Wednesday, 25 September 2019

Ceisteanna (78)

Fergus O'Dowd

Ceist:

78. Deputy Fergus O'Dowd asked the Minister for Education and Skills if queries from a person (details supplied) regarding a SOLAS training certificate will receive a response; if assistance can be provided to them; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [38947/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Education)

Officials in my department have been in contact with SOLAS, which manages the National Apprenticeship System in Ireland, in connection with this issue. The electrical apprenticeship involves 7 training phases and according to SOLAS records, the person in question has completed requirements for his apprenticeship for Phases 1 through to 6. To complete his apprenticeship he is required to successfully complete Phase 7 with an employer, involving work based training and assessments. To complete this phase he needs to be registered with a SOLAS approved employer as an apprentice. SOLAS have received communication from the person in question in relation to issues he has identified and my understanding is that SOLAS are endeavouring to assist in relation to the completion of his apprenticeship.