Further education (FE) includes any study after secondary education that is not part of higher education: an undergraduate or graduate degree. Courses range from basic English and maths programmes to Higher National Diplomas (HNDs).
Institutions that are regarded as part of the FE sector include:
· General FE (GFE) and tertiary colleges
· Sixth form colleges
· Specialist colleges (mainly colleges of agriculture and horticulture and colleges of drama and dance)
· Adult education institutes