Publications

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20 years of changing the world - How the ULF transforms learners’ lives

20 years of changing the world - How the ULF transforms learners’ lives

The Union Learning Fund (ULF) is a remarkable programme that brings a huge range of learning opportunities to hundreds of thousands of people in workplaces up and down the country every year. This life-changing work is only going to become ever more important in the years ahead, as we continue to equip working people with the tools they need to...

Working to close the digital divide - A guide for ULRs supporting digital skills

Working to close the digital divide - A guide for ULRs supporting digital skills

This guide is for unions and union learning reps (ULRs) to support digital learning and the benefits it brings for colleagues at home and in work. It sets out the case for change to encourage employers to support workers to gain digital skills and confidence. It contains ideas and good practice, and provides some tips developed from a range of...

Unionlearn Annual Report 2019

Unionlearn Annual Report 2019

Over the past year union learning has continued to open up learning opportunities to a diverse population. As ever, we are reaching out to individuals who have little or no access to learning and training from their employer and lack the confidence or means to use the formal education and skills system. At the same time unions are supporting skills...

Union learning in facts and figures - Why what we're doing is working

Union learning in facts and figures

This booklet summarises some of union learning’s most important achievements for learners, their employers and the wider UK economy, thanks to the support of the Union Learning Fund (ULF) and unionlearn, the learning and skills arm of the TUC.

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...

Learning Rep - Summer 2019 Edition

Learning Rep Summer 2019

In the latest edition of the Learning Rep e-magazine, we have the following:

  • Celebrating 20 years of the ULF
  • Transforming the way we learn
  • Scoring goals by agreement
  • Finding a future at the BBC
  • Mind the training gap!
  • Reps brush up skills online