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HESA Student Record 2012/13 - The type of aim recorded

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HESA Student Record 2012/13

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The type of aim recorded

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Short nameAIMTYPE

This field details the type of aim recorded.

Applicable toEngland

All instances at institutions in England where Instance.FESTUMK = 1, 3 or 4 and Instance.REDUCEDI = 00 or 01.

Valid entries and labels
1Programme Aim
2Main learning aim within an Apprenticeship programme
3Component learning aim within a programme
4Learning aim that is not part of a programme
Notes Apprenticeship programmes

Code 2 should be used to identify the main aim of an Apprenticeship programme. This is the competency based element of an Apprenticeship programme, such as the NVQ or equivalent learning aim and needs to be identified separately in order to calculate achievement funding for Apprenticeships correctly.

Code 2 must not be used where Instance.FUNDMODEL = 21 or 22.

There should only be one main aim at any one time in an Apprenticeship programme.

If the learner has already completed and achieved the competency based learning aim in a previous episode of learning, then it does not need to be recorded as part of the current programme. In this case there will be no learning aim recorded using code 2 in this field.

Code 3 should be used for all other learning aims within an Apprenticeship programme such as the knowledge based and functional skills/key skills learning aims.

A matrix has been produced that explains some common coding combinations of Instance.PROGTYPE, Instance.AIMTYPE and Instance.FUNDMODEL.

Quality rules
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Reason required

To differentiate between programme aims, component learning aims within a programme and learning aims that are not part of a designated programme (as defined in the Programme type (Instance.PROGTYPE) field). To calculate Apprenticeship achievement funding.

Part of
Field length1
Minimum occurrences0
Maximum occurrences1
Schema components
Element: AIMTYPE
OwnerThe Data Service
Date modified2013-04-30
Change management notesBusiness rules 1, 2 and 3 added to enforce coverage of new field.

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