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Cannon, Ciarán

Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


Pupil-Teacher Ratio

The pupil-teacher ratio for Post Leaving Cert (PLC) courses - which are mainly geared at school leavers and adults returning to education - is more favourable than the ratio in second level schools...More Button

This decision is being made at a time when the Government has succeeded in protecting the class sizes in primary and free second-level schools for the coming year, ensuring that our limited resou...More Button

While it would be preferable not to have to make any changes, it is hard to justify providing more generous pupil-teacher ratios to PLCs which educates adults, than second-level schools which cat...More Button

This change will reduce the number of teaching posts by 200 in PLC courses and may lead to some reduction in subject choices for students. The further education sector has expanded rapidly over t...More Button

PLC providers have been enrolling significantly above their allocation of places in recent years, and I do not expect that this measure will impact on the number of PLC places available.More Button

This necessary change will result in an estimated saving of €12mn in a full year. As the change will be introduced at the start of the academic year in September 2013 the savings from Sept to Dec...More Button

There will be no change to the number of PLC places sanctioned by my Department. City of Dublin Vocational Education Committee (CDVEC) currently have an allocation of 457 teaching posts. Their re...More Button

These changes will not take effect until September 2013. In the meantime CDVEC will have an opportunity to plan for the reduced allocation across the schools/colleges under their remit.More Button

The pupil-teacher ratio for Post Leaving Cert (PLC) courses - which are mainly geared at school leavers and adults returning to education - is more favourable than the ratio in second level schools...More Button

Further Education and Training Programmes Provision

Persons on Vocational Training Opportunities Scheme (VTOS), Youthreach and FAS programmes are paid a training allowance in lieu of their Department of Social Protection payment. Currently learners...More Button

Further Education and Training Programmes Places

Training allowances are paid to participants on FÁS, Youthreach and VTOS programmes. A small number of pro-rata training allowances are also paid to learners on the part-time Back to Education Init...More Button