Initial Teacher Training 2019/20: Support guides
This page provides an overview of the 2019/20 Initial Teacher Training (ITT) collection (C19053).
This should be used alongside the C19053 coding manual, which provides more detailed, technical information about the collection.
Initial Teacher Training overview
We collect data across a number of streams. These streams focus on different aspects of higher education.
The Initial Teacher Training (ITT) stream collects data about students on an ITT course leading to Qualified Teacher Status or Early Years Teacher Status. Details of which students need to be returned to us are included in the Coverage document found in the Coding manual.
The data we collect on behalf of the sector is provided to governments and funding bodies in order to support the regulation of higher education. We also make anonymised data available to the public to enhance understanding of UK higher education and to support its advancement.
Our coding manuals provide you with all the necessary documentation to support your data return. The coding manual contains technical documents giving detailed information on the record's coverage, data specification and submission formats. Familiarising yourself with these documents will help you make an accurate and timely return.
Each collection has its own coding manual which can be found in the Data collection section of our site. By default, you will land on the open collection for each record; you can then select previous or future years.
The coding manuals will be updated throughout the data collection cycle and Record Contacts informed by email when new versions are made live. Be sure to check the manual's Revision history for a summary of changes.
You submit data via our online data collection system. To access this, you will need to have an appropriate role in our Identity System (IDS). We publish an IDS user guide which includes information on creating and editing your account.
You will need to be given access to the data collection system by the relevant record contact at your provider.
Once you have access to the system you will be able to upload files, track the progress of your submission, view data quality issues and download reports. An overview of the submission and validation process is given below. Further details are provided in the Coding manual under the 'Submission process and quality assurance' section heading.
The coding manual homepage includes all the technical information you require, including:
- The data specification
- File format specifications
- A detailed collection schedule
- Our XML data entry tool (available for some streams)
- Quality rules.
This Support guides page collects together the following resources:
- Preparation guide
- Stream user guide
- Data collection system: Known issues and release history.
In the Contact and support area of our site, you can find:
- User guides for our Identity System (IDS) and Minerva Data Quality database (HESA subcribers only).
- Support with using XML files
- Our XML amalgamator tool and Validation kits available for some collections.
Our Data innovation section includes information about:
- Open and recently completed record reviews, including information about changes we are implementing
- Our Data Futures programme which will transform the higher education information landscape.
In the About us section, you can find:
Changes to the ITT record specification for 2019/20 are detailed in the Notification of Changes. Providers are notified of any changes made to the 2019/20 ITT record after the first release of the manual in the Revision History.
Key Changes for 2019/20:
New INITIATIVES codes:
- Transition to Teach
- Now Teach
Replacing JACS with HECoS
The fields which will use the new HECoS framework are:
- SBJCA - Subject of ITT course
- DEGSBJ - Previous degree subject
Addition to guidance in NQTEMAIL field:
The TRA currently receives email address data from the Student collection and retains this information until trainee teachers are awarded qualified teacher status (QTS). For C19053 onwards, the TRA will instead retain email address data until a newly qualified teacher (NQT) completes their statutory induction year.
Addition to guidance in DISALL and DISABLE fields:
Additional guidance has been added to the DISALL and DISABLE fields: “Providers are expected to collect this information from students annually”.
Further details can be found in the Notification of Changes.
Accessing the Data Collection System
The HESA data collection system can be found at https://datacollection.hesa.ac.uk. Access to the Data Collection System is governed through the HESA Identity System (IDS).
The ITT record contact for each provider will have access to the HESA Data Collection System and through IDS will be able to invite additional colleagues to also have access to the system in order to submit data and view reports. Further information can be found in the IDS User Guide.
The Quality Rules webpage in the coding manual presents all the data quality validation for the C19053 ITT collection. A downloadable spreadsheet of all quality rules is also available.
Record contact changes
The Record Contact is the first point of communication during the data collection and access to the Data Collection System (through the HESA Identity System) is managed by this nominated contact. If you are unsure who your Record Contact is, or the details of the contact have changed, please contact [email protected] to ensure that this is up to date and that the appropriate contact receives any necessary communications.
Known issues and release history
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