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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.


12 February 2016 For every £1 spent on union-led training the economy gets £9 back, new report reveals For every £1 spent on union supported learning and training, the economy gets £9.15 back, according to a new study published by the TUC today (Friday). The report, based on findings from...
12 February 2016
TUC assistant general secretary Paul Nowak is today visiting the new union learning centre at Hinkley Point...
19 January 2016
An outstanding educational experience, in a stunning setting awaits trade unionists seeking to progress to BA or MA study. The BA in international labour and trade union studies (ILTUS) and MA in global labour and social change (GLSC) at Ruskin College, Oxford are recruiting students now for new courses starting...
11 January 2016
Well-being’ has become one of the most over-used phrases in the English language. It helps sell anything from yoghurt to holidays, pillows to pills. For some people the phrase refers to levels of happiness, while others think of it as a healthy body and mind. There is even a national...
11 December 2015
Commenting on the announcement today (Thursday) by the Secretary of State for Business and Skills of a new apprenticeships scheme with fast-growing small and medium companies, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “We welcome the Business Secretary’s announcement of the new scheme for AIM quoted companies and its potential to...
18 June 2015
Full details of Wales TUC training courses for all reps from September 2015 to July 2016.
18 June 2015
Union reps are invited to apply for trade union education courses in the Midlands region that start from 14 September 2015 onwards.
12 June 2015
A new TUC report published today (Friday) shows that workers who are trade union members are much more likely to receive job-related training compared to workers who don’t belong to a union.
22 May 2015
Learning at Work Week 18th - 24th May 2015 Learning at Work Week is an annual awareness campaign organised by the Campaign for Learning since 1999. It aims to put the spotlight on the importance and benefits of learning and development. It promotes an inclusive approach and supports the extension...
15 May 2015
The provision of trade union education in North West Lancashire has been secured after a deal was reached between the North West TUC and The Manchester College. Following the decision by Blackpool and Fylde College that trade union education was no longer a priority, unions, tutors and local trade union...
10 April 2015

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