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Initial Teacher Training 2016/17 - Fundability code

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Initial Teacher Training 2016/17

Fields required from institutions in England

Fundability code


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Typefield
Short nameFUNDCODE
Description

This field indicates whether the student is counted as 'fundable', i.e. 'eligible for funding' for the course by the appropriate funding council/body.

Applicable toEngland
CoverageAll students.
Valid entries and labels
CodeLabel
2Not fundable by funding council/body
7Eligible for funding from the NCTL
Notes

This field contains the subset of codes applicable to ITT courses in England from the Instance.FUNDCODE field in the Student record.

This field must be coded at the individual student instance level.

Fundable means eligible for funding by the appropriate funding council/body, as defined by that council/body.

This field should be consistent with the year's early student statistics returns to the funding councils.

Supporting Guidance

When is a trainee to be recorded as 7 Eligible for funding by NCTL?

Tuition Fee Routes - School Direct Training Programme / Provider Led trainees:

Where they are able to access student support i.e. assessed as 'home or EU status' for the purpose of assessing tuition fee status. All trainees on a tuition fee route that are able to access student support must be recorded as fundable by NCTL whether they draw down the support or not.

Employment Based Routes - School Direct (Salaried) trainees:

Where they are employed in a state maintained school (including an academy or free school), and where they are doing a priority (funded) subject.

When is a trainee to be recorded as 2 Not fundable by funding council/body?

Tuition Fee Routes - School Direct Training Programme / Provider Led trainees:

Where they are assessed as ‘overseas or international’ for the purpose of assessing tuition fees status.

Employment Based Routes - School Direct (Salaried) trainees:

Where they are a School Direct (Salaried) Trainee (home or overseas) undertaking a lower priority (non NCTL funded) subject and/or employed at a Private School.

Further guidance on the coding requirements for allocated places may be found in the 'Further guidance about returning NCTL programmes (excluding EYITT)' document.

Coding Definition

Students should be returned as FUNDCODE = 7 where they are able to access student support i.e. assessed as 'home or EU status' for the purpose of assessing tuition fee status or are home or overseas/international School Direct Salaried trainees on an allocated place and employed in a state maintained school in a priority subject.

Students should be returned as FUNDCODE = 2 where they are assessed as 'overseas or international' for the purpose of assessing tuition fees status, or are School Direct Salaried Trainees (home or overseas) on a non-allocated place or undertaking a lower priority, (non-NCTL-funded) subject and/or employed at a Private School.

For ITT funding rates and priority subjects please refer to the detailed guidance at here.

Early Years Initial Teacher Training (EYITT)

The coding of EYITT courses will depend upon the route followed by the trainee. Those on undergraduate entry routes, or assessment only routes, are not eligible for NCTL funding and must be coded 2 'Not fundable by funding council/body' in this field. Graduate entry routes are fundable, and can be recorded as 7 ' Eligible for funding from the NCTL' in this field.

Further guidance on the coding requirements for those on EYITT programmes may be found in the 'Further guidance about recording Early Years Initial Teacher Training (EYITT) programmes' document.

Examples

A non-EU overseas student is an example of a particular student who is not eligible for funding, even if the course that they are following has funding for student places.

Quality rules
Quality rules to follow
Reason required

To identify non-fundable students for the NCTL census.

Part of
Field length1
Minimum occurrences1
Maximum occurrences1
Schema components
Element: FUNDCODE
OwnerHESA
Version1.1
Date modified2016-09-08
Change management notesThe guidance in the Notes section has been updated for 2016/17.

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