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SCHEDULE 1SThe Scottish Further and Higher Education Funding Council

(introduced by section 1)

StatusS

1(1)The Council is a body corporate.S

(2)The Council—

(a)is not a servant or agent of the Crown;

(b)has no status, immunity or privilege of the Crown,

and its property is not to be regarded as property of, or held on behalf of, the Crown.

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Commencement Information

I1 Sch. 1 para. 1 in force at 3.10.2005 by S.S.I. 2005/419 , art. 2(1)

Membership of the CouncilS

2(1)The Council is to consist of the following members—S

(a)the person holding the post of chief executive;

(b)a person appointed by the Scottish Ministers to chair meetings of the Council (the “chairing member”); and

(c)no fewer than 11 nor more than 14 other members appointed by the Scottish Ministers.

(2)Each member (apart from the chief executive) is to be appointed for a period not exceeding 4 years.

(3)The Scottish Ministers may, on the expiry of a period of appointment of a member (apart from the chief executive), extend that appointment for a single further period not exceeding 4 years.

(4)A member (apart from the chief executive)—

(a)may by giving notice in writing to the Scottish Ministers resign office as a member of the Council; and

(b)otherwise, holds and vacates office in accordance with the terms and conditions of appointment.

(5)If the Scottish Ministers are satisfied that a member (apart from the chief executive)—

(a)has been absent from meetings of the Council for a period longer than 6 consecutive months without the permission of the Council; or

(b)is otherwise unable or unfit to discharge the functions of a member,

the Scottish Ministers may by giving notice in writing to the member remove the member from office.

(6)A person is, on ceasing to be a member, eligible for reappointment.

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I2 Sch. 1 para. 2 in force at 3.10.2005 by S.S.I. 2005/419 , art. 2(1)

3(1)In appointing members, the Scottish Ministers are to have regard to the desirability of including—S

(a)persons who—

(i)have experience of, and have shown capacity in, the provision of fundable further education or fundable higher education; or

(ii)have held, and have shown the capacity in, any position carrying the responsibility for the provision of such education;

(b)persons who have experience of, and have shown capacity in industrial, commercial or financial matters or the practice of any profession; and

(c)persons who have such other skills, knowledge or experience as the Scottish Ministers consider to be relevant in relation to the exercise of the Council's functions.

(2)In appointing members, the Scottish Ministers are also to have regard to the desirability of—

(a)including persons who are currently engaged in the provision of, or carrying responsibility for the provision of, fundable further education or fundable higher education; and

(b)the membership of the Council (taken as a whole) having experience of, and having shown capacity in, a broad range of such education.

(3)In appointing members, the Scottish Ministers are also to have regard to the desirability of including persons who—

(a)have experience, and have shown capacity, relating to research or the application of research; and

(b)are currently engaged in research or the application of research.

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Commencement Information

I3 Sch. 1 para. 3 in force at 3.10.2005 by S.S.I. 2005/419 , art. 2(1)

Disqualification from membershipS

4[F1(1)A person is disqualified from appointment, and from holding office, as a member of the Council if that person is—S

(a)a member of the House of Lords;

(b)a member of the House of Commons;

(c)a member of the Scottish Parliament;

(d)a member of the European Parliament; or

(e)disqualified from election as a member of the Scottish Parliament or as a member of a local authority.]

[F2(2)A person is disqualified from appointment as a member of the Council if that person—

(a)has within 5 years of the date on which the appointment would take effect, been sentenced (following conviction for an offence in the United Kingdom, the Channel Islands, the Isle of Man or the Irish Republic) to imprisonment for a period of not less than 3 months, whether suspended or not, without the option of a fine;

(b)is an undischarged bankrupt; or

(c)has been removed from office under section 24 of the 1992 Act (in relation to any college) or section 23Q of this Act (in relation to any regional board).

(3) For the purposes of sub-paragraph (2)(b), “ undischarged bankrupt ” means a person—

(a)whose estate has been sequestrated and who has not been discharged (or against whom a bankruptcy order has been made and is still in force);

(b)who has granted a trust deed for, or made a composition or arrangement with, creditors (and has not been discharged in respect of it);

(c)who is the subject of a bankruptcy restrictions order, or an interim bankruptcy restrictions order, made under the Bankruptcy (Scotland) Act 1985 or the Insolvency Act 1986;

(d)who is the subject of a bankruptcy restrictions undertaking entered into under either of those Acts;

(e)who has been adjudged bankrupt (and has not been discharged); or

(f)who is subject to any other kind of order, arrangement or undertaking analogous to those described in paragraphs (a) to (d), anywhere in the world.

(4)A person is disqualified from holding office as a member of the Council if that person—

(a)is sentenced as mentioned in sub-paragraph (2)(a);

(b)has become a person to whom sub-paragraph (2)(b) applies; or

(c)is removed from office as mentioned in sub-paragraph (2)(c).]

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F1Sch. 1 para. 4 renumbered as Sch. 1 para. 4(1) (3.3.2014) by Post-16 Education (Scotland) Act 2013 (asp 12), s. 23(2), Sch. para. 8(24)(a); S.S.I. 2014/21, art. 2, Sch. 1

Commencement Information

I4 Sch. 1 para. 4 in force at 3.10.2005 by S.S.I. 2005/419 , art. 2(1)

Remuneration, allowances and pensions for membersS

5(1)The Council is to pay to its members (apart from the chief executive) such remuneration as the Scottish Ministers may in each case determine.S

(2)The Council is to pay to its members such allowances as the Scottish Ministers may in each case determine.

