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Courses in Northern Ireland

Currently colleagues in Northern Ireland are invited to apply for courses in England.

Should you be unable to find a course to suit please feel free to contact the training team at training@ucu.org.uk.


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Challenging redundancy: March 2024

The threat of redundancy has never been more acute for ʵ members. This course is for all branch reps & activists who are likely to be involved in challenging redundancies and/or supporting members facing redundancy.

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H&S 1 - induction: (health & safety role and functions) June 2024

This course forms the first part of ʵ's health and safety training programme. This course is for new health and safety reps, those who have been in the role sometime but have never been trained, along with those in the branch who want to further understand the role, and legislation that enables health and safety reps to hold institutions to account.

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H&S 1 - induction: (health & safety role and functions) April 2024

This course forms the first part of ʵ's health and safety training programme. The course is for new health and safety reps, or those who have been in the role sometime but have never been trained, along with those in the branch who want to further understand the role, and legislation that enables health and safety reps to hold institutions to account. You need to be a ʵ rep/dept rep etc. to attend this course, but you don't need to be a H&S rep.

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H&S 2 - organising and bargaining for health and safety: March 2024

This course is for those who have completed the ʵ H&S 1 course and wish to extend their H&S knowledge around organising and bargaining. The course will help you learn how to involve members along with developing bargaining strategies to win better H&S conditions for members.

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Job evaluation: A collective approach, April

This one day course is for branch reps and activists who are involved and interested in learning more about the importance of trade union involvement and representation in job evaluation schemes. The focus of the course will be around the use of collective action wherever possible.

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Job evaluation: A collective approach, July 2024

This one day course is for branch reps and activists who are involved and interested in learning more about the importance of trade union involvement and representation in job evaluation schemes. The focus of the course will be around the use of collective action wherever possible.

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Representing individual members: an introduction to casework - June 2024

This is a course for reps who are new to representing individual members or those who are considering becoming more involved in the direct representation of individual and groups of members. Those who have been practicing for some time may also find this course to be a useful refresher of best practice.

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Workload rep training 1: introduction to the workload campaign & the role of the workload rep, 6, March, 2024, half day, Online

This short course is open to ʵ activists and reps who want to build upon their knowledge of workload as a health and safety hazard in the workplace. You should ensure you have branch approval prior to attending and tick the relevant box on the application form. The ʵ workload campaign gives us the tools to tackle increasing workloads and working hours. The failure of employers to protect staff from excessive workloads and stress is damaging our health, our students' education, and our ability to organise to defend ourselves and our sector. This course will give you a generic overview of workload campaign and the role of the workload rep.