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Trade Union Representatives Training

The BDA Trade Union Representatives Training Programme is a 4 day programme of learning which is structured to develop all of the basic knowledge and skills a BDA trade Union representative will need. The programme is delivered by TUC tutors and is accredited.

Due to current COVID-19 restrictions, the ​BDA ​Trade ​Union ​initial ​training ​course ​for ​Local ​TU ​Reps ​will be ​delivered virtually across four days until further notice, using ​e-learning ​packages ​structured ​to ​develop ​the ​basic ​knowledge ​and ​skills ​required ​to ​represent ​members ​effectively ​in ​the ​workplace. ​Trade Union training is free to attend.

This ​new ​program ​has ​been ​developed ​in ​conjunction ​with ​the ​TUC ​and ​is ​delivered ​by ​professional ​TUC ​tutors. ​It ​is ​essential ​that ​all ​Reps ​complete all four days of this ​​training ​in ​order ​to ​achieve ​accredited ​recognition ​status. ​Established ​TU ​reps ​are ​also ​encouraged ​to ​attend ​to ​refresh ​their ​skills. 

The BDA Trade Union also run a programme of one day Annual Representative Development Days in each Country and in each Region in England to update Trade Union Representatives on changes in Employment Law.

About the training

This ​BDA ​Trade ​Union ​initial ​training ​course ​for ​Local ​TU ​Reps ​is ​delivered virtually across four days, using ​e-learning ​packages ​structured ​to ​develop ​the ​basic ​knowledge ​and ​skills ​required ​to ​represent ​members ​effectively ​in ​the ​workplace. ​Trade Union training is free to attend.

This ​new ​program ​has ​been ​developed ​in ​conjunction ​with ​the ​TUC ​and ​is ​delivered ​by ​professional ​TUC ​tutors. ​It ​is ​essential ​that ​all ​Reps ​complete all four days of this ​​training ​in ​order ​to ​achieve ​accredited ​recognition ​status. ​Established ​TU ​reps ​are ​also ​encouraged ​to ​attend ​to ​refresh ​their ​skills.

Upcoming Training

Trade Union Representative Virtual Training - November 2020

The first virtual Trade Union Representative Virtual Training course is due to be held in November 2020. Due to places being very limited, this course is now full.

Information on future courses will be made available as soon as we can.

Expenses

For information and guidance on expenses please refer to the TU Expenses Guidance page (Members only) (https://www.bda.uk.com/union/representatives/trade_union_expense_guidance)