Tuesday, 21 September 2021

Questions (441)

Duncan Smith


441. Deputy Duncan Smith asked the Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science the reason a person (details supplied) is not being permitted to pursue an apprenticeship; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [45060/21]

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Written answers (Question to Further and Higher Education)

Persons seeking to become registered apprentices must meet specified criteria in relation to educational attainment and other areas. For a number of specified occupations, the registration criteria also includes a requirement to successfully pass a colour vision test. The list of apprenticeships to which this requirement applies is set out below.

- Aircraft Mechanics

- Electrical

- Electrical Instrumentation

- Instrumentation

- Refrigeration and Air Conditioning

- Electronic Security Systems

- Floor and Wall Tiling

- Painting and Decorating

- Agricultural Mechanics

- Construction Plant Fitting

- Heavy Vehicle Mechanics

- Vehicle Body Repairs

- Motor Mechanics

- Plumbing