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Union Learning Representative Training

URL course
Midwives and MSWs at the Stage 1 ULR Course

As a ULR you are entitled to paid time off to undertake training to fulfil your role. 

The training will assist you to:


  • Develop your skills and knowledge about the role of ULRs

  • Build contacts within the RCM and with outside organisations

  • Find out what the RCM   policies are around learning

  • Integrate learning and skills in wider RCM activities and structures

  • Promote the value of learning and skills within the workplace

  • Identify RCM members learning needs

  • Support RCM members in managing their own learning

  • Represent the interests of RCM members

  • Use a systematic approach to problem solving

  • Develop a learning strategy incorporating equality for all

  • Work with other union reps on learning issues

  • Work with your employer to develop learning opportunities

  • Collect and record information

  • Find out about Government policies and programmes for learning and skills. 

  • Develop a personal progression route


During 2011 the RCM is holding a number of Stage 1 training courses (5 day residential and e-learning) for newly appointed ULRs and Stage 2 (2.5 days) training courses for ULRs who have previously attended Stage 1.

Residential Courses 

ULR Training - Stage 1 Intro Course (5 days)


10th - 14th October 2011, Eastbourne Centre - Eastbourne, East Sussex

ULR Training - Stage 2 (2.5 days)



If you wish to book onto a course please contact the ULR Team on T: 020 7312 3535 or e-mail ulr@rcm.org.uk