What is Further Education?
Further education (FE) includes any study after secondary school education which is not part of a graduate or undergraduate degree, and for many students, FE is their stepping stone from school to university.
Depending on your achievements at school, eg GCSEs, FE study can be at Entry Level through to Level 1, 2 or 3 Award, Certificate or Diploma and includes studying at A Level. Whichever level you study at, the aim is to increase your knowledge and skills to a defined level.
Further Education (FE) with Bridgend College
Our full-time FE courses are vocational which means they develop your knowledge and prepare you with the practical skills needed for a particular job role, such as electrician, hairdresser, nursery nurse or plumber. When you apply to go to university, these grades are given a numerical score under the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) system. Universities set their entry requirements and make offers to students based on achieving UCAS scores.
It can sometimes be overwhelming at a young age to make such important decisions regarding a career but A-levels can provide ideal insights into working or studying in a chosen subject. A-levels are usually for 16-18 year olds. For more information on our Penybont 6th Form College – click here.
Animation & Graphic Communication
Train and study for free, and earn while you learn. Apprenticeships are ideal pathways into careers. Find out what Apprenticeships we offer at Bridgend College here.
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Beauty & Complementary Therapies
Building and Construction
Carpentry & Joinery
Cyber College Cymru
Cyber College Cymru – new for September 2020
Fashion and Costume
Painting & Decorating
Penybont 6th Form College
If you’re aged 16-19, you can access a wide variety of courses and pathways through our collaboration at our 6th form provision, Penybont 6th Form. View them here.
Skills (full-time FE)
Skills Challenge Certificate
As part of your full-time Level 3 course, you may study the Skills Challenge Certificate