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further education

(in Britain) formal education beyond school other than at a university or polytechnic
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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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Through this year's conference, ColegauCymru and partners are keen to explore the role of further education institutions in their communities and how every pound invested in education brings a significant return in terms of benefits to wider society.
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62% of our Further Education learners and 80% of Work-based learners across the Grwp, said they were provided with opportunities to learn through the medium of Welsh.
Forth Valley College received their Association of Colleges Beacon Award 2014 for Innovation in Further Education at a national presentation ceremony held at Westminster recently.
Chaired by Dame Ruth Silver, President, Further Education Trust for Leadership (FETL)
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He then worked as director of education for the London borough of Bexley and later joined the Further Education Funding Council for England as director of education programmes.

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