TUC Education aims to build the capacity of union reps to perform at the workplace and in the union, develop greater understanding of trade union policies and priorities, including equal opportunities, enhance study skills and personal confidence for all those who take part, make learning visible through accreditation and stimulate commitment to learning and progression.
TUC Education offers high quality, accredited union reps and professionals’ training through a network of partner colleges of further and higher education across the UK.
Core rep courses
The TUC’s interactive union professionals website, the only website exclusively devoted to the needs of people who work for unions, offers further information and support.
Our online courses
The TUC is at the forefront of developing innovative approaches to education and training. The aim is to enable all those at work to take part in and benefit from education. Online learning offers a convenient and effective solution to union representatives looking to develop their skills and knowledge.
Core rep courses
Union Reps Stage 1 Course
Stepping Up – the Advanced Course for Union Reps
Health and Safety Stage 1 Course
Next Steps for Safety Reps – Stage 2 Course
Union Learning Reps Stage 1 Course
Union Learning Reps Stage 2 Course
TUC Educational Trust bursaries 2013/2014
The TUC Educational Trust offers bursaries for students undertaking a year’s study at Ruskin, Coleg Harlech or Northern College and bursaries for students of Ruskin’s MA in International Labour and Trade Union Studies and MA in Women’s Studies and other reasons.
European Trade Union Institute
The department co-ordinates Europe level courses which enable union reps, officers and tutors from across Europe to take part in a unique learning experience, acquiring new skills and information, sharing common values and gaining a broader perspective on trade union issues.