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Student 2016/17 - Learning aim start

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Student 2016/17

Fields required from institutions in All fields

Learning aim start

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The date learning started on the learning aim.

Applicable toEngland

All engagements.


Where the student has not transferred to a different learning aim within this instance the date will usually be the same as Instance.COMDATE. This includes if the student returns from an agreed break in learning. Where a student withdraws for another reason and then returns on the same learning aim a new engagement with a new learning aim start date will be required. If a transfer to a new learning aim takes place a new date will be required.

All date fields in the Student record must be completed using the ISO8601 format of YYYY-MM-DD. The specification of this field falls within the scope of the Aligned Data Definitions and follows the Data Standards in the HESA student record.

Quality rules
Quality rules to follow
Reason required

To allow an ILR-compliant file to be created from HESA data.

Part of
Field length10
Minimum occurrences1
Maximum occurrences1
Schema components
OwnerSkills Funding Agency
Date modified2017-02-23
Change management notesRevisions to the Notes section for the field to align with the FE Individualised Learner Record (ILR) Version 3.

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