further education

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further education

(in Britain) formal education beyond school other than at a university or polytechnic

Further Education (FE)

in England the sector of post-compulsory education now supported by the Further Education Funding Council (FEFC) but excluding HIGHER EDUCATION, sixth form colleges and INDEPENDENT SECTOR providers. Teaching is at a range of levels, including unaccredited courses, basic skills and level 1, 2 and 3 qualifications; and includes vocational, work-based, academic and leisure learning. The blurring of boundaries between FE and HE, particularly as result of the Further and Higher Education Act 1992, has resulted in some FE colleges providing HE courses. The latter reflects the move to MASS HIGHER EDUCATION.
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Education Minister Jane Hutt has come under fire over the funding of further education in Wales
During his two years as chair of ColegauCymru, Mr Jones wants to ensure that all contracts of employment are consistent across further education in Wales and increase Welsh language provision.
Wales must not miss the opportunity to make further education in Wales more responsive to employers and that means having the courage to look globally and say "what matters is what works".
The White Paper should reinforce the need for colleges, the National Council-Elwa, employers, the Welsh Development Agency to clarify how we can ensure that further education in Wales is central to education policy development in the future.
The National Council has agreed a budget amounting to pounds 217,517,000 for the delivery of further education in Wales.

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