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Advanced Skills parts 1 & 2

The CWU’s training programme for activists, who have completed the Essential Skills Parts 1 & 2 courses (or the old Union Skills 1, 2 & 3).

These courses will be delivered with a combination of classroom based and online learning via CWU Left Click, over 12 days in total. There will be two days – Day 1 – online pre-course and Day 2 – bridging work/training, which will be supported via Branch ULRs locally, interspersed with two full 5 day weeks in the classroom either regionally or residentially.

The Advanced Skills Part 1 and 2 will have to be completed by students in a single academic year i.e. 1st August to 31st July.

This course is aimed at activists and those who are taking on leadership roles in the union. During the programme you will receive a thorough grounding in:

Week 1

  • Leadership skills
  • Advanced organising
  • Dealing with stress
  • Managing your time
  • Building an inclusive union
  • Dealing with the Media
  • Writing for the media
  • Campaigning Skills
  • Researching Skills
  • Presentational Skills

Week 2

  • Negotiating Skills
  • Approaches to negotiation
  • The language of negotiation
  • Research – Methods and Skills
  • Using Statistics and Bargaining information
  • Understanding Human Resource Management (HRM)
  • Human resource management in the workplace
  • Action Planning
  • Political Campaigning
  • Mentoring and coaching
  • NEC for the day

This course is designed to ensure that everyone gets the chance to participate fully through working in small groups, taking part in group discussions, role play and practical exercises as well as written assignments. You have to attend both residential weeks to complete this course.


Please note that this course attracts PAID RELEASE from most BT, Openreach, Parcelforce, Post Office Limited, ROMEC, O2 and Royal
Mail Group.