(1) These Regulations may be cited as the Disability Discrimination (General Qualifications Bodies) (Relevant Qualifications, Reasonable Steps and Physical Features) Regulations 2007.
(2) These Regulations shall come into force on 1st September 2007.
(3) These Regulations shall not extend to Northern Ireland.
(4) In these Regulations—
“the Act” means the Disability Discrimination Act 1995; and
“component” means a discrete, assessable element of a qualification that is not separately certificated.
Specified date: 1 September 2007: see para (2) above.
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5Meaning of “lease”
For the purposes of section 31AE of the Act—
“lease” includes a tenancy, sub-lease or sub-tenancy and an agreement for a lease, tenancy, sub-lease or sub-tenancy;
“sub-lease” means any sub-term created out of, or deriving from, a leasehold interest; and
“sub-tenancy” means any tenancy created out of, or deriving from, a superior tenancy.
Specified date: 1 September 2007: see reg 1(2).
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(This note is not part of the Regulations)
These Regulations specify the qualifications in respect of which it is unlawful for a general qualifications body to discriminate against a disabled person. (Regulation 2 and the Schedule).
The Regulations state that the granting of an exemption from one or more component of an assessment or examination leading to the award of a relevant qualification in the circumstances specified is a reasonable step to take. (Regulation 3).
The Regulations also describe what is to be treated as a physical feature for the purposes of the duties imposed on general qualifications bodies by the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (“the 1995 Act”). (Regulation 4).
These Regulations also define the meaning of “lease” in section 31AE of the 1995 Act (Regulation 5).
A full regulatory impact assessment has not been produced for this instrument as no impact on general qualifications bodies is foreseen.
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