(3)The Council is, in respect of any person who is or has been a member (apart from the chief executive), to pay, or make such payments towards the provision of, such pensions, allowances and gratuities as the Scottish Ministers may in each case determine.

(4)Where a person ceases to be a member (apart from the chief executive), the Scottish Ministers may, in special circumstances, direct the Council to make to the person a payment of such amount of compensation as the Scottish Ministers may determine.

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Commencement Information

I5 Sch. 1 para. 5 in force at 3.10.2005 by S.S.I. 2005/419 , art. 2(1)

Chief executiveS

6(1)The Council is to employ a chief executive.S

(2)The person referred to in sub-paragraph (3) is (except where sub-paragraph (4) applies) transferred to the employment of, and becomes the first chief executive of, the Council.

(3)That person is the person who, immediately before the coming into force of this paragraph, holds (by virtue of section 59A(1) and (2)(a) of the 1992 Act) appointments as both—

(a)the chief officer of the Scottish Higher Education Funding Council; and

(b)the equivalent officer of the Scottish Further Education Funding Council.

(4)But if—

(a)there is no person holding both of those appointments immediately before coming into force of this paragraph; or

(b)the person holding both of those appointments immediately before the coming into force of this paragraph is unwilling, unable or unfit to be transferred to the employment of the Council,

the Scottish Ministers are to make the first appointment of the chief executive of the Council on such terms and conditions as the Scottish Ministers may determine.

(5)Each subsequent chief executive is, with the approval of the Scottish Ministers, to be appointed by the Council on such terms and conditions as the Council may, with such approval, determine.

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Commencement Information

I6 Sch. 1 para. 6 in force at 3.10.2005 by S.S.I. 2005/419 , art. 2(1)

Other staffS

7(1)All staff employed, immediately before the coming into force of this paragraph, by—S

(a)the Scottish Higher Education Funding Council;

(b)the Scottish Further Education Funding Council; and

(c)those Councils jointly,

are transferred to the employment of the Council.

(2)The Council may (subject to any directions given under sub-paragraph (3)) appoint such other employees on such terms and conditions as the Council may determine.

(3)The Scottish Ministers may give directions to the Council as regards the appointment of employees under sub-paragraph (2) and as regards terms and conditions of their employment.

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I7 Sch. 1 para. 7 in force at 3.10.2005 by S.S.I. 2005/419 , art. 2(1)

Continuity of employment etc.S

8(1)The contract of employment of a person transferred by virtue of paragraph 6(2) or 7(1)—S

(a)is not terminated by the transfer; and

(b)has effect from the date of transfer as if originally made between the person and the Council.

(2)Without prejudice to sub-paragraph (1), where a person is transferred to the employment of the Council by virtue of paragraph 6(2) or 7(1)—

(a)all the rights, powers, duties and liabilities of the Scottish Further Education Funding Council or the Scottish Higher Education Funding Council under or in connection with the person's contract of employment are transferred to the Council on the date of transfer; and

(b)anything done before that date by or in relation to the Scottish Further Education Funding Council or the Scottish Higher Education Funding Council in respect of the person or that contract is to be treated from that date as having been done by or in relation to the Council.

(3)Paragraphs 6(2) and 7(1) and sub-paragraphs (1) and (2) of this paragraph do not affect any right of any person to terminate the person's contract of employment if the terms and conditions of employment are changed substantially to the detriment of the person; but such a change is not to be taken to have occurred by reason only that the identity of the person's employer changes by virtue of those provisions.

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Commencement Information

I8 Sch. 1 para. 8 in force at 3.10.2005 by S.S.I. 2005/419 , art. 2(1)

Transfer of property and liabilitiesS

9(1)All property (including rights) and liabilities, subsisting immediately before the coming into force of this paragraph, of—S

(a)the Scottish Higher Education Funding Council; and

(b)the Scottish Further Education Funding Council,

are transferred to, and vest in, the Council.

(2)Sub-paragraph (1) has effect in relation to property and liabilities to which it applies despite any provision (of whatever nature) which would otherwise prevent, penalise or restrict the transfer of the property or liabilities.

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Commencement Information

I9 Sch. 1 para. 9 in force at 3.10.2005 by S.S.I. 2005/419 , art. 2(1)

Proceedings of the CouncilS

10(1)The Council may regulate its own procedure (including any quorum).S

(2)The validity of any proceedings of the Council is not affected by a vacancy in membership nor by any defect in the appointment of a member.

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Commencement Information

I10 Sch. 1 para. 10 in force at 3.10.2005 by S.S.I. 2005/419 , art. 2(1)

CommitteesS

11(1)The Council must establish a committee (a “skills committee”) for the purposes of advising the Council on matters relating to skills.S

(2)The Council is to appoint one of its members to chair meetings of the skills committee.

(3)In appointing members of the skills committee, the Council is to have regard to any guidance issued to it under sub-paragraph (4)(a).

(4)The Scottish Ministers may issue to the Council guidance about—

(a)the composition of the skills committee; and

(b)the committee's functions.

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Commencement Information

I11 Sch. 1 para. 11 in force at 3.10.2005 by S.S.I. 2005/419 , art. 2(1)

12(1)The Council must establish a committee (a “research committee”) for the purposes of advising the Council on matters concerning research.S

(2)The Council is to appoint one of its members to chair meetings of the research committee.

(3)In appointing members of the research committee, the Council is to have regard to the desirability of including persons who—

(a)have experience, and have shown capacity, relating to research or the application of research; and

(b)are currently engaged in research or the application of research.

