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Continuing education (often FE for short) in the United Kingdom and Ireland is in contrast to higher education (HE) at high schools, which is different from higher education at HE. They can be at any levels of mandatory upper and lower education, from access to higher education such as honours, certifications, diplomas and other professional, competence-based skills (including those formerly known as NVQ/SVQs) through contracting bodies such as City and Guilds, Edexcel (BTEC) and OCR.
HEIs can also provide degrees such as HNC, HND, Foundation Degree or PGCE. Universities are also a large supplier of apprenticeship places, where most of the apprenticeship is done at the apprentice's place of work followed by vocational schooling. They are available to undergraduates aged 16 and over at continuing education establishments, through extra-occupational education or through adults' and local authority education establishments.
The concept of further education has a similar significance in the USA and Canada. College in England were established under the Further and Higher Education Act 1992. The universities are primarily funded by the Department for Education (DfE). Up to July 2016, the universities were also supported by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS).
When the BIS was abolished and the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) was founded on 14 July 2016, the responsibilities for the FE universities were transferred to the GER. 1 ] The supervisory authority for the universities of the upper school was already before the changes in 2016 GfE. After the amalgamation of the Education Funding Agency (EFA) and the Skills Funding Agency SFA in 2017 , the Education and Skills Funding Agency will provide financing for the universities for all continuing education undergraduates.
Ofsted, which oversees the delivery of services in public facilities in England and Wales, inspects all universities and R&D vendors. College in England are defended by the Association of Colleges. The training in Northern Ireland is provided through six multi-campus colleges. The Northern Ireland Ministry of Employment and Learning is responsible for the delivery of FE in the provinces.
The majority of sixth form colleges also offer a sixth form program, where students have the opportunity to study at this college for another two years to achieve their AS and A-level. The Scottish Academies for Continuing Education offer training to young adults who have completed professional training at the end of mandatory schooling at the tender age of 16.
It offers a broad spectrum of professional skills for young and older adult learners, among them professional, competence-based skills (formerly known as SVQs), higher national certificates and higher national diplomas. The first two years of higher education, usually in the shape of a HND, can often be completed at an FE colleague, followed by a visit to UC.
The training in Wales is carried out by: Training in Wales is the responsibility of the Welsh Government and used to be financed by Elva before its association with the Assembly. FE training in the Republic of Ireland is similar to that in the UK. Areas of specialisation are apprenticeship and other professional skills in many fields such as child care, agriculture, trade and touring.
Many different kinds of Post Leaving Certificates exist. In recent years, further education has grown enormously through the institution and its relations with its municipalities. The Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI), which was founded on 6 November 2012, is the supervisory authority for FE-skills.