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HESA Student Record 2007/08

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HESA Student Record 2007/08

Student Associate Scheme (SAS) requirements


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Version 1.0 Produced 2008-03-30

Please see below a statement from the Training Development Agency (TDA) regarding the reporting of Student Associate Scheme (SAS) students for 2007/08 and 2008/09.

In light of recent discussions between the TDA Data Collection & Analysis Team, the TDA SAS Team and HESA, it is now agreed that it will be inappropriate to use the Student Record 2007/08 to collect data on students who take part in the SAS Scheme.

The primary reason for this is that the majority (75%) of students who take part in the SAS Scheme are enrolled at a different institution to the one managing their SAS programme. This means that the data that was intended to be collected via the Student Record would be incomplete, which would have implications for funding of the scheme and will not satisfy audit requirements.

The collection in 2007/08 and 2008/09 will therefore take place using the existing TDA web based system. Training in the use of this system will be available for all SAS providers in Autumn 2008.

It is intended that SAS students will be included in the Student Record from 2009/10 and HESA and the TDA Data Collection & Analysis and SAS Teams will work together so that a specification of the fields required for these students can be produced in due course.

If you have any questions about this statement or specifically about the reporting of SAS students please email [email protected] or telephone 01242 211144.

Contact Liaison by email or on 01242 211144.