At a time when the government is significantly reducing public investment in skills, there is a greater imperative on private investment from employers and individuals.
Through the work of union learning reps and education officers, learning is increasingly a core part of what we do. Vitally, it is becoming part and parcel of the deal that union negotiators can offer to their members. Click here to read more
Unionlearn is leading a two year project entitled ‘Technician pathways’ promoting the trade union role in delivering professional registration for technicians working in Science, Engineering and Technology (SET).
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Skills for a Green Economy
Investing in sustainability skills is vital for the future prospects of both trade union learners as well as the wider British economy.
Skills utilisation is a policy term that refers to “the use of skills” in the workplace. In recent years there has been an increasing awareness among policy makers that greater consideration needs to be given by employers and unions to making the best use of existing or newly acquired skills. Click here to read more
Funding and regulation
This section of the website looks at the issue of funding, including the different forms of investment that government, employers and individuals undertake to support learning and skills. Click here to read more
Sector Skills Councils
Sector Skills Councils (SSCs) are independent, employer-led, UK–wide organisations. The network of licensed Sector Skills Councils aim to address skills needs within and across sectors. Click here to read more
Right to request time to train
The right to request time to train came into operation from 6 April 2010 for employers with workers of 250 and more. Click here to read more