A Message to Unite Members
Welcome to the 2020/21 Unite Education Programme for the South East Region. This booklet outlines the wide range of courses available to you as a Unite activist in the South East. In today’s world of work, it can be challenging being a representative. Our Education programme is designed to make sure you have the skills to support and empower our members in their day to day working lives. Our workplace reps courses and health and safety courses are all accredited by Ruskin College Oxford.
Due to the Covid 19 outbreak in 2020 we have adapted how we deliver our courses to representatives by using a blended approach and introducing an online platform GSuite to run the training. All our tutors have been training to deliver the sessions this way and we hope to be back in the classrooms as soon as it is safe to do so. In addition to this going forward all our courses will be available using the blended method by combining both classroom and Gsuite together to ensure everyone can have access to the Education programme regardless of the venue it is taking place in. We do however understand the important of getting people together in a classroom in terms of networking and confidence building.
The courses are arranged into four blocks each with five days in each block and run throughout the year at various locations in the region but as I write this all dates will be available to access online as well as the classroom once we can return to the office.
As well as gaining knowledge, everyone on the course is encouraged to share their experiences and develop problem solving skills that they can take back to assist them in their efforts in the workplace. As well as the courses outlined in this brochure we can also offer short courses tailored to the needs of individual workplaces or activists. We are also keen to develop new courses to reflect specific strategic, industrial or political goals. For more information please contact myself and our Education team in the South East Regional Centre.
Education is the backbone of all of our efforts to organise and grow in the workplace, so please sign up for these courses either online or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
South East Regional Education & Development Co-Ordinator
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We offer a wide range of additional courses open to representatives. You may find some of these suitable for enhancing your existing skills. We advice that you complete your initial reps training before accessing these additional courses.
Available at Maidstone and Southampton
This course is designed for representatives that want to further their knowledge in the disciplinary and grievance procedures.
The one day course will include:
A basic understanding of the law and codes of practice on the right to be accompanied
Understanding of your employers policies and procedures
Develop an understanding of the code of practice on the discipline and grievance procedures
Skills to be an effective representative
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