HC Deb 15 May 1973 vol 856 cc274-5W
29. Mr. Goodhart

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what action she is planning to take to raise the qualifications needed for entry into teacher training colleges.

Mrs. Thatcher

Increasing numbers of students with two or more GCE passes at A level are being admitted to colleges of education and this will be the normal minimum qualification for entrance to the new Dip.HE and B.Ed courses, which should start by 1975. The existing certificate courses with their lower entry qualifications will be phased out as soon as the teacher supply situation permits.