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The Education (Student Loans) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1998

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1.  These Regulations may be cited as the Education (Student Loans) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1998 and shall come into operation on 1st August 1998.

Amendment of the Education (Student Loans) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1998

2.  The Education (Student Loans) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1998 (1) shall be amended as follows—

(a)in regulation 3(1), in the definition of “accelerated course” the words following the words “of two academic years' duration” shall be deleted;

(b)in regulation 4, after paragraph (3) there shall be inserted the following paragraph—

(4) For the purposes of paragraph (2)(a) and Schedule 1 if a person withdraws from a designated course (“the first course”) provided by any institution with the agreement of that institution without completing the course and if, disregarding any intervening vacation, he immediately commences attending another designated course (‘the second course’) provided by the same or by a different institution the first day of the first course shall be regarded as the first day of the second course; or, as the case may be, as the first day of any subsequent course which the student has commenced attending in the same fashion.

(c)in regulation 6, for each of the figures in Column (1) below wherever it appears in paragraphs (1) to (4) there shall be substituted the figure specified opposite thereto in Column (2)—

Column (1)Column (2)

Sealed with the Official Seal of the Department of Education on


Neill Jackson

Assistant Secretary

24th July 1998.

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