Department for Education: Staff:Written question - 131386

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Asked on: 06 March 2018
Department for Education
Department for Education: Staff
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many people in his Department are employed to work on (a) higher education (b) further education and (c) apprenticeships.
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Answered by: Anne Milton
Answered on: 12 March 2018

The department, as at the 1 January 2018, had 687 employees directly employed working on the areas of higher education, further education and apprenticeships.

These employees are within the department’s Higher Education and Further Education (HEFE) and Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) directorates.

The breakdown of these employees in the respective directorates is as follows;

Directorate

Business Area

Number of employees

HEFE

Higher Education

250

HEFE

Further Education

258*

HEFE

Apprenticeship

73

EFSA

National Apprenticeship Service

106

Total

687

*this includes the business areas of Professional and Technical Education (PTE) and Careers and Further Education (CFE).

In addition, other departmental employees are working on apprenticeships outside the Directorates listed. This work, however, is integrated into other roles and they are, therefore, not directly employed to work on higher education, further education and apprenticeships.

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