Thursday, 4 April 2019
Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection
Back to Education Allowance Appeals
320. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection when a response will issue in the case of a back to education allowance for a person (details supplied). [15691/19]
This case has been reviewed by the Intreo Centre concerned and they have confirmed that the qualification referred to in this case, a Professional Masters in Adult and Community Education, is not one of the courses covered under the BTEA as it is not a pre-requisite for employment in adult education services. Further to this, according to Department information, it does not serve as an alternative to the Professional Masters in Education required to qualify for a general teaching role. On foot of this review I understand from my Department that the decision to disallow the back to education application for the person concerned has been upheld.
I trust this clarifies the position for the Deputy.