Continuous Professional Development (CPD) Online Learning

Circular No. ED/098/20

30th April 2020


To: All Branches, Officers, and NEC members


Dear Colleagues

CONTINUOUS PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT (CPD) – ONLINE TRAINING

More exciting learning opportunities for those on furlough, isolating or with the time and interest to use the time they once would have filled in other ways. By refreshing old learning and knowledge, building on current knowledge and skills or learning something for the first time.

RMT Learning are supporting free courses, available through a new online platform hosted on the gov.uk website, called The Skills Toolkit. The platform gives people access to free, high-quality digital and numeracy courses to help build up their skills, giving them tools to make real choices about their future.
“Real choice is only possible if you understand the choices you have and can assess them for yourself. This is only possible if we educate ourselves and learn to think critically” (Mick Cash, RMT, General Secretary)

Many of us can operate computer software to a limited level for work or for leisure, but now is a chance to learn how to make the most of the tools available and create better content, improve your use of the internet for work, organising members, communicating and analysing information.

So get online and visit The Skills Toolkit

You can learn at your own place, dipping in and out when you have a little time, plan an hour in your day to stop and take time to learn. It is good for you, your health, your mental wellbeing and the wellbeing of those around you.

Courses on offer cover a range of levels, from everyday maths and tools for using email and social media more effectively at work to more advanced learning. Everyone will be able to access the courses helping them to create great online content developed by the University of Leeds and the Institute of Coding, to understand the Fundamentals of Digital Marketing from Google Digital Garage and to learn how to code for data analysis from the Open University.

If you want more information or support with any learning you would like to do. Speak to your Union Learning Rep or visit the RMT Education www.rmt.org.uk/education

Yours sincerely

General Secretary