Learning in UNISON

A wide range of learning opportunities

As a member of UNISON you have access to a wide range of learning opportunities. Leeds Branch has a number of trained Union Learning Representatives who can be consulted about learning opportunities from UNISON or through Union Learn and other learning organisations.

UNISON works with the WEA (Workers Education Association) and the Open University to provide training and learning for members.

Leeds UNISON promotes and delivers a wide range of courses and workshops.

Download our new Lifelong Learning with UNISON booklet

Find out more about Leeds UNISON’s current Union Learning Representatives and how to become a Learning Representative.

If you want to become more active in the Branch, the Branch Education page has information about courses for activists and lay members.

More information about learning opportunities can be found below.


Northern College short courses

Northern College – working differently during COVID-19 Northern College are offering some digital short courses running in August and September. They are all delivered remotely and tutor led, running 9.30 am – 4 pm with hour lunch breaks and lots of ‘away from the screen’ time doing blended learning. To apply visit https://www.northern.ac.uk/courses/short-courses/ and select […]

Member Training in July 2020

Free Health Continuing Professional Development Packages The new CPD packages cover areas that various aspects of health and wellbeing that will be important to people during the current lockdown and beyond. https://www.unionlearn.org.uk/news/free-health-cpd-packages-unionlearn Dyslexia Awareness On-Line – 7 July 2020, 10.00-11.00 am This introductory 1-hour session is aimed at all UNISON members with an interest in […]

UNISON Lifelong Learning whilst in isolation

At this current difficult time when members may be feeling isolated, UNISON members may be interested in taking part in some of the many online learning opportunities available. UNISON and Open University Free Courses UNISON and other partners have helped the Open University develop a suite of free online badged courses. These are aimed at […]

Getting online and learning online

Learning in UNISON offers help getting online and learning online. Learn My Way If you or know someone would like to learn more about using computers, getting online, staying safe online and learning on line – if you are just starting then Learn My Way is the best place to start. In your browser go […]

Learning in UNISON Short workshops

Here are 4 short workshops delivered by Learning in UNISON 1) Welcome to UNISON – Find out more about UNISON, meet other new members, what being a member means for you, how you can get the most out of your membership and how we can work together. 2) Facing change together – looks at how we can […]

Learning in UNISON Longer Courses

UNISON runs other longer courses for members that run at different times of the year – Return to Learn Women’s Lives Coping with Change Building Confidence in Women Women’s Assertiveness Details of these and other courses can be found on the regional website:- www.unison-yorks.org.uk/education.html Joint Life Long Learning Co-ordinators Carol McGrath and Neil Rhodes are […]