Student 2016/17 - Learning support cost
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Learning support cost
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This field indicates the learning support costs incurred for the teaching year by providers in making the necessary provision for learners such as those with learning difficulties and or disabilities.
Instances at providers in England where Instance.FESTUMK = 1, 3 or 4 and Instance.REDUCEDI = 00 or 01 and Instance.FUNDMODEL = 25 or 82 and LearnerFAM.LEARNFAMTYPE = HNS.
This field must be returned each year of instance for the learner aim.
An amount in pounds within the range 0 – 999999 should be returned, to the nearest whole pound.
Learning support is intended to help students to achieve their learning goal and maximise their potential by providing additional funding to help them overcome any barriers to learning. Learning support is defined as any activity which provides direct support for learning to individual students, which is over and above that which is normally provided in a standard learning programme which leads to their primary learning goal.
The learning support costs recorded in this field correspond to the total amount of extra resource identified by the provider as required to meet the needs of students requiring learning support.
Education Funding Agency (EFA) funded learners
This data should be completed for EFA funded learners who receive element 3 support funding of more than £19,000. It is not required for other EFA funded learners.
Skills Funding Agency funded learners
This field is completed in 2013/14 only by providers which are in receipt of a Financial Memorandum or a Condition of Funding (Grant) from the Skills Funding Agency.
In addition to this field, all providers should use the Learning Delivery Funding and Monitoring fields to record learning support funding (LearningDeliveryFAM.LEARNDELFAMTYPE = LSF).
See the Skills Funding Agency funding documentation for further details about learning support funding and evidence requirements.
The learning support costs recorded in this field correspond to the total amount of extra resource identified by the provider as required to meet the needs of learners requiring learning support.
Quality rules to follow
To monitor costs of learning support and inform future allocations and funding policy.
Contact Liaison by email or on +44 (0)1242 388 531.