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The Higher Education (Amounts) (Wales) Regulations 2015

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1.—(1) The title of these Regulations is the Higher Education (Amounts) (Wales) Regulations 2015 and they come into force on 31 July 2015.

(2) These Regulations apply in relation to Wales.

Interpretation

2.  In these Regulations—

“the 2015 Act” (“Deddf 2015”) means the Higher Education (Wales) Act 2015;

“initial training of teachers” (“hyfforddiant cychwynnol athrawon”) is training or education with the object of fitting persons, who are not teachers, to be teachers;

“overseas institution” (“sefydliad tramor”) means an institution other than one in Wales, England, Scotland, Northern Ireland, the Channel Islands or the Isle of Man;

“sandwich course” (“cwrs rhyngosod”) has the meaning given in regulation 2(1) of the Education (Student Support) (Wales) Regulations 2015(1).

Prescribed maximum amount

3.  Subject to regulations 4, 5 and 6 the prescribed maximum amount for the purposes of section 5(3) of the 2015 Act is £9,000.

Prescribed maximum amount for the final academic years of courses and academic years of courses of initial training of teachers

4.  For the purposes of section 5(3) of the 2015 Act the maximum amount is prescribed as £4,500 in respect of:

(a)the final academic year of a course where that academic year is normally required to be completed after less than 15 weeks’ attendance;

(b)a course of initial training of teachers (including such a course leading to a first degree), an academic year during which any periods of full time study are in aggregate less than 10 weeks.

Prescribed maximum amount for sandwich courses

5.  For the purposes of section 5(3) of the 2015 Act the maximum amount is prescribed as £1,800 in respect of an academic year of a sandwich course:

(a)during which any periods of full time study are in aggregate less than 10 weeks; or

(b)if in respect of that academic year and any previous academic years of the course the aggregate of any one or more periods of attendance which are not periods of full time study at the institution (disregarding intervening vacations) exceeds 30 weeks.

Prescribed maximum amount for study and work placements overseas

6.  For the purposes of section 5(3) of the 2015 Act the maximum amount is prescribed as £1,350 in respect of an academic year of a course provided in conjunction with an overseas institution:

(a)during which any periods of full time study at the institution in the United Kingdom are in aggregate less than 10 weeks; or

(b)if in respect of that academic year and any previous academic years of the course the aggregate of any one or more periods of attendance which are not periods of full time study at the institution in the United Kingdom (disregarding intervening vacations) exceeds 30 weeks.

Fees payable to other persons

7.  For the purposes of section 5(9) of the 2015 Act the circumstances in which fees are to be treated as being paid to a regulated institution under section 5(2)(a) of the 2015 Act are where the fees are payable to a person in respect of a qualifying course provided on behalf of a regulated institution by that person.

Huw Lewis

Minister for Education and Skills, one of the Welsh Ministers

7 July 2015

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