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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. These are currently on hold due to the present COVID-19 restrictions.

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 - March 2021

The next virtual Trade Union Representative Virtual Training course will be held on four days in March 2021, as follows:

  • Friday 5 March
  • Friday 12 March
  • Friday 19 March
  • Friday 26 March

Register here

Information on future Trade Union Representative training courses will be made available here once confirmed.

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)