Definition of further education in English:

further education


mass nounBritish
  • Education below degree level for people above school age.

    ‘more school-leavers expect to go on to further education’
    as modifier ‘further education college’
    • ‘This had been applied to schools and colleges of further education.’
    • ‘There are thousands who have no access to further education or specialist journals.’
    • ‘The AoC believes further education has been overlooked historically with more focus on schools and universities.’
    • ‘Colleges of further education have expertise in teaching basic skills and literacy and numeracy.’
    • ‘Despite the evidence of educational difficulties, many had continued into further education.’
    • ‘My point is really that girls will go on to further education if they are good enough, whereas many boys will do regardless.’
    • ‘Both Mary and Catherine were interested in education and even further education for girls.’
    • ‘Lone parents tend to be more poorly educated and trained and there are severe barriers for further education and training.’
    • ‘The college offers a variety of part time or full time courses from further education to postgraduate level.’
    • ‘Events relating to further education are searchable by region.’
    • ‘In further education and sixth form colleges lecturers and teachers can help students organise meetings.’
    • ‘It includes measure-making powers for the Welsh Assembly, mainly in relation to further education.’
    • ‘The expansion of the college was certainly needed to meet the ever-growing demands for further education.’
    • ‘A Levels are the traditional route to higher and further education.’
    • ‘The fund aims to help string players through further education to become teachers or performers.’
    • ‘Under this law, prisoners will be entitled to access further education.’
    • ‘The provision of a third-level centre locally makes further education much more accessible.’
    • ‘Almost half, 49 percent, have third level qualifications - further education or above.’
    • ‘Partner people considering further education with those currently studying.’
    • ‘Yet entering the workplace doesn't close the door on further education.’


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