Thursday, 25 October 2018

Ceisteanna (158)

Billy Kelleher

Ceist:

158. Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Minister for Education and Skills the assessment by the Apprenticeship Council regarding the 77 proposals received in the second call for new apprenticeship categories which closed on 1 September 2017; the apprenticeships that have been approved for roll-out to date; and the timeline for operationalising each new approved apprenticeship in tabular form. [44489/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Education)

This Government is committed to expanding the apprenticeship model into new sectors of the economy. A key commitment in our Action Plan to Expand Apprenticeship for last year was to issue a second call for apprenticeship proposals to refresh the pipeline of apprenticeship proposals established through the first call. The call closed on 1 September with 77 proposals received from a range of sectors, occupations and National Framework Qualification levels.  Following the evaluation process 26 new programmes were approved for further development into national apprenticeships in various sectors including construction, engineering, horticulture and agriculture.  Three programmes from the second call are already underway, Logistics Associate, Laboratory Analyst and Laboratory Technician.

Based on information from the consortia, the information requested by the Deputy in relation to the other 23 programmes is set out in the following table.

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Title of proposed apprenticeship

Industry lead

Proposed coordinating provider

Target rollout date

1.

Advanced Quantity Surveyor

Level 9 Duration 2 years

Society of Charted Surveyors Ireland

Limerick Institute of Technology

2nd half 2019

2.

Applied Horticulture

Level 6 Duration 2 years

Teagasc

Teagasc

2nd half 2019

3.

Arboriculture

Level 5 Duration 2 years

Caseys Tree Care Ltd,

North West Tree Care,

Kilcoyne Tree Care,

Arborist Ireland

Galway Roscommon ETB

2nd half 2019

4.

Associate Sales Professional

Level 6 Duration 3 years

Sales Sense

Mayo Sligo & Leitrim ETB

1st half 2019

5.

CGI Technical Artist (Animation,

Games, VFX)

Level 9 Duration 2 years

Animation Skillnet with Screen Training Ireland

Dublin IT

2nd half 2019

6.

Equipment Systems Engineer Level 9 Duration 2years

SL Controls

University of Limerick

2nd half 2019

7.

Farm Management

Level 7 Duration 4 years

Teagasc

Teagasc

2nd half 2019

8.

Farm Technician

Level 6 Duration 2 years

Teagasc

Teagasc

2nd half 2019

9.

Geo-Driller

Level 6 Duration 3 years

Geological Survey Ireland

IT Carlow

2nd half 2019

10.

ICT Associate Professional in

Cybersecurity

Level 6 Duration 2 years

FastTrack into Technology (FIT)

FIT

2nd half 2019

11.

Lean Sigma Manager

Level 9 Duration 2 years

Teleflex

University of Limerick

2nd half 2019

12.

Principal Engineer- Professional

Doctorate

Level 10 Duration 4 years

SL Controls

University of Limerick

1st half 2019

13.

Professional Bar Manager Level 7 Duration 2 years

Vintners Association

Griffith College

2nd half 2019

14.

Professional Hairdressing

Level 6 Duration 3 years

Hairdressing Council of Ireland

Limerick & Clare ETB & Image Learning and Development

Training Network Ltd

2nd half 2019

15.

Professional Healthcare Assistant

Level 6 Duration 2 years

Kiltipper Woods Care Centre

Griffith College

2nd half 2019

16.

Recruitment Practitioner

Level 6 Duration 2 years

National Recruitment Federation

National College of Ireland

2nd half 2019

17.

Scaffolding

Level 6 Duration 3 years

Construction Industry Federation

Laois & Offaly ETB

1st half 2019

18.

Software System Designer

Level 9 Duration 2 years

Lero

University of Limerick

2nd half 2019

19.

SportTurf Management Level 6 Duration 2 years

Teagasc

Teagasc

2nd half 2019

20.

Stud Farm Management

Level 7 Duration 2 years

Teagasc

Teagasc

2nd half 2019

21.

Supply Chain Associate

Level 7 Duration 3 years

IPICS The Supply Chain Management Institute

University of Limerick

2nd half 2019

22.

Supply Chain Manager

Level 9 Duration 2 years

IPICS The Supply Chain Management Institute

University of Limerick

2nd half 2019

23.

Supply Chain Specialist

Level 8 Duration 2 years

IPICS The Supply Chain Management Institute

University of Limerick

2nd half 2019