Amendments 37 to 39

Skills and Post-16 Education Bill [HL] - Report (2nd Day) (Continued) – in the House of Lords at 3:15 pm on 21 October 2021.

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Baroness Barran:

Moved by Baroness Barran

37: Clause 15, page 18, line 17, leave out “In section 83(1) of”Member’s explanatory statementThis amendment is consequential on the Minister’s second amendment at page 18, line 17.

38: Clause 15, page 18, line 17, after “2017” insert “is amended as follows.(2) In section 9 (mandatory transparency condition for certain providers), after subsection (3) insert—“(3A) The OfS must not request information relating to modules of full courses by virtue of a transparency condition more frequently than it requests information relating to full courses by virtue of the condition.”(3) In section 83(1)”Member’s explanatory statementThis amendment ensures that requirements for higher education providers to provide information by virtue of a transparency condition are no greater in relation to modules than to full courses.

39: Clause 15, page 18, line 23, leave out from “course” to end of line 24 and insert “, where it is undertaken otherwise than as part of that course;”. (4) In section 85 (definitions)—(a) in subsection (1), at the appropriate place insert—““full course” means a higher education course that is not a module of another higher education course;”;(b) after subsection (1) insert—“(1A) References in this Part to modules (except in relation to references to the full course of which the module forms part) are to modules which are—(a) modules of full courses, but(b) undertaken otherwise than as part of those courses.””Member’s explanatory statementThis amendment clarifies that the two categories of higher education course for the purposes of Part I of the Higher Education and Research Act 2017 are full courses and modules of full courses where they are undertaken otherwise than as part of full courses, and defines references to modules accordingly.

Amendments 37 to 39 agreed.

Amendments 40 and 41 not moved.

Amendment 42 had been withdrawn from the Marshalled List.

Amendment 43 not moved.