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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.


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
​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...
05 June 2014
Full details of Wales TUC training courses for all reps from September 2014 to July 2015.
28 May 2014
Commenting on figures published today (Thursday) by the Office for National Statistics, which show that there were 1.04 million young people (aged 16 to 24) in the UK who were not in education, employment or training (NEET) in the last quarter of 2013, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “Whilst...
27 February 2014
Commenting on the 2013 Employer Skills Survey, published today (Thursday) by the UK Commission for Employment and Skills (UKCES), TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said:
30 January 2014
Read the latest news from unionlearn with the South West TUC, including: Tolpuddle Lottery joy, health and well-being at work, learning the sad truth about a civil servant killed in WW1, teachers being taught to spot mental illness, prison offices celebrating learning success and how unions helped members into new...
22 January 2014
Commenting on the announcement by the government today (Tuesday) that there will be a new college to train engineers to work on the construction of High Speed 2 (HS2), TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said:
14 January 2014
The next round of Bite Size Briefings takes place between January and March 2014. Briefings take place at the TUC Regional Office, 1pm-4pm unless otherwise stated. Covered in this round are: Alcohol Awareness – Monday 27th January Getting the most from your iPad – Wednesday 5th February, 13:00-15:00 Social Media...
16 December 2013

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