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Learning and Skills (Wales) Measure 2009

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35The local curriculum: interpretation

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After section 33M of the Learning and Skills Act 2000 (c. 21) insert—

33NThe local curriculum: interpretation

(1)In sections 33A to 33L—

  • “academic year” means the period of 12 months beginning on 1 September;

  • “course of study” means a course of education and training which leads to a qualification or set of qualifications approved under section 99 for the purposes of section 96;

  • “entitlement period” means the period described in section 33E(2);

  • “fourth key stage” is to be construed in accordance with section 103 of the Education Act 2002;

  • “institution” means an institution within the further education sector in Wales unless the institution provides education wholly or mainly for persons with a learning difficulty (within the meaning of section 41);

  • “local curriculum” and “local curricula” are to be construed in accordance with section 33A;

  • “local education authority” means a local education authority in Wales;

  • “maintained school” means a community, foundation or voluntary school maintained by a local education authority in Wales provided that it is also a secondary school;

  • “principal”, in relation to an institution, means the principal or other head of the institution;

  • “regulations” means regulations made by the Welsh Ministers;

  • “relevant school or institution”, in relation to a person, is to be construed in accordance with section 33D;

  • “relevant student”, in relation to a maintained school or institution, means a student for whom the school or institution is his or her relevant school or institution;

  • “student” means a person who has made an election under section 33E.

(2)Unless the context otherwise requires, an expression used in sections 33A to 33N, 33P and 33Q and also the Education Act 1996 is to bear for the purposes of those sections the meaning given to it for the purposes of that Act.

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