Union Learning Fund

Determination and union support result in Lee starting apprenticeship

Case study

Lee Hughes first approached Usdaw in September 2014 when he asked to do the Warehousing and Storage apprenticeship at JD Williams Hadfield. On his initial assessment Lee struggled with his maths, coming out at Entry 2. The Usdaw Mobile Union Learning Rep explained...

Is Maths a barrier to participation in society?

Does this question sound peculiar to you? Actually, all one has to do to answer this is to step foot into one of the many Work Clubs created in partnership with our ULF/GMB learning project and Job Centre Plus. Here we regularly see new people attending who feel strongly...

Southport event kicks off Supporting Learners series


Last week unionlearn kicked off the first of its six Supporting Learners events in Southport. Union learning reps from around the North West came together to discuss how they have been supporting learners and consider how they will continue to help their unions, members and...

Supporting Learners across the South East at London event


Unionlearn will be holding its London, East and South East Regional Supporting Learners event in London this November. The event, run in conjunction with SERTUC, will be held at the UNISON Centre in central London on Thursday...

Implementing an inclusive approach to apprenticeship support

Case study

When Usdaw union learning rep (ULR) coordinator Sean Dixon found out that one of his learners was struggling with some aspects of his IT apprenticeship, he stepped in to see how he could help.  Sean runs The Learning Zone at the Argos Castleford Distribution Centre...

Promotion achieved for Graham thanks to POA Learning

Case study

Prison Officer and POA member Graham Ford has recently been promoted to Supervising Officer – an achievement that he feels was helped by the support he received from POA Learning. Until his promotion Graham had always been an avid supporter of the courses offered by...