HESA Student Record 2011/12 - Initiatives
HESA Student Record 2011/12
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This field identifies students who are part of a specific scheme that is to be monitored independently. Valid entries will change from year to year to reflect current schemes.
|Applicable to||England Wales|
Instances at institutions in England or Wales that are part of a named scheme
|Valid entries and labels|
This field may be returned twice if a student falls under two schemes.
This field collects information with respect to student instances that are part of a scheme. Where a student transfers course within the same instance, Instance.INITIATIVES should continue to identify the scheme.
The field should not be used for students who might previously have undertaken an initiative as part of a different instance or at another institution.
Lifelong Learning Networks (LLNs)
Lifelong Learning Networks (LLNs) focus on progression into and through vocational education. They aim to create new learning opportunities; forge agreement across institutions on how qualifications are valued; and produce publicity to help people understand how they can progress through the system. Networks will clarify existing progression opportunities and engage in collaborative curriculum development in order to meet the needs of the vocational learner. Further information is available from The Lifelong Learning Networks National Forum.
Employer Engagement Co-funded Students
Co-funded ASNs are additional student numbers (ASNs) allocated at a lower rate of funding than 'full funded' ASNs, normally at between 50-75 per cent of a full-time equivalent (FTE) student. HEFCE would expect the HEI or FEC to secure from an employer the remaining percentage. For example, an HEI wishing to deliver an HE Certificate (120 credits) to 30 learners may be allocated 15 FTEs by HEFCE and be expected to secure the equivalent of 15 FTEs of funding from employers. Further information is available from HEFCE.
Flexible Learning Pathfinder
The Government's 2003 White Paper 'The Future of Higher Education' highlighted the need for 'more flexibility in courses, to meet the needs of a more diverse student body', and proposed the piloting and evaluation of two-year honours degrees. In response to this, HEFCE have funded eight higher education institutions since 2005 through our Strategic Development Fund to pilot models of flexible HE provision.
Code 6 is used to identify instances participating in the HEFCE undergraduate internship programme.
Where it is known at the time of making the return it is known that a student will not undertake an internship then they should not be coded as 6 even if they had originally intended to take one.
Universities Heads of the Valleys Institute (UHOVI)
Code 7 is used to identify instances at institutions in Wales participating in the UHOVI initiative.
Access to HE diploma marker
At the request of HEFCE code B 'Access to HE diploma marker' has been added to identify instances at institutions in England where an Access to HE diploma (QualificationsOnEntry.QUALTYPE = LD) has been awarded and an appropriate grade has been achieved for ABB+ equivalency. The appropriate grade to meet ABB+ equivalency is defined as an overall pass which includes 45 credits at Level 3, of which 30 credits must be at Distinction and the other 15 at Merit or higher, as identified in the HEFCE documentation Students outside the Student Number Control in 2013-14 ABB+ population (.pdf).
Quality rules relating to this field are displayed here.
From time to time funders introduce initiatives (for example Lifelong Learning Networks (LLNs) and Employer Engagement Co-funded Students) where, for a limited period, there is a requirement to track students who are recruited under the particular initiative.
In order to achieve this monitoring potential, a general purpose field will be added to the record, to which valid entries will be added to identify individual schemes as required.
Data type: INITIATIVESCodeContentType
|Change management notes||To support the reporting of Access to HE diplomas for the ABB+ policy in England a new valid entry code B 'Access to HE diploma marker' has been added to identify where an appropriate Access to HE diploma (QualificationsOnEntry.QUALTYPE = LD) grade has been achieved at ABB+ equivalency. Corresponding guidance has been added to the notes section. Business rule 6 updated, and business rule 9 and COMMIT-stage rule 5 added, to validate the use of Instance.INITIATIVES code B for institutions in England.|
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