(1)A power to make regulations under this Act is exercisable by statutory instrument.

(2)A power to make regulations under this Act includes power—

(a)to make different provision for different purposes;

(b)to make incidental, supplementary, consequential, transitional, transitory or saving provision.

(3)A statutory instrument containing (whether alone or with other provision) regulations within subsection (4) may not be made unless a draft of the instrument has been laid before, and approved by resolution of, the National Assembly for Wales.

(4)The regulations within this subsection are—

(a)the first regulations to be made under section 2(4);

(b)regulations under section 3(4);

(c)regulations under section 4(3);

(d)the first regulations to be made under section 5(3);

(e)regulations under section 6(1);

(f)regulations under section 7(3);

(g)regulations under section 13;

(h)regulations under section 38(2) which amend a provision of this Act;

(i)regulations under section 58 which amend or repeal a provision of—

(i)an Act of Parliament, or

(ii)a Measure or Act of the National Assembly for Wales.

(5)Any other statutory instrument containing regulations made under this Act is subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of the National Assembly for Wales.

56Directions given by Welsh Ministers

A direction given by the Welsh Ministers under this Act—

(a)must be in writing;

(b)may be varied or revoked by a later direction.


(1)In this Act—

(2)In subsection (1), “training provider” means a person who provides training for members of the school workforce (within the meaning given by section 100 of the Education Act 2005).

(3)For the purposes of this Act, references to an institution in Wales—

(a)are to an institution whose activities are wholly or principally carried on in Wales, and

(b)include the Open University.

58Consequential and transitional provision etc

(1)For minor and consequential amendments, see Part 1 of the Schedule.

(2)For transitional provisions, see Part 2 of the Schedule.

(3)The Welsh Ministers may by regulations make such—

(a)incidental, supplementary or consequential provision, or

(b)transitional, transitory or saving provision,

as they think appropriate in consequence of, or for giving full effect to, a provision of this Act.

(4)The provision that may be made by regulations under this section includes provision amending, repealing or revoking an enactment.


(1)The following provisions come into force on the day on which this Act receives Royal Assent—

(a)Part 1;

(b)section 55;

(c)section 56;

(d)section 57;

(e)section 58(3) and (4);

(f)this section;

(g)section 60.

(2)The other provisions of this Act come into force on such day as the Welsh Ministers may appoint by order made by statutory instrument.

(3)An order under subsection (2) may—

(a)appoint different days for different purposes;

(b)make transitional, transitory or saving provision in connection with the coming into force of a provision of this Act.

60Short title etc

(1)The short title of this Act is the Higher Education (Wales) Act 2015.

(2)This Act is to be included in the list of Education Acts set out in section 578 of the Education Act 1996.