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.