Trade union education

PCS trade union education courses aim to support representatives in their role - whether this is recruiting new members, improving branch organisation, dealing with personal cases or negotiating with management.

Find out more in our course programme.

Our courses are designed to meet the needs of reps at all levels - from new reps to experienced reps. We also provide courses for members who may want to be more active.

training pathway has been developed to allow reps and branch officers a structured method of developing skills and knowledge.

All courses have a practical focus and include a range of tasks and activities. Courses include materials that participants can take away to use as a resource pack.

Please see the events pages for current courses in your region.

Group training

PCS resources for representatives runs customised courses for PCS groups, associations and branches on request. You can discuss what you need with a member of our team or for more information contact

If you would like us to organise a course for your group or association you can download a group training application form, trade union education application form and PCS standard expenses claim form in the useful documents box.

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