Higher learning at work publications

See below for our latest higher learning at work publications :

Promoting union learning - a handbook

Handbook cover image

A handbook for union learning reps (ULRs) and reps involved in learning and skills, this guide is designed to be a helpful resource whether you're a recently elected or appointed rep, or have longer experience in your role.

The guide is made up of eight sections. Reps can dip in to the guide as a handy reference point, and it comes full of tips...

Skills at work - A guide for negotiators

Skills at work - A guide for negotiators

This guide is for union learning representatives (ULRs), workplace representatives and union officers. Its focus is on enhancing union intervention in vocational or work related training provision, while recognising that the union learning agenda encompasses a wide range of learning-related issues. It aims to help ULRs and workplace reps work...

Match Up! Cards

Matchup cards

Unionlearn and Linking London have updated the Match Up! progression card game and the new edition is available to order now. 

The cards have been designed for reps to use with learners to help them gain a better understanding of the range of qualifications on offer and where they sit in the qualification framework. They can be used to help reps...

Learning & Skills Policy Update January 2015


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 January 2015 edition includes:

  • "Employment through Growth" report
  • Industrial Partnerships
  • Autumn Statement
  • Apprenticeship...

Towards a European quality framework for apprenticeships and work-based learning


The European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) launched a project 'Towards a European quality framework for apprenticeship and work-based learning: best practices and trade union contributions' at the beginning of 2013. This project aims to identify the characteristics that trade unions share for establishing quality apprenticeships in Europe and to...

Building trade union support for workplace learning throughout Europe


This publication gives information, including case studies, relating to this unionlearn-launched Europe-wide project. The overall project objectives are to increase the capacity of trade unions at the European and national levels so that they are in a better position to encourage, advise and guide workers in making informed choices about education...