Training on using the Freedom of Information Act: submitting a FOI request is straightforward but making an effective request can be more difficult. This one-day course on Wednesday 4 October at the Free Word Centre, London, will show you how. The course for beginners and those who are already using the Act but want to do so more effectively. More details and how to book can be found on the NUJ website.
Go to the TUC Education website for the latest eNotes, including one on sexual harassment. Each eNote is a self-contained module - a mixture of text, video and quizzes. They last between 20 and 45 minutes and can be returned to as many times as you like.
Free workshops: sign on at the Federation of Entertainment Unions' training website and as a member of the NUJ you will be able to join a range of courses in London, Bristol and Manchester, including how to: use data to run a more profitable freelance career; deal with setbacks; keep motivated as a freelance; and help you market your work. More details and how to book on the FEU website.
The dates for free trade union training, including health and safety and employment law updates, in London, Glasgow, Oxford and Manchester can be found on the NUJ website.
NUJ Training Scotland: whether it is social media, filming for i-devices, feature writing and pitching, writing for the web or Adobe Photoshop introduction, there are plenty of training opportunities listed on the Scottish training website, including online courses.
NUJ Training Wales: there are courses on mentoring and coaching, filming and editing on an iPhone/iPad, surviving and thriving as a freelance, and strategic communications. NUJ Training Wales also holds special theme-based events. The full list of courses and dates can be found on the Welsh training website.