Lifelong Learning

UNISON offers learning and training covering a wide variety of subjects. Many of the courses are subsidised or free and you may be entitled to time off work to attend them.

Our training and learning is designed to help members with their personal and career development and to help reps support our members.

How learning is organised at UNISON

UNISON training and development is co-ordinated by a “learning and organising services” section at UNISON centre. This works closely with regional and local UNISON branches to:

  • deliver a national activist training programme to complement what’s available at a local level;
  • co-ordinate UNISON’s tutor training scheme to help you run your own training;
  • develop online training programmes;
  • campaign for lifelong learning to help UNISON members in their personal development;
  • negotiate training discounts and administer UNISON’s financial aid for education schemes.