Education (Student Support) (No. 2) Regulations 2002

JurisdictionUK Non-devolved
CitationSI 2002/3200

2002 No. 3200

EDUCATION, ENGLAND AND WALES

The Education (Student Support) (No. 2) Regulations 2002

Made 19th December 2002

Laid before Parliament 20th December 2002

Coming into force 10th January 2003

The Secretary of State for Education and Skills, in exercise of the powers conferred on him by sections 22, 42(6) and 43(1) of the Teaching and Higher Education Act 19981, hereby makes the following Regulations:—

1 GENERAL

PART I

GENERAL

S-1 Citation and commencement

Citation and commencement

1. These Regulations may be cited as the Education (Student Support) (No. 2) Regulations 2002 and shall come into force on 10th January 2003.

S-2 Interpretation

Interpretation

2.—(1) In these Regulations, except where the context otherwise requires—

“the 1962 Act” means the Education Act 19622;

“the 1998 Regulations” means the Education (Student Support) Regulations 19983;

“the 1999 Regulations” means the Education (Student Support) Regulations 19994;

“the 2000 Regulations” means the Education (Student Support) Regulations 20005;

“the 2001 Regulations” means the Education (Student Support) Regulations 20016;

“the 2002 Regulations” means the Education (Student Support) Regulations 20027;

“academic authority” means, in relation to an institution, the governing body, or other body having the functions of a governing body and includes a person acting with the authority of that body;

“academic year” has the meaning given in paragraph (6);

“accelerated course” means a course which persons undertaking it are normally required by the institution providing it to attend (whether at premises of the institution or elsewhere) for a period of at least 40 weeks in the final year, being a course of two academic years' duration;

“the Act” means the Teaching and Higher Education Act 1998;

“award” means an award under the 1962 Act;

“borrower” means a person to whom a loan has been made;

“contribution” means an eligible student’s contribution calculated pursuant to regulation 22 and Schedule 3;

“designated course” means a course designated by regulation 5 or by the Secretary of State under regulation 5;

“designated part-time course” means a course designated by regulation 28 or by the Secretary of State under regulation 28;

“disability related benefit” means long term incapacity benefit or short term incapacity benefit at the higher rate, severe disablement allowance, disability living allowance, industrial injuries benefit and disabled person’s tax credit, all payable under the Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 19928, or the amount of any disability premium and severe disability premium included in the applicable amount in calculating the income support payable under the Income Support (General) Regulations 19879;

“EEA Agreement” means the Agreement on the European Economic Area signed at Oporto on 2nd May 199210as adjusted by the Protocol signed at Brussels on 17th March 199311;

“EEA migrant worker” has the meaning given in paragraph (5);

“electronic signature” means data in electronic form which are attached to or logically associated with other electronic data and which serve as a method of authentication;

“eligible student” means a person whom the Secretary of State has determined is eligible for support in connection with his attendance at a course in accordance with regulation 6, 7 or 34;

“eligible part-time student” means a person whom the Secretary of State has determined is eligible for support in connection with his undertaking a part-time course in accordance with regulation 31, 33 or 34;

“end-on course” means—

(a) a course mentioned in paragraph 1 of Schedule 2 which a student begins to attend immediately after ceasing to attend a course mentioned in paragraph 2 or 3 of Schedule 2 (disregarding any intervening vacation) for which the student received or was entitled to receive a transitional award, a loan under the 1998 Regulations, or support under the 1999, 2000, 2001or 2002 Regulations; or

(b) a course for the initial training of teachers mentioned in paragraph 4 of Schedule 2 the duration of which does not exceed two years (a part-time course being treated as its full-time equivalent), which a student begins to attend immediately after ceasing to attend a course mentioned in paragraph 1 or 4 (but only where the course leads to a first degree) of Schedule 2 (disregarding any intervening vacation) for which the student received or was entitled to receive a transitional award, a loan under the 1998 Regulations, or support under the 1999, 2000, 2001,or 2002 Regulations;

“European Community” means the territory comprised by the Member States of the European Community as constituted from time to time;

