Return to learn

10 April – 2 July 2017

The award winning UNISON return to learn course is coming to Plymouth.

  • This course is fully funded by UNISON (including travel expenses/residential weekend costs) and is open exclusively to UNISON members.
  • It is aimed at those who may have been away from learning for a long time or just feel they would like to do something new.
  • The course develops confidence to try new things; this is very important in today’s constantly changing workplaces

Members who have been on the course say:

“It has built my confidence and self-esteem, at work and in my social life”

“It has given me some ‘me’ time”

“It’s given me the chance to move on and further my learning opportunities”

“It’s just what I needed – it’s helped me to keep up with the kids’ homework!”

The course is run in a friendly and encouraging environment with the support of tutors who are experienced in working with adults. As well as gaining new skills and knowledge you will grow in confidence. On completion of the course you will receive a letter stating the level you have achieved and certificates from UNISON and the Workers Education Association (WEA).

There are no exams

Please take a few moments to read this leaflet. If you are considering getting back into education and would like to find out more about this course please complete and return the enquiry form from the leaflet to:

The Education and Equalities Team, UNISON South West
The Crescent
Taunton TA1 4DU

Or send an e-mail to requesting more information.


At the information session you will meet the course tutor, other UNISON members interested in attending and find out more about the course. You will be able to ask any questions you may have. The information session will help you to decide whether or not the course could be for you.

The course comprises of an information session, 12 study groups and a residential weekend. All expenses are covered by UNISON. The dates are:

Information Session:

  • VENUE – Copthorne Hotel Plymouth, Armada Way, Plymouth, Devon, PL1 1AR
  • Monday 10 April 2017
  • 6.30pm to 9.00pm

Study Groups:

  • VENUE – Copthorne Hotel Plymouth, Armada Way, Plymouth, Devon, PL1 1AR
  • Mondays 6:30pm – 9:00pm on the following dates:
  • 8, 22 May
  • 5, 19 June
  • 17, 31 July
  • 4, 18 September
  • 2, 16, 23, 30 October

Residential Weekend:

  • 1 & 2 July 2017
  • From 9:00am Saturday until 2:00pm Sunday
  • Copthorne Hotel Plymouth, Armada Way, Plymouth, Devon, PL1 1AR

If you have any questions please contact Edna on 01823 285314 or e-mail  You can also talk to your local UNISON branch.

If you would like to come along to the information session please let us know by by returning the enquiry form (back of the leaflet) by 31 March 2017 or responding by email.