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Student record 2020/21 - Coding manual release schedule

Version 1.1 Produced 2021-02-26

This document outlines the planned dates for the first release of the coding manual documents. These documents may subsequently be updated in the future releases.

Scheduled releases of coding manual

Release Description
March 2020 Known changes
May 2020 Release of field information, schemas and supporting documents
August 2020 Release of a schema-only validation kit to support testing of data for structural integrity
August 2020 Release of rolled-on quality rules (the same as the previous collection) and a validation kit update to support testing of data against them
August 2020 - March 2021 Incremental release of quality rules and validation kit support as they are developed and updated for the current collection
April 2021 Derived field specifications, downloadable file formats, and the first release of credibility reports
June 2021 Release of data collection documents, release of additional credibility reports
July 2021 Release of final credibility reports
August 2021 Maintenance release

Scheduled releases of coding manual documents

Section Document Released
First release of documentation highlighting any major changes over previous collection. March 2020
Overview Introduction May 2020
  Data collection schedule May 2020
  Data protection guidance March 2020
Specification Coverage of the record May 2020
  Reduced returns May 2020
  Data model May 2020
  Data items May 2020
  File structure May 2020
  CYY051.xsd  May 2020
  CYY051DataTypes.xsd May 2020
  CYY051CodeLists.xsd May 2020
  Derived field specifications May 2021
Further guidance Understanding student continuity and the UHN link September 2020
  Further guidance about returning DfE programmes (excluding EYITT) September 2020
  Further guidance about returning Early Years Initial Teacher Training (EYITT) programmes September 2020
  Further guidance on collaborative supervision arrangements September 2020
  Further guidance on Apprenticeship students May 2020
UCAS data for HESA transaction The UCAS data for HESA (*J) transaction January 2021
Submission process and quality assurance Amalgamation tool January 2021
  Submit data to HESA August 2020
  Help with the data collection system August 2020
  File structures for downloadable files From May 2021
  Understanding the NSS reports June 2021
  Validation overview May 2020
  Download validation kit August 2020
  Quality rules August 2020 - July 2021
  Fixed database facility June 2021

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