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Funding body (FUNDINGBODY)

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Key Value
Name Funding body
Part of Funding body (FundingBody)
Description This field collects the body that is responsible for allocating funding for a fundable StudentCourseSession.
Applicable to England Northern Ireland Scotland Wales
Coverage All FundingBody entities

This field records the relevant funding bodies for fundable StudentCourseSessions, rather than necessarily the bodies that funded the StudentCourseSession.

Fundable means eligible for funding based on the funding rules of the relevant body.

This field records the recognised UK education funders, such as the Funding Councils, the OfS or the DfE. However there may be cases where employer or other third-party funding is relevant.

This field must be coded at the individual StudentCourseSession level.

0028 Student's employer

This is only required for students at providers in Wales studying part-time, including writing up students who were previously part-time. For the purposes of this valid entry, if funding is provided by the employer, the student is considered fundable.

0020 Department for Education (DfE)

For gudiance on returning DfE programmes, please see Further guidance on returning DfE programmes

Quality Rules Quality rules to follow
Optional? No
Reason required To monitor funding arrangements, to determine which students are fundable.
Field Length 4
Revision History
Coding Manual Version Element Version Notes
1.2.0 1.1.0 Valid entries 0002, 0003, 0009, 0012, 0018, 0019 and 0022 and associated guidance removed. There is no requirement to collect Research Councils in this field, funding from Research Councils is recorded in Engagement.RCSTDNT. Link added to further guidance document for DfE students.
Valid Values
Code Label
0006 Departments of Health/NHS/Social Care not elsewhere specified
0008 DfE(NI)
0016 Office for Students
0017 HEFCW
0020 Department for Education (DfE)
0024 ESFA
0025 SFC
0028 Student's employer
0053 Education Workforce Council (EWC)
0054 Welsh Government
0055 Health Education and Improvement Wales (HEIW)
0056 Research England

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