Initial Teacher Training 2022/23: Support guides
This page provides an overview of the 2022/23 Initial Teacher Training (ITT) collection (C22053).
This should be used alongside the C22053 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. 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 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 and track the progress of the collection.
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:
- User guide
- Data collection system: Known issues and release history.
In the Support area of the HESA website, you can find:
- User guides for our Identity System (IDS) and Issue Management System data quality database (HESA subscribers 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 section, you can find:
Our expert analysts have a thorough understanding of our records and processes. We are here to support you throughout the data submission process.
Known issues and release history
|Issue summary||Status||Date raised||Date resolved|
|Release ID||Release date||Release summary|
|98||30 August 2022||
The C22053 collection is now available for providers to submit data.
The ENTRYRTEs report has been udpated to reflect the change to the ENTRYRTE coding frame.
|97||24 August 2022||
The following validation rule updates have been made:
No further rule updates are planned for C22053.
|96||10 August 2022||
The following validation rules have been updated. The purpose of the rules has not changed, they have been amended to reflect valid entry and other published changes to the C22053 record:
The following new rules have been added:
BURSLEV.35 has been deleted at the request of the DfE.
MODE.2 has been deleted as the SPLENGTH and UNITLGTH fields have been removed from the record.
|95||27 July 2022||
The following validation rules have been updated to reflect the published changes to the C22053 record:
SBJCA.9 has been updated to reflect changes to the subjects ineligble for bursaries.
New rules HUSID.8/10 have been added to validate 13 and 17 character HUSIDs.
|93||29 June 2022||
The validation kit for C22053 is now available with a roll on of the 2021/22 business rules. Rules will be updated for C22053 through future iterative releases. If you already have the validation kit installed there is no need to install a new version. If you do not currently have the validation kit installed, you can access it here.
The quality rules page is available here and will be added to a future coding manual release.
A high-level summary of the C22053 major component releases are highlighted below. This is a guide to the proposed sequence of releases only, and releases may occur before or after the month indicated depending on internal and external factors:
- Validation kit- with updated schema and rolled on business rules from C21053
- Quality rule updates
- Quality rule updates
- Data collection system opens