Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Questions (318)

Eric J. Byrne

Question:

318. Deputy Eric Byrne asked the Minister for Education and Skills if he will confirm the guidelines regarding transition year work experience and if it is allowable for students to engage in work experience one day over the course of the academic year; his views on whether instances of this nature are ideal; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8370/13]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

In relation to Transition Year work experience there are a number of models currently in use by schools. I am aware that a number of schools have changed work experience from a one or two week block release to one day a week for the year. This is a considered response to local needs. Schools are free to interpret the TY Guidelines themselves and to provide their own unique programme for their schools.