UNISON learning

Learning is central to building a stronger union in which members can speak up and get involved. Our courses are friendly and informal, and involve practical activities and working with groups of other UNISON members and activists.

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Joanna Cain is the head of
learning and organising services
130 Euston Road
London NW1 2AY
Email: learningandorganising

  • Learning through UNISON can help you develop your confidence, skills and knowledge to become more active and involved around issues that concern you, and advance your career.
  • UNISON works with employers to run learning programmes for members in a variety of subject areas, from informal workshops on areas of interest to members through to IT, reading and maths courses for continuing professional development.
  • We offer financial support via our educational bursary scheme and through discounts on distance learning from a number of education providers, including the Open University.
  • Regions run a wide range of training courses and workshops for reps, branch officers and members interested in getting more involved in the union.
  • To apply for a course contact your branch education co-ordinator or branch secretary in the first instance. For most courses you will need to complete an application form included in the relevant regional or national education programme.

Training for reps and activists

Woman with flipchart, discussion. Credit: Chryssa Panoussiadou

Our reps courses focus on practical activities and working with groups of other UNISON members and activists. The courses are fun, friendly and informal too.

Reps and activists training courses