UNISON Cymru Wales Learning

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UNISON College in Cymru Wales

All UNISON Members across the UK can access exclusive courses, bursaries, financial support, special events and e-learning platforms from UNISON College.

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Upcoming courses & events for members UK-wide

Member Learning courses for members in Wales

UNISON College Bursary and financial support

Skills Academy e-learning


Wales Union Learning Fund

UNISON Cymru Wales has organised and run Wales Union Learning Fund (WULF) projects for over 20 years, funded by the Welsh Government and supported by the Wales TUC.

WULF provides your union with the funding to create and organise learning opportunities in partnership with UNISON Branches and employers, as well as running our all-Wales webinars, special events and face-to-face sessions.

Thousands of workers have been supported to learn new skills, develop their confidence and participate more in their workplaces and our union with the support of WULF.


WULF funded opportunities are open to all UNISON members and non-members who live and/or work in the public services in Wales, so they’re a great way to share learning with all your colleagues.

We also offer a small grant of up to £200 for course fees to help you to get the accredited qualifications you need to advance in your career, also funded through WULF.

Book WULF-funded Webinars on Eventbrite

Apply for a WULF Grant for Qualifications

Discover inspirational stories of WULF learning

Work with us in a WULF Partnership


Recordings of special events

Every year UNISON Cymru Wales organises special learning events around themes and issues that are impacting you in your workplace, giving you the chance to learn more about a topic and find sources of support, hope and inspiration for the future.

We record the sessions, edit them and publish them online for you to view and share with your colleagues, including:

See all of our recordings here


Signposting Service

We have collected and curated information, resources and sources of further learning and support from Wales and beyond to help you at different stages in your life and your career or to help you discover more about key issues you and your colleagues may face.

Climate, Decarbonisation, Just Transition & Green Skills

CVs, Applications and interviews

Menopause Awareness

Mental Health & Wellbeing

Numeracy

Right to Request time for training

Stars in our Schools – learning for schools staff

Violence Against Women & Girls

We also offer a one-to-one telephone and email learning advice service to UNISON members in Wales. Get in touch with us directly and we can help you find the learning that meets your needs.


Grants & Bursaries

UNISON members in Wales can access a range of grants to support their learning and development outside of the courses we offer directly.

Member Learning Grants

UNISON funds a range of grants to members across the United Kingdom who are looking to advance their skills and careers, including up to £500 towards Open University courses and £300 towards other training.

Click here to find out all the details and how to apply

Grants for Qualifications (Wales only)

Public Service workers in Wales who are looking to take part in accredited qualifications can apply to our WULF project for a grant of up to £200 to help with course fees.

Click here for the WULF Grant for Qualifications application form


Union Learning Rep (ULR) & other Activist Training

UNISON has a long tradition of members supporting their colleagues to gain the skills they need for work and life.

If you’re one of these people, we help will train and support you to become a Union Learning Rep (ULR) in your workplaces.

It’s a legally protected union role that gives you time off to train and support others with their skills need.

Find out more about becoming a ULR

Other Activist Education & Training

There are separate member learning and activist education teams in Wales.

For activist education and reps training (other than ULR training) please contact cwactivisttraining@unison.co.uk 

UNISON Cymru Wales’ Autumn/Winter 2023 activist education programme is out now. Courses are available both online and face-to-face across Wales and include:

  • New Organising Steward
  • Introduction to Employment Law, Contracts & Work-Life Balance
  • ERA Refresher
  • Introduction to Health & Safety

For more details download the full programme, contact your branch, and download instructions on how to apply here.


Complete the WULF Learner Form

Have you attended one of our WULF funded courses and webinars or viewed one of our recorded events but not completed a WULF Learner form?

Please complete the WULF Learner Form so we can demonstrate to our Welsh Government funders that we’re using our grant to support your learning.

Click here to log your details