Education Scotland

Platform

Jim 

A Message to Unite Members

Please take a few minutes to look through the course listings below and sign up for one of the many courses on offer, either by completing the application form by clicking ‘Book Now’ or by contacting us by email:

education.scotland@unitetheunion.org

or telephone 0141 375 7068. 

We look forward to welcoming you at one of our courses in the near future.

In Solidarity

JIM AITKEN

EDUCATION & DEVELOPMENT ORGANISER

 

Workplace Representatives Training

This is the essential course for all UNITE workplace representatives. This comprehensive 20 day course will give you the professional training you need to represent your members’ interests to the highest level. The course is delivered in 4 stages at our 4 main offices throughout the region. The course covers all the essential areas that reps need to be aware of including negotiation skills, representing members, your rights at work and organising at the workplace.

Workplace Representatives Introductory Certificate Stage 1 - 5 Consecutive Days

Course description:

This course is designed to be the core initial training for Unite workplace reps. The course covers the wide range of knowledge and skills needed by the new Rep including:

• Key skills for organising your workplace

• Handling discipline and grievance cases

• Communication skills

• Introduction to Employment Law Equality at Work

 Book Now

Workplace Representatives Introductory Certificate Stage 2 - 5 Consecutive Days

Course description:

For reps who have completed Module 1A.

This course covers:

• Evaluating and assessing your experience since the Stage 1 course

• Understanding the concept of ‘good work’

• Understanding and dealing with Issues around Dignity and Respect in the workplace

• Problem solving skills

• Bargaining skills

• Work-life balance

• Building a strong workplace union

 Book Now

Workplace Representatives Introductory Certificate Stage 3 - 5 Consecutive Days

Course description:

For reps who have completed Modules 1A & 1B.

The course covers:

• Improving confidence and knowledge in exploring, questioning and using employment law

• Exploring research skills and developing the ability to find out how legal provisions impact on your members rights in the workplace

• How changes to employment law impact on your workplace rights

• Planning alternative solutions other than employment law to your workplace issues

• Working as a team to develop collective actions

Book Now
Workplace Representatives Introductory Certificate Stage 4 - 5 Consecutive Days

Course description:

The course is designed for representatives as follow on training for those that have completed Modules 1A, 1B and 2A.

This course covers:

• Rights to information

• Workplace Rights

• Collective Bargaining

• Agreements

• The Case for Collective Agreements

• Planning for getting an agreement

• Collective Bargaining and Negotiation

Book Now

Health & Safety Representatives Training

This is the essential course for all UNITE Health & Safety Representatives. This comprehensive 20 day course will give you the professional training you need to represent your members’ interests to the highest level. The course is delivered in 4 stages at our 4 main offices throughout the region. The course covers all the essential areas that reps need to be aware of including how to keep your workplace safe, making your employer aware of potential problems, risks and hazards. 

Health & Safety Representatives Certificate Stage 1 - 5 Consecutive Days

Course description:

This course is the essential course for all new Unite Health and Safety Representatives. It is designed to help you build the skills, knowledge and confidence to organise effectively in order to carry out your work as a Safety Rep as well as to create understanding of how economic and others aspects affect the working lives, health, safety and welfare of working people.

The course covers:

• Understanding the role of a Unite Safety Rep

• The legal framework of Health and Safety

• Rights of Safety Reps

• Involving the members in Health and Safety

• Accident Investigations – Risk Assessments

Book Now

Health & Safety Representatives Certificate Stage 2 - 5 Consecutive Days

Course description:

The course develops the skills and knowledge learnt in Module 1A:

• Examining your workplace risk assessment and evaluating them

• Understanding health & safety audits and company accident statistics

• Appreciate health & safety legislation including aspects of criminal and civil law

Book Now

Health & Safety Representatives Certificate Stage 3 - 5 Consecutive Days

Course description:

Module 2A of Unites Health & Safety training builds upon the knowledge learnt in Modules 1A and 1B.

The course covers:

• Assessment of workplace action plan

• Understanding COSHH and related hazards

• Carrying out a workplace audit

• Explore manual handing and ergonomic risks

• Creating a healthier work environment

Book Now

Health & Safety Representatives Certificate Stage 4 - 5 Consecutive Days

Course description:

Module 2B of Unites Health & Safety training builds upon the knowledge learnt in Modules 1A, 1B and 2A.

