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The Education (Fees and Awards) (Wales) Regulations 2007

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2.—(1) In these Regulations—

“the 2005 Act” (“Deddf 2005”) means the Education Act 2005(1);

“academic year” (“blwyddyn academaidd”) means the period of twelve months beginning on 1 January, 1 April, 1 July or 1 September of the calendar year in which the academic year of the course in question begins according to whether that academic year begins on or after 1 January and before 1 April, on or after 1 April and before 1 July, on or after 1 July and before 1 August or on or after 1 August and on or before 31 December, respectively;

“award” (“dyfarniad”) means a fees award or a maintenance award or both;

“education” (“addysg”) includes post-graduate research otherwise than in the course of employment;

“employment” (“cyflogaeth”) means full-time or part-time employment;

“European Community” (“y Gymuned Ewropeaidd”) means the territory comprised by the Member States of the European Community as constituted from time to time;

“European Economic Area” (“Ardal Economaidd Ewropeaidd”) means the area comprised by the EEA States;

“fees award” (“dyfarniad ffioedd”) means an award in respect only of any fees payable other than any element of those fees which is a charge for maintenance;

“HEFCW” (“CCAUC”) means the Higher Education Funding Council for Wales(2);

“the Islands” (“yr Ynysoedd”) means the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man;

“maintenance award” (“dyfarniad cynnal”) means any award other than a fees award;

“overseas territories” (“tiriogaethau tramor”) means Anguilla; Aruba; Bermuda, British Antarctic Territory; British Indian Ocean Territory; British Virgin Islands; Cayman Islands; Falkland Islands; Faroe Islands; French Polynesia, French Southern and Antarctic Territories; Mayotte; Greenland; Montserrat; Netherlands Antilles (Bonaire, Curaçao, Saba, Sint Eustatius and Sint Maarten); Pitcairn, Henderson, Ducie and Oeno Islands; South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands; St Helena and Dependencies (Ascension Island and Tristan de Cunha); St Pierre et Miquelon; the Territory of New Caledonia and Dependencies; Turks and Caicos Islands and Wallis and Futuna;

“post-compulsory education award” (“dyfarniad addysg ôl-orfodol”) means a scholarship, exhibition, bursary or other allowance granted by a local education authority under the Local Education Authority (Post-Compulsory Education Awards)(Wales) Regulations 2002(3);

“training provider” (“darparwr hyfforddiant”) means a person who provides training for members of the school workforce under Part 3 of the 2005 Act;

(2) Despite section 11 of the Interpretation Act 1978(4) section 3(2) of the Education (Fees and Awards) Act 1983 (references to the United Kingdom to include references to the Islands) will not apply for the purposes of interpreting these Regulations.

(3) For the purposes of these Regulations, “parent” (“rhiant”) includes a guardian, any other person having parental responsibility for a child and any person having care of a child and “child” (“plentyn”) is to be construed accordingly.

(4) For the purposes of these Regulations, a person is to be treated as ordinarily resident in Wales, Great Britain, the United Kingdom, the United Kingdom and Islands, in the territory comprising the European Economic Area and Switzerland, in the territory comprising the European Economic Area, Switzerland and the overseas territories, or in the territory comprising the European Economic Area, Switzerland and Turkey if he or she would have been so resident but for the fact that—

(a)he or she;

(b)his or her spouse or civil partner;

(c)his or her parent; or

(d)in the case of a dependent direct relative in the ascending line, his or her child or child’s spouse or civil partner,

is or was temporarily employed outside the area in question.

(5) For the purposes of paragraph (4), temporary employment includes—

(a)in the case of members of the regular naval, military or air forces of the Crown, any period which they serve outside the United Kingdom as members of such forces;

(b)in the case of members of the regular armed forces of an EEA State or Switzerland, any period which they serve outside the territory comprising the European Economic Area and Switzerland as members of such forces; and

(c)in the case of members of the regular armed forces of Turkey, any period which they serve outside the territory comprising the European Economic Area, Switzerland and Turkey as members of such forces.

(6) For the purposes of regulations 6,7 and 8, a person is to be treated as ordinarily resident in Wales, Great Britain, the United Kingdom, the United Kingdom and Islands, in the territory comprising the European Economic Area and Switzerland, in the territory comprising the European Economic Area, Switzerland and the overseas territories, or in the territory comprising the European Economic Area, Switzerland and Turkey if he or she would have been so resident but for the fact that—

(a)he or she;

(b)his or her spouse or civil partner;

(c)his or her parent; or

(d)in the case of a dependent direct relative in the ascending line, his or her child or child’s spouse or civil partner,

was temporarily receiving full-time education outside the area in question.

(7) For the purposes of these Regulations an area which—

(a)was previously not part of the European Community or the European Economic Area; but

(b)at any time before or after these Regulations come into force has become part of one or the other or both of these areas,

is to be considered to have always been a part of the European Economic Area.

(2)

Established under section 65 of the Further and Higher Education Act 1992 (c. 13).

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