Education and training

Training for Activists

Learning for Members

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, and connected pages, you will find out what courses are on offer, the support available and any resources.  If you have any queries or questions please feel free to get in touch.

Please note that this site is being developed and will be added to

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.

Financial Support

UNISON members can apply for Learning Bursaries and Grants here.

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. Click above to find out more.



Contact information

Vivian Avenue