YGAM Courses (for members working with young people & children)

Our National Office have organised three more YGAM courses for any members working with children and young people. The sessions will be 2 ½ hours long and all attendees will be given access to all of the YGAM resources to be able to take back to their place of work.

Pre-Retirement Online Workshop for LGPS Pension Scheme Members

We are pleased to confirm that due to the high demand for this workshop, we have scheduled the following two workshops to take place for LGPS Pension Scheme Members.

Confidence Building Online Workshop

I am pleased to inform you that we plan to run the above workshop from the region.  Places have been offered firstly to members who had booked to attend the face to face course which was cancelled from March and September, however we do have a few places remaining which we can offer out to members more widely. 

This workshop will run over two consecutive days for 3 hours each day and there will be a short comfort break every hour. 

The courses will run on the following dates:

21-22 September 2020, 10.00-13.00 on both days (limited spaces – apply by 15 September 2020)
9-10 November 2020, 10.00-13.00 on both days (apply by 9 October 2020)
Please contact us on 01724 296317 in order to secure a place on the course and mention your name, email address, membership number and what date you prefer to attend.

UNISON Steward and Reps Refresher

Organising Steward, Health & Safety Reps and Workplace Reps Refresher (ERA Re-accreditation) Online Training   We have a Health & Safety Reps Online training course running on 7 September – 15 October 2020.  Due to cancellations we do have spaces on this training, however places would need to be confirmed by Tuesday 1 September 2020. […]

OU Online Courses

I am pleased to announce that our National Office have set dates to pilot some of The OU courses online as listed below:

Managing Challenging behaviour: 17th September 9:30am – 13:00pm with a break half way
Autism Awareness: 24th September 9:30am – 13:00pm with a break half way
Dementia Awareness: 24th September 9:30am – 13:00pm with a break half way
To book onto these courses please use the link below:-


Please note these courses are likely to fill up fast as they have been offered to all regions.

2020 Summer Edition: ULearn Magazine

ULearn magazine:
Just a quick update to let you know that the 2020 edition of ULearn magazine is available (in digital format only this year).

Coronavirus: learning for UNISON members and activists

UNISON Learning and Organising Services and education staff across the union are working hard so that we can continue to provide trade union learning and training in a safe and effective way. We’ve moved our courses online – but don’t worry if you’re not confident using a computer or the internet. You’ll find some really helpful resources to get you started under ‘Getting to grips with the technology’, a little way down this page.

2020 School Uniform Grant

The 2020 School Uniform Grant is now open for applications. 

This year, the grant is £50 per child (up to a total of £150) – members who have already purchased uniform ready for the new school year are still welcome to apply. Please also note that more members could potentially be eligible for a grant as we’ve changed the criteria slightly for this year only

Free training! Staff Skills Academy

Staff Skills Academy UNISON has formed a partnership with the Staff Skills Academy to give members access to over 550 free online courses, from time priority management to how to manage virtual teams to remote workers’ security. All the courses are CPD certified, allowing members to show proof of their learning to their employers. Teresa […]

Complimentary one-to-one telephone finance surgery for UNISON members

This is a great opportunity for members to gain some initial financial consultation from our trusted associates Lighthouse Financial Advice. Things are tough for us all at the moment so take advantage of this opportunity! Vicky Rowland Branch Secretary Download the poster here… We all need financial peace of mind. Complimentary one-to-one telephone finance surgery […]