UNISON Personal Learning Development Grants

UNISON Personal Learning Development Grants for PERSONAL CARE ASSISTANT MEMBERS working in private or charity-run/ voluntary aided homes or employed directly by individuals

We know how difficult it is to afford training to improve your job prospects due to huge increases in course fees and the withdrawal by many employers of financial support for career development.

Members who provide personal care in private or charity-run/ voluntary aided homes or individual’s own homes make up an increasing proportion of UNISON’s membership. To help you get on at work and develop your career, UNISON is piloting Personal Learning Development Grants with this group of members. 10 awards of up to £300 each are offered for course fees.

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Pa Conference 23 June 2014

We are holding a free conference for PA's on 23rd June 2014 in Leeds. (Lunch provided)

  • Want to know more about your rights as a PA?
  • Learn how to avoid conflict at work?

This event is intended to give quality advice and where you can share your experiences and network with other like minded PA's.

If you are interested in the attending this enjoyable event please register your interest here  and we will send you more details of the agenda and venue.

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We are pleased to announce in partnership with ACAS we are running the above course FREE with lunch included.

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Conflict avoidance training

We are going to be running a FREE conflict avoidance training course for individual employers and Personal Assistants in partnership with ACAS. It will be run in March a definate date, venue and registration details to follow in the next week.

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Still time to register for Doncaster Training session

You can still register for the FREE training session in Doncaster on Saturday 16th November from 12.00pm

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FREE Training sessions in Doncaster

Unison in Partnership with Active Independence is running some FREE training sessions for Personal Assistants.

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Drop in education and free cake sessions in Huddersfield

Come along to the Highfields centre, cemetry Road, Edgerton, Huddersfield. On Thursday 10th October. We will be there from 10.00am - 2.00pm, along with Kirklees Council and ACAS.

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Free Taster Workshops

Are you a new member of UNISON?
Want to brush up on your skills?
Want to improve your work and career prospects?

UNISON is offering all new members free one day “taster” learning workshops to help you cope with the challenges life throws you either at work or in your daily life.

We can help you get to grips with new technology – from using the internet on your smart phone to making the most of your office email.

And it’s all FREE.

  • Welcome to UNISON
  • Facing change together
  • Your skills, your future
  • Making the most of the internet

To take advantage of this special offer for new members, email us your details (Name, Address, Email, Telephone number and UNISON membership number) and workshop choice to:-  learningandorganising@unison.co.uk

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3 Free Courses for UNISON Members

New learning opportunities specially designed for adults to build self-confidence, widen horizons and help progress at work.

  • Return to learn
  • Women's lives
  • English for you

No exams to take!

  • Each course consists of a series of weekly study sessions and a weekend school.
  • They are provided free of charge for UNISON members only.
  • UNISON will pay travel expenses and help with costs related to childcare or a dependant.
  • UNISON also pays all the costs of the weekend school.

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