Union Learning Representatives Courses (TUEC)

Union Learning Representatives Courses

This course is for Union Learning Representatives (ULRs) and provides 9 National Open College Network (NOCN) credits at level 2 or 3

Union Learning Reps Stage 1

This course will help you:

  • develop ULRs’ skills and knowledge.
  • build contacts within the union and with outside organisations.
  • work with other union reps to improve union organisation at your workplace.
  • find out what union policies are around learning.
  • integrate learning and skills in wider union activities and structures.
  • promote the value of learning and skills within the workplace.
  • identify members learning needs.
  • support members in managing their own learning.
  • represent the interests of members.
  • use a systematic approach to problem-solving.
  • develop a learning strategy incorporating equality for all.
  • work with other union reps on learning issues.
  • work with your employer to develop learning opportunities.
  • collect and record information.
  • find out about Government policies and programmes for learning and skills.

Course Dates - 2021

  • 5 weeks on a Monday Monday 30th August – 4th October 2021
  • 3 + 2 Day Blocks -  Block A: Tuesday 21st – 23rd September 2021 and Block B: Wednesday 20th – 21st October 2021

Course Dates - 2022

  • 3 + 2 Day Blocks - Block A: Tuesday 25th – 27th January 2022 and Block B: Wednesday 23rd - 24th February 2022

Union Learning Reps Stage 2

This course will provide ULRs with the opportunity to build on knowledge and skills developed in the new TUC ULR Stage 1, other initial ULR courses and in areas that are fundamental to their role. The course will provide ULRs with the opportunity to undertake an area of study relevant to their members learning needs. This course will help ULRs:

  • review their follow up strategies from a Learning Needs Survey.
  • understand how to work with providers & potential partners.
  • develop strategies around learning and organising.
  • further develop skills in supporting learners.
  • work through learning projects (what, how, when, who etc).
  • get things done at work.
  • plan & develop a project relevant to the members learning.

Course Dates - 2021

  • 3 + 2 Day Blocks - Block A: Tuesday 28th - 30th September 2021 and Block B: Wednesday 3rd - 4th November 2021

Course Dates - 2022

  • 5 weeks on a  Monday 31st January – 28th February 2022.
  • 3 + 2 Day Blocks - Block A: Tuesday 15th – 17th February 2022 and Block B: Wednesday 23rd -24th March 2022