The new suite of professional courses for this year has now been launched. If you want to upgrade or learn new skills, this is the time to plan ahead for your professional development. There are courses on shorthand, feature writing, court reporting, financial journalism, book publishing and adding PR to your portfolio. Learn new ways to boost your income and improve your job security. There are lessons in how to build a website for under £50, InDesign and online journalism. There are also dates for popular perennials, Get Started as a Freelance and Pitch and Deal. You can find out more about the courses and how to book on the NUJ website.
New dates for trade union training in 2015: latest dates of courses for reps and members in health and safety, negotiating skills, representing members, plus others can be found on the NUJ website. To book training, email: email@example.com
NUJ Wales training: the NUJ offers a programme of subsidised, practical courses in new media and core journalism skills, including how to build a website, how to run a campaign using social media and media law refresher sessions.
Training in Scotland: news about courses in Scotland.
Free workshops: Social Media for Beginners, Friday 16 January, London; Tools for goal-setting, Thursday 22 January, London; Finance for Freelances, Wednesday 28 January, Bristol; and Negotiation for Freelances, Friday 13 February, London Book on the Federation of Entertainment Unions' website.