Written answers

Tuesday, 13 October 2020

Department of Education and Skills

Third Level Education

Photo of Thomas PringleThomas Pringle (Donegal, Independent)
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358. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the reason a person (details supplied) cannot continue their course in further education online; the plans to introduce online classes for education and training board-run courses in a college and other further education facilities in the short term due to the level-3 regulations; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [30181/20]

Photo of Niall CollinsNiall Collins (Limerick County, Fianna Fail)
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Education and Training Boards (ETBs) are complying with the guidance provided in the Government’s Resilience and Recovery 2020-2021: Plan for living with Covid 19, as well as Implementation Guidelines for Public Health Measures in ETB Further Education & Training Institutions (FET).In respect of Further Education and Training (FET), the guidelines advise that in the event of Level 3 restrictions, further education and adult education are to escalate all appropriate protective measures and limit congregation as far as possible.

The ETB in question will be planning and delivering its services in accordance with these national guidelines to protect learners and staff.


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