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The Assembly Learning Grants and Loans (Higher Education) (Wales) Regulations 2011

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7.—(1) Subject to paragraphs (3) and (4), an eligible student who has attained an honours degree from an institution in the United Kingdom does not qualify for a grant for fees, new fee grant, fee contribution loan or a fee loan.

(2) Subject to paragraphs (4) and (5), an eligible student (“A” in this paragraph) who starts A’s designated course on or after 1 September 2006 does not qualify for a loan for living costs if A has attained an honours degree from an institution in the United Kingdom.

(3) Paragraph (1) does not apply to an eligible student attending a designated course where—

(a)the course is a course for the initial training of teachers;

(b)the duration of the course does not exceed two years where the course is—

(i)a full-time course; or

(ii)a part-time course (the duration of which being expressed as its full-time equivalent) and either the course—

(aa)began before 1 September 2010;

(bb)begins on or after 1 September 2010 where the student transfers to the course pursuant to regulation 8 from a course for the initial training of teachers beginning before 1 September 2010; or

(cc)begins on or after 1 September 2010 but before 1 September 2011 and in relation to which the student is a 2010 gap year student; and

(c)the eligible student is not a qualified teacher.

(4) Where the present course is considered to be a single course because of regulations 5(6) and 5(7) and it leads to an honours degree from an institution in the United Kingdom being conferred on the eligible student before the final degree or equivalent qualifications, the eligible student is not prevented from qualifying for support under these Regulations by virtue of paragraph (1) or (2) in respect of any part of the single course by virtue of having that honours degree.

(5) Paragraph (2) does not apply where—

(a)the present course leads to qualification as a social worker, medical doctor, dentist, veterinary surgeon or architect;

(b)the eligible student is to receive any payment—

(i)under a healthcare bursary the amount of which is calculated by reference to the student’s income; or

(ii)under a Scottish healthcare allowance the amount of which is calculated by reference to the student’s income in respect of any academic year of the present course; or

(c)the present course is a course for the initial training of teachers which is—

(i)a full-time course; or

(ii)a part-time course which—

(aa)began before 1 September 2010;

(bb)begins on or after 1 September 2010 where the student transfers to the present course pursuant to regulation 8 from a course for the initial training of teachers beginning before 1 September 2010; or

(cc)begins on or after 1 September 2010 but before 1 September 2011 and in relation to which the student is a 2010 gap year student.

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