Training for reps

We have a variety of training courses for reps to help you thrive in your role. 

By taking one of these courses, which are free for all reps, you’re giving greater power to Prospect in your workplace. What’s more, you’ll be gaining a host of transferable skills which can help you develop in your career.

Courses are are available online and in person. Please speak to your organiser about your preference so we can run courses with the maximum attendance possible.

The list of courses we offer is below. If you would like to express an interest in participating in our training, please contact your Bectu official in the first instance.

Integral courses for new reps

If you’re a new rep, you need to start with one of the courses below.

Reps part 1: key skills for union reps

Reps part 1: key skills for freelancers

How to be an effective health and safety rep (not available for freelancers)

FAA branch training

Next steps

As a union rep, you can choose where you want to specialise. You can specialise in multiple areas if you like. When you have completed one of the integral courses listed above, you can choose one of the next steps courses below.

Reps part 2: handling personal cases (not available for freelancers)

Introduction to equalities

Bargaining for a sustainable workplace

Introduction to pensions

Public Speaking/ Getting ready for conference

Negotiation Skills

Bargaining for a mentally healthy workplace

Further training

We also have some advanced courses for Reps, so once you’ve completed a course from the next steps section above, you may wish to further your skills by attending any listed below.

Employment law

Pensions champions

Formal hearing training

Bitesize vocational training

Other courses available 

Please see further courses from the TUC  –  ensure the branch can accommodate the training with any possible costs and note facility time may not always be applicable.  The ACAS link will provide more details around facility time and if in doubt, please contact your full time officer.

TUC Online 

ACAS Guidance