|Part of||Course (Course)|
|Description||This field records where the Course has the option of a sandwich placement.|
|Applicable to||England Northern Ireland Scotland Wales|
|Coverage||All Courses where applicable|
Where the Course has an option of a sandwich placement, this field must be returned to indicate this.
It is not necessarily the case that all students associated with a Course with this field returned will complete the sandwich placement. Therefore, where a Course has an optional sandwich placement, one Course can be returned, and the students who complete the placement will be recorded at the StudentCourseSession level.
This field should be completed using the definition of sandwich used by the relevant funding body or regulator and set out in student support regulations. Years of study must involve a minimum of 24 weeks of study.
01 'Thick sandwich' should be returned where the Course has the option of a sandwich placement where an industrial (or other) placement causes a continuous absence from full-time study of at least one academic year.
02 'Thin sandwich' should be returned where the course has the option for placements that do not cause a continuous absence from full-time study of at least one year of the course, but the cumulative total of placements undertaken is 30 weeks or longer.
03 'Option of thick or thin sandwich' should be returned where the Course has the option of a sandwich element, but students have the option of completing a thick or thin sandwich.
04 'Other sandwich' should be used for Courses that have the option of a sandwich placement, but the years do not involve 24 weeks of study.
Statutory clinical placements, that fit the coverage of the above should not be returned with an off venue activity entity. That is, any clinical placement which is a compulsory element of the students course. It includes, but not exclusive to:
|Quality Rules||Quality rules to follow|
|Reason required||To identify Courses where there is the option of a sandwich placement.|
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