The Learning and Skills Development Agency (LSDA) was a publicly-funded body in the United Kingdom that supported further education in England. The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom, the UK or Britain,is a Sovereign state located Further education (often abbreviated "FE" is Post-secondary Education (in addition to that received at Secondary school) that is distinct from England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland At the end of March 2006 its functions were divided into the Quality Improvement Agency (QIA) and the Learning and Skills Network (LSN). The Quality Improvement Agency ( QIA) is a Non-Departmental Public Body of the United Kingdom government whose remit is to support those institutions that The Learning and Skills Network ( LSN) is an independent not-for-profit organisation in the United Kingdom delivering quality improvement and staff development programmes
Before November 2000 it was known as the Further Education Development Agency (FEDA). FEDA was established in 1995 to support the further education community in England, as a result of a merger between the Further Education Unit and the Staff College.
The role of the LSDA was to support post-16 education in England, Wales and Northern Ireland (but not in Scotland, where there is a different organisational framework for education). Northern Ireland (Tuaisceart Éireann Ulster Scots: Norlin Airlann) is a Country within the United Kingdom, lying in the northeast of Scotland ( Gaelic: Alba) is a Country in northwest Europethat occupies the northern third of the island of Great Britain.
In Wales the organisation was known as Dysg. It was absorbed into the Welsh Assembly Government. The Welsh Assembly Government (WAG (Llywodraeth Cynulliad Cymru LlCC) was firstly an executive body of the National Assembly for Wales, consisting of LSDA Northern Ireland continues as a subsidiary company of LSN.