UNISON Activist Education Programme 2024

UNISON training programme is designed to give our activists the skills they need to carry out their roles confidently. All courses are free for you to attend, although there may be a charge to your branch.

This programme provides training in knowledge and skills for new activists to allow them to become pro-active and also to re-energising existing activists.

Training is vital to help improve workers’ rights and to deliver UNISON campaigns to improve pay and conditions, make workplaces safer and promoting equalities.

This year there is a mix of in-person and online events, along with a variety of options for participating in organising stewards and health and safety courses.

Activist learning programme in Scotland 2024

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What to expect

UNISON courses are friendly and informal, and designed on the principle that everybody has equal rights to participate in, benefit from, and contribute to them. Participants will often work together in small groups. There are no tests or exams, and learners will not be lectured to or suddenly called on to give answers.

In-person course application form can be found here.

Online course application form can be found here.

Application forms should be returned to activisteducationscotland@unison.co.uk either signed by a branch officer or forwarded with e-mail authorisation. Please speak to your branch for more details.