The School Teachers (Recognition of Professional Qualifications) (Amendment) Regulations 2018

JurisdictionUK Non-devolved
CitationSI 2018/166

2018 No. 166

Professional Qualifications

The School Teachers (Recognition of Professional Qualifications) (Amendment) Regulations 2018

Made 7th February 2018

Laid before Parliament 9th February 2018

Coming into force 1st April 2018

The Secretary of State is designated1for the purposes of section 2(2) of the European Communities Act 19722in relation to the recognition of higher-education diplomas, formal qualifications, or experience in the occupation, required for the pursuit of professions or occupations.

The Secretary of State makes the following Regulations in exercise of the powers conferred by section 2(2) of the European Communities Act 1972.

S-1 Citation and commencement

Citation and commencement

1. These Regulations may be cited as the School Teachers (Recognition of Professional Qualifications) (Amendment) Regulations 2018 and come into force on 1st April 2018.

S-2 Amendment to the European Union (Recognition of Professional Qualifications) Regulations 2015

Amendment to the European Union (Recognition of Professional Qualifications) Regulations 2015

2.—(1) The European Union (Recognition of Professional Qualifications) Regulations 20153are amended as follows.

(2) In Schedule 1 (Regulated Professions), in the table in Part 1 (Professions Regulated by Law or Public Authority), in relation to the entry listed in the first column as “School Teacher in a publicly regulated school in England”, in the second column headed “Competent authority”, for “The National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL) on behalf of the Secretary of State” substitute “Secretary of State”.

Nick Gibb

Minister of State

Department for Education

7th February 2018

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Regulations)

These Regulations amend Part 1 of Schedule 1 to the European Union (Recognition of Professional Qualifications) Regulations 2015 ( S.I. 2015/2059) (“the RPQ Regulations”) to specify the Secretary of State as competent authority for the profession of School Teacher in a publicly regulated school in England in place of the National College for Teaching and Leadership (“NCTL”) on behalf of the Secretary of State. The role of the competent authority includes the recognition of professional qualifications obtained in member states of the European Economic Area other than the United Kingdom.

NCTL will change its name to the Teaching Regulation Agency on 1st April 2018. In any event, NCTL...

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