Student 2016/17 - FE student marker
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FE student marker
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This field identifies students at HE providers who are studying at FE level or are funded by the SFA, the EFA or WG-DfES
|Applicable to||England Wales|
All instances at providers in England and Wales where Instance.REDUCEDI = 00, 01, 03 or 04.
|Valid entries and labels|
For England and Wales, an SFA/EFA/DfES student is defined as a student following a course leading to a general qualification aim at FE level and any other student following a course funded by the SFA, the EFA or WG-DfES (and which may be at FE or HE level). Students coded 1, 3 or 4 will be regarded as FE funding council students. Students coded 2 will be assumed to be HE level students, with no SFA/EFA/DfES funding.
Code 3 'The student is an SFA/EFA/DfES funded student studying at HE level'
The funding councils have advised that the SFA, the EFA and WG-DfES do not ordinarily fund students studying at HE level within HEPs. The exception to this are HE-level component aims with an Apprenticeship Standards qualification (Code 5). It is therefore recommended that any provider who believes they have other students in this category contact HESA before coding.
Access to HE courses are regarded as FE level courses.
Foundation years that are not integrated into an HE level course are generally considered to be FE level.
Code 5 'The student is an SFA/EFA/DfES funded learner studying a programme which is not at a specific level'
Apprenticeship Standards programme aims (Instance.AIMTYPE = 1) fall under this code. Individual component aims may fall at either FE or HE level and should be coded accordingly.
Quality rules to follow
To distinguish between FE and HE level of study, and between FE and HE funding, so as to allow separation of HE and FE work and funding in HEPs.
Data type: FESTUMKCodeContentType
|Change management notes||Valid entry 5 'The student is an SFA/EFA/DfES funded learner studying a programme which is not at a specific level' added, to allow for coding of Apprenticeship Standards.|
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