Understanding the Law on Equality & Discrimination

23 November 2023 9:30am–12:30pm


Understanding the Law on Equality & Discrimination. Equality is at the heart of UNISON’s actions and values.

Managing Challenging Behaviour – FULLY BOOKED – Waiting List Open

21 November 2023 2:00pm–5:00pm


Why not book on to this course on behaviour management with 2Resolve. Tutored by experts in the field. This course is aimed at members working in schools.

Mentoring in the Branch – Bespoke Dorset Council Training

21 November 2023 9:30am–4:30pm

Dorchester county hall

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.

Further Representation Skills – NEW

15 – 16 November 2023


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

Are you being paid correctly? – Bespoke for Somerset LG&C Branch – 1/2 Day Taster – NEW DATE!

16 November 2023 9:30am–12:00pm


1/2 Day Introduction Learning option. A introduction to learn more. Are you being paid correctly?

Learn more about the Job Evaluation process.

How is your pay worked out?
Is this fair across Somerset Unitary Authority?
Are you worried about the impact that restructuring will have on your job?

Understanding Trade Union Law

14 November 2023 9:30am–12:30pm


Understanding Trade Union Law. The UK has some of the most restrictive legislation on what trade unions can do, and how we operate.

The Organising Steward 2023 – Wareham – NEW OFFER!

3 October – 9 November 2023

Wareham, Dorset

The Organising Steward in person learning option in WAREHAM 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

Risk Assessments – Exeter

8 November 2023 9:30am–4:30pm


This course is designed for new or inexperienced Health and Safety reps. It can also be used as refresher for more experienced reps.

Making Equality Central to your Union Practice – Bristol

7 November 2023 9:30am–4:30pm


Equality is written into our rule book and into our objectives and policies but making equality part of everyday business is no small task. Making equality central to your union practice is a course that explores internal and external tools, which can support equality bargaining, negotiating, and representation. The course also looks at how to identify equality themes in organising and recruitment, as well as considering the different equality roles in UNISON and how you can utilise their support.

Attachment in early years – NEW DATE!

3 November 2023 9:30am–12:30pm


Tutored by expert tutors, this course is aimed at support staff working with young children and/or in an early years setting.

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.