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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 2018 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 2018 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 2018

    29 January – 1 FebruaryIntroductory StewardsWyboston Lakes, Bedfordshire 
    26 February - 1 MarchGetting the Best Deal for MembersAbode Hotel, Chester
    12-14 MarchAdvanced Health and SafetyMalmaison, Liverpool
    19-22 MarchIntroductory Health and SafetyWyboston Lakes, Bedfordshire 
    16-19  AprilIntroductory StewardsMalmaison, Liverpool
    30 April – 3 May Activists Refresher courseFire Services College, Moreton-in -the-Marsh
    14-17 MayGetting the Best Deal for MembersAbode Hotel, Chester
    4-7 JuneIntroductory StewardsMalmaison, Leeds
    18-20 JuneLearning Representatives stage 1Fire Services College, Moreton-in -the-Marsh
    2-4 JulyLearning Representatives stage 2Abode Hotel, Chester
    24-27 SeptemberIntroductory Health and SafetyWyboston Lakes, Bedfordshire 
    1-4 OctoberGetting the Best Deal for MembersMalmaison, Leeds
    15-18 OctoberIntroductory StewardsMalmaison, Liverpool
    22-24 OctoberLearning Representatives stage 1Wyboston Lakes, Bedfordshire 
    5-8 NovemberGetting the Best Deal for MembersFire Services College, Moreton-in -the-Marsh
    19-22 NovemberIntroductory StewardsMalmaison, Leeds

    Regional training day dates 2018




    East of England (Barbara Narey)

    23 February RCM London Office

    14 June

    MSE Meeting Rooms, 103a Oxford Street, London W1D 2HG

    19 September RCM London Office

    07 December RCM London Office

    London (Liz Cummings)

    7 March RCM London Office

    01 June RCM London Office

    04 September RCM London Office

    05 December RCM London Office

    North West (Lesley Wood and Liz Stubbs)

    06 March Liverpool Quakers

    06 June Manchester Friends Meeting House

    06 September Manchester Friends Meeting House

    04 December Liverpool Quakers

    North East ( Rebecca Banks)

    05 March Newcastle

    04 June York

    6 September


    03 December Middlesbrough

    London (Linda Allan) 

    06 March            RCM London Office

    06 June              RCM London Office

    13 September RCM London Office

    06 December RCM London Office

    West Midlands (Julia Ellis)

    13 March Education Resource Centre, Birmingham

    20 June Education Resource Centre, Birmingham


    08 November Education Resource Centre, Birminghame

    East Midlands, Yorkshire and Humber (Lynne Galvin & Suzanne Miller) 

    21 March              Age UK Leeds


    12 September

    The Studio Leeds

    13 December Age UK Leeds

    South East 


    14 June 

    MSE Meeting Rooms,              103a Oxford Street, London W1D 2HG

    20 September RCM London Office

    13 December RCM London Office

    South Central (Gabby Dowds- Quinn)

    20 March

    Newbury Racecourse, 

    21 June 

    The Union Building, Southampton

    20 September

    Maternity Meeting Room, Reading

    05 December

    RCM London Office

    South West (Julia Chandler)

    7 March

    Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital

    6 June

    Mercure Southgate Exeter

    12 September

    Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital

    14 December

    Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital



    7 February

    16 May

    23 May  (North Wales)

    12 September

    5 December

    Northern Ireland

    27 February

    17 May

    13 September

    6 December

    Branch Officer Training

    7 June


    11 June



    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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