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I12 Sch. 1 para. 12 in force at 3.10.2005 by S.S.I. 2005/419 , art. 2(1)

13The Council may establish other committees for any purposes relating to its functions.S

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Commencement Information

I13 Sch. 1 para. 13 in force at 3.10.2005 by S.S.I. 2005/419 , art. 2(1)

14(1)The Council is to—S

(a)subject to paragraphs 11(2) and (3) and 12(2) and (3), determine the composition of its committees;

(b)determine the terms and conditions of committee membership; and

(c)determine the procedure (including any quorum) of its committees.

(2)Any of the committees of the Council may include persons who are not members of the Council.

(3)The Council is to pay to the members of its committees (whether or not they are also members of the Council) such allowances as the Scottish Ministers may determine.

(4)The Council is to keep under review the structure of its committees and the scope of the activities of each.

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Commencement Information

I14 Sch. 1 para. 14 in force at 3.10.2005 by S.S.I. 2005/419 , art. 2(1)

Delegation of functionsS

15(1)The Council may authorise—S

(a)the chief executive;

(b)the chairing member; or

(c)any of its committees,

to exercise such of its functions to such extent as it may determine.

(2)Sub-paragraph (1) does not affect the responsibility of the Council for the exercise of its functions.

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Commencement Information

I15 Sch. 1 para. 15 in force at 3.10.2005 by S.S.I. 2005/419 , art. 2(1)

Participation of Scottish Ministers at meetingsS

16A representative of the Scottish Ministers is entitled to participate in any deliberations (but not in decisions) at meetings of the Council or of any committee of the Council.S

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Commencement Information

I16 Sch. 1 para. 16 in force at 3.10.2005 by S.S.I. 2005/419 , art. 2(1)

AccountsS

17(1)The Council must—S

(a)keep proper accounts and accounting records;

(b)prepare in respect of each financial year a statement of accounts; and

(c)send the statement of accounts to the Scottish Ministers,

in accordance with such directions as the Scottish Ministers may give.

(2)The Scottish Ministers must send the statement of accounts to the Auditor General for Scotland for auditing.

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Commencement Information

I17 Sch. 1 para. 17 in force at 3.10.2005 by S.S.I. 2005/419 , art. 2(1)

Reports and informationS

18(1)As soon as practicable after the end of each financial year, the Council must prepare a report on its activities during that year and must—S

(a)send a copy of the report to the Scottish Ministers; and

(b)publish the report,

in accordance with such directions as the Scottish Ministers may give.

(2)The Scottish Ministers must lay a copy of the report before the Parliament.

(3)The Council must provide the Scottish Ministers with such other information (including information in the form of a document) relating to the exercise of its functions as the Scottish Ministers may reasonably require.

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I18 Sch. 1 para. 18 in force at 3.10.2005 by S.S.I. 2005/419 , art. 2(1)

SCHEDULE 2SFundable bodies

(introduced by section 6)

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I19 Sch. 2 in force at 3.10.2005 by S.S.I. 2005/419 , art. 2(1)

Institutions formerly eligible for funding by the Scottish Further Education Funding CouncilS

  • F3...

  • F3...

  • F3...

  • F3...

  • [F4Ayrshire College]

  • F5...

  • F5...

  • Borders College

  • F5...

  • F5...

  • [F6City of Glasgow College]

  • F7...

  • F8...

  • F5...

  • Coatbridge College

  • F5...

  • Dumfries and Galloway College

  • [F9Dundee and Angus College]

  • [F10Edinburgh College]

  • F11...

  • [F12Fife College]

  • F13...

  • F14...

  • [F15Forth Valley College of Further and Higher Education]

  • [F16Glasgow Clyde College

  • Glasgow Kelvin College]

  • F17...

  • F18...

  • F7...

  • F7...

  • F19...

  • Inverness College

  • F20...

  • F20...

  • F20...

  • F20...

  • F20...

  • F21...

  • Lews Castle College

  • Moray College

  • [F22New College Lanarkshire]

  • Newbattle Abbey College

  • [F23North East Scotland College]

  • F24...

  • The North Highland College

  • F24...

  • Orkney College

  • Perth College

  • F24...

  • Sabhal Mòr Ostaig

  • Shetland College

  • South Lanarkshire College

  • F24...

  • F24...

  • [F25West College Scotland]

  • [F26 West Highland College UHI]

  • West Lothian College

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Amendments (Textual)

F3 Words in Sch. 2 omitted (10.12.2013) by virtue of The Fundable Bodies (Scotland) Order 2013 (S.S.I. 2013/319) , arts. 1 , 2(a)

F4 Words in Sch. 2 substituted (10.12.2013) by The Fundable Bodies (Scotland) Order 2013 (S.S.I. 2013/319) , arts. 1 , 2(b)

F5 Words in Sch. 2 omitted (10.12.2013) by virtue of The Fundable Bodies (Scotland) Order 2013 (S.S.I. 2013/319) , arts. 1 , 2(c)

F7 Words in Sch. 2 omitted (1.8.2012) by virtue of The Fundable Bodies (Scotland) Order 2012 (S.S.I. 2012/216) , arts. 1 , 2(d)

F8 Words in Sch. 2 omitted (22.3.2007) by virtue of Fundable Bodies (Scotland) Order 2007 (S.S.I. 2007/255) , arts. 1 , 2(a)

F9 Words in Sch. 2 substituted (10.12.2013) by The Fundable Bodies (Scotland) Order 2013 (S.S.I. 2013/319) , arts. 1 , 2(d)

F10 Words in Sch. 2 substituted (10.12.2013) by The Fundable Bodies (Scotland) Order 2013 (S.S.I. 2013/319) , arts. 1 , 2(e)

