The South Staffordshire MP is expected to be on Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s next list of honors, sources told the Telegraph.
Williamson declined to comment when approached by the publication, saying it was “not something I’ve heard of”.
Despite numerous calls for his resignation, Mr Johnson retained the top spot until his cabinet reshuffle this week, which saw Williamson sacked from his post after two years.
The MP – who served and was also sacked as defense secretary – said he was proud of the transformational reforms he made as education secretary.
He said: “It has been a privilege to serve as Secretary of Education since 2019. Despite the challenges of the global pandemic, I am especially proud of the transformational reforms I have carried out in post 16 education: in higher education institutions, our agenda skills, learnings and more.
“This program will create better life opportunities for pupils and students for many years to come. I look forward to continuing to support the Prime Minister and the government.
Mr Williamson is infamous for a number of blunders outside his department, having recently drawn criticism after mistaking England footballer Marcus Rashford for rugby player Maro Itoje.
When asked how the Kremlin would react if the UK expelled its diplomats, he said Russia should “shut up” and “walk away”.
His role in the Ministry of Defense lasted as long as in the Ministry of Education, after being sacked by then Prime Minister Theresa May for leaking confidential information from the National Security Council regarding Huawei’s involvement in the UK’s 5G network.