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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 dedicate 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.



Hear from the WPR about our training


Residential Training Courses 2017


Title of Course


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

7 December

East of England (Barbara Narey)

RCM London Office

7 December

London (Francine Allen and Linda Allan)

RCM London Office

8 December

London (Liz Cummings)

RCM London Office

1 December

Midlands & East (Julia Ellis)

Education Resource Centre, Birmingham Women’s Hospital.

14 December

North East (Becky Banks)


6 December

North West (Liz Stubbs and Lesley Woods)

The Brain Charity, Liverpool

5 December

South Central/ South West (Julia Chandler)

RCM London Office

6 December

South East (Clare Morris)

RCM London Office

14 December

South West 

Women’s centre, Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital

7 December


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


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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