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Further and Higher Education (Scotland) Act 2005

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All reference to 'Parts' and 'sections' are from the Further and Higher Education (Scotland) Act 2005. For other versions of these Explanatory Notes, see More Resources.

  1. Introduction

  2. Background

  3. The Act

  4. The Act – Section by Section

    1. Part 1 - Further and Higher Education Etc.

      1. Establishment of the Scottish Further and Higher Education Funding Council

        1. Section 1 Scottish Further and Higher Education Funding Council

        2. Section 2 Dissolution of other funding bodies

      2. Provision of further and higher education, etc.

        1. Section 3 The Council: general duty

        2. Section 4 The Scottish Ministers: general duty

        3. Section 5 Fundable further and higher education

        4.  Section 6 Fundable Bodies

        5. Section 7 Fundable Bodies: further provision

        6. Section 8 Support needs

      3. Funding of further and higher education etc.

        1. Section 9 Funding of the Council

        2. Section 10 Additional grants

        3. Section 11 Administration of funds

        4. Section 12 Funding of fundable bodies

      4. The Council: functions

        1. Section 13 Quality of fundable further and higher education

        2. Section 14 Credit and qualification framework

        3. Section 15 Efficiency studies

        4. Section 16 Council’s right to address meetings

        5. Section 17 Advisory functions

        6. Section 18 Functions regarding certain property

        7. Section 19 Administration of certain support

      5. The Council: exercise of functions

        1. Section 20 Council to have regard to particular matters

        2. Section 21 Equal opportunities

        3. Section 22 Consultation and collaboration

        4. Section 23 General powers

      6. The Scottish Ministers: requirements and directions

        1. Section 24 Requirements as to Council’s functions

        2. Section 25 Directions where financial mismanagement

      7. Fundable bodies: miscellaneous

        1. Section 26 Academic Freedom

        2. Section 27 Remit of the Scottish Public Services Ombudsman

        3. Section 28 Inspection of accounts

        4. Section 29 Educational use of certain property

        5. Section 30 Change of name by certain bodies

        6. Section 31 Information about recorded children

    2. Part 2 - General

      1. Section 32 Amendment of enactments

      2. Section 33 Ancillary provision

      3. Section 34 Orders and regulations

      4. Section 35 Interpretation

      5. Section 36 Short title and commencement

      6. Schedule 1 — The Scottish Further and Higher Education Funding Council

      7. Schedule 2 — Fundable Bodies

      8. Schedule 3 — Amendment of enactments

  5. Parliamentary History

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