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The Education (Student Support) (No. 2) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2009 (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2013

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Amendment of the Education (Student Support) (No. 2) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2009

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3.  In regulation 2(1)—

(a)after the definition of “accelerated course” insert—

  • “authority-funded” means—

    (a)

    in relation to educational institutions in Northern Ireland, maintained or assisted by recurrent grants from the Department or the Department for Agriculture and Rural Development;

    (b)

    in relation to educational institutions in England, maintained or assisted by recurrent grants from the Higher Education Funding Council for England;

    (c)

    in relation to educational institutions in Wales, maintained or assisted by recurrent grants from the Higher Education Funding Councils for Wales; and

    (d)

    in relation to educational institutions in Scotland, maintained or assisted by recurrent grants from the Scottish Funding Council;;

(b)in the definition of “current system student”(1) after paragraph (b)(iii) add “or” and insert—

(iv)where the course mentioned in paragraph (iii) is an end-on course following on from a course that the student began before 1st September 2013 at any such institution;.

(c)for the definition of “Erasmus year” substitute—

  • “Erasmus year” means an academic year of a course where a student is participating in the action scheme of the EU for the mobility of university students known as ERASMUS and the student’s course is a course referred to in regulation 6(1)(e) and—

    (a)

    where the course began before 1st September 2012, all the periods of study or work placement during the academic year are attended at an institution or workplace outside the United Kingdom (as the case may be);

    (b)

    where the course began on or after 1 st September 2012 and is provided by an institution in Northern Ireland or Scotland, all the periods of study or work placement during the academic year are attended at an institution or workplace outside the United Kingdom (as the case may be); or

    (c)

    where the course began on or after 1 st September 2012 and is provided by an institution in England or Wales—

    (i)

    at least one period of study or work placement is attended at an institution or workplace outside the United Kingdom (as the case may be); and

    (ii)

    either—

    (aa)

    in respect of that academic year the aggregate of any one or more periods of full-time study at the institution in the United Kingdom is less than 10 weeks; or

    (bb)

    in respect of that academic year and any previous academic years of the course the aggregate of any one or more periods of attendance which are not periods of full-time study at the institution in the United Kingdom (disregarding intervening vacations) exceeds 30 weeks;;

(d)in the definition of “ordinary duration”—

(i)omit the words “bursary years or Erasmus years”; and

(ii)after “are” insert—

but does not include an academic year that is—

(a)a bursary year;

(b)an Erasmus year of a course provided by an institution in Northern Ireland or Scotland; or

(c)an Erasmus year of a course provided by an institution in England or Wales where the course began before 1st September 2012;.

(e)in the definition of “preliminary course” after the words “means a course” insert the words “or courses”;

(f)in the definition of “standard academic year”—

(i)omit the words “(other than an academic year that is a bursary year or an Erasmus year)”; and

(ii)after “student” insert—

but does not include an academic year that is—

(a)a bursary year;

(b)an Erasmus year of a course provided by an institution in Northern Ireland or Scotland; or

(c)an Erasmus year of a course provided by an institution in England or Wales where the course began before 1st September 2012;.

(1)

The definition of “current system student” was substituted by regulation 3 of S.R. 2013 No. 128

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