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HESA Student Record 2011/12 - Qualified teacher status

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HESA Student Record 2011/12

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Qualified teacher status

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Short nameQTS

This field indicates whether a student on an INSET teacher training course holds Qualified teacher status (QTS) or not.

Applicable toEngland Northern Ireland

All instances at institutions in England or Northern Ireland where Course.TTCID = 5 and Instance.REDUCEDI = 00, 01 or 04

Valid entries and labels
3Student holding QTS on an in-service/education of teachers (INSET) course
4Student not holding QTS on an in-service/education of teachers (INSET) course

TA and HEFCE have given a working definition of an INSET course as:

An INSET/In-service course is one for which the primary (but not necessarily the only) purpose is to improve the effectiveness of teachers, lecturers or trainers. In considering whether this is the purpose of particular course, institutions may wish to consider the content of the course and course literature, including prospectuses and any other marketing material.
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Reason required

To distinguish INSET provision that HEFCE is responsible for (students not holding QTA) and provision that TA are responsible for (students holding QTS).

Part of
Field length1
Minimum occurrences0
Maximum occurrences1
Schema components
Element: QTS
Data type: QTSCodeContentType
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Date modified2012-04-30
Change management notesAll references to the Training and Development Agency for Schools (TDA) and the General Teaching Council for England (GTCE) have been replaced with the Teaching Agency (TA), who assumed some of the functions of these bodies from April 1st 2012 when they were abolished.

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