Further Education and Training Act 2013


Number 25 of 2013


FURTHER EDUCATION AND TRAINING ACT 2013

REVISED

Updated to 12 September 2018


This Revised Act is an administrative consolidation of the Further Education and Training Act 2013. It is prepared by the Law Reform Commission in accordance with its function under the Law Reform Commission Act 1975 (3/1975) to keep the law under review and to undertake revision and consolidation of statute law.

All Acts up to and including Mental Health (Renewal Orders) Act 2018 (23/2018), enacted 3 October 2018, and all statutory instruments up to and including Industrial Training (Laboratory Industry) Order 2018 (S.I. No. 409 of 2018), made 12 September 2018, were considered in the preparation of this Revised Act.

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Number 25 of 2013


FURTHER EDUCATION AND TRAINING ACT 2013

REVISED

Updated to 12 September 2018


Introduction

This Revised Act presents the text of the Act as it has been amended since enactment, and preserves the format in which it was passed.

Related legislation

This Act is not collectively cited with any other Act.

Annotations

This Revised Act is annotated and includes textual and non-textual amendments, statutory instruments made pursuant to the Act and previous affecting provisions.

An explanation of how to read annotations is available at

www.lawreform.ie/annotations.

Material not updated in this revision

Where other legislation is amended by this Act, those amendments may have been superseded by other amendments in other legislation, or the amended legislation may have been repealed or revoked. This information is not represented in this revision but will be reflected in a revision of the amended legislation if one is available.

Where legislation or a fragment of legislation is referred to in annotations, changes to this legislation or fragment may not be reflected in this revision but will be reflected in a revision of the legislation referred to if one is available.

A list of legislative changes to any Act, and to statutory instruments from 1982, may be found linked from the page of the Act or statutory instrument at

www.irishstatutebook.ie.

Acts which affect or previously affected this revision

Workplace Relations Act 2015 (16/2015)

Protected Disclosures Act 2014 (14/2014)

All Acts up to and including Mental Health (Renewal Orders) Act 2018 (23/2018), enacted 3 October 2018, were considered in the preparation of this revision.

Statutory instruments which affect or previously affected this revision

Industrial Training (Laboratory Industry) Order 2018 (S.I. No. 409 of 2018)

Industrial Training (Logistics Industry) Order 2018 (S.I. No. 408 of 2018)

Industrial Training (Retail Industry) Order 2018 (S.I. No. 407 of 2018)

Industrial Training (Property Services Industry) Order 2018 (S.I. No. 199 of 2018)

Industrial Training (Butchery Industry) Order 2017 (S.I. No. 308 of 2017)

Industrial Training (Information and Communications Technology Industry) Order 2017 (S.I. No. 307 of 2017)

Industrial Training (Insurance Industry) Order 2016 (S.I. No. 382 of 2016)

Industrial Training (Heavy Goods Industry) Order 2016 (S.I. No. 381 of 2016)

Industrial Training (Financial Services Industry) Order 2016 (S.I. No. 380 of 2016)

Industrial Training (Culinary Industry) Order 2016 (S.I. No. 379 of 2016)

Industrial Training (Bakery Industry) Order 2016 (S.I. No. 378 of 2016)

Industrial Training (Accountancy Industry) Order 2016 (S.I. No. 377 of 2016)

Further Education and Training Act 2013 (Property Vesting Day) (No. 8) Order 2014 (S.I. No. 267 of 2014)

Further Education and Training Act 2013 (Property Vesting Day) (No. 7) Order 2014 (S.I. No. 266 of 2014)

Further Education and Training Act 2013 (Property Vesting Day) (No. 6) Order 2014 (S.I. No. 265 of 2014)

Further Education and Training Act 2013 (Property Vesting Day) (No 5) Order 2014 (S.I. No. 264 of 2014)

Further Education and Training Act 2013 (Property Vesting Day) (No. 4) Order 2014 (S.I. No. 263 of 2014)

Further Education and Training Act 2013 (Property Vesting Day) (No. 3) Order 2014 (S.I. No. 262 of 2014)

Further Education and Training Act 2013 (Property Vesting Day) (No. 2) Order 2014 (S.I. No. 261 of 2014)

Further Education and Training Act 2013 (Property Vesting Day Order 2014 (S.I. No. 260 of 2014)

Further Education and Training Act 2013 (Property Vesting Day) (No. 4) Order 2013 (S.I. No. 543 of 2013)

Further Education and Training Act 2013 (Property Vesting Day) (No. 3) Order 2013 (S.I. No. 542 of 2013)

Further Education and Training Act 2013 (Property Vesting Day) (No. 2) Order 2013 (S.I. No. 541 of 2013)

Further Education and Training Act 2013 (Property Vesting Day Order 2013 (S.I. No. 540 of 2013)

Further Education and Training Act 2013 (Establishment Day) Order 2013 (S.I. No. 406 of 2013)

All statutory instruments up to and including Industrial Training (Laboratory Industry) Order 2018 (S.I. No. 409 of 2018), made 12 September 2018, were considered in the preparation of this revision.