F11 Words in Sch. 2 omitted (10.12.2013) by virtue of The Fundable Bodies (Scotland) Order 2013 (S.S.I. 2013/319) , arts. 1 , 2(f)

F12 Words in Sch. 2 inserted (10.12.2013) by The Fundable Bodies (Scotland) Order 2013 (S.S.I. 2013/319) , arts. 1 , 2(g)

F13 Words in Sch. 2 omitted (22.3.2007) by virtue of Fundable Bodies (Scotland) Order 2007 (S.S.I. 2007/255) , arts. 1 , 2(b)

F14 Words in Sch. 2 omitted (22.3.2007) by virtue of Fundable Bodies (Scotland) Order 2007 (S.S.I. 2007/255) , arts. 1 , 2(c)

F15 Words in Sch. 2 inserted (1.1.2006) by Fundable Bodies (Scotland) Order 2005 (S.S.I. 2005/660) , arts. 1 , 2(b)

F16 Words in Sch. 2 inserted (10.12.2013) by The Fundable Bodies (Scotland) Order 2013 (S.S.I. 2013/319) , arts. 1 , 2(h)

F17 Words in Sch. 2 omitted (22.3.2007) by virtue of Fundable Bodies (Scotland) Order 2007 (S.S.I. 2007/255) , arts. 1 , 2(d)

F18 Words in Sch. 2 omitted (22.3.2007) by virtue of Fundable Bodies (Scotland) Order 2007 (S.S.I. 2007/255) , arts. 1 , 2(e)

F19 Words in Sch. 2 omitted (22.3.2007) by virtue of Fundable Bodies (Scotland) Order 2007 (S.S.I. 2007/255) , arts. 1 , 2(f)

F20 Words in Sch. 2 omitted (10.12.2013) by virtue of The Fundable Bodies (Scotland) Order 2013 (S.S.I. 2013/319) , arts. 1 , 2(i)

F21 Words in Sch. 2 omitted (30.11.2007) by virtue of Fundable Bodies (Scotland) (No.2) Order 2007 (S.S.I. 2007/524) , arts. 1 , 2(c)

F22 Words in Sch. 2 substituted (10.12.2013) by The Fundable Bodies (Scotland) Order 2013 (S.S.I. 2013/319) , arts. 1 , 2(j)

F23 Words in Sch. 2 inserted (10.12.2013) by The Fundable Bodies (Scotland) Order 2013 (S.S.I. 2013/319) , arts. 1 , 2(k)

F24 Words in Sch. 2 omitted (10.12.2013) by virtue of The Fundable Bodies (Scotland) Order 2013 (S.S.I. 2013/319) , arts. 1 , 2(l)

F25 Words in Sch. 2 inserted (10.12.2013) by The Fundable Bodies (Scotland) Order 2013 (S.S.I. 2013/319) , arts. 1 , 2(m)

Institutions formerly eligible for funding by the Scottish Higher Education Funding CouncilS

  • F27...

  • F7...

  • [F28Edinburgh Napier University]

  • Glasgow Caledonian University

  • Glasgow School of Art

  • Heriot-Watt University

  • F29...

  • The Open University (so far as carrying on activities in or as regards Scotland)

  • [F30Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh]

  • F31...

  • [F32Royal Conservatoire of Scotland]

  • F33...

  • University of Aberdeen

  • University of Abertay Dundee

  • University of Dundee

  • University of Edinburgh

  • University of Glasgow

  • [F34University of the Highlands and Islands]

  • F35...

  • University of St. Andrews

  • University of Stirling

  • University of Strathclyde

  • [F36University of the West of Scotland]

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F7 Words in Sch. 2 omitted (1.8.2012) by virtue of The Fundable Bodies (Scotland) Order 2012 (S.S.I. 2012/216) , arts. 1 , 2(d)

F27 Words in Sch. 2 omitted (30.11.2007) by virtue of Fundable Bodies (Scotland) (No.2) Order 2007 (S.S.I. 2007/524) , arts. 1 , 2(d)

F28 Words in Sch. 2 inserted (25.1.2009) by Fundable Bodies (Scotland) Order 2008 (S.S.I. 2008/412) , arts. 1(2) , 2(c)

F29 Sch. 2 entry omitted (25.1.2009) by virtue of Fundable Bodies (Scotland) Order 2008 (S.S.I. 2008/412) , arts. 1(2) , 2(d)

F30 Words in Sch. 2 substituted (22.3.2007) by Fundable Bodies (Scotland) Order 2007 (S.S.I. 2007/255) , arts. 1 , 2(h)

F31 Sch. 2 entry omitted (30.9.2006) by virtue of Fundable Bodies (Scotland) Order 2006 (S.S.I. 2006/480) , arts. 1 , 2(a) (with art. 3 )

F35 Words in Sch. 2 omitted (30.11.2007) by virtue of Fundable Bodies (Scotland) (No.2) Order 2007 (S.S.I. 2007/524) , arts. 1 , 2(e)

[F37Other institutionsS

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F37 Words in Sch. 2 added (30.9.2006) by Fundable Bodies (Scotland) Order 2006 (S.S.I. 2006/480) , arts. 1 , 2(b) (with art. 3 )

The Robert Gordon University, (as established by the Robert Gordon University (Establishment) (Scotland) Order 2006).]

