Diploma Courses (TUEC)

TUC Diploma in Employment Law

This course is designed for experienced trade union representatives – the key link between the workplace and the wider union. It is intended to help engage with the development and practice of employment law, and to develop attitudes and skills needed for higher-level study or activism.

The course:-

  • Provides guided learning through which you will become more effective as a workplace representative.
  • Promotes an understanding of trade union approach to employment law
  • Deepens and extend the capacities of learners, enabling you to access full-time officer posts or Higher Education opportunities.
  • Widens and deepens understanding of trade union and workplace issues and offer up to date detail of new developments.
  • Develops personal/study skills, the ability to work collectively, and generally improve your confidence to study at a higher level.

Course Dates

  • 36 weeks on a Wednesday from 8 September 2021 – 15 June 2022.

TUC Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety

This course is designed for experienced union safety representatives.

This course:

  • Provides guided learning through which you will become more effective as a trade union health and safety representative.
  • Helps you to develop your knowledge of health and safety.
  • Helps you to build health and safety organisation in the workplace.
  • Helps you to tackle health, safety, welfare and environmental issues in the workplace.
  • Deepens and extends the capacities of learners, enabling you to access union health and safety posts or Higher Education opportunities
  • Develops personal/study skills, the ability to work collectively, and generally improve your confidence to study at a higher level.

Course Dates

  • 36 weeks on a Thursday from 9 September 2021 – 16 June 2022.

TUC Diploma in Equalities

The Diploma will:

  • provide guided learning through which the learner may become more effective as a union representative, particularly on equality issues.
  • promote an understanding of trade union values and policies on equalities.
  • deepen and extend the capacities of learners, enabling them to apply for full-time officer posts or higher education opportunities.
  • strengthen understanding of trade union and workplace issues and offer up-to-date detail of new developments in the law and policy.
  • build learners' knowledge of equality issues in the workplace.
  • support learners' ability to build workplace equality and tackle issues at work.
  • develop personal/study skills, the ability to work collectively, and generally improve the confidence of learners to study at a higher level.

Working collectively and co-operatively is particularly important to trade unionism, and teaching and learning methods on the Diploma programme are designed to enhance the capacity to do so. These will include:

  • discussion groups.
  • paired work.
  • group analysis of documents or case studies.
  • interviews with members or other people.
  • workplace activities and report backs.
  • consultation exercises or surveys.
  • self, peer and group evaluations.

The basic values that guide trade unionism - fairness, equality, justice and democracy - are values that have been incorporated into programme content and methods. This means that the process and content of the programme are complementary - what is to be studied is reinforced by the way it is studied.

Course Dates

36 weeks on a Tuesday from 7th September 2021 – 14th June 2022.