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Don’t Break Britain Seminars in Scotland

5 May

As part of the “Don’t Break Britain” campaign Unite’s Education Department has arranged a series of one day seminars throughout Scotland.

These days are intended to give you an overview of the campaign and for participants to work together to consider how Unite can campaign locally to oppose the harsh and deep cuts being made in our communities by the Con-Dem coalition government.

The second part of the day focuses on the political aspect of the union’s campaigning and how members/activists could get more involved.

If you would like to attend a seminar, please apply for the venue nearest to your place of residence.

Edinburgh       31st May       10am – 3pm
Glenrothes      1st June         10am – 3pm
Galashiels       20th June      10am – 3pm

Contact Janice Galloway/Shona White on 0845 345 0145

Dundee            9th June         10am – 3pm
Inverness       14th June        10am – 3pm

Contact Lorraine Rayner/Gillian Miller on 0845 345 0144

Ayr                   6th June          10am – 3pm
Dumfries      15th June         10am – 3pm

Contact Janice Moffat/Bernie MacDonald 0845 345 0142

Glasgow        7th June           10am – 3pm

Contact Jean Gibbs on 0845 604 4384

Aberdeen      2nd June     10am – 3pm

Contact Jane Sedgwick on 0845 604 8312


What's available through the Unite learning programme?

24 Mar

Unite is a large and diverse union, and our members have different needs. As much as possible, our learning programme tries to meet that need, and we provide everything from one to one literacy support through to vocational qualifications and university degrees.

Usually we survey a workplace to find out what members want to learn, and design a learning programme based on that. Once we have an idea of what the learning need is, we can begin to negotiate with colleges and funders to deliver the learning.

Some of the courses we have run over the past year include:

  • Literacy
  • Numeracy
  • Pensions
  • Basic IT
  • e-Revolution
  • PC Passport
  • ECDL
  • Learning to Learn Online
  • Report Writing and Minute Taking
  • Public Speaking
  • Communications and Team Work
  • Spanish
  • Italian
  • British Sign Language
  • Open University Openings courses
  • Open University BEng engineering degrees
  • 17th Edition Wiring Regulations
  • PAT Testing
  • MET1
  • Green Driving and Fuel Efficiency

We don’t guarantee that we can deliver all these courses all the time, because this depends on funding, but we will always do our best to meet members’ needs.

Here is a downloadable booklet that gives an overview of the Unite learning programme for members: Unite booklet Jan 2010