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Further Education and Training in Ireland RECENT DEVELOPMENTS 12 JUNE 2014.

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1 Further Education and Training in Ireland RECENT DEVELOPMENTS 12 JUNE 2014

2 Education in Ireland 2013 BUDGET FOR EDUCATION AND TRAINING WAS €8.5 BILLION. 16% OF GOVERNMENT SPENDING IS ON EDUCATION. 1/3 OF ALL EMPLOYEES IN THE PUBLIC SECTOR ARE EMPLOYED IN EDUCATION ENROLMENT IN EDUCATION IS EXPECTED TO GROW SIGNIFICANTLY IN THE NEXT 10 YEARS.

3 National Framework of Qualifications(NFQ )

4 FURTHER EDUCATION PROVISION Full-time and Part-time provision Further Education Colleges Youthreach Centres Community Training Centres Training Centres (former FÁS) Apprenticeships Adult and Community Based Education

5 Further Education Colleges  Provide full-time FE courses (Post Leaving Certificate)  Academic Year  Financed by the Department of Education and Skills - through SOLAS  Teachers paid at second level teacher rate  Some students entitled to Back to Education Allowance  Some students entitled to Vocational Opportunity Training Scheme allowance  Some FE delivered in Second Level Schools  Part-time self-financing evening provision

6 Youthreach  Fulltime provision for Young People (over 15) who have dropped out of school  Allowance paid to students  Teachers paid as teachers and as resource workers  Students can spent up to 4 years in Youthreach  Concentration on literacy, numeracy and basic skills

7 Community Training Centres  Training schemes run for young people who have dropped out of school  Run by local committees  Staffed by trainers

8 Training Centres  Provides full-time and part-time training for adults  Concentration on people out of work. Unemployed people referred to centres.  Training Centres also provide education and training for apprentices  Staffed by instructors  A high proportion of the training is now franchised out to private providers

9 Apprenticeship in Ireland Long established apprenticeship system Employer led standard based system Governed by trades Only 2% of Irish school leavers enter apprenticeships Only 25 designated areas 24 fours duration and 1 three years 1685 apprentices recruited in 2013 Recent review of apprenticeships in Ireland Recommends reform of present apprenticeships and expansion of apprenticeships into new areas

10 ETB Adult & Community Based Education Service Community Education Literacy Service Adult Education Guidance Out of School Service

11 Literacy Service  Group literacy: reading, writing, spelling, maths  FETAC: Levels 3 and 4 in Communications, Maths, Computers  ESOL: English for Speakers of Other Languages  One to one literacy: reading, writing, spelling, maths

12 Adult Guidance Service  Dedicated guidance counsellor  Information on access, educational opportunities and progression  Information on learning opportunities in the area  Provide one-to-one adult education guidance and group guidance  Free Internet Access for learners

13 Further Education Students School Leavers Mature Students Unemployed INTREO Social Inclusion International Students Students with disabilities/SEN

14 Further Education Students 2013 Fulltime Students 35,609 Post Leaving Certificate (in Further Education Colleges) 5,637 Vocational Training Opportunities Scheme (VTOS) 3,700 Youthreach Part-time students 32,066 Back to Education Initiative 55,000 Adult Literacy 11,240 English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) 3,230 Skills for Work (people at work with literacy difficulties) 56,000 Community Education

15 Further Education (Training) ,000 Apprentices 5,000 Traineeships 16,300 Specific Skills Training 6,500 Momentum (unemployed) 12,000 Online 2,200 Bridging Foundation (unemployed) 3,600 Community Training Centres 4,600 Local Training Initiatives 3,300 Specialist Training Providers

16 Reform of FET Education and Training Boards Act 2013 Further Education and Training Act 2013 DES review of Further Education and Training 2013 Aggregation of ETBs July 2013 Establishment of SOLAS October 2013 Apprenticeship Review January 2014

17 Higher Education Half of year olds now have third level qualifications, the highest level in Europe Irish universities are in the top 1% of research institutions in the world across 18 academic disciplines Ireland is 1 st in the world for the availability of skilled labour Ireland has the 4 th highest percentage of Maths, Science and Computing graduates in the EU 75% of Irish employers are satisfied with graduate skills.

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20 Reform at Third Level  National Strategy for Higher Education to 2030  Third Level institutes are being amalgamated and the number is being reduced from 39 to 25  Institutes of Technology are being consolidated into Technological Universities  Regional clusters of HEIs are being set up


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