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Education and Training Level 3 Award B124 (formerly PTLLS)
TUED 520 Cotton Exchange, Bixteth St, Liverpool, L3 9LQ. Dates TBA
This is a level 3 course.
This course is designed for those who want an initial award for the role of teacher, tutor or trainer and, or are new to training and teaching and interested in developing a career in this area or for your own personal professional development.
This qualification comprises of the following units, making up a total of 12 credits:
Have achieved or be working towards a level 2 Maths and English or equivalent qualification. A working knowledge of Information Communication Technology will be advantageous.
What will this course give me?
Following completion of this course, having developed personal professional skills qualities and abilities in teaching, learning and training, you will qualify to teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector in Adult Education and may choose to teach in FE Colleges, Adult Community Learning Units, Trade Union Education Centres and, or be a trainer for a learning provider in Adult Education.
Where can I progress to?
Candidates who progress will be able to access higher education courses such as Contemporary Certificate in Education (CertEd Level 4) or Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE Level 4).
Study will be through a combination of class attendance, self-Directed study, use of the Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) and course file (the are no formal examinations for this qualification)
The cost of this qualification would normally be £680 however for a limited time only we can offer this qualification at a cost of £136 (paid by either trade union or employer).
Education and Training Level 3 Award B124 (formerly PTLLS)
Candidates wishing to express interest.
Please return this slip to Dave Hawkins Dave.Hawkins@wmc.ac.uk TUED 520 Cotton Exchange, Bixteth St, Liverpool, L3 9LQ.
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UNISON has been working with the Open University to develop a one day autism awareness workshop, bespoke for UNISON members.
Learning Outcomes include:
All members are welcome to apply using our regional application form which should be returned to UNISON branches.
For further details and to receive a form please contact Tom at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 07817 121 628.
My Learning Journey started 14 years ago. Having a husband and three sons also working part-time as a Mid Day Assistant at a Local Primary School I was very busy. I decided that I needed to gain relevant qualifications for a changed working environment. A friend told me Birkenhead Sixth Form Outreach College were holding computer courses in a local church. I signed up to join and went along to my first day full of anticipation. But, when I got there, nerves got the better of me and I nearly left without even entering the room the course was being held in. I gave myself a stiff talking too and went in.
I know sometimes it takes a lot of courage to change your life, and try something new, but for me that day, it was the best decision I made for myself and not for anyone else.
I went on to study CLAIT, IBT2,and ECDL in Computing. GCSE English and GCSE Mathematics.
I studied for 3 years, after which I achieved a position in Wirral Libraries. This gave me further opportunities to study of which I also now run a weekly Get Into Reading Group for adults.
Walking through that door at a local church was the start of a new journey that has enhanced my life.
Being a Wife and Mother is life changing and rewarding, but gaining qualifications gave me confidence in myself as an individual. It was one of the best decisions I made and has had an amazing impact on my life.
*Carol has now also become a Union Learning Representative
15 September 2016 at Arena Point, UNISON Regional Centre, Manchester
from 9.30am to 4.30pm
Agenda for the course:
Places are available on a three day course for new ULR's commencing on September 2nd in Manchester for 3 consecutive Fridays. Expenses can be claimed from your branch. To apply or if you need more information email T.email@example.com
This is a 30 week course (day OR evening) run by the TUC for activists who have a minimum of 15 L2 credits or equivalent. It begins on October 6th in Liverpool at the Cotton Exchange building.
For more details contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Want to brush up on your skills? Want to increase your confidence? Sign up for a FREE 'taster' workshop for Wirral members at our new Branch HQ - Wirral UNISON, Sandford Street, Birkenhead, CH41 1BN
identify your existing, transferable and potential skills for the purpose of personal or professional development
to feel more confident about your skills and abilities
UNISON learning offer and how they can get involved with the union
Tom Jenkins, Regional Learning Organiser
Dave Hardcastl, Lifelong Learning Co-ordinator
Merseylearn - Merseytravel
10am - 1pm
2pm - 5pm
We spend so much time thinking over stuff that has happened in the past, or worrying about things that may happen in the future, that often we actually forget to appreciate or enjoy the moment. Mindfulness is a way of bringing us back to experience life as it happens.
Wirral UNISON are running a 3 hour Mindfulness course, on
Saturday 6th February 2016, 9.30-12.30pm.
The course is free to UNISON members. Places are strictly limited, to book on the course, contact Gill Whitfield: email@example.com
In partnership with the Manchester Deaf Centre, we are offering deaf awareness training sessions for our members in the North West.
The date is Wednesday 6th April 2016.
There are 2 sessions available to choose from:
10am – 1pm and 2pm – 5pm. Please specify your requested time on your application form.
The venue for the training is:
Manchester Deaf Centre
Booth Street East
Places are limited so please book early to avoid disappointment.
Application forms are available from Wirral UNISON Branch office.
Completed forms can be emailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note that getting time off for courses can be difficult, you may need to apply for leave, or do it in your own time.
There is a free drop in at Leasowe Millennium Centre on Saturday 30th January, 9.30-12pm, 12.30-2pm, for anyone needing help with their Ipad or tablet
We held a launch event for the Reading Ahead Challenge, on 11/11/15 at Birkenhead library. It was collaboration between UNISON, The Reading Agency and Wirral Libraries.
Andy Mcnab gave a very inspirational talk, about his journey from a 17 year old, with a reading age of 9, to being a best-selling author. He is trekking to the South Pole next week to raise funds for the Reading Agency, a brilliant charity that works with UNISON, to promote literacy.
Two UNISON members have agreed to be ULR's, which will help Wirral UNISON get more members involved in training and education. Huge thanks to Tom Jenkins, Learning Organiser, UNISON North West, and Martin Russo, National Learning and Development Officer, for all their help, and a special thanks to Paul Wiggins for taking the photographs for us.
Anyone wanting to sign up for the Reading Ahead Challenge, please contact Diane Moore on email@example.com?
1. Maths and English courses up to Level 2 are free to all UNISON members and their families (aged 19+). These courses are run by Wirral Lifelong Learning in various locations on Wirral and run alongside school term dates. For enrolment please ring Julie on 630 3486. For further enquiries ring Dave on 07904727641.
3. Making the Most of the Internet - A one day Saturday course for members on 30 January 2016, from 9.30am to 4.30pm. This is a free course and lunch is included. The location will be Leasowe Adult Learning Centre (CH46 2QF). There are 12 places available. For expressions of interest please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
A union learning rep is a vital role within modern-day and forward looking unions such as UNISON. The aim is to signpost and guide members on to further adult learning as well as creating awareness of availability of what is on offer and the advantages of taking up learning again