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Alternative provider student 2016/17 - Initiatives

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Alternative provider student 2016/17

Fields required from institutions in England


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valid entries

This field identifies students who are part of a specific scheme that is to be monitored independently. Valid entries will change from year to year to reflect current schemes.

Applicable toEngland Scotland

Instances at providers that are part of a named scheme

Valid entries and labels
UPostgraduate Loan Eligibility
KHigher Apprenticeship

This field collects information with respect to student instances that are part of a scheme. Where a student transfers course within the same instance, InstancePeriod.INITIATIVES should continue to identify the scheme.

The field should not be used for students who might previously have undertaken an initiative as part of a different instance or at another provider.

Postgraduate Loan Eligibility

Code U 'Postgraduate Loan Eligibility' should be used to identify students at providers in England who are participating on a course that is eligible for a Postgraduate Loan for Masters Study. This applies to students who are on courses that are:

  • full-time, lasting 1 or 2 academic years,
  • part-time, lasting 2 to 4 academic years - no more than twice the length of the equivalent full-time course,
  • part-time for up to 3 years, where no equivalent full-time course exists.

Higher Apprenticeship

A Higher Apprenticeship incorporates a work-based learning programme and leads to a nationally recognised qualification at NVQ levels 4, 5, 6 or 7 or equivalent. Code 'K' is used to identify students where the provider is aware that the instance comprises any part of the study component of a Higher Apprenticeship Framework or Standard.

This code should only be returned for Course.COURSEAIM valid entries M00, M01, M10, M11, or M16.

Quality rules
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Reason required

From time to time funders introduce initiatives where, for a limited period, there is a requirement to track students who are recruited under the particular initiative. In order to achieve this without having to introduce new fields to the record at short notice, or conduct additional data collections, this field will be used to flag students involved in these short-term initiatives.

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Field length1
Minimum occurrences0
Maximum occurrences2
Schema components
Date modified2017-08-10
Change management notesAdditional code K Higher Apprenticeship has been added.

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