Statutory Rules of Northern Ireland

2018 No. 9

Higher And Further Education

The Education (Listed Bodies) Order (Northern Ireland) 2018


11th January 2018

Coming into operation-

11th January 2018

The Department for the Economy, in exercise of the powers conferred by Article 5(2) of the Education (Unrecognised Degrees) (Northern Ireland) Order 1988(1), and now vested in it(2) makes the following Order:

Citation and commencement

1.  This Order may be cited as the Education (Listed Bodies) Order (Northern Ireland) 2018 and shall come into operation on 11th January 2018.

Listed Bodies

2.  The bodies listed in the Schedule appear to the Department to fall, for the time being, within Article 5(3) of the Education (Unrecognised Degrees) (Northern Ireland) Order 1988.


3.  The Education (Listed Bodies) Order (Northern Ireland) 2004(3), the Education (Listed Bodies (Amendment) (Northern Ireland) Order 2005(4) and the Education (Listed Bodies) (Amendment) (No. 2) Order (Northern Ireland) 2005(5) are revoked.

Sealed with the Official Seal of the Department for the Economy on 11th January 2018

Legal seal

Trevor Cooper

A senior officer of the

Department for the Economy

Article 2






In respect of foundation degrees only


Institutions of a University


(This note is not part of the Order)

This Order revokes and replaces the Education (Listed Bodies) Order (Northern Ireland) 2004.

Article 3(1) of the Education (Unrecognised Degrees) (Northern Ireland) Order 1988 (“the 1988 Order”) makes it an offence to grant, offer to grant or issue any invitation relating to certain degrees and awards. This does not apply to anything done in relation to a recognised award. Such an award includes any award granted or to be granted –

(a)by a university, college or other body which is authorised by Royal Charter or Act of Parliament to grant degrees; or

(b)by any body permitted to act on its behalf in the granting of degrees.

Such bodies are recognised bodies and this Order contains the list of names of each body which is not a recognised body within Article 3(2)(a) or (b) of the 1988 Order but which either –

(a)provides any course which is in preparation for a degree to be granted by a recognised body and is approved by or on behalf of the recognised body; or

(b)is a constituent college, school or hall or other institution of a university which is a recognised body.


See S.R. 1999 No. 481, Article 5(b) and Schedule 3 Part II, which transferred the functions from the Department of Education to the Department of Higher and Further Education, Training and Employment, which was renamed the Department for Employment and Learning, “DEL”, by Section 1 of 2001 c. 15 (N.I.). See S.R. 2016 No. 76, Article 6(1)(c) which transferred the functions from DEL to the Department for the Economy.