FOLLOW ON TRAINING FOR REPS

Detailed below are follow on training courses available for Workplace Representatives

FURTHER REPRESENTATION SKILLS
(2 day course – face to face)

16 & 17 April 2024
Location: LEICESTER
Course code: 0017
Closing date: 19 Mar 24

12 & 13 November 2024
Location: LINCOLN
Course code: 0018
Closing date: 15 Oct 24

Course fee to branches: £85 per delegate (includes a copy of the book ‘Law at Work’)

This 2-day course is aimed at ERA stewards with some representation experience who completed the Organising Steward course at least 6 months ago.

The course covers:

– Exploring what is and what isn’t a case
– Recap on sources of information especially the ACAS code
– Preparing for a grievance and a disciplinary case
– Planning and building a case including interviewing witnesses
– Possible outcomes from cases
– Building confidence, getting organised and looking after yourself.

Completion of this course will extend existing stewards’ ERA accreditation by five years provided they remain an elected rep.

HOW TO APPLY
Please read the Guidance notes for Applicants below and complete the application form below and return to LMD@unison.co.uk

Course places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.  Provided the course still has places available, your course place will be confirmed on receipt of your application

Important: Your course place will however be subject to your branch approving your attendance on the course and your offer of a place will be withdrawn if the branch refuse approval

Workplace Reps Course Guidance for Applicants 2024

Workplace Reps Course Guidance for Branches 2024

Activist Course Application Form 2024

 

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INTRODUCTION TO EMPLOYMENT LAW
(1½ days course – online)

17 June 2024 (9.30am to 4.30pm) and 24 June 2024 (9.30am to 1.00 pm)
Course code: 0019
Closing date: 20 May 24

4 December 2024 (9.30am to 4.30pm) and 5 December 2024 (9.30 am to 1.00pm)
Course code: 0020
Closing date: 06 Nov 24

Course fee to branches: £85 per delegate (includes a copy of the book ‘Law at Work’)

This online course is aimed at existing ERA accredited stewards with little experience of and no previous training in employment law beyond what is covered in the Organising Steward course

The course will include:

– Employment rights – what they are, how they are defined
– The basics of contracts of employment
– The different types of dismissal
– An overview of discrimination law

Completion of this course will extend existing stewards’ ERA accreditation by five years provided they remain an elected rep.

HOW TO APPLY
Please read the Guidance notes for Applicants below and complete the application form below and return to LMD@unison.co.uk

Course places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.  Provided the course still has places available, your course place will be confirmed on receipt of your application

Important: Your course place will however be subject to your branch approving your attendance on the course and your offer of a place will be withdrawn if the branch refuse approval

Workplace Reps Course Guidance for Applicants 2024

Workplace Reps Course Guidance for Branches 2024

Activist Course Application Form 2024

NEURODIVERSITY UNDERSTOOD FOR UNION REPS
(½ days course – online)

DATES TO BE ADVISED

Course timings: 9.30 am to 1pm

Course fee to branches: £25 per delegate

This online course (via Teams) will:

  • Provide an understanding of neurodiversity in a workplace context
  • Give an insight into challenges neurodivergent members may face
  • Build your confidence in effectively supporting neurodivergent members
  • Provide an understanding of how employers can be more neuro-inclusive

Open to all UNSON reps and branch officers, this course will be delivered by an experienced tutor from the organisation Adjust Services.

TUC Employment Law Courses

TUC Certificate in Employment Law (online course)

This is a practical course designed for trade union workplace reps. It approaches the law from this perspective and its principal concern is how knowledge of and confidence in using employment law can improve workplace bargaining. It is not aimed at legal professionals or the finer points of technical interpretation of the law.

This course is designed for reps who have already completed the TUC Stage 1 Union Representatives Course or its union equivalent. 

Click the links below for details and how to apply.

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UNISON Advanced Law Courses

UNISON College offers a range of advanced employment law courses, organised nationally and delivered online via Microsoft Teams.

These courses are intensive and designed for trained & active senior reps who already have a sound understanding of employment law.

To be eligible to attend any of the following you will need to:
  • be an experienced steward or branch officer who regularly deals with casework; and
  • have a good basic knowledge of employment law (through having completed Introduction to Employment Law or an equivalent course)

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