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The Commission for Tertiary Education and Research (CTER) will be a new arm’s length body responsible for funding and overseeing post-16 education and research from April 2024.

This will include further education, higher education, apprenticeships, school sixth forms, adult and work-based learning and government funded research and innovation.

This will be the first-time funding, planning and regulation of post-16 education and research will be managed and coordinated by one body. As part of the change, the Commission will take over functions from many post-16 education areas currently within the Welsh Government, and all the functions of the Higher Education Funding Council for Wales (HEFCW).