Advice on all aspects of further education including policy, courses, how to apply and financial support available
The Department is responsible for the policy, strategic development and financing of the statutory further education sector.
Since 2003 the Department for the Economy, through the further education capital projects team, has worked closely with colleges to deliver over £340m of capital developments across the entire sector. This has been delivered through conventional procurement, public-private partnerships and programme allocations.
The Department is responsible for setting the minimum qualification requirements to teach in the further education sector in Northern Ireland