Learning at work day toolkit

This toolkit has been developed for use as a resource by union learning representatives in PCS to help them deliver a successful learning at work day (LaWD) event. It is envisaged that this document will also be a point of reference for managers who wish to know more about LaWD.


Making the case for participation in LaWD

  • What is LaWD?
  • Why LaWD?: some 'business benefits' of LaWD events
  • Writing a LaWD proposal
  • Writing a letter to management (edit for your own needs)

A step-by-step guide to planning your LaWD

  • From setting up a planning group to evaluating your day

Pointers for activity ideas

  • Working with colleges and providers, business link and information, advice and guidance partnerships

'Quick wins'

  • Activities that can be organised quickly and easily
  • A list of resources from Campaign for Learning
  • Funding the day
  • Other resources and ideas

Promoting the day

  • Promoting to colleagues who may be apprehensive about taking part in a LaWD activity


  • A possible evaluation framework

Toolkit annexes

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