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.

Roles are varied and diverse, including

  • workplace rep
  • health and safety rep
  • union learning rep
  • equalities rep

with dedicated training provided for each.

Dates +

Certificate courses are accredited by Fife College, so you come away with a recognised qualification!

Workplace reps certificate

You must do stage 1 and 2 to become a rep.

Stage 1

  • 17 to 21 August
  • 24 to 28 August
  • 31 August to 4 September
  • 14 to 18 September
  • 12 to 16 October

Stage 2

  • 17 to 21 August
  • 21 to 25 September
  • 28 September to 2 October
  • 19 to 23 October
  • 26 to 30 October
  • 9 to 13 November
  • 7 to 11 December

Stage 3 – for active reps that have completed 1 and 2

  • 7 to 11 September
  • 14 to 18 September
  • 5 to 9 October
  • 2 to 6 November
  • 9 to 13 November

Stage 4 – for active reps that have completed the other stages

  • 7 to 11 September
  • 16 to 20 November
  • 23 to 27 November
  • 30 November to 4 December
  • 7 to 11 December
  • 14 to 18 December

Health and safety reps certificate

You must complete stage 1 and 2 to become a health and safety rep.

Stage 1

  • 24 to 29 August
  • 31 August to 4 September
  • 7 to 11 September
  • 28 September to 2 October
  • 5 to 9 October

Stage 2

  • 5 to 9 October
  • 19 to 23 October
  • 26 to 30 October
  • 2 to 6 November
  • 16 to 20 November
  • 7 to 11 December

Stage 3 for active H&S reps

  • 17 to 21 August
  • 28 September to 2 October
  • 19 to 23 October
  • 2 to 6 November
  • 23 to 27 November

Stage 4 for active H&S reps who have completed all other H&S courses

  • 21 to 25 September
  • 30 November to 4 December
  • 7 to 11 December

Equality and diversity

  • 31 August to 4 September
  • 5 to 9 October

Union learning reps

Stage 1: 24 to 28 August

Stage 2: 12 to 16 October

Branch officials course

  • 24 to 28 August
  • 7 to 11 September
  • 2 to 6 November
  • 9 to 13 November

Mental health awareness

19 and 20 October

Pensions

Stage 1: 7 to 11 September

Stage 2: 9 to 13 November

Apply

Submit the education application form (DOC) to Stephanie.Lamont@unitetheunion.org.

In your email you must confirm that you have

  • permission from your employer to do this course, even if working from home or on furlough
  • the equipment to take part—a computer or tablet, a free Zoom account and stable internet connection.

Places are given on a first come, first served basis.

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