Education and Skills Committee Related Links

This page provides links to websites of educational or parliamentary interest.


The Adult Learning Inspectorate
The Adult Learning Inspectorate reports, both to the Secretary of State for Education and the public, on the quality of education and training received by adult learners and young people in England. The ALI is responsible for inspecting all publicly funded work-based training for people over 16 and learning for post-19s.
Department for Education and Skills
The website of the Government Department.
Higher Education Funding Council for England
The Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) promotes and funds high-quality, cost-effective teaching and research in universities and colleges in England.
The Learning and Skills Council
The Learning and Skills Council is responsible for funding and planning education and training for over 16-year-olds in England.
Office for Standards in Education (OFSTED)
OFSTED is a non-ministerial government department, independent from the Department for Education & Skills. OFSTED's remit is to improve standards of achievement and quality of education through regular independent inspection, public reporting and informed independent advice.
The Qualifications and Curriculum Authority
The Qualifications and Curriculum Authority (QCA) is a guardian of standards in education and training. It works with others to maintain and develop the school curriculum and associated assessments, and to accredit and monitor qualifications in schools, colleges and at work.
The Teacher Training Agency
The Teacher Training Agency is an executive Non-Departmental Public Body established by the Education Act 1994. Its purpose is to raise standards in schools by attracting able and committed people to teaching and by improving the quality of teacher training.


The European Parliament
The European Parliament represents the peoples of the States brought together in the European Community. Over 375 million European citizens in 15 countries are now involved in the process of European integration through their 626 representatives in the European Parliament.
Number 10 Downing Street
Information and news from the Prime Minister and No. 10 Downing Street