Region 12




The Region is supported by Project Support Organiser Tim Davis with the aim of supporting the Region in the process of embedding learning into the FBU's education structure. 

During the last 2 years I have been supporting the delivery of the Personal Trainer Level 3 Apprenticeship, our Distance Learning packages and recently the innovative Heat Illness Prevention Awareness programme. I am now looking forward to progressing our course delivery during 2019/2020.


Region 12 also has the support of Graeme Lester PSO and our aim is to support all Brigades in the process of embedding learning into the FBU's education structure and promote the benefits of returning to learning.


I am very pleased to be able to report that for the new academic year we will be delivering the following courses all at Level 2 (equivalent to a pass at GCSE)

Team Leading
Nutrition and Health
Common Health Conditions
Information, Advice and Guidance
Mental Health Awareness
Equality and Diversity
Information Technology (ECDL)
Dementia Care
End of Life Care
Understanding Autism
English & Maths
Online British Sign Language

These courses not only enable members to improve their knowledge and skills but to also gain a valuable Nationally recognised qualification.

The FBU National Learning Centre has gradually developed its ability to deliver accredited courses during the last few years. My role is to help to promote these courses and encourage participation of our members. We will always strive to provide not only qualifications linked to the role of Fire Service Personnel but also courses that are interesting and wherever possible fully funded. 


Union Learning Reps

As always we work alongside your employer and other agencies to help the delivery of our courses and to help this process we are always looking for our members to become more involved and become Learning Reps. For more information on this role please visit  and/or



In recent years the FBU have been commended for their work regarding Dyslexia and we now have available an online screening tool which can act as a huge support for some of our members who have a learning disability and more information can be found here  


Our Learning Centre Staff and Project Support Organisers can also provide Information, Advice & Guidance to help you make the right decision on accessing new learning opportunities. If you are not sure about your first step back into learning or need help making the right decision about your next course or qualification then we can help you; we can also provide information that will help guide you to the right learning provider.  Either contact our National Learning Centre Staff or your local Project Support Organiser and we can arrange a face to face meeting or discuss via telephone.



Region 12 is supported by PSO Tim Davis who can be contacted on mobile 07917031846 or by e mail



  • Avon
  • Cornwall
  • Devon and Somerset
  • Dorset and Wiltshire
  • Gloucestershire


Graeme Lester

Graeme Lester

Role: Project Support Organiser
07917 759 479

Tim Davis

Role: Project Support Organiser Regions 11 & 12
07917 031 846

James Collins

Role: Learning Rep, Cornwall FRS

Dave Roberts

Role: Learning Rep, Devon & Somerset FRS

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