The GFTU Educational Trust offers:

  • a wide range of generic and customised courses

  • most courses are fully accredited

  • a series of grants and scholarships to assist on a number of specialised courses

  • progression through a ladder of courses from basic introductory up to full-time degree level


    More detail about the GFTU's courses can be found here.

Young Mmebers Development Weekend 1

New Courses

The GFTU Education team have created 10 courses that we hope you will find informative and that they will help provide you with the skills and knowledge to become a more confident activist.

We are committed to providing a well-rounded knowledge base of education to our respected family of affiliates and their much valued members at all times and especially during these testing times.

Together, Stronger! Together We Rise!

1   Coronavirus (UK). (Found under Government) 2   Information Security. (Found under Foundation Skills) 3   Data Protection (Core). (Found under Foundation Skills) 4   Remote Working. (Found under Foundation Skills) 5   Mental Health Awareness. (Found under Foundation Skills) 6   Introduction to Health & Safety. (Found under Foundation Skills) 7   Equality In The Workplace. (Found under Foundation Skills) 8   Disability and Discrimination. (Found under Government) 9   Learning to Learn. (Found under Government) 10 Assertive Communication. (Found under Government)

Please follow this link to access:-

CREATE NEW ACCOUNT OR LOG IN IF A RETURNING USER. THOSE WHO HAVE HAD AN ACCOUNT PREVIOUSLY AND HAD A COURSE IN PROGRESS OR COMPLETED YOUR ACCOUNT IS STILL RELEVANT AND LIVE. ALL OTHERS HAVE BEEN DELETED (SITE HOUSEKEEPING). Should you have any technical difficulties with creating an account or logging back in as a returning user please contact the Learning Pool Support Desk. It is fully functioning and available 7 days a week (Monday to Friday 8am - 8pm. Weekends and Bank Holidays 9am - 5pm). Please contact via email  or via telephone 0845 074 4114 To find out more about Learning Pool contact: Mark Robinson (GFTU Education Administrator). E-mail:

Education Events and Deadlines

October, 2020

29Oct10:30 am2:30 pmUnion Finance Officers Meeting

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Download an application form for our courses here.

Download an application form for Young Members' Development Weekend here.

Please note that if you are applying for a course based at Northern College, the correct application form can be found here.


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Find out more about the GFTU e-learning platform called Learning Pool for Union members and the staff that support them.