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.
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.
Dealing with Faith based Differences, Disputes or Conflicts (click on the title to view the report)
The Equalities Act identifies nine protected characteristics. In theory there is potential for differences or disputes to emerge between several different protected characteristics. In practice to date the majority of both legal cases and institutional differences have involved the strands of religion and sexuality. The linked report , produced by Neville and Yvette Adams (AVANCAA Consultants) and sponsored by LSIS and fbfe outlines strategies to assist Learning & Skills providers in dealing with faith and belief based disputes within their institutions.
fbfe wishes to thank AVANCAA Consultants for their time and commitment to this project and the production of this report.
Research Report. SMSC in the Learning and Skills Sector (click on the title to view the research report)
Guidance on spiritual, moral, social and cultural (smsc) education for the Learning and Skills sector was published by LSIS in March 2010. This research report produced by Neville and Yvette Adams (AVANCAA Consultants) and sponsored by LSIS and fbfe seeks to evaluate the effectiveness of the Guidance and the extent to which:
- the guidance has been recognised and implemented in colleges
- the context in which SMSC is delivered in colleges has changed since 2010
- the guidance has proved appropriate for the diversity of management, teaching
and learning situations found in settings such as work-based learning (WBL)
and adult community learning (ACL)
and identify what further action is required to facilitate the evolution of SMSC in colleges.
fbfe wishes to thank AVANCAA Consultants for their time and commitment to this research project and the production of this report.
fbfe’s latest curriculum development publication Challenging Voices was launched in September 2012. Click the link to download the document.