Welcome to fbfe

fbfe is the National Council of Faiths and Beliefs in Further Education. We are a national independent inter-faith charity working with the learning and skills sector, faith and local communities and national and local faith/belief based groups. fbfe exists to support the further education sector to engage positively with faith and belief.

fbfe are now in partnership with AFAN. As many of you know we are working together to provide the FE multi faith community with innovative ways of approaching the subject of SMSC.  We therefore invite you to book a FREE AFAN half day training session for either staff or students, or a combination of the two, for your institution.  To discuss this opportunity and the exact training needs of your college/organisation please contact Jennifer Roberts  at info@fbfe.org.uk who can put you in contact with one of our trainers.

Testimonials from previous training session participants:-

I was expecting typical training on conflict resolution but encountered a different perspective that I could use to engage, manage and motivate my learnersLewisham Community Education

We hope that all colleges will consider subscribing to fbfe.  Information about fbfe and the services we offer can be found on our membership pages.

For regional events please visit the National & regional events page.


fbfe SMSC Training Voices (Click here)

fbfe latest Curriculum Development publicationTraining Voiceshighlights the contribution which SMSC can make to high quality vocational education.  It includes an example of how Blackburn College are embedding SMSC and how to overcome barriers.

SMSC  and CITIZENSHIP (click here)

Produced in partnership with Active Citizens FE, this new publication discusses  the contribution which  spiritual, moral , social and cultural education can make to high quality Citizenship education and illustrates this through a number of case studies in good practice.

Dealing with Faith based Differences, Disputes or Conflicts (click on the title to view the report)

Research Report. SMSC in the Learning and Skills Sector (click on the title to view the research report)

Challenging Voices  (click the title to view the report)