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Workplace representative training

Workplace representative training

We provide free training on various employment relations issues in different venues around the country.

To understand the role of a workplace representative, click here, or download the so you want to be a workplace representatives booklet.

The workplace representatives residential courses for 2019 are now open for bookings. All our residential courses are delivered by a dedicated trainer from the TUC. More details about these courses can be found in the 2019 training brochure  please email wpr.training@rcm.org.uk to book your place. 

The TUC Education website https://www.tuceducation.org.uk/ also offers free online courses for Stewards/ Health and Safety reps and Learning Representatives  which will offer you the chance to discover more about your new role.

    Residential Training Courses 2019

    Introductory Stewards14-17 JanuaryMalmaison, Leeds
    Introductory Health and Safety28-31 JanuaryWyboston Lakes Training Centre, St Neots
    Learning Representatives Stage 111-14 FebruaryWyboston Lakes Training Centre, St Neots
    Getting the Best Deal for Members25-28 FebruaryMalmaison, Leeds
    Introductory Stewards11-14 MarchNovotelCentre Hotel, Edinburgh
    Activists Refresher Course25-28 MarchFire Services College, Moreton-in-the-Marsh
    Learning Representative  Stage 21-4 AprilHope Street Hotel, Liverpool
    Advanced Heath and Safety29 April-2 MayWyboston Lakes Training Centre, St Neots
    Getting the Best Deal for Members13-16 MayFire Services College, Moreton-in-the-Marsh
    Activists Good to Great (application only)21-23 MayWyboston Lakes Training Centre, St Neots
    Introductory Health and Safety3-6 JuneFire Services College, Moreton-in-the-Marsh
    Learning Representatives Stage 117-20 JuneHope Street Hotel, Liverpool
    Introductory Stewards8-11 JulyFire Services College, Moreton-in-the-Marsh
    Introductory Stewards9-12 SeptemberHope Street Hotel, Liverpool
    Introductory Health & Safety7-10 OctoberMalmaison, Leeds
    Advanced Health and Safety28-31 OctoberHope Street Hotel, Liverpool
    Getting the Best Deal for Members4-7 NovemberMalmaison, Leeds
    Introductory Stewards18-21 NovemberWyboston Lakes Training Centre, St Neots

    Regional Training Days 2019


    London – Liz Cummings

    RCM HQ Mansfield Street, London

    5 March4 September5 December
    East of England – Barbara Narey14 March - The Disability Resource Centre, Dunstable18 September - Education and Conference Centre, Arthur Rank Hospice Charity, Cambridge13 December -RCM HQ Mansfield Street, London

    East Midlands, Yorkshire and Humber - Lynne Galvin and Suzanne Miller 


    20 March 

    Age Concern Leeds

    20 June 

    Jurys Inn Sheffield

    17 September 

    Jurys Inn Sheffield

    South East  - RCM HQ Mansfield Street, London - Ann Fordham20 March19 September 12 December

    West Midlands – Julia Ellis

    Education Resource Centre, Birmingham Women’s Hospital

    12 March 2 July10 December
    North West- Liz Stubbs and Lesley Wood12 March - The Studio, Manchester3 September - Quaker Meeting House, Liverpool3 December - The Studio, Manchester
    South Central -Gabby Dowds-Quinn8 March - Royal Hampshire County Hospital12 September - Mercure Newbury Elcot Park6 December - RCM HQ Mansfield Street, London

    London – Linda Allan 

    RCM HQ Mansfield Street, London

    14 March11 September4 December

    North East - Jane Harker

    Copthorne Hotel, Newcastle

    11 March17 June 9 December
    South West – Julia Chandler15 March - Seminar Room 2, Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital10 June - Mercure Bristol North The Grange Hotel

    12 Sept -

    Exeter Racecourse

    4 December - Seminar Room 2, Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital

    MSW Advocate and Branch Officer training 2019

    Date and VenueTraining Day
    6th February 2019 , The Studio, LeedsMSW Advocates Stage 2
    12th February 2019, Copthorne Hotel, NewcastleBranch Officers
    24th April RCM London OfficeMSW Advocate Stage 1
    25th April 2019, BristolBranch Officers
    10th July 2019, RCM London OfficeMSW Advocate Stage 2
    14th October 2019, The Studio LeedsMSW Advocate Stage 1
    15th October 2019, The Studio LeedsBranch Officers
    2nd December 2019, RCM London OfficeBranch Officers

    To book on a workplace representatives training course, please email: wpr.training@rcm.org.uk  or call RCM Connect on: 0300 303 0444.

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