Union Education

UNISON South East values the contribution and commitment of our workplace representative and understands that in order for our activists and representatives to be successful that you need support and training to do your role.

UNISON South East runs training courses for all our representatives, our courses are specifically designed to help branch officers, stewards, union learning representative and health and safety representatives explore the best ways to approach organising roles within their branch.

Click here to download the UNISON South East 2017 Course Programme

How do I apply for a course?

Download, print and fill in the application form here, giving us all of your contact details, including contact number and email address in case we need to contact you at the last minute. It is also important for you to give us your membership number as not having this information delays our processing of your application.

If you want to attend a course that is not incluced in the Course Programme please fill in an expression of interest form below and send educationse@unison.co.uk

Expression of interest form word format PDF format

What do I do when I have completed my form?

Send your completed form to your local branch for signing by a Branch Officer (usually the Branch Secretary or Education Coordinator) and ask them to send it off to us for you. It is essential that your form has been sent to your local Branch first so that:

  • We know your branch supports your application

  • They know you have applied

  • They can help with time off

  • They will pay your travel expenses

  • They will pay any necessary course fees


Branch based workshops

Attached is a list of workshops that have been designed to be run in branches. If your branch is interested in running any of these courses, please contact Sam Wines, Regional Education Organiser.



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