Please find below a list of training courses where we still have availability.  If you have any activists who are interested in attending any of these courses please arrange for the attached booking form to be completed and then forward to or post to Activist Education (Scotland), UNISON, 53 Shore Street, Inverness, IV1 1NF as soon as possible.  Please note that all courses are subject to numbers.

·         Employment Law Discrimination  – 23 August – Glasgow

This course is tutored by a Thompsons solicitor and covers all aspects of potential discrimination as defined by Equality Legislation.

·         ERA Refresher – 29 & 30 August – Glasgow  closing date extended to Monday 7 August

This 2 day course is for stewards/branch officers who have not attended any training in the last 5 years and is an essential course to gain reaccreditation under the ERA.  It updates participants on new developments in UNISON and relevant legal updates.  Participants will reflect on their role as trade union activists and update their knowledge and skills on organising and representation.

·         Equality Reps – 5-7 September – Glasgow

This 3 day course is aimed at new stewards or those who are not stewards but might be interested in becoming equality reps.  It is also suitable for more experienced stewards with an interest in more detailed work on equalities.  The course covers a general introduction to the various strands of equality, introduces the legal framework and concentrates on how Branches can deal with equality issues in the workplace, including the use of Equality Impact Assessments.

·         Absence Management & Capability – 6 & 7 September – Edinburgh

This 2 day course covers both good practice around Sickness Absence Policies and the law on Capability Dismissals.

·         Organising Stewards (part 1) – 15-17 September – Glasgow (residential) (part 2 of this course is on 20-22 October)

The first course for newly elected stewards and attendance at all 5 days is compulsory to receive accreditation.  The course will develop skills, knowledge and confidence to enable stewards to carry out their role and it covers the role of the organising union in public services, the importance of equalities, tackling issues in the workplace, working with members, understanding procedures, handling grievances and disciplinaries and understanding the world UNISON works in, both nationally and internationally.  Although this is a weekend residential course, beginning at 6.00 pm on the Friday evening, applicants can attend as a day delegate.

·         Union Learning Reps (ULR) – 26 & 27 September – Glasgow

This course provides members, activists and organisers with the training to be able to work effectively as Union Learning Representatives (ULR), building a broad knowledge and understanding of education and training matters.

Education Course Application Form

Further information regarding these and all the year’s regional courses can be found on the course programme