Friday, 6 September 2019

Questions (351)

Michael Healy-Rae


351. Deputy Michael Healy-Rae asked the Minister for Education and Skills if a matter (details supplied) will be reviewed; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [35391/19]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

The regulatory requirement in order to become a registered electrical contractor in Ireland is to hold an Advanced Craft Certificate following completion of a statutory apprenticeship.  The registration of electrical contractors is undertaken by Safe Electric and any recognition of foreign qualifications for that purpose is a matter for that body.

Foreign qualifications may be considered for exemptions within an apprenticeship by SOLAS under the Recognition of Prior Learning process if a person holding such a qualification is registered as an apprentice with a SOLAS approved employer but SOLAS is not responsible for offering a wider recognition process.

Further advice on Recognition of Foreign Qualifications can be found on the NARIC Ireland website