Student 2017/18 - FE student marker
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FE student marker
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This field identifies students at HE providers who are studying at FE level or are funded by the ESFA or WG-DfES
|Applicable to||England Wales|
All instances at providers in England and Wales where Instance.REDUCEDI = 00, 01, 03 or 04.
|Valid entries and labels|
For England and Wales, an ESFA/DfES student is defined as a student following a course leading to a general qualification aim at FE level and any other student following a course funded by the ESFA or WG-DfES (and which may be at FE or HE level). Students coded 1, 3 or 4 will be regarded as FE funding council students. Students coded 2 will be assumed to be HE level students, with no ESFA/DfES funding.
Code 3 'The student is an ESFA/DfES funded student studying at HE level'
The funding councils have advised that the ESFA and WG-DfES do not ordinarily fund students studying at HE level within HEPs. The exception to this are HE-level component aims with an Apprenticeship Standards qualification (Code 5). It is therefore recommended that any provider who believes they have other students in this category contact HESA before coding.
Access to HE courses are regarded as FE level courses.
Foundation years that are not integrated into an HE level course are generally considered to be FE level.
Code 5 'The student is an ESFA/DfES funded learner studying a programme which is not at a specific level'
Apprenticeship Standards programme aims (Instance.AIMTYPE = 1) fall under this code. Individual component aims may fall at either FE or HE level and should be coded accordingly.
Quality rules relating to this field are displayed here.
Data type: FESTUMKCodeContentType
|Change management notes||The label for valid entries 1-5 have been updated to 'The student is an ESFA/DfES FE funded learner studying at FE level', 'The student is not an ESFA/DfES FE funded learner nor is the learner studying at FE level', 'The student is an ESFA/DfES FE funded learner studying at HE level', 'The student is not an ESFA/DfES FE funded learner but is studying at FE level', and 'The student is an ESFA/DfES funded learner studying a programme which is not at a specific level' respectively.|
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