Ministerial role

Minister of State for Further Education, Skills and Lifelong Learning


This is not a current government role.

The minister is responsible for further education, skills and lifelong learning. This role is shared between the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills and the Department for Education. Responsibilities include:

  • further education
  • adult Skills, Skills Funding Agency and skills strategy
  • lifelong learning and informal adult learning
  • apprenticeships
  • UK Commission for Employment and Skills and the Sector Skills Councils
  • Workplace Training reforms
  • qualifications reform programme

Previous holders of this role

  1. The Rt Hon John Hayes CBE MP

    • 2010 to 2012


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