10 January – 20 March 2024
10am-12pm for 10 Wednesday Mornings ONLINE
This 10 week course will provide an opportunity to develop the skills and knowledge required to represent members effectively and strengthen union organisation.
In addition to the once a week 2 hour online sessions, you should expect to be doing an extra 3 hours of coursework a week. You are entitled to request this time off from your employer to complete the work. If you need assistance with arranging time off from your employer please contact your UNISON branch.
Even though the course is online, we expect the same commitment as attending a face-to-face course.
You will need to attend at least 7/10 online sessions to get ERA certification.
The course will include sessions on communications, collective bargaining, union organisation and recruitment, health and safety, equalities, campaigning, and how to represent members in grievance and disciplinary cases. On completion of this course stewards will receive a nationally recognised TUC certificate.
Please note there will be a break w/c 12 Feb for half term.
Please note there is a £60 charge to your UNISON branch for this course
To apply for a place please register your interest via your MyUnison account by logging in here: https://my.unison.org.uk/ 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 https://www.unison.org.uk/get-help/online-enquiries/
If you have any further queries about this course, please get in touch with the West Midlands Education Team by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 0121 685 3104.