Ministerial role

Minister of State for Further Education, Skills and Lifelong Learning

Responsibilities

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

Announcements

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  1. Roads Minister cuts turf on £61 million Gateshead A1 road scheme

    • News story
  2. UK leads EU scheme to drive bioenergy innovation

    • News story
  3. Skills Minister unveils new investment in skills in key industries

    • News story
  4. Hundreds of employers bid for £250m skills training pilot

    • Press release
  5. New National Careers Service launched

    • News story
  6. Better standards for Apprenticeships

    • News story
  7. Banks boost UK jobs with new apprenticeships

    • News story
  8. Banks boost UK jobs and skills market with the creation of over 1,000 new apprenticeships

    • Press release
  9. Government sets out strategy for helping young people access education, training and work

    • Press release
  10. Building Engagement, Building Futures

    • News story