Number 25 of 2013


FURTHER EDUCATION AND TRAINING ACT 2013

REVISED

Updated to 12 September 2018


ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

PART 1

Preliminary and General

Section

1. Short title and commencement.

2. Interpretation.

3. Expenses.

4. Repeals.

PART 2

An tSeirbhís Oideachais Leanúnaigh agus Scileanna

5. Establishment day.

6. Establishment of An tSeirbhís Oideachais Leanúnaigh agus Scileanna.

7. Functions of An tSeirbhís.

8. Conferral of additional functions on An tSeirbhís.

9. Further education and training strategy.

10. Membership of An tSeirbhís.

11. Conditions of office of members of An tSeirbhís.

12. Casual vacancies among members of An tSeirbhís.

13. Remuneration of members of An tSeirbhís.

14. Meetings and procedure.

15. Membership of either House of Oireachtas or European Parliament.

16. Disclosure by members of An tSeirbhís of certain interests.

17. Disclosure by members of staff of An tSeirbhís of certain interests.

18. Prohibition on unauthorised disclosure of confidential information.

19. Directions of Minister.

20. Grants to An tSeirbhís.

21. Grants by An tSeirbhís.

22. Borrowings by An tSeirbhís.

23. Chief executive.

24. Functions of chief executive.

25. Accountability of chief executive to Public Accounts Committee.

26. Accountability of chief executive to other Oireachtas Committees.

27. Staff.

28. Transfer of staff to An tSeirbhís.

29. Superannuation.

30. Strategy statement.

31. Accounts of An tSeirbhís.

32. Annual report.

33. Gifts.

34. Protection of persons who report certain matters.

35. Prohibition on penalisation.

36. False statements.

PART 3

Dissolution of An Foras Áiseanna Saothair

37. Dissolution of An Foras Áiseanna Saothair.

38. Transfer of functions to An tSeirbhís.

39. Transfer of land and other property.

40. Transfer of rights and liabilities, and continuation of leases, licences and permissions granted by dissolved body.

41. Liability for loss occurring before establishment day.

42. Provisions consequent upon transfer of functions, assets and liabilities to An tSeirbhís.

43. Final accounts and final annual report of dissolved body.

44. Saver in respect of certain schemes.

PART 4

Miscellaneous

45. Definition.

46. Transfer of staff from An tSeirbhís to training body.

47. Transfer of land and other property to education and training boards.

48. Transfer of rights and liabilities, and continuation of leases, licences and permissions granted by An tSeirbhís.

49. Provisions consequent upon transfer of functions, assets and liabilities to An tSeirbhís.

50. Amendment of Freedom of Information Act 1997.

51. Amendment of section 52 of Qualifications and Quality Assurance (Education and Training) Act 2012.

SCHEDULE

Redress for Contravention of section 35



Number 25 of 2013


FURTHER EDUCATION AND TRAINING ACT 2013

REVISED

Updated to 12 September 2018


AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A BODY TO BE KNOWN AS AN tSEIRBHÍS OIDEACHAIS LEANÚNAIGH AGUS SCILEANNA; TO PROVIDE FOR THE DISSOLUTION OF AN FORAS ÁISEANNA SAOTHAIR AND THE TRANSFER OF ITS FUNCTIONS TO THE SAID BODY; TO PROVIDE FOR THE CONFERRAL OF OTHER FUNCTIONS ON THE SAID BODY; TO REPEAL THE LABOUR SERVICES ACT 1987; AND TO PROVIDE FOR MATTERS CONNECTED THEREWITH.

[10 th July, 2013]

BE IT ENACTED BY THE OIREACHTAS AS FOLLOWS:

Annotations:

Editorial Notes:

E1

Chief Executive officer of An tSeirbhís Oideachais Leanúnaigh agus Scileanna (Further Education and Training Authority) prescribed as the recipient of disclosures of relevant wrongdoings in relation to all matters relating to the regulation, registration, employment and education of apprentices as provided for in the Act (23.07.2014) by Protected Disclosures Act 2014 (Section 7(2)) Order 2014 (SI. No. 339 of 2014), art. 2 and sch. ref. 2.