Learning for Members

Each year 2000+ East Midlands members take part in some form of learning through UNISON

This might be though our Regional learning programme or organised more locally by Union Learning Reps (ULRs).  Below you will find details of UNISON’s Learning ‘offer’. (Test)


East Midlands Region Member Courses May – Dec 2024

Details of our 2024 course programme for the second half of 2024 can be viewed below. Click the image for a full list and beneath every course has its own poster with more detail.

For a Word version without images please visit here.

To apply for any of these courses please visit our application page.  Please note: When a course is full it is kept open for a short while to create a waiting list.  When that reaches a certain point the course is removed from the application form.

Click here to apply

Deaf Awareness & Intro to British Sign Language – 8 July (COURSE NOW FULL)

Positive Behaviour Support in Schools – 1 August (COURSE FULL)

Lone Working – 5 September

Excel Beginners – 9 & 10 September

Neurodiversity Understood – 24 Sept

Conflict Management – 8 October

Excel Improvers – 15 & 16 October

Pre-Retirement Planning – 21 October (Nottingham)

Bereaved by Suicide – 22 October

Deaf Awareness & Intro to British Sign Language – 11 November

Understanding Stress and how to Manage it – 18 & 25 November

Excel Advanced – 19 & 20 November

Dementia Awareness – 6 December

ADHD Awareness – 11 December

Courses run by UNISON National Office

To see what’s coming up click here

1000+ Free Online courses with The Skills Academy

Free courses organised by Union Learning Reps (ULRs)

As well as courses organised by the Region, local branches are working together in their Counties to provide even more learning opportunities for members.

What is a ULR?

More courses are available in your county.  For details of these courses for members in each county that have been organised by ULRs follow this link

FREE courses organised by ULRs

Getting more involved with UNISON

Members are encouraged to find out more about becoming more active in UNISON. We offer training to help you feel confident to listen to and understand the concerns of members and represent them in the workplace if they need help.

Have a look at our course guide and Workplace Rep and Branch Officer training page. You may also want to drop into your Branch to speak to an elected officer. Or, you can email your details to us: MakeADifference@unison.co.uk


Mbr Learning Survey 2023

Click the image to download our 2023 Member-Learning Survey