Teacher reference number (TRN)
|Name||Teacher reference number|
|Part of||Engagement (Engagement)|
|Description||This field holds the reference number allocated to each student prior to course completion for the training of teachers.|
|Applicable to||England Wales|
|Coverage||All Engagements at providers in England where Course.TTCID= 01.
All Engagements at providers in Wales where Course.TTCID=01 and (QualificationAwardAccreditation.ACCREDITATIONID=20201-20212) and (the awarded Qualification.QUALCAT equals H0003 or I0001) and Engagement.INCOMINGEXCHANGE does not exist.
Optional for Engagements at providers in Wales where Course.TTCID=01 and (QualificationAwardAccreditation.ACCREDITATIONID=06602-06603 or 20201-20211) and (the awarded Qualification.QUALCAT= M0016, M0018, H0013 or I0005) and Engagement.INCOMINGEXCHANGE does not exist.
Must not be returned outside of the stated coverage.
This number will stay with the teacher throughout their career within the teaching profession.
The reference number required is the Teacher Reference Number (formerly known as a DfES number). The number is allocated by the Department for Education when details of a trainee are entered onto their system and the trainee's record created. The number allocated is a seven digit number.
Where the student is in coverage for this field but they do not have a TRN, such as non-UK students, 999999998 should be returned.
If the student has a TRN but it is not known by the provider, code 999999999 'not available' should be returned.
|Quality Rules||Quality rules to follow|
|Reason required||To link with teaching career information; used by the DfE, and EWC in Wales.|
Contact Liaison by email or on +44 (0)1242 388 531.