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The Jobseeker’s Allowance (Workskill Courses) Pilot (No. 2) Regulations 1997

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PART IIIFull-Time Students

Application of Part III

11.  This Part applies to a qualifying person who is required to attend an office of the Department for Education and Employment listed in Part II of the Schedule and who is undertaking a workskill course as full-time student.

Circumstances in which a full-time student is to be treated as available for employment during term-time

12.—(1) A person to whom this Part applies shall be treated as available for employment in any week which falls wholly or partly in term-time providing he

(a)is undertaking a workskill course at a full-time student;

(b)provides evidence as often as may be required by an employment officer within five days of being so required by the employment officer consisting of a document signed by him and on behalf of the establishment at which he is undertaking the workskill course confirming that he is attending the establishment when required to attend, in such form as may be required by the employment officer; and

(c)provides evidence as often as may be required by an employment officer within five days of being so required by the employment officer consisting of a document signed by him and on behalf of the establishment at which he is undertaking the workskill course confirming that he is making satisfactory progress on the course, in such form as may be required by the employment officer.

Disapplication of regulation 15(a) of the Jobseeker’s Allowance Regulations

13.  In any week which falls wholly or partly in the period of study, regulation 15(a) of the Jobseeker’s Allowance Regulations shall not apply to a person to whom this Part applies.

Circumstances in which a full-time student is to be treated as actively seeking employment during term-time

14.  A person to whom this Part applies shall be treated as actively seeking employment in any week during which he is undertaking a workskill course as a full-time student and which falls wholly or partly in term-time.

Circumstances in which a full-time student is to be treated as available for and actively seeking employment during examinations

15.  A person to whom this Part applies shall be treated as available for employment and as actively seeking employment in any week in which he is taking examinations relating to his workskill course.

Availability during vacations

16.  In any week which falls wholly in a vacation, a person to whom this Part applies shall be treated as available for employment in that week if he is willing and able to take up immediately any casual employment.

Active seeking during vacations

17.  In any week which falls wholly in a vacation, a person who is treated as available for employment in accordance with regulation 16 shall be treated as actively seeking employment in that week if he takes such steps as he can reasonably be expected to have to take in order to have the best prospects of securing employment for which he is available under regulation 16.

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