Responsibility at Assistant Secretary level for the following areas:
The Curriculum and Assessment Policy Unit (CAP)
is responsible for the support of the development of overall policy relating to assessment, curricula and guidance particularly for the primary and the post-primary sectors.
The Central Policy Unit
co-ordinates a range of cross-departmental policy issues and also supports research and evaluation in the department.
The Legal Services Unit
advises the Minister and the department on legal issues and manages litigation involving the Minister. The unit also coordinates the department's legislation programme.