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Organising Steward

 4, 11, 18, 25 November & 2 December.  Each date will run from 9.30am until 4.30pm.  Details of the course are below together with a link to a booking form.

Below is a brief summary of what the training will cover:

  • The role of the UNISON steward/rep
  • How UNISON works
  • Equality and Diversity
  • Dealing with Members issues
  • Organising in the workplace
  • Grievance and disciplinary cases

Apply here

Online Health and Safety Stage 1

30 hours over 5 weeks including online sessions on dates below:

12, 19, 26 November, 3 & 10 December – 9.30 am – 4.30pm

This course is aimed at new Health and Safety Representatives and will cover:

  • The role of the H&S Rep
  • The rights of the H&S rep and health and safety law
  • Responsibilities of the employer
  • Carrying out workplace inspections
  • Understanding Risk Assessment
  • Organising around health and safety issues
  • Raising health and safety issue with the employer

Apply Here

There are also some courses available via SWTUC

The programme for next term is now out – dates and link to register https://www.tuc.org.uk/TUCcourses#southwest

Most courses are still on-line until January – we have a mix of short and certificate courses and for the first time in a while the Diploma programme is back in the South West – offering the Employment Law as an evening class and the Occupational Health & Safety as a day class.

Short courses (3 days) – Menopause in the Workplace and Mental Health Awareness (On-line) and a new course for women trade unionists in the south west – Women into Leadership – a course to inspire, develop and support more union women to step up and take the lead in our movement.

 10 Day Certificate courses – Health and Safety Stage 1 (On-Line)

                                                    Employment Law Certificate (On-line)

                                                    Health and Safety Next Steps (Classroom in Bristol – will convert to on-line if covid rules change)  If you want this course on-line –

 Level 2 Diploma in Employment Law (36 Tuesday evenings from September to July)

Level 2 Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety (Classroom/on-line – Blended) – initially on-line (9.30 until 4.30) after half term one day a month in Bristol

                                                                                                                                    – the other 3 days a month on-line – there is an option to do all the course on-line

Qualification requirements  for the diploma’s –  you must have already completed the TUC Stages 1 and 2 or own union equivalent courses. 

The future of flexible working (online)

Tuesday 21 September,  9:30am – 12:30pm

With ACAS Mike Gardner and Marina Gallagher, TUC’s Deputy General Secretary Paul Nowak, and Thompson Solicitors’ Julie Brodie on flexible working rights, guidance and union priorities.

A must training and discussion event for reps and full time officers.

Sign up here: https://www.tuc.org.uk/flex-working