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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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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 – 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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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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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 - Midlands

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

Trade union shop stewards, health and safety and union learning representatives are being encouraged enrol on TUC education courses that start from 15 September. The courses cover everything a union representative needs to know to help and support their members in the workplace.

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Unionlearn briefing on BIS Adult Literacy and Numeracy report

The House of Commons Business, Innovation and Skills Select Committee has highlighted the positive role that unionlearn plays in supporting unions and union learning reps to help workers to improve their literacy and numeracy skills. Adult Literacy and Numeracy is the published report of an inquiry conducted earlier this year by the Select Committee.

Unionlearn Strategy for Supporting Learners (2014)

This strategy for Supporting Learners (April 2014 to March 2017) has been developed to support the delivery of impartial learning and careers advice services to union learners. This is the second three-year strategy since unionlearn was launched. It is an underpinning strategy for all unionlearn activity with the primary aim of making all learning and progression opportunities available to all working people, particularly those who are disadvantaged in the workplace. The contribution of union learning representatives (ULRs) is vital to the success of this strategy.

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