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. The programme consists of a two day residential course, with a pre attendance module to complete. Then there is a further two day residential course two weeks later. Then modular work to do back in the workplace to complete the course programme. It is essential that representatives complete the whole programme.
TU training is held in March, May/June and October each year, at a trade union education centre.
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.
The BDA Trade Union initial training course for Local TU Reps is delivered in a blended learning format. There is a mix of pre-course, residential classroom based, and 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. Onsite accommodation is provided and travel expenses are covered by the BDA.
This new program has been developed in conjunction with the TUC and is delivered by professional TUC tutors. The residential element of the course comprises 2 days with a 2 week break for e-learning followed by further 2 days in the classroom. It is essential that all Reps complete the new training package in order to achieve accredited recognition status. Established TU reps are also encouraged to attend to refresh their skills.
Trade Union - Representative Training - March 2020
This course is held on Monday 9 and Tuesday 10 March, and then on Monday 23 and Tuesday 24 March and open to all local BDA TU Reps.
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)