Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Questions (122)

Michael McNamara

Question:

122. Deputy Michael McNamara asked the Minister for Education and Skills when a person (details supplied) in County Clare will receive a response to an application for incremental credit for teaching service in HSI Limerick Business School; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11651/14]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

The scheme for the award of incremental credit is set out in circular letter PPT 29/07. Under its terms incremental credit may be awarded in respect of periods of qualified teaching service given in a third level institution, the institution must be recognised as a provider of courses leading to accredited third level awards.The scheme was agreed at the Teachers' Conciliation Council, comprised of representatives of the teacher unions, school management bodies, the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform, and my Department, chaired by an official of the Labour Relations Commission. In the case to which the Deputy refers, an application for incremental credit was received in my Department whereupon the applicant was requested to provide further information in relation to the status of the third level institution concerned. On receipt of this information from the applicant my Department will process the application.