Please note: in light of COVID-19 precautions, all face-to-face courses are suspended until further notice.  For details on online learning opportunities please look below

National training programme

In light of COVID-19 precautions, we have suspended all face-to-face training.  We will be resuming face-to-face training as soon as it is safe and sensible to do so.  In the meantime we have a suite of online training for members, reps, activists, and officers.  Keep checking back on this page as we develop this offer during the term.

Our courses consist of a number of online modules – you will sign up for the programme rather than individual sessions.  Each course is led by an experienced tutor.  You will also develop links with other course participants – we actively encourage networking between reps to develop more effective practice.

  • Becoming a Health & Safety Rep

    This course is specifically designed to support reps and members during the Coronavirus crisis. The course consists of three 90-minute online sessions as well as access to an online resource and network tool.  There will be a break of a week between each session.
    We will cover the following:

    • The role and rights of the health & safety rep
    • Risk Assessments
    • Carrying out a Health & safety inspection
    • Forming a health & safety committee
    • Negotiating on behalf of members

    As this is Trade Union Training you are entitled to paid time off to participate in the course.
     
    You will also be welcome to participate in our four-day Health & Safety Rep training programme when we resume face-to-face training.

    Book your place

  • Work-Related Stress as a Collective Issue

    This course is for all of you who have completed the 3 Part online H&S Rep training put in place as a direct result of lockdown and also for those of you who have completed the NEU H&S Reps face-to-face course. The focus will be on making workplace stress a collective issue.

    The training will be a 105-minute online session via Zoom. 

    The aims are to help you to:

    • share experiences of work-related stress
    • identify a collective approach to tackling work-related stress 
    • identify the legal duties on employers 
    • identify relevant tools and resources 
    • identify next steps 

    As this is Trade Union Training you are entitled to paid time off to participate in the course.

    Book your place

  • Being an Effective Rep

    For all newly elected reps, aspiring reps, or any reps who have not attended our Reps Foundation and Reps Advanced training.

    This course will give you a thorough grounding in what is entailed in being an effective workplace rep.  The programme consists of six 90-minute online sessions.  Topics covered include:

    • The role and rights of the workplace rep 
    • Understanding the education and trade union landscape 
    • Equality and discrimination 
    • Representing members 
    • Organising members 
    • Winning for members 

    As this is Trade Union Training you are entitled to paid time off to participate in the course.You will also be welcome to participate in the NEU’s Reps Foundation and Reps Advanced programme when we resume face-to-face training.

    Book a place on a programme in your region/Wales

  • Pay Bargaining for Reps

    For all workplace reps, new or more experienced.

    This course will support you in bargaining effectively to win in the workplace on members’ pay.  The programme consists of two 90-minute online sessions.  We will cover the following:

    • How does teachers pay work? 
    • What is bargaining? 
    • Understanding inequalities in pay 
    • Winning a pay policy 
    • Winning on pay progressions 
    • Winning pay appeals 
    • As this is Trade Union Training you are entitled to paid time off to participate in the course. 

    Book a place on a programme in your region/Wales