Estimating the Demand for Union-Led Learning in Scotland

Findlay, J. , Findlay, P. and Warhurst, C. (2007) Estimating the Demand for Union-Led Learning in Scotland. Project Report. Scottish Trade Union Congress.

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Based on data collected from workers, union learning representatives (ULRs) and union officers, this report provides the first comprehensive and formal statistical analysis of demand for union-led learning in the UK. The findings provide robust indicators of both current and latent demand for union-led learning in Scotland. We estimate that around 400,000 workers across all occupational categories intend to undertake a wide range of learning activities in the short to medium term. Trade union learning provision significantly increases the likelihood of expressing an intention to learn. Respondents indicated that they were more likely to undertake learning where advice and encouragement were available at the workplace, and where learning was organised in the workplace and through a trade union. In addition, increased union learning activity is likely to stimulate further demand for learning, with particular implications for ULRs.

Item Type:Research Reports or Papers (Project Report)
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Findlay, Professor Jeanette
Authors: Findlay, J., Findlay, P., and Warhurst, C.
Subjects:H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
L Education > LC Special aspects of education > LC5201 Education extension. Adult education. Continuing education
College/School:College of Social Sciences > Adam Smith Business School > Economics
Publisher:Scottish Trade Union Congress

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