Union Learning Reps

Union Learning Reps (ULRs)

ULRs are members who are passionate about learning and want to help others.  Their role can be summed up as:

  • Promoting Learning – advertising courses and making people aware
  • Supporting people – helping overcome barriers that stop them taking up learning
  • Identify needs – finding out what people want to learn
  • Organise their own courses – short workshops, book swaps or courses
  • Work with employers to support learning

ULRs should get paid time-off to train and do their duties.  See the video below to hear about the experiences of members who attended a recent ULR conference and how their role supports members to access learning opportunities. Please contact us to find out more.

Union Learning Rep (ULR) Training dates:

To become a ULR there are two steps:

  • Contact your branch to get yourself ‘nominated’.  This is the official bit and is needed to get your paid time-off
  • Complete the course application form (see Resources, below) send it back to your branch.

To find out how to contact your branch call UNISON direct on 08000 857 857 You can find helpful information about time-off for trade union duties and activities here:  ACAS Code of Practice

For further details please contact: Gavin McCann  g.mccann@unison.co.uk

0115 8475446

Location Course Code Course Dates
Nottingham (closing date 5 11 Feb) 02-20-0018 10, 17 & 24 March 2020
Lincoln (closing date 18 May) 02-20-0030 4, 11 & 18 June 2020
Leicester (closing date 03 Sept) 02-20-0031 1, 8, & 15 October 2020

More dates in our CORE Education Programme 

Already a ULR? Want to progress? Stage Two courses available, plus the Branch Lifelong Learning Coordinator role. See below.