Alvescot Lodge

Alvescot Lodge is home to the CWU Education and Training Centre

Set in beautiful rural surroundings in West Oxfordshire, Alvescot Lodge delivers a full programme of residential training year round to CWU Activists. It is also the administrative hub for our extensive regional training programme. We aim to create the perfect environment for learning at Alvescot, with dedicated teaching rooms, excellent ICT amenities, a trade union library, fully licensed bar, leisure facilities and accommodation for up to 30 guests.

Further information

For more information, download our guide or contact Maxine Todd, our Course Administrator.

EDUCATION & TRAINING PROGRAMME: AUGUST 2018 – JULY 2019

Listed below is the CWU Education & Training Dept. Alvescot Lodge Residential Education Programme for August 2018 – July 2019 which will assist branches in making necessary arrangements for students.

Applications for reps can be made at any time. Please note that courses that contain parts 1 and 2 are a single course and both parts must be applied for and completed within the same academic year.

Letters to Branches and notices on CWU websites and social media will be issued periodically giving more information about each course.

Successful applicants will not receive any paperwork until after the closing date for applications.

Reference to “TBC” (to be confirmed) denotes dates where courses will be scheduled that are currently subject to ongoing course development.

Subject to certain criteria, the majority of the courses listed below can be delivered at Regional Level via CWU Course Admin.

Additional support can be given where students encounter learning differences. For example, if individuals are dyslexic, additional resources, formats and aids are available. For more information, please contact the E&T Dept.

AUGUST

30 – 3 ESSENTIAL SKILLS PART 1 ALVESCOT

6 – 10 POSTAL AGREEMENTS & PROCEDURES ALVESCOT

13 – 17 INTRODUCTION TO HEALTH & SAFETY PART 1 ALVESCOT

20 – 22 MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS ALVESCOT

22 – 24 GRIEVANCE & DISCIPLINE ALVESCOT

22 – 24 FINANCIAL SECRETARIES/TREASURERS ALVESCOT

29 – 31 BANK HOLIDAY BRANCH SECRETARIES MODULE 1 ALVESCOT

SEPTEMBER

3 – 7 EMPLOYMENT LAW WEEK 1 ALVESCOT

3 – 7 OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH & SAFETY WEEK 1 ALVESCOT

10 – 14 EQUAL RIGHTS PART 1 ALVESCOT

10 – 14 UNION LEARNING REPS PART 1 ALVESCOT

17 – 21 ESSENTIAL SKILLS PART 1 ALVESCOT

24 – 28 INTERMEDIATE HEALTH & SAFETY PART 1 ALVESCOT

OCTOBER

1 – 5 INTRODUCTION TO HEALTH & SAFETY PART 1 ALVESCOT

8 – 12 ESSENTIAL SKILLS PART 2 ALVESCOT

15 – 19 ADVANCED SKILLS PART 1 ALVESCOT

22 – 26 POSTAL AGREEMENTS & PROCEDURES ALVESCOT

29 – 2 INTRODUCTION TO HEALTH & SAFETY PART 2 ALVESCOT

NOVEMBER

5 – 9 EMPLOYMENT LAW WEEK 2 ALVESCOT

5 – 9 OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH & SAFETY WEEK 2 ALVESCOT

12 – 16 ESSENTIAL SKILLS PART 1 ALVESCOT

19 – 23 INTRODUCTION TO HEALTH & SAFETY PART 1 ALVESCOT

26 – 30 INTERMEDIATE HEALTH & SAFETY PART 1 ALVESCOT

DECEMBER

3 – 7 TBC ALVESCOT

10 – 14 TBC ALVESCOT

17 – 21 CLOSED ALVESCOT

24 – 28 CLOSED ALVESCOT

JANUARY 2019

31 – 4 BANK HOLIDAY ALVESCOT

7 – 11 ESSENTIAL SKILLS PART 1 ALVESCOT

14 – 18 EMPLOYMENT LAW WEEK 3 ALVESCOT

14 – 18 OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH & SAFETY WEEK 3 ALVESCOT

21 – 25 POSTAL AGREEMENTS & PROCEDURES ALVESCOT

28 – 1 ADVANCED SKILLS PART 2 ALVESCOT

FEBRUARY 2019

4 – 8 INTRODUCTION TO HEALTH & SAFETY PART 2 ALVESCOT

11 – 15 INTERMEDIATE HEALTH & SAFETY PART 2 ALVESCOT

18 – 22 ESSENTIAL SKILLS PART 2 ALVESCOT

25 – 27 PUBLIC SPEAKING ALVESCOT

27 – 29 BLACK MEMBERS LEADERSHIP 1 ALVESCOT

MARCH 2019

4 – 8 ESSENTIAL SKILLS PART 1 ALVESCOT

11 – 15 EQUAL RIGHTS PART 2 ALVESCOT

11 – 15 UNION LEARNING REPS PART 2 ALVESCOT

18 – 22 ADVANCED SKILLS PART 1 ALVESCOT

25 – 29 EMPLOYMENT LAW WEEK 4 ALVESCOT

25 – 29 OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH & SAFETY WEEK 4 ALVESCOT

OCTOBER

1 – 5 INTRODUCTION TO HEALTH & SAFETY PART 1 ALVESCOT

8 – 12 ESSENTIAL SKILLS PART 2 ALVESCOT

15 – 19 ADVANCED SKILLS PART 1 ALVESCOT

22 – 26 POSTAL AGREEMENTS & PROCEDURES ALVESCOT

29 – 2 INTRODUCTION TO HEALTH & SAFETY PART 2 ALVESCOT

APRIL

1 – 5 ESSENTIAL SKILLS PART 2 ALVESCOT

8 – 12 INTRODUCTION TO HEALTH & SAFETY PART 1 ALVESCOT

15 – 16 BANK HOLIDAY CWU YOUNG WORKERS WORKSHOP ALVESCOT

24 – 26 BANK HOLIDAY MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS ALVESCOT

29 – 3 ESSENTIAL SKILLS PART 1 ALVESCOT

29 – 3 POSTAL AGREEMENTS & PROCEDURES ALVESCOT

MAY 2019

8 – 9 BANK HOLIDAY MANDATORY FAIR & EQUAL IN THE CWU ALVESCOT

13 – 17 ADVANCED SKILLS PART 2 ALVESCOT

20 – 24 INTERMEDIATE HEALTH & SAFETY PART 1 ALVESCOT

29 – 31 BANK HOLIDAY CHAIRING MEETINGS ALVESCOT

29 – 31 BRANCH SECRETARIES MODULE 2

JUNE 2019

3 – 7 ESSENTIAL SKILLS PART 2 ALVESCOT

10 – 12 WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP ALVESCOT

12 – 14 BLACK MEMBERS LEADERSHIP 2 ALVESCOT

17 – 21 INTERMEDIATE HEALTH & SAFETY PART 2 ALVESCOT

24 – 28 INTRODUCTION TO HEALTH & SAFETY PART 2 ALVESCOT

JULY 2019

1 – 5 POSTAL AGREEMENTS & PROCEDURES ALVESCOT

8 – 12 ESSENTIAL SKILLS PART 2 ALVESCOT

15 – 19 INTERMEDIATE HEALTH & SAFETY PART 2 ALVESCOT

22 – 26 INTRODUCTION TO HEALTH & SAFETY PART 2 ALVESCOT