1 Name, commencement and application

(1)    The title of these Regulations is the Education (Amendments to Regulations regarding the Recognition of Professional Qualifications) (Wales) Regulations 2007 and come into force on 20 October 2007.

(2)    These Regulations apply in relation to Wales.

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Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 20 October 2007: see para (1) above.

2 Amendment to the Education (School Teachers' Qualifications) (Wales) Regulations 2004

2Amendment to the Education (School Teachers' Qualifications) (Wales) Regulations 2004

In paragraph 4 of Schedule 2 to the Education (School Teacher's Qualifications) (Wales) Regulations 2004 for the words “Article 3 of Council Directive 89/48 EEC on a general system for the recognition of higher-education diplomas awarded on completion of professional education and training of at least three years' duration” substitute “the European Communities (Recognition of Professional Qualifications) Regulations 2007”.

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Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 20 October 2007: see reg 1(1).

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3 Amendment to the Education (Induction Arrangements for School Teachers) (Wales) Regulations 2005

3Amendment to the Education (Induction Arrangements for School Teachers) (Wales) Regulations 2005

In paragraph 11 of Schedule 1 to the Education (Induction Arrangements for School Teachers) (Wales) Regulations 2005 for the words “Article 3 of Council Directive 89/48 EEC on a general system for the recognition of higher-education diplomas awarded on completion of professional education and training of at least three years' duration” substitute “The European Communities (Recognition of Professional Qualifications) Regulations 2007”.

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Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 20 October 2007: see reg 1(1).

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4 Amendment to the Head Teachers' Qualifications and Registration (Wales) Regulations 2005

4Amendment to the Head Teachers' Qualifications and Registration (Wales) Regulations 2005

In regulation 2 of the Head Teachers' Qualifications and Registration (Wales) Regulations 2005 in the definition of “the 2005 Regulations” for the words “the European Communities (Recognition of Professional Qualifications) (First General System) Regulations 2005” substitute “The European Communities (Recognition of Professional Qualifications) Regulations 2007”.

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Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 20 October 2007: see reg 1(1).

Signature

Jane Hutt

Minister for Children, Education, Lifelong Learning and Skills, one of the Welsh Ministers

25 September 2007

EXPLANATORY NOTE

EXPLANATORY NOTE (This note is not part of the Regulations)

These Regulations, which apply in relation to Wales, substitute for references to Council Directive 89/48/EEC in the Education (School Teachers' Qualifications) (Wales) Regulations 2004 and the Education (Induction Arrangements for School Teachers) (Wales) Regulations 2005 references to the European Communities (Recognition of Professional Qualifications) Regulations 2007 (“the Regulations”). The Regulations implement Council Directive 2005/36/EC on the recognition of professional qualifications and replaces the previous Council Directive relating to the first, second and third General Systems on the mutual recognition of professional qualifications.

These Regulations also substitute for reference in the Head Teachers' Qualifications and Registration (Wales) Regulations 2005 to the European Communities (Recognition of Professional Qualifications) (First General System) Regulations 2005 reference to The European Communities (Recognition of Professional Qualifications) Regulations 2005.

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