Return to Learn UNISON course starting in September in Accrington

Published August 4, 2016 at 12:41

Return to Learn course

 This course is FULLY funded by UNISON (including travel expenses/residential weekend costs) and is open exclusively to UNISON members. For both women and men, it is aimed at those who may have been away from learning for a long time or just feel they would like to do something new. The course develops confidence to try new things. This is very important in today’s constantly changing workplaces.

The course is run in a friendly and encouraging environment with the support of tutors who are experienced in working with adults. As well as gaining new skills and knowledge you will grow in confidence. On completion of the course you will receive certificates from UNISON and the Workers Education Association (WEA) and a letter stating the level you have achieved. There are no exams.

Please take a few moments to read the enclosed leaflet. If you are considering getting back into education and would like to find out more about this course, please complete and return the Enquiry Form or send an e-mail to

Women’s Lives Course

We will also be offering our ‘Womens Lives’ course which is an 8 week programme for our women members, starting in the new year. For further details and to find out about other learning opportunities in UNISON please visit or phone Tom on 07817 121 628.



Information Session

 We have arranged an informal information session where you can meet the course tutor, other UNISON members interested in attending, and find out more about the course. You will be able to ask any questions you may have. The information session will help you to decide whether or not the course could be for you.

The Return to Learn course comprises of; an information session, 12 study groups and a residential weekend (venue to be confirmed). We can also help towards the cost of childcare and dependants’ care. The dates are:


Information Session:

 Tuesday 27th September. Refreshments from 6pm. Meeting 6.30pm – 8.30pm  

 Venue: Hyndburn Borough Council, Scaitcliffe House, Ormerod Street, Accrington, BB5 0PF

Study Groups:

Sessions start on Tuesday 4th October, then every Tuesday for 12 weeks from 6pm – 8.30pm

Residential Weekend:

 Date to be confirmed

If you would like to come along to the information session I would be grateful if you could let me know as soon as possible by returning the Enquiry Form (back of the leaflet) or responding by email or phone.

We very much hope that you will decide to come along to the information session to find out more about this popular course, the course has been very beneficial to many UNISON members.

Yours sincerely

Tom Jenkins                                                 Louise Evans

Learning Organiser                                     Lead Union Learning Rep                    

Tel: 07817 121 628

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