|Part of||Disability (Disability)|
|Description||This field records the type of Disability that a Student has, on the basis of the Student's own self-assessment|
|Applicable to||England Northern Ireland Scotland Wales|
|Coverage||All Disability entities|
This data must be updated throughout a Student's Engagement where applicable.
Since it is possible for a student to have more than one disability there may be more than one disability entity per Student in a provider's return. A provider can return as many disabilities as are known.
99 must be returned where the data is not known by the provider.
Advance HE suggested question:
Do you have an impairment, health condition or learning difference that has a substantial or long term impact on your ability to carry out day to day activities?
Advance HE also recommend including additional explanation for this question such as:
Under the Equality Act 2010, a person is considered to have a disability 'if they have a physical or mental impairment, and the impairment has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on his or her ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities'. 'Substantial' is defined by the Act as 'more than minor or trivial'. An impairment is considered to have a long term effect if:
Normal day-to-day activities are not defined in the Act, but in general they are things people do on a regular or daily basis, for example eating, washing, walking, reading, writing or having a conversation. Only serious visual impairments are covered by the Equality Act 2010. For example, a person whose eyesight can be corrected through the use of prescription lenses is not covered by the Act; neither is an inability to distinguish between red and green. The same logic does not apply to hearing aids. If someone needs to wear a hearing aid, then they are likely to be covered by the Act. However, both hearing and visual impairments have to have a substantial adverse effect on the ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities in order for a person to be covered by the Act.
|Quality Rules||Quality rules to follow|
|Reason required||To permit disability-based analysis; for monitoring levels and trends in participation by particular groups of people; to monitor take-up of Disabled Students' Allowance as Disabled Students' Allowance is now not means tested; to support the allocation for disability premium; to permit analysis based on type of disability|
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