Reps Part 1: key skills for union reps

This course is designed to welcome you as a Prospect rep and to introduce you to the skills needed to carry out your role.

We will help you to be an effective and confident union rep, build good relationships at work and build a stronger union organisation at local level. No previous training is needed.

Key information

  • Online via Teams or Zoom
  • Ongoing.
  • Now booking for February /March 2024 dates and onwards.
  • Approximately 4 hours over three sessions over one day with activities in between.
  • Available on MS Teams or Zoom – please specify when booking
  • Reps will need to commit to attending all sessions.

Who is the course for?

Those nominated/elected/co-opted to be branch representatives. 

No prior training is needed but a short induction/welcome is available from your organiser.

What will I learn?

  • What is a trade union? 
  • The role of the rep 
  • The structure of the union 
  • The rights of a rep 
  • How to increase membership 

How can I register?

Prospect members

Please contact your local Prospect office or  Prospect organiser to request a place.

Bectu members

Please contact your Bectu official in the first instance.

What attendees say

“I just wanted to say how much I enjoyed the course today and how useful it was. I’ve been working with a lot of organisations who are wrestling with moving their courses online and you guys are way ahead. And I particularly enjoyed how often you opened up the course for interactivity/discussion and personally I found your real world examples really brought the role of rep into focus.”