Initial Teacher Training record 2015/16 - Major source of tuition fees
Initial Teacher Training record 2015/16
Fields required from institutions in England
Major source of tuition fees
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This field indicates the major source of tuition fees for the student where this is known. The predominant source should be selected where there is more than one source of award or financial backing. The field relates to the current year of study.
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Code 01 should be used for cases where the student pays the full fees upfront with no SLC/SAAS funding.
Codes 02, 03 or 04 cover cases where the SLC/SAAS fund full fees through a grant, or SLC/SAAS fund full fees through a fee loan, or SLC/SAAS fund full fees through a mixture of SLC/SAAS grant and SLC/SAAS fee loan.
Codes 52, 53 or 54 cover cases with a mixture of SLC/SAAS funding and student contribution (including cases where (i) the SLC/SAAS pays part fees and the student pays part fees, (ii) where the SLC/SAAS pays nil fees and the student pays part fees upfront and receives a fee loan for the remainder or (iii) the SLC/SAAS pays part fees, the student pays part fees and receives a part fee loan for the remainder.)
Code 01: No award or financial backing, pay own fees. Students who are financially assessed by an LA/SAAS/DELNI/NI Education and Library Boards/SLC to pay the full fee themselves (i.e. no public support for fees) should be included here. This code should only be used where there is no award, fee loan or financial backing at all. Where there is some award, fee loan or financial backing, even if this is the minor source compared with the contribution of the student, then the coding should reflect the source of the award, fee loan or financial backing.
Codes 02-04 includes those students whose fee is met in full by the body shown - through a grant and/or through a fee loan. In the case of payments by the SLC, students should be recorded against the body which made the financial assessment: code 02 for students from England and Wales and for EU students studying in England and Wales, code 03 for students from Scotland and for EU students studying in Scotland or code 04 for students from Northern Ireland and EU students studying in Northern Ireland. Where the financial assessment has resulted in the fee being partly paid by the public body shown in codes 02-04 and partly by the student or their families, the student should be included in either codes 52, 53 or 54 regardless of which contribution is the greater.
Code 02 includes students aged under 19 who pay registration fees only. Code 02 excludes LA acting as employer.
Students in exempt years from liability to pay fees should be coded 02, 03 or 04 as appropriate.
It is expected that students who are returned as 06 in MSTUFEE should be coded using valid entry 07 in Student.FUNDCODE.
Code 81, 'Student's Employer' should be used in preference to other codes if it is known that the major source of tuition fees is the student's employer.
School Direct programmes
The National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL) has provided some guidance for instances associated with the School Direct programme.
Where Student.TTCID = G, the completion of Student.MSTUFEE will be required to indicate whether the instance is either salaried or funded through tuition fees. If the student is in receipt of a salary from the school in which they train Student.MSTUFEE must be returned as 81 'Employer funded'. If the student is funding their course through tuition fees, Student.MSTUFEE will need to be returned as appropriate using codes 01 - 54.
Early Years Initial Teacher Training (EYITT)
The coding of EYITT courses in the ITT record will depend upon the route followed by the trainee. Where Student.TTCID = Q 'Early Years Initial Teacher Training, the completion of Student.MSTUFEE will be required to indicate the funding source. If the student is on a graduate or EYITT School Direct route, code 30 should be used. Undergraduate routes should use codes 01, 02, 03, 04, 52, 53 or 54. Assessment only routes should use code 01.
Further guidance on the coding requirements for those on EYITT programmes may be found in the 'Further guidance about Early Years Initial Teacher Training (EYITT) programmes' document.
Quality rules relating to this field are displayed here.
To provide understanding of the various sources of student fees and the extent to which various bodies are supporting students through payment of their fees.
Data type: MSTUFEECodeContentType
|Change management notes
|Guidance amended in Notes section, describing the expected coding in Student.FUNDCODE for students returned as 06 'Local Government - Channel Islands & Isle of Man/Scottish FE Bursaries' in this field.
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