(1) In these Regulations—
“authority” means a local education authority;
“Fast Track initial teacher training course” means a course of initial teacher training for the Post-Graduate Certificate in Education, approved by the Secretary of State for the purposes of the Fast Track Teaching Programme;
“Fast Track teaching post” means employment as a qualified teacher in a post approved by or on behalf of the Secretary of State for the purposes of the Fast Track Teaching Programme;
“Fast Track Teaching Programme” means a programme of teacher training and career development for those assessed under arrangements made by the Secretary of State as meeting a high standard in the competencies and possessing a high degree of commitment to the values set down by the Secretary of State;
“governing body” in relation to an institution conducted by a company shall be construed in accordance with any order under section 4(3) of the Education Act 1994;
“grant” means a payment of money made in pursuance of these Regulations to the governing body of an institution providing a Fast Track initial teacher training course;
“institution” means an eligible institution within the meaning of section 4(2) of the Education Act 1994;
“qualified teacher” has the same meaning as in section 218(2) of the Education Reform Act 1988; and
“a bursary” means a payment of money made in pursuance of these Regulations to a person on a Fast Track initial teacher training course.
(2) In these Regulations, unless the context otherwise requires, any reference to a numbered regulation is a reference to the regulation bearing that number in these Regulations, any reference to a numbered paragraph is a reference to the paragraph of the regulation bearing that number, any reference in a paragraph to a sub-paragraph is a reference to a sub-paragraph of that paragraph and any reference to a Schedule, is to the Schedule.
Specified date: 1 October 2001: see reg 1(1).