Our work

As the learning and skills organisation of the TUC, unionlearn organises or is involved in a range of campaigns to improve learning opportunities for members of trade union.

From campaigning on behalf of apprentices to supporting workers aged 50+, unionlearn seeks to ensure that workers have learning opportunities at all stages of their careers.

Higher skills and training mean improved productivity and job performance, better morale and a workforce that can adapt to new work processes.

The campaigns include:

  • Improving apprenticeships in the UK, providing guidance to apprentices and to union reps who work with them.
  • Working to improve employer engagement in the provision of learning opportunities
  • Providing materials to help reps support learners to improve their basic English, maths and Digital skills
  • Improving equality and diversity in the provision of learning opportunities to improve skills for all
  • Working with unions to improve the health and well-being of their members
  • Supporting the NHS Learning for Life campaign to improve access to learning for NHS employees
  • Technician pathways – promoting the trade union role in delivering professional registration for technicians working in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
  • Widening participation – providing support, resources and training to unions in order to offer their members and other workplace learners an entirely unique learning experience
  • Providing resources to support youth employment and skills