Trade Union Education Centre

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City of Glasgow College provides training throughout Scotland for union representatives and members. We are committed to offering a high standard of courses where learners achieve recognised qualifications and gain personal advancement. We encourage everyone to learn in a friendly environment where the facilities are designed for trade union learning. We offer courses as flexibly as we can to suit the needs of the reps and the members.

Have a look through our latest TUC Education Course Brochure or browse our courses below. Should you be unable to find the course you require then please contact us and we will be happy to help. 

How to Apply

  • Ask your employer for paid release from work to attend the course. Work place representatives, shop stewards, staff representatives etc have a legal right to attend TUC and union approved courses without loss of earnings, under Employment Protection and Health and Safety legislation.
  • Fill in the TUEC Application form and return to
  • Please apply early. You will be sent all the course details before the course starts. The TUC will pay your course fee. If the course start date is approaching and you haven’t had confirmation from us that the course is running, please contact us as we may not have received your application! 

All Glasgow courses are taught at our Riverside Campus at 21 Thistle Street, Glasgow G5 9XB.

Covid Update

The current COVID-19 pandemic has had an effect on our education programme. However, we are doing everything possible to minimise any impact. You will note that we are offering classroom based dates and online dates for most of our course programme. There is a certain level of uncertainty still, but the indications are that there is likely to be minimal classroom based courses for the foreseeable future. There may however be some blended classroom/online courses and we will keep you advised.

However we want to ensure that the programme remains available for you and we would ask that you still apply for the course you require, and if necessary we will offer you an online alternative. We apologise for any confusion but hope that you will appreciate the difficult situation we all find ourselves in at present. Things are changing almost daily but we continue to offer a full programme of courses.

Further Information

Mark Pollitt, Curriculum Head  - 07824 431511 or