Course information

Teaching and accreditation

PCS trade union education courses are taught by TUC tutors, subject-specialist tutors, accredited lay tutors and PCS staff. 

Most PCS trade union education courses attract credits though the National Open College Network.

These credits, which are awarded at levels 2 and 3, are transferable and can be used in conjunction with other trade union education and lifelong learning opportunities to demonstrate your learning achievements or attained competences.

Costs and expenses

PCS pays for all trade union education courses - there is no cost either to you or to your branch. Members are reimbursed all travel and subsistence costs.

Travel and subsistence is paid in accordance with PCS rules. Those travelling by train can obtain tickets direct through the PCS travel agents, Baxter Hoare, telephone 020 7403 5566. Or from 29 December, through new provider Redfern Travel’s Trips website. Bookmark, email - contact the Redfern corporate team with your requirements at By phone – Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week on 0330 008 2000.

Other travel and subsistence is paid once you have attended the course.

For regional courses travel and subsistence claims should be made to your regional centre.

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