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unionlearn logoThe TUC work with unions and companies large and small across the country to develop lifelong learning in the workplace.

It's never too late to learn, develop your skills and change your life. That's the message of unionlearn, the education and skills organisation of the TUC and that is why unionlearn is bringing together unions and employers to participate and drive forward learning in the workplace and improve the nation's skills. Find out more about unionlearn.

You can get all you need from unionlearn's website; order free materials; search the publications area and download copies free of charge; get daily updates of the latest news; details of campaigns, and information from the regions; find a complete list of all TUC Education courses for reps and officers; find what you need to know about developing skills for life; sign up for regular email alerts.

The TUC and education unions are actively campaigning for better education policies. This area of work can be found under Education and Schools and Skills Policy.


Trade Unionists gathered at the weekend to mark the launch of the newest Trade Union Studies Centre in the South West at Weston College.
20 January 2015
The Trades Union Congress is the coordinator of a large-scale EU-funded project ‘Implementing a European trade union strategy to support the development of workers’ skills in manufacturing and beyond’. This is a call for a subcontractor to provide European training expertise for this project.
09 January 2015
The Trades Union Congress is the coordinator of a large-scale EU-funded project ‘Implementing a European trade union strategy to support the development of workers’ skills in manufacturing and beyond’. This is a call for a subcontractor to provide German study visit expertise.
09 January 2015
Organising and Networking Using Social Media - a kick-starter for trade union reps and officers This hands-on workshop will show you how to relase the power of social media without spending hours a day doing it. You know that many trade unionists are already using social media to raise their...
26 November 2014
TUC Education in the Midlands is now available both online and in the classroom.
20 November 2014
The next round of Bite Size Briefings takes place from November to January . Briefings take place at the TUC Regional Office, 39 Pilgrim Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 6QE. Full details on what the briefings cover and how to apply is in the attached programme. Please contact Anne Cairns...
17 October 2014
The TUC has given written evidence for the consultation on implementing new GCSEs in English and maths into post-16 education. The response from the TUC concentrates on the impact of the changes to post-19 adult learning. The TUC supports the overall aspiration of raising literacy and numeracy skills levels and...
02 October 2014
The government recently consulted on linking Traineeship funding to the achievement of outcomes. The TUC is supportive of funding reforms which will increase the likelihood of Traineeships leading to secure , fairly paid employment for young people. The TUC is concerned that poor quality Traineeships could lead to the exploitation...
01 October 2014
The TUC has welcomed the comments and recommendations on unionlearn – its learning and skills body – published today (Monday) by the Business, Innovation and Skills Committee in its report Adult Literacy and Numeracy . The cross-party committee of MPs said unionlearn has “achieved outstanding results at a fraction of...
08 September 2014
Case studies of 3 staff members at Dwr Cymru who have benefited from union-led learning.
04 August 2014

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