Education and Training

 

Welcome to the East Midlands Education and Training page.

Training for activists and members is overseen by the Learning and Member Development (LMD)Team.

On this page you can explore our guide to FREE courses for members, our CORE education programme for activists plus available support and resources.  You can contact us by email to LMD@unison.co.uk and follow us using social media:

Twitter: @unisonemidslmd  Facebook: /unisoneastmidlandseducationandtraining

UPDATE

Course Cancellations (face to face training)

ALL face-to-face regional training courses have now been cancelled up to 30 September 2020 

We are working closely with our tutors regarding online course provision for the Autumn – details of our courses as they are released will be published below

KEEP AN EYE ON THIS SPACE FOR MORE INFORMATION 

AUTUMN COURSES

FREE REGIONAL ONLINE COURSES FOR UNISON MEMBERS & ACTIVISTS

* HURRY – ONLY A FEW PLACES LEFT *

ONLINE INTRODUCTION TO SOCIAL MEDIA GETTING STARTED & STAYING SAFE ONLINE

16 SEPTEMBER 2020

10.00 am to 12 Noon

Course Code: 02-20-0062

Have you ever heard the following from your colleagues, “Facebook”, “tweeting”, “hashtags”, “posting online”, “tagging”, but you’re not quite sure what they are talking about?

Do you want to use social media with confidence, understand privacy and overcome a fear of social media?

This course is aimed at beginners looking to discover and develop their social media skills. We will learn how to use social media effectively and safely

This session will include:

What is social media?

What “social media” jargon do you know?

Keeping your Facebook and Twitter profile from revealing too much – Posting Tips

The positive and negative aspects of using social media

(see HOW TO APPLY below)

HOW TO APPLY

Simply e-mail LMD@unison.co.uk to request a place – please provide the following information:
1. Your Name
2. Your Membership number or home address incl postcode
3. Your preferred email address
4. Your Telephone number
5. Your Branch (if known)
6. The course code for the course you wish to attend

(The above information will be used to verify your membership and add you to our training database – email and contact details will be shared with the tutor in order to access the course)

Places will be offered on a first-come, first served basis – places are limited

Any queries contact LMD@unison.co.uk

UNISON ONLINE REGIONAL TRAINING FOR ACTIVISTS

ONLINE UNISON TRAINING FOR UNION LEARNING REPS (ULRs)

Consisting of 4 workshops plus the TUC online course (9-10 hours).  This regional course is aimed at new and appointed ULRs who have not yet received any formal training

If you are interested in attending the next online course please contact Gavin McCann via email to g.mccann@unison.co.uk

NEW ONLINE UNISON TRAINING FOR STEWARDS – THE ORGANISING STEWARD

19 October 2020 – 22 January 2021

Course Code: 02-20-0124

Closing date 18 September 2020

This is a regional online course for untrained stewards in the East Midlands Region, leading to ERA accreditation

See links below for full course information and application process – send completed forms to LMD@unison.co.uk

Online UNISON Stewards Course Information Sheet

Online Application and PFR Form for Autumn 2020

NEW ONLINE UNISON TRAINING FOR HEALTH & SAFETY REPS – ORGANISING FOR SAFETY

19 October 2020 – 22 January 2021

Course Code: 02-20-0125

Closing date 18 September 2020

This is a regional course for untrained Health & Safety Representatives

See links below for full course information and application process – send completed forms to LMD@unison.co.uk

Online UNISON Organising for Safety Course Information Sheet

Online Application and PFR Form for Autumn 2020

 

HEALTH & SAFETY REPS 

LEARNING RESOURCES, ADVICE & GUIDANCE

The Covid-19 pandemic has raised the profile of the Health & Safety Rep role, which is proving vital in helping to ensure workplaces are safe.  Please click the following links to for online learning resources for UNISON Health and Safety Reps:

https://learning.unison.org.uk/2020/04/16/health-and-safety-reps-coronavirus-outbreak/

https://learning.unison.org.uk/working-safely/

HEALTH & SAFETY ADVICE & GUIDANCE

UNISON has produced a range of new health and safety advice and guidance for activists and members, whether they’ve been working throughout the pandemic or are returning to work now: 

How to work safely – leaflet for members

Are you at risk? Risk assessment leaflet for members

Bargaining for workplace practices during the easing of the lockdown

COVID-19 risk assessment checklist for safety reps

UNISON guidance on personal protective equipment (PPE)

Social distancing and hygiene in the workplace

Coronavirus guidance for health and safety reps

Any queries contact LMD@unison.co.uk

Our UNISON websites also provide links to a variety of other online learning opportunities for both activists and members.  These can be accessed as follows:

https://learning.unison.org.uk/learning-online

There are also UNISON online learning modules (‘e-notes’) available via the following link:

https://e-learning.unison.org.uk

The TUC offer online learning for activists in the form of e-notes covering a wide range of topics and these can be accessed here:

https://www.tuceducation.org.uk/local/enotes/index.php

We are keeping our web pages up to date and these are other useful sources of course information: www.eastmidlands.unison.org.uk/education-training/ along with Facebook: ‘UNISON East Midlands Education & Training’ and Twitter: www.twitter.com/UNISONEMidsLMD

The LMD Team are happy to help with any education queries you may receive, so please direct any queries to LMD@unison.co.uk

Learning for Members

Thousands of members access FREE learning opportunities with UNISON every year. Have a look at our programme to find courses and workshops designed to help you get on, grow in confidence, meet other members, explore new avenues, and have fun.

Follow the link below for more information

Learning for Members

 

Training for Activists

Stewards, health and safety reps, union learning reps and branch officers have a right to paid time off for training in their union duties in most workplaces. This also applies to part-time activists and those who take part in online courses.

It is best to give several weeks notice to employers and to provide managers with information about the course as required.

Follow the link below for more information

Training for Activists

 

 Bursaries and Grants

Did you know that UNISON members can apply for Learning Bursaries and Grants?

Follow the link below for more information

Bursaries and Grants

 

Learning Online

Sometimes you just want to sit in a chair with a cup of tea and learn something new, at your own pace and in an environment where you feel comfortable.

Online learning can offer you just that.

Follow the link below for more information

Learning Online

 

 

Contact information

Vivian Avenue
Nottingham
NG5 1AF
Email: LMD@unison.co.uk