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Rep 2 - representing UCU members: 12, 13, 14, May, 2025, North West region, Manchester

This course is for reps who have completed UCU's Rep 1, H&S 1, Bargaining for Equality, or our introduction to case work and are now actively engaged in representing individual members. The course also assumes you are actively engaged with your branch and understand UCU's democratic structures both in the branch and nationally,

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Course details

Nation/region:North west
Course meeting dates: 13, 14, 15, May 2025

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.
Course meeting times:9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Course time commitment:21-25 hours including pre course work
Location:Manchester - Peoples History Museum

Course content

  • Collective bargaining and its relationship to representing individual members 

  • Collective agreements 

  • Employment rights specifically on grievance and discipline 

  • Overview of specific areas of relevant legislation

  • Overview of the tribunal system

  • Interview members a detailed approach 

  • Analytical approach and key details in relation to case work

  • Investigating case back ground 

  • Reporting & critical thinking skills 

  • Presenting a case systematically 

  • Meeting with management in a formal setting 

  • Negotiation skills that can be used to support representation 

  • Developing a system for dealing with casework back in the branch 

  • Sources of information and support relevant to your role. 

  • Overview of specific areas of relevant legislation

UCU courses are funded via members' contributions and public funding.

Information Facility time

Time off for training is a right and one which should be exercised as part of normal industrial relations. For more info please see  Facilities and time off for UCU reps.

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 your branch/region if you are having problems securing time off.


Important Before you complete this form, please be aware: You may be asked to register with the delivering college in which your trade union tutor is employed. Where colleges are drawing down funding for delivery you will be ask for your passport or equivalent identification details to register. This is a demand of the college who are following government requirements in order to satisfy public funding criteria. This is not a requirement UCU want to see and we are lobbying for change. However, as it stands, if you do not register with the college, your place will not be fundable.