Written answers

Tuesday, 14 December 2010

Department of Education and Science

FÁS Training Programmes

10:00 am

Photo of Alan ShatterAlan Shatter (Dublin South, Fine Gael)
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Question 93: To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Education and Skills if she will detail all FÁS courses which are currently taking place or which have taken place in a school (details supplied) in Dublin 16 since September 2008; in respect of each course, under whose aegis such course is or was held; and in respect of each course, if it is or was part time or full time, the number of hours duration per day and if daytime or evening. [47115/10]

Photo of Alan ShatterAlan Shatter (Dublin South, Fine Gael)
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Question 94: To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Education and Skills if she will detail all moneys paid out in respect of FÁS courses held in a school (details supplied) in Dublin 16 from September 2008 to date in 2010; to whom such moneys were paid; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [47116/10]

Photo of Seán HaugheySeán 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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I propose to take Questions Nos. 93 and 94 together.

The information requested by the Deputy is set out in the following table.

Contracts are paid on a per capita basis; this means that there is a set fee for each participant based on a minimum number of trainees. The fees are reduced when the number falls below the set minimum level. Furthermore, each contract is subject to stipulated placement targets – both at the conclusion of the course and 4-6 months after its completion. FÁS retains a percentage of the contractor fee which becomes payable when these targets have been met.

