Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Questions (228)

Andrew Doyle


228. Deputy Andrew Doyle asked the Minister for Education and Skills the reason the higher diploma in montessori teaching course at a college (details supplied) in Dublin is not funded by the Student Universal Support Ireland grant; if he will consider including it on the list for funding in the future; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [12844/13]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

The course referred to by the Deputy has not been approved as it has not been demonstrated that it represents academic progression from the qualification required for entry to the course. I have no plans to extend the student grant scheme to include this course on that basis.