Free Assessments

Skills Check is a free assessment tool.
You can find out what your level is in Maths, English and ICT.

Informal Learning

If you want to brush up on your skills, or want to get back into learning but don’t want to be tied down to a full accredited course.

This section is for you, there is a range of free informal learning that covers a wide range of subjects.

Courses in England

Free Level 2 accredited courses in a wide range of themes.

For people over the age of 19 who live in England.

Courses in Scotland

Free Level 2 accredited courses in a wide range of themes.

For people over the age of 19 who live in Scotland.


Courses in Wales

Free Level 2 accredited courses in a wide range of themes.

For people who live in Wales.


Courses / Workshops

Find out about the latest workshop and events hosted by  the URTU Learning project.

Union Workshops

Find out about the latest union training courses for elected Lay Reps.

Informal Learning

Find out about a wide range of informal learning.

Courses in England

Find out about courses available in England.

Courses in Scotland

Find out about courses available in Scotland.

Union Courses

Find out about courses available to union officials.




Skill Check is a free and easy way to complete an initial assessment in either maths, English or ICT (Information Communication Technology).

At the end of each assessment you will be informed of your score and given useful advice on further learning opportuities.

Getting started

New learners will need to register to use the tool, following the five simple steps.

Step 1. Select Register

Step 3. Select non-unionlearn from the drop down list

Step 5. Select your region from the drop down list

Step 7. tick the terms and conditions box and press register.

Step 2. Enter your contact details

Step 4. Select a URTU from the drop down list of unions

Step 6. Enter your postcode and employers name

You have now completed the enrolment process and can start your assessments.

User details and results are stored in a secure environment that can only be accessed by union administrators and members of the relevant unionlearn team.


Learning available in Wales

Level 2 distance learning courses available in Wales

We have the opportunity to be able to offer a certain number of level 2 courses free of charge.  These range from Business Administration, Team Leading through to Awareness of Mental Health Problems and Caring for Children and Young People.

If you are aged 19 or over and have lived in the EU for the past three years, you will be eligible to request to undertake these courses.

These courses are designed to be done in a learner’s own time and take around 8 to 12 weeks to complete.  Upon completion you will receive a certificate.

To find out further information regarding any of the courses or how to apply, please click on the following buttom and fill out the epresstion of interest form.



Mental Health First Aider Workshop – 2 Day Event

Mental health in the workplace is an increasingly important issue for trade unions. There is much stigma and discrimination around mental health and particularly mental ill health. These are issues of justice, equality and fairness – core trade union business.

Our two-day course qualifies you as a Mental Health First Aider.

Mental Health First Aiders have:

* An in depth understanding of mental health and the factors that can affect well-being

* Practical skills to spot the triggers and signs of mental health issues

* Confidence to step in, reassure and support a person in distress

* Enhanced interpersonal skills such as non-judgemental listening

* Knowledge to help someone recover their health by guiding them to further support – whether that’s self-help resources, through their employer, the NHS or a mix

These workshops will be taking place on the 9th & 10th May in Milton Keynes and Newport, they are open to all URTU Members.

To register your place please e-mail