further education

further education
Further education is the education of people who have left school but who are not at a university or a college of education. [mainly BRIT]

She is now in further education with new career possibilities ahead of her...

Most further-education colleges offer A-level courses.

(in AM, use continuing education)

English dictionary. 2008.

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  • Further education — (often abbreviated FE; called continuing education in U.S. English) is a term mainly used in connection with education in the United Kingdom and Ireland. It is post compulsory education (in addition to that received at secondary school), that is… …   Wikipedia

  • further education — ► NOUN Brit. ▪ education below degree level for people above school age …   English terms dictionary

  • further education — noun Britain : adult education * * * Brit. See adult education. [1895 1900] * * * further education noun Post school education that is below degree level (cf ↑higher education under ↑high1) …   Useful english dictionary

  • further education — noun Further education is used before these nouns: ↑college …   Collocations dictionary

  • further education — further edu cation n [U] BrE abbreviation FE education for adults after leaving school, that is not at a university →↑higher education …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • further education — /ˌfɜðər ɛdʒəˈkeɪʃən/ (say .ferdhuhr ejuh kayshuhn) noun any form of education beyond the school system, as the formal education of universities and colleges, or the informal adult education programs …   Australian English dictionary

  • further education — noun higher education, education at university level or higher …   Wiktionary

  • further education — noun (U) BrE education for adults after leaving school that is not at a university compare higher education …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • further education — noun Date: 1937 British adult education …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • further education — Brit. See adult education. [1895 1900] * * * …   Universalium

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