Advanced Skills For Reps – Part 1

The CWU’s training programme for activists, who have completed the Essential Skills Parts 1 & 2 courses.

This course is aimed at activists and those who are taking on leadership roles in the union.

This course is delivered with a combination of classroom based and online learning.

During the programme you will receive a thorough grounding in:

  • Workplace Map
  • Course Project: ‘Working Lives’
  • Organising & Mobilisation Theory
  • Anger, Hope, Action
  • Using Social Media to Organise
  • Organising: Your Role
  • Building an Inclusive Union
  • Getting Our Message Across
  • The Art of Persuasion
  • Researching Employment Law
  • Reviewing Campaigns
  • Planning to Campaign
  • What Is Leadership?

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.


Click here to access pre-course activities for this course.

Click here to access learning resources for this course.

NB The resources are password protected. Please contact if you are enrolled on this course but haven’t received a password.