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In total, there are 381 Further Education colleges in the UK, of which 335 of these are in England; 94 are sixth-form colleges.

Further Education establishments could include general or specialist colleges of Further Education, sixth form colleges, universities, prison or youth offender organisations and adult or community centres.

Recruitment & Retention Issues

In May 2019, the Government announced that colleges and further education providers will receive a funding boost through the Taking Teaching Further programme to help recruit over 160 new Further Education teachers.

Funding from the £5 million Taking Teaching Further programme will support 45 further education providers to recruit experienced industry professionals from sectors such as digital, engineering and construction, to work in the classroom.

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