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Students Awards Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1995

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Previous attendance at a course

9.—(1) For the purposes of regulation 19(2) and (5) and paragraphs I (d),2(b) and (c) and 3 of Schedule 2—

(a)a person shall not be regarded as having previously attended a course—

(i)unless he has previously both attended and held a statutory award in respect of either more than one course or one course for a period longer than twenty weeks;

(ii)by reason only of his having attended from its beginning the course to which his application for an award relates;

(b)any reference to a person having attended a course shall be construed as a reference to his having done so before or after 1st September 1994.

(2) Nothing in paragraph (1) shall affect the duty of the board to make an award to a person—

(a)in respect of his attendance at a course for the Postgraduate Certificate in Education, the Art Teacher’s Certificate or the Art Teacher’s Diploma (or for a qualification comparable with any such certificate or diploma) unless he has previously attended such a course or successfully completed a course which—

(i)was for the degree of Bachelor of Education or a comparable academic award of either an institution or the Council for National Academic Awards; and

(ii)was approved as a course for the initial training of teachers for the purposes of Article 70;

(b)in respect of his attendance at any full-time course of initial training as a teacher of one academic year’s duration, or a comparable part-time course, not within sub-paragraph (a), unless he has for more than three years held a statutory award in respect of his attendance at a full-time course of higher education or comparable course outside Northern Ireland;

(c)in respect of his attendance at a course which—

(i)does not exceed two year’s duration;

(ii)is for the degree of Bachelor of Education or a comparable academic award of either an institution or the Council for National Academic Awards; and

(iii)is approved as a course for the initial training of teachers for the purposes of Article 70;

unless he has previously attended—

(i)a course for the Postgraduate Certificate in Education, the Art Teacher’s Certificate or the Art Teacher’s Diploma (or for a qualification comparable with any such certificate or diploma); or

(ii)a course (of any length) such as described in sub-paragraph (a)(i)or (ii).

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