UCAT have around 10 primary and secondary academies, based in Merseyside, Cheshire and Staffordshire.

The NASUWT along with the other workforce unions have negotiated a trade union recognition agreement with UCAT for consultation and collective bargaining purposes. This provides the necessary structures for the NASUWT to meet with UCAT at a national level and on a regular basis in the UCAT Academies Joint Consultative and Negotiation Committee (JCNC).

The JCNC is where the trade unions meet with UCAT to negotiate on pay, conditions of service issues and on policies and procedures for teachers and other UCAT staff.

UCAT currently employ teachers according to the School Teachers' Pay and Conditions Document and Burgundy Book in all their academies.