Learning with PCS

Education and learning in PCS  

Education action illustrationPCS offers a range of education and learning opportunities for members and representatives.
 
Members may want to access lifelong learning or find out more about the union. Reps can develop essential skills via the trade union education programme.

Find out what current courses are being run. Please see the events pages for current courses in your region

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Latest news

TUC Online Courses for Reps Starting April 2014

There are still places available on the following courses. Please note due to funding reasons these courses only apply to reps based in England. For details of online courses in other parts of the UK, please go to TUC Union Learn.
 

Employment Law Certificate
This online course is due to begin on 28 April 2014.

The TUC Employment Law Certificate online course is designed for union representatives who have already completed the TUC Stage 1 Union Representatives course or its union equivalent.

This is a practical training course, designed for trade union workplace reps. It approaches the law from this perspective and its principal concern is how knowledge of and confidence in using employment law can improve workplace bargaining. It is not aimed at legal professionals or the finer points of technical interpretation of the law.

To register for the course complete the form.

If you require any further information about this course please contact TUC Education Online email: tucedse@tuc.org.uk tel: 020 7467 1284.

Union Representatives Stage 1 Certificate
This online course is due to begin on 28 April 2014.

This is the basic course for union reps. It introduces the key concepts and provides a thorough foundation for workplace representatives to develop their skills to enable them to carry out their role effectively.
If you would like to register for the course please complete the form.

If you require any further information about this course please contact TUC Education Online email: tucedse@tuc.org.uk tel: 020 7467 1284.


Diploma in Equalities
There are still places available on the Diploma in Equalities online course which begins in April 2014

This course is designed specifically for experienced trade union representatives whose role would benefit from a wider understanding of equality issues. The diploma also develops values and skills needed for higher level study and activism.

If you would like to register for the course please complete the form.

If you require any further information about this course please contact TUC Education Online email: tucedse@tuc.org.uk tel: 020 7467 1284.

Diploma in Contemporary Trade Unionism
There are still places available on the Diploma in Contemporary Trade Unionism online course which begins on 1 May 2014.

This course will help you develop a greater understanding of trade union values, policies and workplace issues enabling reps to become more effective as workplace representatives. The course will extend the capacity and skills of learners, whilst improving the confidence of learners to access higher education opportunities.

If you would like to register for the course please complete the form.

If you require any further information about this course please contact TUC Education Online email: tucedse@tuc.org.uk tel: 020 7467 1284.

Available to Union Learning Reps - International Development Awareness Game

Now available is PCS’s very own international development awareness game. It provides an excellent opportunity to use an unconventional learning resource to increase members’ awareness of international issues.

The game, called ‘Global Endeavour’, uses a “snakes and ladders” format, and aims to increase member awareness of a number of international issues that PCS is concerned about and has policy on: tax justice, trade union rights, child labour and fair trade.

A copy of the game has been sent to Regional Learning Organisers in all regional offices and devolved areas and can be booked through them.

Global Endeavour is designed to be played by two teams of up to six people per team, and should take approximately 45 minutes to play. It could be an activity in a ‘learning at work’ event or held during a lunch-time, if refreshments were provided.

The playing of the game is an opportunity for non-PCS members to engage with the union and appreciate the benefits of union membership outside of the usual industrial agenda, so consider inviting non-members to participate.
 

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