The DVSA carry out driving tests, approve people to be driving instructors and MOT testers, carry out tests to make sure lorries and buses are safe to drive, carry out roadside checks on drivers and vehicles, and monitor vehicle recalls.
DVSA is an executive agency, sponsored by the Department for Transport.
The ESFA brings together the former responsibilities of the Education Funding Agency (EFA) and Skills Funding Agency (SFA) to create a single agency accountable for funding education and skills for children, young people and adults.
ESFA is an executive agency, sponsored by the Department for Education.
The Institute empowers employers to help them create high quality apprenticeships.
We are an independent public body that works hand in hand with employer groups called trailblazers to develop apprenticeship standards and assessment plans. Our role is to ensure apprenticeships are the best they can be, meeting the needs of employers and learners alike.
Ofsted is the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills. We inspect and regulate services that care for children and young people, and services providing education and skills for learners of all ages.
Ofsted is a non-ministerial department.
The Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual) regulates qualifications, examinations and assessments in England.
Ofqual is a non-ministerial department.