Tuesday, 24 November 2020

Questions (653, 672)

Alan Dillon

Question:

653. Deputy Alan Dillon asked the Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science the third level CPD accredited courses available in counties Mayo, Galway and Roscommon; and the number in areas such as biomedical, electrical engineering, software and digital skills. [38100/20]

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Alan Dillon

Question:

672. Deputy Alan Dillon asked the Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science the third level CPD accredited courses available in counties Mayo, Galway and Roscommon; the number in areas such as biomedical and electrical engineering, software and digital skills; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [38497/20]

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Written answers (Question to Further and Higher Education)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 653 and 672 together.

A list of higher education courses in NUIG and GMIT in the fields specified by the Deputy is attached. Further education courses can be searched by location and field on https://www.fetchcourses.ie/ and a searchable register of all qualifications recognised under the national framework of qualifications (NFQ) can be found at https://irq.ie/.

My Department does not have a role in determining whether a given course counts as CPD or not – this is determined by employers or by professional regulatory bodies. In addition, many CPD courses do not lead to a qualification on the NFQ and are not accredited by QQI or a higher education institution. They are not provided by further or higher education institutions, and not regulated by my Department.

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