Learning under Lockdown

LOCKED DOWN BUT NOT LOCKED OUT OF LEARNING

Due to the continuing restrictions as a result of Covid-19, regional face-to-face member and activist training courses scheduled to take place between 16 March and 31 July 2020 (inclusive) have now been cancelled.
However, we have developed a range of free online courses plus we’re working to provide more. These are very popular. See below, and comeback again to see what’s new.
Please contact LMD@unison.co.uk for further information
Details of future face to face course dates can be found in the Regional CORE Programme or FREE Courses for Members Guide

We have also produced this handy guide to a wide range of free online resources and learning opportunities for you: FREE Online learning resources 

ONLINE UNION LEARNING REPS (ULRs)

23 July – to be completed by 30 October 2020

Course Code: 02-20-0114

Closing date for applications: 10 July

Course programme: consists of 1 introductory workshop (on 23 July 10 am – 12 Noon) with a further 4 workshops (dates to be agreed) plus theTUC online course (9-10 hours)

Who is the course for?
The course is aimed at new and appointed ULRs who have not yet received any formal training to enable them to carry out their role.  You can find out more about the role and what it involves on our website here: https://eastmidlands.unison.org.uk/learning-reps/

Course attendees will need access to a computer with a video camera and microphone.

How to apply
The course closing date will be Friday 10 July with priority given to those already appointed by their branch who have not previously received any formal training.

 Application is via email to g.mccann@unison.co.uk  providing the following details:
  • Name
  • UNISON membership number and/or home address including postcode to verify membership
  • Branch name
  • Email address which the applicant is happy for the course tutor to use and for sharing with other course delegates to provide networking opportunities
  • Contact telephone number for use by the course tutor and UNISON’s Learning & Member Development Team staff
  • Details of any facilitation issues the applicant would like the tutor to be made aware of

For more information contact Gavin McCann – g.mccann@unison.co.uk

ONLINE UNISON STEWARDS COURSE

14 September to 6 November 2020

This course is for any untrained steward and is the online version of UNISON’s 5-day face to face Organising Steward course.  Completion of this well-established course will provide ERA accreditation.

Full details of the online course can be found here:

https://learning.unison.org.uk/activist-training/workplace-representatives/online/

Here is the link that stewards will need in order to apply for a place on the course:

https://www.tuceducation.org.uk/findacourse/courses/63

Please apply early as this is currently a very popular course in the absence of face to face training.

ONLINE TRAINING FOR HEALTH & SAFETY REPS

The Covid-19 pandemic has raised the profile of the Health & Safety Rep role, which is proving vital in helping to ensure workplaces are safe.  Please click the following links to for online training and learning resources for UNISON Health and Safety Reps:

https://learning.unison.org.uk/2020/04/16/health-and-safety-reps-coronavirus-outbreak/

https://learning.unison.org.uk/working-safely/

HEALTH & SAFETY ADVICE & GUIDANCE

UNISON has produced a range of new health and safety advice and guidance for activists and members, whether they’ve been working throughout the pandemic or are returning to work now: 

How to work safely – leaflet for members

Are you at risk? Risk assessment leaflet for members

Bargaining for workplace practices during the easing of the lockdown

COVID-19 risk assessment checklist for safety reps

UNISON guidance on personal protective equipment (PPE)

Social distancing and hygiene in the workplace

Coronavirus guidance for health and safety reps

FREE COURSES FOR MEMBERS

REGIONAL ONLINE COURSES FOR UNISON MEMBERS

ONLINE POSITIVE BEHAVIOUR SUPPORT
1 July 2020

This training is now FULL
comprising of 2 sessions on the same day
(10.00 am – 12.00 Noon followed by 1.00 pm – 2.30 pm)

Course Code: 02-20-0112
Closing date 22 June 2020

This course is delivered online by an expert trainer with real experience of managing behaviour in schools and other settings with children, young people and adults with Special Educational Needs (SEN). It will help you to:

Understand reasons for challenging behaviour

Identify strategies to prevent and reduce challenging behaviour

Explore ways in which we can influence a positive learning environment

Learn practical communication strategies.

Training session will run on 1 July with limited follow up support.

Places are limited on first come, first served basis

Early application recommended – email your name, membership number or home address including postcode and phone number to l.mirham@unison.co.uk   

HOW TO APPLY
Simply e-mail LMD@unison.co.uk to request a place – please provide the following information:

1. Your Name
2. Your Membership number or home address incl postcode
3. Your preferred email address
4. Your Telephone number
5. Your Branch (if known)
6. The course code for the course you wish to attend

(The above information will be used to verify your membership and add you to our training database – email and contact details will be shared with the tutor in order to access the course)

Places will be offered on a first-come, first served basis – places are limited

You may also be interested in these ONLINE Learning resources which we have brought together for you in one handy document. Explore here >

Any queries contact LMD@unison.co.uk

FREE COURSES FOR MEMBERS PROGRAMME

Change to advertised (face to face) programme

Makaton Level 1 – advertised as 15 September 2020 in Leicester will now take place on 22 September 2020 – Leicester  – use course code 02-20-0088 – closes 18 August

Course details can be found in the FREE Courses for Members Guide – Course Times: 9.30 am – 4.30 pm
Refreshments and buffet lunch will be provided at these events
All the above courses are organised by the Regional Learning and Member Development Team (LMD) on 0115 8475457 or email: LMD@unison.co.uk

Other courses are organised and administered by our local branches – click here to find out more about these