HC Deb 01 February 1977 vol 925 cc166-7W
Mr. Reid

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what consultations he has had with Stirling University (a) as a centre of teacher training about cut-backs in the numbers of teachers who qualify and (b) as a body involved in the awards of B.Ed. degrees to students at Callendar Park College of Education, Falkirk.

Mr. McElhone

My Department had discussions last July with the university about these matters. The university was sent a copy of the consultative paper on teacher training from 1977 onwards which was issued on 17th January 1977, and has been invited, along with other interested bodies, to submit its views on it.

Mr. Reid

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what are the estimated costs per annum of introducing a four-year B.Ed. course as against the three-year diploma course leading to a teaching qualification in primary education.

College Teaching Qualification (Primary Education) Teaching Qualification (Secondary Education) BEd* Teaching Qualification (Further Education) Total
Aberdeen 484 372 200 1,056
Callender Park 359 29 388
Craigie 362 33 395
Craiglockhart 224 28 252
Dundee 334 207 85 626
Dunfermline 43 502 545
Hamilton 560 50 76 686
Jordanhill 915 1,206 220 211 2,552
Moray House 709 622 256 1,587
Notre Dame 714 195 174 1,083
Total 4,661 2,723 1,575 211 9,170
* BEd courses lead to the award of a Teaching Qualification (Primary Education) or a Teaching Qualification (Secondary Education) or both.