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What is the Scottish Collective Learning Partnership ?

Scottish Parliament 2nd Dec No 3

The Collective Learning partnership brings together a number of unions and employers through Scotland committed to providing learning for Scottish Workers.

The partners include :-

Unions – ASLEF, CWU, Community, FBU, RMT, UCATT, Unite the Union, USDAW

Employers – Abellio Scotrail, MAHLE Engine Systems, Rolls Royce Inchinnan, British Aerospace (Shipyards), Scottish Fire and Rescue Service, Gemini Rail Service Ltd, Glasgow Life and NHS Tayside.

Some workplaces where courses have been delivered include: Rail Stations (Ayr, Dumfries, Stirling, Dundee and  Aberdeen) and Fire Stations (Ayr, Greenock and Hamilton).

Every year thousands of union members complete free, accredited learning in the workplace at shift friendly times.

This model is :

  • Taking the learning into the workplace.
  • Delivering at shift friendly times.
  • Using mobile internet linked laptops for course delivery.
  • Delivering using TUC tutors who are fully trained and qualified in dealing with adult literacies and core skills learning.

Steering Committees within the workplaces involved in the project have been instrumental in ensuring the delivery of the learning opportunities.  These committees have been made up of the Union Learning Representatives, Union Project Officers, Employers, and members of the Trade Union Education Centre.

Trade union members and non-traditional learners have benefited from the fact that courses delivered as part of this project have been delivered within the workplace.  This has helped to ensure that the learners are in familiar surroundings with their work colleagues.

This website describes some of the course that are currently available. Additional courses can be arranged and delivered on demand, please click here to ask us about a custom course.

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