AQW 29589/11-15

Lord Morrow of Clogher Valley
Democratic Unionist Party
Fermanagh and South Tyrone

Tabled Date: 08/01/2014
Answered On Date: 20/01/2014
Priority Written: No

To ask the Minister for Employment and Learning, pursuant to AQW 27902/11-15, for his assessment of the provision provided by Omagh Campus and it's staff, and whether he has any plans to replicate this provision across other South West College campuses.

It is my desire that all students with learning difficulties, who have the ability to participate in FE provision, can access excellent educational opportunities. I am content that all further education colleges continue to provide such opportunities.
In relation to provision at the Omagh Campus of South West College (SWC), I am aware of the range of courses offered, which are reflective of local demand and financial viability.
The scale and level of provision, available across all campuses, remains the responsibility of the College and is in line with the level of demand within the catchment areas of these campuses. Therefore, in view of your question, my officials will seek comment from SWC on any plans, which it may have, for the remaining campuses, and I will write to you again, following receipt of this response.