Regional Training 

GMB is at the forefront of the trade union movement in providing education and training for its representatives, branch officers and full-time officials.  Our extensive regional training programme offers a package of courses from induction and support training for new representatives to advanced training for more experienced representatives. 

Following your election you will be encouraged to attend a scheme of education and training aimed at enhancing your capabilities and skills as a GMB representative, emphasising organisation and recruitment.  This initial training will cover health & safety, legal rights in the workplace and equality issues. 

Under present legislation, your employer should give you paid release for this training.  You can then progress to more advanced training and education opportunities. Watch out for our full range of courses or email Colin Kirkham, National Project Director RERHSO for further details - [email protected] or Victoria Austin, Education Secretary - [email protected]

Vicky Austin and Colin Kirkham

Become a Workplace Rep

If you would like to become a workplace representative then click here to complete an application form. Further details on the role and responsibility of a workplace rep can be found in the GMB members’ handbook.

For further details contact GMB on 0345 337 7777


GMB Education Programme 2022.pdf

Universal Learning Offer

TUC Courses

Certificate in Employment Law for Trade Union Representatives Level 2 – Online

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GFTU Courses at Northern College.docx

TUC Courses

GFTU Education In Action.pdf 

TUC Yorkshire and the Humber

Because of the rules relating to the funding of Adult Education in England, some TUC Education Centres may only be able to offer places on courses to union reps from certain post code areas.

If a TUC Education Centre cannot accept your application for this reason, please contact your regional TUC Education Officer Adrian Toomey for assistance.   

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