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UCU learning reps

The course will look at your role as a learning rep, your legal rights, current issues, UCU union policies, agreements on learning and skills, and how to extend the UCU organising agenda to build the branch around learning.

Current UCU learning rep courses [134kb]

Who should attend?

New and existing UCU learning reps have a statutory right to attend within 6 months of appointment. The course is also open to branch officers. Every branch should have at least one learning rep.

At the end of this 3-day module you will have:

  • discussed why issues relating to learning, training and professional development are trade union issues
  • identified the role of the learning rep in your workplace and within UCU
  • demonstrated an understanding of your legal rights
  • become more informed about learning & skills issues in the post compulsory education sector
  • prioritised the key issues for you as a UCU learning rep and developed a plan to address these issues
  • assessed your members learning needs
  • explored what learning, skills and professional development opportunities exist within your college/university
  • discussed equality issues around learning and how to deal with them
  • practiced the necessary skills needed to support individual members to access their rights to time off to learn
  • created an action plan for your first UCU learning event to take to your branch committee.

If there are no course dates listed below, or if you'd like to be made aware of further dates, please register your interest here.


UCU learning reps, 19 - 21 February 2018, London

This course is for new union learning reps who want to make a real difference in the workplace. Raising the profile of learning and development within branch membership can transform lives and aids recruitment. You will learn about your statutory rights and how to develop the role within your branch.