Inspire2Learn with GMB

Do you fancy increasing your knowledge of English, want to improve on your Mathematics, rusty with IT? As a GMB member we can help.

Based in the Midland & East Coast Region, our Life Long Learning project Inspire2Learn assists GMB members in learning opportunities, and to discover and develop their talents.

Working alongside your local Union Learning Reps (ULRs), we can offer a variety of courses, to up-skill you, to develop the skills you have and to increase your knowledge.

This website is a 'one-stop shop' for your learning needs.

Not a GMB member, not a problem! Joining online is easy, and we may even have reps in your workplace.

The Learning Journey

  • The Learner

    Wants to learn, to discover and develop their talents. Maybe it's a course suited to their work, or something outside of their daily job. Learning starts with the learner and each learner's journey is different.

  • The ULR (where present)

    The Union Learning Rep (ULR) talks to and assess the learners needs, helps find courses, works on learning agreements with employers and supports learners on their "learning journey". In the absence of the ULR, the Inspire2Learn Project Team fulfil this role.

  • The Employer

    The company or organiser the learner works for. Working with the ULR embed learning into collective bargaining agreements or setting up a standalone learning agreement. Allowing learners paid release to develop their talents.

  • The Learning Provider

    Working with the ULRs to develop courses for learners, supporting the learners throughout and guiding them to their qualification.

The GMB Inspire2Learn Project attempts to bring all four elements above together. The Project Workers are working with a variety of different Learning Providers, sourcing courses and locations for various different courses, at different levels.

As part of one of the UKs biggest Trade Unions, GMB, the project works with reps all over the London Region, encouraging reps and members to step up as ULRs, to ensure sustainable Union Learning way into the future.

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