National Trade Union Education Programme

There are two main strands to the FBU’s education programme. Our National Education Programme delivers trade union education courses for branch, brigade and regional reps which will assist them in their work for the union. The FBU strongly encourages activists at any level of the union to explore the courses on offer and express an interest. 

Please note: The FBU’s residential trade union education programme is suspended owing to the coronavirus pandemic. Instead, we are providing online learning provision.


Online education programme

Sectional schools


Lifelong Learning

Our Lifelong Learning programme is open to all FBU members and their families with the aim of promoting everyday skills for life. Courses on offer range from help to improving maths and English skills to understanding the principles of mental health problems and end of life care. 

Find out more about the FBU Lifelong Learning programme here