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At the forefront: Chaplains in Further Education
Did you know that 2.2 million people in England are studying and training at a Further Education or Sixth Form College? Did you know that FE and Sixth Form colleges educate a higher proportion of 16-19s than school sixth forms?
Did you know that there are 257 FE and Sixth Form Colleges in England, often major organisations in their local communities and employing hundreds of thousands of staff nationally?
Further Education chaplains are at the forefront of the churches’ efforts to love and serve this important sector of society. Chaplains come in all shapes and sizes – lay and ordained, paid and voluntary, from a couple of hours a fortnight to full-time. But what does Further Education chaplaincy actually look like, and how do chaplains make a positive contribution to their local colleges?
Introduction to FE Chaplaincy
West Midlands Churches’ FE Council present five two-minute videos, filmed in three colleges, introducing the FE sector, the life and work of chaplaincy teams, and how you can get involved.