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Student 2017/18 - Placement school

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Placement school

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Short namePLMNTSCH

This field describes a school where a trainee is undertaking a placement.

Applicable toEngland

All ITTPlacement entities.


This field should contain a Unique Reference Number (URN), as shown on the Get information about schools website.

Training programmes are designed to provide trainee teachers with sufficient time being trained in schools, early years and/or further education settings to enable them to demonstrate that they have met all the standards for QTS. This means they would typically be structured to include at least the following periods of time to be spent in training in schools, early years or further education settings:

  • A four year undergraduate programme - 160 days (32 weeks)
  • A one, two or three year undergraduate programme - 120 days (24 weeks)
  • A secondary graduate (non-salaried) programme - 120 days (24 weeks)
  • A primary graduate (non-salaried) programme - 120 days (24 weeks)
  • A salaried programme - As determined by the training programme

Note: If a trainee has been to more than five placements, they should return the five they were at for the longest period of time.

Where the employing school does not have a URN, the below generic codes should be used:

900000Establishment outside England and Wales
900010Not applicable/not available

The 'Not applicable/not available' code would cover placements taking place in England and Wales but not in schools and so the establishment does not have a URN.

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Field length6
Minimum occurrences1
Maximum occurrences1
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Data type: URNType
OwnerDepartment for Education
Date modified2018-02-22
Change management notesThe notes section has been updated to replace the Edubase link with the correct Get information about schools link.

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