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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 2017 are now open for bookings. More details about these courses can be found in the 2017 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.



Hear from the WPR about our training


Residential Training Courses 2017


Title of Course


12 - 15 June 2017

Getting the Best Deal for Members

Phoenix etc - Fire Station Training Centre), Gloucestershire

26 – 29 June

Introductory Stewards

Malmaison, Newcastle

3 -5 July

Learning Representatives Stage 1

Phoenix etc - Fire Station Training Centre, Gloucestershire

18-21 SeptemberIntroductory StewardsDunchurch Park, Rugby
25-28 SeptemberIntroductory Health and Safety repsPhoenix etc - Fire Station Training Centre), Gloucestershire

2 – 5 October

Getting the Best Deal for Members

Malmaison, Leeds

16 - 18 October 2017

Learning Representatives Stage 1

Malmaison, Newcastle

6– 9 November

Introductory Stewards

Phoenix etc - Fire Station Training Centre, Gloucestershire

13-16 NovemberGetting the Best Deal for MembersDunchurch Park, Rugby

27 - 30 November

Introductory Health and Safety reps

Malmaison, Leeds


MSW Advocate and Branch Officers Training Days 2017

London 29 September, 15 Mansfield Street

Leeds 3 October, The Studio

Regional training day dates




East Midlands and Yorkshire and Humber

(Lynne Galvin and Suzanne Miller)

Age UK, Bradbury Building

Mark Lane, Leeds, LS2 8JA

8 March, 12 June,          and

7 December

East of England (Barbara Narey)

RCM London Office

29 March, 8 June,

3 October and

7 December

London (Francine Allen and Linda Allan)

RCM London Office

15 March, 7 June,

7 September  and

8 December

London (Liz Cummings)

RCM London Office

3 March, 1 June,

1 September  and

1 December

Midlands & East (Julia Ellis)

Education Resource Centre, Birmingham Women’s Hospital.

 15 June, and

14 December

North East (Becky Banks)

Newcastle TUC,

Darlington fire station,

Carlisleand Middlesbrough

15 March, 8 June and

6 December

North West (Liz Stubbs and Lesley Woods)

The Liner Hotel, Liverpool, 

The Quaker Meeting House,  Liverpool

The Brain Charity, Liverpool

9 March, 13 June,


5 December

South Central/ South West (Julia Chandler)

Southampton, Salisbury, Portsmouth and RCM London Office

9 March, 20 June,

18 September and

6 December

South East (Clare Morris)

RCM London Office

16 February, 18 May,

14 September and

14 December

South West 

Women’s centre, Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital

16 March, 15 June,

14 September, 7 December


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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