UNISON has a proven track record of working with public service employers to provide a range of learning, skills and personal development opportunities to employees.
UNISON has a network of over 2,200 trained union learning reps and over 400 employer-union learning partnerships.
There are various programmes it can work with employers to deliver.
The Learning at work programme is usually delivered by the Workers Education Association and covers:
Skills for Life at Work – literacy, language and numeracy courses and qualifications for people who don’t have an equivalent GCSE qualification in English and Maths.
Study skills development courses such as ‘Learning for You’ and ‘Improve your Study Skills’.
Open University Learning in the Workplace: Faculty of Health and Social Care
K101 An Introduction to Health and Social Care: a vocationally relevant qualification for learners with few or no qualifications that provides the knowledge, values and skills needed in care work of all kinds.
Social Work Degree Programme – Learning Partnership Route: a programme combining the relevant social work degree programme with enhanced support for social care employees without educational qualifications.
Careconnect Learning offers a range of courses using e-learning with tutor support, particularly in the health and social care area. This includes NVQs and IT qualifications.
To find out more about whether UNISON can set up a learning agreement with your employer contact your UNISON regional learning development organiser or phone 0845 355 0845 for contact details.