Reps Part 1: key skills for union reps

This course is designed to welcome you as a Prospect rep and to introduce you to the skills needed to carry out your role.

We will help you to be an effective and confident union rep, build good relationships at work and build a stronger union organisation at local level. No previous training is needed.

Online via Teams or Zoom
Now booking for May 2024 onwards
4hrs (three sessions with activities in between)
Level 1, For new reps
You must attend the whole session
Book with your
Prospect organiser or Bectu official


Who is the course for?

Those nominated/elected/co-opted to be branch representatives.

No prior training is needed but a short induction/welcome is available from your organiser.

What will I learn?

  • What is a trade union?
  • The role of the rep
  • The structure of the union
  • The rights of a rep
  • How to increase membership

What attendees say

“I just wanted to say how much I enjoyed the course today and how useful it was. I’ve been working with a lot of organisations who are wrestling with moving their courses online and you guys are way ahead. And I particularly enjoyed how often you opened up the course for interactivity/discussion and personally I found your real world examples really brought the role of rep into focus.”