Due to the current state of affairs regarding the COVID19 virus, we are currently unsure of the future situation concerning COVID19.  Therefore, we are presently NOT booking stewards on to a residential course for this year. 

However, we are now running virtual CSP Steward Distance Learning Online courses which the CSP has designed and developed as an induction for newly elected/accredited stewards so that stewards can take part in training and also help provide some knowledge to help carry out your role.

So, if you are a newly elected/accredited steward and would like to register for a place on to one of the online courses please contact Sam Kyriacou at  PLEASE DO NOT COMPLETE THE FORM BELOW!


The CSP's strength depends on you carrying out your role as a Steward effectively. We believe it is vital that you receive the proper training which will help you develop the knowledge, skills and confidence required for this role. The initial training is delivered via the Stewards Induction Course. This course is free to you, and your travel (and other reasonable) costs, will be met by the CSP, as well as any childcare and dependent care expenses you may incur as a result of attending the course.

Course Content

The course covers amongst other issues:

  • the job & skills of the steward
  • your terms and conditions of employment
  • working with your manager
  • developing your negotiating skills
  • representing your members at work
  • dealing with your members' problems
  • working with other unions

Your Rights to Time Off for Training

As a steward, according to the law, you have the legal right to paid time-off to attend a course of initial training as soon as possible after your appointment. If you have any problems getting time off, please contact the ERUS Department immediately. More information on your rights to time off can be found in the Stewards Handbook, Chapter 2, which is posted on iCSP.

Certificates of Attainment

On successful completion of the course, you will receive a Level 1, Certificate of Attainment for CPD purposes, for courses run by the CSP.

Please don't hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions about the course. Contact Sam Kyriacou Email Sam or on 020 7306 6679.

4 Day Residential

This course recruits from all around the country. It is an intensive course, starting on Tuesday morning at 11.45am and finishing on Friday at 12.30pm. It is run at Quorn Grange in Leicestershire which is a residential conference centre.

The course is residential and therefore unless there are exceptional circumstances, it is compulsory that you stay. Accommodation (en-suite bedrooms), and all meals are provided. This course provides an ideal opportunity to network with stewards from around the country and to learn in a dynamic atmosphere. The course is run by CSP tutors.


Your travel (and other reasonable expenses) will be met by the CSP. You will need to book your own train tickets by using the CSP Trainline website link (detailed instructions will be provided). If you are travelling from Scotland or Northern Ireland, the CSP will pay for your flights. If you are travelling from other areas, and are able to get a cheap flight, then we may pay (must be pre-approved by the CSP), depending on the cost.

If you do travel by air, we ask that you to book your own air tickets and claim the cost back on an expense claim. It may be possible for the CSP to book your air tickets, under special circumstances. If this is necessary, you must contact Sam Kyriacou, Email Sam, at least four weeks before the course starts to enable enough time for approval, booking the tickets, and posting them to you.

Childcare and Diverse Needs

If you have any problems attending a course because of caring responsibilities or diverse needs, please get in touch immediately.

You can either reclaim any child or dependent care costs you incur as a result of attending the course, or we can try and sort childcare out for you.

If you have any other diverse needs, please let Sam Kyriacou,Email Sam know when you first apply, to enable us to make the proper arrangements. One of the course tutors will contact you to discuss the details.