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HESA Student Record 2013/14 - Percentage not taught by this institution

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HESA Student Record 2013/14

Fields required from institutions in Scotland

Percentage not taught by this institution

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Short namePCOLAB

This field indicates the percentage of the module in this reporting period for which other arrangements for teaching have been made, e.g. taught collaboratively between two institutions. The percentage represented by this field denotes the proportion not taught by the returning institution.

Applicable toEngland Northern Ireland Scotland Wales

All modules


Proportion not taught by this institution should relate to the FTE reported in Module.FTE.

If this field is anything but zero, indicating that some part of the course is taught elsewhere then Module.TINST must be completed.

This field relates to the proportion not taught by the reporting institution's staff, and not the location at which the teaching takes place.

It is expected that students out on placement or exchange will be shown as zero in this field.

Zero is an acceptable default value for institutions in Wales for modules that are linked only to FE instances.

The length of this field is 5 characters, however the move to XML enables data to be returned with or without leading zeros or the decimal place, e.g. 005.0 or 5.0 or 5

Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) students

Longstanding HESA guidance dictates that students are returned by a single institution to prevent double-counting. In the case of students on the above programmes, where the partnership is a collaborative one, the application and administration of such students is handled jointly with no concept of a single institution responsible for the student’s teaching/supervision.

The majority of the consortia involved in this type of provision have the concept of a 'registered institution'. Where applicable, this institution alone should be responsible for returning the student to HESA. Where no such concept exists, a single institution should be nominated from amongst the consortia for this purpose.

The existing Module.TINST and Module.PCOLAB fields should be used to return the student split across each institution. A unique module is required to record each different collaborating institution and the proportion of tuition.

Quality rules
Quality rules relating to this field are displayed here.
Reason required

To monitor patterns of collaborative study including allocation of students to franchise partners. To aid in monitoring and reporting on provision by location.

Part of
Field length5
Minimum occurrences1
Maximum occurrences1
Schema components
Element: PCOLAB
Data type: PercentType
Related fields
Date modified2014-04-29
Change management notesGuidance added on the submission of Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) students.

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