If you are a new Branch Education Coordinator you should read the Guide for Getting Started and attend the Branch Officer Development Programme a course for new branch officers . Contact the Regional Education Team for help and assistance phone 0161 661 6777
Developing and Supporting Workplace Representatives – this is a new guide for Branch Education Coordinators and all Branch Officers interested in setting up a mentor or buddy system for new stewards. Its free from the national communications department and you can view a copy by following this link
UNISON’s national learning and organising webpages have more useful information
Finally – you need to establish a record of training in the branch and to help you please – keep a copy of all application forms completed in the branch with the persons file. On every UNISON course participants are issued with an attendance certificate – when you contact the participant after the course for feedback make sure they send you a copy of their completed attendance certificate. If you have members wishing to go on TUC stage one courses please give them a copy of the UNISON attendance certificate for them to complete on the last day of the course ( the tutor should sign it) and then return it to you for your records.