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Post-Leaving Certificate Courses.

Dáil Éireann Debate, Wednesday - 27 May 2009

Wednesday, 27 May 2009

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Billy Timmins

Ceist:

209 Deputy Billy Timmins asked the Minister for Education and Science the position in relation to a college (details supplied) in County Wicklow that has enrolled 943 post leaving certificate students but is currently capped at 830 students; if the cap will be increased for its post leaving certificate college; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [21679/09]

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Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Minister for Education and Science)

From September 2009, an additional 1,500 PLC places will be made available nationwide bringing the total number of PLC places to 31,688. On 22 May, these additional places were allocated to VECs and other providers. County Wicklow VEC, which has responsibility for the college referred to by the Deputy, was allocated an additional 30 PLC places, bringing their total allocation to 980 PLC places. Further distribution of places to individual colleges within VECs is a matter for each VEC.

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