Why we're here

Unionlearn was established in 2006 by the TUC in order to provide an ongoing framework to support union led learning in England. The union learning agenda is itself a dynamic way of developing trade unions, responding to the needs of trade unionists and constitutes an important element of the union offer.

Further information about our history, mission statement and aims of the organisation, can be found by following the links below.

Our history

The history of union learning is a long and progressive one. It begins with the colleges established for the education of working people, which were set up in the late nineteenth century, closely followed by the founding of the Workers' Educational Association.

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Our mission

Our belief is that the life chances of all people can be transformed through access to learning, throughout their working lives.

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Our objectives

We will help unions to support their members to access and progress through lifelong learning based on quality standards.

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