“European Economic Area” means the European Community and subject to the conditions laid down in the EEA Agreement the area comprised by the Republic of Iceland, the Kingdom of Norway and the Principality of Liechtenstein;

“higher education course” means a course referred to in Schedule 2 or a postgraduate or other course the standard of which is higher than the standard of a first degree course;

“Islands” means the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man;

“loan” means a loan towards a student’s maintenance pursuant to any regulations made under section 22 of the Act, including the interest accrued on the loan and any penalties or charges made in connection with it;

“lone parent” means an eligible student who does not ordinarily live with a spouse or with another person as a spouse, and who has a dependent child or dependent children within the meaning of regulation 15(11);

“Metropolitan Police District” means the areas referred to in section 76 of the London Government Act 196312as it had effect prior to the substitution by section 323 of the Greater London Authority Act 199913of subsection (1);

“old award” means an award under section 1(1) of the 1962 Act which is an old award within the meaning of the Education (Mandatory Awards) Regulations 199814or an award under section 1(6) of that Act which is an old award for the purposes of those regulations as applied to such awards by virtue of section 1(7) of that Act;

“periods of work experience” has the meaning given in regulation 5(4);

“public funds” means moneys provided by Parliament;

“quarter” in relation to an academic year, means one of the periods in that year from 1st January to 31st March, 1st April to 30th June, 1st July to 31st August, or 1st September to 31st December;

“refugee” means a person who is recognised by Her Majesty’s government as a refugee within the meaning of the United Nations Convention relating to the Status of Refugees done at Geneva on 28th July 195115as extended by the Protocol thereto which entered into force on 4th October 196716and any reference to the child of a refugee includes a reference to a step-child;

“sandwich course” has the meaning given in regulation 5(2);

“statutory award” means any award bestowed, grant paid or other support provided by virtue of the Act or the 1962 Act, or any comparable award, grant or other support in respect of undertaking a course which is paid out of public funds;

“student loan account number” means the account number assigned by the lender to a loan made under the Act, the Education (Student Loans) Act 199017, the Education (Student Loans) (Northern Ireland) Order 199018, the Education (Scotland) Act 198019or the Education (Student Support) (Northern Ireland) Order 199820;

“support” means financial support by way of grant or loan made by the Secretary of State pursuant to regulations made under section 22 of the Act;

“transitional award” means an award under section 1(1) of the 1962 Act which is a transitional award within the meaning of the Education (Mandatory Awards) Regulations 1998 or an award under section 1(6) of that Act which is a transitional award for the purposes of those Regulations as applied to such awards by virtue of section 1(7) of that Act.

(2) For the purposes of these Regulations a person who is ordinarily resident in England and Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland, the Channel Islands or the Isle of Man as a result of having moved from another of those areas for the purpose of undertaking—

(a)

(a) his current course, or

(b)

(b) a previous designated course which, disregarding any intervening vacation, the student was undertaking immediately before undertaking his current course

shall be considered to be ordinarily resident in the place from which he moved.

(3) For the purposes of these Regulations, including for the purpose of determining whether a person is settled in the United Kingdom within the meaning of the Immigration Act 197121, a person shall be treated as ordinarily resident in England and Wales, the United Kingdom and Islands or in the European Economic Area if he would have been so resident but for the fact that he, his spouse or his parent, guardian or any other person having parental responsibility for him, or any person having care of him when he is a child, is or was temporarily employed outside England and Wales, the United Kingdom and Islands, or as the case may be, outside the European Economic Area and paragraph 8(c) of Schedule 1 shall not apply in the case of such person. Without prejudice to the foregoing, members of the regular naval, military or air forces of the Crown shall be treated as being temporarily employed within the meaning of this paragraph for any period during which they serve outside the United Kingdom as members of such forces.

(4) For the purposes of these Regulations an area which—

(a)

(a) was previously not part of the European Community or the European Economic Area, but

(b)

(b) at any time before or after these Regulations come into force has become part of one or other or both of those areas,

shall be considered to have always been part of the European Economic Area.

(5) In these Regulations a reference to an EEA migrant worker is a reference to a person who is a national...

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