Title, commencement and application

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(1)    The title of these Regulations is the Assembly Learning Grant (Further Education) (Amendment) Regulations 2010.

(2)    These Regulations come into force on 1 April 2010 and apply in relation to Wales.

NOTES
Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 1 April 2010: see para (2) above.

Extent

These Regulations apply to Wales only: see para (2) above.

Amendment of the Assembly Learning Grant (Further Education) Regulations 2008

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Amendment of the Assembly Learning Grant (Further Education) Regulations 20082

The Assembly Learning Grant (Further Education) Regulations 2008 are amended in accordance with the following regulation.

NOTES
Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 1 April 2010: see reg 1(2).

Extent

These Regulations apply to Wales only: see reg 1(2).

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In regulation 2, for paragraph (b) of the definition of “designated course”, substitute—

“(b)    which is funded by—

(i)    the Welsh Assembly Government;

(ii)    the Learning and Skills Council under the Learning and Skills Act 2000;

(iii)    the Young People's Learning Agency for England under the Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learning Act 2009;

(iv)    the Chief Executive of Skills Funding under the Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learning Act 2009; or

(v)    a public authority responsible for the funding of education (other than higher education) and training suitable to the requirements of persons aged 19 or over under the law of Scotland or Northern Ireland;”.

NOTES
Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 1 April 2010: see reg 1(2).

Extent

These Regulations apply to Wales only: see reg 1(2).

Amendment of the Assembly Learning Grant (Further Education) Regulations 2009

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Amendment of the Assembly Learning Grant (Further Education) Regulations 20094

The Assembly Learning Grant (Further Education) Regulations 2009 are amended in accordance with the following regulation.

NOTES
Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 1 April 2010: see reg 1(2).

Extent

These Regulations apply to Wales only: see reg 1(2).

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In regulation 2, for paragraph (b) of the definition of “designated course”, substitute—

“(b)    which is funded by—

(i)    the Welsh Assembly Government;

(ii)    the Learning and Skills Council under the Learning and Skills Act 2000;

(iii)    the Young People's Learning Agency for England under the Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learning Act 2009;

(iv)    the Chief Executive of Skills Funding under the Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learning Act 2009; or

(v)    a public authority responsible for the funding of education (other than higher education) and training suitable to the requirements of persons aged 19 or over under the law of Scotland or Northern Ireland;”.

NOTES
Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 1 April 2010: see reg 1(2).

Extent

These Regulations apply to Wales only: see reg 1(2).

Signature

Leighton Andrews

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

7 March 2010

EXPLANATORY NOTE

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

These Regulations amend the Assembly Learning Grant (Further Education) Regulations 2008 (“the 2008 Regulations”) and the Assembly Learning Grant (Further Education) Regulations 2009 (“the 2009 Regulations”).

The 2008 Regulations and the 2009 Regulations provide for the payment of a grant to eligible students taking designated further education courses during the academic years beginning on or after 1 September 2008 and on or after 1 September 2009 respectively. Designated courses as defined in those regulations include courses funded by the Learning and Skills Council for England.

The Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learning Act 2009 (c 22) makes provision for the Learning and Skills Council for England to be dissolved and for the establishment of the Young Person's Learning Agency for England and the Chief Executive of Skills Funding to fund further education courses in England.

These Regulations amend the 2008 Regulations and the 2009 Regulations to make provision for the designated courses defined in those regulations to include courses funded by the Young People's Learning Agency for England and by the Chief Executive of Skills Funding.

A Regulatory Impact Assessment has not been prepared for this instrument, as it has no impact on the costs of businesses, charities or voluntary bodies. The impact on the public sector is minimal.

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