Training is available to Branch Members and Activists on a wide range of union roles and topics of interest.  Training also aims to arm you with the skills needed in carrying out lay activist posts within the union.


The Learning and Organising Team in the North West is based at Arena Point, Manchester.  They offer courses to lead to accreditation for stewards as well as short courses and lifelong learning opportunities.

UNISON NW Training Calendar

How to Apply

All applicants for courses should complete an application form and have this authorised by one of the joint branch secretaries.
TU Education – The Manchester College

We can access training provided by UNISON NW and also by the Trade Union Education Department at Manchester College which offers a wide range of short courses and more in depth learning up to diploma level.

TU Education Prospectus

Branch Equality Training

Saturday Learning Club

FREE courses for UNISON members Held in Manchester, 10.30am-3.30pm Refreshments will be provided  Coping with Change Get Campaigning Using Social Media