Learning

The National Education Union is committed to bringing you the best professional development and union training.

We run specific courses on a wide range of issues such as wellbeing and behaviour management and will train you on all aspects of becoming an effective union representative. 

For National Education Union members, our CPD courses are either free or heavily discounted. For reps training all course costs are met and reasonable expenses paid.

National CPD programme

There's a variety of ways to improve your professional skills and knowledge: attend a one-day course, a half-day session or in some cases pick’n’mix what you want to do on the day. We offer residential and two-part courses so you can try out ideas in the classroom and come back to reflect on your practice. Most national CPD courses are held during the working week at locations throughout the country and involve payment of a heavily subsidised fee. Book early to avoid disappointment!

National CPD programme

There's a variety of ways to improve your professional skills and knowledge: attend a one-day course, a half-day session or in some cases pick’n’mix what you want to do on the day. We offer residential and two-part courses so you can try out ideas in the classroom and come back to reflect on your practice. Most national CPD courses are held during the working week at locations throughout the country and involve payment of a heavily subsidised fee. Book early to avoid disappointment!

Training for Reps

As a workplace representative, you are critical to the success of the NEU. Our training courses for new and existing reps are designed to equip you with skills, knowledge and confidence to be effective in your role. Our training is delivered in your region or Wales, close to where you live or work. Reps have a legal entitlement to this training and support will be given if you have difficulty negotiating time off work. All reps’ training is free and reasonable expenses will be paid.

Training for Reps

As a workplace representative, you are critical to the success of the NEU. Our training courses for new and existing reps are designed to equip you with skills, knowledge and confidence to be effective in your role. Our training is delivered in your region or Wales, close to where you live or work. Reps have a legal entitlement to this training and support will be given if you have difficulty negotiating time off work. All reps’ training is free and reasonable expenses will be paid.

CPD - our view

We believe all members should have a contractual right to CPD, with control over its content and dedicated time to research, to learn with expert colleagues, and to feel free to innovate. The most effective CPD is relevant both to you and your work context.

Finding the right course

Our courses use a range of learning methods delivered by well-informed tutors and are held nationally in high-quality venues. To understand which course is right for you we suggest considering not only what would benefit your students or institution, but also what you would value most.

Securing time off to attend

Accessing professional development is an important part of being an educational professional. You should ask for support from your employer to attend the course, not just for the time spent away from the workplace, but also in the form of travel costs, reimbursement and payment for your place.

If you have any questions about what courses are available or how to access them, please contact the learning team.