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Ground-breaking HIPA package for female firefighters goes global
  Following on from Doctor Alan Richardson's and Emily Watkins research into the effect of heat on firefighters and the creation of our successful HIPA training package, working in partnership with Beach Design and the Environmental Extremes Laboratory in the University of Brighton, we have co...[Read more]
Published: Mon 6th Jul 2020 by Alan Griffiths.
Retired Member Learns For Charity
The FBU ULF and Learning Centre offer support, guidance and accredited courses. In offering these, we try to engage with as many people as possible. It is always very satisfying to learn of Fire Brigades Union members continuing to help others in retirement but when they have utilised our Learning C...[Read more]
Published: Thu 25th Jun 2020 by Tim Davis.
ULF Project Impact Study
The FBU's Union Learning Fund Project are subject to a range of audits, inspections and scrutiny from Awarding Bodies, the DfE, Colleges and providers. Unionlearn have commissioned an independent piece of work in the form of an FBU ULF Impact Study, conducted Dr Andrew Dean and his team from the Un...[Read more]
Published: Wed 24th Jun 2020 by Alan Griffiths.
CPD Learning Packages
The FBU Learning Centre is now offering three exciting new CPD packages. All of these courses take 8 hours of study time, are fully online and can be completed in the comfort of your own home – making them ideal for learners working from home, on furlough or isolating.   These courses ...[Read more]
Published: Mon 1st Jun 2020 by Alan Griffiths.
Course enrolments still open
Looking to keep yourself occupied during the current lockdown? We will be ending enrolments for some of our courses within the next three weeks. but the majority of our courses will remain open for expressions of interest.   Our Project Support Organisers and Learning Centre staff are availa...[Read more]
Published: Thu 21st May 2020 by Alan Griffiths.
One of our Team
  Claire Wealleans worked for the FBU Learning Centre and ULF Project from 2003 to 2017. She had to stop working due to the rare cancer she has. Claire is a unique person and the FBU were lucky to have such a person working for them and to be told what to do by her! Thousands of FBU members an...[Read more]
Published: Tue 28th Apr 2020 by Alan Griffiths.
Retired FBU Member Keeps Learning
Retired member Tony Purnell recently contacted us to see if he could study one of the Distance Learning Courses we have available. He was very pleased that the answer was yes and he immediately applied for our Level 2 Nutrition & Health course.   Tony explained "I wanted to make the most ...[Read more]
Published: Wed 22nd Apr 2020 by Tim Davis.
Courses and qualifications still available from the FBU Learning Centre
    The FBU Learning Centre and ULF Project are still able to provide our distance learning courses to FBU members, family and friends and Fire and Rescue Service employees and other trade union members.   There has been a marked uptake in Expression of Interest in our courses and...[Read more]
Published: Mon 30th Mar 2020 by Mark Dunne.
Covid 19 (Coronavirus) Update
  The FBU ULF Project and Learning Centre staff are implementing temporary plans and policies to keep us safe and follow expert advice whilst also attempting to keep the Project and Learning Centre ticking over.   We understand that the situation is changing daily and there are already ...[Read more]
Published: Tue 17th Mar 2020 by Mark Dunne.
FBU ULF Project and Learning Centre Audit 19/20
  The FBU ULF Project has been independently audited to comply with the reqiurements of our multi-year funding bid.   The audit was conducted by BDO auditors on January 20th and 21st 2020, and looked at evidence and compliance with all aspects of governance, finances and learners. &nbs...[Read more]
Published: Wed 12th Feb 2020 by Mark Dunne.
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