It has been brought to my attention recently that many of those FAS CE schemes are a total waste of taxpayers money and are of no benefit to the participants. I have heard of widespread bullying of participants by supervisors who themselves have little or no qualifications. I am very familiar with 3 CE schemes in the west and midlands where some very bad practice is happening. One supervisor had participants working in an extension to his home.
Being a supervisor on a FAS CE scheme rewards a wage in excess of €700 pw and does not require any skill or qualification. I have also been informed that many of these Supervisory positions are filled with political influence.
Please respond if you know of any malpractice in any CE Scheme.