HC Deb 05 August 1965 vol 717 c377W
6. Mr. Hamling

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what proposals he is making to technical colleges to hold refresher courses in general education for early school leavers who would make suitable entrants to the teaching profession.

Mr. Prentice

Opportunities are available in local colleges of further education and in evening institutes to prepare for G.C.E. examinations at "O" and "A" level and thus obtain the educational qualifications required for entry to teacher training. If the number of students enrolling sufficed, local education authorities and college principals would, I am sure, arrange a special day-time course for married women or a special evening course for people in employment who wished to improve their general educational standard.