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Student 2017/18 - Sex identifier

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Student 2017/18

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Sex identifier

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Short nameSEXID

This field records the sex of the student.

Applicable toEngland Northern Ireland Scotland Wales

All students

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ECU recommends the use of the terms 'other' and 'prefer not to say' for people who associate with the terms intersex, androgyne, intergender, ambigender, gender fluid, polygender and genderqueer.

HESA do not include a 'prefer not to say' option.

This field forms part of the extract produced for providers wishing to submit apprenticeship data (Standards or Frameworks) to the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA). At this time, the Individualised Data Record (ILR) used by the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) does not have a concept of 'Other'. The legal sex of the student must be returned.

The Equality Challenge Unit (ECU) has a number of resources relating to gathering information across the protected characteristics covered by the Equality Act 2010. These resources can be found at Equality Challenge Unit. If you have any further queries regarding equality monitoring, please email ECU at [email protected].

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Element: SEXID
OwnerEquality Challenge Unit (ECU)
Date modified2017-07-27
Change management notesGuidance updated to clarify that the legal sex of the student must be returned when returning data for the Individualised Data Record (ILR), as this does not have a concept of 'Other'.

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