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Ancillary Workers (Bursaries)

Volume 76: debated on Monday 1 April 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what steps he takes to ensure that bursaries available for the training of social workers, radiographers, occupational therapists, chiropodists and dental students, from funds provided by his Department, are taken up; and if he will take steps to ensure that there is no shortfall in the intake of students for these courses next year.

[pursuant to his reply, 28 March 1985, c. 301]: Social work and dental students receive mandatory awards for degree courses from the five

Mode AMode B1Mode B2
Per cent.*Number of schemesPer cent.*Number of schemesPer cent.*Number of schemes
Agent/sponsor provides all work-based training522,19324252736
Some work-based training sub-contracted208445861030154
All work-based training sub-contracted261,0971717961313
Not stated284111210
* Results from the 1984 providers survey applied to the count of schemes obtained from the October 1983 census of schemes.

education and library boards in Northern Ireland. Bursaries for students undertaking diploma courses in radiography, occupational therapy, chiropody and social work are awarded by the Department of Health and Social Services to ensure that the supply of suitably qualified persons matches the demand of the health and personal social services in Northern Ireland.