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Further Education NI is the collective voice of the six Further Education Colleges in Northern Ireland.

The Further Education sector in Northern Ireland has a dual purpose to support both social inclusion and economic growth.

The FE sector in Northern Ireland comprises six Colleges with 29 campuses that provide access to training and qualifications that help learners achieve their potential and improve their career and life prospects.

In doing so, the colleges also support employers to innovate, grow and build the regional economy by responding to industrial need through a skilled population.

The Colleges connect learners with businesses and are the largest provider of professional and technical qualifications in Northern Ireland.

colleges across Northern Ireland...
...with over
regulated enrolments.
...teach over
individual students every year...

Work with more than
of Northern Ireland's employers...
...employ over
Inject over
£0 million
annually into the economy in salaries and wages.

Third level education providers in Northern Ireland's colleges and universities have united behind a new initiative to inform students about the full range of Higher Education options that are available at our local Colleges.

Northern Ireland’s six Colleges offer a wide range of Higher-Level courses including Level 5 qualifications like Foundation Degrees, Higher National Diplomas as well as Higher Level Apprenticeships.

Find more information about the full range of Higher Education options that will allow you to progress to a degree or enter full time employment.