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Alternative provider student 2016/17 - Student support eligibility

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Alternative provider student 2016/17

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Student support eligibility

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Short nameSSELIG

This field indicates whether the student instance period is eligible for student support, i.e. the student is eligible for support for the course for the academic year.

Applicable toEngland Scotland

All instances.

Valid entries and labels
1Eligible to receive student support
2Not eligible to receive student support

This field indicates whether the student instance is eligible for student support for the course for the academic year. All student instances should be assessed for eligibility.

Eligibility for student support is defined by the Education (Student Support) Regulations 2011, as amended. If a student meets the definition of eligibility given in these regulations, they should in general be returned as SSELIG = 1.

Students studying for an Equivalent or Lower Qualification (ELQ) do not, in general, qualify for student support and should be returned as SSELIG = 2, unless they are subject to one of the exceptions given in the regulations. ELQ students who qualify for Disabled Student Allowance (but not for tuition fee loans, or maintenance loans or grants) should also be returned as SSELIG = 2.

Some students may be eligible for student support, and yet not entitled to student support in a particular year (or possibly throughout their course), because of their study on a previous course. When this is the case, the students should be returned as SSELIG = 1.

The coding of SSELIG should change between instance periods only when a student's eligibility for student support has changed, typically because of changes to their nationality or residency.

Quality rules
Quality rules to follow
Reason required

To analyse potential take-up of student support.

Part of
Field length1
Minimum occurrences0
Maximum occurrences1
Schema components
Element: SSELIG
Date modified2017-08-10
Change management notesMinimum occurrences has been reduced to 0 as this optional to return.

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