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HESA Student Record 2012/13 - Employment status

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HESA Student Record 2012/13

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Employment status

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Short nameEMPSTAT

This field indicates the learner’s employment status.

Applicable toEngland
CoverageAll LearnerEmploymentStatus records that are returned.
Valid entries and labels
10In paid employment
11Not in paid employment and looking for work
12Not in paid employment and not looking for work
98Not known / not provided
Notes Employment status definitions:

In paid employment: Learners who have not been in paid work prior to starting the learning aim or programme or who are temporarily away from a job (for example, on holiday). Also counted as in paid employment are people on government-supported training schemes and people who do unpaid work for their family’s business.

Not in paid employment and looking for work: Learners who have not have not been in paid work prior to starting the learning aim or programme, who are without a job, want a job, have actively sought work in the last 4 weeks and are available to start work in the next 2 weeks, or have found a job and are waiting to start it.

Further guidance about the collection of Employment status for learners can be found in the Provider support manual for 2012/13

Please view The Individualised Learner Record (ILR) specification from The Information Authority for more details.

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Reason required

To monitor economic activity of learners, support delivery of programmes for the unemployed and establish eligibility for ESF funded programmes.

Part of
Field length2
Minimum occurrences1
Maximum occurrences1
Schema components
Element: EMPSTAT
OwnerThe Data Service
Date modified2012-09-27
Change management notesCoverage statement and guidance revised to align more closely with the Individual Learner Record (ILR).

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