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Agricultural Training Board Act 1982

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4Functions of the Board

(1)The Board—

(a)shall provide or secure the provision of such courses and other facilities (which may include residential accommodation) for the training of persons employed or intending to be employed in the industry as may be required, having regard to any courses or facilities otherwise available to such persons ;

(b)may approve such courses and facilities provided by other persons;

(c)shall from time to time consider such employments in the industry as appear to require consideration and publish recommendations with regard to the nature and length of the training for any such employment and the further education to be associated with the training, the persons by and to whom the training ought to be given, the standards to be attained as a result of the training and the methods of ascertaining whether those standards have been attained;

(d)may apply or make arrangements for the application of selection tests and of tests or other methods for ascertaining the attainment of any standards recommended by the Board and may award certificates of the attainment of those standards;

(e)may assist persons in finding facilities for being trained for employment in the industry ;

(f)may take part in any arrangements made in pursuance of section 2(1) or (2), 3(4) or 8 of the Employment and Training Act 1973 (which relate to arrangements for persons to select, train for and obtain suitable employments and to obtain suitable employees);

(g)may carry on or assist other persons in carrying on research into any matter relating to training for employment in the industry;

(h)may provide advice about training connected with the industry;

(i)may enter into agreements with persons for the making by them of payments to the Board in respect of the exercise by the Board of any of its functions.

(2)The Board may enter into contracts of service or apprenticeship with persons who intend to be employed in the industry and to attend courses or avail themselves of other facilities provided or approved by the Board.

(3)The Board may, at the request of another industrial training board, provide advice for the other board and courses and other facilities for the training of persons employed or intending to be employed in the industry for which that other board is established.

(4)The Board may—

(a)pay maintenance and travelling allowances to persons attending courses provided or approved by the Board;

(b)make grants or loans to persons providing courses or other facilities approved by the Board ;

(c)pay fees to persons providing further education in respect of persons who receive it in association with their training in courses provided or approved by the Board ;

(d)make payments to persons in connection with arrangements under which they or employees of theirs make use of courses or other facilities provided or approved by the Board.

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