I propose to take Questions Nos. 209, 213 and 242 together.
The College to which the Deputies refer is a private college and is not an approved institution under the Higher Education Authority (HEA). It does not receive core funding; however, my Department provides grant in lieu of tuition fee funding to the College in respect of three approved undergraduate courses. Funding of some €436,000 for the 2013/14 academic year was allocated to the College in respect of this funding.
The ALBA programme referred to is a part-time course and is therefore not an approved course for fee fees funding.
My Department does not have a role in the placement of students in any third level institution; however, I welcome the fact that the college has stated that it intends to wind down in a phased basis in order to facilitate as much as possible the completion of students' studies.