All face to face representative training is currently suspended until further notice.

A tailored online delivery of Union Representative Training Part 1 and 2 and Freelancer (Reps 1) Training are available and are extremely popular. Currently all programmes are fully booked until end of July.

A limited summer online programme for all 3 courses will operate during the month of August with a more expansive Autumn programme available from September.  

If you wish to express an interest in attending any of the online courses, please can you ensure that your organiser/official has authorised your application and submit your email via

[email protected]


Your full name

Membership number

Contact email address (which you currently use)



BECTU rep's courses will give you the skills and knowledge you need to support our members and help make your own workplace a better and fairer place to work.


Your rights to time of for training

If you have been appointed as a BECTU workplace representative then you may be entitled to paid release to undergo training for the role (please check with head office). For more information please follow the links below.
Time off for union training (guide for reps)
Time off for trade union duties and activities


The main core programme 2020

Background information

The core programme is run at the union's head office in Clapham but we can also run courses around the country where there is sufficient demand and local reps request them. Please ask us about this.

Please email [email protected] for anything to do with booking a place, arranging travel and accommodation or if you have special requirements to enable you to attend. Lesley will also route any queries you may have about course content/suitability.