New Winter Course Programme

The following courses are being organised at Quorn Grange Hotel in Leicestershire as part of the GFTU’s annual Education for Action programme.

Please refer to the calendar for any updates as courses may be postponed or cancelled if there is insufficient uptake. Attendance and arrangements will be confirmed in advance.

Please complete the application form that is attached here to be received 30 days prior to the course date. This form must be signed by the responsible officer in your union.

If you require accommodation the night before an event, please book this directly with Quorn Grange Hotel 01509 412 167.

Unless otherwise stated day courses will commence at 10.00am and conclude around 4.30pm. Courses at Northern College are subject to separate timing arrangements.

Grievance and Disciplinary Training.

An intensive day’s introduction to the two procedures at the heart of the employment relationship. This will boost your understanding of these procedures and your confidence in dealing with them.

Course 1: January 8th

Course 2:  February 19th

New Union rep (stage 1) training.

A two day introduction to being an effective representative.

Course 2 – January 9/10 2020.

Experienced Union rep (stage 2) training.

Course 2 – 12/13 January

Combined rep (stage 1 and 2) training.

There are a number of spaces still available on the combined Stage 1 and 2 training course being run from 16th to 19th December. This is a fast track, intensive and popular course. To enquire whether there are still places available contact Mark Robinson the GFTU’s Education Administrator on 01509 410978 or e-mail

Cyber Crime.

Run by the GFTU in partnership with the Cyber Crime Unit of Leicestershire Police, these sessions are essential if you are concerned about personal and professional information and the threat of Cyber-crime which is endemic and penetrating the most secure finance systems; 

Monday 13th January

Friday 24th January

Health and Safety:

Delivered by experts from the British Red Cross.

First Aid.

Tuesday 4th February 9am-5pm

4-12 people

Manual Handling.

 3rd March commencing 9.30am, concluding 12 noon.

Fire Marshall training.

3rd March commencing 1.00pm, concluding 4.30pm.

Trade Union Management Programme

You are also able to book onto the individual modules of the current Trade Union Management Programme, being delivered in the Training suite at the GFTU National Office at Quorn Grange, the costs are;

£150      for members of GFTU Affiliated Unions

£220      for members of non-GFTU Affiliated Unions

The dates and themes of the upcoming sessions are:

18th November 2019: Management communication.

16th and 17th December 2019: Managing People.

27th January 2020: Coaching and mentoring in the Trade Union workplace.

16th and 17th March 2020: Financial Management.

20th April 2020: Managing a health and safe environment.                            

Training begins at 10.00am and concludes by 5.00pm.

Northern College Courses:

GFTU Shop Stewards Stage 1 3-7 Feb 2020

GFTU Developing Adult Learners 10-14 Feb 2020

GFTU Shop Stewards Stage 2 9-13 Mar 2020

GFTU Health & Safety Stage 1 16-20 Mar 2020

GFTU Negotiating Skills 30 Mar – 3 Apr 2020

GFTU Shop Stewards Stage 1 20-24 Apr 2020

GFTU Union Learning Reps 18-22 May 2020

GFTU Shop Stewards Stage 1 1-5 June 2020

GFTU Shop Stewards Stage 2 15-19 June 2020

GFTU Health & Safety Stage 1 6-10 July 2020

GFTU Health & Safety Stage 2 20-24 July 2020

To enquire about these learning opportunities contact the GFTU’s Education team on 01509 410978 or e-mail To book onto these courses please complete the above booking form and submit it to the GFTU as soon as it has been authorised by your Union.

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