What is a Career Learning Representative?
Career Learning Reps (CLRs) are union representatives trained to support learning at work and to work with course providers and employers for the benefit of all:
- CLRs can provide initial advice and guidance to individuals and signpost them to educational organisations for additional support;
- They work to identify learning and skills needs in the workplace;
- They provide learning advice and guidance on the latest training initiatives and programmes;
- They secure equal opportunities in learning and training;
- Career Learning Representatives have statutory rights to carry out their roles.
What does a Career Learning Representative do?
The following gives an idea of the range of activities a CLR might be involved in:
- Give information and advice about learning and training opportunities;
- Identify learning and training needs;
- Promote and arrange training;
- Supporting learners;
- Consult with the employer about learning and training;
- Work with providers.
Training for Career Learning Representatives
For members interested in this new role current training courses are available to view in the Trade Union Training section of our website.