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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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The EWC came into force in April and extended the scope of the long-standing General Teaching Council for Wales, reflecting the closer working between schools and the further education sector.
Dunfermline mum-of-two Natasha Kemp, who is a student at Telford College in Edinburgh, said: "I was a single parent when I left school and if it was not for further education, I would be working in McDonald's.
We fear they will divert money away from further education colleges, reintroduce selection at 14 and create a two-tier system in further education.
Further education is playing an increasingly central role in the supply of engineers, not only training students on full time courses and delivering components of apprentice schemes, but supporting the new 14-19 engineering diplomas and by providing an alternative route to university through foundation degrees.
The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) has today (19 June 2014) launched a consultation on expanding and simplifying the loan system for further education learners.
Linda Wyn, Executive Director for Academic Services, Grwp Llandrillo Menai A RECENT national survey carried out on the satisfaction rates of students within Further Education Colleges in Wales shows that Grwp Llandrillo Menai students are amongst the happiest in the country.
In the next academic year, further education colleges in Wales will see an overall reduction in funding of 1.
Gateshead College has been awarded Learning and Skills Beacon status by Kevin Brennan MP, the minister for further education, skills, apprenticeships and consumer affairs.
MORE than 300 lecturers and students yesterday staged a placard-waving protest at the Welsh Assembly over the impact of planned cuts in funding for further education colleges and sixth forms.
It was my first attempt at self-improvement and further education since leaving school after a disastrous education 18 years earlier in 1969.
Ioan Morgan, chairman of the 157 Group and principal of Warwickshire College, said: "In my view this report on Warwickshire College shows the huge contribution that this particular college makes to its community, but perhaps more significantly, when replicated in the further education system, the worth of further education is reinforced and its value for money for the tax payer is self evident.
Warwickshire College principal Ioan Morgan put his CBE award down to growing recognition of the role further education will play in the future.

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