Union Learning Representives One
WHO’S THIS COURSE FOR?
This online course is for newly appointed union learning reps (ULRs) and experienced learning reps who would like a refresher. ULRs are specialist reps who provide advice, encouragement and information to members about learning opportunities that can help them improve their lives at work and beyond. It’s designed to be equivalent to the TUC’s classroom-based Union Learning Reps Certificate, which is the core course for learning reps.
HOW WILL IT HELP ME?
This course will introduce you to the role the ULR, and the essential tools and knowledge needed to be an effective one. It will help you:
- promote the value of training and learning to union members
- use surveys and mapping to Identify learning needs
- support and encourage members who want to broaden their skills
- arrange training and learning opportunities
- consult with your employer about training and learning
- understand how to work with providers and potential partners.
WILL COMPLETING THE COURSE MEAN I’M A QUALIFIED LEARNING REP?
Yes, although you will need to demonstrate to your union that you are an active rep before your employer recognises you as a union learning rep. Contact your own union office to find out more. If you’re aiming to become a ULR it’s a good idea to let your union know before you start this course. They’ll be able to give you advice and offer support. And if you’re not already a general union rep, we advise you to complete the Union Reps 1 course before starting this one.
HOW DO I COMPLETE IT?
All you need is an internet-enabled mobile device (a phone or tablet) or a computer. The course is arranged into short activities you can complete in 5-15 minutes. Do as little or as much as you like each time you log on — your progress will always be saved. Next time you log on just pick up where you left off.
HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE?
That will vary from person to person. The classroom Union Learning Reps 1 course has 60 contact hours, but most people will complete this online version in far fewer hours. Don’t rush it though - it’s important to go at the pace that suits you. Select the button below to get started.