Student 2016/17 - National Insurance number
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National Insurance number
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This field records the National Insurance number for the student.
Students at providers in England where Institution.ILRGEN = 1 and any (Instance.PROGTYPE = 25 or Instance.FUNDMODEL = 36).
Where a provider is generating an ILR file for apprenticeship students, the provider should treat the completion of this field as compulsory and seek to obtain a student's NI number on start or shortly after. Students who do not know their NI number should be encouraged to obtain it by the provider. All employed status students must have NI numbers in order to be paid by the employer.
The NI number will be used to match data with Department for Work and Pensions data to assess the economic impact of training programmes on students and to monitor Job Outcome Payments.
A valid national insurance number in the format XXnnnnnnX, where X is alphabetic and n is numeric. The first character of the NI number must not be D, F, I, Q, U or V, the second character must not be D, F, I, O, Q, U or V, characters 3 to 8 must be numeric and character 9 must be A, B, C, D or space.
Quality rules to follow
To enable Apprenticeship funding allocations. To match data with Department for Work and Pensions data to assess the economic impact of training programmes on students, particularly but not exclusively those who are unemployed. Demonstrating this economic impact of training for all students is key to making the case to government for levels of funding appropriate to the sector.
Data type: NIType
|Owner||Skills Funding Agency|
|Change management notes||Coverage amended to include instances where Instance.FUNDMODEL is 36. Revisions to the Reason Required for the field to align with the FE Individualised Learner Record (ILR) Version 3.|
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