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Student record 2015/16 - Teacher Reference Number

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Student record 2015/16

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Teacher Reference Number


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Typefield
Short nameTREFNO
Description

This field holds the reference number allocated to each student prior to course completion for the training of teachers.

Applicable toEngland Scotland Wales
Coverage

Compulsory for instances at providers in England, Wales or Scotland where Course.TTCID = 1, 8 or G and QualificationsAwarded.OUTCOME = 1 and QualificationsAwarded.QUAL = H11 or I11 and Instance.REDUCEDI = 00 or 04.

Optional for instances at providers in England, Wales or Scotland where Course.TTCID = 1, 8 or G and QualificationsAwarded.OUTCOME = 1 and QualificationsAwarded.QUAL = M71, H71 or I71 and Instance.REDUCEDI = 00 or 04.

Notes

This number will stay with the teacher throughout their career within the teaching profession.

For providers in Scotland, the reference number required is the six digit number allocated to each student prior to course completion of pre-service courses for the training of teachers. The first 2 digits denote the expected year of qualification (the last 2 digits of the year).

For providers in England and Wales the reference number required is the Teacher Reference Number (formerly known as a DfES number). The number is allocated by the NCTL when details of a trainee are entered onto their system and the trainee's record created. The number allocated is a seven digit number.

Overseas students not allocated a teacher reference number should be coded 999999999.

A relevant qualification in QualificationsAwarded.QUAL would be code H11 'First degree with honours leading to QTS/registration with a GTC', I11 'Ordinary (non-honours) first degree leading to QTS/registration with a GTC', M71 'Post-Graduate Certificate in Education or Professional Graduate Diploma in Education', H71 'Professional Graduate Certificate in Education', or I71 'Qualified Teacher Status (QTS)/registration with a General Teaching Council (GTC) only'

A code H11 or I11 in QualificationsAwarded.QUAL would generate an error if Instance.TREFNO is blank; codes M71, H71 or I71 in QualificationsAwarded.QUAL would generate a warning if Instance.TREFNO is blank.

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Reason required

To link with teaching career information; used by the NCTL, and GTCW in Wales.

Part of
Field length9
Minimum occurrences0
Maximum occurrences1
Schema components
Element: TREFNO
Related fields
OwnerThe Teaching Councils
Version1.0

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