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.

Please provide the following information:

  • Your full name
  • Membership number
  • Contact email address (which you currently use)
  • Branch
  • Employer (if applicable)

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

Further training

We also have some advanced courses for reps and advise that to do one of these courses that you do one course from each of the above sections first.

Employment law

Pensions champions

Formal hearing training