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.

Communicating with Members – Exeter

20 September 2023 9:30am–4:30pm


This is a one-day course aimed at helping stewards communicate effectively with members from an organising perspective. It provides an opportunity to develop skills in a variety of communication methods including starting conversations, managing discussions, listening to members’ views, and using emails and other media.

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.

Health and Safety Fest 2023 (BOOKING CLOSED)

15 – 16 September 2023

Croyde Bay, North Devon

Our regional Health & Safety Forum takes on a new name for 2023, out with the ‘Forum’ and in with the ‘Fest’!

Understanding Sex Discrimination ( CANCELLED)

13 – 14 September 2023


This course is aimed at Branch Women’s Officers and women Stewards who would like to be more familiar with equality legislation, the legal forms of Sex Discrimination and be confident to support and advise members.

Risk Assessments – Online

14 September 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.

Attachment in early years – FULLY BOOKED – Waiting List Open

14 September 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.

The History of Trade Unions & Employment Law – NEW!

13 September 2023 9:30am–12:30pm


To understand employment law as it is now, and how it may change in the future, we need to understand the past.