The essential courses for all new CWU activists.
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 Essential Skills Parts 1 & 2 need to be completed by students in a single academic year i.e. 1st August to 31st July. If someone has already completed the old Union Skills 1 course, the next course they need to apply for will be the Essential Skills Part 2 course.
This course is aimed at new workplace activists and representatives. During the course you will receive a thorough grounding in:
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. You do not need to have any qualifications or previous experience to attend this course.
Please note that this course attracts PAID RELEASE from most BT, Openreach, Parcelforce, Post Office Limited, ROMEC, O2 and Royal Mail Group.
The following Residential Essential Skills Parts 1 & 2 courses are currently scheduled to take place at the CWU Education and Training Centre at Alvescot Lodge. You should apply for both weeks at the same time.