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Trade Union Representatives Training

The BDA Trade Union Representatives Training Programmes are four day programmes of learning which are structured to develop all of the knowledge and skills a BDA Trade Union representative will need. The programmes are delivered by TUC tutors and are accredited.

We are pleased to announce that the ​BDA ​Trade ​Union ​Representatives Training Programmes for 2022 ​will be ​delivered in-person across four days.


The ​programmes ​have ​been ​developed ​in ​conjunction ​with ​the ​TUC ​and ​are ​delivered ​by ​professional ​TUC ​tutors. ​It ​is ​essential ​that ​all ​Reps ​complete all four days of the Stage 1 ​​training ​in ​order ​to ​achieve ​accredited ​recognition ​status. ​Established ​TU ​reps ​are ​also ​encouraged ​to ​attend ​to ​refresh ​their ​skills. Trade Union training is completely free to attend.

 

UPDATE - We will be running Stage 2 training courses for experienced BDA Local TU Reps in 2023. You would need to have completed Stage 1 TU Rep training since November 2016. Please email us at tusecretary@bda.uk.com if you have any queries about this course.

About the training

Stage 1

The ​BDA ​Trade ​Union ​initial ​training ​course ​for ​Local ​TU ​Reps will be delivered in-person across four days. Trade Union training is free to attend.

This ​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.

 

Stage 2

The ​BDA ​Trade ​Union Stage 2 ​training ​course ​for ​Local ​TU ​Reps will be delivered in-person across four days. Some of the subjects covered include:

  • Dealing with Bullying and Harassment
  • Reasonable adjustments
  • Dealing with Stress
  • The contract of employment
  • Resisting contract amendments
  • Industrial Action
  • Rights to Information
  • Employment Tribunals and the role of ACAS

This ​program ​has ​been ​developed ​in ​conjunction ​with ​the ​TUC ​and ​is ​delivered ​by ​professional ​TUC ​tutors. ​It ​is ​essential ​that ​Reps ​complete all four days of this ​​training. Trade Union training is free to attend.

Upcoming training

Trade Union Representative Stage 1 Training

The next Stage 1 Training courses will run on the following dates:

  • Monday 13 - Thursday 16 June 2022 (held at Wortley Hall, South Yorkshire)
  • Monday 3 - Thursday 6 October 2022 (held at BDA Offices, Birmingham)

Book on the June course here

Book on the October course here

 

Trade Union Representative Stage 2 Training

The next Stage 2 Training courses will be run in 2023, please check back here for any updates.

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)