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HESA Student Record 2012/13 - Distance Learning SLN

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HESA Student Record 2012/13

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Distance Learning SLN

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The Standard Learner Number (SLN) value, agreed with the Skills Funding Agency (SFA) or Education Funding Agency (EFA) for distance learning.

Applicable toEngland

All instances at institutions in England where Instance.FESTUMK = 1 or 3 and Instance.REDUCEDI = 00 or 01 and Instance.FUNDMODEL = 21 or 22 and Instance.AIMTYPE = 2, 3 or 4. Optional where Instance.FUNDMODEL = 80, 81 or 82.


A Standard Learner Number (SLN) is a value used to calculate funding. It is a measure of the volume of activity associated with a qualification, learning aim, learner, contract, allocation or any other set of training or education.

This field records the agreed base rate for unlisted qualifications delivered under distance learning. The value should be recorded in SLNs and must be agreed with your local partnership team.

The agreed value should be based on the approach set out in the funding guidance documentation.

A number in the range 0 to 9.999 is allowed for this field.

For more information on Field status, please see ILR specification.

For more funding guidance, please visit theSkills Funding Agency website or the EFA website.

From 2012/13, EFA will be replacing YPLA. More information about EFA replacing YPLA can be found on the Department for Education website.

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Reason required

To support funding of Distance and Electronic Learning (DELG).

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Field length5
Minimum occurrences0
Maximum occurrences1
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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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