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HESA Student Record 2013/14 - 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 (including Welsh for Adults)
13Welsh Government (WG)
14Scottish Government - Employability, Skills and Lifelong Learning Directorate
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
34Other HM government departments
35Armed forces
37Wholly NHS funded
38Partially NHS funded
41UK public corporation/nationalised industry
42UK private industry/commerce
43UK charity (medical)
44UK charity (other)
46EU commission (EC)
51Overseas government or other overseas organisation
61Own institution
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
81Other funding
84Multinational organisation (non-UK based)
91Funded entirely by student tuition fees

For FE courses in England (where Instance.FESTUMK is 1, 3 or 4), 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.

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.

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).

Specific guidance for institutions in England

Code 31 should not be used by institutions in England for courses funded by the Departments of Health/NHS/Social Care - codes 37 'Wholly NHS funded' and 38 'Partially NHS funded' should be used instead.

Specific guidance for institutions in Wales

For institutions in Wales, code 13 should be used when the primary source of funding for the course is the Welsh Government.

The all-Wales workforce function previously carried out by NLIAH has been transferred to the NHS Wales Shared Services Partnership, where it will fall under the remit of the Workforce, Education and Development Service (WEDS). The work of WEDS includes Workforce Planning, Education Contracting, NHS Wales Careers and NHS Bursaries.

Code 31 should be used when the primary source of funding for the course is the Workforce, Education and Development Service (WEDS).

Specific guidance for institutions in Scotland

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'.

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Reason required

To allow monitoring of the sources of funding for courses in order to understand the extent to which various bodies are supporting students.

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Field length2
Minimum occurrences0
Maximum occurrences1
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Element: MSFUND
Date modified2014-04-29
Change management notesBusiness rules 10 updated and 18 added for ITT providers in England for the introduction of self-funded and salaried School Direct programmes. Business rule 11 updated for institutions in Wales as new Course.MSFUND codes 37 and 38 are not valid for use in Wales. Business rule 12 updated for institutions in England as Course.MSFUND code 31 no longer valid for use in England. Business rule 13 updated for institutions in Northern Ireland as new Course.MSFUND codes 37 and 38 are not valid for use in Northern Ireland. Business rule 14 updated for institutions in Scotland as new Course.MSFUND codes 37 and 38 are not valid for use in Scotland.

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