Conflict Management for Schools’ Workers (Conflict with Pupils)

28 February 2024 9:30am–12:00pm

Online - via zoom

This course will be of benefit to staff who are required to deal with angry, aggressive or challenging young people through the course of their work. Learn how to communicate effectively and how to apply practical strategies to de-escalate and resolve conflict.

ERA Refresher Online (Spring)

5 February 2024 9:30am–11:00am


This course is designed to meet the requirements of the Employment Relations Act (ERA) recertification, which states that Stewards need to update their skills and training every 5 years. It involves group work and discussion. It is also a good opportunity to network and share ideas and experiences.

Further Representation Skills & Confidence (CANCELLED)

21 – 23 February 2024


This course reinforces some approaches and procedures introduced in the 5 day Stewards course and explores more details areas of learning to build confidence in representation.

POSTPONED Challenging Racism in the Workplace – Negotiating for Race Equality – Exeter

20 – 21 February 2024


This course and resources offer a range of ideas and checklists for activists to help them incorporate anti racism in their day-to-day campaigning, organising, recruitment and negotiation work, which in turn will help end the isolation felt by many Black workers and encourage proactive involvement in fighting for a fairer workplace.

Loss & bereavement in children and young people awareness

14 February 2024 10:15am–12:45pm

Online - via zoom

This workshop is for UNISON members who work with children and young people who want to build greater awareness of the impact of bereavement and grief.

Learn more about Stress & Wellbeing – Open to all South West Members ( CANCELLED)

13 February 2024 6:00pm–8:00pm


UNISON in partnership with MIND Somerset offers this learning opportunity for UNISON Members in the South West.

Understanding Employment Tribunals

11 December 2023 9:30am–12:30pm


Understanding Employment Tribunals. Recently UNISON won an historical legal victory challenging the government’s introduction of fees for employment tribunal.

The Organising Steward 2023 – Taunton- In Person -New date added!

3 November – 8 December 2023


The Organising Steward in person learning option in TAUNTON this November. The course aims to develop your skills, knowledge and confidence to enable you to carry out the role of a steward in UNISON

Understanding Redundancies & TUPE

7 December 2023 9:30am–12:30pm


Learn more about understanding the law around redundancies and TUPE ( Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) )

Education Network Power hour – CANC

6 December 2023 12:30pm–1:30pm

Online - via zoom

A great opportunity to network with other reps from the Education network. Power hours are a great way for Education Officers , Lifelong Learning Reps and ULRs to boost skills to support learning in the workplace.

Disability Inclusion Training – FULLY BOOKED – Waiting List Open

2 November 2023

Online - Via Zoom

DRAFT DETAILS | An amazing offer for members in the South West region. During UNISONs Disability Awareness Month join Diversity & Ability to learn more about disability Inclusion. The training is three modules in total which members will need to attend all.

Are you being paid correctly? – Bespoke for Somerset LG&C Branch – Full Day Training

29 November 2023 9:30am–4:30pm


Are you being paid correctly? – FULL DAY TRAINING OPTION Learn more about the Job Evaluation process. This is a bespoke training course for UNISON Activists and Members within the Somerset Local Govt. & Community Branch only.  This course will go in to more in-depth detail about the Job Evaluation process and how you can […]

Education Network Meeting – POSTPONED

28 November 2023 9:30am–4:00pm

UNISON Regional Office Taunton

Our Autumn in person Network meeting in Taunton. A day of networking and learning. A great opportunity to network with other reps from the Education network. An update on the regional programme, our national Learning & Organising services offers and training for reps.

Branch Treasurer Training

28 November 2023 9:30am–3:30pm


The aim of the course is to provide an overview of the role & responsibilities of the treasurer and how this fits into the UNISON Branch Committee

The Organising Steward 2023 – Bristol – In Person ( FULLY BOOKED)

30 October – 27 November 2023


The Organising Steward in person learning option in BRISTOL. The course aims to develop your skills, knowledge and confidence to enable you to carry out the role of a steward in UNISON