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Written Answers — Department of Education and Skills: Public Sector Pay (16 May 2024)

Niall Collins: My officials are continuing to engage with colleagues in the Department of Public Expenditure, National Development Plan Delivery and Reform regarding the application of this pay award to workers in section 39 bodies who are delivering training funded by the Education and Training Boards.

Written Answers — Department of Education and Skills: Educational Disadvantage (15 May 2024)

Niall Collins: The Reach Fund supports educationally disadvantaged learners to access and participate in community education. It is administered at a local level through the 16 Education and Training Boards (ETBs) who advertise the Fund inviting Community education providers to apply for funding for eligible projects. SOLAS issues annual guidelines for the operation of the Fund and approves an allocation...

Written Answers — Department of Finance: Primary Medical Certificates (14 May 2024)

Niall Collins: 245. To ask the Minister for Finance if a response will issue to matters raised in correspondence regarding inequality in awarding the primary medical certificate (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [21776/24]

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Departmental Correspondence (14 May 2024)

Niall Collins: 485. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine for an update on a query (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [21626/24]

Written Answers — Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth: Childcare Services (14 May 2024)

Niall Collins: 520. To ask the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth his plans to improve rates of pay for childcare workers; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [21490/24]

Written Answers — Department of Education and Skills: Further and Higher Education (14 May 2024)

Niall Collins: I am aware that Ballyfermot College of Further Education (BCFE) offers a BA Honours Degree in Visual Media awarded by the University of Dundee. It is a full-time 2-year top-up degree course with options to specialise in animation and game design. There are 37 students enrolled on the 2-year degree programme in 2023/23. There are a further 27 students currently enrolled in BCFE on a 1-year...

Written Answers — Department of Education and Skills: Education and Training Boards (14 May 2024)

Niall Collins: My Department has only recently become aware of this article published in the Irish Journal of Education in April 2024. My officials are reviewing the article, which I understand explores the unique characteristics of the programme to identify variables influencing staff retention. This article follows the Youthreach Employee Wellbeing Report 2022: A review of employees experience of...

Written Answers — Department of Education and Skills: Education Policy (14 May 2024)

Niall Collins: The ESRI’s Evaluation of the National Youthreach Programmes in 2019 found that over three quarters of Youthreach and Community Training Centres offered QQI level 3 and 4 qualifications with a fifth offering the LCA Programme. Most centres structure learning so that young people take QQI Level 3 qualifications in year one and progress to QQI Level 4 qualifications in year two. Level 4...

Written Answers — Department of Education and Skills: Schools Building Projects (8 May 2024)

Niall Collins: 210. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills for an update on a matter (details supplied). [20563/24]

Written Answers — Department of Education and Skills: Further and Higher Education (8 May 2024)

Niall Collins: Section 32 of the Further Education and Training Act 2013 requires SOLAS to submit its annual report to me no later than the following 31st May, while section 31 requires it to submit its draft financial statements no later than 1st March to the Comptroller and Auditor General. I can confirm that SOLAS submitted its draft 2023 financial statements to the Comptroller and Auditor General on...

Written Answers — Department of Education and Skills: Education and Training Boards (8 May 2024)

Niall Collins: The Operational Guidelines Working Group is a sub-group of the Directors of Further Education and Training (FET) Forum created under the auspices of Education and Training Boards Ireland (ETBI). It comprises nominees from the 16 ETBs, ETBI and SOLAS, a project consultant, and is chaired by an ETB FET Director. The Working Group is developing updated and revised draft guidelines for...

Written Answers — Department of Education and Skills: Departmental Programmes (8 May 2024)

Niall Collins: All Youthreach centres are required to have a programme plan for work experience in place. Work experience is a central part of the Youthreach programme and the Youthreach Operational Guidelines requires all centres to have a work experience programme plan to enable learners explore possible career paths through preparing and planning for, participating in and then evaluating a specific work...

Written Answers — Department of Education and Skills: Departmental Legal Services (8 May 2024)

Niall Collins: Work experience is a central part of the Youthreach programme. The Youthreach Operational Guidelines provide for all centres to have a programme plan for work experience, to enable learners explore possible career paths through preparing and planning for, participating in and then evaluating a specific work placement. Youthreach centres undertake a risk assessment before a learner...

Written Answers — Department of Education and Skills: Departmental Programmes (8 May 2024)

Niall Collins: The Youthreach programme is a national full-time programme for unemployed early school leavers generally between 16 and 20 years of age and is delivered in two settings, Youthreach Centres and Community Training Centres. The Operational Guidelines on Youthreach provide for a year of 225 days, with learners being required to attend for 208 days. Individual learner plans are developed for each...

Written Answers — Department of Education and Skills: Departmental Programmes (8 May 2024)

Niall Collins: The Youthreach Operational Guidelines provide that centres may arrange programme activities over the summer period before the centre closes in addition to the minimum 208 learner days. The provision of such programmes or activities is not mandatory. It is a matter for each ETB to determine having regard to the needs of the learners, the estimated attendance over the period and the potential...

Written Answers — Department of Rural and Community Development: Community Development Projects (8 May 2024)

Niall Collins: 668. To ask the Minister for Rural and Community Development the reason an application (details supplied) was unsuccessful; if any similar proposals were successful in this round or in previous rounds; if this group can reapply; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [20594/24]

Written Answers — Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth: Health Services Staff (2 May 2024)

Niall Collins: 250. To ask the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth the current staff vacancies in relation to occupational therapy and speech and language therapy relating to west Limerick children's services; what is being planned to reduce the long wait times; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [20078/24]

Written Answers — Department of Education and Skills: Further and Higher Education (2 May 2024)

Niall Collins: Officials in my department are engaging with City of Dublin Education and Training Board in relation to this matter and will revert to the Deputy in due course.

Written Answers — Department of Education and Skills: Cybersecurity Policy (1 May 2024)

Niall Collins: I propose to take Questions Nos. 327 and 328 together. Officials in my Department are making enquiries with SOLAS and Skillnet Ireland and a response will issue to the Deputy in due course.

Written Answers — Department of Public Expenditure and Reform: Office of Public Works (30 Apr 2024)

Niall Collins: 263. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform if the OPW will detail the amount of funding provided to a project (details supplied); the details of the scheme through which this funding was provided; where the promoters of similar projects can apply; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19444/24]

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