National Council of Faiths and Beliefs in Further Education
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02/03/2017

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Download The ‘S’ Word here

fbfe‘s latest publication ” The ‘S’ Word”  provides new guidance for the Learning and Skills sector on the Spiritual element of smsc

SMSC for Adult Learning and Work Based Learning (Click here)

This document contains a version of the SMSC Guidance specifically for Adult Learning and Work Based Learning

SMSC guidance for non-religious students (Click here to view)

Challenging Voices  (Click here).

fbfe‘s curriculum development publication Challenging Voices was launched in September 2012.

Dealing with Faith based Differences, Disputes or Conflicts (Click here)

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 here)

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.

Emerging Voices

Please follow this link where you will find out how four colleges are implementing SMSC into their college

During 2011 fbfe and the RE Council for England and Wales worked with colleges in London and the North West to produce curriculum materials to support the implementation of the SMSC guidance in both accredited and enrichment learning activities.

SMSC: Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural education for the post 16 sector (Click here).

fbfe  worked closely with LSiS to produce this guidance.

NUS toolkit (Click here)

NUS have produced Good Inter Faith Relations on Campus: A toolkit for students’ unions, as part of their Student Inter Faith Project (2009-2011). Each students’ union will receive a hard copy of the toolkit in the next week or so. In the meantime you can download a copy of the toolkit from their site.

Facilitating Dialogue on Faith & Sexuality in Further Education; a resource pack from NUS,  follow this link to download.

Teaching Controversial Issues  (Click to download the presentation).

Guidance on Teaching Controversial Issues in Schools from the Association for Citizenship Teaching.