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Initial Teacher Training record 2015/16 - Previous degree start date

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Initial Teacher Training record 2015/16

Fields required from institutions in England

Previous degree start date

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Short nameDEGSTDT

This records the starting date of the qualification that makes a trainee eligible to undertake a postgraduate course of ITT at your establishment.

Applicable toEngland

All postgraduate course entrants, that is, students where Student.COMDATE is in the current reporting period and where Student.ITTAIM is a postgraduate qualification (110, 113, 020, 031 or (032 and Student.INITIATIVES is F, G or J)).


All date fields in this collection must be completed using the ISO8601 format of YYYY-MM-DD. The specification of this field follows the Data Standards in the HESA record.

Where only the month and year are known, code these parts of the date format and code 01 for the start day.

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Reason required

To create the student's NCTL record.

Part of
Field length10
Minimum occurrences0
Maximum occurrences1
Schema components
Element: DEGSTDT
OwnerNational College for Teaching and Leadership
Date modified2015-04-30
Change management notesField coverage amended to state that this field is additionally required for EYITT routes at a postgraduate level - where Student.ITTAIM is 032 'Early Years Teacher Status' and Student.INITIATIVES is F 'EYITT Graduate Entry', G 'EYITT Graduate employment-based', or J 'EYITT School Direct'.

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