Courses

Trade Union Education and Training Programme

April to July 2016

Course Title

Dates

Venue

Certificate in Employment Law (TU Reps Stage 2)

10 Wednesdays, 27th April to 29th June

Belfast BURC

Trade Union Reps Stage 1

10 Tuesdays, 26th   April  to 5th July

Belfast BURC

Health & Safety Stage 1

10 Thursdays, 5th   May to 7th July

Belfast BURC

Health & Safety Stage 2

10 Thursdays, 5th   May to 7th July

Belfast BURC

Union Learning Reps Stage 1

5 Tuesdays, 26th April  to24th   May

Belfast BURC

Union Learning Reps Stage 2

5 Tuesdays,  7th June to 5th July

Belfast BURC

Social Media for Trade Union Reps

5 Fridays, 3rd June to 1st   July

Belfast BURC

 

 

 

TU Reps Stage 1 (NIPSA)

10 Tuesdays, 10 Thursday’s,   21st April to 30th June

(Note: this course   will not run on 2nd June)

NIPSA Offices,   Belfast

 

 

 

Workplace Reps stage 1 (Unite)

10 Mondays, 18th April  to 20th June

Unite offices,   Belfast

Health & Safety stage 1 (Unite)

10 Tuesdays, 19th April to 21st   June

Unite offices,   Belfast

Workplace Reps stage 2 (Unite)

(Certificate in Employment Law)

10 Wednesdays, 20th   April to 22nd June

Unite offices,   Belfast

 

 

 

Workplace Reps stage 2 (Unite)

(Certificate in Employment Law)

10 Tuesdays, 5th   April to 14th June

Unite offices,   Derry

Health & Safety stage 1 (Unite)

10 Wednesdays, 6th   April to 15thJune

Unite offices,   Portadown

Health & Safety stage 2 (Unite)

10 Thursdays, 7th   April to16th June

Unite offices, Portadown

 

 

 

Health & Safety Stage 1 (UNISON)

13th to   15th April, 20, 27 May & 3 June

UNISON offices,   Belfast

Health & Safety Stage 1 (UNISON)

1st, 4th,   5th, 27th – 29th July

UNISON offices,   Belfast

 

Course Themes

Trade Union Reps Stage 1

The 10 day course for union reps and shop stewards focuses on the essential information, employment rights and skills that will be needed in the workplace including understanding union structures, representing members, grievance and discipline and negotiation at work.

 

Certificate in Employment Law for Trade Union Reps

 (Formerly entitled Trade Union Reps Stage 2)

This course aims to deepen the understanding of concepts raised in the stage 1 course and providing guidance on the practical application and development of rep’s skills. The course includes,

  • Employment Law for Trade Union Representatives
  • Negotiating Employment Rights at Work
  • Trade Union Approach to Employment Rights

 

Health and Safety Stage 1

This course is suitable for new health and safety reps or elected reps who have not yet been trained.  It will cover the essential knowledge of the role and skills including organising and an understanding of health and safety legislation and how this can be interpreted for the workplace.

 

Health and Safety Stage 2

This stage 2 course is a necessary progression for health and safety reps.  Course content includes,

  • Building a Safe and Healthy Workplace
  • Trade Union Health and Safety Organisation
  • Trade Unions Keeping up to date on Health and Safety
  • Trade Unions Effecting Change in Health and Safety
  • Health and Safety Representatives – Expanding Skills

 

Union Learning Reps Training Stage 1

The 5 day stage 1 course is designed to introduce the role and rights of the ULR, provide the skills and knowledge the ULR will need to support a culture of learning in the workplace. The course includes,

  • Workplace Learning and the Union Learning      Representative
  • Essential Skills.
  • Equalities and Learning for Trade Unions
  • Unions Addressing Learning Needs in the Workplace
  • Union Learning Representative Role and Functions
  • Unions Getting Organised to Promote Learning
  • Union Learning Representatives - Skills

 

Union Learning Reps Training Stage 2

The 5 day stage 2 course is designed to further develop the skills and knowledge of the ULR.  Along with a workplace project on developing learning in the workplace the course also includes, 

  • Working with Employers
  • Working with Education Providers
  • Information Advice and Guidance
  • Developing Union Learning Representatives Skills

 

Social media for Reps

This course has two parts:

 Part one will provide reps with information on how to utilise social media for the trade union agenda by familiarising reps with the usage and practical application of various types of social media.

Part two will also raise awareness of the difficulties that reps and members may encounter with utilising social media, provide information on the relevant legislation and consider ways to defend against disciplinary action for alleged misuse of social media.

 

 

ICTU are also developing a mix of two or three-day short courses alongside longer courses, all accredited, to help you keep up-to-date with changes in the law, the economy or industrial relations practice.

Further details on these courses will be advertised.

If you need any further information, please contact Kevin Doherty or Tony Gallagher at kevin.doherty@ictuni.org   tony.gallagher@ictuni.org

 

Or write to us at

Irish Congress of Trade Unions

Carlin House

4-6 Donegall St Place

Belfast

BT1 2FN

Ph: 028 90 247 940

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