Member Training Programme

UNISON provides a wide range of learning opportunities for our members. Our courses can help you:

  • develop self-confidence
  • teach you about yourself
  • become more active and involved around issues that concern you
  • tackle change and uncertainty at work
  • progress your career
  • learn for fun and personal development

Many courses are free and you may be entitled to time off work to attend them. They are designed to be friendly and informal, with practical exercises and no long lectures or exams.

UNISON has a network of Learning Representatives who can offer guidance and signpost you to local courses.

If you would like to know what workshops are available in your area, or believe your colleagues may also be interested, please contact your regional education team for assistance and we can arrange courses dependent upon local interest.

Interview Skills – CANCELLED

This course explores how to prepare effectively for an interview, the different types of questions you could be asked and how to answer them and how to make your answers stronger.In the course you will:

Explore how to effectively prepare for an interview

Develop an understanding of how to make your answers more powerful using effective vocabulary

Learn ways to answer tricky traditional interview questions

Develop an understanding of effective methods of answering competency based interview questions

To book a space on this course, please click on http://www.unisonnw.org/interview_skills_carlisle_monday_9th_march_2020 to express your Interest and complete your name and email.

Please make sure you can commit to attending the course on before you book your space on the course as cancelled courses incur costs to UNISON if we receive a large number of cancellations.

Date:  Wednesday, 25 March 2020 – 5.45pm – 7.45pm at UNISON Resource Centre, Carlisle

 

Recognising Mental Health Issues in Children

This course is runs by the Liverpool CAMHS education service in conjunction with Merseyside Youth Association.

Part of our schools support staff programme, this course offers tips for staff around building resilience to mental health needs. The course will also help you to spot the signs and symptoms of a child experiencing problems with their mental health. The course recognises the importance of building resilience in children.  The course will help you offer support to children experiencing mental distress.

To book a space on this course, please click on http://www.unisonnw.org/recognising_mental_health_issues_in_children_carlisle_28th_may_2020 to express your Interest and complete your name and email.

Please make sure you can commit to attending the course on before you book your space on the course as cancelled courses incur costs to UNISON if we receive a large number of cancellations.

Date:  Thursday, 28 May 2020 – 10.30am – 1.30pm at UNISON Resource Centre, Carlisle

 

Finding your way back into learning

Our 10-week Return to Learn and Women’s Lives courses are designed for members who may have been away from learning for some time. Run for us by the WEA, these courses offer a welcoming and supportive route back into education.

Return to Learn

Return to Learn is a course designed for adults who may have been away from learning for some time.

You’ll find that it helps you, not only in your job, but also outside work, with things like taking part in group activities, helping the kids with homework, getting yourself heard, and finding new opportunities.  Often members go on to take qualifications in English and maths, and many have found it a helpful route into further and higher education.

The course includes:

  • problem solving
  • using a computer
  • discussions
  • team working
  • exploring points of view
  • everyday maths
  • improving notetaking and writing
  • thinking about your future

Women’s Lives

If you are a woman member who wants to get back into education but have been put off in the past because it all seemed too difficult then Women’s Lives is ideal.  It is  particularly suitable for women who have been out of education for a long time and have had few educational opportunities in the past.

The aim of the course is to build your confidence as well as to help you to develop your study skills, so the emphasis is on co-operation and mutual support.  It focuses on women’s experiences at work and in their personal lives.

UNISON Online E-Notes

UNISON also have an online learning resource which has E-Notes that can be undertaken by members at any time.  E-Notes can take anything from 10-30 minutes and are fully interactive and are an excellent learning resource.  The course catalogue is updated regularly and features course such as

  • The Path to Better Maths
  • Stress Management
  • Introduction to the Care Certificate
  • Dealing with Health Needs in Schools
  • Your Skills; Your Future

To access these free courses you will need to be registered with My UNISON and they can be accessed by visiting https://e-learning.unison.org.uk