Tuesday, 25 June 2019

Questions (163)

Mary Butler

Question:

163. Deputy Mary Butler asked the Minister for Education and Skills the status of the proposal to develop a two-year apprenticeship course for healthcare assistants; when the course will be available for participants; and the colleges that will offer it. [26818/19]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

An apprenticeship focused on people in healthcare support roles is currently at an advanced stage of development and is due to be rolled out towards the end of the year. Griffith College is the co-ordinating education and training provider for the apprenticeship, supported by an industry-led consortium. In the initial phase of rollout the off-the-job training will be provided by Griffith College in its locations in Dublin, Cork and Limerick but there is scope to extend the training through other education and training providers.