The English Project
The BFAWU Love Learning team work across England supporting learning from Entry Level 1 to Level 2 with a whole host of courses available to suit almost every interest and skills need. We promote lifelong learning and use several approaches to engage people, for example; open days; newsletters; and promoting past successes with case studies.
We enable workers to access education, training and skills by working with businesses on all levels. It may be Human Resources and upper management who look at timings and release but, it is the ULRs and branch officials who are at the forefront of promoting and delivering learning opportunities to their branches by working with them, raising awareness of the value of learning and the opportunities it can bring to the business and the learners.
The Union Learning Representative role has been incorporated into the rule book under:
Rule 14 – Branch Management:
Rule 14.3 Each Branch may elect Union Learner Representatives. These Learner Representatives must complete a Union Training course In Learner Representative skills within 6 months of election.
ULRs are recognised as union representatives and have the same statutory rights as other union reps. They are allowed reasonable time off to train and perform their duties, and have protection against unfair dismissal on the grounds of their ULR work.
We also work with various training providers to ensure the learners are always getting the best quality training and education possible.
English and Math can be delivered within your place of work but due to the pandemic we have a provider who is able to deliver this service remotely.
The learning services team are all trained as mental health first aiders, if you need some help and support we are here to help! If you would like to learn more, we have several courses which could help you improve your understanding of all aspects of mental health, as well as a variety of other fully funded level 2 courses that are accessible online.
More information can be found on our website
We can provide training on ICT for a variety of levels. Learn My Way – this is an on-line basic course for those with a little knowledge of computers and helps explain how it all works and, most importantly, why. It takes you through using a mouse, keyboard, internet and emails, all the time getting you used to using the computer and building your confidence.
Please use our centre number on enrolment; this is: 3461643. https://www.learnmyway.com/
Information on higher levels can be found on our website.
Litmos Heroes is an on online platform with over 900 courses available ranging from 1 minute to 1 hour.
The course collection has a vast range of subjects, some including:
- Mental Health and Well-Being
- Personal development
- Diversity and Inclusion
- Conflict Management
- Customer Services
- Communication Skills
- IT Skills
- Interview Skills
There are many more courses available so enrol and take a look for yourself! To enrol contact your local Project Worker or email email@example.com
TUC Education’s eLearning modules are great resources to help reps keep up to date on key workplace issues. Here you will find short bite-sized modules (eNotes) and longer eLearning courses. Each eNote is a self-contained module that are made up of a mixture of text, video and quizzes; they last between 20 and 45 minutes and can be returned to as many times as you like. To access these courses please register on https://www.tuceducation.org.uk/index.php
We’re here to help. The BFAWU Learning Services are here for you if a redundancy situation arises and we cover all shifts and geographical areas of England.
For more information on everything we have to offer, please visit our website at www.bfawulovelearning.org or follow us on Facebook – BFAWU Learning Services.