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Training is available to Branch Members and Activists on a wide range of union roles and topics of interest.  Training also aims to arm you with the skills needed in carrying out lay activist posts within the union.


The Learning and Organising Team in the North West is based at Arena Point, Manchester.  They offer courses to lead to accreditation for stewards as well as short courses and lifelong learning opportunities.

UNISON NW Course Catalogue

How to Apply

All applicants for courses should complete an application form and have this authorised by the branch secretary.

TUC Education – Manchester and Stockport Colleges

As well as the training provided by UNISON NW we can also access TUC courses run by the Trade Union Education Department at Manchester College or Stockport College which offer a wide range of short courses and more in depth learning up to diploma level.

Check the TUC website for details of TUC courses in the North West: TUC Online Course Directory