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HESA Student Record 2012/13 - Learning difficulty

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HESA Student Record 2012/13

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Learning difficulty

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Short nameLEARNDIF

This field records whether the learner considers themselves to have a learning difficulty.

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
01Moderate learning difficulty
02Severe learning difficulty
19Other specific learning difficulty
20Autism spectrum disorder
90Multiple learning difficulties
98No learning difficulty
99Not known / information not provided

If the learner considers himself or herself to have a learning difficulty, this should be used to record the learners main learning difficulty.

Where a learner has more than one learning difficulty, the main one should be recorded.

Where there are two or more of equal severity, code 90 'Multiple learning difficulties' should be used.

Where the learner has no learning difficulty, code 98 'No learning difficulty' should be used.

Quality rules
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Reason required

To monitor the extent and effect of learning difficulties. The SFA/EFA needs to be aware of all their funded learners with learning difficulties, not just those for whom additional funding is being claimed.

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Field length2
Minimum occurrences0
Maximum occurrences1
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Date modified2013-04-30
Change management notesBusiness rule 1 updated as reduced return 01 is now within coverage for FE for institutions in England.

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