Skills for Schools is an online guide to careers, training and development for support staff in schools.Find out more
Roles in Schools
Taking a course and gaining a new qualification can boost your self-confidence.
What training do you need?
Don't worry if you haven't done any learning or training for a while. Most people on any course you sign up for will be in the same boat.
And set aside any bad memories you might have from when you yourself were at school. Adult learning is all about helping you overcome any obstacles you come across.
What is the right route for you?
Whether you'd like to develop yourself in your current role, or you're interested in moving on to another one, learning or training can help you take the next step.
How is your training assessed?
How your training is assessed depends on the particular type of course you are doing
Latest UNISON in Schools newsletter
27 Mar 2019
The latest UNISON in Schools newsletter is out now.Find out more
Celebrating amazing technicians
13 Mar 2019
Celebrating amazing technicians working in STEMFind out more
UNISON celebrates the stars in our schools
24 Jan 2019
Raising the profile of school support staffFind out more
UNISON's school support staff seminar 2019
10 Jan 2019
This year's annual seminar for school support staff members of UNISON will be on 9th May in Sheffield.Find out more
Stars in our schools regional winners announced
09 Jan 2019
Regional winners announced in our Stars in our schools prize drawFind out more
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