The Organising Steward ONLINE (For Workplace Stewards)

12 November – 10 December 2024


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5 Tuesdays ONLINE 10am – 12pm

You will be required to attend all 5 dates below:

Tuesday 12 Nov -10am – 12pm
Tuesday 19 Nov – 10am – 12pm
Tuesday 26 Nov – 10am- 12pm
Tuesday 3 Dec – 10am- 12pm
Tuesday 10 Dec – 10am- 12pm

This is a five-day course for UNISON stewards and workplace representatives. It covers the role of the stewards in UNISON, UNISON structure, basic organisational, representational and communication skills, equalities and all the basics a steward needs to know in order to take on this role.

Even though the course is online, we expect the same commitment as attending a face-to-face course. It is expected that you will attend all 5 online weekly seminars. This is a requirement of the course and failure to do so may result in you not completing the course and therefore not gaining the formal accreditation. 

In addition to the weekly seminars, you will be required to do additional work in your own time that will equate to approximately another 30 hours of study. Attendance at the weekly seminars alone, without completion of all the course modules, will not be enough to satisfy the accreditation criteria.   

This course is included in the National Qualifications and Credit Framework. Completion of this course will provide a TUC Award.

Please note there is a £30 charge to your UNISON branch for this course

Application Details

To apply for a place please register your interest via your MyUnison account by logging in here: and then clicking on ‘UNISON Courses’.

Instructions for how to do so can be downloaded here: Registering your interest in a course online.

If you have any difficulty creating or accessing a MyUNISON account, please get in touch with UNISONdirect for assistance on 0800 0857 857 or via their online form at

If you have any further queries about this course, please get in touch with the West Midlands Education Team by emailing or calling 0121 685 3104.