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Education (Student Support) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2003

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Eligibility for grants for living costs

12.—(1) An eligible student shall not be eligible for –

(a)grant for living costs under this Part if he is a person mentioned in paragraph 7 of Schedule 1 and not in any other paragraph of that Schedule;

(b)bursary under regulation 13 in respect of any academic year of a part-time course for the initial training of teachers referred to in paragraph 4 of Schedule 2.

(2) An eligible student shall not be eligible for grant for living costs under this Part in respect of any academic year –

(a)during which he is eligible to receive any payment under a bursary or award of similar description made to him under Article 44 of the Health and Personal Social Services (Northern Ireland) Order 1972 or section 63 of the Health Services and Public Health Act 1968, the amount of which is calculated by reference to his income; or

(b)of a course leading to a qualification in a healthcare profession, other than as a medical doctor or dentist, during which he is eligible to receive an allowance paid to him under sections 73(f) and 74(1) of the Education (Scotland) Act 1980 the amount of which is calculated by reference to his income; or

(c)of a course for the initial training of teachers referred to in paragraph 4 of Schedule 2 during which the periods of full-time attendance, including attendance for the purpose of teaching practice, are in aggregate less than 6 weeks, but this sub-paragraph does not apply to an eligible student to whom regulation 14 applies.

(3) With the exception of grant under regulation 15 an eligible student shall not be eligible for grant for living costs under this Part in respect of any academic year of a sandwich course during which the periods of full-time study are in aggregate less than 10 weeks and the periods of work experience are not –

(a)unpaid service in a hospital or in a public health service laboratory in the United Kingdom or the Republic of Ireland or with a primary care trust in the United Kingdom or the Republic of Ireland;

(b)unpaid service with a local authority in the United Kingdom or the Republic of Ireland acting in the exercise of their functions relating to health, welfare or the care of children and young persons or with a voluntary organisation providing facilities or carrying out activities of a like nature in the United Kingdom or the Republic of Ireland;

(c)unpaid service in the prison or probation and aftercare service in the United Kingdom or the Republic of Ireland;

(d)unpaid research in an institution in the United Kingdom or in the Republic of Ireland or, in the case of a student attending an overseas institution as a part of his course, in an overseas institution; or

(e)unpaid service with –

(i)a Health and Social Services Board established under Article 16 of the Health and Personal Social Services (Northern Ireland) Order 1972(1);

(ii)a Health and Social Services Trust established under Article 10 of the Health and Personal Social Services (Northern Ireland) Order 1991(2);

(iii)a Health Authority or a Strategic Health Authority established pursuant to section 8 of the National Health Service Act 1977(3) or a Special Health Authority established pursuant to section 11 of that Act(4); or

(iv)a Health Board or a Special Health Board constituted under section 2 of the National Health Service (Scotland) Act 1978(5).

(4) An eligible student shall be eligible for a grant for living costs in respect of –

(a)an academic year during which –

(i)his course becomes a designated course; or

(ii)he or his spouse or parent is recognised as a refugee or is granted leave to enter or remain as mentioned in paragraph 3 of Schedule 1; and

(b)any academic year which begins after the events referred to in sub-paragraph (a),

but shall not be eligible for a grant for living costs in respect of any other academic year.

(2)

S.I. 1991/194 (N.I. 1); Article 10 was amended by the Health and Personal Social Services (Northern Ireland) Order 1994 (S.I. 1994/429 (N.I. 2)) Article 3(8)

(3)

1977 c. 49; Section 8 of the National Health Service Act 1977 was substituted by section 1 of the National Health Service Reform and Health Care Professions Act 2002 c. 17

(4)

Section 11(1) was substituted by section 65(1) of and paragraphs 4 and 6 of Schedule 4 to the Health Act 1999 c. 8: section 11(3) was amended by section 2(1) of and paragraphs 1 and 2 of Part 1 of Schedule 1 to the Health Authorities Act 1995 c. 17

(5)

1978 c. 29; section 2 was amended by the Health and Social Security Adjudications Act 1983 (c. 41), Schedule 7, paragraph 1, and by the National Health Service and Community Care Act 1990 (c. 19), section 28 and Schedule 9, paragraph 19(1)

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