Stars in Our Schools

Learning & Development for School Support Staff

This Stars in Our Schools week, we’ve pulled together lots of free learning and training available to you – our wonderful members working in education up and down Wales.

Discover more about Stars in Our Schools campaign

Download a printable learning flyer for your workplace 

Wales-only Webinars

We have a collection of webinars that are designed to provide you with CPD and other learning opportunities for your work.

Bookmark the page as we will keep it up to date with all the latest opportunities.

Click here to book onto our webinars

UNISON Member Learning

We have a range of online workshops exclusively for UNISON members, including upcoming courses on:

  • Bereavement and Loss in Young People
  • Makaton

Bookmark the page, it’s always being updated with new opportunities.

Click here to register

e-Learning for UNISON members

Every UNISON member is entitled to a free Staff Skills Academy account, which gives you access to over 500 free online courses including:

• Anti-Bullying and Bullying Prevention Certification
• Essential Employment Skills Certification
• Art Therapy Certification
• Basic English Certification
• Basic Maths Certification
• Become an Online Tutor
• Becoming a Higher-Level Teaching Assistant Certification
• British Sign Language Certification
• British Values Certification
• Bullying in Schools Awareness and Prevention Certification
• Child Attachment Certification
• Child Minding Certification
• Child Psychology Certification Level 3
• English Grammar – Improve Your English Certification
• EYFS Teaching Certification Level 3
• Home Education Certification
• Improving School Attendance Certification
• Learning Disabilities Awareness Certification
• Lesson Planning for Teachers Certification
• Lockdown training
• Managing Classroom Behaviour Certification
• Mental Health Training for Teachers
• Mindfulness for Children Certification
• Mindfulness for Children Training Programme Certification
• Nursery Assistant Certification
• Play Therapy Certification
• Positive Handling in Schools Certification
• Prevent Duty Certification
• Racism Awareness
• Safeguarding Children on the Internet Certification
• Safeguarding Children L4 Including Internet Safety Certification
• Safeguarding for Students Certification
• Safeguarding for Teachers Certification
• Selective Mutism Awareness Certification
• SEND Certification
• Speech Therapist Introduction Certification
• Staying Safe Online Certification
• Tackling Hate Crime Certification
• Tackling Obesity Certification
• Teaching Adults to Read Certification
• Teaching Assistant Certification Level 2
• Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Certification
• Teaching Phonics Certification
• Teaching Phonics Level 2 Certification
• The Key Stages of the National Curriculum Certification
• What Can you Trust Certification
• Introduction to Maths

Click here to find out more

OpenLearn Education Courses

OpenLearn is a website with a wide range of free online courses developed and presented by the Open University. There are lots of courses that are relevant to school staff, including:

  • An education in Religion and Worldviews
  • Developing Reading for Pleasure: engaging young readers
  • Historical perspectives on race
  • Introduction to adolescent mental health
  • Working with diversity in services for children and young people

Click here to learn more

FutureLearn Education Courses

Free short courses from the leading higher education institutions around the world, including:

  • “Introduction to Teaching Sustainability and Climate Action” from Glasgow University
  • “Exploring Inclusive Pedagogies” from the British Council
  • “Sustainability through Film” from IntoFilm
  • “Power of Picturebooks” from the University of Waikato
  • “Good Practice in Autism Education” from University of Bath

Click here to discover more