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Initial Teacher Training record 2015/16

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Data collection schedule

Version 1.3 Produced 2016-02-25

The details of students on an ITT course need to be forwarded to the National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL) for the purpose of allocating a Teacher Reference Number (TRN). Data for all NCTL-funded ITT provision must be provided as a first submission by 1st October 2015, and should be finalised by the 23rd October 2015. The NCTL census date is 14 October 2015. The NCTL will use this data to create the Trainee Numbers Census. Timings for the QTS and Induction division of the NCTL are very much dependent on the start date of the individual student on the course and could be at any time in the reporting period 01 August 2015 - 31 July 2016. As there are likely to be many commencement dates HESA will not be monitoring or chasing up individual submissions.

Timescales summary table

1 September 2015 Data collection system opens
1 October 2015 Test commit date* - Deadline for first submission of data to NCTL
23 October 2015 Commit date - Finalised data submission and sign off required on HEIDMS
01 October - 28 October 2015 NCTL data quality checking period
25 January 2016 NCTL Update
5th February 2016 NCTL Update closes
18 July - 29 July 2016 NCTL Forecast Update
31 July 2016 End of the reporting period

* The Test commit transaction will be available until 20 October 2015; thereafter only the Commit will be available.

In order to be accepted by HESA, data must pass HESA validation checks. Providers are encouraged to test their data locally using the validation kits made available by HESA before submitting data to the collection. Data which fails validation will not be considered to have been returned to the Agency.

Timeline summary diagram

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