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Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Agriculture Schemes (26 May 2021)

Niall Collins: 228. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the status of an application for a herd number transfer by a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [28435/21]

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Tax Collection (25 May 2021)

Niall Collins: 93. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he will give consideration to removing the necessity for back taxing of vehicles particularly those in sectors which were affected by the Covid-19 restrictions and were unused during the period of lockdown. [27498/21]

Written Answers — Department of Education and Skills: Further and Higher Education (25 May 2021)

Niall Collins: Youthreach and Community Training Centres remain open for learners with full onsite delivery. On-site small group tuition for vulnerable learners in community education, literacy and numeracy programmes at Levels 1-2 and work with learners from homeless and addiction services is also continuing. All learners attending Specialist Training Provider services, from Level 1-6 are continuing to...

Written Answers — Department of Education and Skills: Education and Training Boards (25 May 2021)

Niall Collins: Officials in my Department have contacted Waterford Wexford Education and Training Board (WWETB) in relation to this matter, and I will write to the Deputy shortly with a response.

Written Answers — Department of Education and Skills: Apprenticeship Programmes (25 May 2021)

Niall Collins: I propose to take Questions Nos. 455 and 456 together. There are currently 60 apprenticeships available with a further 18 programmes in development. Apprenticeship is demand-led. For craft apprenticeship, the number of places is determined by employers, with off-the-job training provided to all registered apprentices. Apprenticeships established since 2016 have one or more intakes per...

Written Answers — Department of Education and Skills: Apprenticeship Programmes (25 May 2021)

Niall Collins: The Apprenticeship Jobs Portal (www.apprenticeshipjobs.ie) was launched in April 2019 to enhance the visibility and accessibility of apprentice job vacancies, and to assist small companies to advertise apprentice vacancies to a wide audience. Although not a matching system the platform is building traction month-on-month, with over 1,200 employers now registered on the site and over 250 job...

Written Answers — Department of Education and Skills: Further and Higher Education (25 May 2021)

Niall Collins: I propose to take Questions Nos. 461 to 463, inclusive, together. The Vocational Training and Opportunities Scheme (VTOS) is designed to cater for people who are over 21 years of age, are unemployed and have been getting certain social welfare payments for at least 6 months. This scheme provides a range of courses to meet the education and training needs of unemployed people. It gives...

Written Answers — Department of Education and Skills: Apprenticeship Programmes (25 May 2021)

Niall Collins: The information requested is being sought from the Education and Training Boards by SOLAS and I will arrange for it to be sent directly to the Deputy.

Written Answers — Department of Education and Skills: Apprenticeship Programmes (25 May 2021)

Niall Collins: Apprenticeship is a demand driven educational and training programme which aims to develop the skills of an apprentice in order to meet the needs of industry and the labour market. The development of a new apprenticeship is employer-led, with consortia comprising employer groups and educational providers coming together to identify a skills need and appropriate apprenticeship response in...

Written Answers — Department of Rural and Community Development: Departmental Correspondence (25 May 2021)

Niall Collins: 573. To ask the Minister for Rural and Community Development if she will address the case of persons (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [27531/21]

Written Answers — Department of Education and Skills: Apprenticeship Programmes (20 May 2021)

Niall Collins: The PLC Pathways to Apprenticeship Programme aims to provide opportunities for learners to gain experience in areas where they are considering undertaking an apprenticeship. In general, programmes run for between 8 and 12 months and lead to qualifications at QQI level 5. Initial planning data indicates that over 800 learners will participate in pre-apprenticeship programmes in 2021. The...

Written Answers — Department of Education and Skills: Apprenticeship Programmes (20 May 2021)

Niall Collins: I propose to take Questions Nos. 100, 111, 138 and 150 together. Of the 60 apprenticeship programmes, 25 are craft apprenticeships with a standardised seven phase programme of on-the-job and off-the-job training. Off-the-job training is delivered in phases 2, 4 and 6 of a craft apprenticeship. COVID-19 related suspension of face to face training in Training Centres (Phase 2),...

Written Answers — Department of Education and Skills: Education and Training Provision (20 May 2021)

Niall Collins: I propose to take Questions Nos. 105 and 117 together. Under the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (Construction) Regulations 2013, craft and general construction workers, persons undertaking on-site security work and persons or classes of persons as may be prescribed by the relevant Minister are required to hold a safety awareness registration card (Safe Pass card). In March 2020 the...

Written Answers — Department of Education and Skills: Apprenticeship Programmes (20 May 2021)

Niall Collins: I propose to take Questions Nos. 113 and 114 together. 36 apprenticeships have been launched following the 2013 Review of Apprenticeship Training in Ireland which set out the benefits of a system which combined workplace learning with classroom based learning in an education and training institution. These programmes complemented the craft apprenticeships which were in existence at that...

Written Answers — Department of Education and Skills: Apprenticeship Programmes (20 May 2021)

Niall Collins: The Action Plan for Apprenticeship 2021-2025 was launched on 19thApril and sets out a five year plan which sets out new ways of structuring, funding, and promoting apprenticeships to make apprenticeship accessible to employers and learners. The actions set out in the plan seek to deliver on a target of 10,000 apprenticeship registrations per annum by 2025. Work has begun on the...

Written Answers — Department of Education and Skills: Adult Education Provision (20 May 2021)

Niall Collins: The Labour Court has made a recommendation in relation to a claim brought by SIPTU and TUI in respect of regularising the terms and conditions of Adult Education Tutors employed by Education and Training Boards which has been under consideration by officials in my Department, the Department of Education and the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform. The recently ratified Public...

Written Answers — Department of Education and Skills: Apprenticeship Programmes (20 May 2021)

Niall Collins: The Action Plan for Apprenticeship 2021-2025 sets out a number of structural reforms to ensure that the apprenticeship system of the future is enabled to deliver a more responsive and visible offering to learners and employers. A National Apprenticeship Alliance (NAA) will be established to provide stakeholder oversight of the delivery of the Action Plan for Apprenticeship in collaboration...

Written Answers — Department of Education and Skills: Further and Higher Education (20 May 2021)

Niall Collins: A series of measures and initiatives have been taken or are underway in relation to the impact of Covid-19 restrictions on the further education and training (FET) sector. In addition, supporting research and underpinning data has been examined by both officials in my Department and by SOLAS in relation to these activities. This will continue, in line with the ongoing response to Covid-19,...

Written Answers — Department of Education and Skills: Further and Higher Education (20 May 2021)

Niall Collins: The Further Education and Training (FET) Strategy 2020-2024 Future FET: Transforming Learning is built on three main pillars of building skills, fostering inclusion and creating pathways. The contribution of each Education and Training Board (ETB) to the delivery of the strategy is captured in their strategic performance agreements with SOLAS. New iterations of these agreements are...

Written Answers — Department of Housing, Planning, and Local Government: Derelict Sites (20 May 2021)

Niall Collins: 240. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government if an application of the derelict sites levy monthly charge was suspended during the previous Covid-19 lockdowns and suspension of construction and related activities; if a person now levied for these periods can claim relief from these charges; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [27187/21]

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