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The Education (Student Support) (Amendment) (No.2) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2017

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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) (Interpretation)—

(a)in the definition of “Erasmus year”—

(i)in sub-paragraph (b), omit “or Scotland”;

(ii)in sub-paragraph (c), for “or Wales”, substitute “, Scotland or Wales”;

(b)after the definition of “long courses loan”, insert—

“non-regulated institution” means an institution in Wales that does not have a fee and access plan in force approved by the Higher Education Funding Council for Wales under section 7 of the Higher Education (Wales) Act 2015(1);;

(c)for the definition of “ordinary duration”, substitute—

“ordinary duration” means the number of academic years that a standard student would take to complete the course excluding any academic years of the course that are—

(a)

bursary years;

(b)

Erasmus years of a course provided by an institution in Northern Ireland; or

(c)

Erasmus years of a course provided by an institution in England, Scotland or Wales where the course began before 1st September 2012;

(d)

Erasmus years of a course provided by an institution in Scotland where the course began on or after 1st September 2012 and where the Erasmus year begins before 1st August 2017;;

(d)after the definition of “refugee”, insert—

“regulated institution” means an institution that has a fee and access plan in force approved by the Higher Education Funding Council for Wales under section 7 of the Higher Education (Wales) Act 2015;;

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

(i)in sub-paragraph (b), omit “or Scotland”;

(ii)in sub-paragraph (c), for “or Wales”, substitute “, Scotland or Wales”;

(iii)after sub-paragraph (c), insert—

(d)an Erasmus year of a course provided by an institution in Scotland where the course began on or after 1st September 2012 and where the Erasmus year begins before 1st August 2017;.

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