Diploma in Contemporary Trade Unionism

This course is designed for enthusiastic Trade Union Representatives interested in the history of the movement, where it is now and where it should go in the future.

What will I study?

3 core units:

  • The development of Trade Unions in Britain
  • Trade Unions today 
  • The future of Trade Unions

4 support units:

  • Communication and Study Skills
  • Working with Figures
  • Information Technology
  • A research project

The development of Trade Unions module covers the economic, social and political history of unions since 1700, including the origins of trade unions, the impact of industrialisation and trade unions and the law. 

The Trade Unions today module covers trade unions and the economy, globalisation, the impact of Europe, the law and collective bargaining. The future of Trade Unions module covers models of trade unionism, European and international trade unionism, and challenges  facing the trade union movement going forward.

Additional information

For start dates and fees, consult the relevant course guides below or you can request a prospectus by post.

Higher Education Apprenticeship Guide Full-time Course Guide Free Distance Learning Courses Autumn Part-time Course Guide 2022