PART 7 – Amendment of Student Support Act 2011

Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science

Head 7-1. Definition

Explanatory Note:

This Head defines the “Principal Act” i.e. the Student Support Act 2011.

Head 7-2. Amendment of section 2 of Act of 2011

Explanatory Note:

This Head defines what a “relevant specified jurisdiction” means.

Head 7-3. Amendment of section 7 of Act of 2011

Explanatory Note:

This Head defines what an approved institution is for the purposes of the scheme. Publicly funded higher education institutions in all EU Member States are recognised. The amendment allows for the recognition of institutions in the UK at the end of Transition Period.

Head 7-4. Amendment of section 8 of Act of 2011

Explanatory Note:

This Head defines what an approved course is for the purposes of the scheme. The Principal Act allows the Minister to prescribe a course in accordance with certain policies and principles set out in the Act. With regard to the recognition of qualifications awarded following the successful completion of an approved course, these are limited to recognition within the State or another Member State. An amendment is included to cover arrangements, systems and procedures in the UK from the end of the transition period.

Head 7-5. Amendment of section 14 of Act of 2011

Explanatory Note:

This Head defines what an approved student is for the purposes of the scheme. The amendment provides for the Minister to prescribe students in the UK from the end of the transition period.

 

Head 7-6. Operation of section 14 of Act of 2011 (prescribing of certain matters)

Explanatory Note:

This Head defines the policies and principles that the Minister shall have regard to when prescribing a class of person as an approved class for student grant purposes.

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