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The College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London


London’s College for Skills

Introduction to the course

This course is for trade union representatives only and it is not open to anyone else.

The course helps union representatives to understand their role and responsibilities as a rep. They include working together with members and other union reps; talking to members and dealing with their problems; recruiting members and getting them involved in the union; meeting management to discuss a range of issues at work and keeping members informed about wider union concerns.

The course will cover:

  • understand the job of the union rep in the workplace and the wider union

  • use and make agreements

  • represent members in discussions with employers

  • understand how grievances and disciplinaries are handled

  • understand rights at work

  • build confidence in your role and responsibilities as a union rep

  • develop the skills you need to be an effective rep.

What do I need?

TUC Education’s Union Reps Stage 1 is the essential course for work place union reps and stewards.

How is the course taught?

Student centred learning facilitated by tutor working collectively in groups.

How will I be assessed?

Learners build up a portfolio of evidence to be submitted to the National Open College Network (NOCN)

What does it lead to?

Level 2 Certificate (Stage 2 Union Reps)


Course Details

Location Start Date - End Date
3 Sep 2018 - 20 Dec 2018

Course Code: CR1NTUR8 / 18DAS1A

Application Information

Places should be booked on Trade Union Education courses by your Trade Union. If you are applying as an individual, please check that your Trade Union is willing to support your application.

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25 Sep 2018 - 4 Dec 2018

Course Code: CR1NTUR8 / 18DAS1B

Application Information

Places should be booked on Trade Union Education courses by your Trade Union. If you are applying as an individual, please check that your Trade Union is willing to support your application.

Information on how to apply
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Entry Level

This level will help you to develop general skills and improve your confidence if you do not have any experience or GCSEs. It will improve your basic reading, number skills and English language skills

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