LRD Booklets August 2011

Learning and skills at work - a guide for trade unionists

Introduction (554 words)

Once again the skills, learning and training landscape, and government funding for skills and further education (FE), have changed. The ...
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1. The Skills Challenge (1,696 words)

The 2006 Leitch review was launched in response to concerns over the ability of the UK to compete in increasingly globalised markets because of poor ...
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2. Skills for sustainable growth — the government’s skills strategy (3,752 words)

In November 2010, the government published its adult skills strategy, Skills for sustainable growth, together with details of the funding plans for ...
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3. Apprenticeships (4,045 words)

Unions have welcomed the approach of the coalition government in putting apprentices at the heart of its skills policy and recognising the role of ...
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4. The role of trade unions in skills and learning opportunities (3,630 words)

Trade unions have a powerful role in promoting learning and skills in the workplace, and in their local communities in many cases, through the ...
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5. The law on learning and training at work (958 words)

Union learning representatives (ULRs) were given statutory recognition in the Employment Act 2002. Section 43 of the Act introduced a new right for ...
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6. Learning and skills organisations (1,370 words)

Unionlearn is the TUC’s skills and education arm and has a huge amount of useful information, advice and guidance, including downloadable ...
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