Education and Training

The BFAWU has a long tradition of training its representatives and promoting education generally throughout the industries which it is involved with.


With financial help provided by governmental funds, we have established a number of projects to assist workers in accessing learning and achieving qualifications in many varied subjects. Through our network of Union Learner Representatives and our full time Learning Project staff, we can help those who want and/or need to further their learning to better themselves both in and out of the workplace. For more information, please contact:


Your National Union Learning representatives are elected by each Region (Rule 14.3). Your current Committee are:

Region 1:

Region 2: Chris Hucker    

Region 3: Karen Plassom

Region 4:

Region 5: John Wake and Kasia Damek

Region 7:


Through our partnership with the General Federation of Trade Unions, we provide a range of training for our lay representatives. Courses are for Health & Safety Representatives; Shop Stewards; Branch Officials; and Union Learner Representatives. To find out which courses are currently available, please visit the events section of our website.

To apply for any of these course, please complete the online application form via the GFTU ET website.