About Community Learn

Community believe access to learning is a basic right. Education builds confidence, self-esteem and dignity; the key to success in our changing working world, where flexible skills development is vital. Our Community Learn team are dedicated to supporting you access learning, training and education.

Learning is at the heart of everything we do…

Community has an in-house team of Learning Organisers, dedicated to working with members and employers to increase access to learning and training opportunities. Since establishing our learning and skills services, we have facilitated over 54,000 learning opportunities for Community members and other learners, and secured over £15.8 million of Government and European funding, to give members, their families and their local communities access to the best education, training and learning opportunities.

The Community Learn team helps to identify and train Union Learning Reps in Community’s workplaces. Click here to find out more about being a Union Learning Rep.

Please complete our survey so that we can identify your learning needs, take your ideas on board and tailor learning solutions.

We aim to transform the lives of Community members through learning.



Community Learn

What is good work?
Anna Mowbray - February 25th, 2021 | Reading Time: 3 minutes
Technology can make work safer, more interesting or more creative. But for some, technology makes work worse because of the social isolation, insecurity, or exploitation.
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The support to adapt to the future
Anna Mowbray - February 23rd, 2021 | Reading Time: 3 minutes
Every worker should have the freedom and the opportunity to get new skills. The world of work is changing. 80% of the people who will [...]
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How learning agreements transform workplaces
Lisa Francis - January 7th, 2021 | Reading Time: 2 minutes
Learning agreements are something that Community Learn have been negotiating for and implementing at workplaces for many years. But what is the importance and relevance [...]
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New learning and employment hub opened
Community - December 9th, 2020 | Reading Time: 2 minutes
Community Union and Preston’s College have signed a new partnership to establish our new Preston’s Community Learning and Employment Hub. Both partners will work together to [...]
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New online learning hub created
Community - November 9th, 2020 | Reading Time: 3 minutes
Community has joined forces with Aspire to form a Learning Partnership which opens up thousands of courses for Aspire employees and local people too. The [...]
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Community gets member online  
Mick Brightman - October 29th, 2020 | Reading Time: 2 minutes
Earlier this year Community member, Stuart Clarke, was made redundant from Barkers Shoes after twenty-five years of working at the company. Stuart’s years at the [...]
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Response to cuts to the Union Learning Fund
Community - October 19th, 2020 | Reading Time: 2 minutes
This month the government announced plans to cut the £12 million Union Learning Fund which supports workers to develop at work and reskill for new [...]
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Your skills, your future
Kate Dearden - October 14th, 2020 | Reading Time: 2 minutes
We know that prior to the pandemic, employers were facing skills shortages and that nationwide we faced a mismatch between the skills workers held and [...]
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Learning centre partnership inspires local learners
Community - June 5th, 2020 | Reading Time: 3 minutes
A successful learning centre partnership between the Community trade union and Sheffield’s ShipShape Health and Wellbeing Centre has engaged dozens of new learners over the [...]
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World Book Night – how to take part
Community - April 23rd, 2020 | Reading Time: < 1 minute
Community is encouraging members to take part in World Book Night. World Book Night is a national celebration of reading and books that takes place [...]
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