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NEU Cymru




Welcome to NEU Cymru’s Wales Union Learning Fund project site.

For over 10 years, NEU Cymru has been supporting the education workforce in Wales with professional development through the Welsh Government funded WULF programme.

Since the Covid-19 pandemic, most of our training has moved online. This has proved to be a highly effective way of ensuring an inclusive approach that allows education workers from all areas of Wales to access learning opportunities.

The current NEU Cymru WULF project is funded from April 2022 to March 2025.

Wellbeing Toolkit Update – June 2024

How WULF Can Help

Our approach to training development and delivery is driven by the needs of education workers from across Wales.  Most of our training can be found on our Eventbrite page.  However, we also organise and deliver bespoke training for specific groups (e.g. schools, school clusters, supply groups and colleges).  Get in touch with the NEU Cymru WULF team at wulf@neu.org.uk to find out more.

Professional Development

Professional development is a continuous learning process focused on acquiring relevant knowledge and skills for one’s current role.

It involves improving competencies to enhance performance and future career prospects.

NEU Cymru WULF works with trainers to develop learning opportunities that are current and relevant to the support and guide professional development, ensuring individuals stay updated and pursue growth opportunities aligned with their career goals.

Employability Skills

Employability skills, often referred to as soft skills or job-readiness skills, are fundamental attributes that employers value but might not explicitly outline in job postings.

These encompass abilities like effective communication, leadership, and collaboration.

NEU Cymru WULF can offer support and guidance in highlighting these skills and improving your chances of getting that promotion or that job.

Digital Skills

In today’s classroom, digital skills have become indispensable.  The Covid-19 pandemic expedited the digital shift, underscoring the significance of digital tools in teaching and learning.

Possessing appropriate digital skills is now paramount in adapting to the changing landscape of education.

Recognising this, NEU Cymru WULF provides tailored support to boost digital confidence, catering to individuals at various stages of their digital journey.

Redundancy Support

Change, by its very nature, can increase stress levels, cause anxiety and can have a significant impact on our mental health and wellbeing.

Accessing support during difficult times (e.g. during redundancy situations) can help us feel more in control of how we deal with and manage the change processes.

NEU Cymru WULF can offer tailored support to individuals facing redundancy via one-to-ones and signposting to relevant supports.

Mental Health & Wellbeing

Good wellbeing is crucial for all individuals, and poor mental health can greatly affect employee-employer engagement, staff morale, loyalty, innovation and productivity.

Addressing the underlying causes of workplace challenges is essential for effective management of mental health and wellbeing. By prioritising the establishment of psychologically safe environments, schools and colleges can foster a culture where individuals feel supported, valued, and able to thrive.

NEU Cymru WULF takes a solution-focused approach to supporting wellbeing by delivering training to raise awareness and through its development of a wellbeing toolkit for the education sector.

Check out our Eventbrite Organiser page for details of current training opportunities and / or get in touch with the team via wulf@neu.org.uk.

Thank you,