Written Answers - Post Leaving Certificate Places

Thursday, 7 July 2011

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 738 No. 1

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  28.  Deputy Clare Daly  Information on Clare Daly  Zoom on Clare Daly   asked the Minister for Education and Skills  Information on Ruairí Quinn  Zoom on Ruairí Quinn   his plans to increase the cap on students by 175 in Dún Laoghaire College of Further Education, County Dublin, which would enable the creation of four new courses for which there is a very clear labour market justification as part of a job creation initiative; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14733/11]

Minister of State at the Department of Education and Skills (Deputy Ciarán Cannon): Information on Ciaran Cannon  Zoom on Ciaran Cannon  An additional 1,000 Post Leaving Certificate (PLC) places were made available as part of the Government’s Jobs Initiative. Following an application process, 55 of these places were allocated to Dún Laoghaire Vocational Education Committee (VEC), which manages Dún Laoghaire College of Further Education, bringing the VEC’s total allocation for the 2011/2012 academic year to 2,206 places. Further distribution of these places to its schools/colleges is a matter for the VEC. The application process is completed and all available additional places have been allocated.

Question No. 29 answered with Question No. 9.

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