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Students Awards (No. 2) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1996

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Previous attendance at a course

9.—(1) For the purposes of regulation 19(2) and (5) and paragraphs 1(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 20 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 1996;

(c)where an award has been transferred under Schedule 4, the student to whom the award has been made shall be treated as having attended one course which began on the date on which the first course began and ended on the expiry of the period which he would ordinarily require for the completion of the second course.

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

(a)a postgraduate course for the initial training of teachers, or

(b)a course for the degree of Bachelor of Education (or a comparable academic award of an institution or the Council for National Academic Awards) the duration of which does not exceed two years and which is referred to in paragraph (3)

unless that person has;

(c)previously attended a postgraduate course for the initial training of teachers, or

(d)successfully completed a course for the degree of Bachelor of Education (or a comparable award of an institution or the Council for National Academic Awards) which is referred to in paragraph (3).

(3) A course is referred to in this paragraph if it is—

(a)at an accredited institution in England and Wales for the purposes of paragraph 2(1A) of Schedule 3 to the Education (Teachers) Regulations 1993(1), or

(b)approved as a course for the initial training of teachers in schools for the purposes of regulation 16(2)(a) of the Schools Regulations 1959(2) or any corresponding provision of regulations from time to time in force under section 27 of the Education Act 1980(3) or section 218 of the Education Reform Act 1988(4).

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

(1)

S.I. 1993/543 amended by S.I. 1993/969 and S.I. 1994/222. Paragraph 2(1A) of Schedule 3 was inserted by section 14(2) of the Education Act 1993 (c. 30)

(2)

S.I. 1959/364, revoked by S.I. 1982/106

(3)

1980 c. 20; section 27 was repealed and replaced by section 218 of the Education Reform Act 1988 with effect from 1st April 1989

(4)

1988 c. 40; the regulations currently in force are the Education (Teachers) Regulations 1993 (S.I. 1993/543) amended by S.I. 1994/222 and S.I. 1995/602

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