Tuesday, 17 May 2011

Scottish Union Learning Dyslexia Guide

Scottish Union Learning, in conjunction with the STUC and affiliated trade unions, has been working to facilitate provision and support for adults in employment who want to improve their Everyday Skills. Many of these adults are facing increasing demands in the workplace, while others want to improve their skills for their own personal development.
Union Learning Reps (ULRs) play a key role in workplace learning. The STUC Dyslexia Group was established to develop guidance for ULRs in Scotland to help them support and signpost people who may have dyslexia, and also to promote a “dyslexia-friendly” workplace. Membership of the STUC Dyslexia Group consists of representatives from various affiliated unions, Scottish Union Learning, the STUC Disabled Workers’ Committee, Dyslexia Scotland and Dyslexia Scotwest. In addition to developing this guide, the Group has also organised dyslexia awareness sessions for unions, employers and employees.
Please note that this guide was designed to help ULRs support and signpost people in the workplace who may have dyslexia, and to encourage them to contact relevant organisations that can provide the expertise required. The guide is not designed to replace any existing support offered by these organisations.

RMT Project Worker has copies of this guide for ULRs 

Please download the Dyslexia Guide file here:
Dyslexia Guide (This may take a moment to download.)

Monday, 16 May 2011

Lifelong Learning Opportunities in Maths and English

Have you ever thought about moving forward with your career ?
Which qualifications do you think would help most ?

Qualifications in English and Maths are be the ideal starting point when thinking about career progression.
Whether you are working in retail operations, on deck or in the engine room these opportunities could be the chance for you to become involved in lifelong learning.
RMT Learning is offering all employees the chance to take up Maths and English to the level of SCQF level 4 (standard grade)       
Courses will be delivered by online distance learning with full tutor support, this will give employees working shifts the opportunity to participate. Other methods of distance learning may be considered.

For more information please contact your ULR or
Dan Henderson, Project Worker, Tel No. 0781402247 or Email d.henderson@rmt.org.uk         

Scottish Union Learning News Spring 2011

Download the Spring edition of the Scottish Union Learning News.

Live & Learn - Spring 2011

Friday, 13 May 2011

Highlands & Islands Conference 2011

The 4th Scottish Union Learning Highlands & Islands ULR Conference, “Union Learning: Shaping the Better Way” takes place on Friday, 10 June 2011 in Eden Court Inverness. The Conference, funded through the European Social Fund, is aimed at Highlands and Islands ULRs and union members interested in union-led learning.
The conference programme is available by clicking here