Thursday, 8 October 2020

Ceisteanna (186)

Michael Healy-Rae


186. Deputy Michael Healy-Rae asked the Minister for Education if a person (details supplied) can be given a Teaching Council number; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [29271/20]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Education)

Under the Teaching Council Acts 2001-2015 the Teaching Council is the body with statutory authority and responsibility for the regulation of the teaching profession in Ireland including the registration of teachers in the State.

The Teaching Council have currently registered over 3,000 Newly Qualified Teachers this year, it has also registered over 940 teachers across all 4 registration routes since May.

I am informed the Teaching Council advise that, for teachers qualified outside of Ireland, the assessment and registration process may typically take up to 12 weeks from receipt of all application documentation and depending on the time of year, recommending that applicants apply in advance of their planned return to or commencement of teaching in Ireland. They advise the processing time for standard Irish qualifications is 6-8 weeks.

The person referred to by the Deputy should continue to liaise directly with the Teaching Council and follow their guidance regarding their registration.