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HESA Student Record 2012/13 - Major source of funding

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HESA Student Record 2012/13

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Major source of funding

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Short nameMSFUND

This field indicates the primary source of funding for the course. This field is not necessarily the main source of finance as it excludes the tuition fee element. In the majority of cases, the source of funding will be the appropriate funding council. The predominant source of funding should be selected where there is more than one source.

Applicable toEngland Northern Ireland Scotland Wales

For institutions in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, all courses where for any linked instance Course.REDUCEDC is 00, 01, or 04.

For instances at institutions in England, all courses where Instance.FESTUMK is 2 and Course.REDUCEDC is 00, 01, or 04.

Valid entries and labels
06Welsh Government DfES
13Welsh Government (WG)
14Scottish Government - Employability, Skills and Lifelong Learning Directorate
15Scottish Government - General Enterprise, Environment and Digital Directorate
16Department of Agriculture & Rural Development for Northern Ireland (DARDNI)
21Biotechnology & Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC)
22Medical Research Council (MRC)
23Natural Environment Research Council (NERC)
24Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)
25Economic & Social Research Council (ESRC)
26Science & Technology Facilities Council (STFC)
27Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC)
29Research council - not specified
31Departments of Health/NHS/Social Care
32Departments of Social Services
33Departments of Employment
34Other HM government departments
35Armed forces
36Scottish Enterprise Network/Local Enterprise Companies (LECs)/Highland & Islands Enterprise
41UK public corporation/nationalised industry
42UK private industry/commerce
43UK charity (medical)
44UK charity (other)
46EU commission (EC)
47Voluntary organisation
51Overseas government or other overseas organisation
61Own institution
62New Deal for young people (aged 18 to 24)
63New Deal for long term unemployed (aged 25+)
64Private training organisation
65European Research Action Scheme for the Mobility of University Students (ERASMUS)
71Joint between two sources including a funding council
72Joint between two bodies excluding a funding council
73TEC - YT students (as major source or joint with SFA/EFA or WG-DfES)
74TEC - other (non-YT) students (as major source or joint with SFA/EFA or WG-DfES)
76Youth Credits - YT students (as major source)
77Youth Credits - non YT students (as major source)
78Other YT (as major source or joint with SFA/EFA or WG-DfES)
79Link Scheme (as major source or joint with SFA/EFA or WG-DfES)
81Other funding
83Overseas learner award from HM Government/British Council
84Multinational organisation (non-UK based)
85Foundation Modern Apprenticeship (formerly known as National Traineeship (NT))
86European Social Fund for the first term of the current academic year
87European Social Fund for the second & third terms of the current academic year
88European Social Fund for all the current academic year
89FE Student - New Deal
91Funded entirely by student tuition fees
92European Regional Development Fund (ERDF)
93European Agricultural Guidance & Guarantee Fund (EAGGF)
94Financial Instrument for Fisheries Guidance (FIFG)
95DWP/Job Centre Plus
96Youth Gateway
97Youth Access
98LEA funding for Adult & Community Learning
99LEA funding, other than for Adult & Community Learning
AAESF - objective 1
ABESF - objective 2
ACESF - objective 3
ADESF community objectives

For FE courses in England, institutions should instead complete the LearningDeliveryFAM entity.

The funding councils and DELNI fund places for students or credits associated with students, most home and EC students being 'fundable' (eligible for funding).

The guidance for coding non-fundable students on funded courses should be to code to the appropriate funding council in this field and code as 2 'Not fundable by funding council' in Instance.FUNDCODE.

Institutions funded by SFC should note that their funding from the Council is provided for a total number of student places, and cannot necessarily be related to particular students or to particular courses. For example, if funding is provided for 80 student places, and there are 100 students whose places are eligible for funding in that funding cell, one cannot identify 20 particular people as being 'fees only' students. Nor could one identify some of the courses which are eligible for funding in that cell as being 'fully-funded' and the rest 'partially funded' or 'unfunded': the funding is for the cell as a whole, not for any specific part of it. All students on courses which are eligible for funding in the funding cell would be returned with SFC shown as the major source of funding, code 03 'SFC'.

Nurses and Midwives at institutions funded by SFC who are on courses directly funded through contracts with the Health Authorities should be coded 31 'Departments of Health/NHS/Social Care'. These are primarily courses formerly taught by the Nursing Colleges. Most other Medical, Dentistry, Nursing and Midwifery courses and courses for professions associated with medicine at SFC funded institutions, will be funded through SFC and students should usually be coded 03 'SFC'.

For institutions in Wales, code 13 should be used when the primary source of funding for the course is the National Leadership and Innovation Agency for Healthcare (NLIAH). Code 31 should be used when the primary source of funding is an NHS trust.

Code 34 'Other HM government departments' includes local government and non-departmental public bodies (NDPBs) including the British Council and the Royal Society.

Codes 71 'Joint between two sources including a funding council' and 72 'Joint between two bodies excluding a funding council' should be interpreted as equal 50:50 funding between two bodies. In cases where the split is not exactly 50:50, the guidance is to code on the basis of the largest source.

Codes 47, 62-64, 73-79, 83, 85-89, AA, AB, AC, AD can be used only for students at institutions in England and Wales who are following programmes of study at FE level, i.e. shown as code 1 or 4 in Instance.FESTUMK

Codes 47, 62-64, 73-79, 83, 85-89, AA, AB, AC, AD are the codes to be used in preference to other codes for FE level students in England and Wales. 'Joint with SFA/EFA/DfES' in codes 73-79 indicates a source of funding in addition to a SFA/EFA/DfES and applies whether SFA/EFA/DfES or the other body is the major source of funding

Codes 86-88 'European Social Fund' apply to FE level students only. For any students at HE level European Social Fund should be coded as 46 'EU commission (EC)'.

Code 91 'Funded entirely by student tuition fees' will include some (but not all) 'cost recovery' courses, for example, cost recovery courses provided for particular firms might be covered by code 42 'UK private industry/commerce'. Code 91 may also cover a few 'fees only' students (in cells for which the institution receives no funding at present).

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Reason required

To allow monitoring of actual student funding sources against funding.

Part of
Field length2
Minimum occurrences0
Maximum occurrences1
Schema components
Element: MSFUND
Date modified2013-04-30
Change management notesBusiness rule 1 updated as reduced return 02 is no longer valid. Also, this rule will now only apply to institutions in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. Business rules 7, 11, 13, 14 and 16 updated for code 05 being removed from the coding frame. Business rule 10 updated for the introduction of TTCID codes G and H (School Direct initiatives). Business rule 17 added for institutions in England for the change of coverage of the field to exclude FE level and EFA/SFA funded courses. Business rule 6 deleted as superseded by business rule 10. Business rule 15 deleted as code 05 has been removed from the coding frame and the rule is no longer applicable.

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