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UNISON’s Training & Development team provides an education programme covering many  topics.

The following courses will be held locally throughout 2016 and are free to UNISON members, if you are interested in attending please contact the Branch office as spaces are limited.

– Dementia Awareness
– Deaf Awareness
– Stress Awareness
– Your Skills Your Future

In addition to the UNISON Courses, the Branch has access to 29 online courses that can award you certificates in Management, Health & Social Care Training or General CPD’s are also available.  Some of these courses are free others are at discounted rates for Branch members.  Online courses can commence at any time and are an excellent way to improve your employability or promotional prospects.  Use of a computer is essential, our training laptops can be used or loaned from the Branch office on a first come first served basis.

Our training courses are available to all employees, but spaces are limited and priority is given to UNISON members.  If you would like to a book a space on one of these courses please complete the Member Training Application Form and email to the Branch ( info@unisondumfries.org.uk )

 

Branch Representatives Training

Employment Rights Act, mandatory for all reps, date TBC (early March).

Branch Officers courses, April/May

New Stewards Part 1 course, as required.

 

If there is any training that you think would be beneficial, please contact the Branch Office.

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We still have a few remaining places on the LGBT Awareness Training course we are running on - 30th November in Dumfries .This course will be delivered by the amazing Dumfries and Galloway LGBT Plus and is one not to be missed by.

This course is been run through our new lifelong learning partnership with Dumfries and Galloway Council and other Trade Unions locally(Dumfries TUC)

This means if you are a Dumfries for council employees you can get paid time off to attend subject to line manager approval .

Furthermore based outside Dumfries and want to attend? You will be allowed access to a pool car if available to attend.

For more information or an application form please email sean.skelton@dumgal.gov.uk

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