TUC Union Reps Stage 1 Courses Manchester | Trade Union Education | Part time

TUC Union Reps Stage 1

Qualification type: Certificate Location:
Subject area: Level: 1
Leaflet Number: 1706 Course Code: CR6958-2
Awarding body: National Open College Network (NOCN)
Academic year: 16/17 Course status: Running
Awarding body: 
National Open College Network (NOCN)
Qualification type: 
Subject area: 
Trade Union Education
St John's Centre

What's the TUC Union Reps Stage 1 course about?

The Manchester College is an accredited provider of TUC Education courses for union reps. Stage 1 is the first part of TUC training for workplace union reps and stewards.

The course helps reps to:
- Understand the role of the union rep
- Find information about member's rights
- Develop skills and confidence in the union rep role
- Introduction to employment law
- Understanding organisations
- Representing members

The course is assessed by portfolio and tutor assessment.

What will I be able to do after I've completed this course?

On successful completion you can go on to the Union Reps Stage 2 (Stepping Up) course in addition to other TUC programmes.

What qualifications or experience do I need to do this course?

You must be authorised by your organisation to attend the course.

Which qualification will I be awarded if I successfully complete the TUC Union Reps Stage 1 course?

On completion of the course you will be awarded the NOCN Level 1 Certificate for Trade Union Representatives (Stage 1).


Part time (day)

Course length

10 Week(s)

Weeks per year


Hours per week


As the definition of full time and part time can vary from course to course, please check with the tutor as to the exact number of hours study each week this course will entail.

How much will the course cost me?

You can call our Course Enquiry Team on 0161 203 2100 for details of the fees for this course.

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