HC Deb 25 May 1976 vol 912 cc191-2W
Mr. Carmichael

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many students are at present completing youth and community courses in colleges of education; how many have so far been offered jobs in this field; and what prospects he can hold out to the remainder of finding jobs in the next few months.

Mr. McElhone

In the current academic year 172 students are expected to complete courses leading to the diploma or the certificate in youth and community service. At present, detailed information about the number who have been offered jobs is not available centrally. The number of posts to be filled in the next few months will depend on decisions taken by employing bodies in that period.

Mr. Monro

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many students will qualify at colleges of education during 1976 for primary and secondary teaching, respectively; and how many posts are expected to be available for them in Scotland.

Mr. McElhone

The numbers if primary and secondary teachers expected to qualify from colleges of education this summer are about 2,400 and 3,100 respectively. Education authorities are not yet in a position to estimate the total number of vacancies in the schools this summer.

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