Quality Award

Options Training given Quality Award for English and Maths

Lisa Stones, unionlearn and Barry Marks, URTU, present the plaque to Jayne Wise ©Private Options Training were presented with a plaque last Friday, recognising the company achieving unionlearn Quality Award for English and Maths for all. Staff, students and representatives of unionlearn and the United Road Transport Union (URTU) were present at the...

Latest Supporting Learners News full of ideas for 2016

The latest edition of Supporting Learners News is out today, and full of news, ideas and events to help Union Learning Reps make 2016 a year full of learning opportunities for workplaces across the country. Issue 10 of the popular electronic newsletter includes information on new resources such as “ Mental Health and the workplace ” and “ Work and...

Tom Wilson on the government's new apprentices levy

Apprentices use their voice at unionlearn conference ©ALFEMAX FILMS
Tom Wilson, unionlearn director, has written for the TUC's Touchstone blog about the government's new apprentices levy policy. In Apprentices levy: government skills policy paradigm shift , Tom Wilson writes: The Levy will make all large employers pay something, perhaps half a percent of the cost of...

RCN responds to longer working lives

The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) is responding to the expectation that nursing staff now face longer working lives. The RCN is developing a major initiative to build their members' confidence and provide them with additional support in the workplace. The work is part of the RCN's ULF project and they are working with unionlearn in pilot sites...

Skills Summit celebrates Babcock Appledore Apprenticeship Award

Today’s unionlearn skills summit held at Weston College focused on the need for high quality skills programmes and how these lead to sustainable employment opportunities benefitting young people and employers. The skills summit hosted by unionlearn and Weston college brought together unions, employers, the local enterprise partnership, the Skills...

DHL Stoke - Unionlearn provides key support to "remarkable" union-led learning project

Earlier this year, DHL and shopworkers' union USDAW gained recognition for their joint efforts in promoting lifelong learning at the logistic company's Stoke on Trent site in the West Midlands, winning a Learning for Work Project Regional Award during Adult Learners' Week . The annual awards...