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General Interest

Usdaw has several learning platforms where members can access a variety of general interest courses:

Litmos: A FREE learning platform for all Usdaw members, courses are being added all the time and cover subjects like, ICT, Coaching and Mentoring, Redundancy Support, Rep Skills, Safe Workplaces, and Mental Health from short 60 second burst of learning to full learning pathways. Sign up using the code: Usdaw1

Staff Skills Training: a vast array of CPD accredited courses that Reps and members can access online at a reduced rate. Course categories include ICT, Health and Well-being, Mental Health, Customer Service, Reps Skills, Business Admin; please explore the site to find out what is on offer.

Northern College: offer Usdaw members a series of micro bitesize courses that are accessible to Union members, courses offered include short courses in Maths, English, ESOL, ICT, Covid Awareness, Employability. Visit https://www.northern.ac.uk/courses/micro-courses/ for more information and remember to log that you are Usdaw when you enrol. 

alison.com is a provider of online courses some with certificates. It has a wide range of courses from humanities and management to leisure and sport.


Khan Academy hosts a large number of mainly video-led tutorials on a wide range of subjects.

YouTube have an educational channel which provides courses on many different subjects. You can also get help and advice of varying quality on almost any subject on YouTube itself.

bbc.co.uk has a platform that links learning to many of its programmes or current affairs covering a wide variety of topics.

E-careers offer fee paying courses on hundreds of different subjects. Usdaw members get a 10% discount (contact your Project Worker for details).

Take our Christmas quiz to celebrate the achievements of the Labour and trade union movement and learn why we should be looking forward to a happy new year.

If you have a question about learning please contact us.

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