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TAEN - Newsletter November 2014

TAEN’s aim is to help create an effective labour market which works for people in mid and later life, for employers and for the economy.

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Technician Pathways – end of phase one project report

The Unionlearn Technician Pathways project started in October 2012 to raise technician status and promote the trade union role in supporting technicians. The project was funded by the Gatsby Foundation for two years. The project started very much with awareness-raising in mind and the need to engage unions to see the opportunities in integrating technician support into their work.

TUC Education courses for all union reps – Jan 2015-Dec 2015 – Northern

This booklet gives details of the TUC Education Course Programme in the Northern region of England for the period January 2015 to December 2015 and also contains a Course Application Form.

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TUC Education courses for all union reps – Jan 2015-Dec 2015 – Yorkshire & the Humber

This booklet gives details of the TUC Education Course Programme in the Yorkshire & the Humber region of England for the period January 2015 to December 2015 and also contains a Course Application Form.

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Industrial Partnerships Briefing paper November 2014

The government is currently piloting major changes to the skills system and skills funding in England through the Employer Ownership Pilot. The TUC has expressed support for some key aspects of Round 2 of the Employer Ownership pilot (EOP), in particular the development of new Industrial Partnerships designed to promote an industry-led strategic approach to skills in a sector. These Industrial Partnerships (IPs) are also designed to link in with the priority sectors identified by the government in its national industrial strategy.

TUC Education Update – November 2014

Welcome to the November edition of TUC Education Update, which is mailed three times a year to union education officers, TUC course co-ordinators and tutors, and everyone with an interest in union education and training, with news and views from TUC Education.

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Learning & Skills Policy Update October 2014

This newsletter is intended to keep unions and other stakeholders abreast of policy developments in learning and skills, including providing updates on what the TUC and unionlearn are saying on specific policy issues.

The October 2014 edition includes:

  • Introduction
  • Industrial Partnerships
  • Apprenticeships
  • Traineeships
  • Technician pathways project
  • English and maths
  • 24+ Advanced Learning Loans
  • Skills Policy Round-up

TUC Education Courses for all Union Reps (Scotland)

The latest edition of the TUC Education in Scotland Course Programme Booklet gives details of TUC Education Courses on offer in Scotland from January to June 2015.  Should you wish to apply for a place on a TUC Education Course an Course Application Form is included at the back of the booklet on page 33 or can be downloaded as a PDF.

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TUC education courses 2014-15 - North West

This booklet gives details of the TUC Education Course Programme in the North West of England for the period September 2014 to July 2015 and also contains a Course Application Form.

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TUC Education Annual Report 2014

Each year, more than 80,000 trade union representatives enrol in trade union education courses organised by the TUC or by its affiliated unions.

TUC Education offers high quality, accredited union reps training through a partnership with a network of FE colleges across the UK.

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