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The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills BIS was formed on 5 June 2009 by merging DIUS and BERR

The Department for Education was formed on 12 May 2010 and is responsible for education and children's services.

Estyn is the office of Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Education and Training in Wales.

The Excellence Gateway is the leading government funded free portal for the learning and skills sector bringing together 50 education websites and up to date resources in one place underpinning everything that the LSIS does.

The new Ofsted – the Office for Standards in Education, Children's Services and Skills – came into being on 1 April 2007. It brings together the wide experience of four formerly separate inspectorates. It will inspect and regulate care for children and young people, and inspect education and training for learners of all ages.

Seeks to raise standards of practice in the Further Education sector in Scotland.

SQA is an executive non-departmental public body (NDPB) sponsored by the Scottish Executive Education Department. It is the national body in Scotland responsible for the development, accreditation, assessment and certification of qualifications other than degrees.

The Young People’s Learning Agency (YPLA) is a Non-Departmental Public Body sponsored by the Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF). It supports the delivery of education and training to young people in England