The TUC runs a wide range of courses for shop stewards and trade union officers designed to develop their skills in organising, campaigning, the law, computer use, personal development and much more.
Essex trade unionists are fortunate that there are courses at Chelmsford College, Stansted, Barking, Colchester Institute, and Thurrock & Basildon College. Both of these colleges have an excellent range of high quality courses. If you contact them they will send you their syllabus.
The TUC, of course, runs courses for shop stewards and health and safety representatives all over the country. For details of the courses available in your area contact your regional TUC office or the TUC, Congress House, Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3LS.
TUC Regional Offices:
- Northern Region - Transport House, John Dobson Street, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 8TW
- Northern Ireland - 3 Wellington Park, Belfast BT9 6DJ
- Scotland STUC Centre 333 Woodlands Road, Glasgow G3 6NG
- Yorkshire & Humberside Region - 9 York Place, Leeds LS1 2ED
- North West Region - Suite 506-510 The Cotton Exchange, Old Hall Street, Liverpool L3 9LQ
- Midland Region - 24 Livery Street, Birmingham B3 2PA
- Southern & Eastern Region - Congress House, Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3LS
- South West Region - Ground Floor, Church House, Church Road, Filton, Bristol BS34 7BD
- Wales TUC - Transport House, 1 Cathedral Road, Cardiff CF1 9SD
The TUC also has a series of Education Courses online. This enables reps to learn via the internet at work, at home, or in workplace learning centres. Accessing the courses is simple, and the materials are easy to understand and use. The courses are offered in manageable chunks with advice and guidance from trained TUC tutors.
The courses currently available are:
- Union Reps Stage 1
- Health and Safety Stage 1
- Health and Safety Stage 2
- Union Learning Reps
- Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety
- Tackling Racism
- Winning the Organised Workplace
- Health and Safety Awareness
- Health and Safety Induction
- Health and Safety Update
- Health and Safety and Equality
- Health and Safety and Young Workers
If you would like to participate in any of the above TUC courses then contact the TUC Education & Training Office, Congress House, Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3LS. Tel. 020 7467 1253.