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Unistats record 2017/18 - Data requirements for new courses

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Unistats record 2017/18 - Data requirements for new courses

Version 1.0 Produced 2017-03-07

A course will need a Unistats record returned for the first time in the year that it is first taking applications (i.e. the year prior to the first students enrolling). For example, a course first running in 2018/19 will need to be included in the Unistats return from the 2017/18 collection. The information that can be included in Unistats initially will be limited and will increase over time as shown in the example in the table below.

Please note that data can be resubmitted at any time while the collection is open and should reflect the latest and most up to date information available.

An illustrative example of a new 3 year course beginning in 2018 can be found below:

* Where the provider already runs courses in the same JACS subject areas then NSS and DLHE data for the subject will be published on Unistats until data for the course become available. For more information on the Inclusion of DLHE and NSS data, please see here.

**If actual NSS and DLHE data is not yet available, for example where the course has not yet had any graduates, subject level data will be published if available.

In the first year of returning a new course the provider will not need to complete the following Unistats entities for the course:

Providers will need to complete the following (in addition to appropriate accreditation and URL fields) as there is no corresponding data from the HESA Student or AP Student records:

Once the first cohort for the course has been returned to HESA in the Student or AP Student records then the KISCourse.JACS, KISCourse.LDCS and KISCourse.TTCID fields will no longer be required and can be replaced by links to the relevant course codes in HESACourse and ILRAims.

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