The Education (Further Education Institutions Information) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 1998

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Published: 1998-09-07

Statutory Instruments
1998 No. 2220

EDUCATION, ENGLAND AND WALES
The Education (Further Education Institutions Information) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 1998

Made
7th September 1998

Laid before Parliament
10th September 1998

Coming into force
1st October 1998

The Secretary of State for Education and Employment, in exercise of the powers conferred on the Secretary of State by sections 50 and 89(4) of the Further and Higher Education Act 1992(1) and by sections 541, 569(4) and 579(1)(2) of the Education Act 1996(3) hereby makes the following Regulations:

Citation, commencement and interpretation

1.—(1) These Regulations may be cited as the Education (Further Education Institutions Information) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 1998 and shall come into force on 1st October 1998.

(2) In these Regulations “the 1995 Regulations” means the Education (Further Education Institutions Information) (England) Regulations 1995(4).

Amendment of the 1995 Regulations

2.  The 1995 Regulations shall be amended as specified in regulations 3 to 9 below.

3.—(1) Regulation 2(1) shall be amended as follows.

(2) For the definition of “academic year” there shall be substituted the following definition—

““college year” means the period from 1st August to the following 31st July;”.

(3) In the definition of “the document” after the words “regulation 6(2)” there shall be inserted the words “and (2A)”.

4.—(1) In each of the regulations specified in paragraph (2) below, for the words “academic year”there shall be substituted the words “college year”.

(2) The regulations specified in this paragraph are regulation 2(1) (in the definition of “student”), 2(2), 2(3)(a), 2(4)(a) and (b) and regulation 5(2).

5.  In regulation 5(7), for the words “31st December” and “academic year” there shall be substituted the words “1st March” and “college year” respectively.

6.—(1) Regulation 6 shall be amended as follows.

(2) For paragraph (2) there shall be substituted the following paragraphs—

“(2) Such information shall be published on or before 1st March in each calendar year in a document (“the document”) which contains all the information specified in the Schedule in relation to the college year which immediately precedes the 1st March of the calendar year in question.

(2A) For the purposes of this regulation the document can be in writing or in a form which is capable of being accessed by means of an electronic retrieval system.”.

(3) For paragraph (4) there shall be substituted the following paragraph—

“(4) The document shall be published without charge by—

(a)sending a copy to the Secretary of State for Education and Employment(5) and to any person who requests that a copy be sent to him; and

(b)providing copies to all offices of persons providing services in accordance with arrangements made, or directions given, under section 10 of the Employment and Training Act 1973(6) in any locality in which the institution provides education for the residents of that locality.”.

(4) In paragraph (5) for the words “(4)(c) and (d)” there shall be substituted the words “(4)(b)”.

7.  Part III (distribution of information) shall be omitted.

8.—(1) The Schedule shall be amended as follows.

(2) Paragraphs 2(2), 3(2), 4(2), 5(4), 6(4), 7(2), 8(4), 9(2), 10(2) and 11(2) shall be omitted.

(3) In paragraph 10(1), for the words “Database of the National Council for Vocational Qualifications” there shall be substituted the words “Qualifications Database of the Further Education Funding Council for England(7)”.

(4) In paragraph 11(3), for the words “subparagraphs (1) and (2)” there shall be substituted the words “subparagraph (1)”.

Revocation

9.  The Education (Further Education Institutions Information) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 1997(8) are hereby revoked.

Margaret Hodge
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State,
Department for Education and Employment
7th September 1998

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Regulations)
These Regulations amend the Education (Further Education Institutions Information) (England) Regulations 1995 (“the 1995 Regulations”), which require governing bodies of institutions within the further education sector to publish specified information about the educational achievements of their students and their occupations after completing their courses and require the distribution of that information by the governing bodies of maintained, grant-maintained and grant-maintained special schools and the proprietors of city technology colleges and city colleges for the technology of the arts to pupils.
References to the academic year (1st September to 31st August) are changed to references to the college year (1st August to 31st July) (regulations 3, 4 and 5).
The date on which the information is to be published and the date by reference to which the information is calculated are changed (regulations 5 and 6).
Changes are made to the manner in which the information is to be published by reducing the list of bodies to whom copies are to be provided and by enabling publication in electronic form (regulation 6).
The requirement that the governing bodies of maintained, grant-maintained and grant-maintained special schools and the proprietors of city technology colleges and city colleges for the technology of the arts distribute the published information to pupils in the second year of the fourth key stage is omitted (regulation 7).
The requirement to publish information in relation to students aged 19 or over is omitted (regulation 8).
The Education (Further Education Institutions Information) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 1997, which amended the 1995 Regulations, are revoked (regulation 9).


(1)
1992 c. 13.

(2)
See the definitions of “prescribed” and “regulations”.

(3)
1996 c. 56.

(4)
S.I. 1995/2065, amended by S.I. 1997/2173.

(5)
The document should be sent to the Department for Education and Employment, Sanctuary Buildings, 20 Great Smith Street, London SW1P 3BT.

(6)
1973 c. 50. Section 10 was substituted by section 45 of the Trade Union Reform and Employment Rights Act 1993 (c. 19).

(7)
A copy of the Further Education Funding Council for England’s qualifications database will be provided to institutions within the further education sector.

(8)
S.I. 1997/2173.
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