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HESA Student Record 2012/13 - Programme type

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HESA Student Record 2012/13

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Programme type

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Short namePROGTYPE

This field identifies the type of programme which the learner is undertaking.

Applicable toEngland

Compulsory for instances at institutions in England where Instance.FESTUMK = 1, 3 or 4 and Instance.REDUCEDI = 00 or 01 and Instance.FUNDMODEL = 21, 22 or 45. Optional where Instance.FUNDMODEL = 70, 80, 81, 82 or 99.

Valid entries and labels
02Advanced Level Apprenticeship
03Intermediate Level Apprenticeship
10Higher Apprenticeship
11Progression Pathway to skilled work or an Apprenticeship
12Progression Pathway to a first full level 2 (in the QCF)
13Progression Pathway to independent living or supported employment
14Progression Pathway to a Foundation (Level 1) Diploma or GCSEs
15Diploma - level 1 (foundation)
16Diploma - level 2 (higher)
17Diploma - level 3 (progression)
18Diploma - level 3 (advanced)
19Foundation Learning Programme
20Higher Apprenticeship - level 4
21Higher Apprenticeship - level 5
99None of the above
Notes Foundation Learning Programmes

Code 19 ‘Foundation Learning Programme’ must be only be used for young people aged 16-18 and learners aged 19-24 with learning difficulties and disabilities (LLDD) funded by the Education Funding Agency (EFA).

Adult learners aged 19+ and funded by the Skills Funding Agency must not use code 19 or record a programme aim. Foundation learning aims for adults are recorded as individual learning aims that are not part of a programme (Instance.AIMTYPE = 4). Code 99 ‘None of the above’ must be used for these learners in this field.

Learners who are undertaking Foundation learning programmes must record the learner's intended destination as agreed at the start of their programme. This is recorded for the programme aim (Instance.AIMTYPE = 1) only in the Instance.LearningDeliveryFAM entity fields using codes LDM 112-115.

Code 10 is only for use by students starting their programme of study prior to 1st August 2011. Codes 11 to 14 are only for use by students starting their programme of study prior to 1st August 2010.

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

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

A matrix has been produced that explains some common coding combinations of Instance.PROGTYPE, Instance.AIMTYPE, and Instance.FUNDMODEL.

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Reason required

To monitor types of programme being undertaken.

Part of
Field length2
Minimum occurrences0
Maximum occurrences1
Schema components
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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