Student Support Act 2011

2.

Interpretation.

2.— In this Act—

“Appeals Board” shall be construed in accordance with section 25 (2) ;

“appeals officer” means a person designated under section 20 (1) ;

“applicant” means a student who applies for a grant;

“appointed awarding authority” shall be construed in accordance with section 9 ;

“approved course” has the meaning given to it by section 8 ;

“approved institution” has the meaning given to it by section 7 ;

“awarding authority” means—

F1 [ ( a ) an education and training board, ]

( b) a local authority, or

( c) an appointed awarding authority;

“civil partner” shall be construed in accordance with the Civil Partnership and Certain Rights and Obligations of Cohabitants Act 2010;

“cohabitant” shall be construed in accordance with section 172(1) of the Civil Partnership and Certain Rights and Obligations of Cohabitants Act 2010;

“course” means a course of study or training;

“dependent child” shall be construed in accordance with section 16 (7) ;

“dependent student” means an applicant or class of applicant specified as a dependent student in a scheme made by the Minister under section 16 ;

“educational disadvantage” means the impediments to education arising from social or economic disadvantage which prevent students from deriving appropriate benefit from education;

“EEA Agreement” means the Agreement on the European Economic Area signed at Oporto on 2 May 1992 as amended for the time being;

“enactment” has the meaning given to it by section 2 of the Interpretation Act 2005;

“grant” means money paid by an awarding authority to a student or to an approved institution on behalf of the student for the purpose of assisting the student to pursue an approved course at the approved institution;

“independent student” means an applicant or class of applicant specified as an independent student in a scheme made by the Minister under section 16 ;

“inquiry officer” means a person appointed pursuant to section 22 ;

F2 [ local authority means a local authority for the purposes of the Local Government Act 2001 (as amended by the Local Government Reform Act 2014); ]

“Minister” means the Minister for Education and Skills;

“parent” includes a F3 [ guardian appointed under the Guardianship of Infants Act 1964 , other than a temporary guardian appointed under section 6E of that Act ], and, in the case of a child who has been adopted under the Adoption Act 2010 or, where the child has been adopted outside of the State, means the adopter or adopters or the surviving adopter;

“prescribed” means prescribed by regulations made by the Minister under this Act;

“progression” means—

( a) the process by which learners may progress from year to year within a course following the successful completion of part of the course as required during the previous year, or

( b) the process by which learners may transfer from one course to another course where the award that may be made on the successful completion of the second mentioned course is of a higher level than the award that may be made on the successful completion of the first mentioned course;

“reckonable income” shall be construed in accordance with section 16(4)(a)(iv) ;

“relevant Minister” shall be construed in accordance with section 9(8) ;

“student” shall be construed in accordance with section 14(1) ;

“transferring awarding authority” shall be construed in accordance with section 9(1) ;

“tuition fees” means fees and charges that a student is required to pay in order to participate in and complete a course and includes examination fees, student service charges, registration fees and lecture fees;

“tuition student” has the meaning given to it by section 14 (7) ;

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Annotations:

Amendments:

F1

Substituted (1.07.2013) by Education and Training Boards Act 2013 (11/2013), s. 72(1) and sch. 6 item 58, S.I. No. 211 of 2013.

F2

Substituted (1.06.2014) by Local Government Reform Act 2014 (1/2014), s. 5(8) and sch. 2, part 6, S.I. No. 214 of 2014.

F3

Substituted (18.01.2016) by Children and Family Relationships Act 2015 (9/2015), s. 180, S.I. No. 12 of 2016.

F4

Deleted (1.07.2013) by Education and Training Boards Act 2013 (11/2013), s. 72(1) and sch. 6 item 58, S.I. No. 211 of 2013.

F5

inserted by Withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union (Consequential Provisions) Act 2019 (8/2019), s. 14, not commenced as of date of revision.

Modifications (not altering text):

C2

Prospective affecting provision: definition inserted by Withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union (Consequential Provisions) Act 2019 (8/2019), s. 14, not commenced as of date of revision.

F5 [ relevant specified jurisdiction means

(a) a country that, as respects a class of person standing prescribed under section 14A(1) for the purposes of section 14(1)(aa) , is specified in the regulations concerned under section 14A(1) prescribing that class, or

(b) where a class of person stands prescribed under section 14A(3) for the purposes of section 14(1)(aa) , Northern Ireland; ]

C3

Reference to ‘county council or city council’construed (1.06.2014) by Local Government Reform Act 2014 (1/2014), s. 9(2)(a), S.I. No. 214 of 2014.

Cesser and amalgamation of certain local government areas

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(2) Except where otherwise provided for by this Act, a reference, however expressed, in any enactment—

(a) to a county council or a city council (including a reference construed by section 3(2) of, and Schedule 2 to, the Principal Act as a reference to a county council or to a city council, as the case may be) shall, if the context permits, be read as a reference to a county council, a city council or a city and county council, and

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