§ Mr. Sillars
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what recent representations he has received about converting the pre 12W sent three-year college of education diploma course into a four-year degree course; what replies he has sent; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. McElhone
Last August I invited a wide range of educational interests to comment on the principle of replacing the present primary diploma course with a three-year degree course. Many of these indicated a preference for a four-year course, and a number of bodies have made similar representations in commenting on my proposals for reducing intakes to teacher training courses. I am considering all these views and will make a statement in due course.