ULR training

Learning reps in schools where ATL has recognition have a statutory right to paid time off to attend courses and to carry out their role. ULRs complete a three-day accredited training course to equip them with the skills and knowledge to fulfill the role. The course covers:

  • the role and rights of the ULR
  • current issues in education
  • principles of CPD and lifelong learning
  • interviewing a colleague
  • performance management
  • building effective partnerships
  • negotiating learning and training.

ULRs specialise in advising and supporting members with their continuing personal and professional development. They work closely with school/college members and management to identify ways to improve access and quality of current provision, as well as source new opportunities. The role can include:

  • raising awareness and promoting the value of learning
  • providing information on learning
  • identifying learning needs
  • working with employers and partners to improve access to learning
  • monitoring quality of provision, and supporting equal opportunities in learning.
The role is accredited and ULRs complete a one-day course to equip them with the skills and knowledge to fulfil their role.


The ULR course will help you to:

  • develop your skills and knowledge about the role of ULRs
  • work with other ATL reps on learning issues to improve union organisation at your workplace
  • find out what ATL policies are around learning
  • promote the value of learning and skills within the workplace
  • identify members' learning needs
  • support members in managing their own learning
  • work with your employer to develop learning opportunities.

Who this course is for

This course is for new ATL union learning reps.


This course is free to union learning reps.

Course details

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