South West NASUWT

Training with the NASUWT

National and Regional Education and Training Courses

Your entitlement to time off work for trade union training:

Officials of recognised trade unions are entitled to paid time off from work for trade union training. Section 168(2) of the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992 states that an employer must permit trade union representatives to take time off during their working hours for the purpose of undergoing training in aspects of industrial relations. For NASUWT Representatives, courses must be approved by the NASUWT or TUC.

Please see below for the schedule of training courses in the South West. These training courses will run at the South West Regional Centre in Exeter (unless otherwise specified) and are free to members. Travel expenses are reimbursed and lunch/refreshments are provided. Please see Time Off For Training for details on release for Trade Union activity.

If you would like to book on a course you can via the National website Book a course or by contacting the South West Regional Centre 01392 822500 or

South West Regional Centre training courses September 2018 – July 2019


Reps Stage 1 5/6 November 2018 AF004RSW18
Reps Stage 1 5/6 February 2019 AF001RSW19
Reps Stage 1 3/4 April 2019 AF002RSW19
Reps Stage 1 4/5 July 2019 AF003RSW19
Reps Stage 2 20/21 November 2018 AG002RSW18
Reps Stage 2 20/21 March 2019 AG001RSW19
Reps Stage 3 – Casework 4/5 March 2019 LA001RSW19
Reps Stage 3 – Negotiation 15/16 May 2019 LB001RSW19
Reps Stage 4 – Casework 19/20 June 2019 LC001RSW19
Advocacy 8/9 July 2019 BD001RSW19
Organising & Recruiting Local Secretaries 4 October 2018 BF001RSW18
Supply Teachers’ Safeguarding 24 October 2018 AM & PM MY003/4RSW18
Train & Accredit NASUWT courses 14/15 November 2018 BO001RSW18
Mental Health First Aid 26/27 November 2018 DM001RSW18
Caseworkers Briefing 30 November 2018 LX003RSW18
Behaviour Management 4 December 2018 DG002RSW18
Organising in the Local Association 10/11 December 2018 LE001RSW18
Dignity at Work 15/16 January 2019 DJ001RSW19
Caseworkers Twilight session 29 January 2019 (5pm – 7pm) PX001RSW19
Discrimination 11 February 2019 VO001RSW19
Supply Teachers Network Seminar 19 February 2019 LY001RSW19
Caseworkers Twilight Support session 12 March 2019 (5pm – 7pm) PX002RSW19
Behaviour Management (two day course) 14 March 2019 – Day 1, 13 June 2019 – Day 2 EG001RSW19
Development course for Women 30 March 2019 BC001RSW19
Caseworkers Briefing 30 April 2019 LX001RSW19
Working Assertively 23 May 2019 FA001RSW19
Casework Briefing 10 June 2019 LX002RSW19
Mental Health First Aid – half day 28 June 2019 (10am – 1pm) EM001RSW19


For more details about courses organised on a national basis go to training with the NASUWT.