Glossary beginning with F

FACESsearch for term
Acronym used for the Further, Adult, Community, Education sector (FACESdefinition)
Fair Access to Caresearch for term
Guidance issued by DHdefinition to councils and care trusts about fair charging policies for home care and other non residential care, and advice about eligibility criteria for adult social care
Family Learningsearch for term
Family learning is learning that supports parents, grandparents, carers and other family members to be an active part of their children's learning, as well as becoming learners themselves. It includes many different types of activities and takes place in locations as varied as schools, children's centres, museums and libraries.
fbfesearch for term
fbfedefinition is the National Council of Faiths and Beliefs in Further Education. We are a national independent inter-faith charity working with the learning and skills sector, faith and local communities and national and local faith/belief based groups. fbfe exists to support the further education sector to engage positively with faith and belief. fbfe are now in partnership with AFANdefinition. For more information, see:
FEsearch for term
Further education learning and skills - includes all publicly funded post-16 education (i.e. education that goes beyond compulsory education) that is not higher education, including for example, apprenticeships, work based learning, colleges adult and community learning, offender learning.
FEPsearch for term
First episode psychosis
Fit Notesearch for term
The fit note helps people who are off sick return to work as quickly as possible. The Department for Work and Pensions introduced the Statement of Fitness for Work (the fit note) on 6 April 2010, replacing the previous Medical Statement (the sick note). Key changes include, health workers: Have a new option – to identify that someone "May be fit for work taking account of the following advice". Are no longer required to issue statements stating someone is fit for work. Have increased space for comments on the functional effects of their patient’s condition with tick boxes to indicate simple adjustments or adaptations that could aid their return to work. Can use telephone consultations as an acceptable form of assessment. Can only identify a maximum duration of statement for 3 months (and not 6 months as previously)
FLTsearch for term
Foundation Learning Tier – Level 1 (which now includes levels previously described as Entry levels) of the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCFdefinition) is described as the Foundation Learning Tier. The aim of the FLTdefinition is to increase participation and achievement in learning. It should benefit young people who may not be likely to achieve via the traditional GCSE route (and who might otherwise be likely to become NEETdefinition); adults who have literacy, numeracy, and IT skills gaps and people who have learning difficulties and /or disabilities. Learners should have access to learning opportunities that will enable them to progress towards getting a Level 2 qualification (equivalent to 5 GCSEs at grades A–C) or other positive outcomes (such as the development of independent living skills). Each learner should be able to personalise their progression route (i.e. the curriculum or units and modules they study, which may be at different levels) in order to make learning as directly relevant as possible and increase their success in learning, by achieving qualifications. The curriculum should include 3 elements Personal and Social Development; Functional Skills (ICTdefinition, English, Maths) and vocational/ subject-based learning, including Employability.
Formative assessmentsearch for term
On-going assessment carried out throughout a programme of learning