The Department for the Economy has published a report on findings from the Further Education (FE) Leavers Survey 2014/15.
This is Northern Ireland’s second annual survey to assess the destinations and potential benefits to individuals on completing and achieving a regulated qualification at a Further Education College in Northern Ireland. The academic year reported on is 2014/15.
Approximately six months after regulated FE course completion and achievement:
- The proportion of FE Leavers who said their main activity was paid or self-employment had increased from 36.7% before starting the course to 46.7% after FE course completion and achievement.
- Over two-thirds (68.8%) of the FE Leavers in employment were using the skills and knowledge acquired in their FE course at least to some extent in their job.
- Of the FE Leavers who progressed to further learning after their course, most continued their learning at a FE College (71.5%).
- For almost two-thirds (63.1%) of the FE Leavers in learning, their further learning was only possible because of the FE course completed and achieved in 2014/15.
- Most FE Leavers in learning (81.8%) were studying at a higher level than their FE course.
- Almost all respondents (95.5%) said that their course probably/definitely has had a positive impact on them.
Notes to editors:
- The report, key findings, tables (including notes and technical details) and infographic are available to download from the Departments website.
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