Become a rep or develop your skills with Unite training in 2020

Unite Scotland’s education team are running courses online on Zoom. This is a great opportunity to get involved in your union.

Our next election period is January to March 2021, when all positions in the branch—from workplace rep to branch official—are up for grabs. Now is the chance to start a new venture, learn important skills and make a real difference in your workplace.

Contact the branch officers with any questions or to discuss what it’s like to be Unite rep.

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Union rep training for 2019 – dates so far

Unite have announced some rep training courses for next year. We’ve listed the closest ones below – all are held at the Edinburgh office on 22 York Place unless otherwise noted.

You can now book your training courses on the Unite website.

Workplace reps

1 – 28 January to 1 February or 3 to 7 June
2 – 18 to 22 March
3 – 13 to 17 May
4 – 3 to 7 June in Glasgow

There’s no corresponding module 2 for the module 1 in June announced yet.

Health and safety reps

1 – 25 February to 1 March
2 – 29 April to 3 May
3 – 17 to 21 June
4 – 24 to 28 June in Glasgow


1 – 20 to 24 May in Glasgow
2 – 12 to 16 November in Glasgow

Union learning reps

1 – 4 to 8 February in Glasgow
2 – 1 to 5 April in Glasgow


Mental health awareness – 21 and 22 May in Glasgow

Branch officials course – 10 to 14 June

Equality and diversity – 4 to 8 March in Glasgow




Training dates for 2018

The Unite Scotland training programme for 2018 is now online. The training courses offer the chance to

  • become a workplace rep — help your colleagues and make your workplace fairer
  • become health and safety rep — ensure that your bosses are doing what’s required to keep you safe from harm at work
  • learn some new skills for  the different roles in the union branch, such as union learning rep or equalities rep
  • get specialist knowledge in key areas, such as pensions and mental health.

Edinburgh course dates are below.

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