Currently, there are a host of funded schemes in Wales available for both individuals and employers. These schemes will help get more people get back in to learning, or onto a new training opportunity.
It is vital that unions are involved in the roll out of learning and skills in every workplace and that this isn’t just left to employers. This is the best way to make sure that everyone gets access and that training reaches those who need it most.
The benefits of workplace learning are clear. It improves an individual’s employment and career prospects, social and community life and it is proven to have significant health benefits. All things that are especially important at the moment, as we try and recover from the Covid crisis.
Below is a list of funded schemes available in Wales. Please bring them to the attention of your employer, members and colleagues.
You can also look at this list of employment schemes for individuals:
And this list of schemes for employers:
The Wales TUC is here to help you promote learning and skills in your workplace, with specialist staff who are trained to advise and support you.
Our Union Learning Support Officers (ULSOs) can help you to:
Now is the time to train so please contact one of our ULSOs to discuss how we can help you make a difference in your workplace.
North Wales: Gareth Hathway email@example.com
Mid Wales: Mark Rees firstname.lastname@example.org
West Wales: Linsey Imms email@example.com
Union Learning Representatives (ULRs) are a key member of any branch or workplace rep team, and we need more trained and active ULRs in Wales.
Within their workplace a ULR will:
If you are interested in becoming a Union Learning Rep talk to your branch secretary. Free training is available from the Wales TUC. Currently training is provided online by our qualified trade union tutors, just as they would be in the classroom.
We can provide you with resources to recruit and support ULRs in your workplace – contact firstname.lastname@example.org