Learning for Members

Learning for Members

Each year over 2000 learners take part in some form of learning through UNISON’s member learning offer.  This might be though our annual learning programme or organised more locally by Union Learning Reps (ULRs)

Below you will find our temporary (until Autumn 2021) guide to online courses plus the 2020 Education Programme which sets out courses run by the Region and are free to UNISON members.

You will also find links to details about additional courses organised by Union Learning Reps, and information about accessible free online courses provided by other organisations.

A network of Union Learning Reps (ULRs) help promote these courses, and even set up courses where you live. We always need ULRs.  If you are interested find out more below and do get in touch.

UNISON East Midlands Online courses. Click on the buttons below for current course dates and to explore our themes:

Communication skills Courses

IT courses

Health and Wellbeing Courses

Although we are working with a temporary programme, you can see our guide to range of courses and workshops designed to support you at home, at work, in the community and your workplace.

2020 Education Programme for Members

Annually, we aim to run our two flagship courses: Return to Learn and Women’s Lives. These courses are FREE to members and run for up to 10 weeks. Click on the brochures to find out more.

FREE courses organised by Union Learning Reps (ULRs) for UNISON members

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

What is a ULR?

Follow the link below for more information

FREE courses organised by ULRs

Our UNISON national office also organise a wide range of FREE courses. Explore here:

FREE courses organised by UNISON nationally

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

New – East Midlands Member Learning Survey 2020

Each year we survey our members to find out about their training needs. This helps inform what we run in future. To see an overview of what we found click the link below.

2020 Learning Survey