ERA Refresher Online ( 4 x 90 mins sessions)

2 October 2023 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 – NEW

26 – 27 October 2023


The course reinforces some approaches and procedures introduced in the 5-day organising stewards course and explores learning in more detail.

Challenging Racism in the Workplace – Online

3 October 2023 10:00am–1:00pm


This course is designed for Branch Officers to attend together and take back their action plan to the rest of the Branch Committee. It is essential training for branch negotiators, Branch Secretary, Service Conditions Officer, Convenors, Equality Co-ordinator, and Black Member’s Officers.

Understanding The Law on Whistleblowing – NEW!

24 October 2023 9:30am–12:30pm


The law on whistleblowing is often misunderstood. This will dispel the myths.

Health & Safety 1 – Taunton

21 September – 19 October 2023


This Course is aimed at new and previously untrained Health and Safety Representatives.

Menopause in the workplace (online)

18 October 2023 10:30am–12:30pm


This course will cover the impact of the menopause on women in the workplace, what employers should do to be more aware of the needs of women going through the menopause, practical actions that employers should take and what UNISON can do to represent women on this issue and campaign for better workplaces.

Healthcare Students Learning

27 September – 18 October 2023

Online - Webinar

Join our national team to learn more……Online webinar events – various dates

The Organising Steward 2023 – Taunton- In Person (POSTPONED)

18 September – 16 October 2023


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

Understanding Dismissals

13 October 2023 9:30am–12:30pm


To give you an understanding of dismissals of employment

The Organising Steward – Sept- Oct (FULLY BOOKED)

11 September – 9 October 2023


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

Understanding contracts of employment

6 October 2023 9:30am–12:30pm


Contracts are the basis employment law and understanding how they work is essential to understanding how workplace law works. 

Mentoring in the Branch – Taunton

3 – 4 October 2023


This course is aimed at both newly elected stewards and experienced activists/officers. It introduces the principle of mentoring as a means of support for new stewards.

Residential Organising & Campaigning Bootcamp – NEW!

29 September – 1 October 2023

Croyde bay , North Devon

Residential Organising & Campaigning Bootcamp – NEW!

Understanding Employment Status – (CANCELLED)

21 September 2023 9:30am–12:30pm


How you are defined in law as either a worker or employee can affect the employment rights you are entitled to. This workshop will explain the differences and why it is important to know this.

Resilience Building Residential 2023 – FULLY BOOKED!

15 – 17 September 2023

Dartington Hall Estate

UNISON South West Member Learning Offer. A residential aimed at Women in the South West. This offer is to spend time learning skills to build resilience and explore mindfulness and compassion. Help to aid self care and wellbeing.