This course covers:

• Assessment of workplace action plan

• Understanding accidents and finding route cause

• Investigation techniques

• Managing risks and incidents

Book Now

Equality & Diversity - 5 Consecutive Days

Course description:

This course is essential for all Unite Equality Reps. It explores how to promote equality at the workplace, understanding discrimination and harassment, workplace equality audits and the 2010 Equality Act. Activists will also learn how to encourage participation amongst under represented groups and how to use equalities as an organising tool.

On completion of the course Reps should be able to:

• Recognise equality issues within the workplace

• Know what constitutes discrimination, harassment and bullying

• Challenge their perception of equality & diversity

• Understand the key points of new equalities legislation, measures and legal decisions

• Decide how best to support workers in response to new equalities legislation

• Use interviewing techniques to deal with individual and workplace equality issues

• Develop equality policies and practice

Book Now

Union Learning Representatives

Union Learning Representatives play a key role in any workplace. They bring a new string to the organising bow as well as assisting members to access high quality education and training.

 

Union Learning Reps Stage 1 - 5 Consecutive

Course description:

This course continues the core essential training for all Unite Union Learning Reps (ULRs). It helps them to further develop the knowledge and skills needed as a ULR in the workplace – working with management, learning providers and other organisations. The course completes the foundation for the ULR and prepares the ULR to develop more specialised skills and knowledge.

Book Now25

Union Learning Reps Stage 2 - 5 Consecutive Days

Course description:

This course continues the core essential training for all Unite Union Learning Reps (ULRs). It helps them to further develop the knowledge and skills needed as a ULR in the workplace – working with management, learning providers and other organisations. The course completes the foundation for the ULR and prepares the ULR to develop more specialised skills and knowledge.

Book Now24

 

 

Additional Courses

We offer a wide range of additional courses open to representatives. You may find some of these suitable for enhancing your existing skills. We advise that you complete your initial reps training before accessing these additional courses.

Pensions Stage One - 5 Consecutive Days

This course is designed to provide an understanding of pensions to enable Workplace Representatives to develop their representational skills in basic pension provision.

Book Now23

Pensions Stage Two - 5 Consecutive Days

Stage 2 of the pensions course looks at trustee decision making, the role of the actuary, fund investment strategies, negotiating pension issues and pension disputes resolution.

Book Now22

Branch Secretary & Branch Officials Course - 5 Consecutive Days

Course description:

The Branch Secretary is a key player in the Unite team. The concept of this course is to develop Branch Secretaries within Unite by providing them with the knowledge and skills, and nurturing their passion, to drive forward the ideology of our union, to develop our activist base and grow and strengthen our membership. This course is designed for all new Branch Secretaries, and for those who have not attended the course recently.

The course covers:

• The administrative role of the Branch Secretary

• How the union works

• How ‘lay democracy’ starts at local branch level

• Understanding organisation procedures

• Encouraging active participation within the Unite structure

• Branch Finance

• Understanding the ‘Strategy for Growth’ and the crucial role that the branch plays

• Setting out a local ‘strategy for growth’ for recruitment, retention and participation in branch life

• Branch Portal

• Chairing and Organising Skills

Book Now21

Mental Health Awareness - 2 Consecutive Days

Course description:

This course will help Reps develop a better understanding on mental health issues and how they affect members in the workplace. You will develop a better understanding of Disability Discrimination Law and how it applies to people with mental health illnesses. The training will enable you to develop a strategy to deal with workplace mental health issues and ensure employees are not discriminated against.

Book Now20

HNC & Professional Development Award in Trade Union Organising and Representation

Course Overview

The HNC and Professional Development Awards in Trade Union Organising and Representation are designed for volunteers who are engaged as Unite union representatives in the workplace and who will be directly involved in providing advice, guidance and support for the Unite union members and liaising with employers. The course will enhance your ability to effectively represent your colleagues and improve your negotiation techniques.

Screenshot 2020 05 18 at 11.49.28

Book Now19


 


Not a Member?

Find out how to join Unite The Union

Copyright © 2020 Unite the Union