[F38SRUC]

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F38 Word in Sch. 2 substituted (10.12.2013) by The Fundable Bodies (Scotland) Order 2013 (S.S.I. 2013/319) , arts. 1 , 2(n)

[F39SCHEDULE 2ASRegional strategic bodies

(introduced by section 7B(1))

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F39 Sch. 2A inserted (3.3.2014 for specified purposes, 1.5.2014 for specified purposes, 1.8.2014 for specified purposes) by Post-16 Education (Scotland) Act 2013 (asp 12) , ss. 8(2) , 23(2) ; S.S.I. 2014/21, art. 2 , Sch. 1; S.S.I. 2014/79, art. 2(1), Sch. 1; S.S.I. 2014/144, art. 2

PART 1SRegional boards

  • Regional Board for Glasgow Colleges

  • F40...

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PART 2SOther regional strategic bodies

  • [F41New College Lanarkshire]

  • University of the Highlands and Islands]

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[F42SCHEDULE 2BSRegional boards

(introduced by section 23P)

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F42Sch. 2B inserted (1.5.2014 for the insertion of sch. 2B paras. 1, 2, 3 (in part), 6 (in part), 7 (in part), 8, 9 (in part), 10-12, 14-18, 1.8.2014 in so far as not already in force) by Post-16 Education (Scotland) Act 2013 (asp 12), ss. 11(2), 23(2); S.S.I. 2014/79, art. 2(1)(2)(3), Sch. 1, 2 (with art. 3)

Regional boardsS

1(1)References in this schedule to “the board” are references to a regional board specified in Part 1 of schedule 2A.S

(2)The board is to be known by the name by which it is described in that Part.

StatusS

2(1)The board is a body corporate.S

(2)The board—

(a)is not a servant or agent of the Crown;

(b)has no status, immunity or privilege of the Crown,

and its property is not to be regarded as property of, or held on behalf of, the Crown.

MembershipS

3(1)The board is to consist of no fewer than 15 members.S

(2)The board is to be comprised of—

(a)a person appointed by the Scottish Ministers to chair meetings of the board (the “chairing member”);

(b)subject to sub-paragraph (4), the chairing member of each of the board's colleges;

(c)a person appointed by being elected by the teaching staff of the board's colleges from among their own number;

(d)a person appointed by being elected by the non-teaching staff of the board's colleges from among their own number;

(e)two persons appointed in accordance with paragraph 4; and

(f)up to 10 other members appointed by the board.

(3)A person is not eligible for appointment as the chairing member if the person is—

(a)a member of the Scottish Parliament;

(b)a member of the House of Lords;

(c)a member of the House of Commons;

(d)a member of the European Parliament; or

(e)the chief officer of the board.

(4)A person is disqualified from being part of the board in pursuance of sub-paragraph (2)(b) if the person has previously been removed from the board under section 23Q.

(5)An appointment made in pursuance of sub-paragraph (2)(f) has effect only if approved by—

(a)the chairing member; and

(b)the Scottish Ministers.

(6)In appointing members under sub-paragraph (2)(f) and in extending the period of appointment of any member so appointed, the board must have regard to any guidance issued by the Scottish Ministers in relation to the making of such appointments (including any guidance on the desirability of appointing members with particular skills and experience).

(7)Before issuing guidance under sub-paragraph (6), the Scottish Ministers must consult—

(a)any regional board to which the guidance relates;

(b)the board of management of any college of further education which is, or which the Scottish Ministers consider likely to be, assigned to the regional board by order under section 7C;

(c)the local authority for any area in which such a college is situated;

(d)the students' association for each such college;

(e)the representatives of any trade union which is recognised by any such college or which otherwise appears to the Scottish Ministers to be representative of its staff;

(f)the Council;

(g)any body which appears to the Scottish Ministers to be representative of colleges of further education;

(h)any body which appears to the Scottish Ministers to be representative of local authorities;

(i)any body which appears to the Scottish Ministers to be representative of students of colleges of further education generally; and

(j)any body which appears to the Scottish Ministers to be representative of trade unions in Scotland.

(8)Different guidance may be issued for different purposes.

Student membersS

4(1)The students' associations of the board's colleges are each entitled to nominate students for appointment in pursuance of paragraph 3(2)(e).S

(2)Where only two students are so nominated, those students are to be so appointed.

(3)Members are otherwise to be so appointed by being elected by the students of all the board's colleges from among the students so nominated.

(4)Sub-paragraphs (1) to (3) do not apply where only two colleges are assigned to the board and, in such a case, the students' association of each college is to appoint one member from among the students of their respective colleges.

Election of staff and student membersS

5(1)An election to appoint members in pursuance of paragraph 3(2)(c) or (d) or 4(3) is to be conducted in accordance with rules made by the board.S

(2)Before making, varying or replacing election rules, the board must consult—

(a)its colleges;

(b)in the case of rules about elections in pursuance of paragraph 3(2)(c), the representatives of any trade union which any of its colleges recognise as being, or which otherwise appears to the board to be, representative of the teaching staff of its colleges;

(c)in the case of rules about elections to be held in pursuance of paragraph 3(2)(d), the representatives of any trade union which any of its colleges recognise as being, or which otherwise appears to the board to be, representative of the non-teaching staff of its colleges; and

(d)in the case of rules about elections in pursuance of paragraph 4(3), the students' associations of each of its colleges.

Disqualification from membershipS

6(1)A person is not eligible for appointment as a member of the board if the person—S

(a)has within 5 years of the date on which the appointment would take effect, been sentenced (following conviction for an offence in the United Kingdom, the Channel Islands, the Isle of Man or the Irish Republic) to imprisonment for a period of not less than 3 months, whether suspended or not, without the option of a fine;

(b)is an undischarged bankrupt; or

(c)has been removed from office under section 24 of the 1992 Act (in relation to any college) or section 23Q of this Act (in relation to any regional board).

