BIS is supported by a wide range of partner organisations in delivering its strategic priorities. Our partners provide services, information and advice to the Department and directly to a wide range of people and organisations. We have nine executive agencies: Companies House, The Insolvency Service, the Intellectual Property Office, the Land Registry, the Met Office, the National Measurement Office, Ordnance Survey the Skills Funding Agency and the UK Space Agency. Read about how we make public appointments. See also the BIS Public Bodies Directory 2010
Universities and skills
The CITB helps employers by ensuring that there are, and will be in future, enough trained people to meet the needs of construction industry employers.
The ECITB was established to help employers by ensuring that there are, and will be in future, enough trained people to meet industry needs.
HEFCE provides advice to the Secretary of State on the funding needs of higher education; and to distribute available funds.
As a sector-owned public body, LSIS is owned, directed and governed by FE and skills colleges and providers, and is dedicated to supporting excellence, leadership development and self-regulation in the FE sector.
OFFA was established to ensure that tuition fees do not have a detrimental effect on widening participation and that institutions are explicitly committed to increasing participation amongst under-represented groups.
The Science and Technology Facilities Council's mission is to promote and support: scientific and engineering research; post-graduate training in astronomy, particle physics, space science and nuclear physics; and research in any other field which makes use of scientific facilities made available by the Council the advancement of knowledge and technology and to provide trained scientists and engineers
The Student Loans Company (SLC) is a UK public sector organisation established to administer the student loans scheme within the policy context set by Government and the legislative framework.
Ufi, the organisation behind learndirect, has a mission to use technology to transform the skills & employability of the workforce to improve the UK’s productivity.
The UK Commission aims to raise skill levels to help drive enterprise, create more and better jobs and economic growth.
UK Skills works to raise the profile of skills in the UK and oversee the UK’s premier skills competitions, WorldSkills UK. UK Skills also manages the UK team for WorldSkills, the world’s biggest skills competition.
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