Tuesday, 30 November 2010
Department of Education and Science
Third Level Courses
Question 73: To ask the TÃ¡naiste and Minister for Education and Skills if her attention has been drawn to a situation in a college (details supplied); the action she will take regarding this situation; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [44890/10]
Seán Haughey (Minister of State, Department of Education and Science; Minister of State, Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment; Dublin North Central, Fianna Fail)
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The college referred to by the Deputy provides a one year full-time Community and Health Services course at FETAC Level 5. The college charges a â¬200 registration fee and â¬240 for exam fees and other materials to participants on this course. Participants on this course are offered additional, optional training courses - Emergency First Responder (EFR) and Emergency Medical Technician (EMT). These courses are certified by the Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council (PHECC) and the college charges a fee of â¬2,400 to cover course costs. These courses are offered separate to the Community and Health Services course and participation is optional.