(2)For the purposes of sub-paragraph (1)(b), “undischarged bankrupt” means a person—

(a)whose estate has been sequestrated and who has not been discharged (or against whom a bankruptcy order has been made and is still in force);

(b)who has granted a trust deed for, or made a composition or arrangement with, creditors (and has not been discharged in respect of it);

(c)who is the subject of a bankruptcy restrictions order, or an interim bankruptcy restrictions order, made under the Bankruptcy (Scotland) Act 1985 or the Insolvency Act 1986;

(d)who is the subject of a bankruptcy restrictions undertaking entered into under either of those Acts;

(e)who has been adjudged bankrupt (and has not been discharged); or

(f)who is subject to any other kind of order, arrangement or undertaking analogous to those described in paragraphs (a) to (d), anywhere in the world.

(3)This paragraph does not apply in relation to persons appointed in pursuance of paragraph 3(2)(b).

Terms and conditionsS

7(1)Subject to the other provisions of this Act—S

(a)the chairing member holds and vacates office on such terms and conditions as the Scottish Ministers may determine; and

(b)other members (unless holding office in pursuance of paragraph 3(2)(b)) hold and vacate office on such terms and conditions as the board may in each case determine.

(2)Subject to sub-paragraphs (3) to (8), paragraph 9 and section 23Q—

(a)the chairing member is to hold office for such period (not exceeding 4 years) as the Scottish Ministers may determine;

(b)a member appointed in pursuance of paragraph 3(2)(b) is to hold office until the person ceases to be a chairing member of any of the board's colleges;

(c)a member appointed by being elected in pursuance of paragraph 3(2)(c) or (d) is to hold office for 4 years;

(d)a member appointed in pursuance of paragraph 3(2)(e) is to hold office until 31 August following appointment; and

(e)a member appointed under paragraph 3(2)(f) is to hold office for such period (not exceeding 4 years) as the board may determine.

(3)The Scottish Ministers may extend the period of appointment of the chairing member for a single further period not exceeding 4 years.

(4)The board may extend the period of appointment of a member it appoints for a single further period not exceeding 4 years (but such an extension has effect only if approved by the chairing member and the Scottish Ministers).

(5)The chairing member is to vacate office if the chairing member becomes a person of the type described in paragraph 3(3).

(6)A member appointed under paragraph 3(2)(c) or (d) is to vacate office if the member ceases to be a member of the teaching or, as the case may be, non-teaching staff of one of the board's colleges before the member's period of appointment ends.

(7)A member appointed in pursuance of paragraph 3(2)(e) is to vacate office if the member ceases to be a student of one of the board's colleges before the member's period of appointment ends.

(8)On ceasing to be a member, a person is eligible for reappointment (provided that the person is not ineligible by virtue of any other provision).

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Remuneration and allowancesS

8(1)The board is to pay to its chairing member such remuneration as the Scottish Ministers may in each case determine.S

(2)The board is to pay to its members such allowances as the Scottish Ministers may in each case determine.

Resignation and removal of membersS

9(1)The chairing member may by giving notice in writing to the Scottish Ministers resign office as a member.S

(2)Any other member (except for a member appointed in pursuance of paragraph 3(2)(b)) may by giving notice in writing to the board resign office as a member.

(3)The Scottish Ministers must, by giving notice in writing to the chairing member, remove the chairing member from office if—

(a)the chairing member—

(i)is sentenced as mentioned in paragraph 6(1)(a);

(ii)has become a person to whom paragraph 6(1)(b) applies; or

(iii)is removed from office under section 24 of the 1992 Act (in relation to any college) or section 23Q of this Act (in relation to any other regional board); or

(b)they are satisfied that the chairing member—

(i)has been absent from meetings of the board for a period longer than 6 consecutive months without the permission of the board; or

(ii)is otherwise unable or unfit to discharge the functions of the chairing member.

(4)The board must, by giving notice in writing to the member, remove any other member from office if—

(a)the member—

(i)is sentenced as mentioned in paragraph 6(1)(a); or

(ii)has become a person to whom paragraph 6(1)(b) applies; or

(b)it is satisfied that the member—

(i)has been absent from meetings of the board for a period longer than 6 consecutive months without the permission of the board; or

(ii)is otherwise unable or unfit to discharge the functions of a member.

(5)Sub-paragraph (4) does not apply in relation to a member appointed in pursuance of paragraph 3(2)(b).

(6)The Scottish Ministers must, by giving notice in writing to the member, remove a member (other than the chairing member) from office if the member is removed from office under section 24 of the 1992 Act (in relation to any college) or section 23Q of this Act (in relation to any other regional board).

(7)Where a member removed under sub-paragraph (6) was appointed under paragraph 3(2)(f), the Scottish Ministers may appoint another person in place of the removed member.

(8)An appointment made under sub-paragraph (7) has effect as if made under paragraph 3(2)(f).

StaffS

10(1)The board may (subject to any directions given under sub-paragraph (4)) appoint a chief officer and such other employees as it considers appropriate on such terms and conditions as the board may determine.S

(2)The board may pay or make arrangements for the payment of pensions, allowances or gratuities (including by way of compensation for loss of employment) to, or in respect of, any person who has ceased to be employed by the board.

(3)Arrangements under sub-paragraph (2) may include—

(a)the making of contributions or payments towards provision for pensions, allowances or gratuities; and

(b)the establishment and administration of pension schemes.

(4)The board must comply with any directions given by the Council as regards—

(a)the appointment of employees;

(b)terms and conditions determined under sub-paragraph (1); or

(c)payments or arrangements made under sub-paragraph (2).

