We are passionate about education at the Fire Brigades Union. It can drive positive change in the fire and rescue service, help upskill our members (and their families) with training that will come in useful for a lifetime as well as helping to deliver a strong, well organised union with a wealth and depth of talent that will secure the future of the FBU.
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.
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.