Further education (FE) is post-secondary, post-compulsory education in addition to that received at secondary school. It may be at the same level, at a higher level, or at a lower level than secondary education. FE in the United Kingdom therefore includes education for people over 16, usually excluding universities.


Higher education (HE) is education at a higher level than secondary school, usually provided in distinct institutions such as universities or colleges. HE can refer to undergraduate, postgraduate, doctoral and post-doctoral research as well as continuing educational programmes.


Portrait collections can be used in FE and HE education, as well as in formal community education such as teaching English as a Second Language (ESOL). It depends on the nature of your portraiture collection and what partnerships you can make with the local colleges or universities as to what programmes you run. Such partnerships are useful for generating new audiences for your collection.



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