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Students Awards Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1997

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Courses of teacher training

16.—(1) This regulation shall apply—

(a)where the course is a part-time course of teacher training described in paragraph (b) or (c) of the definition of “course of initial teacher training” in regulation 3(1); or

(b)where it is a partly full-time and partly part-time course described in paragraph (c) of the said definition.

(2) Where the course is described in paragraph (b) of the definition of “course of initial teacher training” in regulation 3(1), the payment in respect of maintenance under regulation 12(1)(b) shall be a grant equal to three-quarters of the maintenance grant.

(3) Subject to paragraphs (4) and (5) where the course is described in paragraph (c) of the definition of “course of initial teacher training” in regulation 3(1), the payment under regulation 12(1)(b) shall be—

(a)in a year in which the student’s periods of attendance are all periods of full-time attendance or in which his aggregate period of full-time attendance is 30 weeks or more, the maintenance grant;

(b)in a year in which the student’s periods of attendance are all periods of part-time attendance, the sum of £325;

(c)in any other year, a sum equal to the aggregate of—

(i)the proportion of the maintenance grant which the student’s aggregate period of full-time attendance in the year, expressed in weeks, bears to 30; and

(ii)the proportion of £325 which the difference between the said aggregate period and 30 weeks bears to 30.

(4) In relation to a student employed full-time as a teacher, paragraph (3) shall have effect, except that in such a year as is mentioned in sub-paragraph (a) thereof, as if it provided that the payment under regulation 12(1)(b) should be £90.

(5) In relation to a student attending a course provided at the University of Oxford or the University of Cambridge, sub-paragraphs (a) and (c) of paragraph (3) shall have effect as if any reference therein to—

(a)a period of 30 weeks were a reference to 25 weeks; and

(b)the proportion which a period expressed in weeks bears to 30 were a reference to the proportion which that period bears to 25.

(6) For the purposes of this regulation a day shall be reckoned as a seventh of a week and attendance means attendance for the purposes of study or teaching practice.

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