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Initial Teacher Training 2020/21 - Reason for ending instance

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Initial Teacher Training 2020/21

Fields required from institutions in England

Reason for ending instance

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valid entries
Short nameRSNEND

This field is used to indicate for what reason the student left the student instance detailed in this return.

Applicable toEngland

All students where Student.ENDDATE is completed.

Leaving information for Student.ENDDATE and Student.RSNEND must be submitted where a student has left the ITT course.
Where a student has left the ITT course before the DfE census date of 2nd Wednesday in October, the leaving information will indicate that the student must be excluded from the DfE census.

Valid entries and labels
01Successful completion of course
02Academic failure/left in bad standing/not permitted to progress
03Transferred to another provider
04Health reasons
06Financial reasons
07Other personal reasons & dropped out
08Written off after lapse of time
10Gone into employment
98Completion of course - result unknown

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

Providers should only complete this field where they are completing a student instance.

If a student gains a qualification after completing a course, but not the qualification they were aiming for, then they should be coded 01 'Successful completion of course'.

Code 02 'Academic failure/left in bad standing/not permitted to progress' is considered to be different from simply dropping out, code 07, which may be more closely related to personal reasons. Code 02 is intended to be for a fail at any stage. It is the code to be used for those students who fail assessment at, for example, the end of the first or second year of a three-year course and therefore leave the course, as well as for those students who have unsuccessfully completed their qualification aim.

Code 08 'Written off after lapse of time': it is at the providers discretion whether to write-off an inactive student after a period of time.

Code 09 'Exclusion' is the breaking of provider rules, either behavioural or financial.

Code 98 'Completion of course - result unknown' implies that there will be further returns for the student - through a dormant record for example - to report results and reason for leaving.

In onwards analysis Statutory Customers and HESA may group codes 03, 04, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10 and 11 into a single category of 'Other'.

An entry in this field means that an entry in Student.ENDDATE will also be expected.

Quality rules
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Reason required To monitor transfer/progression/completion.
Part of
Field length2
Minimum occurrences0
Maximum occurrences1
Schema components
Element: RSNEND
Date modified2020-07-21
Change management notesCoverage has been updated to clarify that where a student has left before the DfE census date they will be excluded from the DfE Census.

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