Role of the ULR Within the SCP Branches Judith Sullivan 2010
Introduction Explain who I am and what I have been doing. How many ULR members are there here tonight? JS to discuss how she is trying to motivate her branch: Questionnaire to identify learning needs. How many of you have done learning questionnaires? What is your opinion about the results?
Results of Questionnaire Buck Branch Members felt training was important for HPC registration. They would like to improve their computer skills. They wanted the opportunity to have study days and evening courses. They required help with their CPD portfolios.
Branch ULR Role Working with members and other union reps to improve learning opportunities and keeping them informed of training and courses. Offering information and support to members about learning issues. Helping individuals to overcome barriers which may prevent them getting involved in learning. Accessible to members to discuss any matters.
Personal Journey Benefit's Development of own Skills and Knowledge. Building Contacts and Networking. Development of a learning strategy. Using a systematic approach to problem solving . Personal Satisfaction. Downs Motivation of members is difficult unless regulation enforces it. Personal time is used, may result in loss of earnings as a private practitioner. Infringement on family commitments.
Dunstable College Interview with head tutor of Union Learn courses at Dunstable. Accessing the facilities of the college for the launch of Pebblepad and the Huddersfield modules. Basic computer training, leading on to more advanced courses for branch members. This is all free as long as at least 12 people register on each course. Poor interest might jeopardise the availability of courses. It may be necessary to build a network of adjoining branches from nearby locations to ensure full participation. A cost may be incurred for tutors, money to come out of branch funds.
Training Opportunities for Branches Pebblepad Launch November 2010 Trial format for CPD and electronic portfolio for 1 year. Encouraging: reflective practice and concurrent record keeping. Private and secure storage of files in one virtual box. Huddersfield Modules Launch January 2011 Distance Learning Access to University and Electronic Library including Cochrane and Athens. Modules include: Pharmacology, Wound Healing, LA, Practice Management and Audit and Research.
Training & Responsibilities of ULR Training 3 day Training (level 1) Learning needs Questionnaire Branch member Interviews Further opportunities include: Level 2 ULR; Diploma in Employment Law; Occupational Health and Safety. Responsibilities TUC Information gathering Reporting to senior ULR’s Acting on members behalf
TUC Southern and Eastern Education Teamwww.UNIONREPS.org.uk Befordshire: Central Bedfordshire College Dunstable. MushtaqArainmarain@dunstable.ac.uk Highways Agency, Manton Lane, Bedford. MushtaqArainmarain@dunstable.ac.uk Cambridgeshire: Huntingdonshire Regional College, Huntingdon. Simon Crisfordtucfirstname.lastname@example.org Essex: Westbury Centre, Barking. Alison Foster email@example.com Colchester: Colchester Institute, Centre for Trade Union Studies. Trisha Alford firstname.lastname@example.org Chelmsford: Chelmsford College, 1 Wells Street, Chelmsford. Trisha Alford email@example.com Greater London: College of Haringey Enfield and North East London, N15. Alison Foster firstname.lastname@example.org West Thames College, Isleworth, West London. Pam Singer email@example.com WEA, Clinton Street London EC2A. Becky Wright firstname.lastname@example.org Lewisham College, Deptford, London SE8. Rossina Harris email@example.com South Thames College, London SW15. Graham Peterson firstname.lastname@example.org Hampshire: Southampton City College. Sucha Sing email@example.com Kent: Red Star Learning Centre, Chatham.Rossina Harris firstname.lastname@example.org Maritime House, Dover. Rossina Harris email@example.com Norfolk: Norwich Trade Union Studies Centre, Norwich. Mark Hughes firstname.lastname@example.org Oxfordshire: Walton Street, Ruskin College, Oxford. Nigel Williams email@example.com Suffolk: Bury St Edmunds: Mar Hughes firstname.lastname@example.org Sussex: Sussex Downs College, Newhaven. John Nothardjohn.email@example.com Tbc, Hastings John Nothardjohn.firstname.lastname@example.org TbcWorthing. John Nothardjohn.email@example.com
Finally Education, achievements, understanding and personal attributes enhance an individual’s ability to successfully explore opportunities.