Higher learning at Work is about ways to progress in your learning. Higher learning is for everybody, and many opportunities are suitable for workplace learning. Traditional entry requirements may not be necessary – your life and work experience will make a difference, and you can learn about higher level study skills as you go along. It is not all about qualifications, you can also do small chunks of learning as CPD (Continuing Professional Development) to bring your skills and knowledge up to date.
Unionlearn and its partners, the Open University, The Learning and Skills Improvement Service (LSIS), the National Careers Service (NCS), the Lifelong Learning Networks and the Sector Skills Councils have created a range of resources to help you to find out more about the different routes and pathways you can take through higher learning. The site gives access to information about funding available to make your learning more affordable and if you are a union member there may be special discounts and bursaries arranged through your union or unionlearn.
This site will be useful to you if you are a union member or a rep, and also to all other working adults interested in progressing to higher learning, including apprentices. If you are a workplace mentor, tutor or assessor or a Human Resources professional or training officer you will find a range of resources to help you to advise learners, and you can check out ways of working with unions to change lives through learning.
How to use this site
If you can’t find what you are looking for here, or decide what is right for you, the unionlearn learning and careers advice service can help you to find information and to make up your mind. Visit www.unionlearn.org.uk/uladvice or call 08000 929190 free from a landline.
If you are not a union member you can still use this free service which is operated by the National Careers Service.