New rep training dates

Unite Scotland have released the education programme for 2021/22 with dates for training for reps and those looking to become reps. Courses running in Edinburgh are below for quick reference.

Become a rep

If you are interested in becoming a rep, contact one of our branch officers to chat about what’s involved, the support available and the opportunities on offer.

Edinburgh courses for 2021/22

Workplace reps

Five day courses.

New reps must do workplace reps 1 and 2. You are entitled to paid time off to do these courses, as well as two days for shadowing another rep to learn more.

Workplace reps 3 and 4 are to build on the skills of active reps.

Workplace reps 1

  • 23 August 2021
  • 24 January 2022
  • 13 June

Workplace reps 2

  • 16 August 2021
  • 18 October 2021
  • 14 March 2022

Workplace reps 3: 9 May 2022

Workplace reps 4: 6 September 2021

Health and safety reps

Five day course.

New health and safety reps must do health and safety reps 1 and 2. You are entitled to paid time off for this.

Health and Safety Reps 1

  • 27 September 2021
  • 21 February 2022

Health and Safety Reps 2

  • 25 October 2021
  • 25 April 2022

Health and Safety Reps 3: 6 June 2022

Health and Safety Reps 4: 20 June 2022

Other courses

Five day courses:

  • Equality and diversity — 30 August 2021
  • Branch officials — 8 November 2021 and 16 May 2022.

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