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The Education (School Teachers' Qualifications) (Wales) Regulations 2004

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3.—(1) In these Regulations —

“the 1959 Regulations” (“Rheoliadau 1959”) means the Schools Regulations 1959(1);

“the 1982 Regulations” (“Rheoliadau 1982”) means the Education (Teachers) Regulations 1982(2);

“the 1989 Regulations” (“Rheoliadau 1989”) means the Education (Teachers) Regulations 1989(3);

“the 1993 Regulations” (“Rheoliadau 1993”) means the Education (Teachers) Regulations 1993(4);

“the 1999 Regulations” (“Rheoliadau 1999”) means the Education (Teachers' Qualifications and Health Standards) (Wales) Regulations 1999(5);

“accredited institution” (“sefydliad achrededig”) means an institution accredited by the Higher Education Funding Council for Wales under regulation 7;

“city college” (“coleg dinasol”) means a city technology college or a city college for the technology of the arts;

“competent person” (“person cymwys”) means in a case where the recommending body is an accredited institution, that institution, and in any other case it means the person approved by the National Assembly;

“the Council” (“y Cyngor”) means the General Teaching Council for Wales;

“employment” (“cyflogaeth”) means employment under a contract of employment or the engagement of a person to provide services otherwise than under a contract of employment and references to being employed are to be construed accordingly;

“employment-based teacher training scheme” (“cynllun hyfforddi athrawon ar sail cyflogaeth”) means the scheme referred to in regulation 8;

“foreign institution” (“sefydliad estron”) means any institution other than a United Kingdom institution;

“further education institution” (“sefydliad addysg bellach”) means an institution which provides further education and is maintained by a local education authority, or is within the further education sector;

“the National Assembly” (“y Cynulliad Cenedlaethol”) means the National Assembly for Wales;

“school” (“ysgol”) means a school maintained by a local education authority or a special school not so maintained;

“specified standards” (“safonau penodedig”) means the standards applying as at the time of assessment specified by the National Assembly as the standards required of persons who seek to become qualified teachers;

“teaching” (“addysgu”) means carrying out work of a kind which is specified by regulations made under section 133 of the Education Act 2002(6) and “to teach” is to be construed accordingly; and

“United Kingdom institution” (“sefydliad yn y Deyrnas Unedig”) means an institution established in the United Kingdom, other than one which is, or is affiliated to or forms part of, an institution whose principal establishment is outside the United Kingdom, and includes the Council for National Academic Awards.

(2) A reference to an institution without qualification is a reference to a further education institution or an institution within the higher education sector.

(3) Any reference in these Regulations to —

(a)a numbered Schedule, is a reference to the Schedule bearing that number in these Regulations;

(b)a numbered regulation, is a reference to the regulation bearing that number in these Regulations;

(c)a numbered paragraph is a reference to the paragraph bearing that number in the regulation or Schedule in which the reference appears; and

(d)a numbered sub-paragraph is a reference to the sub-paragraph bearing that number in the paragraph in which the reference appears.


S.I. 1959/364 as amended by S.I. 1968/1281, 1969/1777, 1971/342, 1973/2021 and 1978/1144.


S.I. 1982/106 as amended by S.I. 1988/542 and 1989/329.


S.I. 1989/1319 as amended by S.I. 1989/1541, 1990/1561, 1991/1134, 1991/1840, 1991/2240 and 1992/1809.


S.I. 1993/543 as amended by S.I. 1997/368, 1997/2679 and 1998/1584.


S.I. 1999/2817(W.18) as amended by S.I 2002/1663 (W. 158), 2002/2938 (W. 279), 2003/140 (W.12), 2003/2458 (W. 240) and revoked in part by S.I. 2004/1744 (W.183).


The regulations in force at the time these Regulations were made were the Education (Specified Work and Registration) (Wales) Regulations 2004, S.I. 2004/1744 (W.183).

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