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Types of education or educational establishment

adult education

noun

educational courses for adults that are often given in the evenings

coeducation

noun

the system of educating students of both sexes in the same class or college

collegiate

adjective

relating to colleges, or intended for students at college

comprehensive

adjective

relating to a system of education in the UK in which students with different levels of ability are all taught in the same school

continuing education

noun

lessons for adults, often held in the evening, that give them the opportunity to study a wide variety of subjects

CPD

noun

continuing professional development: training and education that continues throughout a person’s career in order to improve the skills and knowledge they use in their job

distance learning

noun

a system in which students work at home with the help of television and radio broadcasts and send work to their teachers by post or email

e-learning

noun

methods of learning that involve the use of computers and the Internet

external

adjective

coming from outside a particular school or university

extracurricular

adjective

extracurricular activities are things that you do at school or college that are not part of your course

fee-paying

adjective

a fee-paying passenger, student etc pays money for a service

higher education

noun

education at a university or at a college of a similar level. Education at colleges that train people for particular jobs is further education.

infant

noun

involved in or relating to the education of the youngest children in the UK school system

intercollegiate

adjective

involving students or teams from different colleges

intramural

adjective

existing or happening among members of a particular group

junior

adjective

connected with junior school

m-learning

noun

methods of learning that involve the use of mobile phones and handheld computers

private education

noun

education that the child’s parents pay the school for directly

schooling

noun

the education that you get at school

selection

noun

in Britain, a system in which schools choose the students that they want

special education

noun

educational services for people with disabilities and people who have difficulty learning at the usual rate

TAFE

noun

Technical and Further Education: training in technical subjects provided in the Australian higher education system

tertiary

adjective

relating to colleges and universities

tertiary education

noun

education at a college or university

varsity

adjective

a varsity team, sport etc at a school, college, or university is involved in the highest level of competition

re-education

noun

self-education

noun

a well-rounded education

an education that includes many areas, for example music, the arts, and social and physical skills

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