bury St Edmunds

Mark Hughes

City College Norwich

Trade Union Studies centre

Room L125

First Floor of East Lodge

Ipswich Road

Norwich

NR2 2lJ

Tel: 01603 773429

E-mail: m3hughes@ccn.ac.uk

 

 

 

Contact for courses in Oxford

Nigel Williams

Ruskin College

TUC Centre

Stoke House

Stoke Place

Headington

Oxford

OX3 9BX

Tel: 01865 759608

E-mail: nwilliams@ruskin.ac.uk

 

 

 

Contact for courses in Newhaven

Mark Everden

Sussex Downs College

Trade Union Education

Denton island

Newhaven

BN9 9BN

Tel: 01273 511409

E-mail: tuc@sussexdowns.ac.uk