Tuesday, 28 May 2019

Questions (114)

Maurice Quinlivan

Question:

114. Deputy Maurice Quinlivan asked the Minister for Education and Skills the estimated cost of providing an additional 1,000 apprenticeship places; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [22663/19]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

The total estimated cost per apprentice in craft apprenticeships is €6,900. There were 904 apprencties registered on the new consortia led apprenticeships at the end of 2018, which is not sufficient as yet to derive a reliable average cost, however this will be kept under review as greater numbers come on stream.

Consequently, the estimated cost of providing an additional one thousand apprenticeship places is €6.9 million. It should be noted that there are also some standing costs associated with running training centres and other institutions that have not been apportioned between apprenticeship and other activity and are not included in this figure.