CWU Learn

  The CWU believes that trade union education can transform the lives of working people for the better and is committed to providing all our members with opportunities to learn.

Lifelong Learning for CWU Members

To the CWU, Lifelong Learning is about our members having the opportunity to learn what they want, at a time and place that suits them and at the best possible cost. Lifelong Learning can range from improving your English, maths or computer skills, through to taking a degree and beyond. It may lead to a qualification or just be for the benefit of learning a new skill or subject. It could help you to progress at work, help your children with school work or develop your skills or hobbies.

Most of these courses are iformal. You work through them at your own pace and do not get a certificate at the end. But you will probably want to record the new skills that you have gained to show to your employer or others. Download and complete this CWU_CPD_Diary to keep a record of what you've learned.

Find your nearest learning centre or learning rep

Learning can be delivered in many ways; at a CWU learning centre, at a college, library or club, online, by correspondence, CD-ROM or even on TV. Our Union Learning Reps are trained to assist members find out the best options available and to give impartial and confidential information and advice. To find your nearest learning centre or ULR, please return to the Education homepage and click on your region on the map on the right hand side.

CWU Scholarship Fund
Trish Lavelle, 02 Jun 2016

No. 346/2016 1st June 2016 CWU Scholarship Fund calling for applications for the BA (Hons) International Labour and Trade Union Studies: Ruskin C...

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CWU Exchange Mentoring Scheme : Activists Supporting Activists
Trish Lavelle, 19 May 2016

No.306 /2016 18th May 2016 Dear Colleagues, CWU Exchange Mentoring Scheme : Activists Supporting Activists Calling all Women, BAME and CWU Y...

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CWU Photo Competition 2016
neil coleby, 24 Apr 2016

Digital Photography Competition 2016 The CWU Education & Training Dept are once again running our digital photography competition and we loo...

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Fair and Equal in the CWU - London
Neil Coleby, 22 Apr 2016

There will be a Fair and Equal in the CWU course run at the London Regional Office in Sycamore House, Sycamore St on Monday 20th June.  Branches ar...

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Education & Training Department at Annual Conference 2016
Trish Lavelle, 21 Apr 2016

As in previous years, we will be showcasing the work carried out by the Education & Training Department at our stall (stand number F8) in the e...

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CWU Exchange Mentoring - Activists Supporting Activists
Trish Lavelle , 01 Apr 2016

CWU Exchange is the CWU's own mentoring scheme designed to develop new activists through utilising the skills and experience of our more experience...

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An Introduction to Austerity and the British Economy
Trish Lavelle, 30 Mar 2016

CWU Education and Training and the Marx Memorial Library & Workers’ School Are pleased to offer the following short course aimed at CWU activ...

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URGENT – Union Skills 3 Course, 11 - 15 April 2016
N coleby, 29 Feb 2016

There are 10 places left on the Union Skills 3 course at Alvescot, from 11 - 15 April 2016.  Applications need to be submitted as a matter of urgen...

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ULRs - Delivering Learning
Neil Coleby, 27 Jan 2016

ULRs - Delivering Learning This new two day short ULR course has been developed to meet changing circumstances in education funding. It is specifi...

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CWU Left Click offers you the chance to develop new skills and learn at a time and place that suits you. 

On your phone, on your tablet on your computer. Left-Click is there for you whenever you need it. 

Be it training for union activists or learning for CWU members, Left-Click offers a growing list of courses. 

Watch how-to videos and presentations, complete online activities and get a certificate that you can print off for your records.

CWU Left Click: E-Learning when and where you want it.