Proceedings of the boardS

11(1)The board may regulate its own procedure (including any quorum).S

(2)The validity of any proceedings of the board is not affected—

(a)by a vacancy in membership (or in a category of membership); or

(b)by any defect in the appointment of a member.

CommitteesS

12(1)The board may establish committees.S

(2)The board is to determine—

(a)the composition of any committees;

(b)the terms and conditions of membership of any committee; and

(c)the procedure (including any quorum) of any committee.

(3)A committee may include persons who are not members of the board (but such persons are not to be entitled to participate in making decisions).

(4)The board is to pay to the members of its committees (whether or not they are also members of the board) such allowances as the Scottish Ministers may determine.

Participation at meetingsS

13Unless the chairing member determines otherwise, a person who is the principal of one of the board's colleges but who is not a board member is entitled to participate in any deliberations (but not in making decisions) at meetings of the board.S

General powersS

14(1)The board may (subject to sub-paragraphs (2) to (9)) do anything that is necessary or expedient for the purpose of or in connection with the exercise of its functions, including in particular—S

(a)acquiring and disposing of land and other property;

(b)entering into contracts;

(c)investing sums not immediately required for the purpose of the discharge of its functions;

(d)accepting gifts of money, land or other property;

(e)forming or promoting (whether alone or with another) companies under the Companies Act 2006.

(2)The board may not borrow money.

(3)The board is not to––

(a)give any guarantee or indemnity over or in respect of any property; or

(b)create any trust or security over or in respect of any property,

without the written consent of the Scottish Ministers.

(4)The board is not to dispose of any property to which this sub-paragraph applies without the written consent of the Scottish Ministers.

(5)Consent, for the purposes of sub-paragraphs (3) or (4), may be given—

(a)in respect of any case or class of case; and

(b)subject to such conditions as the Scottish Ministers may determine.

(6)Consent, for the purposes of sub-paragraph (4), is not required for a disposal of land which is or forms part of property to which that sub-paragraph applies if the disposal is in consequence of the compulsory acquisition (under any enactment) of the land.

(7)But the board is to inform the Scottish Ministers of the compulsory acquisition (under any enactment) of land which is or forms part of property to which sub-paragraph (4) applies.

(8)Where property to which sub-paragraph (4) applies is disposed of, the board is (after deduction of such expenses as appear to the Scottish Ministers to have been reasonably incurred in the disposal) to pay to the Scottish Ministers such portion of the proceeds or value of the consideration for the disposal as the Scottish Ministers may, after consultation with the board, determine.

(9)Sub-paragraph (4) applies to—

(a)any property which has been acquired, improved or maintained wholly or partly, or directly or indirectly, out of funds provided by the Council under section 12; and

(b)any proceeds of, or any consideration for, the disposal of any such property.

Goods and servicesS

15The board may, for the purposes of providing support for the provision of fundable further education or fundable higher education, provide (and make charges in respect of the provision of) goods or services—S

(a)to any of its colleges;

(b)to any other post-16 education body;

(c)to any other regional strategic body; or

(d)to any other person.

Delegation of functionsS

16(1)The board may authorise—S

(a)the chairing member;

(b)any of its committees; or

(c)any of its employees,

to exercise such of its functions to such extent as it may determine.

(2)Sub-paragraph (1) does not affect the responsibility of the board for the exercise of its functions.

AccountsS

17(1)The board must—S

(a)keep proper accounts and accounting records;

(b)prepare a statement of accounts in respect of each yearly period ending on 31 March; and

(c)send the statement of accounts to the Scottish Ministers,

in accordance with such directions as the Scottish Ministers may give.

(2)The Scottish Ministers must send the statement of accounts to the Auditor General for Scotland for auditing.

ModificationS

18(1)The Scottish Ministers may by order modify this schedule (other than paragraph 2) by varying, adding to or removing any provision relating to a regional board's constitution, functions or administrative arrangements.S

(2)Before making an order under this paragraph, the Scottish Ministers must consult—

(a)any board to which the order relates; and

(b)such other persons as they consider appropriate.]

SCHEDULE 3SAmendment of enactments

(introduced by section 32)

Superannuation Act 1972 (c. 11)S

1 In the Superannuation Act 1972, in Schedule 1(kinds of employment, etc. referred to in section 1) the entries relating to— S

(a)the Scottish Further Education Funding Council;

(b)the Scottish Higher Education Funding Council; and

(c)a body corporate created by virtue of section 59A(2)(c) of the Further and Higher Education (Scotland) Act 1992,

are repealed.

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I20 Sch. 3 para. 1 in force at 3.10.2005 by S.S.I. 2005/419 , art. 2(1)

House of Commons Disqualification Act 1975 (c. 24)S

2 In the House of Commons Disqualification Act 1975, in Part III of Schedule 1(disqualifying offices) the entries relating to—S

(a)the Scottish Further Education Funding Council; and

(b)the Scottish Higher Education Funding Council,

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I21 Sch. 3 para. 2 in force at 3.10.2005 by S.S.I. 2005/419 , art. 2(1)

Sex Discrimination Act 1975 (c. 65)S

3 In the Sex Discrimination Act 1975, section 23B is repealed.S

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I22 Sch. 3 para. 3 in force at 3.10.2005 by S.S.I. 2005/419 , art. 2(1)

Race Relations Act 1976 (c. 74)S

4 In the Race Relations Act 1976—S

(a)section 18B; and

(b)in Schedule 1A(bodies and other persons subject to general statutory duty), the entries relating to—

(i)the Scottish Further Education Funding Council; and

(ii)the Scottish Higher Education Funding Council,

are repealed.

