Please see below details of upcoming ICTU Training Courses for circulation to your Branch Committees and representatives.

Trade Union Representatives Stage 1

10 Fridays, 28/05/21 – 30/07/21

The 10 day course for union reps and shop stewards focuses on the essential information, employment rights and skills that will be needed in the workplace including understanding union structures, representing members, grievance and discipline and negotiation at work.

Certificate in Employment Law

10 Tuesdays, 25/05/21 – 03/08/21 (no class 13/07/21)

This course aims to deepen the understanding of concepts raised in the stage 1 course and providing guidance on the practical application and development of rep’s skills.

The course includes:

  • Employment Law for Trade Union Representatives
  • Negotiating Employment Rights at Work
  • Trade Union Approach to Employment Rights
Health and Safety Stage 1

10 Tuesdays, 25/05/21 – 10/08/21 (no class 29/06/21 & 13/07/21)

This course is suitable for new health and safety reps or elected reps who have not yet been trained. It will cover the essential knowledge of the role and skills including organising and an understanding of health and safety legislation and how this can be interpreted for the workplace.

All courses will be conducted via zoom, and will pay particular attention to Covid and how it is effecting workplace issues.

If you are interested in any of the courses above please return a completed application form by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ensuring you supply the email address you wish the Zoom invitation issued to. A training course application form and a special leave application are attached. It is also important that you seek time-off to attend from your employer at an early stage.

Confirmation of acceptance on your chosen course will be issued from ICTU.

Please note courses maybe subject to change.

Ciara McLeish
Personal Secretary

The October to December Training Programme is now available, click on the link below to download the programme/application form(s). There are many courses to choose from and something for everyone. Among the range of courses on offer over the Autumn term include: Negotiation and Communication Skills, Women in Leadership, Health and Safety, Trade Unions and Globalisation and Managing Grievances and Disciplinaries in the Workplace.