Union Learning Representatives
The NASUWT Learning Representative is a union activist trained to support the professional development of colleagues at work. For members, the Learning Representative is someone they can go to for information about training; someone whose advice they can trust. Learning Representatives can also assist the Union in representing members’ learning needs, and support negotiations with employers about learning issues.
Learning Representatives (Stage 1)
This two-day course equips Learning Representatives with the knowledge, skills and confidence needed to carry out their role. This is a perfect opportunity to meet with other colleagues and to discuss common problems with an experienced tutor. The course will cover: the role of the Learning Representative; facilities for Learning Representatives; identifying learning needs in the workplace; using learning to organise; interviewing members; giving advice and making an action plan.
This course is offered on a residential basis at Hillscourt Education Centre or on a non-residential basis at most Regional/National Centres. This is an essential foundation course for NASUWT Learning Representatives.
Learning Representatives (Stage 2)
This is an innovative course for the more experienced NASUWT Learning Representatives who have completed Learning Representatives (Stage 1).
Experienced trade union tutors will help NASUWT Learning Representatives to acquire a deeper understanding of issues they face when dealing with members. The course covers: understanding current initiatives; equality of access to learning; Union Learning Agreements (ULA); and working with employers.