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I23 Sch. 3 para. 4 in force at 3.10.2005 by S.S.I. 2005/419 , art. 2(1)

Education Reform Act 1988 (c. 40)S

5 In section 235 (general interpretation) of the Education Reform Act 1988, in subsection (5A), for the words “Scottish Higher Education Funding Council” there is substituted “ Scottish Further and Higher Education Funding Council ” . S

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I24 Sch. 3 para. 5 in force at 3.10.2005 by S.S.I. 2005/419 , art. 2(1)

Further and Higher Education (Scotland) Act 1992 (c. 37)S

6 (1)In the 1992 Act—S

(a)in section 3 (powers of Scottish Ministers), in subsection (1), the words from “shall” to “he” are repealed;

(b)in section 12 (boards of management)—

(i) in subsection (1), for the words from “of” in the second place where it occurs to the end there is substituted “ of managing and conducting their college. ” ; and

(ii)in subsection (3), the words “over school age” are repealed;

(c) in section 44 (designation of institutions), in subsection (1), for the words from “by” in the first place where it occurs to the end there is substituted “ , for the purposes of this Part of this Act, by order designate any institution providing higher education (whether or not it also provides education of any other kind or carries on any other activities). ” ; and

(d)in section 61 (interpretation), after the words “1980;” in the second place where they occur there is inserted—

the Council ” means the Scottish Further and Higher Education Funding Council; .

(2)In that Act—

(a)section 1(1) and (2) and (4) to (6);

(b)sections 4, 7 to 10, 22, 23, 37, 39 to 43, 50, 51, 53, 54 and 59A;

(c)Schedules 1 and 7; and

(d)paragraphs 4(3) and 5(3) of Schedule 9,

are repealed.

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I25 Sch. 3 para. 6 in force at 3.10.2005 by S.S.I. 2005/419 , art. 2(1)

Teaching and Higher Education Act 1998 (c. 30)S

7 In the Teaching and Higher Education Act 1998—S

(a)section 37 (joint exercise of functions of funding council in Scotland); and

(b)in paragraph 2 of Schedule 3 (minor and consequential amendments), the entry relating to a body corporate created by virtue of section 59A(2)(c) of the Further and Higher Education (Scotland) Act 1992,

are repealed.

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I26 Sch. 3 para. 7 in force at 3.10.2005 by S.S.I. 2005/419 , art. 2(1)

Public Finance and Accountability (Scotland) Act 2000 (asp 1)S

8 In the Public Finance and Accountability (Scotland) Act 2000, in paragraph 11 of schedule 4 (modification of enactments), sub-paragraphs (2) and (4) are repealed.S

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I27 Sch. 3 para. 8 in force at 3.10.2005 by S.S.I. 2005/419 , art. 2(1)

Ethical Standards in Public Life etc. (Scotland) Act 2000 (asp 7) S

9 In the Ethical Standards in Public Life etc. (Scotland) Act 2000, in schedule 3 (devolved public bodies)— S

(a) after the entry relating to the Scottish Environment Protection Agency there is inserted— “ The Scottish Further and Higher Education Funding Council ” ; and

(b)the entries relating to—

(i)the Scottish Further Education Funding Council; and

(ii)the Scottish Higher Education Funding Council,

are repealed.

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I28 Sch. 3 para. 9 in force at 3.10.2005 by S.S.I. 2005/419 , art. 2(1)

Education (Graduate Endowment and Student Support) (Scotland) Act 2001 (asp 6)S

F43 10 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .S

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Scottish Public Services Ombudsman Act 2002 (asp 11)S

11 In the Scottish Public Services Ombudsman Act 2002, in schedule 2 (listed authorities)—S

(a)after paragraph 40 there is inserted—

40AThe Scottish Further and Higher Education Funding Council.; and

(b)paragraphs 41 and 43 are repealed.

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I29 Sch. 3 para. 11 in force at 3.10.2005 by S.S.I. 2005/419 , art. 2(1)

Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (asp 13)S

12 In the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002, in schedule 1 (Scottish public authorities)—S

(a) in paragraph 49, for the words “Scottish Higher Education Funding Council” there is substituted “ Scottish Further and Higher Education Funding Council ” ;

(b)after paragraph 85 there is inserted—

85AThe Scottish Further and Higher Education Funding Council.; and

(c)paragraphs 86 and 87 are repealed.

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I30 Sch. 3 para. 12 in force at 3.10.2005 by S.S.I. 2005/419 , art. 2(1)

Public Appointments and Public Bodies etc. (Scotland) Act 2003 (asp 4) S

13 In the Public Appointments and Public Bodies etc. (Scotland) Act 2003, in schedule 2 (specified authorities)— S

(a) after the entry relating to the Scottish Environment Protection Agency there is inserted— “ Scottish Further and Higher Education Funding Council ” ; and

(b)the entries relating to the—

(i)Scottish Further Education Funding Council; and

(ii)Scottish Higher Education Funding Council,

are repealed.

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I31 Sch. 3 para. 13 in force at 3.10.2005 by S.S.I. 2005/419 , art. 2(1)

The Scottish Further Education Funding Council (Establishment) (Scotland) Order 1998 ( S.I. 1998/2667) S

14 The Scottish Further Education Funding Council (Establishment) (Scotland) Order 1998 ( S.I. 1998/2667) is revoked. S

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I32 Sch. 3 para. 14 in force at 3.10.2005 by S.S.I. 2005/419 , art. 2(1)

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