Dealing with a Grievance ONLINE (For Workplace Stewards)

18 – 19 June 2024


ONLINE It is advisable that new representatives attend the Handling Grievance and Disciplinary Casework course before applying for this course. This 2 day course is based on a single case study and utilises filmed extracts of the case as it unfolds. The course materials cover the entire process of dealing with a grievance, from the […]

De-stressing the Menopause (For All UNISON Members)

19 June 2024 9:30am–12:30pm


Wednesday 19 June (9.30am – 12.30pm) For many women, menopause can feel stressful in itself. Managing changes to our body, navigating relationships at home and in work and facing the challenges of modern living can all be more challenging at this time in our lives, with fluctuating hormone levels during perimenopause and menopause affecting the […]

Making Progress in MS Excel – Level 2 (For All UNISON Members)

11 – 12 June 2024


Tuesday 11 and Wednesday 12 June (9.30am – 1.30pm) If you have some existing knowledge of Excel functions and wish to enhance and refresh your skills, this course is for you. Learn to organise table data, present data as charts and enhance the look and appeal of workbooks by adding graphic objects. Upon successful completion […]

Introduction to Employment Law (For Workplace Stewards)

11 June 2024 10:00am–4:00pm

UNISON Regional Centre, 24 Livery Street, Birmingham, B3 2PA

This course will take place FACE TO FACE at UNISON West Midlands Regional Centre. This one day course is a general introduction to employment law for stewards with little experience and no previous training in employment law beyond what is covered in the general stewards’ introductory courses.  Employment law is an enormous and complex subject. […]

ERA Refresher (For Workplace Stewards)

5 – 6 June 2024

UNISON West Midlands Regional Centre, 24 Livery Street, Birmingham, B3 2PA

IN PERSON at UNISON West Midlands Regional Centre, Birmingham Course aims: – Update on new developments internally and externally which impact upon your role as a UNISON rep. – To inform you on changes in the legislative and legal framework. – To share skills and experience as UNISON reps. – To explore how we build […]

Pensions and Pre-retirement Explained Webinar (For All UNISON Members)

6 June 2024 10:00am–11:00am


Thursday 6 June ONLINE (10.00am – 11.00am) This webinar, presented by an expert financial adviser, is designed to help you understand how to secure the income you need for a comfortable retirement and will offer the chance for you to learn about: How your pensions work, including the state and workplace pensions When you can […]

Understanding and Challenging Sexual Harassment (For Workplace Stewards)

4 June 2024 10:00am–4:00pm

UNISON West Midlands Regional Centre, 24 Livery Street, Birmingham, B3 2PA

IN PERSON at UNISON West Midlands Regional Centre Attending and participating in this course will help participants to have an understanding of what sexual harassment is, when and how it happens, and the impact it has on recipients. The course will also explore what responsibilities employers have to prevent sexual harassment and how to report […]

Trans Ally Training (For All UNISON Members)

23 May 2024 9:30am–12:30pm


ONLINE As I’m sure you are aware, 2024 has been designated as the Year of the LGBT+ Worker and will be marked by a number of events across all levels of the union throughout the year. To assist with the launch of this, the Regional Education Team has organised a number of training courses on […]

Mental Health Awareness (For All UNISON Members)

23 May 2024 9:30am–12:30pm


Thursday 23 May (9.30am – 12.30pm) This is a tutor-led session that will help your general understanding of good versus poor mental health. What are the factors that contribute to mental health problems? What signs and symptoms should you be aware of – in yourself and in others? What help is available for mental health […]

Bereaved by Suicide (For All UNISON Members)

21 May 2024 10:15am–12:45pm


Tuesday 21 May (10.15am – 12.45pm) There is no single or right way to respond to a suicide. Recognising the individual circumstances are an important part of any support given to those bereaved by suicide. The content of this session is relevant to all UNSION workplaces and it guides you through the features and strategies […]

Dementia Awareness (For All UNISON Members)

17 May 2024 9:30am–12:30pm


Friday 17 May (9.30am-12.30pm) This course is designed for those who work in a role where they are or may be in contact with individuals living with dementia. Discuss the impact of dementia on memory and how to support someone experiencing memory impairment. Consider the impact on the individual’s personality and how distressing this can […]

Learning at Work Week 2024 (For All UNISON Members)

13 – 17 May 2024


Explore the power of learning during this year’s national Learning at Work Week 13-17 May 2024. Learning at Work Week is an annual event that highlights the importance and benefits of learning and development. It’s a great chance to try out short versions of some of UNISON College’s courses and workshops, and find find out […]

Getting Started in MS Excel – Level 1 (For All UNISON Members)

30 April – 1 May 2024


Tue 30 April and Wed 1 May (9.30am – 1.30pm) Get a grip of spreadsheets! This course will help you gain the basic skills necessary to create, edit, format and manipulate spreadsheet data. No previous experience of Excel is necessary, but attendees should have a basic understanding of PCs, including familiarity with keyboard and mouse. […]

Personal Safety (For All UNISON Members)

25 April 2024 9:30am–12:30pm


Thursday 25 April 2024 – 9.30am-12.30pm This course will be of benefit to members who face risks to their personal safety during the course of their work. What you will learn This course has been designed to enable staff to deal confidently with all aspects of their personal safety both in and outside of the […]

Branch Welfare Officer Training (ONLINE) Courses 2024

16 – 25 April 2024


This two half day session course will be delivered by There for You tutors and the is being administered by UNISON College. To apply, follow the links below and fill in the online form and the bottom of each course page. NB: Completion of the Branch Welfare and GDPR enotes are a course requirement before […]