Getting to Grips with Computers

This course will introduce union reps to how to use a computer.

Who is the course for?

This course is for union reps who want to start using computers.

What will the course help me to do?

This course will help union reps:

  • operate a computer safely
  • create and format Word documents
  • save files
  • understand different computer storage devises
  • access information on the Internet
  • send and receive emails
  • understand Internet safety and security issues

Can I get time off to learn?

Union representatives who wish to attend TUC courses in working time should first ask their employer for time off with pay. The Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992 and the Safety Representatives and Safety Committee Regulations 1977 give accredited union and safety representatives a legal right to reasonable time off with pay to attend courses approved by the TUC or their union. Guidance towards establishing what constitutes reasonable time off can be found in the ACAS Code of Practice (pdf).

Representatives who find difficulty in obtaining paid time off to attend TUC courses should seek assistance from their senior union representative or full time union officer.

How much is the course?

There are no course fees for union reps from TUC affiliated unions.

Further information

For further information about this course, please contact your TUC Regional Education Officer.

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