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HESA Student Record 2012/13 - Employment status monitoring code

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HESA Student Record 2012/13

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Employment status monitoring code

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Short nameESMCODE

This field identifies additional monitoring data associated with the employment status.

Applicable toEngland

All EmploymentStatusMonitoring records that are returned.


For additional guidance please refer to the Employment Status Monitoring entity notes.

The following table shows valid codes for ESMCODE depending on the value in EmploymentStatusMonitoring.ESMTYPE.

ESM Type ESM code Description
SEI 1 Learner is self employed
EII 1 Learner is employed for 16 hours or more per week
EII 2 Learner is employed for less than 16 hours per week
LOU 1 Learner has been unemployed for less than 6 months
LOU 2 Learner has been unemployed for 6-11 months
LOU 3 Learner has been unemployed for 12-23 months
LOU 4 Learner has been unemployed for 24-35 months
LOU 5 Learner has been unemployed for over 36 months
BSI 1 Learner is in receipt of Job Seekers Allowance (JSA)
BSI 2 Learner is in receipt of Employment and Support Allowance - Work Related Activity Group (ESA WRAG)
BSI 3 Learner is in receipt of another state benefit other than JSA or ESA (WRAG)
BSI 4 Learner is in receipt of Universal Credit
BSI 5-10 Unassigned
PEI 1 Learner was in full time education or training prior to enrolment
RON 1 Learner is aged 14-15 and is at risk of becoming NEET (Not in education, employment or training)
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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: ESMCODE
Data type: ESMCODEType
OwnerThe Data Service
Date modified2012-09-27
Change management notesCoverage statement and guidance revised to align more closely with the Individual Learner Record (ILR). Notes amended to add code 4 'Learner is in receipt of Universal Credit' to valid codes in this field for a corresponding EmploymentStatusMonitoring.ESMTYPE of BSI. The range of unassigned codes in this field for an EmploymentStatusMonitoring.ESMTYPE of BSI has been updated to '5-10' as a result.

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