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Further and Higher Education (Scotland) Act 1992

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55Amendment of section 7 of the Teaching Council (Scotland) Act 1965

(1)The [1965 c. 19.] Teaching Council (Scotland) Act 1965 shall be amended as follows.

(2)In section 7 (regulation of admission to courses of training for teachers and conditions for registration of teachers), for subsections (1) and (2) there shall be substituted the following subsections—

(1)Subject to the following provisions of this section, the Secretary of State may make regulations as to—

(a)the provision of education and training for teachers in relevant institutions;

(b)the admission of students to courses of education and training for teachers;

(c)matters connected with the recommendation of students by the governing bodies of such institutions to the Council for registration; and

(d)so far as it relates to the matters mentioned in paragraphs (b) and (c) above, the fitness of persons to become teachers.

(2)Regulations under subsection (1) above may contain provision—

(a)as to the content, nature and duration of courses of education and training for teachers provided by relevant institutions and as to requirements for the assessment of students participating in such courses;

(b)as to the functions of the governing bodies, the principals and members of staff of relevant institutions;

(c)after consultation with the Council, conferring on the Council such functions as the Secretary of State considers appropriate; and

(d)as to such matters as are to be determined or approved by the Secretary of State or by such persons as may be prescribed,

and such regulations may make different provision for different institutions or classes of institution and for different circumstances.

(3)In section 17 (interpretation) after subsection (3) there shall be inserted—

(3A)In this Act—

(a)“relevant institution” means an institution within the higher education sector which provides courses for the education and training of teachers; and

(b)references to institutions within the higher education sector shall be construed as in Part II of the Further and Higher Education (Scotland) Act 1992.

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