CWU Education & Training

There are five important things for living a successful and fulfilling life: never stop dreaming, never stop believing, never give up, never stop trying, and never stop learning.

Roy T. Bennett


The CWU has a proud history of offering some of the best in Union Industrial Relations training.

Since the closure of Alvescot Lodge in Oxfordshire, once the CWU’s own learning centre, courses are now available within regions and online. However due to the present climate of COVID, regional training centres may not yet be open and courses may be offered  online and in virtual classroom format.

Learning for Reps.

Want to get more involved with your union by becoming a Union Rep, then the first courses to be considered, are the “Essential Skills for CWU Reps, Parts 1 and 2”. After that there are a huge range of other courses to help you become fully qualified in the path you wish to take.

More details can be found here – CWU Education & Training: Activist Training

Your first port of call is our Branch Secretary – Steve Phillips – contact details are here.

Courses for Members

In addition to union related courses the CWU and its associates, offers its members courses on a variety of subjects from art, languages to IT. More details can be found here – CWU Education & Training: Courses for Members – Education

Get in touch with our Branch Learning Rep – Mick Bagnall – contact details are here.

Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.

Mahatma Gandhi


Other resources available.

The Open University provide Free Courses on many subjects, details can be found on their OpenLearn website.

Want to get involved with supporting the Right to Learn, then visit the Right2Learn website.

BBC My World Curriculum – The My World Global Curriculum series is aimed at 10 to 18 year olds and illuminates global challenges and inspiring stories impacting today’s youth. Through interviews with experts, celebrities, and teens around the world, this platform encourages responsible global citizenship and engagement. There are 10 videos and worksheets that you can share with your colleagues with appropriately aged children.

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