The Learning and Skills Council is responsible for funding and planning education and training for over 16-year-olds in England.
Our mission is to raise participation and attainment through high-quality education and training which puts learners first.
Our vision is that, by 2010, young people and adults in England will have the knowledge and productive skills matching the best in the world.
With a budget of £5.5 billion the Council operates through 47 local offices and a national office in Coventry.
Established in April 2001 our work covers:
- further education
- work-based training and young people
- workforce development
- adult and community learning
- information, advice and guidance for adults
- education business links