Student 2018/19 - Teacher Reference Number
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Teacher Reference Number
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This field holds the reference number allocated to each student prior to course completion for the training of teachers.
|Applicable to||England Scotland Wales|
Compulsory for instances at providers in England where Course.TTCID = 1.
Optional for instances at providers in Wales or Scotland where Course.TTCID = 1 and QualificationsAwarded.OUTCOME = 1 and QualificationsAwarded.QUAL = M71, M73, H71 or I71 and Instance.REDUCEDI = 00 or 04.
This number will stay with the teacher throughout their career within the teaching profession.
For providers in Scotland, the reference number required is the six digit number allocated to each student prior to course completion of pre-service courses for the training of teachers. The first 2 digits denote the expected year of qualification (the last 2 digits of the year).
For providers in England and Wales the reference number required is the Teacher Reference Number (formerly known as a DfES number). The number is allocated by the DfE when details of a trainee are entered onto their system and the trainee's record created. The number allocated is a seven digit number.
Overseas students not allocated a teacher reference number should be coded 999999999.
A relevant qualification in QualificationsAwarded.QUAL would be code H11 'First degree with honours leading to QTS/registration with a GTC', I11 'Ordinary (non-honours) first degree leading to QTS/registration with a GTC', M71 'Post-Graduate Certificate in Education or Professional Graduate Diploma in Education', H71 'Professional Graduate Certificate in Education', or I71 'Qualified Teacher Status (QTS)/registration with a General Teaching Council (GTC) only'
A code H11 or I11 in QualificationsAwarded.QUAL would generate an error if Instance.TREFNO is blank; codes M71, H71 or I71 in QualificationsAwarded.QUAL would generate a warning if Instance.TREFNO is blank.
Quality rules relating to this entity are displayed here.
|Reason required||To link with teaching career information; used by the DfE, and GTCW in Wales.|
|Owner||The Teaching Councils|
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