Trade Union Partners

The Skills Network have proudly partnered with Unite the Union, Britain’s largest trade union partner, to provide innovative online employee training via distance learning qualifications to Unite’s national member base of 1.42 million representatives.

We provide Unite’s members with government funded level 2 qualifications in their chosen subject areas, and as of June 2018, we have enrolled over 940 union members onto a nationally recognised qualification.

All courses are available through flexible distance learning content, which has allowed union members to complete their courses when and where they like. Union members are provided with the opportunity to enhance their vocational knowledge needed to excel in their career, be that in enhancing their current position, gaining a promotion, or starting a new job.

Don't just take our word for it

Jim Mowatt
Director of Education at Unite The Union

“The partnership we have with The Skills Network has been a massive success. It has enabled our members to access high quality learning opportunities from a trusted provider. Their dedication and encouragement ensures our members can get support and advice quickly, submit work and receive speedy feedback, and this has helped our achievement rates remain high. The wide range of courses offered also ensures that our members have a great choice of learning to meet both work and personal learning goals.”

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We have short courses too!

Our bespoke collection of CPD certified short courses are designed to support organisations with their training and development.

These courses can quickly equip staff with fundamental knowledge and are ideal for staff inductions, or they can support a wider change management initiative.

These courses can be purchased in bundles and provide an ideal collection of qualifications that can support existing internal training. Courses can be hosted in our intelligent, award-winning LMS ‘EQUAL’, which can help employers engage learners with competitively priced online learning resources.

The wide-ranging portfolio of courses we offer to trade union members allows for a wide variety of professional development opportunities.

Below are some examples of the vocational progression routes available to trade union members:

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Understanding Leadership CPD

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Leading and Motivating a Team CPD

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Level 2 Certificate in Principles of Team Leading

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ILM Level 3 Certificate in Principles of Leadership and Management

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Susan Little
Learning Representative at Unite

“The reason I completed the course was to help me in my current role as Unite Life Long Learning Representative. I would definitely recommend The Skills Network and their Level 2 Information, Advice or Guidance Course. Thank you The Skills Network!"