Equality & Learning

Equality and Learning

Welcome to Equality and Learning at PCS.

PCS has Union Learning Fund [ULF] Learning Projects in England, Scotland [SULF] and Wales [WULF], funded by the respective governments.

This work aims to help members develop their skills, achieve qualifications and promote lifelong learning opportunities within the workplace.

Improving equality or tackling disadvantage is a key priority outcome of each project. PCS works with it’s equality networks to improve access to learning, and identify skills gaps where appropriate, with the aim of boosting career and life-chances.

Case studies:

We are always keen to hear from members who have accessed the learning and skills training opportunities.

Is this you?  

How have you accessed learning through the union that has helped with tackling disciminatIon?

If learning has helped you overcome barriers to participation, or assisted you with career advancement, please provide us with information.

In your region / nation / group - how has the PCS ULF learning project been promoted?

Do you know of any other examples or have knowledge where other members have been helped through the union learning project?

We would like to hear from you and promote how the PCS Learning Project has helped you - either professionally or personally.

Contact the Equality and Learning Department by email: equality@pcs.org.uk

Be part of the ongoing success of PCS and the ULF Learning Project.

Your Learning Organiser

You may know, or have worked with, a PCS Union Learning Rep [ULR] in your workplace or branch;

Perhaps you are interested in becoming a ULR for PCS to help others;

Not sure who to contact?

We have dedicated Learning Organisers in each Region and Nation of PCS who can help - get you started on your ULR journey / assist with learning events / provide information and guidance on training available.

For more information, contact the Equality Learning Organiser - Diane Ebanks.


UnionLearn Accessible Apprenticeships

UnionLearn at the TUC have created a helpful PDF guide for trade union activists on bargaining for accessible Apprenticeships for disabled workers.

We know that disabled people are disabled by the barriers they face everyday.  These barriers may be environmental, societal, or attitudinal. We call this the social model of disability.

The government collects statistics on the number of disabled people accessing Apprenticeships. These highlight that widening access is still a major challenge.

The government has committed to halving the disability employment gap and by ensuring Apprenticeships are accessible, it will help to upskill disabled people.

Further information is available as a PDF document, or contact the equality department: equality@pcs.org.uk 

Updated 28 September 2017

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