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This guidance aims to ensure work experience schemes are high

The 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.


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
This is a call for a subcontractor to contribute to the delivery of the TUC Apprenticeship project. The full tender document is available to download at the bottom of this page and the deadline for proposals is 9 September 2014. The project will contribute to the implementation of the European...
06 August 2014
Case studies of 3 staff members at Dwr Cymru who have benefited from union-led learning.
04 August 2014
This guidance aims to ensure work experience schemes are high quality and consistent with TUC principles. The TUC has developed a specific Charter relating to the Traineeships programme and this guidance expands on the key principles in the Charter. In the case of Traineeships this guidance should be read in...
04 August 2014
Shadow Public Health Minister, Luciana Berger MP, last week visited three of the TUC’s Digital Hubs to see the work that is being done by the project to improve the basic digital skills of thousands of Liverpool residents. The digital hubs project is facilitated by the North West TUC and...
08 July 2014
To mark Adult Learners’ Week Kirklees Council welcomed the President of the Trade Union Congress Mohammed Taj who spoke at two events at Huddersfield Town Hall on Monday 16 June. One of the events celebrated the 1 st Anniversary since Kirklees Council, Unison, Unite, GMB and Unionlearn signed-up to their...
19 June 2014
The continuing impact of trade union education on Britain’s workplaces. This report presents the results of extensive research into the profile and activity of trade union representatives who had recently undergone courses in the TUC Education programme, including those provided in association with affiliated unions. It builds on the previous...
12 June 2014

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