Gaining Accessible Learning in Wales 4

PCS bid for Welsh Government funding for the new round of Wales Union Learning Fund projects 2019-22 was succesful.

Gaining Accessible Learning in Wales 4 (GALW4) began on April 1st 2019 and, subject to ongoing Welsh Government approval, will run until the end of March 2022.

DUE TO THE ONGOING CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC WULF IS UNABLE TO OFFER FACE TO FACE LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES. WE ARE CURRENTLY LOOKING AT ALTERNATIVES INCLUDING ONLINE LEARNING AND WEBINARS. WE WILL UPDATE THESE PAGES AS APPROPRIATE

For more information please email wulf@pcs.org.uk

PLEASE NOTE - PCS WULF Courses are available to ALL staff in workplaces where PCS is a recognised trade union. 

PROJECT SUMMARY

The project will deliver bespoke training for individual workers as well as team/workplace courses that will assist in supporting the following themes as set out within the Welsh Governments Employability Plan.

  1. Providing an individualised approach to employability support. Individual workers will be supported by the project team, working with local workplace Union Learning Representatives, to assess learner needs and to source the best course to meet that need, ensuring value for money.
  2. Underlining the responsibility of employers to upskill their workers, support their staff and provide fair work. The project will support the delivery of courses that support Mindfulness, personal development and wellbeing as well as courses that are built around skills that help deliver the workers specific role. The project will also endeavour to track learner progress both in terms of levels of qualification and career progression, in conjunction with other unions, learning providers and other organisations.
  3. Responding to current and projected skills gaps. Although it will not be a primary project objective, the project team will review Regional Skills Partnerships’ LMI data and where possible align some of the projects programme of delivery to meet any identified demands within the sector.
  4. Preparing for a radical shift in the world of work. The project will also work with employers and learning providers to deliver on site learning to upskill workers to meet changes in digitisation. This will include ongoing development of the successful ‘iPad and tablet’ training, delivered through previous projects to DWP staff. We will also work with providers and employers to offer workers support when facing redundancy, relocation or moving to a new area of work. This will include CV writing, job search skills and interview techniques.

 

Menopause awareness sessions.

 

Women over the age of 50 are the fastest growing group in the UK workforce. Most women will experience menopausal symptoms. Some of these can be quite severe and have a significant impact on everyday activities

This workshop will help you:-

  • Understand the impact of the menopause and potentially reduce menopause related issues;
  • Maintain productivity, retain talent, understand and and increase loyalty;
  • Understand how to help women of menopause age;
  • Keep on the right side of UK employment law;
  • Team Leader/Manager menopause conversations; and
  • Signposting.

Making pre-menopausal women aware of possible symptoms and offer signposting for help could help women cope better and mean the menopausal impact might not be so great.

Approximately 90 minutes, delivered via ZOOM

1. Tuesday 8th September at 10.00

2. Tuesday 6th October at 14.00

3. Thursday 12th November at 10.00

These sessions will be funded through the PCS Wales Union Learning Fund (WULF) GALW4 project. It is available to all workers who live and/or work in workplaces in Wales where PCS is a recognised trade union. To book a place please contact your workplace Union Learning Representative or email wulf@pcs.org.uk

 

Steve Donoghue – WULF Project Officer
Tel: 07929 030164 
Email: stevedon@pcs.org.uk

Jayne Smith – WULF Project Manager
Tel: 02920 666363
Email: jaynes@pcs.org.uk

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