Written answers

Thursday, 25 February 2021

Department of Education and Skills

Health and Social Care Professionals

Photo of David CullinaneDavid Cullinane (Waterford, Sinn Fein)
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210. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the categories and number of students by area of study and annual cohorts who undertake clinical or training placements in the health and social care services in each year, in tabular form; the number of placement hours in each year for each area of study; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [10641/21]

Photo of Simon HarrisSimon Harris (Wicklow, Fine Gael)
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The data requested by the Deputy is not held by my Department nor the agencies under its remit.

Placements are organised at the level of each individual Higher Education Institution (HEI), as part of their programme offerings to be delivered in conjunction with relevant placement providers. Where appropriate, each HEI will develop their programme offerings to meet the accreditation standards of relevant regulatory and professional recognition bodies including where placements are a requirement. In relation to health and social care programmes, the principal regulatory body is CORU which sets the standards of education and training required for the professions which fall within its remit.


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