Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Questions (219)

Dara Calleary

Question:

219. Deputy Dara Calleary asked the Minister for Education and Skills if his attention has been drawn to the fact that FETAC course operators must run their courses in FETAC-accredited centres; his views on whether this is a restrictive rule; his views on whether local community centres and civic centres would be ideal locations for the hosting of such courses; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [22395/14]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

QQI/FETAC awards are provided by education and training providers that have agreed their overall arrangements for Quality Assurance with FETAC/QQI. The location of courses offered by these recognised providers is then a matter for the provider themselves. Providers do use community and civic centres and also use hotels, purpose built facilities and work based locations which are health and safety approved. Location very much depends on the type of course that the provider is offering.