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UCU Learning reps: Bargaining for learning, 10,17,24, May 2021, Online, Y&H

This course is for all UCU Learning reps and those in the branch with an interest in negotiating around learning agreements. Good learning agreements can involve members at every stage, and are the basis for ensuring equality of access for all to quality training and development. The course will cover the role of the UCU learning rep along with the fundamentals of good learning agreements.

Course meeting dates: 10th 17th & 24th May 2021

Course meeting times: weekly course meetings will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Total duration: 15 - 18 hours over 3 weeks

Delivery method: online self-directed work, with emailed activities to satisfy funding criteria. Supported by weekly virtual course meetings

Please ensure you can attend the entire course prior to submitting your application form. Please further ensure you have secured time off from your employer to attend.

We recommend that you take your facility time on the same day as your course meeting. This will allow you to complete the course activities, and to contact the tutor/attend the course de-brief where offered.

Some colleges may also offer a p.m. debrief between 3:30 and 4:00 p.m. this is not mandatory however, we would recommend you take the tutor up on the offer where available.

Online courses are no different to face to face courses in terms of time off for training. Time of for training is a right and one which should be exercised as part of normal industrial relations. For more info please see https://www.ucu.org.uk/article/4903/Facilities-and-time-off-for-UCU-reps

UCU courses are funded via members' contributions and public funding. When you apply for a course we will assume that are making a commitment to attend the course as advertised, and have secured time off from your employer. Please contact you branch/region if you are having problems securing time off.

 

More about the course

This course is for all UCU Learning reps and those in the branch with an interest in negotiating around learning agreements. Good learning agreements can involve members at every stage, and are the basis for ensuring equality of access for all to quality training and development. The course will cover the role of the UCU learning rep along with the fundamentals of good learning agreements.

On this course you will look at;

  • Your rights as a UCU union learning rep 

  • Barriers to learning and development in your workplace 

  • Equality issues around access to members learning and professional development 

  • The role of the ULR in the branch

  • Bargaining around learning

  • Understanding Learning agreements 

  • negotiating learning agreements 

  • Planning and next steps for the branch 

You will be asked to register with the delivering college in which your trade union tutor is employed. Some colleges may ask for your passport or equivalent identification details to register. UCU are working to limit these asks, but as it stands, if you do not register with the college you will be unable to join the course.

Your email address will be sent to the TUC on whose learning platform the course is situated. They will send you the course link where you will find your introductory activities and initially meet your course tutor.

Please enter your membership number on the application form below - It help the course administrator find your details more easily and is an enormous help. Thank-you