Tuesday, 11 May 2021
Department of Education and Skills
Teaching Council of Ireland
606. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the number of tutors registered with the Teaching Council; the number of tutors employed by the State to deliver adult literacy courses and ESOL; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24162/21]
The Teaching Council registers teachers under the Teaching Council Act 2001-2015 and in line with the Registration Regulations 2016. There are four routes of registration; Primary, Post-primary, Further Education and Other. There is no statutory obligation for tutors to register with the Teaching Council and therefore the information the Deputy has requested regarding the number of tutors registered is not held.
Information on the number of tutors employed by the Education and Training Boards to deliver adult literacy courses and ESOL is being collated and I will arrange for it to be sent to the Deputy.