FREE COURSES planned for UNISON members 2013-2014

Women’s Lives – 12 weekly sessions – the course is specifically designed for women who have been away from learning for a while but who now want to take up new learning opportunities – looking at subjects of interest to women and drawing on experiences at home and at work the course will develop your skills and increase your confidence in writing, undertaking research, analysing and problems solving
1. Burnley/Nelson, Lancashire – Thursday evenings 6.30-9pm beginning 17th October 2013
2. Bolton, Greater Manchester – Mar’14
3. Liverpool, Merseyside – Mar’14
Return to Learn – 16 weekly sessions – UNISON’s flagship open college course is offered FREE to members each year, it’s aimed specifically at people who have been away from a learning environment for a while and need a confidence boost and some basic skills to get them back into the ‘swim’ again. Participants learn at their own pace over four modules, writing, understanding, research and numeracy.
4. North Manchester, Pennine Care – Oct’13
5. Liverpool community Health – Mar’14
6. Countess of Chester Hospital – Mar’14
Coping with Change – 1 day course –   Participants will understand how they are affected by change, particularly change in the workplace and they will be able to consider methods to begin to view change positively and proactively and make a positive contribution to change in the workplace
7. North Manchester Hospital Oct’13 (in partnership with Pennine Care)
UNISON’s Saturday Learning Club 2014
8. IT Skills Check
9. Getting your CV together
10. Coping with Change
11. Speaking in Public, presentation Skills
Dates and exact locations to follow – watch this space and talk to members about the programme – if you gather some interest we will keep them on a waiting list and as soon as the dates are set we’ll write to them. Ask members to text me with their membership number and the location and course they are interested in – 07904342203 – or email k.scott@unison.co.uk with the details
(Members who don’t know their membership number should phone UNISONdirect 08453550845 lines are open 6am-12 midnight Monday to Friday and 9-4pm on Saturdays)

Helen Titherington : UNISON North West Regional Education Officer, 20 Aug’13

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