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The main aim of the TUC's Organising Academy is to support unions to build organisational capacity and run effective campaigns.

This is done primarily through our training programme for union officers, organisers and leaders.

We also continue to offer our longstanding Diploma in Organising and a dedicated award for union support staff to enable them to contribute to the organising and campaign work undertaken by their unions. Our programme is delivered in partnership with Ruskin College.

If you would like more information on how we can support your union, please contact the TUC Organising Academy – [email protected]

What makes a ‘strategic campaign’ strategic?​ Is a question that is often asked, and with the introduction of Strategic Campaigns training as part of the new Organising Academy programme, Becky Wright, Director of the TUC's Organising Academy takes time to answer that question in a video:
25 September 2014
It’s been nearly five months in the making but we are pleased to release the TUC’s Organising Academy brochure for 2014-15! Alongside our existing courses, union staff will also be able to access three new short courses. In April we went out and asked union officers what they would like...
24 September 2014
If you are a union staff member and would like to register your interest in any of the courses below, please follow the link: Course Dates Location Diploma in Organising 18-21 Nov London 20-23 January 24-27 March 19-22 May Oxford 7-10 July Certificate in Advanced Organising 11-14 Nov 10-13...
15 August 2014
Your Name: Claire Ronald Name of Course: Diploma in Organising Course Dates: January – August 2014 Your union: Chartered Society of Physiotherapy Your role: Senior negotiating officer Please describe your experience of the Organising Academy programme: I enrolled on the organising course as I was having a persistent problem in...
08 August 2014
Your Name: John Coote Name of Course: Advanced Organising Certificate Course Dates: Feb 14 – June 14 Your union: PCS Union Your role: Organising Industrial Offices Please describe your experience of the Organising Academy programme: Having been working at PCS for over 10 years in various organising and negotiating roles,...
08 August 2014
Name: Tania Bassett Name of Course: Communications Award Course Dates: 7 th – 9 th May 2014 Union: Napo Your role: National Official Press, Parliament & Campaigns Please describe your experience of the Organising Academy programme: Being relatively new to my role, having started last August, I wanted to gain...
08 August 2014
Name: Kristin Hamada Name of Course: Diploma in Organising Course Dates: Jan 2014-Aug 2014 Union: Equity Role: Equalities, Recruitment and Retention Organiser Please describe your experience of the Organising Academy programme: When I signed up to the organising diploma I wanted to get a better understanding of good practice with...
08 August 2014
Vin Wynne, Senior Organiser at the NUT Vin Wynne works across the Northern Region helping to organise union activities. Here he talks about his experience of going on an TUC Organising Academy course. The Advanced Certificate in Organising is a course run by the TUC Organising Academy, aimed at union...
30 July 2014
Organising Academy Advanced Certificate in Organising course In June, participants from ATL, CSP, CWU, Equity, the MU, NASUWT, NUT, Prospect, PCS completed the Organising Academy’s 12 day course on Advanced Organising. During this time, participants studied three key areas of organising work; strategic campaigns which focuses on how to craft...
16 July 2014
The TUC has today (Tuesday) announced the winners of this year's Congress awards at its annual conference in Bournemouth.
10 September 2013