HC Deb 12 November 1968 vol 773 cc77-8W
78. Mr. J. H. Osborn

asked the Minister for the Civil Service what provision is made for the further education towards professional qualifications of those entering the clerical and executive grades in the public sector, with only O levels and with A levels, respectively.

Mrs. Hart

The provision is of two kinds. The first covers external training in outside institutions leading to the acquisition of knowledge or skill which in a Department's opinion is necessary to qualify an officer, or is valuable in making him more efficient, in his present or potential duties. The second covers assistance by Departments to staff who wish to undertake external courses in approved subjects leading to a recognised educational or professional qualification, certificate or diploma, in circumstances where aid of the first kind is not appropriate.