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The Assembly Learning Grants and Loans (Higher Education) (Wales) Regulations 2006

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7.—(1) Subject to paragraph (3), an eligible student who has attained an honours degree following attendance on a previous course does not qualify for a grant or loan for fees or a grant for living costs.

(2) Subject to paragraphs (3) and (4), an eligible student who starts his or her course on or after 1 September 2006 does not qualify for a loan for living costs if he or she has attained an honours degree following attendance on a previous course.

(3) Paragraphs (1) and (2) do not apply to an eligible student attending a course for the initial training of teachers where the ordinary duration of the course does not exceed 2 years (the ordinary duration of a part-time course being expressed as its full-time equivalent) and the eligible student is not a qualified teacher.

(4) Paragraph (2) does not apply to an eligible student attending a course which leads to a qualification as a social worker, medical doctor, dentist, veterinary doctor, architect, landscape architect, landscape designer, town planner or town and country planner.

(5) For the purposes of this regulation and regulation 6 a previous course is any course the student attended before the present course and which meets the conditions in paragraph (6).

(6) The conditions referred to in paragraph (5) are that the course was a full-time higher education course provided by an institution in the United Kingdom and—

(a)that institution was publicly funded at the time the course was provided; or

(b)any scholarship, exhibition, bursary, grant, allowance or award of any description which was available in respect of the student’s attendance on the course to defray fees was paid out of public funds or funds attributable to public funds by any person or body, public or private.

(7) In this regulation and regulation 6, the “ordinary duration of the course” (“cyfnod arferol y cwrs”) means the number of academic years that a standard student would take to complete the designated course and “standard student” (“myfyriwr safonal”) means a student who is to be taken—

(a)to have started the designated course on the same date as the eligible student in question;

(b)not to be excused any part of the course on account of having attended another course;

(c)not to repeat any part of the course; and

(d)not to be absent from the course other than during vacations.

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