Trade Union Representation

Learners who attend this module will be able to outline union rules, structures and services, and also demonstrate how policy and decisions are made. They will also improve their communication, negotiation and representative skills, and demonstrate an awareness of basic employment rights. The course will provide opportunities to discuss equality and diversity issues in the workplace and outline best practice for representing all members in order to strengthen workplace union organisation.

Entry requirements: You must be a SIPTU member and nominated to attend the course by your SIPTU Organiser. Normally you will have completed some Introductory or Basic training but we will recognise long service as a union activist instead.

Certification: This course can lead to a recognised qualification – Level 5 QQI minor award. It is also possible to combine this award with others towards a major award.

Support: All SIPTU College courses are taught by experienced tutors who combine their own trade union experience with appropriate academic qualifications. As a participant on a SIPTU College course you will have access to, an online portal through which you can access course notes, multimedia content, quizzes and links to relevant course material in order to reinforce classroom learning.

See our Learner Handbook for more details.