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Further and Higher Education (Scotland) Act 2005

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[F123BRegional colleges: planning, consultation and collaborationS

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(1)A regional college must plan for—

(a)how it proposes to provide fundable further education and fundable higher education; and

(b)how it intends to exercise its other functions.

(2)When making plans, a regional college must have regard to the importance of ensuring that funds made available to it under section 12 are used as economically, efficiently and effectively as possible.

(3)A regional college must, where it considers it appropriate to do so in the exercise of its functions, consult—

(a)the representatives of any trade union which it recognises or which otherwise appears to it to be representative of its staff;

(b)its students' association;

(c)the local authority for the area in which the regional college is situated;

(d)the governing body of any other post-16 education body which provides fundable further education or fundable higher education in the locality of the regional college;

(e)any other regional college or regional strategic body whom it considers likely to have an interest in the matter concerned;

(f)any person who appears to it to be representative of employers in the locality of the regional college;

(g)any person who appears to it to be representative of the interests of any sector for which the regional college provides specialist education or training;

(h)The Open University;

(i)The Skills Development Scotland Co. Limited;

(j)the Scottish Qualifications Authority; and

(k)Scottish Enterprise or Highlands and Islands Enterprise (as appropriate).

(4)Any particular requirement for consultation imposed on a regional college by virtue of this or any other enactment is without prejudice to subsection (3).

(5)A regional college must, so far as is consistent with the proper exercise of its functions, seek to secure the collaboration with the regional college of the following persons—

(a)the representatives of any trade union which the regional college recognises or which otherwise appears to it to be representative of its staff;

(b)the regional college's students' association;

(c)the local authority for the area in which the regional college is situated;

(d)the governing body of any other post-16 education body which provides fundable further education or fundable higher education in the locality of the regional college;

(e)any other regional college or regional strategic body whom it considers it appropriate to collaborate with;

(f)The Open University;

(g)The Skills Development Scotland Co. Limited;

(h)the Scottish Qualifications Authority; and

(i)Scottish Enterprise or Highlands and Islands Enterprise (as appropriate).

(6)The Scottish Ministers may by order modify subsection (3) or (5) by—

(a)adding or removing persons, or types of persons, to which those provisions apply; or

(b)varying the description of any such person or type of person.

(7)But such an order may not modify paragraph (a) or (b) of subsection (3).]

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