|Performance Indicators Index|
|Performance indicators in higher education in the UK|
|Governance of Performance Indicators|
|Guide to PIs|
|Summary tables and charts|
|Notes to tables|
|Definitions of terms|
|Changes to the PIs|
|Widening participation of under-represented groups (tables T1, T2)|
|Widening participation of students who are in receipt of DSA (table T7)|
|Non-continuation rates (including projected outcomes) (tables T3, T4, T5)|
|Module completion rates (table T6)|
|Research output (table R1)|
|Employment of leavers (table E1)|
Following consultation with stakeholders, which revealed very low usage levels of the module completion data, it was agreed by the Performance Indicators Steering Group (PISG) that from 2011/12 onwards this information will no longer be produced as part of the Performance Indicators.
Progression rates of part-time students are not as straightforward to define as those of full-time students. Although we can tell when a part-time student has completed a course if they obtain a qualification, it is difficult to tell when such a student has not completed a course and does not intend to finish it. Table T6 looks at completion rates of part-time students by considering the number of modules which have been passed.
Up until 2006/07, when institutions in England, Scotland and Northern Ireland returned their data to HESA, they could do so in one of two ways: ‘combined’ or ‘modular’. A modular method was mandatory for all Welsh HEIs and was used by about a third of other HEIs, for at least some of their students. From 2007/08, the new record structure requires returning data in a modular structure. A Student on module entity, linking to at least one Module with associated subject and cost centre information, must be returned for all students. Institutions may not use module terminology and may return their data using a single module. Full coverage of modular data is thus still only available within Wales and therefore table T6 has been restricted to Welsh institutions (those institutions funded by HEFCW).
Data in table T6 has been further restricted to part-time undergraduate students domiciled in the UK. It provides the number of students and the number of modules for which some information is available, the number of modules for which results are available and the pass rates for those modules with results. This final value is taken as the indicator. If results are available for only a small proportion of modules, the pass rate should be treated with caution.
Table T6 provides information about the pass rates of part-time students and provides a breakdown by Higher Education institutions in Wales. The downloadable data files are provided in Microsoft® Excel® spreadsheet format and are approximately 40kb.
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