ERA Re-accreditation for Stewards



(delivered via Zoom or Teams)

This online course is for existing ERA accredited stewards who require their 5-yearly re-accreditation.

Course Fees
£25 per delegate – charged to the branch after attendance

Course Times
All courses are 2-day Sessions – attendance on both days required
9.30 am – 12.45 pm each day

Dates (shown below)

12 & 19 March 2024
Course code: 0022
Closing date: 13 February 2024

21 & 23 May 2024
Course code: 0023
Closing date: 23 April 2024

2 & 9 July 2024
Course code: 0024
Closing date: 4 June 2024

12 & 19 September 2024
Course code: 0025
Closing date: 15 August 2024

11 & 12 November 2024
Course code: 0026
Closing date: 14 October 2024

Course aims
· To update reps on new developments internally and externally which impact upon their rep role.
· To inform reps on changes in the legislative and legal framework which affect our role in representation and organising at local level.
· To share skills and experience to further develop participants approaches as UNISON reps.
· To explore how reps can build the strength of UNISON in a changing industrial relations environment.
· To consider how to use skills and experience to encourage and mentor new UNISON reps.
· To plan more personal development opportunities in the UNISON rep role.

ERA accreditation
Completion of this course will renew your Employment Relations Act (ERA) accreditation for a further 5 years and you will be able to continue to represent members

How will the course work?
The course will be delivered online by a UNISON tutor and co-tutor in live sessions via Zoom or Teams

IT requirements
You will need to be able to access the internet. The course will be delivered via Zoom or Teams and you will be provided with a link to access this. If you are unfamiliar with Zoom or Teams, the co-tutor will be on hand to help. You will also be given a link to access online resources via a ‘Padlet’ digital noticeboard

Facility time
The law states that trade union reps are entitled to reasonable paid time off for education and training and this includes online training. You are advised to talk to your manager/branch about the time off you require as soon as you submit your course application. You will find a Time Off application form on our web page for you and your manager to complete to record what is agreed.

How to apply
Please read the Guidance notes for Applicants and complete the  application form below

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

Activist Course Application Form 2024

Please use the Application for Time Off below to help secure facility time to enable you to undertake this training (this form is to be retained by yourself and your branch).

Application for Time off Form

Workplace Reps Course Guidance for Applicants 2024

Workplace Reps Course Guidance for Branches 2024