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Teaching & Education

The education sector encompasses institutions and staff that teach and impart knowledge. It comprises of the following streams:

  • Schools – institutions that deal with compulsory education
  • Further Education (FE) – institutions that deal with post-16 education, e.g. colleges
  • Higher Education (HE) – universities and other academic institutions

In 2010 there were 32,750 schools, 126 universities, 37 higher education institutions and 427 further education colleges, with 173,000 full time education staff on top of 491,500 full time qualified school teachers in the United Kingdom. Other key roles in education include:

  • teaching assistants
  • researchers
  • educationalists
  • psychologists
  • administration
  • management
  • other support staff
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