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Initial Teacher Training 2018/19 - Year of student on this instance

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Initial Teacher Training 2018/19

Fields required from institutions in England

Year of student on this instance

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Short nameYEARSTU

This field indicates the year number that the student is in since enrolling for a course leading to the student's qualification aim (whether or not the intended subject or class has changed) i.e. number of years on this student instance. This could be different from the year of course if the student has changed course or retaken a year.

Applicable toEngland

All students.


This is identical to the Instance.YEARSTU field in the Student record.

Students whose first term is waived should be deemed to have started when that first term would have started.

This field should not be incremented for periods of dormancy. For example, if a student becomes dormant after their first year of study, and remains out of the system for one year, on resuming their studies this field would be returned as 02.

This field should be incremented for a sandwich placement year and both compulsory and optional years out.

In cases where a student has to repeat a year, this field should be incremented.

It is not expected that there would be many students where this field is greater than 10 years.

For further details of the inter-relationship between YEARPRG and YEARSTU please see notes in Student.YEARPRG.

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Field length2
Minimum occurrences1
Maximum occurrences1
Schema components
Element: YEARSTU
Data type: YEARSTUType

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