This document summarises all communications associated with the 2020/21 Student collection, from first publication of known changes to the record through to collection closure in October 2020. Please refer to the Revision history document for full technical list of changes to the specifications.
HESA issue regular communications during the life of a collection:
- Communications: announcements to interested parties concerning or issues relating to the collection. Communications are always made available on the HESA website for later reference, and emailed out to the mailgroup for the collection.
- Coding manual release overviews: these document iterative changes to the technical documentation that define the form of the data to be submitted, as well as being a place to host resources associated with collecting that data.
2021-12-23 Coding manual release overview - version 1.3
Version 1.3 of the coding manual includes the following changes:
- First release of the document Reduced returns has been added under 'Data specification' section.
- The 'Validate data locally using validation kit' date has been amended within the Data Collection Schedule.
- Coverage updates have been made to the fields EntryProfile.CARELEAVER, EntryProfile.PARED, Instance.EMPROLE, Instance.STULOAD.
- Guidance updates have been made to the following fields Instance.INITIATIVES, Instance.SDEMPLOY, Instance.SDLEAD and Student.SERSTU.
- Minimum occurrences and guidance has been updated for field Student.SEXID.
- Minimum occurrences has been updated for field Student.RELBLF.
- New valid entries added to the field QualificationsOnEntry.QUALGRADE, QualificationsOnEntry.QUALSBJ and QualificationsOnEntry.QUALTYPE.
2021-10-18 Coding manual release overview - version 1.2
Version 1.2 of the coding manual includes the following changes:
- Guidance updates have been made to the document Understanding student continuity and the UHN link.
- Coverage updates have been made to the fields Instance.INSTCAMP, Student.GENDERID, Student.RELBLF and Student.SEXORT.
- Guidance updates have been made to the following fields FinancialSupport.FINTYPE, Instance.LOCSDY.
- New valid entries and guidance has been added to the field Instance.INITIATIVES.
2021-09-10 Coding manual release overview - version 1.1
Version 1.1 of the coding manual includes the following changes:
First release of further guidance:
- Further guidance on Apprenticeship Standards students
- Further guidance on collaborative supervision arrangements
- Further guidance on returning DfE programmes (excluding EYITT)
- Further guidance on returning Early Years Initial Teacher Training (EYITT) programmes
- Understanding student continuity and the UHN link.
Changes to fields and entities:
- Coverage update has been made to the entity QualificationsOnEntry.
- Coverage update has been made to the field Student.LANGPREF.
- The description, reason required, guidance and valid entry labels have been updated for the field Instance.FESTUMK.
- A new valid entry and guidance has been added to the field Instance.INITIATIVES.
- Guidance updates have been made to entities DeliveryOrganisationAndLocation and FinancialSupport.
- Guidance updates have been made to the fields DeliveryOrganisationAndLocation.PCODELOC, EntryProfile.APELCRD, EntryProfile.CARELEAVER, EntryProfile.CRDPTSTU, Instance.FEEELIG, Instance.FEEREGIME, Instance.FUNDCODE, Instance.GROSSFEE, Instance.LOCSDY, Instance.MODE, Instance.NETFEE, Instance.SPECFEE, Instance.STULOAD, Student.SSN, StudentOnModule.MODOUT, QualificationsAwarded.OUTCOME, QualificationsOnEntry.QUALGRADE and QualificationsOnEntry.QUALTYPE.
- Valid entry changes have been made to the field QualificationsOnEntry.QUALTYPE.
2020-07-30 Coding manual release overview - version 1.0
Version 1.0 of the coding manual includes the following:
The following new fields have been added to the Student entity:
Changes to fields and entities:
- New valid entries have been added to the fields Course.MSFUND, Instance.EXCHANGE, Mobility.MOBSCHEME, QualificationsOnEntry.QUALSIT.
- A new valid entry and guidance has been added to the field Instance.INITIATIVES, additionally a valid entry and guidance has been removed from this field.
- Amendments have been made to valid entries for field Instance.SPECFEE.
- Valid entries and related guidance have been removed from the fields Instance.FEEREGIME, Instance.FESTUMK and Instance.ITTPHSC.
- The field Instance.ITTSCHMS has been removed.
- Coverage and guidance updates have been to the entity FinancialSupport.
- Guidance updates have been made to EntryProfile.QUALENT3, Instance.EMPFUND, Instance.FUNDCODE and Instance.SPECFEE.
- The 'Secondary-level ITT programmes and ITT programmes' valid entries list for field CourseSubject.SBJCA has been updated.
Communication - April
This communication provides information about the agreed Student record changes for 2021/22. This communication sets out the results of the consultation process and summarises the changes that will be implemented for 2021/22.
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