Core / Online Education & Training Programme 2023
The purpose of this LTB is to advise Branches that the NEC has endorsed a programme of courses for 2023.
Core Residential Programme
Arrangements have been made for our residential training programme to be delivered at Quorn Grange Hotel, 88 Wood Lane, Quorn, LE12 8DB.
Representative’s accommodation costs on a dinner, bed and breakfast basis will be met centrally.
Branches are responsible for student travel and any other appropriate expenses.Jan 16th – 20thOccupational Health Week 4Carried overJan 23rd – 27thEmployment Law Week 4Carried overMar 6th – 10thAdvanced Skills Part 123/01/2023Mar 20th – 24thEssential Skills Part 106/02/2023Apr 3rd – 5thWomen’s Leadership20/02/2023Apr 11th -13thPublic Speaking23/01/2023Apr 17th – 21stPostal Agreements & Procedures06/03/2023April 23rd – 27thNo course, CWU ConferenceMay 2nd – 4thBAME Leadership 127/02/2023May 15th – 17thIDAHOBIT03/04/2023May 22nd – 26thEssential Skills Part 210/04/2023May 31st – 1stGFTU – Standing up for a better workplace17/04/2023 June 26th – 28thBranch Secretaries15/05/2023June 26th – 30thEssential Skills Part 115/05/2023July 3rd – 7thAdvanced Skills Part 222/05/2023July 10 – 12thMental Health Awareness29/05/2023July 17th – 21stUnion Learning Reps Part 105/06/2023Aug 29th – 31stNeurodiversity17/07/2023Sept 4th – 8thEqual Rights Part 124/07/2023Sept 11th – 15thIntermediate Health & Safety Part 124/07/2023Sept 18th – 22ndEssential Skills Part 207/08/2023Sept 25th – 29thIntroduction To Health & Safety Part 114/08/2023Oct 2nd – 6thEssential Skills Part 121/08/2023Oct 9th – 13thUnion Learning Reps Part 228/08/2023Oct 10th – 11thGFTU – Standing up for a better workplace28/08/2023Oct 16th – 20thPostal Agreements & Procedures04/09/2023Oct 23rd – 25thBAME Leadership 218/09/2023Oct 25th – 27thChairing Meetings18/09/2023Oct 30th – 3rdPostal Agreements & Procedures25/09/2023Nov 6th – 10thEqual Rights Part 202/10/2023Nov 13th – 17thIntroduction To Health & Safety Part 209/10/2023Nov 20th – 24thEssential Skills Part 216/10/2023Nov 27th – 1stIntermediate Health & Safety Part 223/10/2023
Given that this method of delivery during the pandemic has been extremely well received, we have arranged to offer a smaller programme of online education, enabling students to access courses using this method.
Online course schedule – Provider to be advised on applicationDatesCourseCut Off dateFeb 6th – 10thIntermediate Health & Safety Part 110/01/2023Feb 13th – 17thIntroduction to Health & Safety Part 116/01/2023Feb 20th – 24thPostal Agreements & Procedures16/01/2023Feb 27th – 3rdEssential Skills Part 116/01/2023Mar 13th – 17thPostal Agreements & Procedures30/01/2023Mar 30th – 31stGrievance & Discipline (Unrecognised areas)13/02/2023Apr 17th – 21stIntermediate Health & Safety Part 206/03/2023April 23rd – 27thNo course, CWU ConferenceMay 15th – 19thIntroduction to Health & Safety Part 203/04/2023 June 5th – 9thIntroduction to Health & Safety Part 124/04/2023June 12th – 16thEssential Skills Part 201/05/2023June 19th – 23rdPostal Agreements & Procedures08/05/2023July 24th – 28thEssential Skills Part 112/06/2023Oct 9th – 13thIntroduction To Health & Safety Part 228/08/2023Oct 12th – 13thGrievance & Discipline (Unrecognised areas)28/08/2023Oct 23rd – 24thFinancial Secretaries/Treasurers11/09/2023Nov 20th – 24thEssential Skills Part 216/10/2023
The Programme in Scotland will be delivered Online by City of Glasgow College.DatesCourseCut Off dateFeb 13th – 17thIntroduction to Health & Safety Part 116/01/2023Feb 20th – 24thPostal Agreements & Procedures16/01/2023April 7thGood FridayApr 17th – 21stEssential Skills Part 206/03/2023April 23rd – 27thNo course, CWU ConferenceMay 15th – 19thIntroduction To Health & Safety Part 203/04/2023Sept 18th – 22ndIntermediate Health & Safety Part 207/08/2023Sept 25th – 29thEssential Skills Part 114/08/2023Oct 16th – 20thPostal Agreements & Procedures04/09/2023Oct 30th – 3rdIntermediate Health & Safety Part 225/09/2023Nov 13th – 17thEssential Skills Part 209/10/2023
The Programme in Wales will be delivered by Adult Learning Wales at venues to be confirmed.DatesCourseCut Off dateFeb 13th – 17thIntroduction to Health & Safety Part 116/01/2023Feb 20th – 24thPostal Agreements & Procedures16/01/2023Apr 17th – 21stEssential Skills Part 106/03/2023April 23rd – 27thNo course, CWU ConferenceMay 15th – 19thIntroduction To Health & Safety Part 203/04/2023Sept 18th – 22ndIntermediate Health & Safety Part 207/08/2023Sept 25th – 29thEssential Skills Part 214/08/2023Oct 16th – 20thPostal Agreements & Procedures04/09/2023Oct 30th – 3rdIntermediate Health & Safety Part 225/09/2023Nov 13th – 17thEssential Skills Part 209/10/2023
IT, Infrastructure and Learning Differences
Having tested online delivery of samples on both accredited and unaccredited courses, it is crucial that the student is set up appropriately and in good time before the training commences.
The learner must preferably have access to a good PC or laptop. Tablets can be used but have some limitation in our experience. Attending training courses using a mobile phone will not be allowed.
There must be a stable internet connection from where the learning is taking place.
Colleges will also be in contact before the course to advise of any additional requirements.
We would appreciate Branches / ULRs assistance in ensuring any applicants are prepared in line with the above points. If any representative encounters difficulties getting set up with IT equipment in preparation for course attendance, please advise their Branch Secretary, Union Learning Rep or the Equality, Education & Development department as soon as possible.
Additionally, upon application, please ensure that we are aware in good time of any adjustments that may need to be arranged, such as issues relating to dyslexia or sight / hearing differences.
Interim Application Process
Due to unforeseen circumstances the OLS course application process is not in use at present. Branch Secretaries should email applications to email@example.com the following:
Name of Officer/Representative
Name of course
Date of course
As previously, all applicants MUST be registered on the OLS as a role holder or applications will not be able to be processed.
We hope to restore the OLS application process as soon as possible and will keep Branches informed accordingly.
Release & Notice
Paid release should normally apply where the union is recognised and/or in line with any existing agreements.
The CWU Course Prospectus for 2023 is currently being finalised and will be issued shortly by LTB. The prospectus will assist branches and students in planning their training requirements for the coming year and gives an overview of course content.
Please forward any enquiries relating to this LTB to firstname.lastname@example.org in the first instance.
Head of Equality, Education & Development
22LTB 470 – ET 2023 Programme