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The Education (Student Support) (Wales) Regulations 2018

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Part-time students – restrictions on support for graduates

25.—(1) If an eligible student undertaking a part-time course has attained a first degree from an institution in the United Kingdom (a “graduate”) the student does not qualify for support under these Regulations other than a disabled student’s grant unless the student falls within one of the Cases set out in paragraph (2).

(2) The Cases are—

Case 1

The first degree—

(a)was not an honours degree, and

(b)was awarded to the graduate on completion of the modules, examinations or other forms of assessment required for that first degree,

and the graduate is undertaking the present course so as to obtain an honours degree on completion of the required modules, examinations or other forms of assessment (whether or not the graduate continues the course at the same institution from which the first degree was awarded).

Case 2

The present course is a course for the initial training of teachers of no more than four years duration and the graduate is not a qualified teacher.

Case 3

The present course leads to an honours degree and is either—

(a)a course concerned with the study of the history, grammar and use of Welsh, or

(b)a course listed in the Joint Academic Coding System in one of the following subject areas—

(i)engineering;

(ii)technology;

(iii)computer science;

(iv)subjects allied to medicine;

(v)biological sciences;

(vi)veterinary sciences, agriculture and related subjects;

(vii)physical sciences;

(viii)mathematical sciences.

Case 4

Regulation 26 applies.

(3) In Case 3 “the Joint Academic Coding System” means version 3 of the Joint Academic Coding System maintained by the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service and the Higher Education Statistics Agency(1).

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