Balinteer Community School - FAS Contracted Course between Sept 2008 - Dec 2010
Start DateFinish DateCourse TitleContract NumberContract ValueContractorPTFTDayHours per dayEveningHours per Evening
25/09/200921/11/2009Manual & Computerised Accounts243815,655.00Creative Training vv7.15 Hrs (Mon -Thurs ) & 4 Hrs Fri
12/10/200913/11/2009Basic Computers28778,350.00Creative Training vv7.15 Hrs (Mon -Thurs ) & 4 Hrs Fri
27/10/200922/01/2010Comptia Networks+304820,740.00Creative Training vv7.15 Hrs (Mon -Thurs ) & 4 Hrs Fri
29/03/201017/07/2010Childcare Trainneship P3370027,120.00Creative Training vv7.15 Hrs (Mon -Thurs ) & 4 Hrs Fri
11/10/201018/12/2010ECDL402825,336.00Business Management Institute vv7.5Hrs ( Mon -Thurs ) & 3.25 Hrs Fri
05/04/201009/07/2010Healtcare Trainneship P3370323,730.00Creative Training vv7.5 Hrs ( Mon -Thurs ) & 5 Hrs Fri
05/04/201009/07/2010Healtcare Trainneship P4370423,730.00Creative Training vv7.5 Hrs (Mon -Thurs ) & 5 Hrs Fri
31/05/201002/07/2010Warehose Operator and Forklift Driver397922,000.00Irish School of Motoring vv7. Hrs ( Mon -Thurs ) & 3.25Hrs Fri
31/05/201002/07/2010Warehose Operator and Forklift Driver398022,000.00Irish School of Motoring vv7. Hrs ( Mon -Thurs ) & 3.25Hrs Fri
08/06/201008/10/2010ECDL402425,336.80Business Management Institute vv7. Hrs ( Mon -Thurs ) & 3.25Hrs Fri
14/06/201015/10/2010ECDL402525,336.80Business Management Institute vv7. Hrs ( Mon -Thurs ) & 3.25Hrs Fri
09/08/201010/12/2010ECDL402625,336.80Business Management Institute vv7. Hrs ( Mon -Thurs ) & 3.25Hrs Fri
13/09/201014/11/2010ECDL402725,336.80Business Management Institute vv7. Hrs ( Mon -Thurs ) & 3.25Hrs Fri
16/08/201017/09/2010Computer Basics41507,450.00Clane College vv7. Hrs ( Mon -Thurs ) & 3.25Hrs Fri
20/09/201022/10/2010Computer Basics41517,450.00Clane College vv7. Hrs ( Mon -Thurs ) & 3.25Hrs Fri
25/10/201026/11/2010Computer Basics41527,450.00Clane College vv7. Hrs ( Mon -Thurs ) & 3.25Hrs Fri
29/11/201007/01/2011Computer Basics41537,450.00Clane College vv7. Hrs ( Mon -Thurs ) & 3.25Hrs Fri
11/10/201012/11/2011Warehouse Operator442119,500.00ISM vv7. Hrs ( Mon -Thurs ) & 3.25Hrs Fri
08/11/201010/12/2010Warehouse Operator442219,500.00ISM vv7. Hrs ( Mon -Thurs ) & 3.25Hrs Fri
06/09/201028/01/2011Childcare Pract Trainneship P1+2434226,400.00Midland School of Childcare vv7.5Hrs ( Mon -Thurs ) & 3.25 Hrs Fri
18/10/201011/03/2011Childcare Pract Trainneship P1+3434426,400.00Midland School of Childcare vv7.5Hrs ( Mon -Thurs ) & 3.25 Hrs Fri
22/09/200813/03/2009ECDL188538,240.00Ceative Trainingv v7 Hrs X 2 Days per week
19/10/200912/03/2010Childcare Pract Trainneship281933,900.00Ceative Training vv7. Hrs ( Mon -Thurs ) & 5.Hrs Fri
27/10/200902/04/2010Healthcare Assistant Trainneship280337,290.00Ceative Training vv7.5 Hrs ( Mon -Thurs ) & 5.Hrs Fri
27/10/200902/04/2010Healthcare Assistant Trainneship280237,290.00Ceative Training vv7. 5Hrs ( Mon -Thurs ) & 5.Hrs Fri
06/04/200905/06/2009Manula & Computerised A/cs343715,655.00Ceative Training vv7. Hrs ( Mon -Thurs ) & 5.Hrs Fri
17/05/201006/08/2010Comptia Networks +393920,740.00Ceative Training vv7. Hrs ( Mon -Thurs ) & 4.Hrs Fri
08/07/200918/09/2009Basic Computers - Short Course24816,700.00Ceative Trainingv v6.5 hrs x 2 days per week
15/05/200931/07/2009Basic Computers - Short Course24806,700.00Ceative Trainingv v6.5 hrs x 2 days per week
15/05/200931/07/2009Basic Computers - Short Course24796,700.00Ceative Trainingv v6.5 hrs x 2 days per week
08/03/201116/04/2010Basic Computers -287610,020.00Ceative Training 7.5 Hrs ( Mon -Thurs ) & 5 Hrs Fri
28/09/200904/12/2009Basic Computers - Short Course24767,950.00Ceative Trainingv 7.5 Hrs ( Mon -Thurs ) & 4 Hrs Fri
10/03/200814/11/2008Healt Care Assitant Trainneship174257,960.00Ceative Training 7. Hrs ( Mon -Thurs ) & 3Hrs Fri
15/09/200806/12/2009Return to Work174428,600.00Ceative Training 4 hours X Mon - Fri
22/09/200913/03/2009ECDL Part time188638,240.00Creative Trainingv 5 hours X Mon - Fri
Evening Courses Balinteer Community School - between Sept 2008 - Dec 2010
21/09/200927/11/2009ECDLPO 45002687496,000.00Ceative Training v3 Hrs X 12Evening per week
21/09/200927/11/2009Preperation for ECDLPO 45002687492,350.00Ceative Training v3 Hrs X 1 Evening per week
21/09/200927/11/2009Start Your Own BusinessPO 45002687492,350.00Ceative Training v4 Hrs X 1 Evening per week
16/06/201019/08/2010ECDLPO 45002873679,080.00Ceative Training v3 Hrs X 2Evening per week

Photo of Alan ShatterAlan Shatter (Dublin South, Fine Gael)
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Question 95: To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Education and Skills whether she has any concerns about adults who have not been vetted attending FÁS courses in a school (details supplied) in Dublin 16 when pupils are attending the school and her policy applicable to such arrangements. [47117/10]

Photo of Mary CoughlanMary Coughlan (Tánaiste; Minister, Department of Education and Science; Donegal South West, Fianna Fail)
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My Department issued a circular to all school authorities in late 2005 urging trustees and Boards of Management to make their facilities available, where possible, for community education and recreation purposes.

It appears that the school in question is making some of its school facilities available for the running of FÁS courses.

Decisions in relation to the use of school facilities are at the discretion of the school authorities, subject to the condition that the needs of the students attending the school are prioritised in the first instance. School authorities must always be cognisant of their responsibility to provide a duty of care towards the pupils in the school. It is therefore essential that the Board has appropriate measures in place to safeguard the welfare and safety of its pupils.

In relation to vetting, the current arrangements for vetting of teaching and non-teaching staff are set out in Department Circular 0094/2006 which is available on my Department's website. My Department has also recently issued a new circular (0063/2010) which updates and expands the garda vetting requirements for all primary and post-primary schools. The requirements of this circular are effective from 1 January 2011.

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