PDA Trade Union Organising For Lifelong Learning

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Professional Development Awards (PDAs) extend or broaden professional or vocational skills and are linked to National Occupational Standards.

The PDA in Trade Union Organising for Lifelong Learning at SCQF level 7 covers the following specialist knowledge and skills: benefits of lifelong learning, legislation, policies and agreements on lifelong learning, promotion of government policies related to everyday skills, and high-level communication and negotiation skills.

It is envisaged that this Award will be delivered by training providers in partnership with a trade union. Training providers could include FE colleges, local authorities, voluntary sector organisations and private training companies.

Learners must be able to demonstrate the support of their nominating union to undertake the course.